Bible Pathway Ministries

Summary

Bible Pathway is the world's most read through-the-Bible daily devotional/commentary, published monthly.

God has three basic reasons for providing us with a Bible: 1.) That we may know who the one true God is: the Father. . . . the Son. . . . and the Holy Spirit [Matthew 28:18-20; John 14:16-17; 16:13-15; I John 5:7].

2.) That we may know what God expects of us and how to be prepared for eternity: The Holy Scriptures (Old Testament) . . . are able to make you wise unto salvation. . . . All Scripture is . . . profitable . . . unto all good works [II Timothy 3:15-17].

3.) Our responsibility to provide this Good News to the world. Jesus said: Go . . . teach all nations . . . to observe all things [Matthew 28:19-20].

Bible Pathway is designed to benefit first-time readers, as well as ministers, teachers, and all who desire a better understanding of the only inspired Word of God. Each day's reading is a practical, easy-to-understand exposition of the Bible.

Special Features of Bible Pathway include 365 daily devotional commentaries Memory verses for each week Introductions to each book of the Bible Statistics on a country each day Daily applications of biblical principles Topical subject index Christ revealed in each Old Testament daily reading Daily Bible-reading checklist Obsolete or archaic words from King James Version defined Prayers in each month's Bible reading Daily prayer suggestions with Bible reference Certificate available upon completion of each year's reading Prayer requests for the President, Cabinet, Supreme Court Justices, Senators, Representatives, and Governors on their birthdays

Applicable biblical maps, charts, and illustrations each month can be used to assist readers in visualizing many of the following: Bible Lands in the Old Testament Abraham's and Sarah's Journeys Children of Israel, Their Exodus, Conquest of Canaan, Tribal Divisions Annual Feasts of Israel Five Offerings Tabernacle and Camp Positions of the Tribes Judges of Israel Old Testament Prophecies with New Testament Fulfillments Christ in the Psalms & Isaiah Lineage of Jesus Miracles and Parables of Jesus Events in the Apostle Paul's Life Seven Churches in Asia


Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 20123
810 W. Thompson Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37129-4243

Website: www.biblepathway.org

Phone: (615) 896-4243

Email: mail@biblepathway.org


Organization details

EIN: 620972054

CEO/President: Dr. John Hash

Chairman:

Board size:

Founder: Dr. John Hash

Year founded:

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Bible Pathway is the world's most read through-the-Bible daily devotional/commentary, published monthly.

God has three basic reasons for providing us with a Bible: 1.) That we may know who the one true God is: the Father. . . . the Son. . . . and the Holy Spirit [Matthew 28:18-20; John 14:16-17; 16:13-15; I John 5:7].

2.) That we may know what God expects of us and how to be prepared for eternity: The Holy Scriptures (Old Testament) . . . are able to make you wise unto salvation. . . . All Scripture is . . . profitable . . . unto all good works [II Timothy 3:15-17].

3.) Our responsibility to provide this Good News to the world. Jesus said: Go . . . teach all nations . . . to observe all things [Matthew 28:19-20].

Bible Pathway is designed to benefit first-time readers, as well as ministers, teachers, and all who desire a better understanding of the only inspired Word of God. Each day's reading is a practical, easy-to-understand exposition of the Bible.

Special Features of Bible Pathway include 365 daily devotional commentaries Memory verses for each week Introductions to each book of the Bible Statistics on a country each day Daily applications of biblical principles Topical subject index Christ revealed in each Old Testament daily reading Daily Bible-reading checklist Obsolete or archaic words from King James Version defined Prayers in each month's Bible reading Daily prayer suggestions with Bible reference Certificate available upon completion of each year's reading Prayer requests for the President, Cabinet, Supreme Court Justices, Senators, Representatives, and Governors on their birthdays

Applicable biblical maps, charts, and illustrations each month can be used to assist readers in visualizing many of the following: Bible Lands in the Old Testament Abraham's and Sarah's Journeys Children of Israel, Their Exodus, Conquest of Canaan, Tribal Divisions Annual Feasts of Israel Five Offerings Tabernacle and Camp Positions of the Tribes Judges of Israel Old Testament Prophecies with New Testament Fulfillments Christ in the Psalms & Isaiah Lineage of Jesus Miracles and Parables of Jesus Events in the Apostle Paul's Life Seven Churches in Asia


Mission statement


Statement of faith

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating209 of 43017 of 46
Fund acquisition rating38 of 4304 of 46
Resource allocation rating347 of 43033 of 46
Asset utilization rating271 of 43026 of 46

