Casas Por Cristo

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Summary

Casas por Cristo leads teams to build homes for families in need across Latin America. We are dedicated to meeting the physical need of better housing as a way of also meeting the spiritual need for Jesus Christ.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Casas Por Cristo
PO Box 971070
El Paso, TX 79997

Website: casasporcristo.org

Phone: 915-778-0046

Email: questions@casasporcristo.org


Organization details

EIN: 742679881

CEO/President: David Robertson

Chairman: Ed Johnson

Board size: 10

Founder:

Year founded: 1994

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2007


Purpose

We are builders. That's who we are. We build homes for families that need to be reminded that Jesus loves them. We build relationships between volunteers, families, and pastors that would otherwise never have met. We strive to build the Kingdom of God by partnering with other local churches and ministries. We strive to build opportunities for growth by creating structured experiences that cause our volunteers to be stretched beyond their comfort zones.

Through this building process, God allows us to interact with our teams, local families, pastors, churches, vendors, and fellow missionaries. We do not want to take any of these interactions for granted. We believe that these are unique opportunities presented to us by God to serve each other.


Mission statement

Casas por Cristo exists to open the door for local pastors and churches to share the love of Jesus Christ by serving. Our mission is to build and serve.


Statement of faith

The Bible

The Holy Bible is God's revelation of Himself to man. It is divinely inspired, completely trustworthy, and to be accepted in its entirety. All Scripture is a testimony to Jesus Christ and therefore forms the basis for the Christian faith. Exodus 24:4; Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalm 19:7-10; 119:89, 105, 140; Isaiah 34:16; 40:8; Matthew 5:17-18; Luke 21:33; Acts 17:11; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:19-21.

God

There is only one true God. He is Creator and Ruler of all, He is eternal and all-powerful, He is all-knowing and ever-present, and He is merciful, loving, and personal. The God of the Holy Bible is Triune, revealing Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each distinct but without division of nature, character, or being.

God the Father

God the Father is the the Almighty maker of heaven and earth. He rules His creation with love and grace. His essence is that of infinite holiness; just and uncompromised. He is truth to all that believe in His risen Son Jesus Christ. Genesis 1:1; 2:7; Exodus 6:2-3; Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Psalm 19:1-2; Jeremiah 10:10; Mark 1:9-11; John 4:24; 5:26; 14:6-13; 17:1-8; Acts 1:7-8; Romans 8:14-16; 1 Timothy 1:17; 1 John 5:7-12.

God the Son

Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God the Father. In His incarnation, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. Though He lived in this world in the form of a man, He was without sin. He bore the sins of all mankind through His substitutionary death on a cross. He was buried and bodily rose from the grave on the third day, thus establishing redemption for all who believe in Him as Savior. He ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God the Father where He is Mediator: fully God and fully Man, reconciling a fallen world with a Holy God. Psalm 2:7; Isaiah 7:14; 53:2-12; Matthew 1:18-23, Mark 3:11, Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1-18; 12:44-50; Acts 9:4-5, Romans 3:23-26; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Philippians 2:5-11; Revelation 5:9-14.

God the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the fully divine Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit inspired men to pen the words in the Holy Bible. The Holy Spirit indwells all believers of Jesus Christ, cultivating godly character within them through conviction, comfort, empowerment, peace, and direction. The Holy Spirit bestows spiritual gifts upon believers through which they are to honor God through worship, evangelism, and service. Genesis 1:2; Judges 14:6; Psalm 51:10-12; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28; Matthew 1:18; 28:18-19; Mark 1:10-12; Luke 24:49; John 14:16-17; Galatians 4:6; 2 Timothy 1:14; Revelation 22:17.

Man

Man is special among God's creation; separate and made in His own image. God created man both male and female. Created in innocence, man was endowed by God with freedom of choice, and by his choice man disobeyed god and brought sin into the world. Since the original sin, all men have been born into this sinful nature. God's grace alone enables man to come into fellowship with Him. It is only through faith in Jesus Christ, the resurrected Son of God, that God showers grace upon man and saves him, granting him eternal life. Jesus Christ died for the sins of all mankind, and although not all persons will choose to receive this salvation through faith, all are worthy of respect and Christian love. Genesis 1:26-31; 2:18-23; Psalm 1:1-6; 8:3-9; Isaiah 6:5; Matthew 17:26-27; Acts 17:26-31; Acts 17:29-31; Romans 5:19; 6:6; 1 Corinthians 15:20-22; Ephesians 2:1-22; Colossians 1:21-22.

