JesusOnline Ministries

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Summary

JesusOnline Ministries is a global leader in using internet advertising to give people reasons to believe in Jesus. Based on past results, for every ONE DOLLAR spent on advertising, ONE PERSON will, by God's grace, decide to follow Jesus.

In 2003, Dr. Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ (now CRU), helped establish what is now JesusOnline Ministries. Since then, more than 5 million people from 190 countries indicated they received Christ as their Lord and Savior or rededicated their lives to Him. More than 500,000 of those people have used our JO Discipleship App and been encouraged to grow in their relationship with God by our discipleship team.


Contact information

Mailing address:
JesusOnline Ministries
P.O. Box 1643
Higley, AZ 85236

Website: jesusonlineministries.org

Phone: (800) 981-5856

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 061656838

CEO/President: Helmut Teichert

Chairman: Larry Chapman

Board size: 7

Founder: Larry Chapman

Ruling year: 2003

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2012


Purpose

Every day, millions of people who are curious about Jesus are on the internet from all over the world. They have questions and misunderstandings about who Jesus really is. As a result, they live, without the hope, love and life that he offers. JesusOnline uses internet advertising to attract them to the gospel and gives them reasons to believe in Jesus. They are then encouraged to join our JO App community where our discipleship team helps cultivate their relationship with Christ.

Our vision is to have one billion website visits by 2030, providing persuasive reasons to believe in Jesus. As a result, we hope to see 30 million people decide to become followers of Christ.


Mission statement

JesusOnline Ministries uses internet technologies to help people around the world discover who Jesus really is, receive Him as Lord and Savior, follow Him through personal online discipleship, and share Him with others.


Statement of faith

The sole basis of our beliefs is the Bible, God's infallible written Word, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe that it was uniquely, verbally and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and that it was written without error (inerrant) in the original manuscripts. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks.

We accept those areas of doctrinal teaching on which, historically, there has been general agreement among all true Christians. Because of the specialized calling of our movement, we desire to allow for freedom of conviction on other doctrinal matters, provided that any interpretation is based upon the Bible alone, and that no such interpretation shall become an issue which hinders the ministry to which God has called us.

1. There is one true God, eternally existing in three persons-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit-each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality.

2. Jesus Christ is God, the living Word, who became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. Hence, He is perfect Deity and true humanity united in one person forever.

3. He lived a sinless life and voluntarily atoned for the sins of men by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone.

4. He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died.

5. He ascended bodily into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man, continually makes intercession for His own.

6. Man was originally created in the image of God. He sinned by disobeying God; thus, he was alienated from his Creator. That historic fall brought all mankind under divine condemnation.

7. Man's nature is corrupted, and he is thus totally unable to please God. Every man is in need of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit.

8. The salvation of man is wholly a work of God's free grace and is not the work, in whole or in part, of human works or goodness or religious ceremony. God imputes His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, and thereby justified them in His sight.

9. It is the privilege of all who are born again of the Spirit to be assured of their salvation from the very moment in which they trust Christ as their Savior. This assurance is not based upon any kind of human merit, but is produced by the witness of the Holy Spirit, who confirms in the believer the testimony of God in His written word.

10. The Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to men. He convicts and draws sinners to Christ, imparts new life to them, continually indwells them from the moment of spiritual birth and seals them until the day of redemption. His fullness, power and control are appropriated in the believer's life by faith.

11. Every believer is called to live so in the power of the indwelling Spirit that he will not fulfill the lust of the flesh but will bear fruit to the glory of God.

12. Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, His Body, which is composed of all men, living and dead, who have been joined to Him through saving faith.

13. God admonishes His people to assemble together regularly for worship, for participation in ordinances, for edification through the Scriptures and for mutual encouragement.

14. At physical death the believer enters immediately into eternal, conscious fellowship with the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting glory and blessing.

15. At physical death the unbeliever enters immediately into eternal, conscious separation from the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting judgment and condemnation.

16. Jesus Christ will come again to the earth - personally, visibly and bodily - to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.

