Fellowship for the Performing Arts, Inc.

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. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Contact information

Mailing address:
1 High Street Court
Morristown, NJ 07960-7960

Website: www.listenersbible.com

Phone: (973) 984-3400

Email: info@listenersbible.com


Organization details

EIN: 521739276

CEO/President: Mr. Max McLean

Chairman: Mr. Ron Joelson

Board size: 6

Founder:

Year founded: 1991

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. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Mission statement

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


Statement of faith

Fellowship for the Performing Arts uses the following to communicate its values:

Nicene Creed
ECFA Statement of Faith

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating448 of 49451 of 53
Fund acquisition rating453 of 49450 of 53
Resource allocation rating436 of 49446 of 53
Asset utilization rating257 of 49424 of 53

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%25%23%21%22%34%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%15%14%13%12%13%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%60%61%61%53%40%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%17%14%14%16%13%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%40%39%39%47%60%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%69%73%71%78%83%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%87%104%94%73%103%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%60%76%67%57%86%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%13%-4%6%27%-3%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%15%-4%7%35%-6%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%14%13%15%6%4%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.190.961.110.970.911.63
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.521.021.061.371.991.39
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.310.981.171.331.812.28
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.1240.8719.0713.9321.785.19
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.020.050.070.050.19
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.4112.009.708.406.324.26
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%3%5%5%2%14%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
70%102%86%98%107%53%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$5,231,493$4,195,148$2,590,649$1,378,262$1,659,500
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$401,784$518,789$1,253,974$1,058,156$518,676
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$5,633,277$4,713,937$3,844,623$2,436,418$2,178,176
Long-term investments$0$104,427$1,040,376$1,986,891$407,654
Fixed assets$107,921$179,581$326,109$287,753$380,536
Other long-term assets$0$0$41,216$134,085$70,772
Total long-term assets$107,921$284,008$1,407,701$2,408,729$858,962
Total assets$5,741,198$4,997,945$5,252,324$4,845,147$3,037,138
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$137,830$247,144$276,084$111,866$419,609
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$137,830$247,144$276,084$111,866$419,609
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$14,153$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$14,153$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$151,983$247,144$276,084$111,866$419,609
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$5,431,077$4,536,049$4,150,548$3,968,430$2,907,095
Temporarily restricted$158,138$214,752$825,692$764,851$191,465
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$5,589,215$4,750,801$4,976,240$4,733,281$2,617,529
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$3,781,008$3,269,667$3,322,611$3,226,162$1,911,547
Program service revenue$2,481,718$2,056,642$2,015,723$2,618,317$2,670,980
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$37,023($5,812)$14,477$2,539$3,115
Other revenue$22,338$14,321$78,926$204,535$226,809
Total other revenue$2,541,079$2,065,151$2,109,126$2,825,391$2,900,904
Total revenue$6,322,087$5,334,818$5,431,737$6,051,553$4,812,451
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$3,791,035$4,030,892$3,612,615$3,459,954$4,118,520
Management and general$750,240$737,131$771,499$259,221$198,067
Fundraising$952,612$756,082$711,795$697,657$641,417
Total expenses$5,493,887$5,524,105$5,095,909$4,416,832$4,958,004
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$828,200($189,287)$335,828$1,634,721($145,553)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$828,200($189,287)$335,828$1,634,721($145,553)

Response from ministry

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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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