Fellowship for the Performing Arts, Inc.

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Summary

Fellowship for the Performing Arts, Inc. ("FPA") is a ministry whose mission is to penetrate the culture through the performing arts with the Word of God and to present the Bible and the biblical worldview in the marketplace of ideas by: informing the mind, inspiring the heart, and drawing people to God as creator and redeemer. Each year FPA works with theater companies, college fine arts series, performing arts venues, churches, radio and television stations to present compelling theatrical productions from the Bible. FPA also produces inspiring audio and video recordings of its theatrical presentations as well as a daily radio program of dramatic Scripture readings that can be heard on over 500 radio facilities on six continents.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Fellowship for the Performing Arts, Inc.
630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 1409
New York, NY 10036

Website: www.listenersbible.com

Phone: (212) 582-2920

Email: info@fpatheatre.com


Organization details

EIN: 521739276

CEO/President: Mr. Max McLean

Chairman: Hardie Morgan

Board size: 8

Founder: Max McLean

Year founded: 1992

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 03/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1996


Purpose

Fellowship for the Performing Arts, Inc. ("FPA") is a ministry whose mission is to penetrate the culture through the performing arts with the Word of God and to present the Bible and the biblical worldview in the marketplace of ideas by: informing the mind, inspiring the heart, and drawing people to God as creator and redeemer. FPA sponsors non-commercial historical and inspirational theatre productions at colleges, universities, theaters, houses of worship, prisons and conferences.

FPA presents performances of various books of the Old and New Testament. In addition to live performances, FPA produces a nationally syndicated, daily radio program and audio and video recordings of its theatrical presentations that can be heard throughout the world.


Mission statement

FPA exists to glorify God by presenting the Bible through the performing arts in the marketplace of ideas.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating838 of 94063 of 70
Fund acquisition rating917 of 94266 of 70
Resource allocation rating735 of 94253 of 70
Asset utilization rating483 of 94038 of 70

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%25%27%25%23%21%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%15%16%15%14%13%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
85%61%59%60%61%61%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%19%18%17%14%14%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
15%39%41%40%39%39%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
80%72%70%69%73%71%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
96%81%91%87%104%94%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
75%58%64%60%76%67%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
4%19%9%13%-4%6%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
4%23%11%15%-4%7%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%9%12%14%13%15%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.040.941.040.961.110.97
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.331.071.011.021.061.37
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.571.011.060.981.171.33
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
11.5822.6122.4640.8719.0713.93
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.040.040.020.050.07
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.9311.4110.8412.009.708.40
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%5%5%3%5%5%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
79%101%91%102%86%98%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$7,357,677$5,677,297$5,231,493$4,195,148$2,590,649
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$617,300$816,725$401,784$518,789$1,253,974
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$7,974,977$6,494,022$5,633,277$4,713,937$3,844,623
Long-term investments$0$0$0$104,427$1,040,376
Fixed assets$536,689$88,469$107,921$179,581$326,109
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$41,216
Total long-term assets$536,689$88,469$107,921$284,008$1,407,701
Total assets$8,511,666$6,582,491$5,741,198$4,997,945$5,252,324
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$352,777$289,186$137,830$247,144$276,084
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$352,777$289,186$137,830$247,144$276,084
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$40,980$35,300$14,153$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$40,980$35,300$14,153$0$0
Total liabilities$393,757$324,486$151,983$247,144$276,084
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$8,117,909$6,104,700$5,431,077$4,536,049$4,150,548
With donor restrictions$0$153,305$158,138$214,752$825,692
Net assets$8,117,909$6,258,005$5,589,215$4,750,801$4,976,240
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$6,062,205$4,441,532$3,781,008$3,269,667$3,322,611
Program service revenue$3,705,040$2,953,186$2,481,718$2,056,642$2,015,723
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$88,647$82,294$37,023($5,812)$14,477
Other revenue$21,536$60,796$22,338$14,321$78,926
Total other revenue$3,815,223$3,096,276$2,541,079$2,065,151$2,109,126
Total revenue$9,877,428$7,537,808$6,322,087$5,334,818$5,431,737
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$5,749,196$4,813,607$3,791,035$4,030,892$3,612,615
Management and general$750,407$845,511$750,240$737,131$771,499
Fundraising$1,517,374$1,208,155$952,612$756,082$711,795
Total expenses$8,016,977$6,867,273$5,493,887$5,524,105$5,095,909
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$1,860,451$670,535$828,200($189,287)$335,828
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,860,451$670,535$828,200($189,287)$335,828

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Max McLeanPresident$250,443

Compensation data as of: 3/31/2020


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 10/20/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Fellowship for the Performing Arts ("FPA") came from Max McLean's vision to use the skills and techniques developed in the theatre to communicate the Bible. Max McLean spent years studying, memorizing, and meditating on the Scriptures in order to share its power.

In 1991 FPA was incorporated in Morristown, NJ and in 1992 received its tax exempt status. In 1996 FPA was accepted as a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and continues to operate in accordance with the criteria of ECFA membership.


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