Reliant Mission (fka Great Commission Ministries, Inc.)

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Summary

We Mobilize Missionaries. Reliant is an evangelical Christian mission agency who is a trusted partner for hundreds of missional churches and Gospel-centered nonprofits and the generous financial partners who support their work.

For 25 years, Reliant Mission was Great Commission Ministries (GCM). Today our new identity represents our expanded mission as a partnering ministry-and it doesn't change our core commitment to "Go and make disciples of all nations."


Contact information

Mailing address:
Reliant Mission
11002 Lake Hart Dr Ste 100
Orlando, FL 32832-7106

Website: www.reliant.org

Phone: (407) 671-9700

Email: info@reliant.org


Organization details

EIN: 521707002

CEO/President: Mr. Thomas Mauriello

Chairman: James Winslow

Board size: 10

Founder:

Year founded: 1997

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1992


Purpose

Reliant Mission is a Christian evangelical worldwide church planting, church growth and leadership development ministry with the objective of helping the church fulfill the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20).


Mission statement

GCM partners with missional churches and Gospel-centered non-profits to mobilize support-based missionaries for the Great Commission.

We are a mission agency. We serve as a hub between local churches, missionaries, and the generous donors who support the work.


Statement of faith

Broadly, we affirm historic, orthodox Christianity as represented by the Apostles and Nicene Creeds.

Specifically, we are Evangelical and affirm the doctrinal statement of the World Evangelical Alliance:

...in the Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy; and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct...

One God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit...

Our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, and His Personal return in power and glory...

The Salvation of lost and sinful man through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit...

The Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ...

The Unity of the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ...

The Resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating499 of 81758 of 99
Fund acquisition rating594 of 81770 of 99
Resource allocation rating611 of 81777 of 99
Asset utilization rating182 of 81725 of 99

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%9%10%13%14%13%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%9%10%13%14%12%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%98%99%98%98%98%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%9%10%13%14%13%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%2%1%2%2%2%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%78%77%78%77%78%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%95%97%98%98%98%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
82%74%74%76%75%76%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%5%3%2%2%2%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
5%21%13%10%9%10%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%13%13%9%9%9%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.472.743.022.993.053.12
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.291.081.071.081.101.09
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.192.953.223.253.363.42
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
17.273.913.553.383.403.32
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.060.260.280.300.290.30
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.903.032.672.602.522.45
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%27%26%27%27%28%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
62%27%24%24%24%23%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$4,970,012$3,707,350$2,727,862$2,328,753$2,182,763
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$459,417$388,994$353,880$314,105$247,359
Short-term investments$6,630,133$5,369,777$5,078,437$4,573,506$4,273,696
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$12,059,562$9,466,121$8,160,179$7,216,364$6,703,818
Long-term investments$0$0$0$35,005$32,342
Fixed assets$476,610$639,661$693,392$642,675$549,670
Other long-term assets$443,066$0$0$50,534$52,571
Total long-term assets$919,676$639,661$693,392$728,214$634,583
Total assets$12,979,238$10,105,782$8,853,571$7,944,578$7,338,401
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$3,071,515$2,651,084$2,382,403$2,107,861$1,999,652
Other current liabilities$10,200$17,722$28,932$17,261$19,417
Total current liabilities$3,081,715$2,668,806$2,411,335$2,125,122$2,019,069
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$446,584$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$446,584$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$3,528,299$2,668,806$2,411,335$2,125,122$2,019,069
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$2,160,328$1,580,642$1,553,626$1,225,941$1,004,274
Temporarily restricted$7,290,611$5,856,334$4,871,383$4,576,288$4,297,831
Permanently restricted$0$0$17,227$17,227$17,227
Net assets$9,450,939$7,436,976$6,442,236$5,819,456$5,319,332
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$36,785,263$31,058,475$26,627,005$24,297,394$23,093,049
Program service revenue$373,783$413,771$355,313$330,393$308,071
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$389,841$11,310$105,849$90,850$55,115
Other revenue$23,431$18,482$20,100$14,427$17,901
Total other revenue$787,055$443,563$481,262$435,670$381,087
Total revenue$37,572,318$31,502,038$27,108,267$24,733,064$23,474,136
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$27,653,789$23,383,256$20,654,102$18,581,735$17,863,572
Management and general$4,535,270$3,957,489$2,270,987$2,179,030$2,174,013
Fundraising$3,369,296$3,166,553$3,560,398$3,472,175$2,893,252
Total expenses$35,558,355$30,507,298$26,485,487$24,232,940$22,930,837
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$2,013,963$994,740$622,780$500,124$543,299
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$2,013,963$994,740$622,780$500,124$543,299

Compensation

Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/30/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

1989 | Founded

GCM is founded as a mission agency for Great Commission Churches to focus on campus church planting. With help from Campus Crusade for Christ, GCM launches its first missionary training class for campus church planters.

2001 | Growth and Leadership

In addition to its role as a mission agency, GCM also functions as a church leadership office, becoming known as an up-and-coming campus church planting network in the U.S.

2006 | Refocusing

As the Great Commission movement matures, it spins off multiple independent church leadership groups with various callings. God leads GCM's board of directors to choose a clear focus: missionary mobilization. GCM begins a new chapter, offering experience in missionary services to missional churches and Gospel-centered nonprofits throughout the evangelical world. GCM is no longer a single-association agency.

2015 | Becoming Reliant

As GCM continues to serve a broader range of evangelical missionaries and organizations, the board of directors agrees on a new name to better fit who GCM serves. As a result, GCM becomes Reliant in 2015.

TODAY

Reliant continues to serve many new partner church networks, with Reliant serving as a hub between local churches, missionaries, and generous donors who support their work. Reliant also serves local churches by providing training and support for their residency and internship programs. Reliant serves around 500 missionaries and has seen steady growth in financial giving year after year.


Program accomplishments

Reliant has church and ministry partners in 97 US cities and 19 countries.


Needs

GCM has many on-going projects that are in need of funding. More information on these specific projects may be found on Reliant's website.