Society of Anglican Missionaries & Senders

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Summary

We are a missionary sending community, building relationships with the worldwide church to experience the broken restored, the wounded healed, the hungry fed, and the lost found through the love and power of Jesus Christ.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Society of Anglican Missionaries & Senders
PO Box 399
Ambridge, PA 15003-0399

Website: www.sams-usa.org

Phone: (724) 266-0669

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 042647396

CEO/President: Stewart Wicker

Chairman: Jeff Rawn

Board size: 14

Founder:

Ruling year: 1976

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1990


Purpose

Vision: SAMS sees a global Anglican family walking together in the way of Jesus to spread Kingdom change throughout our communities.

The Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders began over 40 years ago as a direct response to Christ's Great Commandment and Great Commission. We are an Anglican missionary organization that serves as a support to our short-term and long-term missionaries. Our missionaries serve in a variety of ways according to God's calling on their lives. They provide housing and food to underprivileged communities, preach God's word, and cultivate churches. Some help children at risk or work in healthcare. Others focus on developing local leaders for Christ's church. Our missionaries come from every walk of life and have unique gifts that allow them to show the love of God in a variety of ways.

We partner with Anglican and Episcopal churches to grow the Kingdom of God globally. Today, SAMS supports over 100 missionaries in their journeys to share Gospel hope through the Anglican tradition. Our continuous, ongoing efforts to build servant relationships with potential disciples help keep our strategic principles at the forefront - relational, Anglican and global. To grow the success of our work and keep the glory for God, we believe it is vital to remember these strategies and apply them to our missionary work.


Mission statement

SAMS' purpose is to recruit, send and support missionaries to be witnesses and make disciples for Jesus Christ in fellowship with the Anglican Church around the world. SAMS' missionaries share the Gospel, establish churches, train national church leaders, and minister socially through medical clinics and Christian schools.


Statement of faith

We affirm our belief in Christianity's historic tradition that is revealed in the Scriptures and summarized in the three Creeds (the Apostles', the Nicene, and the Athanasian) and the Thirty-Nine Articles.

We also recognize the need for reaffirming the following beliefs:

ARTICLE I: The Holy Trinity

The mystery of the Holy Trinity, namely that the one God exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, has so revealed Himself to us in the Gospel.

ARTICLE II: The Lord Jesus Christ

The full deity and full humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, God Incarnate, who by reason of His birth of the Virgin Mary, sinless life, atoning death, bodily resurrection, glorious ascension, and triumphant reign, is the only mediator between God and man.

ARTICLE III: The Holy Scriptures

The trustworthiness of the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments as "God's Word written", which contain all things necessary for salvation, teach God's will for His world, and have supreme authority for faith, life, and the continuous renewal and reform of the Church.

ARTICLE IV: Justification and Sanctification

The justification of the repenting and believing sinner as God's gracious act of declaring them righteous on the ground of the reconciling death of Christ, who suffered in our place and rose again for us: and sanctification as the gracious continuing activity of the Holy Spirit in the justified believer, perfecting their repentance, nurturing the new life implanted within them, transforming Them into Christ's image, and enabling them to do good works in the world.

ARTICLE V: The Christian Church

The Church as the body of Christ, whose members belong to the new humanity, are called to live in the world so that the power of the Spirit would be exemplified, worship God, confess His truth, proclaim Christ, support one another in love, and give themselves in sacrificial service to those in need.

ARTICLE VI: Spiritual Gifts and Ministry

The calling of all Christians to exercise their God-given gifts in ministry, and to work, witness and suffer for Christ; together with the particular calling of ordained ministers who, by preaching, teaching and pastoral care, are to equip God's people for His service, and to present them mature in Christ.

ARTICLE VII: The Gospel Sacraments

The sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion as "visible words" proclaim the Gospel and are means of grace, which faith is quickened and strengthened. In particular, the significance of the Lord's Supper as a communion in the Body of Christ, who offers Himself to us in the action of this sacrament, is that by faith we may feed on Him in our hearts and offer ourselves to Him in gratitude for our salvation through His cross.

