E3 Partners Ministry

Summary

E3 Partners Ministry spreads the Gospel of Jesus Christ by conducting missionary outreaches, by planting churches worldwide and by conducting Christian leadership conferences in numerous countries.


Contact information

Mailing address:
2001 W Plano Pkwy, Suite 2600
Plano, TX 75075-5075

Website: www.e3partners.org

Phone: (214) 440-1101

Email: info@e3partners.org


Organization details

EIN: 161680978

CEO/President: Mr. Curtis Hail

Chairman: Mr. Jarrell Prince

Board size: 10

Founder: Mr. Mike Downey

Year founded: 1987

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 03/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1998


Purpose

E3 Partners Ministry spreads the Gospel of Jesus Christ by conducting missionary outreaches, by planting churches worldwide and by conducting Christian leadership conferences in numerous countries.

Much of the work of E3 Partners is the work of training and facilitating others into various mission work. E3 Partners accomplishes their goal through training, teamwork, support staff, Ministry Partner Development, built-in networks, and life support.

Training
All of their missionaries are required to attend Boot Camp, a three-day training session, which includes everything from simple campaign execution, to principles in church-planting, to leadership development. They also offer self-paced training. Rather than waiting for the next instructor-led course, potential missionaries can learn from home with the notebooks and videos they provide. These materials include exercises and self-tests to help measure progress and understanding. Boot Camp will then become a place to ask deeper, more refined questions. In addition to Boot Camp, they also offer a variety of "continuing education" courses depending on need and interest.

Teamwork
E3 Partners Ministry is a growing organization, with two offices (one located in Plano, TX and the other in San Diego, CA), and missionaries located all over the country. In order to keep their staff connected, everyone who becomes a missionary with E3 Partners is placed on a team. Each team has a coach who assists with field ministry, recruiting, logistics, yearly goal setting, training and accountability to enable team members to perform at their best.

Support Staff
Running a 7-10 day mission trip halfway around the world can be challenging. When it comes to keeping up with airline tickets, multiple currencies, expenditures, campaign applications, passports, visas, emergency information, insurance, and so on, it's easy to get lost. That's why they created a logistics department that does most of these things for missionaries using 20+ years of mission-trip expertise. From logistics, to finance, to technology, their support staff is there to help facilitate individuals interest in ministry.

Ministry Partner Development
Many people who join E3 Partners raise their own support. Almost everyone who draws a salary at E3 raises it, and everyone who raises support is trained on how to do so. For those that begin raising their support, they will be assigned a mentor - someone who has been through the process, who can give a jumpstart and then keep them moving forward. They will guide through the various stages and help avoid making the same mistakes others have. Together, they will lay a financial foundation that will sustain in long-term ministry.

Built in Networks
E3 Partners hopes to provide a network, a personal circle of influence from which to draw upon. E3 has Church Mobilizers, working together with their Team Enlistment department, provide missionaries with great help for their trips.

E3 Partners also has a strong network of international friends. These are people they have nurtured, mentored and helped to plant thousands of churches. Plugging into their international network means ministry will have impact from Day One.

Life Support
E3 Partners Human Resource department exists to support both ministry and family life. The ultimate goal is to provide a place in which missionaries can make a lifelong investment. Heavenly benefits aren't the only thing E3 Partners offers. Their employee benefits include:

  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation
  • Business Casual Attire
  • Non-smoking Environment
  • Christian Atmosphere
Summary
E3 Partners believes Jesus was more concerned with who his disciples were rather than what they did. Why? Because when they were faithful, God did mighty things through them. Jesus told us that stewards are required to be found faithful. At E3 Partners, they strive to provide a working environment where missionaries can do just that--be faithful.

E3 Partners Ministry is a nonprofit organization and contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. In addition, it is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Mission statement


To mobilize the body of Christ around the world that a self-perpetuating indigenous church planting movement is ignited in every nation, resulting in a church for every neighborhood of every city, town and village of the world.


