Liberty Counsel

Summary

Liberty Counsel provides assistance in cases that advance religious freedom, the sanctity of human life and the family.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Liberty Counsel
PO Box 540774
Orlando, FL 32854-2854

Website: lc.org

Phone: (407) 875-1776

Email: liberty@lc.org


Organization details

EIN: 592986294

CEO/President: Anita L. Staver

Chairman: Mr. Mathew Staver

Board size: 0

Founder: Mr. Mathew Staver

Year founded: 2019

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Liberty Counsel is a Christian ministry that proclaims, advocates, supports, advances, and defends the good news that God in the person of Jesus Christ paid the penalty for our sins and offers forgiveness and eternal life to all who accept him as Lord and Savior. Every ministry and project of Liberty Counsel centers around and is based upon this good news, which is also referred to as the gospel.


Mission statement

Our mission involves advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of human life and the family.


Statement of faith

Liberty Counsel's Board of Directors has adopted Bylaws containing the following Christian doctrinal statement. 1. There is one God, infinite Spirit, creator, and sustainer of all things, who exists eternally in three persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. These three are one in essence but distinct in person and function. Jesus was conceived by the virgin Mary through a miracle of the Holy Spirit. He lives forever as perfect God and perfect man: two distinct natures inseparably united in one person. 2. All things were created by God. Angels were created as ministering agents, though some, under the leadership of Satan, fell from their sinless state to become agents of evil. The universe was created in six historical days and is continuously sustained by God; thus it both reflects His glory and reveals His truth. Human beings were directly created, not evolved, in the very image of God. As reasoning moral agents, they are responsible under God for understanding and governing themselves and the world. 3. The Bible, both Old and New Testaments, though written by men, was supernaturally inspired by God so that all its words are the written true revelation of God; it is therefore inerrant in the originals and authoritative in all matters. It is to be understood by all through the illumination of the Holy Spirit, its meaning determined by the historical, grammatical, and literary use of the author's language, comparing Scripture with Scripture. 4. Adam, the first man, willfully disobeyed God, bringing sin and death into the world. As a result, all persons are sinners from conception, which is evidenced in their willful acts of sin; and they are therefore subject to eternal punishment, under the just condemnation of a holy God. 5. Jesus Christ offered Himself as a sacrifice by the appointment of the Father. He fulfilled the demands of God by His obedient life, died on the cross in full substitution and payment for the sins of all, was buried, and on the third day He arose physically and bodily from the dead. He ascended into heaven where He now intercedes for all believers. 6. Each person can be saved only through the work of Jesus Christ, through repentance of sin and by faith alone in Him as Savior. The believer is declared righteous, born again by the Holy Spirit, turned from sin, and assured of heaven. 7. The Holy Spirit indwells all who are born again, conforming them to the likeness of Jesus Christ. This is a process completed only in Heaven. Every believer is responsible to live in obedience to the Word of God in separation from sin. 8. The church is an assembly of believers, under the discipline of the Word of God and the lordship of Christ, organized to carry out the commission to evangelize, to teach, and to administer the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's table. It functions through the ministry of gifts given by the Holy Spirit to each believer. 9. The return of Christ for all believers is imminent. Those who are not saved will be forever separated from God in hell. Those who are saved will live forever in heaven in fellowship with God.

Transparency grade

F

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

This ministry has not been rated.


Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
2015201420132012
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%4%5%6%8%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%4%5%6%7%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%95%98%91%89%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%4%6%5%9%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%5%2%9%11%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
2015201420132012
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%87%86%86%84%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%94%90%105%87%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%83%78%91%73%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%6%10%-5%13%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%20%34%-26%60%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%8%8%8%8%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
2015201420132012
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.191.971.682.232.87
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.542.161.982.391.05
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.334.263.325.333.02
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
2015201420132012
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.722.152.511.833.04
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.460.400.550.33
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.321.512.171.022.66
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
2015201420132012
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%43%46%57%31%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%22%26%34%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
70%29%32%19%24%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets2015201420132012
Cash$916,996$859,739$594,605$1,312,823
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$187,913$157,905$59,658$60,906
Short-term investments$129,652$122,806$109,988$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,234,561$1,140,450$764,251$1,373,729
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,341,681$1,069,856$1,029,921$34,045
Other long-term assets$90,187$48,009$31,453$40,144
Total long-term assets$1,431,868$1,117,865$1,061,374$74,189
Total assets$2,666,429$2,258,315$1,825,625$1,447,918
 
Liabilities2015201420132012
Payables and accrued expenses$572,914$453,634$417,581$452,381
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$572,914$453,634$417,581$452,381
Debt$575,901$595,924$614,913$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$575,901$595,924$614,913$0
Total liabilities$1,148,815$1,049,558$1,032,494$452,381
 
Net assets2015201420132012
Unrestricted$1,517,614$1,205,725$787,936$950,138
Temporarily restricted$0$3,032$5,195$45,399
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,517,614$1,208,757$793,131$995,537
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue2015201420132012
Total contributions$5,315,764$4,134,291$3,510,221$4,227,273
Program service revenue$126,500$13,000$216,347$483,702
Membership dues$0$0$0$0
Investment income$10,398$16,448$8,049$0
Other revenue$119,904$43,113$134,986$39,515
Total other revenue$256,802$72,561$359,382$523,217
Total revenue$5,572,566$4,206,852$3,869,603$4,750,490
 
Expenses2015201420132012
Program services$4,597,412$3,278,710$3,522,238$3,476,912
Management and general$438,581$292,064$330,568$320,784
Fundraising$227,716$220,452$219,203$354,206
Total expenses$5,263,709$3,791,226$4,072,009$4,151,902
 
Change in net assets2015201420132012
Surplus (deficit)$308,857$415,626($202,406)$598,588
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$308,857$415,626($202,406)$598,588

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History

Founded in 1989, LC maintains offices in Central Florida, Virginia and Washington, D.C. and is funded by tax-deductible donations from individuals, businesses, foundations and other organizations.


Program accomplishments

Liberty Counsel's legal staff has represented many notable clients, including Focus on the Family, Child Evangelism Fellowship, Liberty University and the Christian Educators Association International.


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