Frontiers

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Summary

Millions of Muslims will never hear the Gospel unless someone goes to tell them. Frontiers is a community of people passionate to know Christ and make Him known among Muslims around the world. With more than 35 years of experience in the Muslim world, they recruit, train, and send teams to make disciples, plant churches, and transform communities in the least-reached places. They're a field-led, grace-filled community committed to life-long learning.

Frontiers workers serve in every region of the Muslim world, including: North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, the Balkans, Central Asia, the Caucasus, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

Our Process:

1- Recruit

Frontiers coaches across the U.S. find followers of Christ who share our heart for Muslims. Our commitment is to encourage and cast vision for the growing numbers of believers who are answering the call of God, saying, "Here am I, Lord, send me" (Isaiah 6:8).

2- Train

Our workers live in some of the most difficult places in the world. Equipping them for effective ministry is essential. From language learning and disciple making to personal development and healthy team dynamics, our training prepares workers for fruitfulness on the field.

3- Send

Frontiers sends teams to inspire transformational movements to Christ in the places least reached by the Gospel. Our approach prioritizes getting field workers to the places where the need is the greatest.

4- Serve

Frontiers' pastoral coaches assist workers through every phase-from their initial transition to the field and throughout the challenges of ministry to Muslims. A dedicated team also serves workers' children, encouraging them as they adapt to new cultures.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Frontiers
PO Box 60730
Phoenix, AZ 85082-0730

Website: www.frontiersUSA.org

Phone: (800) 462-8436

Email: info@frontiersUSA.org


Organization details

EIN: 953731505

CEO/President: Bob Peckham

Chairman: B. Routh

Board size: 8

Founder: Dr. Greg Livingstone

Year founded: 1982

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1996


Purpose

To inspire transformational movements to Christ within least-reached Muslim people groups by sending teams to catalyze change, because even the most uncharted frontiers need Jesus.

Frontiers is working to fulfill the Great Commission by making disciples among Muslim peoples who don't know the saving message of Jesus Christ.

Our global priorities focus on the peoples and places with the least access to the Gospel. To this end, we work to recruit, train, and send teams of workers to live in Muslim communities and bring Christ's message to those who have yet to hear it.


Mission statement

With love and respect, inviting all Muslim peoples to follow Jesus


Statement of faith

Frontiers uses the following to communicate its faith:

We believe in the full, verbal inspiration of the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments: as authoritative, sufficient, infallible and without error in the original manuscripts, not only as containing, but as being in themselves the only written Word of God; and the need of the teaching of the Holy Spirit for a true and spiritual understanding of the whole.

We believe in one God, eternally existing as three co-equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that human beings were created in the image of God, but were tempted by Satan and sinned, and are therefore under God's condemnation. As a consequence of Adam's fall, human nature is totally depraved.

We believe in the absolute deity of our Lord Jesus Christ; His virgin birth; His real and perfect humanity; the authority of His teaching, and the infallibility of all His utterances; His work of atonement for the sin of the human race by His vicarious suffering and death; His bodily resurrection, and His ascension into Heaven; His present high-priestly intercession for His people; and His lordship over His Church as its supreme Head.

We believe in the justification of the sinner, solely by faith, on the grounds of the merits and vicarious suffering, death, and bodily resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We believe in the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit in conviction of sin, regeneration and sanctification, as well as in ministry and worship.

We believe that the true Church is composed of only those persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is Head.

We believe in the resurrection of the body; the judgment of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; the eternal blessedness of believers in Christ; and the everlasting, conscious punishment of unbelievers.

We believe in the imminent personal and visible return of our Lord Jesus Christ in glory.

We believe that Christ commanded the Church to go into all the world and make disciples of all peoples, baptizing and teaching those who believe.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating513 of 94060 of 105
Fund acquisition rating766 of 94285 of 105
Resource allocation rating382 of 94243 of 105
Asset utilization rating333 of 94042 of 105

