Global Media Outreach

Summary

Global Media Outreach (GMO) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) ministry that was formed to present the good news of Jesus Christ online in many different languages worldwide. With a staff of about 40 people located in Plano, Texas, GMO's goal is to stay on the cutting edge of emerging technologies with the intent to give everyone on earth multiple opportunities to know and follow Jesus Christ.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

Mailing address:
7160 Dallas Parkway, Suite 200
Plano, TX 75024-5024

Website: www.GlobalMediaOutreach.com

Phone: (972) 975-9444

Email: contact@gmomail.org


Organization details

EIN: 841720344

CEO/President: Jeff Gowler

Chairman: Mr. Walt Wilson

Board size: 9

Founder: Mr. Walt Wilson

Year founded: 2006

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 08/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2012


Purpose

THE MINISTRY
Global Media Outreach is a nonprofit 501(3) Internet ministry that was formed to present the good news of Jesus Christ online in many different languages worldwide. Global Media Outreach's goal is to stay on the cutting edge of emerging technologies with the intent to give everyone on earth multiple opportunities to know and follow Jesus Christ.

THE WORK
The work of Global Media Outreach begins when seekers find one of Global Media Outreach's more than 250 websites. Here, more than 1.6 billion visits to Gospel presentations have been made since 2004, and more than 177 million indicated decisions for Christ have occurred. Global Media Outreach has presented the Gospel to people from 195 countries across the globe. Global Media Outreach's team of more than 4,000 Online Missionaries has served tens of millions of people seeking Jesus around the world.

THE VISION
In September of 2013, Global Media Outreach was able to utilize cutting-edge technology to present the Gospel more than 2.4 million times in a single day. This was just a glimpse into the vision of Global Media Outreach. As the leading pioneer in media-technology evangelism and discipleship, Global Media Outreach aims to amplify efforts in order to give everyone on earth multiple opportunities to accept Jesus Christ -- see hundreds of millions receive Him--build them in their faith and then connect them to Christian movements everywhere.

THE IMPACT
Every day, hundreds of thousands of people around the world land on a Global Media Outreach Gospel presentation and tens of thousands of people indicate decisions to follow Christ. With on-the-ground partners all over the world, Global Media Outreach is able to connect many online contacts to Christian communities on the ground, which helps bring up countless new leaders in the worldwide church.

THE TECHNOLOGY
When individuals request follow-up, Global Media Outreach is prepared with Online Missionaries in more than 100 countries. Combined, Global Media Outreach's diverse team of Online Missionaries can respond in 26 different languages. Online Missionaries use a special system Global Media Outreach has developed that provides safety and security to those communicating. With mobile traffic increasing, Global Media Outreach developed a way to allow seekers to connect with Online Missionaries through this safe messaging system. Those who aren't ready to connect are still able to grow their faith by downloading one of two mobile discipleship apps developed by Global Media Outreach.


Mission statement

Global Media Outreach uses the following to express its mission:

Present the good news of Jesus Christ online 24/7 and help believers grow in their faith using cutting edge technology.

Global Media Outreach's Vision:

  • Give everyone on earth mulitiple opportunities to know Jesus.
  • Build them in their faith.
  • Connect them to Christian community.

Statement of faith

THE BIBLE

The sole basis of our beliefs is the Bible, God's infallible written Word, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe that it was uniquely, verbally and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and that it was written without error (inerrant) in the original manuscripts. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks.

We accept those areas of doctrinal teaching on which, historically, there has been general agreement among all true Christians. Because of the specialized calling of our movement, we desire to allow for freedom of conviction on other doctrinal matters, provided that any interpretation is based upon the Bible alone, and that no such interpretation shall become an issue which hinders the ministry to which God has called us.

GOD
There is one true God, eternally existing in three persons--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit--each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality.

Jesus Christ is God, the living Word, who became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. Hence, He is perfect Deity and true humanity united in one person forever.

He lived a sinless life and voluntarily atoned for the sins of men by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone.

He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died.

He ascended bodily into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man, continually makes intercession for His own.

MAN
Man was originally created in the image of God. He sinned by disobeying God; thus, he was alienated from his Creator. That historic fall brought all mankind under divine condemnation.

Man's nature is corrupted, and he is thus totally unable to please God. Every man is in need of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit.

