Frontiers

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.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 60670
Phoenix, AZ 85082-0670

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

Frontiers is working to fulfill the Great Commission by making disciples and planting churches among the peoples and in the places least reached by the Gospel throughout the Muslim world. To this end, they recruit, train, send, and serve church planting teams in these regions.


Mission statement

Frontiers uses the following to communicate its mission:

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 rating213 of 49439 of 85
Fund acquisition rating370 of 49472 of 85
Resource allocation rating183 of 49431 of 85
Asset utilization rating151 of 49429 of 85

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%11%11%11%12%12%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%11%11%10%12%11%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%98%98%98%99%98%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%11%11%11%12%12%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%2%2%2%1%2%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%85%83%83%82%82%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%98%95%96%98%96%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
80%83%79%79%80%78%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%2%5%4%2%4%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%4%10%10%5%10%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%5%6%6%6%7%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.191.901.952.002.152.22
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.521.231.241.291.341.36
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.312.342.422.582.893.03
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.1258.7654.9955.5144.4938.70
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.020.020.020.020.03
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.415.054.884.584.053.85
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%3%2%3%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
70%51%50%49%45%44%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$4,942,170$4,661,680$4,561,286$4,117,131$3,402,934
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$377,906$485,622$250,104$561,809$394,690
Short-term investments$9,640,825$8,944,842$7,527,042$6,099,587$6,265,438
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$14,960,901$14,092,144$12,338,432$10,778,527$10,063,062
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,423,030$3,364,429$3,562,634$3,703,389$3,667,124
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$3,423,030$3,364,429$3,562,634$3,703,389$3,667,124
Total assets$18,383,931$17,456,573$15,901,066$14,481,916$13,730,186
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$254,606$256,276$222,274$242,261$260,027
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$254,606$256,276$222,274$242,261$260,027
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$235,785$64,348$228,678$260,733$191,631
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$235,785$64,348$228,678$260,733$191,631
Total liabilities$490,391$320,624$450,952$502,994$451,658
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$6,666,946$5,989,693$4,613,185$4,059,540$4,015,714
Temporarily restricted$11,226,594$11,146,256$10,836,929$9,919,382$9,262,814
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$17,893,540$17,135,949$15,450,114$13,978,922$13,278,528
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$34,940,506$35,110,676$32,605,419$31,647,213$31,133,588
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$601,951$361,511$435,155$36,058$504,887
Other revenue$173,561$249,218$205,287$218,839$183,830
Total other revenue$775,512$610,729$640,442$254,897$688,717
Total revenue$35,716,018$35,721,405$33,245,861$31,902,110$31,822,305
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$29,571,132$28,287,366$26,239,378$25,616,326$24,878,502
Management and general$1,631,482$1,967,358$2,050,915$1,871,101$1,997,390
Fundraising$3,755,813$3,780,846$3,484,376$3,714,289$3,649,079
Total expenses$34,958,427$34,035,570$31,774,669$31,201,716$30,524,971
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$757,591$1,685,835$1,471,192$700,394$1,297,334
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$757,591$1,685,835$1,471,192$700,394$1,297,334

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History

In 1982, Greg Livingstone 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.


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.