Statement of faith

  1. THE GODHEAD We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons--the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit--and that these three are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections. Although their eternal relationship is inscrutable, there is no priority or superiority between the three persons. Each person of the Godhead is equally worthy of the same homage, confidence, and obedience. (Matt. 3:16-17, 28:18-20, Mark 12:29; John 1:14; Acts 5:3-4; II Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:1-3; Revelation 1:4-6)

  2. JESUS CHRIST We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, death on the cross to provide for our redemption, bodily resurrection and ascension into heaven, present ministry of intercession for us, and His return to earth in power and glory. (John 1:1,14; Philippians 2:6-7; Matthew 1:20-21; Luke 1:34-35; Isaiah 7:14; Luke 4:18-19; I Peter 3:18; I Timothy 2:4;-6; I Corinthians 15:1-5,12-20; Hebrews 7:25; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Acts 1:10-11; Matthew 26:64; Revelation 19:11-16).

  3. THE SCRIPTURES We believe in the divine, plenary and verbal inspiration of the Scriptures. The whole Bible is inspired in the sense that holy men of God were moved by the Holy Spirit to write the very words of Scripture. This divine inspiration extends equally and fully to all parts of the writings as appeared in the original manuscripts. Therefore, the whole Bible, in the originals, is without error. As the revelation of God, we believe the Bible to be the sole authority and sufficiency with regard to Christian faith and practice.

    The Scriptures center upon the Lord Jesus Christ in His person and work in His first and second coming, and hence no portion is properly read, or understood, until it leads to Him. The Christian's responsibility and duty is to handle accurately the Word of Truth. The reading and interpretation of the Scriptures is to be under the guidance and illumination of the Holy Spirit.(Luke 24:27,44; John 5:39; Acts 17:2-3; Romans 15:4; I Corinthians 2:12-16; II Timothy 2:15, 3:16; II Peter 1:21).

  4. MAN, CREATED AND FALLEN We believe that man was originally created in the image and after the likeness of God. Adam fell through sin, and as a consequence of his sin, lost his spiritual life. Becoming dead in trespasses and sins, he became subject to the power of the devil. This spiritual death, or total depravity of human nature, has been transmitted to the entire human race of man, the Man Christ Jesus alone being excepted. Thus every child of Adam is born into the world with a nature which not only possesses no spark of divine life, but is essentially and unchangeably sinful apart from divine grace.(Genesis 1:26, 2:17, 6:5; Psalm 14:1-3, 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; John 3:6, 5:40, 6:35; Romans 3:10-19, 8:6-7; Ephesians 2:1-3; I Timothy 5:6; I John 3:8).

  5. SALVATION ONLY THROUGH CHRIST We believe that, due to universal death through sin, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless born again. No degree of reformation, no attainments in morality, no baptism or other ordinance or other good works can help the sinner to take even one step toward heaven. Our redemption has been accomplished solely by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, who was made to be sin and was made a curse for us by dying in our place. (Leviticus 17:11; Isaiah 64:6; Matthew 26:28; John 3:7-18; Romans 5:6-9; II Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13, 6:15; Ephesians 1:7; Philippians 3:4-9; Titus 3:5; James 1:18; I Peter 1:18-19, 23).

    We believe that the new birth of the believer comes only through faith in Christ and that repentance is a vital part of believing. Repentance is not in itself a separate and independent condition of salvation. Nor are any other acts, such as confession, baptism, prayer, faithful service, or manifestation of certain spiritual gifts, to be added to believing as a condition of salvation. (John 1:12, 3:16,18,36, 5:24, 6:29, 14:6, Acts 13:39, 16:31; Romans 1:16-17, 3:22,26, 4:5, 10:4; Galatians 3:22).

    We believe it is the privilege, not only of some, but of all who are born again by the Spirit through faith in Christ as revealed in the Scriptures, to be assured of their salvation from the very day they take Him to be their Savior. This assurance is not founded upon any discovery of their own worthiness or fitness, but wholly upon the testimony of God in His written word. Such assurance will motivate in God's children love, gratitude, and obedience to His commands (Luke 10:20; John 6:37; 10:28-30; II Corinthians 5:1, 6-8; Ephesians 1:13-14; II Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 10:22; I Peter 1:3-5; I John 5:13).

  6. THE CHURCH We believe that all those who have been redeemed by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ form the Body of Christ, the church. We also believe in the local church as the body of believers in a geographic locale who meet together to worship and serve God, observe the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper, and work together to unitedly further the gospel of Christ. (I Corinthians 12:12-31; Ephesians 1:22-23,4:11-16; Colossians 1:18).

