Christians in Action, Inc.

Summary

Christians In Action ("CinA") is an international, interdenominational, and cross-cultural evangelical mission operating in over 20 countries. CinA specializes in evangelism, discipleship and indigenous church planting. This is achieved by recruiting, training and sending full-time missionary workers, and establishing partnerships with local churches in each country.

Presently, Christians in Action has 300 workers in 20 countries. Administrative services are provided by the international headquarters in Fresno, CA, and regional offices worldwide.

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:
1318 E. Shaw Ave #308
Fresno, CA 93710-3710

Website: www.cinami.org

Phone: (559) 370-4103

Email: cinamissions@cinami.org


Organization details

EIN: 956102220

CEO/President: Dr. Gordon Donoho

Chairman: Mr. Kevin Smith

Board size: 11

Founder: Rev. Lee Shelley

Year founded: 1957

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1985


Purpose

Christians In Action ("CinA") is an international, interdenominational, and cross-cultural evangelical mission operating in over 20 countries. CinA specializes in evangelism, discipleship and indigenous church planting. This is achieved by recruiting, training and sending full-time missionary workers, and establishing partnerships with local churches in each country.

Presently, Christians in Action has 300 workers in 20 countries. Administrative services are provided by the international headquarters in Fresno, CA, and regional offices worldwide.

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).


Mission statement

CinA uses the following to communicate its mission statement:

It is our mission to make disciples of all nations. We are committed to fulfilling this purpose through this statement:

    Empowering You to impact the World by: Preparing and Sending Missionaries; Planting Local Churches Globally, Partnering with national Leaders.

Statement of faith

CinA uses the following to communicate its statement of faith:

The Bible to be the only, inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God.
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
In the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, atonement, resurrection and second coming.
That sinful man must be transformed by the Holy Spirit.
In the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, who empowers the Christian to live a godly life and witness to others.
In the resurrection of Christians to eternal life and of the lost to perdition.
In the spiritual unity of all believers in Jesus Christ.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating198 of 43034 of 78
Fund acquisition rating149 of 43028 of 78
Resource allocation rating156 of 43028 of 78
Asset utilization rating326 of 43062 of 78

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%5%3%4%5%8%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%4%3%4%5%7%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%89%85%97%97%98%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%5%3%4%4%7%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%11%15%3%3%2%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%85%86%89%91%88%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%94%86%102%114%110%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%80%75%91%103%97%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%6%14%-2%-14%-10%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%6%19%-4%-21%-12%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%10%10%7%5%5%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.321.111.221.621.731.24
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.533.353.353.732.882.43
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.533.714.106.055.003.02
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.090.001050.540.0031.9784.87
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.000.000.000.030.01
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.073.242.931.982.333.92
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%0%0%0%1%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%90%82%62%57%80%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$298,497$247,410$194,294$264,269$378,076
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,750$26,781$4,300$4,900$5,100
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$302,247$274,191$198,594$269,169$383,176
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$28,501
Fixed assets$233,253$249,381$537,820$506,045$516,464
Other long-term assets$476,681$396,012$4,500$400$4,300
Total long-term assets$709,934$645,393$542,320$506,445$549,265
Total assets$1,012,181$919,584$740,914$775,614$932,441
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$0$261$0$8,420$4,515
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$0$261$0$8,420$4,515
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$0$261$0$8,420$4,515
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$912,668$856,397$708,242$724,681$817,015
Temporarily restricted$99,513$62,926$32,672$42,513$110,911
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,012,181$919,323$740,914$767,194$927,926
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$1,050,491$1,102,446$1,135,606$1,143,998$1,029,823
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$20,375$9,717$1,546$782$1,477
Other revenue$115,295$190,318$38,630$39,925$18,820
Total other revenue$135,670$200,035$40,176$40,707$20,297
Total revenue$1,186,161$1,302,481$1,175,782$1,184,705$1,050,120
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$952,959$971,194$1,074,174$1,221,744$1,018,988
Management and general$115,306$114,338$78,780$66,678$60,339
Fundraising$52,114$38,280$49,107$57,016$78,580
Total expenses$1,120,379$1,123,812$1,202,061$1,345,438$1,157,907
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)$65,782$178,669($26,279)($160,733)($107,787)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$65,782$178,669($26,279)($160,733)($107,787)

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History

Christians In Action originated with Rev. Lee Shelley as the first president in 1957, with the byline of "WINNING THE LOST ACROSS THE STREET AND AROUND THE WORLD". Incorporated as Missionary and Soul Winning Fellowship in 1958, the name was changed to Christians In Action in 1974. The core of missionary development and sending was the compact training program which enabled many missionaries to enter their field within 12-16 months.


Program accomplishments

CinA's ministries are centered on evangelism, discipleship, and church planting, which includes Bible schools, pre-schools, day-care, disaster relief, and self-help projects. From North America there are annual events that help create mission awareness as well as encourage Christians to serve in needy areas of the world. More recently this has meant an annual short-term emphasis to Columbia, the Philippines and Cambodia, using pastors conferences, evangelistic crusades, and small and large-scale medical missions/evangelism outreaches.


Needs

There is a need for couples and singles to be involved with developing ministries and networking with local churches in most of the countries around the world. They should be dedicated to evangelism, discipleship and church planting.

There is a need for concerned Christians to stand with the missionaries around the world in prayer.

Faithful donors that can be steadfast and faithful throughout the life of the ministry and missionary is key for multi-generational impact.

The International Headquarters is staffed by those that have a worldview for missions and provide for key financial and administrative services and therefore are worthy of financial support.