TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission)
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TEAM is an international, cross-cultural mission whose sole motive is to help plant and grow the church virtually anywhere and everywhere. Because it's that important.
Simply, they exist to serve the church-helping equip people for ministry-so that they can do the work...work that counts...for eternity!
TEAM's Core Values are as follows:
God dependent: We rely on God through prayer. God provides what is necessary to carry out world evangelization. While only God can save, we speak His words, use His gifts, and reflect His love. Without constant reliance on God through prayer, we can do none of these things.
Church focused: Our work is focused on the church from beginning to end. We engage existing churches in cooperative efforts to establish new churches worldwide and then encourage those churches to establish even more new churches. We see the day when the people of God from every tribe, tongue, people, and nation will be gathered around the throne of heaven, worshipping Him.
Visionary: Christian visionaries see the immediate future in light of eternity. We live in a world that demands ever more adaptability and flexibility, and we willingly change methods while keeping our eyes on the goal.
Passionate service: Because lost people matter to God, they matter to us. We go to serve, not to be served. We work in corners of the world where the gospel is not known not only because we've been commanded to do so, but because we know, deep down, that people's greatest satisfaction is found in their relationship with God.
Life-long learners: Both character and competence are indispensable. None of us starts with complete maturity or fully developed skills. Through life-long learning and development we increase our effectiveness and become what God already knows we can be. We will empower all of our members to reach their full potential.
Caring community: People are our most valuable asset. We relate to each other in a community characterized by unity, trust, acceptance, and diversity, linking arms with God's people wherever we find them. We will be accountable to one another, evaluating ourselves regularly. The more we learn to be a caring community, the greater our ability to demonstrate peace and brotherhood to a world torn apart by divisive hatreds.
The Evangelical Alliance Mission
P.O. Box 969
Wheaton, IL 60189-0969
Phone: (800) 343-3144
CEO/President: Dave Hall, International Director
Chairman: Mr. Ralph Friebel
Board size: 12
Founder: Mr. Fredrik Franson
Ruling year: 1946
Tax deductible: Yes
Fiscal year end: 03/31
Member of ECFA: Yes
Member of ECFA since: 2005
TEAM works together with churches (in North America and even those offshore), to reproduce the body of Christ wherever the most people have the greatest need.
Wherever that takes them, TEAM strives to liberate people who live in spiritual darkness by preaching the gospel of shalom. Breaking down walls of hostility, transcending barriers and building new and thriving communities of believers!
- A leading-edge mission
- offering leadership and expertise in intercultural ministry
- working on over 150 ministry initiatives
- serving and equipping over 750 TEAM missionaries
- with 110 plus years on the front lines
TEAM is a group of believers with diverse skills and backgrounds ready to use their expertise for Christ:
- evangelists, mentors, Bible teachers
- worship and drama team members
- student workers
- small group leaders and those who develop other leaders
- medical caregivers
- business specialists
- teachers, English tutors
- construction workers
- and many more
Our mission is to partner with the global Church in sending disciples who make disciples and establish missional churches to the glory of God.
Statement of faith
We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of man and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith, life and conduct.
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe Jesus Christ, without any change in His eternal deity, became man through conception by the Holy Spirit and virgin birth and that He died on the cross, a perfect and complete sacrifice, in our stead and for our sins according to the Scriptures. He rose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, to convict of sin and regenerate the sinner upon believing in Christ, at the time of regeneration baptizing the believer into the one body, of which Christ is the head, and to indwell, guide, instruct, fill and empower the believer for godly living and service.
We believe that man was directly created by God in His own image, but fell into sin. The entire human race is, therefore, lost and only through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, and regeneration of the Holy Spirit, can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
We believe that the atoning death of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground of justification and salvation for all who believe, and that only such as receive Jesus Christ by personal faith are born of the Holy Spirit and by Him are sealed to the day of redemption.
We believe in the personal, imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ and that the hope of His appearing has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead, of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting and conscious punishment.
