Beyond (previously Mission to Unreached Peoples & Act Beyond)

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Summary

We start church planting movements by equipping everyday men, women and children to reach their own people directly, quickly and exponentially. Lives and whole communities are transformed by disciples making disciples in what can only be called a movement of God.

We catalyze Disciple Making Movements to transform Unreached People Groups. We launch apostolic teams to equip everyday men, women and children to disciple their own people directly, quickly and exponentially. Lives and whole communities are transformed by disciples making disciples in what can only be called a movement of God.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Beyond
PO Box 831539
Richardson, TX 75083-1539

Website: www.beyond.org

Phone: 1-469-814-8222

Email: info@beyond.org


Organization details

EIN: 27-1928559

CEO/President: Dr. S. Kent Parks

Chairman: Wayne Shuffield

Board size: 5

Founder: Dr. Danny Martin

Year founded: 1981

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1988


Purpose

We share a vision to reach all unreached people and see Jesus' command-to make disciples of all nations-fulfilled. (Habakkuk 2:14; Luke 4:18-19; Matthew 24:14, 28:19-20; Revelation 5:9, 7:9).


Mission statement

We catalyze Church Planting Movements to transform Unreached People Groups.


Statement of faith

We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son and 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 death and atonement through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of God the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit are essential. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. We believe all Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16). We believe in the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life eternal. We believe in the spiritual unity of the Church, which is the body of Christ, composed of all who are regenerated through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. We affirm the Lausanne Covenant.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating343 of 94017 of 51
Fund acquisition rating364 of 94219 of 51
Resource allocation rating582 of 94233 of 51
Asset utilization rating282 of 94014 of 51

Click here to read Beyond (previously Mission to Unreached Peoples & Act Beyond)'s response to our ratings


Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%4%6%5%4%1%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
4%4%6%5%4%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%100%100%98%99%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%4%6%5%4%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%0%0%2%1%1%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%81%77%81%85%88%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%97%108%91%99%95%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%78%83%74%83%84%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%3%-8%9%1%5%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%8%-21%21%4%13%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%15%17%13%12%11%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.251.611.641.312.422.51
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.286.055.073.582.112.47
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.979.778.334.715.106.19
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
24.332.043.156.1012.7611.08
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.030.490.320.160.080.09
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.680.630.982.132.171.76
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
4%41%43%40%11%4%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%33%36%35%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
73%36%35%46%37%38%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$248,643$589,951$907,126$717,983$645,168
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$303,552$25,924$40,855$116,146$17,642
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$552,195$615,875$947,981$834,129$662,810
Long-term investments$1,367,904$1,089,303$965,792$896,283$913,381
Fixed assets$1,420,155$1,418,808$1,483,733$32,101$58,617
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,788,059$2,508,111$2,449,525$928,384$971,998
Total assets$3,340,254$3,123,986$3,397,506$1,762,513$1,634,808
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$270,756$195,676$155,370$65,367$59,804
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$270,756$195,676$155,370$65,367$59,804
Debt$1,101,615$1,139,530$1,187,922$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$137,004$3,123
Total long-term liabilities$1,101,615$1,139,530$1,187,922$137,004$3,123
Total liabilities$1,372,371$1,335,206$1,343,292$202,371$62,927
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Without donor restrictions$1,276,289$1,070,265$330,478($32,608)$103,329
With donor restrictions$691,594$718,515$1,723,736$1,592,750$1,468,552
Net assets$1,967,883$1,788,780$2,054,214$1,560,142$1,571,881
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$5,560,687$4,768,160$4,792,958$4,265,162$4,268,373
Program service revenue$0$0$3,797$0$971
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$63,444$53,085$16,435$47,824$43,811
Other revenue($68,307)($69,628)$83,185$0$0
Total other revenue($4,863)($16,543)$103,417$47,824$44,782
Total revenue$5,555,824$4,751,617$4,896,375$4,312,986$4,313,155
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$4,347,088$3,964,319$3,625,350$3,600,838$3,624,451
Management and general$823,683$885,162$594,260$495,524$450,020
Fundraising$222,091$282,831$245,149$161,456$30,808
Total expenses$5,392,862$5,132,312$4,464,759$4,257,818$4,105,279
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$162,962($380,695)$431,616$55,168$207,876
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$162,962($380,695)$431,616$55,168$207,876

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
S Kent ParksPresident and CEO$47,879
James SpringfieldHome Office Dir (resigned 4/2010)$28,615
Louis RakoczyDirector of Finance and CFO$25,208

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2011


Response from ministry

The return on spiritual investment (ROI) for the Global Church averages 9 believers for every $100,000 spent. The same ROI for Beyond and partners is 200 believers for every $100,000 spent.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 6/29/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

1981: Organization was launched as Mission to Unreached Peoples in Seattle to bridge the gap between traditional missions and Christian relief and development.

1983: First missionaries sent to Nepal.

1990: Added focus on holistic church planting and sent increasing number of missionaries.

2001: Ethne Unreached People Group Network formation, including key influence of two who would later become President and a Vice-President of Beyond.

2008: Mission to Unreached Peoples re-focused on being exponentially effective by starting reproducing disciple movements (church planting movements) among the 30% of the world's population still cut off from the Gospel. Began recruiting effort to launch hundreds of agile and effective teams who start movements to transform whole people groups.

2009: Ethne09 held in Gogota, Columbia. MUP becomes the steward for US donations to the global network. Kent Parks, President of MUP/Beyond, continues as Ethne Co-Facilitator and Program Director.

2010: Moved home office to Plano, Texas.

2012: Ethne12 hosted by COMIBAM (the Ibero-American Mission Network). Beyond leadership remains part of core leadership and stimulate a global "church planting movement" discussion. Ephesus Global Initiative launched with a key facilitator being Beyond's VP Global Strategies.

2013: Mission to Unreached Peoples became Act Beyond(known as Beyond) to reflect strategic focus, these new teams and greater effectiveness.

2016: Moved home office to Richardson, TX in own building

2017: Helped catalyze initiative to expand Disciple Making Movements to every people group


Program accomplishments


Needs

Church Planting Movement Training, Missionary Giving, Member Health, Crisis Response, MIssionary Home Assignment Needs, Missionary Kid Education.