Mars Hill Productions, Inc.

Summary

Mars Hill Production, Inc. ("MHP") is a ministry dedicated to the purpose of using media to draw people to Jesus Christ. For more than two decades, Mars Hill films and videos have been used in schools, churches, camps prisons, and homes around the world to introduce thousands of people to Jesus Christ and to motivate thousands more to share their faith in Christ with others. Revenues come principally from video sales in the US, while the predominance of contributions come from Southeast Texas. 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:
4711 Lexington Blvd
Suite 218
Missouri City, TX 77459-7459

Website: www.mars-hill.org

Phone: (800) 580-6479

Email:


Organization details

EIN: 760235320

CEO/President: Mr. Frederick Carpenter

Chairman: Mr. Kyle Vann

Board size: 11

Founder: Mr. Frederick Carpenter

Year founded: 1987

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1992


Purpose

Mars Hill Production, Inc. ("MHP") is a ministry dedicated to the purpose of using media to draw people to Jesus Christ. For more than two decades, Mars Hill films and videos have been used in schools, churches, camps prisons, and homes around the world to introduce thousands of people to Jesus Christ and to motivate thousands more to share their faith in Christ with others. Revenues come principally from video sales in the US, while the predominance of contributions come from Southeast Texas. 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

Mars Hill Productions expresses its purpose as follows:

"...using media to draw people to Jesus Christ."


Statement of faith

Mars Hill Production, Inc. expresses its statement of faith as follows:

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, and authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe 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 through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal, tangible return in power and in glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of the body of the saved and lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating422 of 44244 of 44
Fund acquisition rating437 of 44243 of 44
Resource allocation rating409 of 44242 of 44
Asset utilization rating268 of 44226 of 44

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%27%17%19%18%14%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%26%16%19%17%13%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%96%98%97%96%95%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%23%20%20%16%15%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%4%2%3%4%5%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%68%71%73%77%78%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%114%80%92%106%88%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%78%57%67%82%69%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-14%20%8%-6%12%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%-10%19%8%-7%14%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%9%8%7%7%7%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.270.740.720.931.251.02
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.091.041.061.081.04
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.450.800.750.981.351.06
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
7.9851.33125.6162.1019.4965.87
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.020.010.020.050.02
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.0614.6315.9312.028.4611.13
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%10%6%7%5%1%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%122%130%100%76%97%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$1,120,297$1,245,629$998,353$877,828$937,063
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$4,748$3,977$3,987$5,801$5,160
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,125,045$1,249,606$1,002,340$883,629$942,223
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$89,663$43,729$50,354$62,790$36,897
Other long-term assets$6,354$4,780$4,780$4,780$4,780
Total long-term assets$96,017$48,509$55,134$67,570$41,677
Total assets$1,221,062$1,298,115$1,057,474$951,199$983,900
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$21,919$9,948$16,141$45,327$14,305
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$21,919$9,948$16,141$45,327$14,305
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$95,606$74,000$54,000$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$95,606$74,000$54,000$0$0
Total liabilities$117,525$83,948$70,141$45,327$14,305
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$770,548$885,182$614,777$551,950$740,257
Temporarily restricted$332,989$328,985$372,556$353,922$229,338
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,103,537$1,214,167$987,333$905,872$969,595
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$764,456$1,141,299$1,038,495$1,078,733$1,080,474
Program service revenue$12,086$12,883$20,878$27,833$42,901
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$12,984$3,641$1,138$1,251$1,508
Other revenue$4,702$2,631$5,330$17,239$8,207
Total other revenue$29,772$19,155$27,346$46,323$52,616
Total revenue$794,228$1,160,454$1,065,841$1,125,056$1,133,090
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$615,572$663,803$714,511$918,134$781,189
Management and general$79,760$79,029$71,961$77,699$71,758
Fundraising$209,526$190,788$197,908$192,946$147,800
Total expenses$904,858$933,620$984,380$1,188,779$1,000,747
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($110,630)$226,834$81,461($63,723)$132,343
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($110,630)$226,834$81,461($63,723)$132,343

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