Christianity Today International

Summary

Since 1956, Christianity Today has been a trusted beacon spotlighting the way in which Christians can live gospel lives for the strengthening of church and society. Christianity Today consistently demonstrates through all its media how the true, good, and beautiful gospel can not only transform lives but bring hope and flourishing to individuals, cultures, and communities. This movement now directly reaches over 4.5 million Christian leaders every month. Christianity Today advocates for the church, shapes the evangelical conversation, brings important issues to the forefront, and provides practical solutions for church leaders.


Contact information

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

Website: www.christianitytoday.org/

Phone: (630) 260-6200

Email: ctiad@christianitytoday.com


Organization details

EIN: 520231554

CEO/President: Dr. Timothy Dalrymple

Chairman: Eugene Habecker

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

OUR VISION: The church grown up into the fullness of Christ. In a world in desperate need of truth, goodness, and beauty, Christianity Today strengthens the church by richly communicating the breadth of the true, good, and beautiful gospel.


Mission statement

OUR MISSION: Equipping Christians to renew their minds, serve the church, and create culture to the glory of God.


Statement of faith

The sixty-six canonical books of the Bible as originally written were inspired of God, hence free from error. They constitute the only infallible guide in faith and practice. There is one God, the Creator and Preserver of all things, infinite in being and perfection. He exists eternally in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who are of one substance and equal in power and glory. 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. 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. The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Triune God. He applies to man 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. 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. 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.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating406 of 59333 of 52
Fund acquisition rating441 of 59332 of 52
Resource allocation rating339 of 59329 of 52
Asset utilization rating303 of 59325 of 52

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%38%157%8%47%34%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%5%4%2%2%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
93%14%3%24%4%2%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%5%4%2%2%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
7%86%97%76%96%98%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%81%84%86%86%88%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%99%105%82%101%105%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
80%80%88%70%87%92%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%1%-5%18%-1%-5%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%1%-8%45%-2%-10%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%14%13%12%12%11%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.040.980.971.171.381.42
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.731.321.341.381.451.46
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.181.291.301.622.012.07
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.841.932.031.671.391.91
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.520.490.600.720.52
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.724.474.682.981.672.76
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
11%39%37%43%50%36%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
77%62%65%49%36%45%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$3,893,384$4,233,821$5,086,078$2,370,422$2,245,271
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,541,664$768,502$1,076,029$1,085,510$1,072,852
Short-term investments$2,339,964$2,420,969$169,020$2,117,414$2,199,244
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$7,775,012$7,423,292$6,331,127$5,573,346$5,517,367
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,118,103$1,096,139$1,042,767$1,134,177$1,144,370
Other long-term assets$1,390,857$1,391,191$1,391,525$1,391,858$1,392,191
Total long-term assets$2,508,960$2,487,330$2,434,292$2,526,035$2,536,561
Total assets$10,283,972$9,910,622$8,765,419$8,099,381$8,053,928
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$400,007$361,165$387,701$440,017$398,287
Other current liabilities$3,635,220$3,296,041$3,400,341$3,576,164$2,488,279
Total current liabilities$4,035,227$3,657,206$3,788,042$4,016,181$2,886,566
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$4,035,227$3,657,206$3,788,042$4,016,181$2,886,566
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$4,309,969$4,303,295$3,533,196$3,756,562$4,004,929
Temporarily restricted$1,938,776$1,950,121$2,965,361$326,638$162,433
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$6,248,745$6,253,416$4,977,377$4,083,200$5,167,362
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$1,454,480$234,520$3,020,494$494,457$247,102
Program service revenue$8,378,991$8,661,901$9,171,195$10,189,735$10,151,653
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$61,092$44,715$17,284$26,676$37,988
Other revenue$222,668$244,262$269,611$404,175$490,022
Total other revenue$8,662,751$8,950,878$9,458,090$10,620,586$10,679,663
Total revenue$10,117,231$9,185,398$12,478,584$11,115,043$10,926,765
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$8,105,591$8,070,414$8,760,829$9,640,852$10,104,727
Management and general$1,388,184$1,223,121$1,217,651$1,318,376$1,241,943
Fundraising$549,361$367,768$254,258$230,238$84,151
Total expenses$10,043,136$9,661,303$10,232,738$11,189,466$11,430,821
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$74,095($475,905)$2,245,846($74,423)($504,056)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$74,095($475,905)$2,245,846($74,423)($504,056)

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History

It started with a vision. And that visionary was Billy Graham. Over sixty years ago, the beloved evangelist felt the urgent need for balanced reporting, biblical commentary, and a loving posture on the social cultural, and theological trends, issues and opportunities facing Christians. From that need came a unique vision that has helped shape the minds and hearts of tens of millions of Christian leaders ever since. That vision was Christianity Today magazine. Now Christianity Today is regarded worldwide as the leading evangelical publication for news and opinion. Trusted for its thoughtful and civil presentation of ideas and analysis, CT now reaches over five million Christian leaders monthly through its printed pages, ChristianityToday.com, and a wide array of other print and digital resources that further engage, encourage, and equip the church worldwide. Graham's vision carries on and is needed now more than ever through the nonprofit, global media ministry's cause of Beautiful Orthodoxy-a commitment to gospel truth communicated with both conviction and love.


Program accomplishments

Christianity Today is more than a magazine. As a nonprofit global media ministry, Christianity Today engages over 4.5 million Christian leaders every month, encouraging and equipping them to advocate for the church and shape the evangelical conversation.


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