We believe that the Church is composed of all such 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 the head.
We believe that water baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church during this present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation.
We believe that all the saved should live in such manner as will honor and glorify and not bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord, and that it is commanded by God to remain separate from false doctrines and sinful pleasures, practices and associations.
We believe in the existence of angels who worship God and minister to believers. We also believe in the existence of Satan, the devil, a fallen angelic being who, with his demons, opposes God, His people and His work, but over whom Christians can have spiritual victory.
Donor confidence score
|Does the organization have a statement of faith consistent with historic Christian creeds and is that statement of easily found on its website?||Yes||5/5|
|Does the board have no more than 2 non-independent members?||Yes||5/5|
|Does the board have at least four independent board members for every non-independent member?||Yes||5/5|
|Does the board contain between 5 and 11 members?||No||0/5|
|Does the organization file a Form 990 and make its Form 990 available to the public?||No||0/10|
|Does the organization make its audit or review (if annual revenue is less than $1-m) available on its website?||No||0/5|
|Is the organization a member of the ECFA?||Yes||10/10|
|Is the CEO/President's compensation within one standard deviation of the median compensation?||No||0/5|
|Did the organization operate at a net profit (revenue greater than expenses) in the most recent year?||Yes||5/5|
|Does the organization refrain from owning or leasing a private aircraft, or having fractional interest in one, that is primarily used for travel by the organization's leaders?||Yes||5/5|
|For the past five years, has the organization been free of any lawsuits or administrative actions filed against it by an employee, client, board member, vendor, donor, or other related party?||Yes||5/5|
|Are author royalties and speaking engagement fees paid to the organization, and not the individual?||Yes||5/5|
|Does the organization require its employees to affirm upon hiring the statement of faith of the organization?||Yes||5/5|
|Is the board chair an independent member of the board, and not the founder and/or CEO/President?||Yes||5/5|
|Does the board have term limits?||No||0/5|
|Have there been no public accusations of misdeeds against the organization, founder, CEO, senior pastor, or board members in the past five years?||Yes||5/5|
|Has the organization refrained from the use of non-disclosure agreements?||No||0/5|
|Does the organization have an overall financial efficiency rating of at least 2 stars?||Yes||5/5|
|Total donor confidence score||65/100|
Financial efficiency ratings
Sector: Foreign Missions
|Category||Rating||Overall rank||Sector rank|
|Overall efficiency rating||719 of 1022||86 of 121|
|Fund acquisition rating||584 of 1024||69 of 121|
|Resource allocation rating||454 of 1024||53 of 121|
|Asset utilization rating||843 of 1022||101 of 121|
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|Receivables, inventories, prepaids||$0||$0||$73,000||$32,000||$43,000|
|Other current assets||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Total current assets||$47,802,000||$53,411,000||$55,493,000||$55,753,000||$56,791,000|
|Other long-term assets||$3,365,000||$3,821,000||$4,638,000||$4,580,000||$4,262,000|
|Total long-term assets||$25,928,000||$26,930,000||$28,814,000||$27,892,000||$26,480,000|
|Payables and accrued expenses||$1,956,000||$1,812,000||$1,042,000||$1,106,000||$1,182,000|
|Other current liabilities||$1,692,000||$1,872,000||$1,975,000||$2,064,000||$2,159,000|
|Total current liabilities||$3,648,000||$3,684,000||$3,017,000||$3,170,000||$3,341,000|
|Due to (from) affiliates||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Other long-term liabilities||$19,709,000||$17,106,000||$16,223,000||$16,081,000||$10,698,000|
|Total long-term liabilities||$19,709,000||$17,106,000||$16,223,000||$16,081,000||$10,698,000|
|Without donor restrictions||$36,251,000||$45,232,000||$46,352,000||$44,574,000||$51,878,000|
|With donor restrictions||$14,122,000||$14,319,000||$18,715,000||$19,820,000||$18,004,000|
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|Program service revenue||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Total other revenue||($527,000)||$3,870,000||$5,551,000||$5,998,000||$194,000|
|Management and general||$4,302,000||$3,827,000||$4,041,000||$5,051,000||$5,345,000|
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|Other changes in net assets||($2,436,000)||($2,040,000)||$1,081,000||($4,436,000)||($1,048,000)|
|Total change in net assets||($9,178,000)||($5,082,000)||$673,000||($5,488,000)||($9,218,000)|
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No response has been provided by this ministry.
