Mars Hill Productions, Inc.

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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: 12

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 rating810 of 94141 of 51
Fund acquisition rating917 of 94349 of 51
Resource allocation rating685 of 94338 of 51
Asset utilization rating462 of 94122 of 51

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%15%29%27%17%19%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
4%15%28%26%16%19%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%99%97%96%98%97%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%14%23%23%20%20%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%1%3%4%2%3%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%80%69%68%71%73%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
94%106%119%114%80%92%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
79%85%82%78%57%67%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
6%-6%-19%-14%20%8%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
7%-8%-17%-10%19%8%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%6%7%9%8%7%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.281.280.960.740.720.93
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.281.071.071.091.041.06
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.961.371.020.800.750.98
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
24.3395.9339.7951.33125.6162.10
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.030.010.030.020.010.02
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.758.6911.4214.6315.9312.02
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
4%15%13%10%6%7%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
73%66%91%122%130%100%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$607,573$599,065$1,120,297$1,245,629$998,353
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$4,349$4,927$4,748$3,977$3,987
Short-term investments$349,998$407,151$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$961,920$1,011,143$1,125,045$1,249,606$1,002,340
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$56,167$65,144$89,663$43,729$50,354
Other long-term assets$6,680$6,680$6,354$4,780$4,780
Total long-term assets$62,847$71,824$96,017$48,509$55,134
Total assets$1,024,767$1,082,967$1,221,062$1,298,115$1,057,474
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$10,027$25,409$21,919$9,948$16,141
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$10,027$25,409$21,919$9,948$16,141
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$144,561$117,672$95,606$74,000$54,000
Total long-term liabilities$144,561$117,672$95,606$74,000$54,000
Total liabilities$154,588$143,081$117,525$83,948$70,141
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$635,082$642,843$770,548$885,182$614,777
With donor restrictions$235,097$297,043$332,989$328,985$372,556
Net assets$870,179$939,886$1,103,537$1,214,167$987,333
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$1,229,887$843,650$764,456$1,141,299$1,038,495
Program service revenue$2,765$5,976$12,086$12,883$20,878
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$10,011$18,109$12,984$3,641$1,138
Other revenue$1,711$4,523$4,702$2,631$5,330
Total other revenue$14,487$28,608$29,772$19,155$27,346
Total revenue$1,244,374$872,258$794,228$1,160,454$1,065,841
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$1,052,830$718,664$615,572$663,803$714,511
Management and general$76,894$74,417$79,760$79,029$71,961
Fundraising$184,357$242,828$209,526$190,788$197,908
Total expenses$1,314,081$1,035,909$904,858$933,620$984,380
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($69,707)($163,651)($110,630)$226,834$81,461
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($69,707)($163,651)($110,630)$226,834$81,461

Compensation

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/24/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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