Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram

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Summary

Established in 1995 as the radio ministry of pastor and author Chip Ingram, God has since grown it into an international discipleship ministry. Living on the Edge provides Biblical teaching and discipleship resources that challenge and equip spiritually hungry Christians all over the world to become mature disciples of Jesus.

Chip Ingram's passion is helping Christians really live like Christians. As a pastor, author, and teacher for more than three decades, Chip has helped believers around the world move from spiritual spectators to healthy, authentic disciples of Jesus by living out God's truth in their lives and relationships in transformational ways.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Living on the Edge
PO Box 3007
Suwanee, GA 30024

Website: livingontheedge.org

Phone: 888-333-6003

Email: info@lote.org


Organization details

EIN: 460484695

CEO/President: Chip Ingram / Andrew Accardy

Chairman: Gearl Spicer

Board size: 9

Founder: Chip Ingram

Year founded: 2003

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2009


Purpose

The ultimate vision of Living on the Edge is to be a catalytic movement of Christians living out their faith in ways that transform families, churches, and communities for the common good and the glory of God.


Mission statement

Living on the Edge exists to help Christians live like Christians.


Statement of faith

What We Believe

1. About the Bible

We believe the Holy Scriptures to be plenary-verbally inspired, the very Word of God, authoritative, infallible, and inerrant in the original writings (autographs). The Bible, being fully inspired by God in its entirety, is His perfect Word and is the authority for all faith and life. II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21, Matthew 5:18, John 16:12-13.

2. About God

We believe there is one God who is personal, infinite, perfect; and He exists eternally as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Deuteronomy 6:4, II Corinthians 13:14, Matthew 28:19-20.

3. About the Person and Work of Jesus Christ

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man. We believe that He accomplished our redemption through His sinless life, and death on the cross as a voluntary, substitutionary sacrifice. We believe that our redemption is made sure by His literal, bodily resurrection from the dead. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is now in heaven exalted at the right hand of God, where as the High Priest for His people, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate. John 1: 1-2; Luke 1:35; Romans 3:24-25; Romans 4:25; I Peter 1:3-5; Hebrews 7:25, Hebrews 9:24; Romans 8:34; I John 2:1-2.

4. About the Person of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person, and works in convicting men of sin, righteousness, and judgment, indwells all believers of this present age. In the life of the believer, He is involved in the New Birth, the sealing of salvation, and in developing holiness. Romans 8:4; I Corinthians 12; Ephesians 4-5; Colossians 3:16; John 16:8; Ephesians 1:13-14.

5. About Man

We believe that mankind, male and female, was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adams rebellion the human race fell, inherited a sinful nature, became alienated from God, and can be restored to God's favor only through the work of Jesus Christ and the ministry of the Holy Spirit. We believe in a literal Adam and Eve. Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 3; Romans 3:22-23, Romans 5:12; Matthew 19.

6. About Salvation

We believe that salvation comes to man only by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, apart from any human merit. Salvation is a free gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ whose precious blood was shed for the forgiveness of our sins. Every believer's salvation is secure, being kept by the power of God. However, a believer by disobedience can mar his fellowship with God, lose his joy, testimony and incur the Father's loving discipline. While we do not believe in good works are meritorious in obtaining salvation, we do believe that good works are an evidence of salvation. John 3:18; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; Ephesians 1:13-14; Ephesians 2:10; Romans 8:38-39; John 10:27-30; I Corinthians 1:4-8; I John 1; Hebrews 12:9-11.

7. About Satan

We believe in the personality of Satan, who is the open and declared enemy of God and God's people, the destroyer of human lives and whose destiny is eternal punishment. Job 1:6-7; John 10:10; Ephesians 6:10-20; Revelation 21:10.

8. About the Church

We believe that Jesus Christ is the head of the church, and that everyone who has personally placed their faith in Christ's work on the cross for their salvation is a part of His universal Church; the body of Christ. Acts 2; I Corinthians 12; I Timothy 3:15; Ephesians 2:21; Colossians 1:24; Ephesians 5:25.

9. About the Ordinances

We believe the Lord Jesus left for the obedience of His people two ordinances, memorial of character, which are to be observed during this present age: Baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper are commanded by Christ. Water baptism is an outward sign of what the Holy Spirit has performed in the heart of the believer. The Lord's Supper is observed by the believer at Christ's request until His return as a memorial of His sacrifice in securing our redemption. Matthew 28:19; Acts 8:26-38, Acts 10:47-48; Matthew 26:26-29; I Corinthians 11:27-31.

10. About Prayer

We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism. Matthew 9:35-38, 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8, Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15.

