Transform Our World pka Harvest Evangelism

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Summary

Transform Our World (formerly known as The International Transformation Network)is an alliance of marketplace and ministry individuals working together to make the world a better place. We want to see the presence and power of God meet the felt needs and the systemic challenges of our communities and the world at large.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Transform Our World
PO Box 20310
San Jose, CA 95160-0310

Website: transformourworld.org

Phone: (408) 927-9052

Email: audrie@transformourworld.org


Organization details

EIN: 942684511

CEO/President: Rev. Ed Silvoso

Chairman: Mr. Ray Pinson

Board size: 6

Founder: Rev. Ed Silvoso

Year founded: 1980

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1989


Purpose

"We are connected by Five Pivotal Paradigms for Transformation. To see what we have never seen, we must do what we have never done, or else we will continue to see what we always see. Embracing these five paradigms is the first step of a long and glorious journey."

The Great Commission is about discipling nations, not just people. I am a discipler of nations, and a model for people.

The marketplace (the heart of the nation) has already been redeemed by Jesus and now needs to be reclaimed by His followers. I walk and work in confidence that what I do will make an eternal difference.

Labor is the premier expression of worship on Earth, and every believer is a minister. I am equipped by God with unique gifts and talents designed to shine light where there has been darkness.

Our primary call is not to build the Church but to take the Kingdom of God where the kingdom of darkness is still entrenched in order for Jesus to build His Church. I am called to do things in a way that will bring the will of God in heaven to my earth every day.

The premier social indicator that transformation has taken place is the elimination of systemic poverty. I seek to dislodge systems within my sphere of influence that keep me and others poor, spiritually, relationally, materially and motivationally.


Mission statement

What Distinguishes Us:

"The transformation movement is different because it is spiritual without being religious. Even though faith in God is its central tenet, there is no religious flavor to it. In fact, more than in houses of worship, it is taking place in the marketplace.

It is revolutionary without being rebellious. It is contagious without being infectious. It is empowering without being overpowering. It is personal while at the same time touching cities and nations. It is both death-defying and life-giving, because it is being facilitated by people who are overcoming systemic evil by the blood shed on the cross by the Holy One, people who have exchanged their lives for His life."

Transformation, Ch. 1


Statement of faith

There is only one true God who is the eternal King, Creator and Redeemer of all that is. He is perfectly holy, just, loving and truthful. He has revealed Himself to be eternally self-existent one being in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

The Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God.

Humankind was created in the image of God to know and enjoy Him yet we willfully rejected the Lordship and glory of God for which we were intended. Because of this, sickness, death and judgment entered the world and now creation experiences the effects and consequences of sin.

The Lord Jesus Christ, the one and only Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin, Mary, and is God's Anointed One, empowered by the Holy Spirit to inaugurate God's kingdom on earth. He was crucified for our sins, died, was buried, resurrected and ascended into heaven, and is now alive today in the presence of God the Father and in His people. He is "true God" and "true man."

We are saved by God's grace, through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Anyone can be restored to fellowship with God through repenting, believing and receiving Jesus as their Savior and Lord. The Holy Spirit, convicts, regenerates, justifies, and adopts us as we enter the kingdom of God as His sons and daughters.

In the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live holy and minister supernaturally. The baptism of the Holy Spirit according to Acts 1:4-8 and 2:4 is poured out on believers that they might have power to be witnesses.

The victorious redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides freedom from the power of the enemy, sin, lies, sickness and torment.

The Church consists of all who put their faith in Jesus Christ. He gave His church the ordinances of baptism and communion. The Church exists to carry on the ministry of Jesus Christ and further advance His kingdom by undoing the works of the enemy, preaching and living the good news of God's love, and discipling the nations, baptizing and teaching them to love and obey God.

