Fellowship of Companies for Christ / FCCI

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Summary

Fellowship of Companies for Christ International, Inc. ("FCCI") is a fellowship of companies whose CEOs and/or owners are Christians. FCCI is a member-to-member ministry - it is a vehicle, a resource, and a tool to empower Christian businessmen to develop their own ministry. FCCI serves to bring together in faith a fellowship of companies whose leaders desire to glorify Jesus Christ in every aspect of their businesses. FCCI teaches businessmen to implement Biblical principles into their daily decision-making process and to equip these businessmen to teach these principles to others. FCCI must be members in good standing of a local church supporting the work of Christ through the church with their time, talents and finances. The FCCI CEO strives to share the Gospel of Christ with the company's employees, customers, competitors, suppliers and other business contacts. They take an active part in the development of the spiritual life and Christian testimony of the employees, and operate in accordance with the principles and commands of Scripture by providing encouragement, accountability and Biblical instruction.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Fellowship of Companies for Christ
P.O. Box 941010
Atlanta, GA 30341

Website: www.fcci-site.com

Phone: (770) 685-6000

Email: info@fcci.org


Organization details

EIN: 581428134

CEO/President: Lee Truax

Chairman: Mr. Robert "Bobby" Mitchell

Board size: 14

Founder: Mr. Robert "Bobby" Mitchell

Ruling year: 1980

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2008


Purpose

Transforming the world through Christ, one company leader at a time.


Mission statement

In pursuit of Christ's eternal objectives, we equip and encourage Christian business leaders to operate their businesses and conduct their personal lives in accordance with Biblical principles.


Statement of faith

There is one God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

The Bible is God's written and inspired revelation to man and is the primary authority for man's life.

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, death on the cross to provide redemption, resurrection, bodily ascension into heaven, present ministry of intercession for us, and His return to earth in power and glory.

We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, His power to perform the miracle of the new birth in unbelievers and to indwell believers, enabling them to live a godly life.

Man was created in the image of God, and because of sin was alienated from God-that alienation can be removed only by accepting, through faith, God's gift of salvation which was made possible by Christ's atoning death and resurrection.

Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, and all believers are to assemble together regularly for worship, for edification through the Scriptures, and for mutual encouragement.

Jesus Christ commanded all believers to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to disciple people in every nation. The fulfillment of that Great Commission requires that all worldly and personal ambitions be subordinated to a total commitment to "Him who loved us and gave Himself for us.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating165 of 99911 of 75
Fund acquisition rating572 of 100140 of 75
Resource allocation rating93 of 100113 of 75
Asset utilization rating244 of 99922 of 75

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%7%2%4%6%9%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%4%1%3%4%6%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
86%59%61%80%72%65%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%3%1%3%6%8%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
14%41%39%20%28%35%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%84%87%83%72%69%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
96%154%93%99%68%71%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
75%129%81%83%49%49%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
4%-54%7%1%32%29%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
4%-65%8%1%32%37%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%13%12%13%22%23%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.031.751.031.130.670.88
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.411.011.021.021.031.02
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.611.771.041.150.690.89
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
11.8617.7739.1318.2127.2452.83
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.060.030.050.040.02
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.926.4111.219.8616.8613.16
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%6%3%5%4%2%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
79%54%95%84%145%112%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$1,056,556$1,665,468$1,657,536$1,603,961$1,074,648
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$65,439$116,246$18,048$11,949$14,639
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,121,995$1,781,714$1,675,584$1,615,910$1,089,287
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$9,636$27,054$36,276$47,277$20,865
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$9,636$27,054$36,276$47,277$20,865
Total assets$1,131,631$1,808,768$1,711,860$1,663,187$1,110,152
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$63,145$31,547$36,559$19,416$7,080
Other current liabilities$0$13,985$55,474$39,897$13,540
Total current liabilities$63,145$45,532$92,033$59,313$20,620
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$63,145$45,532$92,033$59,313$20,620
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$1,021,416$1,318,149$1,567,213$1,532,527$1,068,507
With donor restrictions$47,070$445,087$52,614$71,347$21,025
Net assets$1,068,486$1,763,236$1,619,827$1,603,874$1,089,532
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$758,049$1,211,466$1,555,333$1,162,521$897,716
Program service revenue$534,053$782,100$388,077$463,455$482,881
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($8,279)$2,023$2,057$3,376$2,779
Other revenue$2,720$6,278($3,239)($7,118)($9,127)
Total other revenue$528,494$790,401$386,895$459,713$476,533
Total revenue$1,286,543$2,001,867$1,942,228$1,622,234$1,374,249
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$1,658,372$1,612,701$1,606,749$792,363$676,257
Management and general$266,106$221,757$257,106$244,575$220,300
Fundraising$56,815$24,000$62,420$70,954$77,989
Total expenses$1,981,293$1,858,458$1,926,275$1,107,892$974,546
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($694,750)$143,409$15,953$514,342$399,703
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($694,750)$143,409$15,953$514,342$399,703

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Doug SpadaPrograms Director and Developer$132,000
Frank VannOperations/Finance Manager$91,344
Chad MerrillPresident/CFO (part year), CEO$90,000
Leland TruaxPresident$74,455

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 10/20/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

In 1896, Charles M. Sheldon's book, "In His Steps," was first published. It challenged readers to ask the question, "What would Jesus do?" before making decisions or taking action.

Almost eighty years after "In His Steps," was published, Robert L. "Bobby" Mitchell, a young Atlanta businessman, received a copy. He understood that applying the question "What would Jesus do?" has incredible ramifications. Nevertheless, he was determined that following Jesus' steps through the business world was exactly what God was calling him to do.

Bobby's commitment to Bible study led him to join a group of business people - many of whom were top Atlanta executives. Their integrity and faithfulness impressed him, and it did not take long to discover that God was calling others to walk with Him in their businesses. Bobby's prayers for the future were answered when his friend B.G. "Bert" Stumberg, approached him about a company - Applied Ceramics, Inc. - that was in need of new direction and fresh leadership.

Bobby brought Bert to his Bible study and soon, Bert renewed his commitment to Christ, and the two dedicated themselves to operating their companies based on Biblical principles. In 1977 their search for wisdom led them to a Leadership Dynamics meeting in Point Clear, Alabama, where their vision of leading a company for Christ was clarified and Bill Leonard accepted Jesus as his personal Savior.

Bill began his journey with Bobby and Bert, and soon Larry Burkett joined their cause. Together these men invited many of Georgia's Christian business leaders to hear the vision that God was developing, and to encourage them to join in pursuing that vision. Out of that meeting came a group of seven that struggled together for the next two years learning how to walk with Christ in their personal and business lives. Bobby, Bert, Bill and Larry along with Jim Moye, Ben Lively and Tom Harris formed a nucleus that actually functioned much like what has become an FCCI Business Leadership Group or CBO Resource Team. These men, along with Jim Pursell and Smith Lanier, became the original FCCI Board of Directors.


Program accomplishments


Needs

FCCI is a 501(c)3 organization. Your gift is a charitable donation that equips and encourages Christian business leaders to operate their businesses and conduct their personal lives in accordance with Biblical principles.