Arizona Baptist Children's Services

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ABCS is a faith-based, non-profit social service ministry that serves the full spectrum of Arizona families, from unborn babies to seniors. Arizona Baptist Children's Services & Family Ministries (ABCS) is made up of seven ministries united under the mission to provide hope and care to hurting children and families through Christ-centered ministries. We provide services across the state that meet physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Our ministries include Arms of Love Foster Care & Parent Aide, Community Resource Centers, Mission Encounter 360, New Life Counseling, New Life Pregnancy Centers, New Life Transitional Program and Pursue Life Adult Ministry.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Arizona Baptist Children's Services
1779 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85712


Phone: 800-678-0648


Organization details

EIN: 866053028

CEO/President: Steve Hanna

Chairman: Archie Stephens

Board size: 2

Founder: Arizona Southern Baptists

Year founded: 1991

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2014


Families today face a multitude of stressors and challenges that can sometimes be overwhelming. ABCS ministries are focused on providing practical help to meet those needs. Our goal is to share the love of Christ with each person we come in contact with as evangelism is the common thread of our ministries.

Mission statement

Provide hope and care to hurting children and families through Christ-centered ministries.

Statement of faith

We believe in one God, Creator and Lord of the universe, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.

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 His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that the Bible is God's authoritative and inspired Word. It is without error in its entirety, including its teachings and creation, history, its own origins and salvation. Christians must submit to its divine authority in all matters of belief and conduct.

We believe that all people are lost sinners and cannot see the Kingdom of God except through the new birth. Justification is by grace through faith in Christ alone.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a Godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life, and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and, therefore all true believers are members of the body of Christ.

We believe that the ministry of evangelism is a responsibility of both the Church and each Christian.

More about Arizona Baptist Children's Services & Family Ministries:

ABCS is an evangelical Christian organization that ministers to the physical, social, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of children, families and individuals.

We value people because every person is created in the image of God and is of infinite worth to God. Every human life is significant in all stages, including the unborn, the aged, the mentally challenged, the physically challenged and every other condition from conception to grave.

We believe healthy families are the best place for children, and seek to strengthen families as well as address the needs of children, teens and adults when families are broken and unhealthy.

We strive to staff every leadership and associate position with qualified candidates who share our Statement of Faith and commit to our Core Values.

We value our historic partnership with Arizona Southern Baptists and will continue to cooperate with them in the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We partner with individuals, evangelical Christian churches, foundations and government agencies to accomplish our mission, without compromising our Statement of Faith and Core Values.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Adoption/Foster Care

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating226 of 9409 of 25
Fund acquisition rating263 of 9426 of 25
Resource allocation rating689 of 94219 of 25
Asset utilization rating53 of 9402 of 25

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$749,338$725,516$890,641$2,343,370$727,435
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,122,142$860,433$1,245,936$2,744,880$1,284,710
Long-term investments$1,035,659$1,569,876$2,398,843$903,081$1,059,932
Fixed assets$1,328,860$793,000$862,322$949,505$796,486
Other long-term assets$131,577$221,332$153,215$802,247$735,045
Total long-term assets$2,496,096$2,584,208$3,414,380$2,654,833$2,591,463
Total assets$3,618,238$3,444,641$4,660,316$5,399,713$3,876,173
Payables and accrued expenses$566,617$506,018$496,553$566,062$587,461
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$566,617$506,018$496,553$566,062$587,461
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$294,796$0$0$250,000$0
Total liabilities$861,413$506,018$496,553$816,062$587,461
Net assets20182017201620152014
Without donor restrictions$1,735,799$1,854,507$2,457,102$3,685,923$2,363,405
With donor restrictions$1,021,026$1,084,116$1,706,661$897,728$925,307
Net assets$2,756,825$2,938,623$4,163,763$4,583,651$3,288,712
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,499,919$1,957,972$2,318,332$3,272,536$889,967
Program service revenue$7,519,499$6,994,537$9,068,662$9,337,557$7,918,067
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$43,196$47,680$31,854$36,029$127,114
Other revenue($122,501)$241,324($16,303)$28,002$97,293
Total other revenue$7,440,194$7,283,541$9,084,213$9,401,588$8,142,474
Total revenue$9,940,113$9,241,513$11,402,545$12,674,124$9,032,441
Program services$7,947,065$8,694,868$9,803,509$9,391,211$7,350,383
Management and general$2,174,846$1,771,785$2,018,924$1,987,974$1,681,616
Total expenses$10,121,911$10,466,653$11,822,433$11,379,185$9,031,999
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($181,798)($1,225,140)($419,888)$1,294,939$442
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($181,798)($1,225,140)($419,888)$1,294,939$442


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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 6/22/2021. To update the information below, please email:


Arizona Baptist Children's Services & Family Ministries (ABCS) was founded in 1960 by Arizona Southern Baptists as a home for displaced children.

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