Christianity Today International

Summary

Christianity Today, Inc. ("CTI") strives to communicate the depth and transforming power of the gospel as it penetrates all spheres of life. Writers and editors seek to reach both the minds and the hearts of their readers with dynamic content that's thoroughly Christian and relevant to the challenges of the day. CTI was founded in 1956 by Billy Graham.

his organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

Mailing address:
465 Gundersen Dr.
Carol Stream, IL 60188-2415

Website: www.christianitytoday.com

Phone: (630) 260-6200

Email: ctiad@christianitytoday.com


Organization details

EIN: 520231554

CEO/President: Mr. Paul D. Robbins

Chairman: Mr. John A. Huffman Jr.

Board size: 17

Founder: Dr. Billy Graham

Year founded: 1956

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1983


Purpose

Christianity Today, Inc. ("CTI") strives to communicate the depth and transforming power of the gospel as it penetrates all spheres of life. Writers and editors seek to reach both the minds and the hearts of their readers with dynamic content that's thoroughly Christian and relevant to the challenges of the day. CTI was founded in 1956 by Billy Graham.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Mission statement

Christianity Today, Inc.'s Mission Statement is:

To communicate, primarily through outstanding periodicals, the depth and transforming power of the gospel as it penetrates all spheres of life.


Statement of faith

Christianity Today, Inc.'s Statement of Faith is:

A. The sixty-six canonical books of the Bible as originally written were inspired of God, hence free form error. They constitute the only infallible guide in faith and practice.

B. There is one God, the Creator and Preserver of all things, infinite in being and perfection. God exists eternally in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who are of one substance and equal in power and glory.

C. God created Adam and Eve in his own image. By disobedience, they fell from their sinless state through the temptation by Satan. This fall plunged humanity into a state of sin and spiritual death, and brought upon the entire race the sentence of eternal death. From this condition we can be saved only by the grace of God, through faith, on the basis of the work of Christ and by the agency of the Holy Spirit.

D. The eternally pre-existent Son became incarnate without human father, by being born of the Virgin Mary. Thus, in the Lord Jesus Christ, divine and human natures were united in one Person, both natures being whole, perfect, and distinct. To effect salvation, He lived a sinless life and died on the cross as the sinner's substitute, shedding His blood for the remission of sins. On the third day He rose from the dead in the body which had been laid in the tomb. He ascended to the right hand of the Father, where He performs the ministry of intercession. He shall come again, personally and visibly, to complete His saving work and to consummate the eternal plan of God.

E. The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Triune God. He applies to us the work of Christ. By justification and adoption we are given a right standing before God; by regeneration, sanctification, and glorification our nature is renewed.

F. When we have turned to God in penitent faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, we are accountable to God for living a life separated from sin and characterized by the fruit of the Spirit. It is our responsibility to contribute by word and deed to the universal spread of the Gospel.

G. At the end of the age, the bodies of the dead shall be raised. The righteous shall enter into full possession of eternal bliss in the presence of God, and the wicked shall be condemned to eternal death.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating264 of 43030 of 50
Fund acquisition rating306 of 43034 of 50
Resource allocation rating182 of 43023 of 50
Asset utilization rating258 of 43024 of 50

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%157%8%47%34%15%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%4%2%2%1%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%3%24%4%2%5%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%4%2%2%1%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%97%76%96%98%95%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%84%86%86%88%88%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%105%82%101%105%109%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%88%70%87%92%96%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-5%18%-1%-5%-9%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-8%45%-2%-10%-21%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%13%12%12%11%11%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.320.971.171.381.421.44
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.341.381.451.461.43
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.531.301.622.012.072.06
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.102.031.671.391.911.53
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.490.600.720.520.65
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.064.682.981.672.762.02
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%37%43%50%36%46%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
64%65%49%36%45%38%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$4,233,821$5,086,078$2,370,422$2,245,271$3,246,994
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$768,502$1,076,029$1,085,510$1,072,852$1,424,735
Short-term investments$2,420,969$169,020$2,117,414$2,199,244$1,331,186
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$7,423,292$6,331,127$5,573,346$5,517,367$6,002,915
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,096,139$1,042,767$1,134,177$1,144,370$1,193,852
Other long-term assets$1,391,191$1,391,525$1,391,858$1,392,191$1,392,524
Total long-term assets$2,487,330$2,434,292$2,526,035$2,536,561$2,586,376
Total assets$9,910,622$8,765,419$8,099,381$8,053,928$8,589,291
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$361,165$387,701$440,017$398,287$541,349
Other current liabilities$3,296,041$3,400,341$3,576,164$2,488,279$3,382,273
Total current liabilities$3,657,206$3,788,042$4,016,181$2,886,566$3,923,622
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$3,657,206$3,788,042$4,016,181$2,886,566$3,923,622
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$4,303,295$3,533,196$3,756,562$4,004,929$4,271,629
Temporarily restricted$1,950,121$2,965,361$326,638$162,433$394,040
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$6,253,416$4,977,377$4,083,200$5,167,362$4,665,669
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$234,520$3,020,494$494,457$247,102$587,657
Program service revenue$8,661,901$9,171,195$10,189,735$10,151,653$10,186,515
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$44,715$17,284$26,676$37,988$50,807
Other revenue$244,262$269,611$404,175$490,022$538,035
Total other revenue$8,950,878$9,458,090$10,620,586$10,679,663$10,775,357
Total revenue$9,185,398$12,478,584$11,115,043$10,926,765$11,363,014
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$8,070,414$8,760,829$9,640,852$10,104,727$10,861,044
Management and general$1,223,121$1,217,651$1,318,376$1,241,943$1,390,774
Fundraising$367,768$254,258$230,238$84,151$90,844
Total expenses$9,661,303$10,232,738$11,189,466$11,430,821$12,342,662
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)($475,905)$2,245,846($74,423)($504,056)($979,648)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($475,905)$2,245,846($74,423)($504,056)($979,648)

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History

When Billy Graham introduced CHRISTIANITY TODAY magazine in 1956, he launched a nonprofit organization that now touches the lives of millions of readers. A ministry that began with a desire to provide pastors with a strong, vigorous voice of evangelical leadership has expanded to meet the needs of both professional Christian leaders and laity -- adults, youth, and families. Today more than two and a half million men, women, and teenagers turn to CTI's ten outstanding periodicals and related books, tapes, and curricula to gain wise counsel, compassionate encouragement, and scriptural perspectives for the challenges they face.


Program accomplishments

CTI began with a desire to provide pastors with a strong, vigorous voice of evangelical leadership and has now expanded to meet the needs of both professional Christian leaders and laity - adults, youth, and families. Today more than two and a half million men, women, and teenagers turn to CTI's ten outstanding periodicals and related books, tapes, and curricula to gain wise counsel, compassionate encouragement, and scriptural perspectives for the changes they face.


Needs

Christianity Today, Inc. expresses its needs for the ministry is:

Volunteers Needed: General chat hosts for greeting members and helping maintain Discussion Standards are needed for the ChristianityToday.com chat rooms.