SALVATION
The salvation of man is wholly a work of God's free grace and is not the work, in whole or in part, of human works or goodness or religious ceremony. God imputes His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, and thereby justified them in His sight.

It is the privilege of all who are born again of the Spirit to be assured of their salvation from the very moment in which they trust Christ as their Savior. This assurance is not based upon any kind of human merit, but is produced by the witness of the Holy Spirit, who confirms in the believer the testimony of God in His written word.

THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to men. He convicts and draws sinners to Christ, imparts new life to them, continually indwells them from the moment of spiritual birth and seals them until the day of redemption. His fullness, power and control are appropriated in the believer's life by faith.

Every believer is called to live so in the power of the indwelling Spirit that he will not fulfill the lust of the flesh but will bear fruit to the glory of God.

THE CHURCH
Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, His Body, which is composed of all men, living and dead, who have been joined to Him through saving faith.

God admonishes His people to assemble together regularly for worship, for participation in ordinances, for edification through the Scriptures and for mutual encouragement.

ETERNAL LIFE
At physical death the believer enters immediately into eternal, conscious fellowship with the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting glory and blessing.

At physical death the unbeliever enters immediately into eternal, conscious separation from the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting judgment and condemnation.

CHRIST'S RETURN
Jesus Christ will come again to the earth--personally, visibly and bodily--to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.

RESPONSIBILITY
The Lord Jesus Christ commanded all believers to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to disciple men of every nation. The fulfillment of that Great Commission requires that all worldly and personal ambitions be subordinated to a total commitment to "Him who loved us and gave Himself for us."

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating356 of 43029 of 34
Fund acquisition rating424 of 43034 of 34
Resource allocation rating384 of 43033 of 34
Asset utilization rating121 of 43011 of 34

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20162015201420132012
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%25%17%15%12%16%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%25%17%15%12%16%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%100%100%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%26%18%15%14%16%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%0%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20162015201420132012
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%69%78%81%81%80%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%96%100%100%88%100%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%66%78%81%72%81%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%4%0%0%12%0%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%12%2%-1%54%-4%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%5%5%4%5%3%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20162015201420132012
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.322.473.143.633.406.63
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.021.041.031.041.14
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.532.523.263.753.537.56
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20162015201420132012
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.097.635.865.077.032.81
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.130.170.200.140.36
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.074.143.062.572.921.02
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20162015201420132012
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%13%16%19%14%31%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%35%27%22%25%10%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20162015201420132012
Cash$2,829,204$2,538,765$2,679,159$2,487,980$1,333,701
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$134,036$145,467$47,896$75,432$11,908
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,963,240$2,684,232$2,727,055$2,563,412$1,345,609
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$42,148$53,832$41,063$40,620$109,654
Other long-term assets$15,328$42,160$48,960$52,802$79,223
Total long-term assets$57,476$95,992$90,023$93,422$188,877
Total assets$3,020,716$2,780,224$2,817,078$2,656,834$1,534,486
 
Liabilities20162015201420132012
Payables and accrued expenses$257,358$336,407$434,106$364,777$478,193
Other current liabilities$130,853$121,956$103,862$0$0
Total current liabilities$388,211$458,363$537,968$364,777$478,193
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$388,211$458,363$537,968$364,777$478,193
 
Net assets20162015201420132012
Unrestricted$2,144,267$1,404,550$2,157,573$1,579,519$756,293
Temporarily restricted$488,238$917,311$121,537$712,538$300,000
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$2,632,505$2,321,861$2,279,110$2,292,057$1,056,293
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20162015201420132012
Total contributions$7,806,359$8,773,739$10,218,904$10,296,598$10,129,185
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$374$933$1,373$820$910
Other revenue($26,562)$8,347($2,093)($22,375)$0
Total other revenue($26,188)$9,280($720)($21,555)$910
Total revenue$7,780,171$8,783,019$10,218,184$10,275,043$10,130,095
 
Expenses20162015201420132012
Program services$5,160,281$6,808,569$8,311,148$7,364,250$8,178,904
Management and general$374,053$401,799$409,378$422,982$346,511
Fundraising$1,935,193$1,529,900$1,510,605$1,252,047$1,649,519
Total expenses$7,469,527$8,740,268$10,231,131$9,039,279$10,174,934
 
Change in net assets20162015201420132012
Surplus (deficit)$310,644$42,751($12,947)$1,235,764($44,839)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$310,644$42,751($12,947)$1,235,764($44,839)