17. The Lord Jesus Christ commanded all believers to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to disciple men of every nation. The fulfillment of that Great Commission requires that all worldly and personal ambitions be subordinated to a total commitment to "Him who loved us and gave Himself for us.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating109 of 111012 of 121
Fund acquisition rating683 of 111161 of 121
Resource allocation rating51 of 111116 of 121
Asset utilization rating19 of 11104 of 121

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%7%7%5%11%18%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%7%7%5%11%18%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
92%100%100%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%6%6%6%12%17%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
8%0%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%91%92%90%80%75%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%107%112%79%89%104%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%98%104%72%71%78%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%-7%-12%21%11%-4%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-120%-90%54%33%-17%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%3%2%4%8%8%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.8611.036.681.982.374.16
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.761.341.241.171.431.00
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.7914.818.262.323.404.16
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
13.921.994.4714.097.8312.45
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.500.220.070.130.08
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.040.401.134.813.082.66
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%37%18%6%9%8%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
100%6%12%48%38%22%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$210,760$372,833$723,605$271,600$258,639
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$10,000$30,000$10,000$10,000$10,000
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$220,760$402,833$733,605$281,600$268,639
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$75,718$95,555$126,459$122,117$0
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$75,718$95,555$126,459$122,117$0
Total assets$296,478$498,388$860,064$403,717$268,639
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$110,894$90,057$52,071$35,984$21,572
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$110,894$90,057$52,071$35,984$21,572
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$110,894$90,057$52,071$35,984$21,572
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$80,352$87,677$458,679$150,482$14,478
With donor restrictions$105,232$320,654$349,314$217,251$232,589
Net assets$185,584$408,331$807,993$367,733$247,067
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$3,047,014$2,959,151$2,138,107$1,078,352$1,073,653
Program service revenue$784$387$774$680$869
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$8$52$110$56
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$784$395$826$790$925
Total revenue$3,047,798$2,959,546$2,138,933$1,079,142$1,074,578
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$2,979,476$3,068,856$1,532,600$765,631$836,840
Management and general$89,026$57,475$62,149$73,256$85,151
Fundraising$202,043$201,877$103,924$119,589$194,339
Total expenses$3,270,545$3,328,208$1,698,673$958,476$1,116,330
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($222,747)($368,662)$440,260$120,666($41,752)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($222,747)($368,662)$440,260$120,666($41,752)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Helmut TeichertExecutive Di$101,454

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022


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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/6/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


History

Inspired by Dr. Bill Bright's vision to reach the world for Christ, Larry Chapman began a life-long quest to investigate the evidences for the Christian faith. When approached by a Young Life leader requesting answers to help a struggling student, Larry was prompted by his wife, Marianne, to write a summary of the compelling evidences supporting Christianity.

After reviewing evidence and scholarly perspectives on both sides of these issues, he authored a number of articles which examine the questions and present the evidence obtained through his many years of research.

Through mutual friends, his articles were reviewed for potential publication by Dr. Bill Bright of Campus Crusade for Christ. Dr. Bright was excited about the potential use of the articles as evangelism tools and endorsed their publication. The articles were produced by Bright Media Foundation after Dr. Bright's death in 2003 as Y-Jesus and Y-Origins magazines.

With a desire to make the content of these magazines easily available to a larger audience, JesusOnline Ministries was created. The original articles were made available worldwide through the Y-Jesus.com and Y-Origins.com websites. JesusOnline Ministries then began actively promoting the articles through the use of online advertising to attract visitors to the sites.

The Y-Jesus articles have been translated into 18 languages with websites reaching people in every culture and country of the world.

In 2012, JesusOnline.com was developed with a focus on further outreach to young people and providing discipleship materials for spiritual growth and multiplication.

In the spring of 2020, the JO Discipleship App was launched to help visitors continue to grow in their spiritual understanding and relationship with God. It has become a community where we help members progress through the various stages of growth in their journey with God.

During the past 16 years, tens of thousands of resources have been provided to seekers, believers, and Christian leaders. The gratitude for these resources from international missionaries and pastors has been overwhelming, as many of them live in countries where Christian literature is difficult to obtain.


Program accomplishments

Internet Evangelization

In 2003, Dr. Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ (now CRU), helped establish what is now JesusOnline Ministries. Since that time, there have been over 259 million website visits from people around the world who desired to know more about Jesus.

During the past several years, the JesusOnline outreach has sky-rocketed, growing from 11.5 million website visits in 2019 to 63 million visits in 2022.

Every day, in 2022, about 172,000 people from 190 countries encountered Jesus on one of JesusOnline's 21 websites. And, every day, about 5,600 people committed their lives to Jesus - totaling 2,058,712 people deciding to follow Christ.

JesusOnline.com contains numerous evangelistic articles and videos to reach people for Christ. Our highest performing video, "Jesus' Resurrection and You," summarizes the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus and then explains how to receive the forgiveness and new life He offers.

By God's grace, it only takes ONE DOLLAR to share the truth about Jesus with 30 people and see ONE PERSON express saving faith in Christ or rededicate their life to Him.

