Entrust/ BEE International

Summary

Entrust, formerly BEE International (aka Biblical Education by Extension International or BEE) was formed as an overseas Christian support organization to develop, publish, and teach seminary-level curriculum in Eastern Europe and former Soviet territories with the goal of training leadership for the local churches in those countries. The objective of the ministry is to multiply, as rapidly and systematically as possible, the growth of New Testament church leadership in the formerly closed countries of Eastern Europe and the countries of the former Soviet Union. The purpose of the organization is to assist these Christians in their attempts to promote the growth and establishment of their churches by the training and equipping of their pastors for the purpose of evangelizing and discipling their countrymen. Entrust provides comprehensive life-related, ministry-based leadership training where practical ministry assignments are required and monitored by qualified teachers. The seminar sessions provide significant opportunity for peer discipleship in a small group as students' world views are challenged to conform to Scripture.

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).


Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 25520
3890 Village Seven Road, (zip is 80917)
Colorado Springs, CO 80936-5520

Website: www.entrust4.org

Phone: (719) 622-1980

Email: info@entrust4.org


Organization details

EIN: 541256309

CEO/President: Dr. David P. Bohn

Chairman: Dr. Andrew Seidel

Board size: 8

Founder: Dr. Fred Holland

Year founded: 1979

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1986


Purpose

Entrust, formerly BEE International (aka Biblical Education by Extension International or BEE) was formed as an overseas Christian support organization to develop, publish, and teach seminary-level curriculum in Eastern Europe and former Soviet territories with the goal of training leadership for the local churches in those countries. The objective of the ministry is to multiply, as rapidly and systematically as possible, the growth of New Testament church leadership in the formerly closed countries of Eastern Europe and the countries of the former Soviet Union. The purpose of the organization is to assist these Christians in their attempts to promote the growth and establishment of their churches by the training and equipping of their pastors for the purpose of evangelizing and discipling their countrymen.

The Entrust curriculum addresses three related areas of development (Bible knowledge, ministry skills and character) with a curriculum field tested and adapted to each country. Publishing the Entrust curriculum involves translating six million words per language and printing over 65 textbooks in six different languages. These 65 textbooks are printed in quantities ranging from 500 to 5,000 and provide an essential study library for future use and reference. Entrust provides comprehensive life-related, ministry-based leadership training where practical ministry assignments are required and monitored by qualified teachers. The seminar sessions provide significant opportunity for peer discipleship in a small group as students' world views are challenged to conform to Scripture. Entrust operates in the following countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, and the Ukraine.

Entrust was formed in 1979 and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in the State of Texas in 1985. 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

Entrust expresses its mission statement as follows:

Entrust assists the church in responding to the global cry for servant-leaders through accessible, transformational, biblical training.


Entrust expresses its vision statement as follows:

Undergirded by fervent prayer, Entrust wiil continue to be the expert consulting resource team of choice for partnering with other missions and national churches in the development of accessible, biblical training for both men and women. These servant-leaders will be so marked by the power of God that they become catalysts for growth in their own faith communities and beyond.


Statement of faith

Entrust communicates its statement of faith as the following:

  • We believe the Bible to be the fully inspired, infallible, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God (2 Tim.3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21).
  • We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19; Eph. 4:4-6).
  • We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, fully divine and fully human. We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal second coming in power and glory (John 1:1,14; Luke 1:26-35; 2 Cor. 5:21; John 14:10-11; Rom. 3:23-26; Luke 24-6-7; Eph. 1:20-21; Acts 1:10-11; Matt. 24:30).
  • We believe that all are sinful and lost. The consequence of this condition is eternal judgment (John 3:18, 36; Rom. 3:10-23; 6:23; Heb. 9:27).
  • We believe that all can be saved from this eternal judgment only by grace through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, apart from works (John 3:16; Acts 4:12; Eph. 2:8-9; Heb. 9:28).
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit who regenerates, indwells, and enables the Christian to live a godly life (Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 6:19; Gal. 5:16).
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection and judgment of all people. Believers are resurrected to enjoy eternal life with God, and unbelievers are resurrected to experience eternal punishment away from the presence of the Lord (John 11:25-26; 1 John 5:11-12; Rev. 20:4-15).
  • We believe all who are united to the risen and ascended Son of God are members of Christ's universal church. We also believe that the local expressions of the universal body of Christ are essential in the plan and purpose of God (1 Cor. 12:12-27; Eph. 4:1-13).
  • We believe it is the responsibility of all who are saved to work toward the fulfillment of the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19; Acts 1:8)