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%10%11%11%11%12%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%10%11%11%10%12%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%98%98%98%98%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%11%11%11%11%12%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%2%2%2%2%1%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%84%85%83%83%82%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%93%98%95%96%98%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
79%78%83%79%79%80%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%7%2%5%4%2%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%13%4%10%10%5%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%5%5%6%6%6%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.281.611.901.952.002.15
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.271.181.231.241.291.34
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.851.902.342.422.582.89
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
17.8146.8558.7654.9955.5144.49
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.050.020.020.020.020.02
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.866.205.054.884.584.05
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%2%3%2%3%3%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
74%61%51%50%49%45%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$7,659,069$4,942,170$4,661,680$4,561,286$4,117,131
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$315,110$377,906$485,622$250,104$561,809
Short-term investments$9,977,862$9,640,825$8,944,842$7,527,042$6,099,587
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$17,952,041$14,960,901$14,092,144$12,338,432$10,778,527
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,158,579$3,423,030$3,364,429$3,562,634$3,703,389
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$3,158,579$3,423,030$3,364,429$3,562,634$3,703,389
Total assets$21,110,620$18,383,931$17,456,573$15,901,066$14,481,916
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$330,611$254,606$256,276$222,274$242,261
Other current liabilities$52,610$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$383,221$254,606$256,276$222,274$242,261
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$126,105$235,785$64,348$228,678$260,733
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$126,105$235,785$64,348$228,678$260,733
Total liabilities$509,326$490,391$320,624$450,952$502,994
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$7,239,269$6,666,946$5,989,693$4,613,185$4,059,540
With donor restrictions$13,362,025$11,226,594$11,146,256$10,836,929$9,919,382
Net assets$20,601,294$17,893,540$17,135,949$15,450,114$13,978,922
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$36,166,353$34,940,506$35,110,676$32,605,419$31,647,213
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$414,685$601,951$361,511$435,155$36,058
Other revenue$152,969$173,561$249,218$205,287$218,839
Total other revenue$567,654$775,512$610,729$640,442$254,897
Total revenue$36,734,007$35,716,018$35,721,405$33,245,861$31,902,110
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$28,716,065$29,571,132$28,287,366$26,239,378$25,616,326
Management and general$1,680,881$1,631,482$1,967,358$2,050,915$1,871,101
Fundraising$3,629,307$3,755,813$3,780,846$3,484,376$3,714,289
Total expenses$34,026,253$34,958,427$34,035,570$31,774,669$31,201,716
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$2,707,754$757,591$1,685,835$1,471,192$700,394
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$2,707,754$757,591$1,685,835$1,471,192$700,394

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
J S SadarTreasurer/CFO$112,156
R PeckhamCEO$88,975
C DvoretSecretary$43,524
R BlincoePresident$32,040
J Liverman Board MemberDirof Strategy Coordination$20,358

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 6/30/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

It was 1982 and the missions agency Greg Livingstone was recruiting for couldn't handle any more new missionaries. It was then that Greg, soon-to-be founder of Frontiers, realized God was calling him to a new challenge: to go where the need was greatest and help reach all Muslim peoples with the redemptive message of Jesus Christ.

"Greg, you must stop recruiting; we're full. We're getting swamped with applicants."

Greg envisioned a new movement committed to bringing the Good News to the least-reached corners of the world. He pictured a wave of people willing to go to some of the most challenging places to share Jesus Christ's message of salvation with Muslims. And so, Frontiers was born.

Frontiers now sends workers from 30 countries across six continents. Through recruiting, training, sending, and serving church-planting teams, Frontiers is helping catalyze reproducing movements to Christ among Muslims.

With love and respect, we're inviting all Muslim peoples to follow Jesus-and dreaming of the day we'll see the Good News brought to every tribe, language, people, and nation (Revelation 5:9).


Program accomplishments

Frontiers is a growing, thriving ministry committed to helping its teams pursue ongoing learning and upgrading to fulfill the Great Commission.

  • Has nearly 600 active field workers, on over 120 teams, in every region of the Muslim world.
  • Is a founding member of the 100 UPG Cooperative, made up of churches and mission organizations with a vision to see Jesus known among unreached people groups.
  • Shares regular stories of how God is working in the lives of Muslims on their blog.
  • Trains more than 80 candidates each year for long-term service.
  • Partners with hundreds of churches in the U.S. and equips them to effectively send and care for missionaries.

Needs

Pray:
Prayer is a vital part of Frontiers' ministry. Please join them in asking God to open the hearts of Muslims to hear the Gospel, respond to Jesus Christ, and follow Him; to bless the ministries, health, and support of field workers; and to continue to grow and strengthen Frontiers' partnerships with churches and individuals.

Send:
By God's grace, Frontiers is able to recruit, train, and send new teams of workers through the generosity of like-minded believers who long to see movements to Christ in the Muslim world. For more information, please call 800-462-8436 or visit frontiersUSA.org/donate.

Go:
If you are interested in reaching the Muslim world with the Gospel, call 800-462-8436, email info@frontiersUSA.org, or visit frontiersUSA.org.