Persuasive Apologetics

JesusOnline Ministries delivers reasons to believe in Jesus to people all over the world on the internet. But with so many false claims being promoted about Christ, it's no wonder people are confused or don't think He is relevant to their lives.

Jesus asked his disciples, "Who do people say that I am?" Today people still have questions and misunderstandings about who Jesus really is. Questions like: "Was Jesus a real person?" - "Is Jesus God?" - "Did Jesus rise from the dead?"

Y-Jesus.com provides persuasive answers to these questions and many others related to the true identity of Christ in 20 different languages.

By freeing people from lies, doubts, and misconceptions-we gently move them toward a clear, more comprehensive understanding of who Jesus is. This way, they can develop a more meaningful relationship with Him and discover His purpose for their lives.

Online Discipleship

When people make a decision to follow Jesus, we offer them the opportunity to go deeper in their relationship with Him. We encourage them to access our JO Discipleship App and join the app community where our discipleship team will help them grow in their faith.

The JO App is full of resources including the full NET bible, devotionals, downloadable books, and a prayer community. There is even a direct messaging feature so that people with questions can reach out to our Discipleship Pastor, Jonathan Kobayashi, and his team of volunteers.

The discipleship team also replies to emails from website visitors with personal responses and a free discipleship e-book, "The Adventure of Living with Jesus."

Since the launch of the JO App in 2020, more than 500,000 people have used the JO Discipleship App and been encouraged to grow in their relationship with God by our discipleship team. (See app.jesusonline.com).

Equipping Pastors and Disciplers

JesusOnline Ministries equips the church globally (individuals, missionaries, and pastors) by providing free, downloadable discipleship materials, online Bibles, and other Christ-centered resources. Thousands of these resources have been provided to seekers, believers, and Christian leaders.

While man resources are available on the JOM websites, the major resource is the JO Discipleship App because it contains even more. Pastors and missionaries have expressed how the JO App has helped them in to fuel their ministries.

For example, Pastor Sokoro uses the JO Discipleship App to train hundreds of pastors of churches planted in Southeastern Africa. The app has greatly helped him in his preaching and teaching ministry. He accesses the app almost daily - for about 800 days now.

Although Pastor Sokoro went to college and has a Diploma in Theology, he finds the app articles to be more practical and engaging for the young pastors that he mentors. He downloads article PDFs, prints them and is even translating some into local languages.

Through the app messaging feature, he is instructed and encouraged by the JesusOnline Discipleship Pastor.


Needs

Our biggest challenge is solidifying more cornerstone partners who will join with us to fulfill our vision to have one billion website visits by 2030, and as a result, see 30 million people decide to become followers of Christ.

For the first time in history, it is possible to share the gospel with people in almost every country of the world on their smart phones, even in the privacy of their homes. More than 60% of the world's population now has access to the internet and are online for several hours daily.

Millions of people who are curious about Jesus are on the internet every day from all over the world. They have questions and misunderstandings about who Jesus really is. As a result, they live, without the hope, love and life that he offers.

JesusOnline uses internet advertising to attract them to the gospel and gives them reasons to believe in Jesus. They are then encouraged to join our JO App community where our discipleship team helps cultivate their relationship with Christ.

During the first four months of 2022, a handful of ministry partners agreed to participate in a test to see if there is greater capacity to reach more people with the gospel using our proven outreach strategy, if we were able to increase funding. It worked, their combined sacrificial commitment of $600,000 above normal giving amazingly resulted in almost 24 million people being reached and 595,982 of them expressing a commitment to follow Jesus.

Since then, with our budget having returned to the normal level, indicated decisions are naturally lower than the demonstrated potential. Currently, every day there are about 100,000 visits to JOM's 21 websites from 190 countries. Amazingly, by God's grace, approximately 5,000 people daily indicate they received Christ or rededicated their lives to Him.

Much of our online advertising is through Google, who has tagged most of our ad campaigns with "Limited by Budget." That means if we could increase our daily advertising budget, our results could double or triple immediately. It is just a matter of having more funds available for outreach.

Currently, it only takes ONE DOLLAR to share the truth about Jesus with 30 people and see ONE PERSON express saving faith in Christ or rededicate their life to Him.

100% of every dollar donated goes directly to share the Truth of Jesus. All fundraising and administrative costs are covered by our Board of Directors.

Please partner with JesusOnline Ministries so more people around the world can discover the love, hope and forgiveness that Jesus offers. Your contribution will change lives for eternity.