Ambassadors For Christ, Inc.

Summary

Ambassadors For Christ, Inc. (AFC) is an outreach ministry to Chinese students and professionals for Christ. AFC includes literature distribution, book publication, discipleship training, conferences, a collegiate faculty network, and the triennial Chinese Mission Convention. Through these ministries AFC uses every available resource to mobilize Chinese believers to be a vital force for God's kingdom.


Contact information

Mailing address:
21 Ambassador Drive
Paradise, PA 17562-7562

Website: www.afcinc.org

Phone: (888) 999-7959

Email: afc@afcinc.org


Organization details

EIN: 520798499

CEO/President: Rev. David Chow

Chairman: Mr. Charles Lee

Board size: 10

Founder: Rev. Moses Chow and Rev. Ted and Mrs. Choy

Year founded: 1963

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1986


Purpose

Ambassadors For Christ, Inc. ("AFC") performs a wide variety of Christian services for both United States and foreign citizens. These services include, but are not limited to, campus ministry, family ministry, Christian literature, education and missionary counseling for people of oriental descent throughout the world.

AFC's primary focus is Campus Ministry. AFC strives to mobilize Christians to evangelize and disciple Chinese students for effective service for Christ. AFC's vision is to evangelize and disciple Chinese university students. They have regional staff at local university campuses involved in personal evangelism and discipleship, through Bible study groups, conferences, and seminars. AFC's dream is for every Chinese student on U.S. Campuses to have an opportunity to hear the gospel.

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

AFC expresses its mission statement as follows:

AFC is called by God, in cooperation with local churches, to evangelize and disciple Chinese students and professionals in the United States, to motivate them to impact the culture for the Lord, and to mobilize and channel them into the service of Christ as a vital force for God's Kingdom.


Statement of faith

Ambassadors for Christ, Inc uses the following to express its Statement of Faith:

1. We believe that God is a person who has revealed Himself as a Trinity in unity; Father, son, and Holy Spirit; three Persons and yet but one God, eternally existent.

2. We believe in the divine inspiration and entire trustworthiness of the Bible, as originally given, and in its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, sinless life, vicarious and atoning death, bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

4. We believe in the universal sinfulness and lost condition of all men, and in their need of redemption through regeneration by the grace of God through faith in Christ alone.

5. We believe in the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the work of regeneration and in His present ministry by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

6. We believe in the one holy universal Church which is the Body of Christ and to which all true believers belong and in its mission to witness concerning its Head, Jesus Christ, preaching the gospel to all nations.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating303 of 43020 of 24
Fund acquisition rating163 of 4307 of 24
Resource allocation rating242 of 43012 of 24
Asset utilization rating410 of 43023 of 24

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%5%4%4%8%8%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%3%3%3%4%4%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%59%64%68%51%54%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%3%3%3%5%5%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%41%36%32%49%46%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%81%79%79%73%76%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%100%86%81%82%92%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%81%68%64%60%70%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%0%14%19%18%8%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%0%8%12%11%5%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%16%18%18%22%20%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.320.520.440.500.470.51
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.538.718.184.145.307.84
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.534.513.592.062.514.00
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.092.823.995.174.373.50
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.360.250.190.230.29
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.071.722.504.703.692.14
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%4%8%5%7%14%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%5%0%3%10%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%185%209%191%196%169%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$530,889$196,282$963,682$632,960$355,746
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$627,424$1,088,556$1,301,443$955,778$671,043
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,158,313$1,284,838$2,265,125$1,588,738$1,026,789
Long-term investments$2,416,425$2,500,055$2,272,829$2,338,769$2,409,907
Fixed assets$6,508,536$6,722,298$4,830,983$4,485,845$4,618,019
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$8,924,961$9,222,353$7,103,812$6,824,614$7,027,926
Total assets$10,083,274$10,507,191$9,368,937$8,413,352$8,054,715
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$250,846$269,217$422,179$351,904$251,357
Other current liabilities$160,502$53,065$15,771$12,040$42,040
Total current liabilities$411,348$322,282$437,950$363,944$293,397
Debt$0$525,579$36,259$234,183$842,223
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$525,579$36,259$234,183$842,223
Total liabilities$411,348$847,861$474,209$598,127$1,135,620
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$8,133,090$8,378,267$5,724,563$5,945,015$6,298,178
Temporarily restricted$1,538,836$1,281,063$3,042,565$1,742,610$493,317
Permanently restricted$0$0$127,600$127,600$127,600
Net assets$9,671,926$9,659,330$8,894,728$7,815,225$6,919,095
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$3,095,222$3,441,615$3,891,504$2,495,359$2,416,192
Program service revenue$1,887,662$1,653,848$1,673,417$1,605,090$1,673,331
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$165,876$203,255$62,143$106,178$302,382
Other revenue$87,319$81,161$116,301$677,518$67,941
Total other revenue$2,140,857$1,938,264$1,851,861$2,388,786$2,043,654
Total revenue$5,236,079$5,379,879$5,743,365$4,884,145$4,459,846
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$4,235,366$3,637,221$3,687,631$2,913,352$3,104,592
Management and general$840,685$840,217$830,112$865,834$809,756
Fundraising$147,433$137,839$146,119$208,829$190,902
Total expenses$5,223,484$4,615,277$4,663,862$3,988,015$4,105,250
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$12,595$764,602$1,079,503$896,130$354,596
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$12,595$764,602$1,079,503$896,130$354,596

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History


Program accomplishments

AFC conducts the following ministries:

Missions Ministry:
To mobilize Chinese Christian students and professional in North America to be a vital force for God's Kingdom through triennial mission conferences, mission commitment follow-up, and short-term mission projects.

Family Ministry:
To enable Chinese Christian students and other families to build their family life upon Biblical foundations.

Singles Ministry:
To help Chinese Christian singles to maximize their single lives and to learn dating and marriage concepts in preparation for potential marriage.

Ambassadors Magazine:
Nearly 30,000 copies of this bi-monthly Chinese magazine are sent worldwide to disciple Christians.

Bookstore Ministry:
The AFC Bookstore delivers quality Chinese books throughout the United States to your doorstep.

Mainland Chines Literature:
The most comprehensive source of simplified script literature in the United States for Mainland Chinese.


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