Leadership Ministries Worldwide

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Summary

Leadership Ministries Worldwide ("LMW") is an international, interdenominational ministry committed to serving the whole body of Christ. Its primary mission is to win others to Jesus Christ through distribution of "The Preacher's Outline & Sermon Bible" and a related series of "Outline Bible" materials, in conjunction with auxiliary activities necessary for that distribution. The Preacher's Outline & Sermon Bible materials were created for Pastors, Preachers, Missionaries or Campus Ministry Workers. The Teacher's Outline & Study Bible seeks to help Bible study leaders study, lead, or teach a 30 - 45 minute, verse-by-verse Bible study. LMW seeks to produce Biblical materials which are presented from a centrist position with no one denomination's doctrine or interpretation. Authors, from the very beginning over 25 years ago, felt God would have them remain anonymous. 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:
515 Airport Rd, Suite 111
(P.O. Box 21310 37424)
Chattanooga, TN 37421-7421

Website: www.outlinebible.org

Phone: (423) 855-2181

Email: info@outlinebible.org


Organization details

EIN: 570957346

CEO/President: Noah Craig

Chairman: Richard Bethea

Board size: 11

Founder: Board of Directors

Year founded: 1992

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 03/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1995


Purpose

Leadership Ministries Worldwide ("LMW") is an international, interdenominational ministry committed to serving the whole body of Christ. Its primary mission is to win others to Jesus Christ through distribution of "The Preacher's Outline & Sermon Bible" and a related series of "Outline Bible" materials, in conjunction with auxiliary activities necessary for that distribution. The Preacher's Outline & Sermon Bible materials were created for Pastors, Preachers, Missionaries or Campus Ministry Workers. The Teacher's Outline & Study Bible seeks to help Bible study leaders study, lead, or teach a 30 - 45 minute, verse-by-verse Bible study.

LWM state that all proceeds from sales of the Preacher's Outline & Sermon Bible materials, along with donations from donor partners and churches, go 100% into underwriting our translation and distribution projects for preachers, lay readers, and Bible students around the world.

LMW seeks to produce Biblical materials which are presented from a centrist position with no one denomination's doctrine or interpretation. The goal is to rightly divide the Word of truth and portray essentially what the Bible says about Itself. The authors, from the very beginning over 25 years ago, felt God would have them remain anonymous. Writers and members of the editorial team come from a variety of educational colleges, including Trinity College, Wheaton College, Southwestern Theological Seminary, Moody Bible Institute, Wheaton Graduate School, Columbia Bible College, Columbia Bible Seminary.

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


Statement of faith

Leadership Ministries Worldwide subscribes to the following statement of faith:

We believe in the verbal and plenary inspiration of the whole Bible as God's inerrant, infallible revelation to man, and to be the only supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

We believe in the only one true and triune God, the sovereign majesty, creator and sustainer of the universe, eternally existing in three persons -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit -- co-eternal in being, nature, power, and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections.

We believe in Jesus Christ's deity, virgin birth, sinless humanity, substitutionary death, atoning blood, bodily resurrection, and ascension to heaven.

We believe in salvation by faith in Jesus Christ alone, without works, and solely by grace -- by believing and receiving Jesus Christ as personal Savior.

We believe that the Holy Spirit regenerates, indwells, and baptizes into the body of Christ, the one true church, consisting of all believers, and that it is God's desire and will that believers demonstrate the fruits of the Spirit in their lives (Gal. 5: 22-23), and that believers set an example of love and oneness in spirit, walking in love and standing fast for the faith of the gospel.

We believe in the need for spiritual growth through Bible study, prayer, witnessing, sacrificial giving, and affiliation in a Bible-believing church.

We believe in obedience to our Lord's command to reach and lead people of all nations to faith and maturity in Jesus Christ.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all mankind -- the saved to eternal life and the unsaved to judgment and punishment without end.

We believe in the imminent rapture of the church, and Christ's personal return to establish His kingdom on earth.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Leadership Training

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating364 of 9137 of 20
Fund acquisition rating594 of 91512 of 20
Resource allocation rating246 of 9154 of 20
Asset utilization rating396 of 9138 of 20

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
11%14%15%18%39%18%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
7%8%10%9%16%9%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
83%56%66%49%40%52%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%8%8%7%13%9%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
17%44%34%51%60%48%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%86%86%83%80%77%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%103%121%129%117%105%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
79%89%103%107%93%82%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%-3%-21%-29%-17%-5%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%-7%-40%-51%-21%-6%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%7%6%10%7%14%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.752.002.002.141.461.16
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.191.431.611.411.371.24
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.442.863.223.012.011.43
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.289.709.2637.80313.9441.94
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.120.100.110.030.000.02
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.303.773.323.885.968.17
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
16%7%13%5%2%3%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
41%47%43%44%67%84%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$243,752$279,671$406,436$368,463$333,254
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$98,493$66,273$102,589$396,620$706,548
Short-term investments$0$3,063$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$342,245$349,007$509,025$765,083$1,039,802
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$147,691$214,015$209,332$284,141$240,526
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$6,885
Total long-term assets$147,691$214,015$209,332$284,141$247,411
Total assets$489,936$563,022$718,357$1,049,224$1,287,213
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$35,292$37,676$13,466$2,437$24,792
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$35,292$37,676$13,466$2,437$24,792
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$37,705$24,363$20,727$17,057
Total long-term liabilities$0$37,705$24,363$20,727$17,057
Total liabilities$35,292$75,381$37,829$23,164$41,849
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$387,136$454,810$676,278$857,949$974,363
With donor restrictions$67,508$32,831$4,250$168,111$271,001
Net assets$454,644$487,641$680,528$1,026,060$1,245,364
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$526,143$615,074$583,789$522,666$731,253
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($21,170)$164$18,192$0$194
Other revenue$439,742$315,789$586,943$793,115$681,461
Total other revenue$418,572$315,953$605,135$793,115$681,655
Total revenue$944,715$931,027$1,188,924$1,315,781$1,412,908
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$837,977$963,031$1,274,320$1,222,874$1,154,294
Management and general$65,876$68,210$154,731$106,973$201,808
Fundraising$73,859$92,673$105,405$205,238$134,038
Total expenses$977,712$1,123,914$1,534,456$1,535,085$1,490,140
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($32,997)($192,887)($345,532)($219,304)($77,232)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($32,997)($192,887)($345,532)($219,304)($77,232)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Randall CollinsVice President$120,834
David WorlandPresident$115,154
Noah CraigPresident$49,442

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019


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 3/19/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History


Program accomplishments

Over 1,155,000 volumes of The Preacher's Outline & Sermon Bible are in use in 186 countries.


Needs

Leadership Ministries Worldwide is currently raising funds for several foreign translation projects. LMW's Asian translation project has a great need for funding to continue the translation process and for funds to distribute printed volumes. LMW asks that you call to find out about the current status of these projects, and for how you can help.