Living Proof Ministries

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Summary

Author and Speaker Beth Moore is a dynamic teacher whose conferences take her across the globe. She has written numerous bestselling books and Bible studies. She is also the founder and visionary of Living Proof Ministries based in Houston, TX.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Living Proof Ministries
12131 Malcomson Rd
Houston, TX 77070

Website: lproof.org

Phone: 888-700-1999

Email: lproof.org/contact


Organization details

EIN: 760450571

CEO/President: Beth Moore

Chairman:

Board size: 0

Founder: Beth Moore

Year founded: 1995

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 04/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2006


Purpose

Living Proof Ministries' primary exempt purpose is to disseminate religious teachings through public speaking engagements, seminars, Bible classes, radio and television programs, and distribution of audio, videotapes, and written material.


Mission statement


Statement of faith

We believe that Jesus Christ is "the way, the truth, and the life." (John 14:6)

We believe that "salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to man by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)

We believe "if we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us." (1 John 1:8)

We believe "if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)

We believe that "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners" and can fully redeem and powerfully use even those who consider they have been "the worst." (1 Timothy 1:15)

We believe God "is patient, not wanting any to perish but everyone to come to repentance." (2 Peter 3:9)

We believe that all scripture is "God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness." (2 Timothy 3:16)

We believe that every believer in Christ is the "temple of the Holy Spirit." (1 Corinthians 6:19)

We believe we have been "baptized by one Spirit into one body" (1Corinthians 12:13) and recognize the value and equality of all members of the body of Christ. We are "all one in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3:28)

We actively support the unity of all believers eclipsing all denominational, economic, or ethnic diversities.

We believe we have "different kinds of gifts but the same Spirit." (1 Corinthians 12:4)

We believe that "our citizenship is in heaven and we eagerly await a Savior from there the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables Him to bring everything under His control, will transform our lowly bodies so they will be like His glorious body. (Philippians 3:21)

"And so shall we forever be with the Lord." (1 Thessalonians 4:17)

Until then, we believe we are to strive to "live holy and Godly lives as we look forward to the day of God." (2 Peter 3:11,12)

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating259 of 94017 of 51
Fund acquisition rating327 of 94219 of 51
Resource allocation rating14 of 9424 of 51
Asset utilization rating747 of 94042 of 51

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%0%0%0%0%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%0%0%0%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
93%19%9%12%14%6%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%0%0%0%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
7%81%91%88%86%94%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%90%92%89%88%85%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%201%132%138%126%94%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
79%180%122%123%111%80%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%-101%-32%-38%-26%6%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-10%-4%-5%-4%1%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%10%8%11%12%15%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.920.210.180.190.180.14
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.381.101.091.091.091.09
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.740.230.200.200.200.16
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.166805.182363.4216608.7444731.270.00
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.000.000.000.000.00
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.6951.9961.1358.8261.0576.94
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
14%0%0%0%0%0%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
85%478%558%535%555%700%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$3,455,287$4,891,787$5,452,414$6,595,844$7,133,317
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$173,534$111,998$267,864$234,880$297,765
Short-term investments$7,293,499$7,304,890$7,118,280$6,588,658$6,183,665
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$10,922,320$12,308,675$12,838,558$13,419,382$13,614,747
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$861,387$908,315$924,524$978,250$1,014,000
Other long-term assets$268,034$260,495$244,285$244,285$235,947
Total long-term assets$1,129,421$1,168,810$1,168,809$1,222,535$1,249,947
Total assets$12,051,741$13,477,485$14,007,367$14,641,917$14,864,694
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$1,605$5,208$773$300$0
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$1,605$5,208$773$300$0
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$1,605$5,208$773$300$0
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$12,050,136$13,472,277$14,006,594$14,641,617$14,864,694
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$12,050,136$13,472,277$14,006,594$14,641,617$14,864,694
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$237,350$165,200$227,840$286,870$140,349
Program service revenue$478,409$881,296$1,000,866$1,492,956$1,328,424
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$207,610$195,858$207,165$127,100$119,533
Other revenue$332,936$580,507$460,441$190,420$668,507
Total other revenue$1,018,955$1,657,661$1,668,472$1,810,476$2,116,464
Total revenue$1,256,305$1,822,861$1,896,312$2,097,346$2,256,813
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$2,265,606$2,222,664$2,339,136$2,319,751$1,811,915
Management and general$255,283$192,561$280,004$317,951$311,459
Fundraising$0$0$0$0$0
Total expenses$2,520,889$2,415,225$2,619,140$2,637,702$2,123,374
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($1,264,584)($592,364)($722,828)($540,356)$133,439
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($1,264,584)($592,364)($722,828)($540,356)$133,439

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Beth MoorePresident$249,129
Sabrina Moore FinanceManager/Board Secretary$176,424
Melissa FitzpatrickResearch Asst/Co-Teacher$145,190

Compensation data as of: 4/30/2020


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/10/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

There in a theater chair, wide-eyed and filled to the brim with Coca-Cola, Beth began a lifelong love for stories. She loved to tell them, write them, and be told them. The story that captured her heart and consumed her life, however, was not told in a movie theater. It was the story told in Sunday School of Jesus, a Savior who loved children and who thought she was special. A seed was planted in her young heart that would grow to mark her life with a passionate love for Christ.

At the age of 18, Beth sensed God calling her to work for Him. Although she couldn't imagine what that would mean, she made it her goal to say yes to whatever He asked. Beth graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a degree in political science. She would later receive honorary doctorates from Howard Payne University and Gordon College.

She married Keith in 1978 and soon after the Lord added Amanda and Melissa to the family. As a young wife and mother, Beth served the Lord by speaking at luncheons and retreats and working at Mother's Day Out.

After years of being encouraged to develop homework by those attending Bible Study class led by Beth, she realized what she had on her hands was a 'ministry'. Beth founded Living Proof Ministries in 1994 with the purpose of teaching women to know and love Jesus through the study of Scripture.

She self- published her first book, Things Pondered, in 1993, and published her first Bible Study, A Woman's Heart: God's Dwelling Place in 1995. Since then, the studies have been translated into over 20 languages and have reached women in countries all across the globe. In addition to her writing, Beth enjoys ministering to women at live events. Beth recently celebrated over 20 years of Living Proof Live conferences. She can also be seen teaching Bible studies on the television program Living Proof with Beth Moore, aired on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.

Beth enjoys life in the woods outside of Houston, TX with her husband, Keith. Beth is an avid reader, loves Tex-Mex, catching a movie, and being a grandmother to her three delightful grandchildren. You can find Beth spending time with the Lord while she is out for her daily walk with her beloved dogs and bringing carrots to her favorite neighboring donkey she lovingly nick-named 'Donk'.


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