Live the Word, Inc. with John Nieder

Summary

The Art of Family Living, Inc. ("AFL") exists to increase the understanding and application of Biblical truth, to establish growing relationships with Jesus Christ, and to improve relationships between family members. AFL's objective is to teach Biblical truth with clarity through radio broadcasts, audiotapes, books, and other printed materials that instruct families in the Biblical faith. 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:
Box 610350
Dallas, TX 75261-5261

Website: www.livetheword.org

Phone: (972) 745-1328

Email: john@johnonline.org


Organization details

EIN: 751708906

CEO/President: Mr. John W. Nieder

Chairman: Mr. Robert Page

Board size: 5

Founder: Mr. John G. Nieder

Year founded: 1980

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1987


Purpose

Live the Word previously The Art of Family Living, Inc. ("AFL") exists to increase the understanding and application of Biblical truth, to establish growing relationships with Jesus Christ, and to improve relationships between family members. AFL's objective is to teach Biblical truth with clarity through radio broadcasts, audiotapes, books, and other printed materials that instruct families in the Biblical faith. 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

The Art of Family Living has the following mission statement:

"The Art of Family Living exists to proclaim the sufficiency of Jesus Christ for the home by teaching and applying Biblical truth as the ultimate authority and guide for marriage and family life."


Statement of faith

The Art of Family Living uses the following to express its faith:

The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and the Divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.

In one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. That Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into Heaven where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He now is our High Priest and Advocate.

That the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and during this age to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner and indwell, seal, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.

That man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.

That the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God.

That Water Baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church during this present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation.

That the true Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the head. We also believe that the local church is the primary expression of the ministry of Christ on earth.

That the family is a divine institution ordained by God from the beginning of time when Eve was created out from the side of Adam as his wife and the mother-to-be of his children. We further believe that the complete paradigm for family life and living is found solely in the Bible.

In the personal and premillennial and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this "Blessed Hope" has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.

In the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

This ministry has not been rated.


Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20102009200220001999
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%2%0%0%0%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%2%0%0%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%100%100%0%0%0%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%2%0%0%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%0%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20102009200220001999
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%74%0%0%0%0%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%91%0%0%0%0%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%67%0%0%0%0%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%9%100%0%0%0%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%13%165%0%0%0%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%24%0%0%0%0%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20102009200220001999
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.321.230.000.000.000.00
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.051.070.000.000.00
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.531.290.000.000.000.00
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20102009200220001999
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.1075.9569.450.000.000.00
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.010.010.000.000.00
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.069.190.000.000.000.00
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20102009200220001999
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%1%1%0%0%0%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
64%80%0%0%0%0%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20102009200220001999
Cash$145,903$124,353$0$0$0
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,820$1,344$0$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$147,723$125,697$0$0$0
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$6,861$9,418$0$0$0
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$6,861$9,418$0$0$0
Total assets$154,584$135,115$0$0$0
 
Liabilities20102009200220001999
Payables and accrued expenses$1,945$1,810$0$0$0
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$1,945$1,810$0$0$0
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$1,945$1,810$0$0$0
 
Net assets20102009200220001999
Unrestricted$152,639$133,305$0$0$0
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$152,639$133,305$0$0$0
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20102009200220001999
Total contributions$209,630$220,257$0$0$0
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$59$48$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$59$48$0$0$0
Total revenue$209,689$220,305$0$0$0
 
Expenses20102009200220001999
Program services$140,334$0$0$0$0
Management and general$45,887$0$0$0$0
Fundraising$4,134$0$0$0$0
Total expenses$190,355$0$0$0$0
 
Change in net assets20102009200220001999
Surplus (deficit)$19,334$220,305$0$0$0
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$19,334$220,305$0$0$0

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History

Dallas Theological Seminary professor, Dr. Howard G. Hendricks, encouraged his students to use technology to communicate God's Word. One of the students, John W. Nieder, heard the challenge and was lead to join his professor in a radio broadcast ministry that would become, The Art of Family Living.

On February 4, 1980, the ministry of the Art of Family Living began broadcasting over seventeen radio stations. Several of Dr. Howard G. Hendricks' friends united to undergird the operation. The original staff consisted of John W. Nieder, who was trying to finish his thesis for a Master of Theology degree. The ministry's first office was the student's small, cluttered garage. Today, the ministriy's fifteen-minute broadcast blankets the country and is heard daily by a listening audience of over one million people.


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