GO International

Summary

GO InterNational is a non-denominational ministry organization working in strategic partnership with indigenous leaders or pastors in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Since 1969, they have been forming strategic partnerships with vibrant indigenous ministries around the world. These ministries are intentionally holistic as well as directed toward the poor and the lost. In the context of these partnerships they offer human, technical, and financial resources to make their local ministries more effective. They seek to expose men and women from the church in the U.S. to the claims of Christ and the needs of the world through servant (service and Ministry) teams. They also seek to respond to the needs and vision of our world partners, thus enhancing their effectiveness in outreach to those around them. 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:
PO Box 123
Wilmore, KY 40390-0123

Website: www.gointernational.org

Phone: (859) 858-3171

Email: gointernational@gointernational.org


Organization details

EIN: 616058541

CEO/President: Rev. Larry Cochran

Chairman: Mr. Robert Rucker

Board size: 14

Founder: Dr. Maurice W. Stevens

Year founded: 1968

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1980


Purpose

GO InterNational is an independent mission agency working in strategic partnership with local or ministries in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. The ministry states that "We want to go where no one else is going to help those whom no one else is helping." The primary goal is to assist their partners to fulfill their kingdom purposes without building dependency. GO International's assistance helps partners accomplish goals that may be impossible alone. Or their assistance accelerates the accomplishmnet of particular goals.The mission has four main emphases with their partners: evangelism and church planting, children's ministries, leadership training and economic development.

By inviting churches and individuals to work with them in such partnerships they draw upon individuals' ministry gifts to assist the work in specialzed areas (for example, using teaching gifts for leadership training).

Short term "servant teams" are also a vehicle to assist with projects that are part of long term goals or strategies of the partners.

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

GO InterNational states it's mission statement as the following:

To establish strategic partnerships with local churches or ministries of Asia, Africa, and the Americas, fostering holistic ministries that help fulfill the Great Commision.


Statement of faith

Go International uses the Lausanne Covenant as their statement of faith.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating176 of 43020 of 44
Fund acquisition rating93 of 43013 of 44
Resource allocation rating351 of 43037 of 44
Asset utilization rating152 of 43015 of 44

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20162015201420132012
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%3%2%2%1%2%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%3%2%2%1%2%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%98%99%98%99%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%3%3%2%1%2%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%2%1%2%1%1%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20162015201420132012
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%74%71%66%68%74%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%102%94%104%99%101%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%76%67%69%68%75%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-2%6%-4%1%-1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-4%11%-7%1%-3%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%23%26%32%30%24%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20162015201420132012
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.321.731.691.801.702.16
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.532.512.493.502.943.08
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.534.354.216.295.016.68
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20162015201420132012
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.0914.768.938.3443.5120.53
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.070.110.120.020.05
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.072.572.531.682.341.71
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20162015201420132012
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%3%4%3%1%2%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%56%57%54%58%45%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20162015201420132012
Cash$234,702$249,403$155,482$192,792$183,253
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$234,702$249,403$155,482$192,792$183,253
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$127,313$136,104$145,228$141,613$151,477
Other long-term assets$227,325$236,040$243,330$232,642$230,564
Total long-term assets$354,638$372,144$388,558$374,255$382,041
Total assets$589,340$621,547$544,040$567,047$565,294
 
Liabilities20162015201420132012
Payables and accrued expenses$15,898$27,941$18,634$4,431$8,924
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$15,898$27,941$18,634$4,431$8,924
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$15,898$27,941$18,634$4,431$8,924
 
Net assets20162015201420132012
Unrestricted$346,117$357,566$282,075$329,974$325,806
Temporarily restricted$227,325$236,040$243,330$232,642$230,564
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$573,442$593,606$525,406$562,616$556,370
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20162015201420132012
Total contributions$984,528$1,111,859$925,013$959,062$1,200,732
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,249$1,505$15,566$12,524$7,999
Other revenue$15,000$4,800$0$0$0
Total other revenue$16,249$6,305$15,566$12,524$7,999
Total revenue$1,000,777$1,118,164$940,579$971,586$1,208,731
 
Expenses20162015201420132012
Program services$758,524$748,618$647,910$661,171$906,861
Management and general$235,797$274,413$309,983$291,572$295,625
Fundraising$26,620$26,932$19,896$12,598$21,030
Total expenses$1,020,941$1,049,963$977,789$965,341$1,223,516
 
Change in net assets20162015201420132012
Surplus (deficit)($20,164)$68,201($37,210)$6,245($14,785)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($20,164)$68,201($37,210)$6,245($14,785)

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History

GO InterNational, Inc. (formerly Missionary World Service & Evangelism) was founded in Kentucky in 1968. The organization was founded to promote the religious and spiritual welfare of all peoples by providing for the dissemination of the gospel through evangelistic services, education and work crusades to designated mission fields.


Program accomplishments

  • Bolivia: GO has led five medical/dental teams into the area and seen hundreds of patients over the years. GO has helped establish churches in the region by purchasing materials for the roofs of church buildings. Communities can often afford abode block for walls, but have few resources for roofing. To date, GO has funded about 18 new roofs. GO InterNational is assisting with the design of a micro-loan program. Entrepreneurs will receive loans for start up capital to establish cattle raising businesses.
  • Brazil: The primary emphases have been church planting/evangelism, children's ministries, and leadership training. Servant Teams of GO InterNational have been ministering in Brazil since 1989.
  • Peru: Go have helped Via Del Rey build and operate an accredited elementary school for children of the comunity who cannot afford public school. Another product of the partnership is an exciting new VBS program to attract young people into the church. GO InterNational also provides the initial capital for micro-loan funds. Local community members borrow funds to start their own businesses. To date entrepreneurs have launched clothing businesses, a bakery, and several agricultural based businesses. When they repay their load, they quality for larger loans when or if needed. GO has also helped to establish a Computer Training Center. Community members learn word processing skills to increase their access to employment opportunities.
  • Venezuela: In partnership with a church network, GO InterNational assisted with an interdenominational initiative to evangelize the city of San Cristobal Servant teams assisted this effort through children's ministries and evangelism campaigns that utilized the Jesus film.

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