Tentmakers

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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:
P.O. Box 84
Chanhassen, MN 55317-0084

Website: www.Tentm.org

Phone: (763) 535-6484

Email: info@tentm.org


Organization details

EIN: 411315524

CEO/President: Mr. Richard Amundson

Chairman: Mr. John Dewey

Board size: 8

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 rating837 of 91318 of 20
Fund acquisition rating349 of 9158 of 20
Resource allocation rating898 of 91519 of 20
Asset utilization rating909 of 91320 of 20

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
11%8%13%9%13%7%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
7%7%9%7%9%6%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
83%87%73%78%70%86%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%6%8%8%8%6%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
17%13%27%22%30%14%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%57%64%56%63%64%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%104%127%91%114%100%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
79%59%80%51%71%63%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%-4%-27%9%-14%0%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%-13%-54%13%-19%1%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%37%29%36%29%31%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.750.800.680.470.520.70
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.1926.2536.4314.7124.7039.19
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.4420.9024.856.8512.7527.29
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.280.560.361.980.570.38
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.121.792.760.501.762.60
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.30-0.45-0.850.87-0.71-0.70
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
16%76%74%62%66%60%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%56%48%41%33%33%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
41%30%39%81%67%58%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$35,364$0$45,666$0$0
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,256$28,387$30,219$43,174$27,535
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$38,620$28,387$75,885$43,174$27,535
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$964,079$1,002,523$1,037,165$1,019,998$1,048,485
Other long-term assets$11,153$3,094$3,144$3,094$3,094
Total long-term assets$975,232$1,005,617$1,040,309$1,023,092$1,051,579
Total assets$1,013,852$1,034,004$1,116,194$1,066,266$1,079,114
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$68,495$77,941$36,166$63,278$66,269
Other current liabilities$632$508$2,072$12,682$5,265
Total current liabilities$69,127$78,449$38,238$75,960$71,534
Debt$565,179$499,818$455,194$352,400$355,369
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$139,301$184,028$203,201$271,132$216,415
Total long-term liabilities$704,480$683,846$658,395$623,532$571,784
Total liabilities$773,607$762,295$696,633$699,492$643,318
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$240,245$271,709$405,561$352,774$421,796
With donor restrictions$0$0$14,000$14,000$14,000
Net assets$240,245$271,709$419,561$366,774$435,796
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$674,548$406,693$447,509$339,384$647,117
Program service revenue$71,632$114,594$104,735$132,427$103,121
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$29$3$4$4($999)
Other revenue$29,427$36,261$20,159$9,760$5,710
Total other revenue$101,088$150,858$124,898$142,191$107,832
Total revenue$775,636$557,551$572,407$481,575$754,949
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$459,848$448,214$290,467$344,176$477,268
Management and general$295,468$204,238$188,116$161,158$230,233
Fundraising$51,784$52,951$41,037$45,263$44,021
Total expenses$807,100$705,403$519,620$550,597$751,522
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($31,464)($147,852)$52,787($69,022)$3,427
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($31,464)($147,852)$52,787($69,022)$3,427

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Richard AmundsonPresident$35,000

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/8/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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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