11. About Evangelism

We believe that the ministry of evangelism (sharing and proclaiming the message of salvation only possible by grace through faith in Jesus Christ) and discipleship (helping followers of Christ grow up into maturity in Christ) is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, Romans 10:9 -15, 1 Peter 3:15.

12. About the Second Coming of Jesus Christ

We believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ. We believe Jesus will fulfill all the promises of Messiah and as rightful King of Kings and Lord of lords will judge the world in righteousness prior to ushering in the culmination of all things and making all things new; the new heaven and a new earth. I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Corinthians 15:51-53; Revelation 20:6; Zechariah 14:4-11.

13. About the Eternal State

All people will experience the resurrection, believers to the state of eternal life and unbelievers to the state of eternal punishment. Luke 16:19-26; Luke 23:43; II Corinthians 5-8; Philippians 1:23; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Judges 6-7; Revelation 20:11-15.

14. About Sexuality and Marriage

We believe God's plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9.

15. About Human Life

We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellow men. Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Radio/ TV Stations

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating532 of 91321 of 30
Fund acquisition rating780 of 91526 of 30
Resource allocation rating558 of 91520 of 30
Asset utilization rating159 of 9138 of 30

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%12%13%14%13%16%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%12%13%13%12%14%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
91%97%94%94%94%88%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%13%12%15%14%17%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
9%3%6%6%6%12%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%78%79%78%75%72%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
92%95%108%90%87%85%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
73%74%85%70%65%61%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
8%5%-8%10%13%15%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
8%9%-15%14%17%26%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
14%10%9%7%11%12%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.501.641.761.221.071.34
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
2.031.101.121.131.151.29
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.441.801.971.381.231.73
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
13.7312.7810.5910.808.687.63
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.060.080.090.090.120.13
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
7.906.145.517.918.666.02
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
4%7%8%8%10%10%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
163%57%52%75%84%67%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$2,689,370$2,521,826$2,898,199$2,243,978$2,341,670
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$452,052$243,393$453,531$461,077$238,452
Short-term investments$1,619,178$1,484,365$1,526,230$1,508,619$536,324
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,760,600$4,249,584$4,877,960$4,213,674$3,116,446
Long-term investments$33,361$84,427$188,123$299,031$526,796
Fixed assets$419,576$403,347$422,019$311,926$348,585
Other long-term assets$20,099$12,541$22,429$13,815$24,740
Total long-term assets$473,036$500,315$632,571$624,772$900,121
Total assets$5,233,636$4,749,899$5,510,531$4,838,446$4,016,567
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$372,432$401,372$451,715$485,315$408,641
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$372,432$401,372$451,715$485,315$408,641
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$372,432$401,372$451,715$485,315$408,641
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$4,728,615$4,348,527$4,804,287$4,214,895$3,400,177
With donor restrictions$132,589$0$254,529$138,236$207,749
Net assets$4,861,204$4,348,527$5,058,816$4,353,131$3,607,926
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$8,749,279$7,300,748$6,987,357$5,568,277$5,531,587
Program service revenue$65,000$0$0$0$22,237
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$77,256$21,587$47,372$22,813($19,824)
Other revenue$127,178$417,083$383,024$320,667$780,013
Total other revenue$269,434$438,670$430,396$343,480$782,426
Total revenue$9,018,713$7,739,418$7,417,753$5,911,757$6,314,013
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$6,657,000$6,610,998$5,224,429$3,869,832$3,861,937
Management and general$847,255$791,206$498,551$584,616$622,380
Fundraising$1,075,898$974,542$988,786$709,303$908,981
Total expenses$8,580,153$8,376,746$6,711,766$5,163,751$5,393,298
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$438,560($637,328)$705,987$748,006$920,715
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$438,560($637,328)$705,987$748,006$920,715

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Chip IngramCEO$310,612
Andrew AccardyPresident & COO$243,066
Jerry McCauleyEVP Product Development$193,310
Marcy Schorch Part YearEVP Relationship Developme$161,801
Kathryn AllenPresident of Primemovers$151,894
Steven JusticeMajor Donor Representative$134,245

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/29/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Chip is the author of 15 books, including The Real God, Culture Shock and The Real Heaven. Like his preaching, Chip's books provide relevant help for real life issues, meeting readers where they are and inspiring them to take the next step toward where God is calling them to be.

For over thirty-five years, Chip has pastored churches ranging from 60 to 6,000 and served as president of Walk Thru the Bible. Chip holds an M.S. degree from West Virginia University and a Th.M. degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.


Program accomplishments

Chip's direct, practical teaching style helps everyday believers apply God's truth to relevant issues, relationships and challenges. Reaching more than a million people a week, his teaching can be heard online and through hundreds of radio and television outlets worldwide.


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