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 rating607 of 66054 of 56
Fund acquisition rating652 of 66254 of 56
Resource allocation rating537 of 66247 of 56
Asset utilization rating386 of 66024 of 56

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%27%25%23%21%22%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%16%15%14%13%12%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
82%59%60%61%61%53%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%18%17%14%14%16%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
18%41%40%39%39%47%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
78%70%69%73%71%78%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%91%87%104%94%73%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
75%64%60%76%67%57%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%9%13%-4%6%27%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
5%11%15%-4%7%35%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%12%14%13%15%6%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.041.040.961.110.970.91
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.371.011.021.061.371.99
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.111.060.981.171.331.81
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
11.4922.4640.8719.0713.9321.78
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.040.020.050.070.05
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.1110.8412.009.708.406.32
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%5%3%5%5%2%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
75%91%102%86%98%107%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$5,677,297$5,231,493$4,195,148$2,590,649$1,378,262
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$816,725$401,784$518,789$1,253,974$1,058,156
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$6,494,022$5,633,277$4,713,937$3,844,623$2,436,418
Long-term investments$0$0$104,427$1,040,376$1,986,891
Fixed assets$88,469$107,921$179,581$326,109$287,753
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$41,216$134,085
Total long-term assets$88,469$107,921$284,008$1,407,701$2,408,729
Total assets$6,582,491$5,741,198$4,997,945$5,252,324$4,845,147
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$289,186$137,830$247,144$276,084$111,866
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$289,186$137,830$247,144$276,084$111,866
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$35,300$14,153$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$35,300$14,153$0$0$0
Total liabilities$324,486$151,983$247,144$276,084$111,866
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$6,104,700$5,431,077$4,536,049$4,150,548$3,968,430
Temporarily restricted$153,305$158,138$214,752$825,692$764,851
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$6,258,005$5,589,215$4,750,801$4,976,240$4,733,281
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$4,441,532$3,781,008$3,269,667$3,322,611$3,226,162
Program service revenue$2,953,186$2,481,718$2,056,642$2,015,723$2,618,317
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$82,294$37,023($5,812)$14,477$2,539
Other revenue$60,796$22,338$14,321$78,926$204,535
Total other revenue$3,096,276$2,541,079$2,065,151$2,109,126$2,825,391
Total revenue$7,537,808$6,322,087$5,334,818$5,431,737$6,051,553
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$4,813,607$3,791,035$4,030,892$3,612,615$3,459,954
Management and general$845,511$750,240$737,131$771,499$259,221
Fundraising$1,208,155$952,612$756,082$711,795$697,657
Total expenses$6,867,273$5,493,887$5,524,105$5,095,909$4,416,832
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$670,535$828,200($189,287)$335,828$1,634,721
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$670,535$828,200($189,287)$335,828$1,634,721

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


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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