Asian Access Life Ministries

Summary

Asian Access Life Ministries ("Asian Access") is a church planting and leader development in Japan. Asian Access missionaries partner with local churches to help them grow and multiply. Asian Access has trained Japanese pastors and leaders, whose congregations account for a significant amount of the church growth there. Using this proven model for leader development created in Japan and adapting it to the specific needs and culture of each country, Asian Access has expanded into other Asian countries over the last few years. Asian Access is a nonprofit organization and contributions to it are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. In addition, it is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

Mailing address:
2220 E. Route 66, Suite 201
Glendora, CA 91740-1740

Website: www.asianaccess.org

Phone: (626) 914-8990

Email: info@asianaccess.org


Organization details

EIN: 956120630

CEO/President: Mr. Joseph Handley

Chairman: Mr. Ronald D. McMahon

Board size: 10

Founder: - -

Year founded: 1965

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1980


Purpose

Asian Access Life Ministries ("Asian Access") is a church planting and leader development in Japan. Asian Access missionaries partner with local churches to help them grow and multiply. Asian Access has trained Japanese pastors and leaders, whose congregations account for a significant amount of the church growth there. Using this proven model for leader development created in Japan and adapting it to the specific needs and culture of each country, Asian Access has expanded into other Asian countries over the last few years.

Asian Access is a nonprofit organization and contributions to it are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. In addition, it is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Mission statement

Asian Access expresses its mission as follows:

Asian Access exists to start and strengthen Japanese churches in partnership with visionary pastors and congregations through innovation in evangelism and leadership training. To glorify God by making Jesus Christ known, loved and served in Japan and Asia thus helping to fulfill the great commission.


Statement of faith

Asian Access subscribes to the following statement of faith:

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe 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, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe for the salvation of lost and sinful people, 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, who comprise the Church, which is His body.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating554 of 66074 of 88
Fund acquisition rating610 of 66282 of 88
Resource allocation rating584 of 66279 of 88
Asset utilization rating208 of 66028 of 88

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%16%11%20%10%6%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%15%11%19%9%6%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%95%96%94%95%98%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%12%12%12%10%8%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%5%4%6%5%2%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%74%78%76%78%80%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%125%90%151%91%75%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
82%93%70%115%71%60%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%-25%10%-51%9%25%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%-41%15%-54%10%35%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%14%10%11%12%11%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.371.811.321.460.910.99
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.372.111.661.931.491.61
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.183.812.192.821.351.59
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
14.584.057.685.859.939.62
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.250.130.170.100.10
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.102.374.763.537.976.76
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%12%8%9%7%6%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
64%49%70%62%103%94%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$827,832$1,455,233$1,115,190$2,301,147$1,907,252
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$131,325$190,459$95,726$65,905$61,051
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$959,157$1,645,692$1,210,916$2,367,052$1,968,303
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,063,183$1,089,773$1,127,988$1,161,509$1,193,399
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,063,183$1,089,773$1,127,988$1,161,509$1,193,399
Total assets$2,022,340$2,735,465$2,338,904$3,528,561$3,161,702
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$236,660$214,255$206,850$238,352$204,697
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$236,660$214,255$206,850$238,352$204,697
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$236,660$214,255$206,850$238,352$204,697
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$972,563$1,898,226$1,127,185$1,755,954$1,792,147
Temporarily restricted$813,117$622,984$1,004,869$1,534,255$1,164,858
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,785,680$2,521,210$2,132,054$3,290,209$2,957,005
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$2,772,788$3,836,836$2,123,102$3,356,321$4,088,744
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$18,481$9,418($29,020)$37,431($56,307)
Other revenue$128,783$149,693$164,568$145,315$134,302
Total other revenue$147,264$159,111$135,548$182,746$77,995
Total revenue$2,920,052$3,995,947$2,258,650$3,539,067$4,166,739
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$2,715,823$2,802,296$2,602,694$2,507,868$2,516,454
Management and general$495,979$373,426$389,969$370,253$355,427
Fundraising$443,780$431,069$424,142$327,742$258,965
Total expenses$3,655,582$3,606,791$3,416,805$3,205,863$3,130,846
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($735,530)$389,156($1,158,155)$333,204$1,035,893
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($735,530)$389,156($1,158,155)$333,204$1,035,893

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History

The springboard for the vision of Asian Access is their Japan Church Growth Institute (JCGI). Since 1980, they have trained over 300 pastors -- comprising about 1% of the evangelical pastors in Japan. They pastor 11% of Japanese believers, and their churches represent a significant amount of the church growth nationwide. The Japan Church Growth Institute is now in the hands of Japanese leaders at every level - board, national director, deans of five regional training centers, and a faculty of thirty-two of Japan's leading pastors. In addition to leadership development, Asian Access' focus in Japan is encouraging these leaders to plant reproducing churches.

The prototype for Asian Access was developed in Mongolia where their first two-year cycle of training was successfully completed in October 2001 with the graduation of the first class. They are now fully operational in Japan, Mongolia, Cambodia, and five other countries with select pastor/leaders and faculty.

Asian Access is resolved to develop a dynamic, organic network of 5,000 leaders in twenty countries of Asia by 2020 A.D. - leaders who will unite the church, extend the Kingdom, and transform the cultures of Asia for the glory of God.


Program accomplishments


Needs

  • Asian Access has the goal of sending 100 Church Multiplication Teams to start 1,000 new congregations, to reach 1,000,000 new believers who will in turn send 1,000 missionaries to the cities of Asia that will be home to 1,000,000,000 by the year 2020. This will require people, prayer, and money.
  • Asian Access needs teams to serve each summer in Japan. Teams are made up of 3 to 5 people for four to six weeks.
  • Asian Access also needs individuals or couples interested in mid- to long-term ministry church planting in Japan for their EnVision Tours.