The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/31/2022. To update the information below, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
At the dawn of the 20th century, Christians in the West were awakening to the need to share the Gospel with a rapidly multiplying global population. In December 1889, renowned missionary statesman Hudson Taylor called for 1,000 missionaries to go to China and share Christ with its 250 million people.
Fredrik Franson, a respected evangelist and son of Swedish immigrants to Nebraska, felt stirred to answer that call. He had been commissioned as a missionary by D.L. Moody's church in Chicago and was serving in Europe at the time of Hudson's rallying cry. Franson committed to personally train and send 100 missionaries to China. He formed six missions agencies in Europe, all of which continue sending missionaries to this day.
Franson believed that America should become a base for sending missionaries, so he sailed for New York in September 1890. He began speaking at churches and offering classes to mobilize and train missionaries around the country. His first training class on October 14, 1890, held at the Pilgrim Church in Brooklyn, New York, was attended by 50 men and women. This is considered the "birthday" of TEAM.
TEAM began under the name Scandinavian Alliance Mission, or S.A.M. In January of 1891, the first band of 35 missionaries set sail for China. Within five years, nearly 100 S.A.M. missionaries were serving in China, Japan, North India, South Africa, East Africa, Swaziland and Mongolia.
Following Franson's death in 1908, the mission continued to expand into Latin America and thrive in Africa and Asia. The mission eventually found a new director in T.J. Bach, a pioneering missionary who had helped plant vibrant churches in Venezuela and Colombia.
Bach's leadership increased awareness of the mission among a broad and diverse network of churches across the country. Under his vision, the mission dramatically strengthened support services for its missionaries and established new headquarters in downtown Chicago, which would eventually be relocated to Carol Stream, Illinois.
In the 1930s and 1940s, the Great Depression and devastating wars across the globe tested the mission's resolve, as well as the safety of missionaries serving in hot zones in Asia. But following World War II, the ministry grew rapidly as wartime experiences fueled passions to serve overseas and provided new missionaries with the skills to do it.
By the middle of the century, new fields had opened in Europe, Africa and Asia, and Canadians established a sister ministry that would soon become TEAM Canada.
In 1949, the Scandinavian Alliance Mission changed its name to become The Evangelical Alliance Mission, or TEAM, a better reflection of its broad scope of ministries and missionaries.
"We are workers together with Him, to the uttermost part of the earth," said then director David Johnson. "In the home office, on the fields, among the churches and the individuals who support us, we are a team - and it's going to take real teamwork to get the job done."
In the decades following the name change, TEAM added hundreds of missionaries to its ranks and expanded its work to over 35 countries, giving it a presence on six continents. TEAM opened major initiatives in the Arab world and developed specialized ministries such as hospitals, Bible institutes, orphanages, publications, linguistic work and children's education to support its overall mission of church planting.
TEAM grew both organically and through mergers with other missions. By the beginning of the 21st century, it had also renewed its focus on post-Christian regions of Europe and Central America. TEAM workers celebrated as the mission's vision came full-circle when they began working for the first time in Sweden, homeland of founder Fredrik Franson.
Today, in a rapidly changing missions context both in the United States and abroad, TEAM and its network of over 2,000 churches continues to explore new fields for missionary work and innovative new ways to serve. Dave Hall serves as TEAM's international director, overseeing more than 550 missionaries, and a diverse team of staff and mobilizers located in TEAM missions hubs around the United States and Canada.