Good News Productions, International

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Good News Productions, International (GNPI) strives to establish and maintain a ministry which promotes the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the study of God's Word as written in the Bible through: (1) The production of Bible-based media specially designed for use in various cultures around the world; (2) Giving assistance in the use of visuals and equipment designed for home, village, and mass teaching situations; and (3) Any other related Christian work. To fulfill these purposes, GNPI cooperates with Christian workers around the world and employs such staff and institutes such internship programs which are considered necessary to facilitate the gathering of information from various cultures needed for the production and for dispersing the production throughout the world. GNPI is a dedicated arm of the church of Jesus Christ to fulfill His Great Commission. This is done by designing specific strategies for evangelism and leadership training efforts to fit each unique culture. Virtually all work is done in cooperation with missionaries and national Christians who understand the targeted people groups. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. For further information about the ministry, you are encouraged to contact GNPI directly or visit the Website at

Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 222
Joplin, MO 64802-0222


Phone: (417) 782-0060


Organization details

EIN: 431067086

CEO/President: Mr. Michael A. Schrage

Chairman: Nathan Forkner

Board size: 7

Founder: Ziden and Helen Nutt

Year founded: 1976

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1993


The purpose of GNPI is to accelerate global evangelism through media and technology. GNPI's vision is to "fill the earth with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea" (Habakkuk 2:14): GNPI will partner with the body of Christ to accelerate global evangelism.

The ministry's vision statement is: To fill the earth with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea: Good News Productions, International will partner with His Church to accelerate global evangelism. Habakkuk 2:14

Mission statement

GNPI equips the body of Christ with culturally relevant media and technology to accelerate global evangelism.

Statement of faith

Good News Productions, International uses the following to express its values:

In order to guarantee the perpetuity of the ideas and principles of GNPI, the qualifications of all members will be as follows: eEvery member will be a member of the church of Christ (Christian, non-denominational) and must believe without reservation in the full and final inspiration of the Bible so that it is to him the infallible Word of God, and therefore, the all-sufficient rule of faith and life; in the deity and supreme authority of Jesus Christ; in obedience to the Gospel; in the divine origin and character of the church; and in the restoration of its unity on a New Testament basis.

In order to avoid any misunderstanding or equivocation on the matter of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and in His Word, it is hereby required that all members will affirm their unqualified acceptance of the virgin birth, life, death, burial and resurrection of Christ; of the reality of final judgment; and of heaven and hell, all as taught in the Bible.

No sectarian test will be used to determine the qualifications of any member; but all will reaffirm their allegiance yearly to the foregoing belief, or resign at once. Further, to perpetuate sound doctrine and non-sectarian teaching, the Bible will be taught through all productions and media as the only foundation of belief; and all things will be conducted in harmony with the spirit and letter of the Word of God as revealed in the Bible.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating664 of 81737 of 48
Fund acquisition rating504 of 81731 of 48
Resource allocation rating490 of 81728 of 48
Asset utilization rating718 of 81741 of 48

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$13,789$6,415$21,478$32,651$29,577
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$239,361$293,256$545,896$308,893$319,499
Long-term investments$693,729$702,202$683,048$728,868$1,122,758
Fixed assets$482,725$491,656$524,111$575,679$618,814
Other long-term assets$190,915$38,988$31,019$26,785$0
Total long-term assets$1,367,369$1,232,846$1,238,178$1,331,332$1,741,572
Total assets$1,606,730$1,526,102$1,784,074$1,640,225$2,061,071
Payables and accrued expenses$147,572$23,059$15,518$37,512$20,971
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$1,500$2,000
Total current liabilities$147,572$23,059$15,518$39,012$22,971
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$3,538$5,747$8,160$10,137$17,774
Total long-term liabilities$25,538$27,747$30,160$32,137$39,774
Total liabilities$173,110$50,806$45,678$71,149$62,745
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$274,055$87,927$135,367$156,217$1,210,040
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,433,620$1,475,296$1,738,396$1,569,076$1,998,326
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Total contributions$1,932,646$1,917,396$2,375,813$1,838,341$2,022,210
Program service revenue$20,551$167$11,977$2,833$16,645
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$100,986($2,134)$53,522$40,117$5,289
Other revenue$73,607$80,129$97,584$78,358$66,020
Total other revenue$195,144$78,162$163,083$121,308$87,954
Total revenue$2,127,790$1,995,558$2,538,896$1,959,649$2,110,164
Program services$1,787,051$1,795,517$1,882,692$1,821,797$1,723,158
Management and general$258,982$294,124$244,789$239,810$224,233
Total expenses$2,169,466$2,258,658$2,369,576$2,388,900$2,155,586
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($41,676)($263,100)$169,320($429,251)($45,422)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($41,676)($263,100)$169,320($429,251)($45,422)


Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.

Response from ministry

The success of the global ministry of Good News Productions, Int'l is dependent on research and production carried out in the country where the work is carried out. Regional Centers have been built in eight locations around the world to accomplish this. Since they are intricately tied in to the local church in those countries, and since ownership is difficult to maintain from the USA, the financial reports do not count those as assets. Approximately three times as many donations have been invested in those strategic centers as have been invested in the USA Research and Production Center. Those global investments are therefore not reflected in the financial reports, and thus are not part of the asset base of the ministry. They are nevertheless part of the asset base of Good News Productions, Int'l and are key to what many contributors say is the ministry where they get more results for their donation than any place they know.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/3/2021. To update the information below, please email:


GNPI was born in 1965 in Zimbabwe through the vision and leadership of Ziden Nutt. The fledgling media ministry grew quickly and soon found its footing as a resource center for Christ-centered, culturally relevant media to accelerate global evangelism.

A significant network of partnerships developed with missionaries, nationals, and churches in the US to expand the scope and effectiveness of the ministry.

GNPI was on the forefront of the media and technology shift from filmstrips to video production to satellite broadcasting and on to Internet distribution today. The first regional center was established in 1989 in Damoh, India, which marked a focus on stewardship and fruitfulness as GNPI slowly shifted most of its production overseas in the late 80s and early 90s.

A period of rapid international growth and expansion followed with the establishment of nine regional centers in the late 90s and early 2000s.

An extended season of transition started in 2005 following the retirement of the ministry's founder, but in January of 2012, Mike Schrage accepted the position of executive director and continues to lead GNPI into the future.

Program accomplishments

Nine regional centers have been established in different locations around the world with more than 80 staff members who work diligently with nationals and missionaries to design strategies in multiple languages to spread the Gospel. Every year hundreds of productions and projects are completed in the regional centers that are distributed through individuals, satellite broadcasts, cable stations, Internet, presentations at schools, and various other means.

Eleven NOMaD teams have also been established and have started production. These small grassroots media production teams can operate quickly, work from almost anywhere, and function inexpensively and effectively in designing materials for evangelism.

Leadership training materials have been produced and used around the world to help strengthen and develop the church. Full length movies have been produced and shown in movie theaters. Music videos with popular artists have been used as testimonies in schools. Internet sites have been developed for people to download materials that have been produced. Global projects such as The Global Gospel have been developed as templates that can be easily adapted for any language. Solar Kits have been designed to take the Gospel into remote areas with no electricity.