Tentmakers

Summary

Tentmakers Youth Ministry ("Tentmakers") is a relational and skill training organization, developing church ministry staff, volunteers and students to be more effective in reaching young people. It has developed the resources to inspire, inform and build specific leadership skills in people based on transferable biblical principles. Tentmakers was founded in 1978 by Dick Amundson. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Contact information

Mailing address:
7600 Bass Lake Rd
Suite 104
New Hope, MN 55428-5428

Website: www.Tentm.org

Phone: (763) 535-6484

Email: info@tentm.org


Organization details

EIN: 411315524

CEO/President: Mr. Richard Amundson

Chairman: Mr. Todd Sauey

Board size: 10

Founder: Mr. Richard Amundson

Year founded: 1978

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Tentmakers Youth Ministry ("Tentmakers") is a relational and skill training organization, developing church ministry staff, volunteers and students to be more effective in reaching young people. It has developed the resources to inspire, inform and build specific leadership skills in people based on transferable biblical principles. Tentmakers was founded in 1978 by Dick Amundson.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Mission statement

Tentmakers Youth Ministry's Mission Statement is:

Tentmakers Training helps the Church lead young people to follow Jesus Christ.


Statement of faith

Tentmakers Youth Ministry's Statement of Faith is:

Tentmakers is Christ-centered. We confess the gospel of Jesus Christ as expressed in the Apostle's Creed. Because we live by means of the Gospel, we also desire to live in the manner of the Gospel and to dedicate ourselves to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. This is done with the hope that men and women will come to put their trust in God through Christ, confess Him as their Savior, and serve Him as their Lord - in the fellowship of the Church.


We understand that the Christ-centered life is:

Knowing and loving Christ,
Loving and serving others,
Knowing forgiveness and eternal salvation through faith in Christ,
Living out the 10 commandments,
Knowing the Bible and having a consistent devotional life,
Being in fellowship with the Church,
Fulfilling the Great Commission.

Transparency grade

D

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Leadership Training

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating588 of 59315 of 15
Fund acquisition rating460 of 59310 of 15
Resource allocation rating576 of 59315 of 15
Asset utilization rating583 of 59314 of 15

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%13%9%13%7%10%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%9%7%9%6%7%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
93%73%78%70%86%71%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%8%8%8%6%6%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
7%27%22%30%14%29%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%64%56%63%64%57%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%127%91%114%100%122%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
80%80%51%71%63%70%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%-27%9%-14%0%-22%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-51%13%-19%1%-33%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%29%36%29%31%37%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.040.670.470.520.700.73
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.7337.1314.7124.7039.1920.71
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.1824.856.8512.7527.2915.01
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.840.361.980.570.380.94
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.112.760.501.762.601.07
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.72-0.850.87-0.71-0.70-0.05
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
11%72%62%66%60%61%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%47%41%33%33%38%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
77%41%81%67%58%54%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$0$45,666$0$0$18,590
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$28,387$30,219$43,174$27,535$34,776
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$28,387$75,885$43,174$27,535$53,366
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,022,523$1,037,165$1,019,998$1,048,485$1,048,601
Other long-term assets$3,094$3,144$3,094$3,094$3,094
Total long-term assets$1,025,617$1,040,309$1,023,092$1,051,579$1,051,695
Total assets$1,054,004$1,116,194$1,066,266$1,079,114$1,105,061
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$77,941$36,166$63,278$66,269$52,096
Other current liabilities$508$2,072$12,682$5,265$4,800
Total current liabilities$78,449$38,238$75,960$71,534$56,896
Debt$499,818$455,194$352,400$355,369$421,483
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$184,028$203,201$271,132$216,415$194,313
Total long-term liabilities$683,846$658,395$623,532$571,784$615,796
Total liabilities$762,295$696,633$699,492$643,318$672,692
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$271,709$405,561$352,774$421,796$417,369
Temporarily restricted$0$14,000$14,000$14,000$15,000
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$291,709$419,561$366,774$435,796$432,369
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$406,693$447,509$339,384$647,117$469,995
Program service revenue$114,594$104,735$132,427$103,121$180,674
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$3$4$4($999)$154
Other revenue$36,261$20,159$9,760$5,710$7,155
Total other revenue$150,858$124,898$142,191$107,832$187,983
Total revenue$557,551$572,407$481,575$754,949$657,978
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$448,214$290,467$344,176$477,268$459,561
Management and general$204,238$188,116$161,158$230,233$295,294
Fundraising$52,951$41,037$45,263$44,021$46,398
Total expenses$705,403$519,620$550,597$751,522$801,253
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($147,852)$52,787($69,022)$3,427($143,275)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($147,852)$52,787($69,022)$3,427($143,275)

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History

Tentmakers was originally organized in 1979 to train youth leaders for the church. The "tentmakers" were the youth leaders who partially supported themselves with a part-time job, like Paul the Apostle supported himself by manufacturing tents. Now, we offer leadership training for the Church. We believe today that the true "tentmakers" are the members of the Body of Christ who give time and energy to minister to each other and to young people. After all, the responsibility for leading youth falls to the entire Church, not just paid youth leaders.


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