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.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Gospel Literature International
PO Box 4060
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

Ruling year: 1950

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

GLINT provides international publishers with biblically sound English language resources. We are able to help them publish these materials in languages around the world. GLINT works with over 400 publishers worldwide. We have spread gospel literature in over 71 nations in 70 languages. We have seen over 3,400 Christian resources and hundreds of thousands of Sunday School materials distributed worldwide. But, there is so much more to be done!


Mission statement

Glint provides gospel literature for publishers worldwide to produce effective Bible-teaching curriculum, materials for evangelism and discipleship, and other Christian literature in national languages. Our goal is to make disciples, develop Godly Christian leaders and build up God's 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: Christian Growth

This ministry has not been rated.


Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median201220112010
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%27%17%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%17%12%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
85%63%71%59%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%12%11%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
15%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
96%142%115%0%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
74%115%93%0%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
4%-42%-15%100%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
4%-121%-23%178%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%7%8%0%
 
Investing ratiosSector median201220112010
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.041.020.920.00
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.461.011.011.01
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.641.030.930.00
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median201220112010
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
12.321.312.022.18
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.760.490.46
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.852.796.530.00
 
Solvency ratiosSector median201220112010
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%75%49%45%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
79%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
Without donor restrictions$83,713$185,127$227,957
With donor restrictions$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 10/22/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Henrietta Mears was the inspiration and genius of the great Sunday school at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood with it's more than 6,000 members. She was teacher of the college-age class and became known as "Teacher", a name she is still fondly referred to by those who loved her. She founded Gospel Light Publications as a publisher for her Bible curriculum, which continues today to help thousands of Sunday schools teach the Word of God effectively.

Henrietta's Mears' last and perhaps her greatest vision for world-wide ministry was and continues as Gospel Literature International (GLINT). The work of GLINT was already well under way in 1963 when Henrietta Mears was called home to heaven on March 18, 1963 -- just two years after she founded GLINT in June of 1961.

Through GLINT, the work of Henrietta Mears continues around the world as the printed page in many languages continues to proclaim the same message she did: Jesus Christ is Savior and Lord. As a 501(c)3, non-profit organization, GLINT has been able to help fund book and curriculum projects in such nations as Belarus, Croatia, Lebanon, India, Nepal, Myanmar, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Egypt and China among many others.

Henrietta's dreams and mission live on today as we celebrate 50 years of Service and Ministry. And GLINT moves forward in those wondrous footsteps!

To learn more about Dr. Mears' ministry and writings, be sure to read her biography, Dream Big: The Story of Henrietta Mears, or her classic Bible study guide, What the Bible Is All About. There is also a chapter on Dr. Mears in Tyndale House's book, People Who Shaped the Church.


Program accomplishments


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.