Guidelines/ Harold Sala

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Summary

Dr. Harold Sala (speaker, author and bible teacher) founded Guidelines in 1963. Pioneering the five-minute commentary in Christian radio, Dr. Sala's daily "Guidelines-A Five Minute Commentary on Living" is currently broadcast on more than 1000 stations around the world in a variety of languages. Programs are also available on our website and by email.
The Guidelines Team encourages men and women all over the world to live out the life of Christ. Sala, who holds a Ph.D. in biblical text, has authored over 60 books published in 19 languages. He and his team frequently speak on a wide variety of practical topics at conferences, seminars, and churches worldwide.

Additionally, Guidelines participates with its missionaries in mobile medical and vision clinics, Christian medical education, prison ministry, outreach to displaced people groups and support of children's homes. Lives are touched by ministering to the lonely, sick, hurting and poor in places like the Philippines, Ukraine, Myanmar and Kenya.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Contact information

Mailing address:
26161 Marguerite Pkwy St
Suite F
Mission Viejo, CA 92692-3162

Website: www.guidelines.org

Phone: (949) 582-5001

Email: tracy@guidelines.org


Organization details

EIN: 840574141

CEO/President: Bonnie Sala

Chairman: Dr. Harold Sala

Board size: 14

Founder: Dr. Harold Sala

Year founded: 1963

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2004


Purpose

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: Guidelines' mission is to REACH people who need relationship with God, TEACH them His Word, and TOUCH them by meeting their spiritual and physical needs .

PROJECTS The Legacy Project: Reaching Those Yet Unreached

The Guidelines Legacy Project exists to establish community-based radio stations and to equip evangelical partners working in the community to provide bible-based, people oriented programming in unserved areas.


Mission statement


Statement of faith

Guidelines, Inc uses the following to express its Statement of Faith:

We believe in:

  • the verbal plenary inspiration of the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments;
  • the creation of man by the direct act of God;
  • the incarnation and virgin birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ;
  • His identification as the Son of God;
  • His vicarious atonement for the sins of mankind by the shedding of His blood on the cross;
  • the resurrection of His body from the tomb;
  • the literal second coming of Christ;
  • His power to save men from sin;
  • the new birth through the regeneration by the Holy Spirit;
  • the gift of eternal life by the grace of God;
  • the power of the Holy Spirit for effective Christian service

Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating431 of 91318 of 50
Fund acquisition rating157 of 91511 of 50
Resource allocation rating641 of 91532 of 50
Asset utilization rating538 of 91327 of 50

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%3%10%1%2%11%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%3%10%1%2%10%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
93%95%97%95%90%97%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%2%9%1%2%9%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
7%5%3%5%10%3%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%78%76%83%82%73%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
100%110%118%121%109%113%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%86%90%100%90%83%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
0%-10%-18%-21%-9%-13%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
0%-7%-13%-12%-5%-6%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%19%16%16%16%18%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.950.740.860.700.590.55
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.471.001.011.011.011.01
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.760.740.860.710.600.55
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
6.6460.20170.2473.60747.071273.29
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.150.020.010.010.000.00
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.3815.9413.8116.7520.1121.71
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
15%2%1%1%0%1%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
77%133%116%141%169%181%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$370,353$267,955$340,581$516,543$537,633
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$6,014$5,712$11,558
Short-term investments$785,435$955,880$1,045,594$1,018,183$1,078,753
Other current assets$3,235$3,235$8,235$8,235$8,235
Total current assets$1,159,023$1,227,070$1,400,424$1,548,673$1,636,179
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$5,093$6,467$9,171$13,574$19,224
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$5,093$6,467$9,171$13,574$19,224
Total assets$1,164,116$1,233,537$1,409,595$1,562,247$1,655,403
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$19,254$7,208$19,028$2,073$1,285
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$19,254$7,208$19,028$2,073$1,285
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$17,336
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$17,336
Total liabilities$19,254$7,208$19,028$2,073$18,621
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$1,050,340$1,179,976$1,140,170$1,408,081$1,459,947
With donor restrictions$94,522$46,353$250,397$152,093$176,835
Net assets$1,144,862$1,226,329$1,390,567$1,560,174$1,636,782
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$739,845$871,652$776,986$765,604$773,070
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$34,947$20,351$36,895$75,566($4,223)
Other revenue$1,919$4,065$6,151$5,093$30,647
Total other revenue$36,866$24,416$43,046$80,659$26,424
Total revenue$776,711$896,068$820,032$846,263$799,494
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$670,679$804,339$821,288$758,222$662,755
Management and general$166,905$164,856$158,123$149,661$158,976
Fundraising$20,594$91,111$10,228$14,988$82,136
Total expenses$858,178$1,060,306$989,639$922,871$903,867
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($81,467)($164,238)($169,607)($76,608)($104,373)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($81,467)($164,238)($169,607)($76,608)($104,373)

Compensation

Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/4/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Dr. Harold Sala (speaker, author and bible teacher) founded Guidelines in 1963. Pioneering the five-minute commentary in Christian radio, Dr. Sala's daily "Guidelines-A Five Minute Commentary on Living" is currently broadcast on more than 1000 stations around the world in a variety of languages. Programs are also available on our website and by email.

The Guidelines Team encourages men and women all over the world to live out the life of Christ. Sala, who holds a Ph.D. in biblical text, has authored over 60 books published in 19 languages. He and his team frequently speak on a wide variety of practical topics at conferences, seminars, and churches worldwide.

Additionally, Guidelines participates with its missionaries in mobile medical and vision clinics, Christian medical education, prison ministry, outreach to displaced people groups and support of children's homes. Lives are touched by ministering to the lonely, sick, hurting and poor in places like the Philippines, Ukraine, Myanmar and Kenya.


Program accomplishments

Top Accomplishments in 2015:

  • $41,700 raised for a Legacy Radio Station planted in a Muslim-majority country of the Balkans
  • $10,000 in war relief raised and sent to Ukraine
  • Constructed permanent home for Precious Kids Center in Kitale, Kenya
  • Provided a new vehicle for Sister Freda in Kitale, Kenya
  • Produced Guidelines' Family Study Video Series in English, Tagalog and Mandarin on flash drives. Funded 300 flash drives in Hong Kong for distribution to couples in Mainland China.

Needs

Needs for 2016:

Funds to cover translation, production and airtime to expand distribution of the Commentary in the following areas: Muslim-majority country of the Balkans, Turkey, Latin America, Africa