  7. THE GREAT COMMISSION We believe the explicit message and mandate of our Lord Jesus Christ is to make disciples of all the nations. During His post-resurrection ministry Christ gave two particular commands. First in Matthew 28, Jesus commands us to "Go and Make Disciples of All the Nations". Secondly, just before His Ascension, in Acts 1:8 we are called to be witnesses to "the remotest parts of the earth". The greatest responsibility and privilege of the church is to serve as ambassadors and witnesses for Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; John 17:18; Acts 1:8; II Corinthians 5:18-20; I Peter 1:17, 2:11).

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating122 of 43026 of 78
Fund acquisition rating279 of 43058 of 78
Resource allocation rating166 of 43030 of 78
Asset utilization rating43 of 4307 of 78

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%9%4%2%3%2%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%8%4%2%3%2%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%95%95%96%95%95%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%8%4%2%3%2%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%5%5%4%5%5%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%84%87%86%84%87%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%106%97%96%102%100%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%89%84%82%86%87%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-6%3%4%-2%0%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-27%11%19%-11%1%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%8%9%12%13%11%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.324.293.633.744.585.46
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.461.731.171.271.33
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.536.256.284.375.807.28
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.104.635.166.315.427.22
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.220.190.160.180.14
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.061.501.542.311.691.42
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%15%11%14%15%10%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
64%20%24%23%19%16%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$1,515,250$1,298,105$2,309,428$1,954,308$2,050,697
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,025,708$1,136,927$1,454,534$906,544$985,371
Short-term investments$80,176$178,633$196,710$196,805$83,289
Other current assets$463,559$551,348$140,982$59,138$0
Total current assets$3,084,693$3,165,013$4,101,654$3,116,795$3,119,357
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$515,372$650,793$687,623$829,992$1,043,445
Other long-term assets$896,518$1,666,875$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,411,890$2,317,668$687,623$829,992$1,043,445
Total assets$4,496,583$5,482,681$4,789,277$3,946,787$4,162,802
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$665,642$613,118$312,287$575,091$431,948
Other current liabilities$0$0$337,916$0$0
Total current liabilities$665,642$613,118$650,203$575,091$431,948
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$665,642$613,118$650,203$575,091$431,948
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$799,202$1,078,494$989,757$478,486$765,435
Temporarily restricted$3,031,739$3,791,069$3,149,317$2,893,210$2,965,419
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$3,830,941$4,869,563$4,139,074$3,371,696$3,730,854
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$17,404,469$19,430,120$17,906,248$16,806,244$21,512,548
Program service revenue$714,882$896,608$783,363$893,756$1,216,142
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$134,816$105,164$1,709$16,360$13,931
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$849,698$1,001,772$785,072$910,116$1,230,073
Total revenue$18,254,167$20,431,892$18,691,320$17,716,360$22,742,621
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$16,253,604$17,262,737$15,413,510$15,156,869$19,700,956
Management and general$1,502,018$1,812,421$2,178,099$2,434,585$2,584,851
Fundraising$1,537,167$805,521$332,333$484,064$431,304
Total expenses$19,292,789$19,880,679$17,923,942$18,075,518$22,717,111
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)($1,038,622)$551,213$767,378($359,158)$25,510
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($1,038,622)$551,213$767,378($359,158)$25,510

Response from ministry

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History

In the summer of 1984, Rev. Mike Downey, and 15 of his Oklahoma church members and others from their Spanish speaking mission church to Mexico for a short-term mission trip. Partnering up with an existing national church, they began to evangelize in their city. Over two hundred professed their faith in Jesus Christ and a new church bloomed.

Upon returning Mike and his church decided that they would return the following summer and attempted to plant churches purposely this time. God planted through them five new mission churches. The following year, Mike left the pastorate to pursue the establishment of a church-planting ministry, Global Missions Fellowship (EIN: 75-2216539).

Global Missions Fellowship was merged into Global Partners Ministries (EIN: 16-1680978) effective January 1, 2004.

Global Partners Ministries then changed their name to E3 Partners Ministry.


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