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%0%0%0%0%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%0%0%0%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%86%78%74%72%64%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%0%0%0%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%14%22%26%28%36%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%74%70%74%74%84%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%91%104%101%71%94%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%67%73%75%52%79%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%9%-4%-1%29%6%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%7%-3%-1%41%11%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%26%30%26%26%16%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.320.770.820.870.971.76
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.221.272.121.311.71
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.530.941.041.831.273.01
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.0961.94175.6817.55175.89180.86
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.020.010.060.010.01
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.0712.6111.456.179.393.96
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%2%2%4%1%0%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%127%119%111%102%56%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$507,543$426,679$245,008$420,722$171,076
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$27,339$47,653$48,300$54,174$48,128
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$534,882$474,332$293,308$474,896$219,204
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$115,157$124,234$133,932$144,079$154,734
Other long-term assets$425$3,982$193,293$2,775$425
Total long-term assets$115,582$128,216$327,225$146,854$155,159
Total assets$650,464$602,548$620,533$621,750$374,363
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$8,636$2,700$16,711$2,700$1,212
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$8,636$2,700$16,711$2,700$1,212
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$4,744$10,341$6,835$3,866$0
Total long-term liabilities$4,744$10,341$6,835$3,866$0
Total liabilities$13,380$13,041$23,546$6,566$1,212
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$437,084$389,507$396,987$415,184$373,151
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$200,000$200,000$200,000$200,000$0
Net assets$637,084$589,507$596,987$615,184$373,151
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$469,720$369,332$391,866$616,749$451,356
Program service revenue$78,064$103,901$127,938$228,721$248,289
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$376$1,721$11,605$8,381$340
Other revenue$364$108$131$0$0
Total other revenue$78,804$105,730$139,674$237,102$248,629
Total revenue$548,524$475,062$531,540$853,851$699,985
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$368,757$345,399$396,341$445,949$552,803
Management and general$132,190$148,760$141,187$157,796$107,874
Fundraising$0$0$0$0$0
Total expenses$500,947$494,159$537,528$603,745$660,677
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)$47,577($19,097)($5,988)$250,106$39,308
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$47,577($19,097)($5,988)$250,106$39,308

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History

    From all over the world, the heart of mankind cries out for spiritual food contained in the "Word of God." As they see the world around them collapsing through personal tragedies, and their hopes are swept away by a flood of despair --- there remains as an anchor, the Bible, that has withstood the test of time. The "Rock of Ages" is the only sure foundation upon which a person can build his life. The solutions for life's true problems cannot be found in scientific discoveries, in medicine, technology, or better government, but God the Creator of all things who provided a Guide to Life: The Holy Word of God. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works [II Timothy 3:16,17].

    The great leaders of American history remind us of the values upon which our heritage was founded.
  • The 1st president of the United States, George Washington once said: It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
  • Thomas Jefferson, our 3rd President, said: The Bible is the cornerstone of our liberty.
  • John Quincy Adams, our 6th President, said: So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it, the more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful citizens of their country and respectable members of society. I have for many years made it a practice to read through the Bible once a year.
  • Our 7th President, Andrew Jackson, said: The Bible is the rock on which our republic rests
  • And the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan has said: Throughout history, this one Book and the principles it contains has been the guide for righting the wrongs of mankind and giving hope for tomorrow. And today, from every spectrum of our society, true leaders continue to remind us of what made us the most powerful nation in the world.

    It was with the same recognition of the vital importance of God's Word that Dr. John Hash developed the BIBLE PATHWAY daily devotional/commentary, an easy-to-follow plan of systematically reading 15 minutes a day through the entire Bible in just one year. You will discover how each day's Bible reading helps us to understand our Creator, as well as our need to be guided by Him. Upon completion, you may then receive a beautiful Bible reading certificate of completion to commemorate this invaluable achievement. In each monthly issue of BIBLE PATHWAY you will find many special features that will enlighten your understanding of the Scriptures. An introduction is given to each book of the Bible to provide you with a biblical and historical perspective of God's plan of redemption for the human race. Difficult words need no longer be a discouragement because many Hebrew and Greek definitions are given. In addition to the many features of BIBLE PATHWAY, you'll soon discover how interesting the Bible really is and how each day's reading is relevant to our own daily life.

    In 1973, Dr. and Mrs. Hash initiated this unique Bible reading program with only 1000 readers. Although it is nondenominational in content, it has the distinction of being endorsed by leaders in most major denominations and mission organizations in North America. It is freely given to university students, Bible Institutes and Seminaries, prison inmates, military servicemen, and international seamen. BIBLE PATHWAY MINISTRIES has provided Bibles, Bible Pathways, pastors libraries, study helps, clothing and other goods to more than 500 mission organizations, ministries, and churches in 65 countries.

    In 1989, Dr. Hash envisioned a global awakening to the importance of Bible reading through a coalition of spiritual leaders and professionals of our day with THE INTERNATIONAL BIBLE READING ASSOCIATION. It has since been responsible for designating and proclaiming 1990 as THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF BIBLE READING signed by President George Bush. Also included that year was the proclamation passage as a joint resolution by both the House and Senate with the President's signature. The momentum of this legislation continued on with the majority of Governors making this a proclamation for their individual states.

    In 1990, Bible Reading Marathons were initiated; beginning first on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem and then on the steps of our nation's capitol in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the National Day of Prayer. Through the INTERNATIONAL BIBLE READING ASSOCIATION, Bible Reading Marathons continue to emerge throughout the world equipping, mobilizing, and awakening the world to the importance of reading through the Bible. It is now into its 2nd decade.

    The worldwide ministry of BIBLE PATHWAY is also teaching God's Word within our own country, by means of AM and FM radio stations. Added to this, BIBLE PATHWAY is daily spanning the globe through international shortwave radio.

    In 1983, BIBLE PATHWAY began its radio broadcasting through the shortwave transmitters of Trans World Radio to a potential audience of 80% of the world's population. Today, from WORLD WIDE CHRISTIAN RADIO, with an effective radiated power of 2-1/2 million watts, BIBLE PATHWAY is transmitted from Nashville, Tennessee twice a day around the world. In addition, from the 5 powerful transmitters of WORLD HARVEST RADIO in South Bend, Indiana, Hawaii and Maine, our program is again carried around the world twice daily, with a combined effective radiated power of nearly 85 million watts.

Program accomplishments

Bible Pathway is the World's Most-Read Through-the-Bible Devotional with 80 million copies produced. It is distributed in 186 countries and printed in more than 20 languages. Futhermore, it is on the internet in 10 languages and on shortwave radio around the world three times a day.


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