Global Advance, Inc.

Summary

Global Advance, Inc. ("Global Advance") is a missions ministry which provides training and materials for pastors and church leaders in needy areas around the world. Global Advance arose out of the convictions of its founder, David Shibley, that to fulfill The Great Commission native pastors and church leaders must be empowered to reach their own nations. Through its Frontline Shepherd Conferences, Global Advance has provided on-sight training for over 135,000 needy pastors and church leaders in over 36 nations, with materials translated into 24 languages. The Global Advance Center for Evangelism and Church Planting in India sponsors three annual institutes that train 1000 Christian workers. The vision of Global Advance is to provide training for one million leaders for world evangelization. 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:
PO Box 742077
Dallas, TX 75374-2077

Website: www.globaladvance.org

Phone: (972) 771-9042

Email: globaladv@earthlink.net


Organization details

EIN: 752332727

CEO/President: Mr. David Shibley

Chairman: Mr. Jim Burkett

Board size: 10

Founder: Mr. David Shibley

Year founded: 1990

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1996


Purpose

Global Advance, Inc. ("Global Advance") is a missions ministry which provides training and materials for pastors and church leaders in needy areas around the world. Global Advance arose out of the convictions of its founder, David Shibley, that to fulfill The Great Commission native pastors and church leaders must be empowered to reach their own nations. The organization arose to "equip frontline shepherds for world harvest," and since its inception, Global Advance, through its Frontline Shepherd Conferences, has provided on-sight training for over 230,000 pastors and church leaders in over 60 nations, with materials translated into 24 languages.

The Global Advance Center for Evangelism and Church Planting in India, one of five training centers Global Advance has helped to establish, sponsors three annual institutes that train 1000 Christian workers. The Warren Shibley Library, located in the Center and with a collection of over 3500 volumes, has a goal of acquiring 10,000 new volumes by the year 2000. A third story is under construction for the Center that will focus on audio-visual media for education. The vision of Global Advance is to provide training for one million leaders for world evangelization.

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

Global Advance expresses its mission statement as follows:

Global Advance exists to help fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ to go and make disciples of all nations by empowering national church leaders to evangelize and disciple their own and surrounding nations, by encouraging the church to reach its full missions potential and by enlisting prayer partners for the global harvest.


Statement of faith

Global Advance has the following statement of faith:

We believe in the full inerrancy of Scripture; in God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; in the virgin birth, sinless life, atoning death, physical resurrection and visible, personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ; in salvation by grace through faith in the finished work of Christ; in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit expressed in His fruit, gifts and power; in New Testament evangelism, consecrated Christian living, the local church, the ministry of reconciliation and the urgency of fulfilling the Great Commission.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating537 of 58643 of 45
Fund acquisition rating480 of 58640 of 45
Resource allocation rating516 of 58640 of 45
Asset utilization rating385 of 58635 of 45

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%15%10%10%9%7%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%10%9%9%9%7%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
94%68%97%92%95%102%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%12%12%10%9%8%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
6%32%3%8%5%-2%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%69%72%73%80%82%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%84%80%92%94%98%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
80%58%58%67%75%81%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%16%20%8%6%2%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%7%11%4%4%1%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%19%16%17%11%10%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.070.370.420.470.580.59
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.691.281.351.451.221.15
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.180.480.570.690.700.67
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.79369.73354.1791.16108.82280.17
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.000.000.010.010.00
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.7125.0221.1517.3216.9917.82
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%0%0%1%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
75%266%239%210%172%170%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$2,993,220$1,461,513$2,292,223$2,584,909$1,667,706
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$182,617$81,790$30,289$186,001$121,764
Short-term investments$1,367,018$2,438,383$1,012,992$1,041,501$2,089,513
Other current assets$0$3,063$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,542,855$3,984,749$3,335,504$3,812,411$3,878,983
Long-term investments$0$0$135,000$100,000$100,000
Fixed assets$1,092,078$1,142,218$1,111,444$570,621$323,083
Other long-term assets$167,483$261,825$256,637$150,978$145,682
Total long-term assets$1,259,561$1,404,043$1,503,081$821,599$568,765
Total assets$5,802,416$5,388,792$4,838,585$4,634,010$4,447,748
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$12,287$11,251$36,591$35,035$13,565
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$280
Total current liabilities$12,287$11,251$36,591$35,035$13,845
Debt$0$0$0$0$1,813
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$1,813
Total liabilities$12,287$11,251$36,591$35,035$15,658
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$5,586,535$5,377,541$4,801,994$4,598,975$4,348,406
Temporarily restricted$203,594$0$0$0$83,684
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$5,790,129$5,377,541$4,801,994$4,598,975$4,432,090
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$1,771,139$2,736,850$2,292,040$2,683,332$2,699,496
Program service revenue$519,649$0$3,294$7,699$893
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$185,226($31,233)$136,976$118,054($66,551)
Other revenue$109,630$124,628$55,900$25,859$18,126
Total other revenue$814,505$93,395$196,170$151,612($47,532)
Total revenue$2,585,644$2,830,245$2,488,210$2,834,944$2,651,964
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$1,497,792$1,633,575$1,670,551$2,128,203$2,137,359
Management and general$407,772$354,957$381,079$293,067$267,319
Fundraising$267,492$266,166$233,561$246,789$198,477
Total expenses$2,173,056$2,254,698$2,285,191$2,668,059$2,603,155
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$412,588$575,547$203,019$166,885$48,809
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$412,588$575,547$203,019$166,885$48,809

Response from ministry

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History

Global Advance was born first as a dream in the heart of David Shibley. As he traveled extensively in the 1980's as missions director for a large church, David became firmly convinced that the key to fulfilling Christ's Great Commission lay in the empowering of native pastors and church leaders to reach the people of their own nations. At the same time, it was painfully clear that most of the time these "frontline shepherds" were poorly trained and had few, if any, resources for ministry. In Nigeria in 1987, a pastor approached David with a tearful request. This man had holes in his shoes and a torn shirt, yet his request was not for clothing. "Dr. Shibley," he pled, "please train us and please send us literature."

In response to this man's heart-felt plea and the call for help from thousands of native pastors like him, Global Advance was founded in 1990 to "equip frontline shepherds for world harvest." David often refers to these native pastors as "the quickest, most cost-effective and most culturally sensitive way" to reach a nation with the Christian message.

Since its inception, Global Advance has provided on-sight training for over 230,000 pastors and church leaders in over 60 nations. In Frontline Shepherds Conferences, focused primarily on underdeveloped nations, native pastors and church leaders receive "a vision in their hearts and tools in their hands." Books and ministry resources have been translated into 13 languages.

The Global Advance Center for Evangelism and Church Planting in India, one of five training centers Global Advance has helped to establish, sponsors three institutes each year that train 1000 Christian workers annually. The Warren Shibley Library, located in the Center, is becoming one of the major learning centers in the nation. With a collection already of over 3500 volumes, the library has a goal of acquiring 10,000 new volumes by the year 2000. A third story is under construction for the Center that will focus on audio-visual media for education.

David Shibley, founder and president of Global Advance, is a graduate of John Brown University (where he was selected Outstanding Alumnus of 1995) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also holds an honorary doctorate from ORU.


Program accomplishments

2003
Global Advance will soon reach a milestone of bringing on-site training to a quarter million pastors and church leaders in 60 nations.

Global Advance, through its Frontline Shepherd Conferences, has provided on-sight training for over 230,000 pastors and church leaders in over 60 nations, with materials translated into 24 languages. The Global Advance Center for Evangelism and Church Planting in India sponsors three annual institutes that train 1000 Christian workers.


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