Victorious Christian Living International, Inc./ VCL

Summary

Victorious Christian Living International, Inc. ("VCLi") is a non-denominational biblical discipleship ministry dedicated to advancing biblical discipleship worldwide. It has offices in Arizona, Illinois, Alabama, Guatamala and Cuba. VCLi serves and equips the church to accomplish that goal. They desire to see individuals and families experience victory in all seven areas of life - Spiritual, Psychological, Social, Physical, Financial, Marital, and Parental. As part of this mission, they develop materials, train people how to disciple using these materials, and disciple people using these materials. This organization is a nonprofit. 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:
14819 North Cave Creek Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85032-4940

Website: www.vcli.org

Phone: (602) 482-2164

Email: vcli@vcli.org


Organization details

EIN: 860377071

CEO/President: Mr. Ray L'Amoreaux

Chairman: Mr. Eugene Taylor

Board size: 10

Founder: Mr. David Ritzenthaler

Year founded: 1979

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1988


Purpose

Victorious Christian Living International, Inc. ("VCLi") is a non-denominational biblical discipleship ministry dedicated to advancing biblical discipleship worldwide. It has offices in Arizona, Illinois, Alabama, Guatamala and Cuba. VCLi serves and equips the church to accomplish that goal. They desire to see individuals and families experience victory in all seven areas of life - Spiritual, Psychological, Social, Physical, Financial, Marital, and Parental. As part of this mission, they develop materials, train people how to disciple using these materials, and disciple people using these materials.

This organization is a nonprofit. 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

Victorious Christian Living International communicates its mission statement as follows:

Our mission is to serve and equip the Church worldwide and to see the Body of Christ grow in spiritual maturity through biblical discipleship.


Statement of faith

Victorious Christian Living International, Inc.'s Statement of Faith is:

We believe that all Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is the infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that all Scripture is centered in and about the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three Persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that these three are one God.

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 and burial, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His future personal return in power and glory.

We believe that man was originally created in the image and likeness of God. Man fell into sin and is therefore spiritually dead.

We believe sin has been transmitted to the entire human race.

We believe that man's redemption has been accomplished entirely by the shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work.

We believe that the new birth of the believer comes only through faith in Jesus Christ and the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit.

We believe that through faith in Jesus Christ one passes immediately out of spiritual death into spiritual life and is accepted as God's child and sealed in Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit.

We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells all believers and is the source of power to worship, to serve, and to live a godly life.

We believe that we are called to walk after the Spirit.

We believe that such a walk is energized by the Holy Spirit through a diversity of enabling gifts for service.

We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ has commissioned believers to make Jesus Christ and His life known to the world.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating336 of 43031 of 46
Fund acquisition rating374 of 43038 of 46
Resource allocation rating429 of 43046 of 46
Asset utilization rating71 of 4303 of 46

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%17%19%14%15%15%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%12%12%10%11%11%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%71%66%66%73%75%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%12%12%11%11%11%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%29%34%34%27%25%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%46%41%47%46%48%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%103%105%91%103%104%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%48%43%43%48%50%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-3%-5%9%-3%-4%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-11%-15%32%-12%-17%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%42%48%42%43%41%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.323.152.592.762.593.19
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.451.451.411.441.51
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.534.583.763.893.744.82
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.094.035.340.003.714.50
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.250.190.000.270.22
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.071.972.603.082.341.94
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%17%13%11%39%29%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%26%34%32%23%22%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$36,592$38,338$45,151$37,967$26,685
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$46,643$49,641$57,447$60,921$62,958
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$83,235$87,979$102,598$98,888$89,643
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$37,699$39,787$41,875$43,965$46,051
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$37,699$39,787$41,875$43,965$46,051
Total assets$120,934$127,766$144,473$142,853$135,694
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$20,649$16,472$0$26,676$19,919
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$20,649$16,472$0$26,676$19,919
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$16,170$29,518$19,000
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$16,170$29,518$19,000
Total liabilities$20,649$16,472$16,170$56,194$38,919
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$100,285$111,294$128,313$86,660$96,775
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$100,285$111,294$128,303$86,659$96,775
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$263,361$206,471$291,833$263,441$309,867
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$13,661$14,989$20,935$26,719$27,306
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$93,438$92,115$128,089$69,754$78,618
Total other revenue$107,099$107,104$149,024$96,473$105,924
Total revenue$370,460$313,575$440,857$359,914$415,791
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$176,713$134,016$188,815$171,474$208,811
Management and general$159,235$157,932$168,379$159,330$177,831
Fundraising$45,521$38,646$42,010$39,225$45,742
Total expenses$381,469$330,594$399,204$370,029$432,384
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)($11,009)($17,019)$41,653($10,115)($16,593)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($11,009)($17,019)$41,653($10,115)($16,593)

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History

Phoenix Headquarters
Established in 1979, the VCLi International Headquarters is located in Phoenix, Arizona. The Phoenix office conducts a weekly SALT group on Thursday nights, one-week intensive conferences numerous times during the year, weekend seminars are scheduled throughout the year, and personal discipleship sessions with the staff are scheduled during the weekdays. All services are provided free of charge, except for the cost of materials.


Program accomplishments

For over 25 years, VCLi has been providing the church with life-changing discipleship materials like SALT for the purpose of growing believers.

SALT is an acronym for Seven Areas of Life Training . The seven areas are Spiritual, Psychological, Social, Physical, Financial, Marital, and ParentaLearning. The goal of this comprehensive discipleship series is how to live victoriously in all seven areas of life.

The series can be used in small groups, Sunday Schools, personal discipleship like mentoring or coaching, in prisons, as well as inner-city ministries or self-study series. Biblical truths are visually illustrated with diagrams in each lesson. Biblical truth is taught in each lesson with a challenge to apply that truth to your life.


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