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Leadership Training

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating161 of 4305 of 14
Fund acquisition rating136 of 4305 of 14
Resource allocation rating258 of 4309 of 14
Asset utilization rating173 of 4308 of 14

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%5%6%7%8%5%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%5%6%7%8%5%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%98%98%98%98%98%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%5%6%8%8%5%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%2%2%2%2%2%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%80%76%74%76%77%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%92%92%90%98%97%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%74%70%67%75%75%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%8%8%10%2%3%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%14%16%23%4%8%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%14%18%18%16%18%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.321.621.651.842.412.39
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.131.101.041.051.05
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.531.831.821.912.532.52
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.1019.1312.8313.4410.7510.54
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.050.080.070.090.09
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.066.206.095.814.314.32
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%5%7%7%9%9%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
64%59%56%50%38%38%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$1,981,824$1,812,934$1,481,852$1,269,271$1,220,083
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$86,377$55,408$187,727$31,702$21,786
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,068,201$1,868,342$1,669,579$1,300,973$1,241,869
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$268,922$184,026$61,988$61,554$65,169
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$268,922$184,026$61,988$61,554$65,169
Total assets$2,337,123$2,052,368$1,731,567$1,362,527$1,307,038
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$108,125$145,593$124,270$121,068$117,799
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$108,125$145,593$124,270$121,068$117,799
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$108,125$145,593$124,270$121,068$117,799
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$297,047$260,415$258,347$180,740$146,688
Temporarily restricted$1,931,951$1,646,360$1,348,950$1,060,719$1,042,551
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$2,228,998$1,906,775$1,607,297$1,241,459$1,189,239
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$4,019,037$3,613,965$3,488,928$3,264,310$3,170,203
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$5,540$14,028$33,569$11,495$9,139
Other revenue$90,597$63,876$33,559$64,405$40,917
Total other revenue$96,137$77,904$67,128$75,900$50,056
Total revenue$4,115,174$3,691,869$3,556,056$3,340,210$3,220,259
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$3,050,662$2,586,571$2,375,981$2,495,981$2,399,102
Management and general$548,467$598,853$574,442$523,348$563,498
Fundraising$193,822$206,967$239,795$268,661$161,680
Total expenses$3,792,951$3,392,391$3,190,218$3,287,990$3,124,280
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)$322,223$299,478$365,838$52,220$95,979
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$322,223$299,478$365,838$52,220$95,979

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History

Entrust describes its history in the following way:

In 1979 a historic meeting was held in Vienna, Austria, to discuss the opportunities for training the next generation of Christian leaders in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union.

Key leaders from twenty different missions and several nationals from Czechoslovakia, Poland, Romania and Russia attended. After three days of discussion and prayer, an inter-mission effort was launched. BEE International (Biblical Education by Extension) was formed to develop a comprehensive training program to help equip church leaders.

Twenty-five years of ministry have uniquely equipped BEE International to respond to the historic opportunities throughout the world today.

Studies indicate that over 90% of the world's theologically trained church leaders live in North America and Western Europe. Statistics suggest that 2 million pastors outside this area have not had any Bible training at all.

BEE International began in the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. We continue to work in these countries with Eastern Europeans and Russians owning more of the ministry, and even planning leadership training in other countries.

As we watched the growing needs for training in other parts of the world, we felt it was time to change our name, to change our brand, to reflect our expanding worldwide commitment to the next generation of church leaders.

And so BEE International became Entrust

"Entrust" means to pass on something of great value with total faith in the recipient's care and commitment. It is a word filled with energy, action and emotion. Entrusting local leaders with the gospel message and the tools to spread that message is at the core of our ministry. Success will be the replication of at least four generations of teachers and trainers, as seen in 2 Timothy 2:2.

The need for trained leaders is paramount as we move into an era of unprecedented growth of Christian believers. Now is the time to take seriously the need to exponentially expand servant leader training for the church.


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