Also, the openness of the Lord's Table as the place where all baptized believers, being one in Christ, are free to celebrate their common salvation in the Lord and to express their common devotion to His person and His service.

ARTICLE VIII: The Return of Christ

The personal return in glory of our Lord Jesus Christ at the end of this age for the resurrection of the dead (some to life, some to condemnation), for the glorification of His church, and for the renewal of the whole creation.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

This ministry has not been rated.


Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20032002200120001999
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%0%0%0%0%7%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
4%0%0%0%0%7%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%99%100%99%99%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%0%0%0%0%8%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%1%0%1%1%1%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20032002200120001999
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%81%83%84%83%80%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
93%105%97%99%90%83%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%85%81%83%74%66%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
7%-5%3%1%10%17%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
11%-8%5%3%21%47%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%19%17%16%17%12%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20032002200120001999
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.171.651.491.761.742.15
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.291.401.371.411.341.11
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.632.312.042.482.332.39
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20032002200120001999
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
20.9833.8229.709.897.2914.40
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.050.030.030.100.140.07
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.705.055.674.354.454.67
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20032002200120001999
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%2%2%7%10%6%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
77%59%65%53%52%44%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20032002200120001999
Cash$472,057$551,663$497,434$615,595$708,446
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$25,603$37,421$59,403$33,663$23,222
Short-term investments$263,635$250,729$256,570$148,646$48,404
Other current assets$0$0$0$65,000$0
Total current assets$761,295$839,813$813,407$862,904$780,072
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$35,809$50,659$74,346$103,448$86,822
Other long-term assets$265,219$258,796$257,732$186,936$0
Total long-term assets$301,028$309,455$332,078$290,384$86,822
Total assets$1,062,323$1,149,268$1,145,485$1,153,288$866,894
 
Liabilities20032002200120001999
Payables and accrued expenses$13,502$25,421$25,790$24,680$54,154
Other current liabilities$9,005$2,851$56,414$93,636$0
Total current liabilities$22,507$28,272$82,204$118,316$54,154
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$22,507$28,272$82,204$118,316$54,154
 
Net assets20032002200120001999
Without donor restrictions$241,113$332,209$294,801$225,859($4,058)
With donor restrictions$798,703$788,787$768,480$809,113$816,798
Net assets$1,039,816$1,120,996$1,063,281$1,034,972$812,740
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20032002200120001999
Total contributions$1,650,516$1,768,309$2,026,792$2,199,894$2,236,419
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$23,979$6,211$19,560$30,464$12,351
Total other revenue$23,979$6,211$19,560$30,464$12,351
Total revenue$1,674,495$1,774,520$2,046,352$2,230,358$2,248,770
 
Expenses20032002200120001999
Program services$1,430,769$1,429,414$1,701,558$1,661,069$1,493,381
Management and general$324,906$287,391$316,485$347,057$215,158
Fundraising$0$0$0$0$156,236
Total expenses$1,755,675$1,716,805$2,018,043$2,008,126$1,864,775
 
Change in net assets20032002200120001999
Surplus (deficit)($81,180)$57,715$28,309$222,232$383,995
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($81,180)$57,715$28,309$222,232$383,995

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Needs

Donating to SAMS and other Christian missionary organizations is one way to help spread the Gospel without leaving your home. We rely on donations to keep up our projects overseas, like establishing new churches, training leaders and ministering in schools and medical clinics. When you submit your contribution to SAMS, you are helping equip missionaries with some of the tools they need to continue the ongoing work of bringing new believers to Christ.

One thing that everyone can do regardless of age, income or ability is pray. At SAMS, we believe in the all-consuming power of prayer to change lives as we witness God at work. We ask for your continuous prayers to support our mission as we work through challenges every day. You are warmly invited to join our weekly SAMS Family Prayer sessions, to connect over Zoom for fellowship and prayer support.