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History

2004

  • Ministry launches PassionOfChrist.com website for use in conjunction with film, "The Passion of the Christ"
  • Global Media Outreach Response Center methodology developed
  • 21,066 indicated decisions for Christ
2005
  • WorldLINC,a Campus Crusade Internet ministry, merges with Global Media Outreach.
  • Email response software developed to provide secure way for Online Missionaries to respond to seekers
  • 151,049 indicated decisions for Christ
2006
  • More than 40 different websites for evangelism and discipleship are launched
  • Churches, Christian universities and organizations partner with Global Media Outreach and begin using response system to follow up with seekers, new believers and recommitting Christians who come to Gospel websites.
  • 464,645 indicated decisions for Christ
2007
  • Websites using video to share the Gospel are tested
  • Development of new discipleship site, iChristianLife.com, begins
  • More than 250,000 requests for follow-up and discipleship
  • More than 1.3 million indicated decisions for Christ
2008
  • Number of Online Missionaries grows to 2,200
  • iChristianlife.com now includes Internet, radio and material from leading Christian writers and pastors
  • 17 million visits to GMO websites
  • More than 3 million indicated decisions for Christ, almost triple the amount from 2007
2009
  • Number of Online Missionaries grows to 4,200
  • Global Media Outreach now has more than 100 discipleship and evangelism websites, created in 14 Internet languages.
  • Launch of Church Online Missions Program to increase number of online missionaries through churches
  • More than 66 million visits to Global Media Outreach websites
  • More than1.9 million requests for follow-up and discipleship
  • 10.5 million indicated decisions for Christ
2010
  • E-learning discipleship course, Following The Path, is launched
  • More than 70 churches in Church Online Missions Program
  • Alliance with "Joni and Friends" announced
  • Online Missionaries respond to more than 2.4 million requests for follow-up
  • More than 15 million indicated decisions for Christ
2011
  • Number of Online Missionaries grows to 8,000
  • Global Media Outreach is now an independent ministry
  • 19.3 million indicated decision for Christ
2012
  • Global Media Outreach partners with Harvest America, YouVersion and American Bible Society to bring deeper scripture engagement and more content to new and recommitting believers.
  • Global Media Outreach partners with Christian Vision to develop indigenously produced video in Spanish and Russian
  • More than 12 million discipleship visits
  • 26 million indicated decisions for Christ
2013
  • Mobile apps for evangelism and discipleship developed
  • Global Media Outreach partners with YouVersion for online Bible App distribution
  • On-the-ground partnerships in India, Tunisia, Russia and Brazil connect new believers to Christian communities
  • 326 million visits to Gospel presentations
  • 100 millionth indicated decision for Christ
2014
  • Global Media Outreach celebrates its tenth year of the ministry and crosses 1 billion Gospel visits
  • Discipleship dashboard is created to help Online Missionaries better track and measure spiritual growth of seekers
  • 406 million visits to Gospel presentations
  • More than 30 million indicated decisions for Christ
  • 29 million discipleship activities
2015
  • Cultural Intelligence Initiative is launched, training Online Missionaries to be better equipped to serve their disciples
  • GodLife.com is translated into nine different languages.
  • 283 million visits to Gospel presentations
  • More than 23 million indicated decisions for Christ
  • 23 million discipleship activities
2016
  • Global Media Outreach becomes YouVersion's largest referral partner, resulting in more than 430,000 downloads of the Bible app.
  • AskBible app is released targeting feature phone users.
2017
  • Decentralized language teams to give strategic power to local experts in nine widely spoken languages around the globe.
  • Released text and audio versions of Bible in multiple languages on GodLife.com
  • Offered Global Media Outreach systems and resources to assist other ministries in accompliing their goals

Program accomplishments

Gospel Presentations - have shared the gospel 1.6 billion times in unique ways through video, text and audio via mobile platforms, 200 websites and apps in 26 languages.

Online Missions Response - more than 4,000 online missionaries use Global Media Outreach's secure response system to respond to seekers who need help growing in their faith in God.

Godlfe.com - a discipleship mobile and desktop site that provides resources to help believers learn about God.

Cultural Intelligence - a website dedicated to analyzing worldwide cultures and how people respond to the Gospel differently.

Mobile Apps - apps designed to guide people in their journey with Christ, available in multiple languages.


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