Navajo Ministries/ Navajo Missions

Summary

Navajo Ministries ("NM") is a religious charity based in Farmington, NM. NM defines five areas of ministry: childcare, reservation, radio, intercessory prayer, and biblical counseling. The childcare ministry provides foster home care to Navajo children in facilities owned and operated by the Mission. In September 1999, a small school began operations as a part of the childcare ministry. The reservation ministry provides outreach to the Navajo population living on the reservation. The Mission's radio ministry operates through its radio station KNMI. The Four Corners Prayer Center is a network of intercessory prayers who pray daily for reconciliation between all tribes and nations, and for reconciliation between God and man. The Biblical Counseling Center primarily provides for the counseling needs of the children and support for the house parents while also meeting the needs of others on and off the reservation. Navajo Missions is designed to provide help and encouragement to people of the Four Corners area of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado - primarily the Navajo.

Navajo Ministries is a nonprofit organization and contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. In addition, it is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1230
Farmington, NM 87499-1230

Website: www.navajoministries.org

Phone: (505) 325-0255

Email: nmi@navajoministries.org


Organization details

EIN: 850113191

CEO/President: Mr. James Baker

Chairman: Mr. Wayne Magnum

Board size: 9

Founder: Mr. Jack Drake

Year founded: 1953

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1980


Purpose

Navajo Ministries ("NM") is a religious charity based in Farmington, NM. NM defines five areas of ministry: childcare, reservation, radio, intercessory prayer, and biblical counseling. The childcare ministry provides foster home care to Navajo children in facilities owned and operated by the Mission. In September 1999, a small school began operations as a part of the childcare ministry. The reservation ministry provides outreach to the Navajo population living on the reservation. The Mission's radio ministry operates through its radio station KNMI. The Four Corners Prayer Center is a network of intercessory prayers who pray daily for reconciliation between all tribes and nations, and for reconciliation between God and man. The Biblical Counseling Center primarily provides for the counseling needs of the children and support for the house parents while also meeting the needs of others on and off the reservation. Navajo Missions is designed to provide help and encouragement to people of the Four Corners area of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado - primarily the Navajo.

Navajo Ministries is a nonprofit organization and contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. In addition, it is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Mission statement

Navajo Ministries communicates its Mission Statement as follows:

"Navajo Ministries serves people, primarily the Navajo, in the Four Corners area of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado...we help to meet the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of Navajo families and children. We will continue to build a future for Navajo families through programs which establish self-sufficiency, resilience and Christian family values."


Statement of faith

Navajo Ministries communicates its Statement of Faith as the following:

1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, Word of God. II Tim. 3:16, II Pet. 1:21

2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Matt. 28: 19, John 14:16

3. 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 return in power and glory. John 1: 1-2

4. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. John 14: 16, 17, 26 and I Corinthians 6:19.

5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. John 3:3, John 3:36, and Romans 10:9, 10

6. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; that they that are saved are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost, unto the resurrection of damnation. I Thessalonians 4:16,17

7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 3:3-6, Matthew 16:18, and Ephesians 5:25-27

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating429 of 43023 of 23
Fund acquisition rating386 of 43020 of 23
Resource allocation rating392 of 43020 of 23
Asset utilization rating414 of 43023 of 23

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%16%17%16%18%16%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%15%16%15%17%15%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%96%94%93%96%95%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%16%14%15%15%15%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%4%6%7%4%5%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%68%69%69%70%69%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%96%114%102%113%104%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%65%79%70%79%72%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%4%-14%-2%-13%-4%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%2%-8%-1%-8%-2%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%16%17%17%15%16%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.320.550.580.580.590.49
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.5311.4018.9410.5814.417.90
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.536.2511.066.148.523.86
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.104.331.923.832.791.11
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.230.520.260.360.90
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.061.480.521.440.900.30
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%12%14%14%15%12%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%9%10%10%10%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
64%161%147%148%144%181%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$112,860$68,569$105,486$63,297$145,730
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$6,638$19,180$841$882$32,496
Short-term investments$77,121$23,520$80,760$66,850$87,086
Other current assets$0$0$28,296$30,276$67,705
Total current assets$196,619$111,269$215,383$161,305$333,017
Long-term investments$0$0$217,399$203,402$214,078
Fixed assets$1,810,464$1,764,335$1,789,709$1,837,868$1,784,728
Other long-term assets$234,894$231,692$55,726$121,998$298,631
Total long-term assets$2,045,358$1,996,027$2,062,834$2,163,268$2,297,437
Total assets$2,241,977$2,107,296$2,278,217$2,324,573$2,630,454
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$45,392$57,818$56,293$57,800$300,417
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$45,392$57,818$56,293$57,800$300,417
Debt$198,444$210,808$222,593$233,708$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$15,855$29,540$43,548$57,112$4,202
Total long-term liabilities$214,299$240,348$266,141$290,820$4,202
Total liabilities$259,691$298,166$322,434$348,620$304,619
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$1,753,637$1,606,326$1,760,488$1,773,583$2,134,925
Temporarily restricted$46,739$20,894$13,385$20,460$9,000
Permanently restricted$181,910$181,910$181,910$181,910$181,910
Net assets$1,982,286$1,809,130$1,955,783$1,975,953$2,325,835
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$1,226,951$1,016,617$1,214,161$1,172,731$1,166,509
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$12,099$34,771$22,796($8,131)$15,767
Other revenue$37,376$32,561$64,650$54,031$49,286
Total other revenue$49,475$67,332$87,446$45,900$65,053
Total revenue$1,276,426$1,083,949$1,301,607$1,218,631$1,231,562
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$833,635$852,528$905,528$963,895$883,481
Management and general$198,075$205,097$218,579$205,131$210,403
Fundraising$196,560$172,977$197,320$205,317$190,238
Total expenses$1,228,270$1,230,602$1,321,427$1,374,343$1,284,122
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$48,156($146,653)($19,820)($155,712)($52,560)
Other changes in net assets$125,000$0($350)($194,170)$0
Total change in net assets$173,156($146,653)($20,170)($349,882)($52,560)

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History

Navajo Ministries (NM) was founded in 1953 by Jack Drake in a borrowed tent on the western edge of Farmington, New Mexico. NM has become a diverse ministry reaching out to those who are hurting in the Four Corners area. Jim Baker now serves as president since 1987. Its goal is to be a servant to people in need - the Navajo. Food, clothing, and Bibles are distributed to many on the reservation. In addition, Navajo Minstries provides reservation ministry, discipleship training, and marriage seminars. NN provides support to train Navajo people in their own language. Vacation Bible Schools are held in the summer with tent meetings and revivals. Navajo Missions is located just east of the Navajo reservation in Farmington, New Mexico.


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