In the ever-increasing government of God and in the Blessed Hope, which is the glorious visible return of our Lord Jesus Christ for His overcoming bride, His church. Heaven and hell are real places. There will be a resurrection of the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting death.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating736 of 94033 of 51
Fund acquisition rating637 of 94232 of 51
Resource allocation rating555 of 94230 of 51
Asset utilization rating678 of 94031 of 51

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%8%7%9%8%13%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
4%5%5%8%7%10%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%61%82%87%83%76%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%5%5%8%8%8%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%39%18%13%17%24%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%81%83%81%80%80%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%92%103%97%90%117%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%75%85%78%72%94%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%8%-3%3%10%-17%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%8%-2%2%11%-16%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%14%12%11%12%12%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.250.680.770.680.780.94
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.281.122.642.652.582.12
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.970.762.031.812.012.00
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
24.339.308.879.266.715.39
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.030.110.110.110.150.19
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.6814.075.255.915.084.89
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
4%25%10%9%14%15%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
73%111%117%133%110%90%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$2,593,207$176,243$186,637$234,806$236,276
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$839,328$948,802$944,278$970,472$1,087,806
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,432,535$1,125,045$1,130,915$1,205,278$1,324,082
Long-term investments$427,500$1,640,684$1,647,359$1,688,024$1,290,148
Fixed assets$222$2,117$4,013$5,829$7,725
Other long-term assets$0$206,359$210,316$206,081$183,506
Total long-term assets$427,722$1,849,160$1,861,688$1,899,934$1,481,379
Total assets$3,860,257$2,974,205$2,992,603$3,105,212$2,805,461
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$368,916$126,777$122,146$179,594$183,407
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$62,357
Total current liabilities$368,916$126,777$122,146$179,594$245,764
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$594,915$175,386$140,501$258,506$175,979
Total long-term liabilities$594,915$175,386$140,501$258,506$175,979
Total liabilities$963,831$302,163$262,647$438,100$421,743
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$2,866,793$2,672,042$2,729,956$2,667,112$2,383,718
With donor restrictions$29,633$0$0$0$0
Net assets$2,896,426$2,672,042$2,729,956$2,667,112$2,383,718
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$1,718,933$1,813,843$1,841,349$2,253,402$1,709,945
Program service revenue$371,831$447,691$309,629$490,131$566,750
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$568($30,305)$168$163$294
Other revenue$745,334($7,530)($40,668)($39,623)($20,612)
Total other revenue$1,117,733$409,856$269,129$450,671$546,432
Total revenue$2,836,666$2,223,699$2,110,478$2,704,073$2,256,377
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$2,121,802$1,891,149$1,654,649$1,938,836$2,112,451
Management and general$354,015$272,086$230,182$299,415$313,900
Fundraising$136,465$118,378$162,804$182,428$218,563
Total expenses$2,612,282$2,281,613$2,047,635$2,420,679$2,644,914
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$224,384($57,914)$62,843$283,394($388,537)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$224,384($57,914)$62,843$283,394($388,537)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Rev Ed SilvosoPresident$176,926
Rev David ThompsonVP - Ministries$64,180

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 6/23/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

In its nineteen-year history, the Lord has allowed Harvest Evangelism to develop a method, based on the biblical principles of unity, reconciliation, and prayer, for reaching entire cities for Christ. The first city was Resistencia, Argentina, where the implementation of these principles produced much growth in church attendance during the three-year period of time from 1988 to 1991. Since that time, Church growth in Resistencia has increased greatly, and a significant change in the spiritual climate of the city has occurred. Other cities, such as San Nicolas and Mar del Plata in Argentina are also beginning to see similar breakthroughs.

In August of 1994, Ed Silvoso's book, That None Should Perish, which spells out in detail the principles behind the prototype, was published by Regal Books. Today, by God's grace, thousands of pastors and lay people in hundreds of congregations are influencing cities around the world through prayer evangelism. Harvest Evangelism's U.S. staff are positioned to help guide city-wide efforts such as "Pray Twin Cities" (Minneapolis/St. Paul), "Pray Yuba-Sutter" (Counties, in No. California), and "Pray South Bay" (San Jose, California area) and service emerging prayer evangelism projects in cities around the world from Hong Kong to South America to the United Kingdom.

Each and all of the Harvest Evangelism ministries are dedicated to the task of reaching the population centers of the world for the cause of Christ. As in the beginning, the team remains committed to serve the entire Body of Christ by praying to the Lord of the harvest for more laborers (Matt. 9:38) and equipping those laborers already on the field (Eph. 4:12) until the Great Commission is fulfilled.


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