Ambassadors for Christ International, Inc./ AFCI

Summary

Ambassadors for Christ International, Inc. ("AFCI") strives to share the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world. AFCI serves to supplement and support the function of the church and to support the preaching of the gospel, in association with affiliated corporations that share the vision and name of Ambassadors for Christ.

The AFCI organization is the servant of the ministry. AFCI is an international network of national teams and facilitates mutual accountability and encouragement.

When following the practical methods of AFCI, it supports evangelism under two broad means:

  1. By sharing the Godpel of Jesus Christ through seminars, confrences, training, individual discipleship, and
  2. By giving to other organizations that do, such as John North's Ministry, AFC South Africa, AFC Australia, AFC Fiji Island, AFC Philippines, AFC Singapore, AFC Sudan, AFC Ghana, AFC United Kingdom, AFC Dominica, AFCI Poland, Alfred Mussad Cairo Egypt, AFC South Pacific, Ian North Australia, Jay Orvis, Dan Rudman, Heartland International Ministries.
AFCI is a nonprofit organization and contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. In addition, it is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Contact information

Mailing address:
1355 Terrell Mill Rd., Bldg. 1462, Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30067-5496

Website: www.afci-usa.com

Phone: (770) 980-2020

Email:


Organization details

EIN: 581303476

CEO/President: Mr. Al Whittinghill

Chairman: Mr. William E. Frantz

Board size: 5

Founder:

Year founded: 1948

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1988


Purpose

Ambassadors for Christ International, Inc. ("AFCI") strives to share the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world. AFCI serves to supplement and support the function of the church and to support the preaching of the gospel, in association with affiliated corporations that share the vision and name of Ambassadors for Christ.

The AFCI organization is the servant of the ministry. AFCI is an international network of national teams and facilitates mutual accountability and encouragement.

When following the practical methods of AFCI, it supports evangelism under two broad means:

  1. By sharing the Godpel of Jesus Christ through seminars, confrences, training, individual discipleship, and
  2. By giving to other organizations that do, such as John North's Ministry, AFC South Africa, AFC Australia, AFC Fiji Island, AFC Philippines, AFC Singapore, AFC Sudan, AFC Ghana, AFC United Kingdom, AFC Dominica, AFCI Poland, Alfred Mussad Cairo Egypt, AFC South Pacific, Ian North Australia, Jay Orvis, Dan Rudman, Heartland International Ministries.
AFCI is a nonprofit organization and contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. In addition, it is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Mission statement

Ambassadors for Christ International uses the following to communicate its Mission Statement:

Our Vision: To glorify God by life and ministry, seeking to know Him and make Him known to the nations of the world.

Our Purpose: We are a fellowship of gifted preachers and teachers, called of God, existing to work together with a focus on "Revival in the Church... Evangelism through the Church... and Training for the Church... among all people groups."

Our Mission: To impact the Church in the Nations, and reach the Nations within our Nation.


Statement of faith

Ambassadors for Christ International uses the following to communicate its Statement of Faith:

  1. We believe in the Scripture of the Old and New Testaments, as verbally inspired by God, inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.
  2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  3. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.
  4. We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in thought, word and deed.
  5. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.
  6. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, in His present life there for us as High Priest and Advocate.
  7. We believe in "that blessed hope," the personal imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and the rapture of the church.
  8. We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
  9. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, in the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating83 of 59312 of 45
Fund acquisition rating77 of 5937 of 45
Resource allocation rating192 of 59317 of 45
Asset utilization rating196 of 59319 of 45

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%2%2%2%4%3%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%2%2%2%4%3%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
93%100%100%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%2%2%3%4%3%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
7%0%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%86%87%85%83%84%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%96%95%92%96%95%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
80%82%82%79%80%80%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%4%5%8%4%5%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%7%10%15%9%11%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%12%11%12%13%13%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.041.731.781.651.992.11
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.731.001.001.001.001.01
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.181.741.791.662.002.13
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.84105.1257.6639.75340.3539.86
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.010.020.030.000.03
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.726.836.607.065.995.50
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
11%1%2%3%0%2%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
77%57%55%59%50%46%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$617,123$581,017$506,392$424,002$393,235
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$7,516$6,195$23,428$18,111$19,112
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$624,639$587,212$529,820$442,113$412,347
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,785$1,084$2,166$1,649$2,394
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,785$1,084$2,166$1,649$2,394
Total assets$627,424$588,296$531,986$443,762$414,741
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$5,942$10,184$13,328$1,299$10,345
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$5,942$10,184$13,328$1,299$10,345
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$5,942$10,184$13,328$1,299$10,345
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$621,482$578,188$518,658$442,463$404,396
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$621,482$578,112$518,658$442,463$404,396
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$1,128,797$1,108,491$954,074$920,634$921,549
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,613$804$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$0$715$1,078
Total other revenue$1,613$804$0$715$1,078
Total revenue$1,130,410$1,109,295$954,074$921,349$922,627
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$931,660$910,827$750,921$735,498$737,613
Management and general$129,782$113,758$104,817$114,032$115,585
Fundraising$25,674$25,180$22,618$33,752$23,302
Total expenses$1,087,116$1,049,765$878,356$883,282$876,500
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$43,294$59,530$75,718$38,067$46,127
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$43,294$59,530$75,718$38,067$46,127

Response from ministry

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History

In 1948, a renowned Australia evangelist and a godly building contractor became deeply concerned about the need for biblical preaching and founded the Australian Institute of Evangelism to penetrate the unreached secular population in their country. Their burden was for revival in the churches and effective evangelism through the churches. Ten years later, the name was changed to Ambassadors for Christ.

As Australians Christians and believers from nearby countries trained with AFCI, the vision spread to other parts of the world. In 1964, Ian North was appointed Director for Ambassadors for Christ India. When an Indian citizen was appointed to that position in 1971, Ian moved to Atlanta, Georgia. When he became International Director in 1975, Atlanta became AFCI's international headquarters. Allan Gardner has served as the International Director since May of 1991.

Now, almost fifty years since its humble beginnings, AFCI has become an international fellowship of believers on five continents committed to fulfilling the Great Commission across all cultural and linguistic boundaries. In 30 countries on 5 continents, AFCI is involved in planting national teams to minister to the churches and to reach the citizens of their countries with the message of revival and evangelism.


Program accomplishments


Needs

Ambassadors for Christ International, Inc. has communicated the following needs:

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