Gospel Literature International

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.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Publishing

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating350 of 4307 of 10
Fund acquisition rating410 of 43010 of 10
Resource allocation rating257 of 4306 of 10
Asset utilization rating232 of 4305 of 10

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20122011201020042003
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%27%17%0%0%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%17%12%0%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%63%71%59%0%0%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%12%11%0%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%37%29%41%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20122011201020042003
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%81%81%0%0%0%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%142%115%0%0%0%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%115%93%0%0%0%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-42%-15%100%0%0%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-121%-23%178%0%0%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%7%8%0%0%0%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20122011201020042003
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.321.020.920.000.000.00
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.011.011.010.000.00
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.531.030.930.000.000.00
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20122011201020042003
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.091.312.022.180.000.00
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.760.490.460.000.00
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.072.796.530.000.000.00
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20122011201020042003
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%75%49%45%0%0%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%24%56%0%0%0%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20122011201020042003
Cash$333,078$365,665$413,147$0$0
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$333,078$365,665$413,147$0$0
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term assets$3,948$3,948$3,948$0$0
Total long-term assets$3,948$3,948$3,948$0$0
Total assets$337,026$369,613$417,095$0$0
 
Liabilities20122011201020042003
Payables and accrued expenses$253,313$180,996$189,138$0$0
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$253,313$180,996$189,138$0$0
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
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$0$0
Total liabilities$253,313$180,996$189,138$0$0
 
Net assets20122011201020042003
Unrestricted$83,713$185,127$227,957$0$0
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$83,713$188,617$227,957$0$0
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20122011201020042003
Total contributions$153,067$211,567$239,591$0$0
Program service revenue$84,617$81,491$163,437$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$3,389$3,235$3,570$0$0
Other revenue$0$0($59)$0$0
Total other revenue$88,006$84,726$166,948$0$0
Total revenue$241,073$296,293$406,539$0$0
 
Expenses20122011201020042003
Program services$277,501$275,135$0$0$0
Management and general$23,892$28,197$0$0$0
Fundraising$41,092$35,971$0$0$0
Total expenses$342,485$339,303$0$0$0
 
Change in net assets20122011201020042003
Surplus (deficit)($101,412)($43,010)$406,539$0$0
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($101,412)($43,010)$406,539$0$0

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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.