Christ for India

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Summary

Christ For India (CFI) exists to fulfill Christ's Great Commission to India by training nationals as pastors and evangelists, establishing native churches, providing humanitarian aid, educating India's future leadership.

The organization's Vision and Purpose are as follows:

Vision "To disciple the Nation of India"

Purpose "To make ready a people prepared for the coming of the Lord Jesus"


Contact information

Mailing address:
Christ for India
P. O. Box 271086
Dallas, TX 75227

Website: www.christforindia.org

Phone: (800) 934-0380

Email: cfimin@christforindia.org


Organization details

EIN: 751748892

CEO/President: Jameson Titus

Chairman: Jameson Titus

Board size: 14

Founder: Dr. P.J. Titus and Mary Titus

Year founded: 1964

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1994


Purpose

Christ For India (CFI) exists to fulfill Christ's Great Commission to India by training nationals as pastors and evangelists, establishing native churches, providing humanitarian aid, educating India's future leadership.

Training Pastors The Theological College and Seminary's purpose is to produce graduates who are "servant-leaders". There are approximately 200 students under the education and spiritual discipline of this institution. Each one looking forward to the day they graduate and can be a part of Christ's great commission to "Go into the whole world and preach the gospel".

National Pastors Conference: Twice a year, CHRIST FOR INDIA sponsors, and hosts educational and inspirational conferences for thousands of pastors and delegates. International speakers and teachers are brought in to teach and encourage the national pastors who are serving in India's mission field. CHRIST FOR INDIA provides meals and lodging for these visitors who go out to the villages and share the gospel as well as preach in newly established churches.

Education The Vocational Skills School: A High School graduate without vocational skills will often end up on the streets of India and be destitute. In our Vocational Skills School those wishing to become skilled in machine repair, plumbing, and electrical repair are trained. Also, students wishing to gain proficiency in using a computer are offered classes. If you have skills in electrical repair, plumbing, or agriculture, we welcome you to come and share your talents with these your people.

Remote Education: CFI provides village schools for the children in remote Hindu villages.

New Life Christian School: The New Life Christian School, on our campus, is very proud of the high educational standards of our curriculum. England's "Oxford Academic Curriculum" is used by us and recognized throughout the world as one of the finest. When a young person finishes the 10th grade, he then takes his state and federal government exam, which if passed, will certify the student to enter a University. For the past five years 100% of the students have passed the state exam.

Jr. College: Which consists of grades 11th and 12th now will allow our students to complete their total education on campus, thus preparing them to enter our seminary or University.

Humanitarian Aid New Life Children's Home: India's children that are at risk are brought into the family of CHRIST FOR INDIA, INC., and given a home, an education, and full care. Dr. and Mrs. Titus assume total responsibility for these former orphans and/or destitute children until they are graduated, vocationally trained, or married. If it were not for the Children's Home, hundreds of India's children would still be living on the streets with no hope of a life free of danger, starvation, and often slavery. We have available a special inspiring children's Booklet with pictures and testimonies. We will send it to you upon request.

Retirement Home: Retired elderly women ministers, who have faithfully followed Jesus Christ on the mission field of CHRIST FOR INDIA, INC., are given total care in this home and a Christian burial at their death. While in our home, they act as prayer intercessors, and mentors to the female seminary students. The Retirement Home was built and dedicated in 1994.

Women's Vocational College: CHRIST FOR INDIA, INC., in partnership with A Woman's Voice, has built The Women's Vocational College. This facility will board under privileged women and teach them marketable skills and crafts, office machines, sewing and Bible education. Upon completion of their training, they will be able to join the workforce as well as encouraging other women in their village. While these women are learning practical skills to enter the work force they will be meeting and learning to love their dearest friend, Jesus Christ.

Legal Aid: In the Hindu country of India, the social justice system is one where the Caste System still colors the decision of the populace as well as the courts. CHRIST FOR INDIA, INC. has taken up the cause for the minority Christian population who are legally at a disadvantage in the courts of the land. We annually sponsor Christian lawyers' conferences to awaken public awareness of the persecution of Christians. CHRIST FOR INDIA'S goal is to provide legal counsel for cases involving persecution and oppression in a country known for their oppression of Christians. If you have an interest in justice and experience in law, we would welcome your participation in the lawyers' conference.

Medical Ministry: The Medical Ministry through COTR Jyothi Hospital is a humble service to humanity. It is a full General Hospital with a medical team consisting of two qualified medical doctors, six well-trained nurses, an experienced lab technician, and a pharmacist. It provides a special department for Community Health Projects, free treatments for the poor and sick of out reach areas. Fees are charged to those that can pay on a sliding scale. The hospital and the ministry established a special project which organizes free Eye Camps and Surgeries for Cataract Surgery. Nursing School: Will be training on campus in partnership with COTR Jyothi Hospital to train future nurses to work in Medical Ministry.

Medical Camps: Our doctors and nurses go out to the surrounding villages for clinics in our ambulance. They provide first aid and consultation to the poor and needy. The villagers all want to see a doctor where as not all want to see a preacher, Jesus is our Healer. The hospital, includes a mobile clinic and a pharmacy.

Evangelism Film and Media Center makes the Word available in a visually appealing way that is taken into the surrounding areas and mountains.

The Moral Science Education Program is a unique program considering that India is deeply rooted in Hinduism. The program educates the person who is seeking the Lord, and wants their life to reflect the Lord's.

Printing Press: Bibles, books, and brochures help provide awareness of our mission through Christ. Currently, CHRIST FOR INDIA uses a DTP printing press to publish Christian books, tracts and magazines, and all in-house materials for the school. Supplies are needed to produce literature for reaching the lost.

