CSI Ministries, Inc.

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CSI Ministries is a short-term mission organization serving in Jamaica, Belize, the United States and beyond. We want to see people empowered in their humanity and we do that through our numerous projects including building homes, providing emergency relief for those impacted by natural disasters and systemic neglect. As a result, seeing new spiritual life begins with people hearing about their need for Jesus Christ as their Savior.

Contact information

Mailing address:
CSI Ministries, Inc.
840 Daniel Dr.
Kokomo, IN 46901

Website: www.csiministries.net

Phone: (800) 286-5773

Email: csi@csiministries.net

Organization details

EIN: 616043037

CEO/President: John Key

Chairman: Bill Lovelance

Board size: 14


Year founded: 1967

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1997


We deliver experiences for team members to share Christ's love with those they encounter. We encourage discipleship through opportunities for team members as they prepare, engage and debrief the mission experience. We serve to help local churches grow increasing their impact in their home communities and beyond. In the communities where we serve, we strive to share the redeeming Gospel of Jesus Christ and help meet basic needs for our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Mission statement

CSI Ministries, Inc. uses the following to communicate its mission:

"Bringing People Closer to Christ Through Short Term Missions"

Statement of faith

CSI Ministries uses the following to communicate its faith:

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian in enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe that the Church is the body of Christ, that all who are united by faith to Christ are members of the same, and that, having thus become members one of another, it is our solemn and covenant duty to fellowship with one another in peace, and to love one another with pure and fervent hearts.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating712 of 91139 of 51
Fund acquisition rating882 of 91349 of 51
Resource allocation rating847 of 91348 of 51
Asset utilization rating101 of 9117 of 51

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,338$1,338$5,338$6,838$2,688
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$98,872$175,158$175,387$146,140$111,721
Long-term investments$0$0$12,012$13,702$51,904
Fixed assets$398,726$351,832$603,494$1,544,742$1,612,948
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$398,726$351,832$615,506$1,558,444$1,664,852
Total assets$497,598$526,990$790,893$1,704,584$1,776,573
Payables and accrued expenses$10,342$24,907$61,676$41,442$23,367
Other current liabilities$0$0$5,390$210,000$0
Total current liabilities$10,342$24,907$67,066$251,442$23,367
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$151,483$0$245,000
Total liabilities$10,342$24,907$218,549$251,442$268,367
Net assets20192018201620152014
Without donor restrictions$284,394$409,819$526,606$1,222,675$1,337,398
With donor restrictions$202,862$92,264$45,738$230,467$170,808
Net assets$487,256$502,083$572,344$1,453,142$1,508,206
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Total contributions$1,008,571$1,094,096$831,970$1,022,190$815,500
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$761$420$4,808$5,790
Other revenue$10,142$44,574$20,327$11,140$17,254
Total other revenue$10,142$45,335$20,747$15,948$23,044
Total revenue$1,018,713$1,139,431$852,717$1,038,138$838,544
Program services$720,639$945,954$1,568,220$921,149$756,939
Management and general$167,219$128,770$114,872$116,700$126,803
Total expenses$1,033,540$1,165,105$1,733,515$1,093,202$950,177
Change in net assets20192018201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($14,827)($25,674)($880,798)($55,064)($111,633)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($14,827)($25,674)($880,798)($55,064)($111,633)


John KeyExecutive Di$36,006

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 5/11/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


CSI Ministries is the product of a vision received by an evangelist in 1963. This missionary promoted missions by showing people first-hand what God was doing to get His Word to a lost world. In 1978 the entire ministry of CSI was turned over to Eddy Cline, and the International Headquarters was moved to Muncie, IN, where he and his wife Shirley operated the ministry out of their home. By 1987 the ministry had grown significantly, and CSI purchased a new office building.

Program accomplishments

Since 1967 we have shared the redeeming Gospel of Jesus Christ with more than 20,000 people in the United States through mission trips and reached thousands more in at least 15 countries around the world. Through these short-term opportunities we deliver experiences for teams to share Christ's love with those they encounter and create opportunities to encourage discipleship among team members. In the communities we serve, short-term teams engage activities that help meet the basic needs for our brothers and sisters in Christ.