Salvation

Salvation is a work of grace, received when the unbeliever repents of his sins, believes in the Lord Jesus Christ, and accepts Him as his personal Savior and Lord. Exodus 3:14-17; Matthew 1:21; 16:21-27; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:11-14; 3:16-18; 17:17-19; Acts 4:8-12; 16:30-31; Romans 5:8-11; 10:9-13; 1 Corinthians 12:3; Colossians 1:9-20; Hebrews 5:8-9; 0:24-28.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating652 of 91380 of 105
Fund acquisition rating605 of 91571 of 105
Resource allocation rating811 of 91598 of 105
Asset utilization rating262 of 91334 of 105

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%11%11%8%7%8%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%5%4%3%3%3%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%43%38%39%40%40%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%5%4%3%3%3%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%57%62%61%60%60%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%71%72%69%75%86%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%92%91%95%94%96%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%65%65%66%71%83%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%8%9%5%6%4%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
4%17%20%12%14%10%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%24%24%27%22%10%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.331.671.641.812.031.94
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.292.882.612.011.651.60
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.934.814.283.653.343.10
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
19.232.492.262.414.813.73
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.050.400.440.410.210.27
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.581.491.571.932.852.84
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%14%17%21%13%17%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
67%51%51%44%43%43%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$549,148$472,094$682,495$460,636$430,318
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$452,151$493,816$372,213$575,857$529,143
Short-term investments$14,191$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,015,490$965,910$1,054,708$1,036,493$959,461
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,905,928$1,544,588$1,050,531$644,640$553,914
Other long-term assets$0$10,729$18,287$25,427$20,008
Total long-term assets$1,905,928$1,555,317$1,068,818$670,067$573,922
Total assets$2,921,418$2,521,227$2,123,526$1,706,560$1,533,383
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$134,760$152,502$90,790$72,718$98,357
Other current liabilities$272,788$274,081$346,089$142,680$158,694
Total current liabilities$407,548$426,583$436,879$215,398$257,051
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$544$544$1,055$1,420$2,191
Total long-term liabilities$544$544$1,055$1,420$2,191
Total liabilities$408,092$427,127$437,934$216,818$259,242
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$2,311,371$2,055,199$1,679,399$1,354,609$1,245,650
With donor restrictions$201,955$38,901$6,193$135,133$28,491
Net assets$2,513,326$2,094,100$1,685,592$1,489,742$1,274,141
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$2,287,732$1,732,615$1,568,061$1,481,569$1,250,594
Program service revenue$2,921,868$2,685,914$2,404,095$2,140,255$1,800,629
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$2,345$6,829$1,378$8,446$8,025
Other revenue$94,768$114,974$67,394$43,787$42,316
Total other revenue$3,018,981$2,807,717$2,472,867$2,192,488$1,850,970
Total revenue$5,306,713$4,540,332$4,040,928$3,674,057$3,101,564
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$3,460,189$2,958,215$2,666,900$2,605,025$2,568,587
Management and general$1,171,782$989,483$1,054,952$743,998$300,628
Fundraising$255,516$184,126$123,226$109,433$101,762
Total expenses$4,887,487$4,131,824$3,845,078$3,458,456$2,970,977
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$419,226$408,508$195,850$215,601$130,587
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$419,226$408,508$195,850$215,601$130,587

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
David RobertsonExecutive Dir.$112,720
Scott DewittMexico Dir$89,030
Peter DockeryCntrl Amer Dir$88,308
Justin KirklinDir of Dvlpmnt$84,210
Jason LaffanOperations Dir$77,231
Seth BrooksJuarez Dir$50,746
Joshua CrabbsDominican Dir$36,980

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 2/15/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History


Program accomplishments

We began building homes along the U.S. / Mexico border in 1993, first in Ciudad Jurez. We have since expanded to Ciudad Acuna, Mexico; San Raymundo, Guatemala; Santiago, Dominican Republic; and Chinandega, Nicaragua. To date, we have provided over 6,000 families with homes.


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