CityGate Network / Association of Gospel Rescue Missions

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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


Phone: (719) 266-8300


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


Citygate Network exists to proclaim the passion of Jesus toward the hungry, homeless, abused, and addicted; and to accelerate quality and effectiveness in member missions.

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.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating214 of 81752 of 150
Fund acquisition rating397 of 81776 of 150
Resource allocation rating287 of 81759 of 150
Asset utilization rating202 of 81743 of 150

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$101,724$118,505$118,620$129,177$125,365
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$763,009$871,554$1,946,451$1,895,581$1,826,902
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,138,879$1,150,719$0$0$0
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,138,879$1,150,719$0$0$0
Total assets$1,901,888$2,022,273$1,946,451$1,895,581$1,826,902
Payables and accrued expenses$36,331$50,574$42,569$31,103$27,041
Other current liabilities$465,378$458,548$438,127$469,057$582,257
Total current liabilities$501,709$509,122$480,696$500,160$609,298
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$501,709$509,122$480,696$500,160$609,298
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$0$159,522$112,344$82,897$55,502
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,400,179$1,513,151$1,465,755$1,395,421$1,217,604
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$220,427$547,233$551,061$566,694$401,261
Program service revenue$1,571,843$1,449,863$1,530,607$1,491,262$1,556,223
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$7,736$9,343$10,928$10,028$7,247
Other revenue$60,127$50,672$28,115$23,621$31,001
Total other revenue$1,639,706$1,509,878$1,569,650$1,524,911$1,594,471
Total revenue$1,860,133$2,057,111$2,120,711$2,091,605$1,995,732
Program services$1,607,494$1,488,447$1,750,233$1,639,269$1,513,444
Management and general$336,747$487,654$246,944$233,044$273,983
Total expenses$1,973,105$2,009,715$2,050,377$1,913,788$1,827,358
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($112,972)$47,396$70,334$177,817$168,374
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($112,972)$47,396$70,334$177,817$168,374


John AshmenPresident$173,813

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/14/2020. To update the information below, please email:


Citygate Network was founded in 1913 as the International Union of Gospel Missions.

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.