Christian Military Fellowship/ CMF

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Summary

Christian Military Fellowship ("CMF") is a non-denominational fellowship of believers committed to Jesus Christ and to carrying out the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) within the military society. It cooperates with chapels, chaplains, local churches and Christian organizations in support of U.S. military personnel and their families worldwide, with prayer, Bible studies, local fellowships, conferences, link-ups, free literature, correspondence, hospitality, and Christian book services. CMF is committed to evangelizing and discipling members of the United States armed forces. CMF involves all elements of that society including all ranks, family members, and civilian employees. CMF offers a Bible study called "Discovery" geared toward those new to the Faith. CMF also has available the "Discipleship Training Objective" series for those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of Scripture. CMF publishes a monthly newsletter (Christian Report) and prayer reminder (Battle Plan). CMF is part of the Fellowship of Christian Military Ministries (FCMM and also the Association of Military Christian Fellowships (AMCF), along with other organizations whose commitment to Jesus Christ includes Christian ministry within and to the military society worldwide.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Christian Military Fellowship
PO Box 1207
Englewood, CO 80150-1207

Website: www.cmfhq.org

Phone: 800-798-7875

Email: office@cmfhq.org


Organization details

EIN: 840780545

CEO/President: Robert Flynn

Chairman: SGM Daniel L. Cartwright, USA (Ret)

Board size: 9

Founder:

Year founded: 1979

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1982


Purpose

Operating Principles

1. Encourage and help individual members to establish and maintain personal Bible study, prayer and obedience to God in every area of their lives.

2. Foster in all members a primary concern for the spiritual well-being of their own families, and the recognition in God's economy of the family as the basic worshiping community.

3. Encourage members to perform their military duties in a professional manner consistent with obedience to God's commands.

4. Encourage and assist members to form and maintain local fellowships consisting of regularly scheduled Bible study, prayer and personal sharing.

5. Motivate members to support local chaplains by prayer and personal encouragement, and to participate actively in the chapel program.

6. Conduct conferences in order to teach Scriptural truth, impart training in the practical application of spiritual principles, and encourage and enjoy fellowship with one another.

7. Evangelize every segment of the military society by any means which honors Christ.

8. Encourage individual members and local fellowships to minister to the spiritual and temporal needs of the allied military society.

9. Foster throughout the fellowship the practice of ministering to individuals on a personal basis.

10. Promote "pray and plan" sessions among the local leadership in order to seek God's guidance in directing the local CMF ministry.

11. Encourage participation by friends and relatives in support of the activities of the fellowship through associate membership.


Mission statement

Christian Military Fellowship (CMF) is an association of believers who are committed to encouraging Men and Women in the United States Armed Forces, and their families, to love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. CMF involves all elements of that society including all ranks, family members, veterans, retirees, and civilian employees.

Within the military society, our members, staff and constituents work to introduce people to Jesus Christ and help Christians to grow in faith.


Statement of faith

1. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

2. We believe that the Old and New Testaments as originally written are the verbally inspired Word of God, and accept them as the supreme and all-sufficient authority in faith and life.

3. We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is eternal separation from God; and that each human being is born with a sinful nature and cannot by his own efforts please God.

4. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, was born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man.

5. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins as our vicarious sacrifice in accordance with the Scripture, and that all who believe in Him are cleansed of their sins by His shed blood and are justified before God.

6. We believe that all who by faith receive the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and so become the children of God, to live with Him through all eternity.

7. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life there as our High Priest and Advocate.

8. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust; the eternal blessedness of the saved; and the everlasting, conscious punishment of the lost.

9. We believe in the personal, visible and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ to this earth.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating57 of 9401 of 27
Fund acquisition rating85 of 9422 of 27
Resource allocation rating11 of 9421 of 27
Asset utilization rating414 of 94014 of 27

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%1%1%1%1%1%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%1%1%1%1%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
86%99%99%99%99%95%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%1%1%1%1%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
14%1%1%1%1%5%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%94%94%94%94%94%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
96%108%112%86%102%101%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
75%101%105%81%96%95%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
4%-8%-12%14%-2%-1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%-12%-16%21%-3%-2%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%5%5%5%5%5%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.401.401.351.161.361.20
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.582.462.352.582.412.45
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.283.453.172.983.282.95
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
7.553.213.944.192.372.76
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.130.310.250.240.420.36
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.372.402.833.062.122.60
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
13%13%11%9%18%15%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
60%62%66%78%61%71%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$25,715$31,127$34,124$25,965$25,478
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$49,128$63,988$73,085$82,083$82,670
Short-term investments$38,181$34,667$27,112$17,519$14,940
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$113,024$129,782$134,321$125,567$123,088
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$165,161$174,574$178,494$177,006$178,875
Other long-term assets$0$0$33,690$0$0
Total long-term assets$165,161$174,574$212,184$177,006$178,875
Total assets$278,185$304,356$346,505$302,573$301,963
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$35,216$32,958$32,087$52,958$44,521
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$35,216$32,958$32,087$52,958$44,521
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$35,216$32,958$32,087$52,958$44,521
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$221,969$236,398$264,418$99,703$124,130
With donor restrictions$21,000$35,000$50,000$149,912$133,312
Net assets$242,969$271,398$314,418$249,615$257,442
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$357,633$365,453$460,647$401,200$342,403
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$3,516$2,791$4,804$2,614$527
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$16,267
Total other revenue$3,516$2,791$4,804$2,614$16,794
Total revenue$361,149$368,244$465,451$403,814$359,197
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$365,194$386,965$376,688$387,774$340,389
Management and general$19,447$19,293$18,879$18,827$18,330
Fundraising$4,937$5,006$5,081$5,040$4,509
Total expenses$389,578$411,264$400,648$411,641$363,228
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($28,429)($43,020)$64,803($7,827)($4,031)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($28,429)($43,020)$64,803($7,827)($4,031)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Robert FlynnCEO & Board Chair$33,560

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2020


Response from ministry

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