CityGate Network / Association of Gospel Rescue Missions

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Summary

Welcoming desperate and destitute people into gospel-powered life transformation since 1906.


Contact information

Mailing address:
CityGate Network
2153 Chuckwagon Rd.
Ste. 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Website: citygatenetwork.org

Phone: (719) 266-8300

Email: info@citygatenetwork.org


Organization details

EIN: 550479715

CEO/President: Mr. John Ashmen

Chairman: Mr. Gary Gray

Board size: 15

Founder: Jerry McAuley

Year founded: 1958

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1982


Purpose

Citygate Network will become the widely recognized primary gathering place for gospel-centered life-transformation ministries throughout North America, providing the inspiration and services that will stimulate effective collaboration without compromise and uphold personal development within community as the clear and compelling pathway out of recurring crisis.


Mission statement

Citygate Network exists to provide the vision, education, training, resources, guidance, representation, and nexus for missions and kindred ministries that are moving people in destitute conditions or desperate situations from human suffering to human flourishing through the process of gospel-powered life transformation.


Statement of faith

The Citygate Network bylaws state that subscription and adherence to the following statement of faith is a prerequisite for membership:

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, ultimately authoritative Word of God.

We believe there is one God, eternally existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is Deity, that He was born of a virgin, that we are redeemed by His atoning death through His shed blood, that He bodily resurrected and ascended into heaven, and that He will come again in power and great glory.

We believe that individuals are saved through a direct, personal encounter with the risen Lord, at which time they are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whom Christ indwells each believer, enabling him or her to live a godly life of obedience as he or she reaches for maturity.

We believe the Holy Spirit unites all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that together they form one body, the church.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating321 of 94065 of 160
Fund acquisition rating351 of 94260 of 160
Resource allocation rating552 of 94294 of 160
Asset utilization rating307 of 94060 of 160

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
10%5%13%6%10%7%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
8%2%2%2%3%2%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
91%34%12%27%26%27%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
10%2%1%2%3%2%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
9%66%88%73%74%73%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
80%78%81%74%85%86%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%98%106%98%97%91%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
75%76%86%72%83%78%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%2%-6%2%3%9%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
4%2%-8%3%5%13%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
9%20%17%24%12%12%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.580.751.040.991.051.01
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.762.312.492.321.001.00
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.241.732.592.311.051.01
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
10.141.591.521.714.053.79
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.630.660.580.250.26
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.452.581.592.168.588.75
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%27%26%25%25%26%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
1%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
141%97%71%75%71%73%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$773,949$661,285$753,049$1,827,831$1,766,404
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$76,855$101,724$118,505$118,620$129,177
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$850,804$763,009$871,554$1,946,451$1,895,581
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,115,107$1,138,879$1,150,719$0$0
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,115,107$1,138,879$1,150,719$0$0
Total assets$1,965,911$1,901,888$2,022,273$1,946,451$1,895,581
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$38,124$36,331$50,574$42,569$31,103
Other current liabilities$495,718$465,378$458,548$438,127$469,057
Total current liabilities$533,842$501,709$509,122$480,696$500,160
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$686$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$686$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$534,528$501,709$509,122$480,696$500,160
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$1,413,273$1,354,158$1,353,629$1,353,411$1,312,524
With donor restrictions$18,110$46,021$159,522$112,344$82,897
Net assets$1,431,383$1,400,179$1,513,151$1,465,755$1,395,421
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$512,794$220,427$547,233$551,061$566,694
Program service revenue$924,904$1,571,843$1,449,863$1,530,607$1,491,262
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,483$7,736$9,343$10,928$10,028
Other revenue$63,748$60,127$50,672$28,115$23,621
Total other revenue$990,135$1,639,706$1,509,878$1,569,650$1,524,911
Total revenue$1,502,929$1,860,133$2,057,111$2,120,711$2,091,605
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$1,149,076$1,607,494$1,488,447$1,750,233$1,639,269
Management and general$295,145$336,747$487,654$246,944$233,044
Fundraising$27,504$28,864$33,614$53,200$41,475
Total expenses$1,471,725$1,973,105$2,009,715$2,050,377$1,913,788
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$31,204($112,972)$47,396$70,334$177,817
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$31,204($112,972)$47,396$70,334$177,817

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
John AshmenPresident$189,872

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020


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 8/23/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Citygate Network has been around almost as long as North America's missions themselves. A precursory organization called the National Federation of Gospel Missions (NFGM) came into existence in 1906 to bring accountability to the growing number of city missions that were springing up in the Mid-Atlantic states.

After The Salvation Army left the NFGM, papers were drawn up and a more formal and stable organization called the International Union of Gospel Missions (IUGM) incorporated in 1913 in the state of New York. In 2000, the IUGM became the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM).

In 2018, to align with the philosophical changes that had taken place within the organization over the past decade, the AGRM rebranded and started doing business as Citygate Network.

From AGRM to Citygate Network: The Process

As of August 1, 2018, the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions began doing business as Citygate Network, with an emphasis on gospel-powered life transformation. This refocusing and rebranding initiative unfolded over the better part of a year, with numerous meetings with think-tank groups, focus groups, a Blue Ribbon Panel, the staff, and the board. In the end, members and stakeholders widely embraced the changes, leading some nonprofit leaders to point to the Citygate Network rebranding process as the model to follow when rolling out an organizational makeover.

View a timeline at: www.citygatenetwork.org/agrm/History.asp


Program accomplishments

Citygate Network has some 300 members across North America. Each year, Citygate Network members serve approximately 66 million meals, provide more than 20 million nights of shelter and housing, assist some 45,000 people in finding employment, provide clothing to more than 750,000 people, and graduate nearly 17,000 homeless men and women from addiction recovery programs into productive living. The ramification of their work positively influences surrounding communities in countless ways.


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