Gospel Literature International

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Summary

Gospel Literature International ("GLINT") is an interdenominational service organization providing copyrighted English Christian education curriculum materials and books for translation and adaptation into other languages. Material is provided in more than 90 languages and support is provided to Christian publishers in more than 60 nations. GLINT is dedicated to helping meet the demand for Christian publishing materials in national languages around the world. The organization was created for the purpose of spreading the Gospel in foreign countries through Christian literature and assisting national Christian workers with Bible study materials in their own language. GLINT has provided financial assistance for the development and publication of Sunday School and VBS materials in countries such as China, Egypt, Hungary, Iran, Philippines, Poland and Russia. In addition, GLINT has ongoing requests for assistance with curriculum projects in the following countries: Bangladesh, China, Chile, Egypt, Ethiopia, Hungary, India, Iran, Nigeria, Russia and Sri Lanka. GLINT has special ongoing projects in Russia and China. This organization is a nonprofit, contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 4060
2940 Inland Empire Blvd 91764
Ontario, CA 91761-1003

Website: www.glint.org

Phone: (909) 481-5222

Email: glintint@aol.com


Organization details

EIN: 952557966

CEO/President: Dr. Georgalyn Wilkinson

Chairman: Mr. Robert Phillips

Board size: 5

Founder: Dr. Henrietta Mears

Year founded: 1961

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Gospel Literature International ("GLINT") is an interdenominational service organization providing copyrighted English Christian education curriculum materials and books for translation and adaptation into other languages. Material is provided in more than 90 languages and support is provided to Christian publishers in more than 60 nations. GLINT is dedicated to helping meet the demand for Christian publishing materials in national languages around the world. The organization was created for the purpose of spreading the Gospel in foreign countries through Christian literature and assisting national Christian workers with Bible study materials in their own language. GLINT has provided financial assistance for the development and publication of Sunday School and VBS materials in countries such as China, Egypt, Hungary, Iran, Philippines, Poland and Russia. In addition, GLINT has ongoing requests for assistance with curriculum projects in the following countries: Bangladesh, China, Chile, Egypt, Ethiopia, Hungary, India, Iran, Nigeria, Russia and Sri Lanka. GLINT has special ongoing projects in Russia and China.

This organization is a nonprofit, contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Mission statement

Gospel Literature International expresses its mission statement as follows:

To provide resources for literature projects worldwide for effective Bible teaching and learning materials in national languages, with the goal of making disciples, developing godly Christian leaders, and building the Church.


Statement of faith

Gospel Literature International subscribes to the following statement of faith:

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is 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 and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely 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 in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Transparency grade

D

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Publishing

This ministry has not been rated.


Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median201220112010
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%27%17%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
2%17%12%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
63%63%71%59%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%12%11%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
37%37%29%41%
 
Operating ratiosSector median201220112010
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%81%81%0%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
105%142%115%0%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
75%115%93%0%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
-5%-42%-15%100%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
-2%-121%-23%178%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%7%8%0%
 
Investing ratiosSector median201220112010
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.481.020.920.00
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.011.011.011.01
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.451.030.930.00
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median201220112010
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
4.611.312.022.18
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.220.760.490.46
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.492.796.530.00
 
Solvency ratiosSector median201220112010
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
18%75%49%45%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
183%24%56%0%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets201220112010
Cash$333,078$365,665$413,147
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0
Total current assets$333,078$365,665$413,147
Long-term investments$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$0$0
Other long-term assets$3,948$3,948$3,948
Total long-term assets$3,948$3,948$3,948
Total assets$337,026$369,613$417,095
 
Liabilities201220112010
Payables and accrued expenses$253,313$180,996$189,138
Other current liabilities$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$253,313$180,996$189,138
Debt$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0
Total liabilities$253,313$180,996$189,138
 
Net assets201220112010
Unrestricted$83,713$185,127$227,957
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0
Net assets$83,713$188,617$227,957
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue201220112010
Total contributions$153,067$211,567$239,591
Program service revenue$84,617$81,491$163,437
Membership dues$0$0$0
Investment income$3,389$3,235$3,570
Other revenue$0$0($59)
Total other revenue$88,006$84,726$166,948
Total revenue$241,073$296,293$406,539
 
Expenses201220112010
Program services$277,501$275,135$0
Management and general$23,892$28,197$0
Fundraising$41,092$35,971$0
Total expenses$342,485$339,303$0
 
Change in net assets201220112010
Surplus (deficit)($101,412)($43,010)$406,539
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($101,412)($43,010)$406,539

Compensation

Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.


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 12/18/2019. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History


Program accomplishments

  • GLINT helps to sponsor and provide staff for intensive, custom designed on-site training seminars. Recently GLINT conducted training sessions for Filipino and Iranian Sunday School teachers.
  • GLINT has helped to fund book and curriculum projects in such nations as Belarus, Croatia, Lebanon, Nepal, Myanmar, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Egypt, and China, among many others.
  • GLINT has worked in over 70 nations around the world, helping to publish Christian books and Sunday School materials in 56 languages. In the past year alone, GLINT assisted with the publishing of 159 first editions (the first time a specific title is published in a particular language), for a combined total of over 1,100 books.
  • GLINT is starting a China Leadership Training Project. They are helping to encourage development of qualified Chinese Bible teachers in China's churches, provide written study materials for pastors and lay ministers, and foster sound theological training to raise up a new generation of healthy leaders, churches and families.

Needs

GLINT receives far more requests for project financial assistance than it can accommodate. Partnering with other concerned Christians allows the ministry to meet some of these needs. GLINT invites your prayers and tax-deductible contributions that are so necessary to support these national language publishing projects.