Walk Thru the Bible Ministries

Summary

Walk Thru the Bible is an international Christian educational organization that contributes to spiritual growth worldwide through innovative Bible teaching in seminars, literature, videos and radio broadcasts. They present biblical content in an easy-to-understand format through live seminars and training, special publications, video and audio albums, broadcast ministry and international outreach that equip millions to read and study the Bible.

They have taught more people the life-changing truths than any other Bible seminar organization, hosting more than 2.0 million participants in its live Bible seminars since 1976. These highly interactive seminars blend seamlessly with the ministry of the local church.

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


Contact information

Mailing address:
4201 N Peachtree Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30341-1362

Website: www.walkthru.org

Phone: (770) 458-9300

Email: webmaster@walkthru.org


Organization details

EIN: 930669857

CEO/President: Mr. Philip Tuttle

Chairman: Dr. John Isch

Board size: 10

Founder: Dr. Bruce Wilkinson

Year founded: 1972

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1982


Purpose

Walk Thru the Bible Ministries ("WTB") strives to contribute to the spiritual growth of Christians worldwide through Bible teaching, tools, and training. WTB's activities include religious worship, Bible seminars and teaching sessions, distribution of publication and video teaching kits, and other activities designed to educate people regarding the contents of the Bible and dynamic Christian living. These activities are conducted through three primary divisions of WTB including: Publications Ministry, Seminars ministry and Video Training Ministry. Founded in 1972 by Bruce Wilkinson.

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


Mission statement

WTB uses the following to express its mission:

Walk Thru the Bible Ministries Exists to Contribute to the Spiritual Growth of Christians Worldwide Through Bible Teaching, Tools, and Training.


Statement of faith

WTB uses the following to express its statement of faith:

We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14).

We believe that the Bible is God's written revelation to man and it is verbally inspired, authoritative, and without error in the original manuscripts (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21; John 10:35; Matthew 5:18).

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, death on the cross to provide for our redemption, resurrection, bodily ascension into Heaven, present ministry of intercession for us, and His return to earth in power and glory (John1:1,14; Luke 1:26-38; 2 Corinthians 5:21; John 6:19; Romans 3:24; Matthew 28:6; Hebrews 8:1;Hebrews 7:25; Acts 1:11; Luke 21:27).

We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, that He performs the miracle of the new birth in an unbeliever and indwells believers, enabling them to live a Godly life (Acts 5:3,4; Titus 3:5; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 5:18; Ephesians 4:30).

We believe that man was created in the image of God, but because of sin was alienated from God. That alienation can be removed only by accepting through faith God's gift of salvation which was made possible by Christ's death (Genesis 1:26,27; Romans 3:23,5:8,8:1; John 3:16-19,5:24; Ephesians 2:8-10).

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating316 of 43029 of 46
Fund acquisition rating402 of 43041 of 46
Resource allocation rating396 of 43038 of 46
Asset utilization rating40 of 4302 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%23%24%24%22%27%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%16%17%16%13%13%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%72%70%68%59%50%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%15%13%17%14%13%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%28%30%32%41%50%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%68%70%62%65%65%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%109%125%99%93%100%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%75%87%61%60%65%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-9%-25%1%7%0%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-70%-114%3%23%1%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%17%17%22%22%21%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.325.954.722.361.461.55
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.031.031.022.343.09
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.536.124.852.423.414.79
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.103.395.5610.396.082.59
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.290.180.100.160.39
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.061.382.034.482.941.54
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%29%18%9%50%59%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%43%46%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
64%12%17%38%34%27%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$427,910$810,689$1,719,570$1,359,695$777,217
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$255,883$198,274$249,824$145,028$282,692
Short-term investments$0$0$0$2,986$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$683,793$1,008,963$1,969,394$1,507,709$1,059,909
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$19,409$26,472$19,697$1,955,225$2,119,670
Other long-term assets$0$0$28,895$64,588$92,951
Total long-term assets$19,409$26,472$48,592$2,019,813$2,212,621
Total assets$703,202$1,035,435$2,017,986$3,527,522$3,272,530
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$143,174$109,651$110,662$161,122$174,609
Other current liabilities$58,429$71,916$78,894$86,860$234,776
Total current liabilities$201,603$181,567$189,556$247,982$409,385
Debt$0$0$0$1,507,500$1,507,500
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$1,507,500$1,507,500
Total liabilities$201,603$181,567$189,556$1,755,482$1,916,885
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$122,703($111,154)$296,160$492,948$629,618
Temporarily restricted$378,896$965,022$1,532,270$1,279,092$726,027
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$501,599$853,868$1,828,430$1,772,040$1,355,645
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$2,764,136$2,732,348$3,260,966$3,253,196$2,564,272
Program service revenue$698,652$842,414$1,096,849$2,068,044$2,150,896
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$368,218$339,243$465,221$234,759$377,074
Total other revenue$1,066,870$1,181,657$1,562,070$2,302,803$2,527,970
Total revenue$3,831,006$3,914,005$4,823,036$5,555,999$5,092,242
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$2,864,689$3,413,413$2,938,726$3,315,755$3,321,248
Management and general$692,727$821,073$1,034,579$1,109,745$1,076,539
Fundraising$625,859$654,081$793,341$714,104$682,451
Total expenses$4,183,275$4,888,567$4,766,646$5,139,604$5,080,238
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)($352,269)($974,562)$56,390$416,395$12,004
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($352,269)($974,562)$56,390$416,395$12,004

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History

In 1972 God placed some questions and answers in the mind of a young seminary student. Drawing from a concept developed in his Master's thesis, Bruce Wilkinson created the "Walk Thru the Bible Seminar." And in just one day, he was able to teach just about anyone the geography, characters, and key concepts of every book of the Old Testament in chronological order. By 1976, the demand for the seminars had grown to the point where a new ministry was officially launched with six full-time teachers. Today the ministry has grown from six teachers to thousands. From seminars to publications, video series, television and more.


Program accomplishments

WTB has accomplished the following four main items:

(1) Seminars: Produced and distributed Bible seminars internationally. WTB has held hundreds of seminars with over 100,000 in attendance. Some of the seminars include: Old Testament Seminar, New Testament Seminar, Train the Trainer Leadership Seminar, Biblical Portrait of Marriage, The 7 Laws of the Learner and Sharpening Your People Skills.

(2) Media Development: Developed Bible tools and other educational material to enhance all other program ministries. Some of the publications include: The Daily Walk, Family Walk, Closer Walk, Youth Walk, Life Walk, Quiet Walk, Tapestry, Stand Firm.

(3) Video Series: Educated people concerning biblical principles through the use of video training materials. Thousands of video kits were sold during the year. Some of the video training includes: Personal Holiness in Times of Temptation, The Testing of Your Faith, Master Your Money, The 7 Laws of the Teacher, A Biblical Portrait of Marriage, Teaching with Style.

(4) International Ministries: Providing seminars, video cirriculum, and devotional aids internationally to over 20 different countries.


Needs

WTB communicates its ministry needs as:

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