Prison Ministry: Chaplains Seminarians, conduct regular worship services in city jails and visit and witness to the families of the prisoners.

Church Planting Through CFI's Bible Translation the Word is made available in different dialects. Church Training educates the young pastor on how to serve in this important role. CFI buys and builds many church buildings throughout the region, giving people a place to worship and pray.


Mission statement

Christ for India uses the following to express its mission:

Christ For India Exists to Fulfill Christ's Great Commission to India by training nationals as pastors and evangelists, establishing native churches, providing humanitarian aid, and educating India's future leadership.


Statement of faith

We believe: The sixty-six canonical books of the Old and the New Testament to be inspired and the infallible and authoritative Word of God. There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. 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, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in the rapture of the Church at Christ's coming, and His glorious thousand-year rule on earth.

The only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Jesus Christ. Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation. In the identification of the believer with Christ's death and resurrection by immersion baptism.

The redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing to the human body in answer to believing prayer. The baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, is given to believers who ask for it. In the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enable to live a Holy life.

The Church is the fellowship of all who have become children of God through faith in Christ and have been knit together by the Holy Spirit into one body of which the Lord Jesus is the head.

The Church is given the mandate by the Risen Lord Jesus and is under the obligation to demonstrate and proclaim the wholeness of the Gospel and its implications to every people.

Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating699 of 94036 of 51
Fund acquisition rating930 of 94251 of 51
Resource allocation rating824 of 94246 of 51
Asset utilization rating18 of 9401 of 51

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%20%26%28%27%4%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
4%20%26%28%27%4%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%100%100%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%20%27%27%27%4%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%0%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%72%64%64%65%79%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%99%97%103%100%99%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%71%62%65%65%78%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%1%3%-3%0%1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%5%15%-13%1%8%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%8%9%9%9%17%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.253.512.872.852.902.51
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.284.985.878.576.584.61
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.9717.4916.8424.3919.1011.57
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
24.332.062.901.434.721.95
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.030.490.340.700.210.51
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.680.350.470.150.500.50
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
4%38%41%48%44%51%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%28%35%40%41%40%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
73%18%21%18%19%19%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$21,501$18,222$12,011$16,595$26,798
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$21,501$18,222$12,011$16,595$26,798
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$84,786$87,865$90,968$92,653$95,592
Other long-term assets$732$790$0$0$1,265
Total long-term assets$85,518$88,655$90,968$92,653$96,857
Total assets$107,019$106,877$102,979$109,248$123,655
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$10,437$6,278$8,420$3,518$13,749
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$10,437$6,278$8,420$3,518$13,749
Debt$30,215$37,490$40,973$44,938$49,885
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$30,215$37,490$40,973$44,938$49,885
Total liabilities$40,652$43,768$49,393$48,456$63,634
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$66,367$63,109$53,586$60,792$60,021
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$66,367$63,109$53,586$60,792$60,021
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$379,271$316,414$285,794$317,738$314,618
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total revenue$379,271$316,414$285,794$317,738$314,618
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$270,674$196,433$186,957$205,281$246,203
Management and general$30,882$27,568$27,164$27,155$52,004
Fundraising$74,458$82,890$78,879$84,531$11,909
Total expenses$376,014$306,891$293,000$316,967$310,116
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$3,257$9,523($7,206)$771$4,502
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$3,257$9,523($7,206)$771$4,502

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Jameson TitusPresident & CEO$56,625
Deanna TitusSecretary$28,416

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 8/9/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

After 18 years in America, Apostle Dr. P. J. Titus and Mary Titus returned to India to preach the gospel to the unreached. Together they have worked hard over the years to see the vision of God become a reality.

In 1981, Dr. P.J. Titus heeded the call of the Lord to return to his native country of India. Through prayer and the generosity of many likeminded people around the world, the vision of reaching one billion souls for Christ began with the purchase of land in Bheemunipatnam. The COTR College of Ministries and New Testament Church of India were registered and began impacting India. Dr. Titus and his wife, Mary, were also concerned with the plight of lost and orphaned children in India. So, in addition to the church and theological seminary, he established the Nava Jeevan Public School and the New Life Children's Home.

Over the years, Dr. Titus looked to expand the scope of the ministry in order to maximize the impact he could make in reaching the spiritually starved. The ministry campus now incorporates the New Testament Church, COTR Theological Seminary, Nava Jeevan Public School, New Life Children's Home, and Jyothi Hospital.

God placed a heavy burden on the heart of Dr. P.J. Titus for the people of his native land of India. Dr. Titus had a divine vision to serve the needy fellow humans in India. He and his wife Mary left the United States in 1981 and returned to their home country to establish CHRIST FOR INDIA, the Lord's ministry.

All the years of untiring dedication made Dr. Titus an eminent theologian, a missionary, an evangelist, and worldrenowned charismatic orator. He took advantage of every opportunity to preach the gospel to his native people and felt that each native person he trained would then go out and instruct others. He remained focused on his mission to make disciples of one billion people in his native country of India until he entered into his glory in September 2003.When Dr. P. J. Titus was promoted to Glory in 2003, Mrs. Mary Titus then assumed the leadership as cofounder and president in India, and with the help of her family continues to reach India for Christ. The couple's eldest son, Johnson P. Titus, is serving the Lord full-time in the COTR ministry in Visakhapatnam.

In 2011 Mary Titus handed the leadership and title of President in India to Johnson Titus. Their second son, Jameson P. Titus, serves as President of CHRIST FOR INDIA in the United States and represents CHRIST FOR INDIA through out the world. Their daughter, Jyothi supports the ministry from their home in Dallas, Texas.


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