Heaven's Family

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Summary

Heaven's Family is a Christian nonprofit organization, but as our name reflects, we prefer to think of ourselves as a family. More specifically, we're a family of thousands of people around the world who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. And because we believe in Him, we're committed to obeying Him. Our family consists not only of our ministry staff, but also every contributor and beneficiary.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Heaven's Family
PO Box 12854
Pittsburgh, PA 15241

Website: heavensfamily.org

Phone: 855-333-2211

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 161739329

CEO/President: David Servant

Chairman: David Servant

Board size: 6

Founder: David and Becky Servant

Ruling year: 2004

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2019


Purpose

We are called to advance the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ on earth. We accomplish this by strategically linking kingdom needs and opportunities to resources provided by those who love Jesus. Through these strategic connections, Heaven's Family invests in (1) reaching the unreached with the gospel, (2) discipling Christ's followers, and (3) serving the suffering-particularly those whom Jesus refers to as the "least of these" (see Matt 25:31-46, 28:19-20).


Mission statement

Our mission is to advance the kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ on earth. We do that by strategically linking kingdom needs and opportunities with resources that the Lord has entrusted to those who love Him.


Statement of faith

We believe the Bible, in its original manuscripts, to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God, containing absolute and universal truth that is relevant and binding over all of humanity, and that the Bible is the ultimate authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe that God is merciful and compassionate, yet holy and just.

We believe in the deity and humanity of 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, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His present rule as Head of the Church and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that all human beings (with the exception of the God/man Jesus) have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. We are corrupt both outwardly and inwardly, to the degree that, apart from God's gracious drawing through creation, conscience, calamity and the preaching of the Gospel, none would turn from sin.

We believe that sinners cannot earn salvation. Thus salvation is a result of God's grace, appropriated by faith, more specifically, by believing in the Lord Jesus Christ. However, faith that is void of works is dead and it cannot save. Those who truly believe in the Lord Jesus Christ repent of their sins and strive to follow Him. When they believe in Him, they are spiritually regenerated and become spiritual children of God. We do not believe that salvation is guaranteed to any who only "accept Jesus as their personal Savior" or "invite Jesus into their hearts," and who then live lives that are indistinguishable from unbelievers.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life and by whose gifts the church is empowered far beyond mere human ability.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of eternal death.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, with equality across racial, gender, and class differences. True followers of Christ love each other and demonstrate that love through sacrificial acts.

We believe that human life begins at conception, and that to terminate the life of a baby within his or her mother's womb is an act of murder, which is forbidden by God according to the Bible. The only possible justification for an abortion is the rare case when it is necessary in order to save the life of a mother. We also believe that forgiveness is available for any sin, including murder, through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.

We believe, according to God's Word, the Bible, that God calls humanity to sexual purity, and that sexual lust, fornication, adultery, homosexuality, pedophilia, incest and bestiality are forbidden by Him. We believe that the covenant of marriage is lifelong, and that it is between two people of the opposite sex, a biologically-born man and a biologically-born woman. We also believe that God is gracious and powerful, and that He is willing and able to forgive and deliver anyone from any sexual sin if they will repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating192 of 111026 of 121
Fund acquisition rating445 of 111140 of 121
Resource allocation rating236 of 111145 of 121
Asset utilization rating330 of 111030 of 121

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%5%3%3%3%4%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%5%3%3%3%4%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
92%100%100%94%99%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%5%4%3%3%4%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
8%0%0%6%1%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%85%86%86%85%85%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%102%85%88%111%98%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%87%73%76%95%84%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%-2%15%12%-11%2%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-3%22%25%-27%4%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%10%11%11%12%11%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.861.441.231.782.481.99
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.761.001.001.001.001.01
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.791.441.231.782.482.01
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
13.9228.5435.0424.0313.5415.12
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.040.030.040.070.07
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.048.029.456.454.495.59
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%4%3%4%7%7%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
100%67%79%54%37%47%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$1,991,988$2,020,084$1,622,146$1,254,389$1,560,397
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$7,873$0
Short-term investments$28,733$38,946$10,615$0$25,147
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,020,721$2,059,030$1,632,761$1,262,262$1,585,544
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$0$0$0$8,820
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$0$0$0$0$8,820
Total assets$2,020,721$2,059,030$1,632,761$1,262,262$1,594,364
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$70,803$58,755$67,949$93,250$104,868
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$70,803$58,755$67,949$93,250$104,868
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$70,803$58,755$67,949$93,250$104,868
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$1,924,828$1,975,185$1,539,722$1,143,922$1,464,406
With donor restrictions$25,090$25,090$25,090$25,090$25,090
Net assets$1,949,918$2,000,275$1,564,812$1,169,012$1,489,496
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$2,869,767$2,965,161$3,099,641$2,774,575$3,246,473
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($2,080)$10,737$9,279$31,309($1,584)
Other revenue$562$437$197,248$866$747
Total other revenue($1,518)$11,174$206,527$32,175($837)
Total revenue$2,868,249$2,976,335$3,306,168$2,806,750$3,245,636
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$2,487,935$2,173,917$2,499,244$2,671,731$2,715,664
Management and general$295,798$271,559$316,679$360,731$349,260
Fundraising$134,873$95,396$94,445$94,772$114,951
Total expenses$2,918,606$2,540,872$2,910,368$3,127,234$3,179,875
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($50,357)$435,463$395,800($320,484)$65,761
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($50,357)$435,463$395,800($320,484)$65,761

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
David ServantPresident$106,256
Stephen ServantTreasurer$73,045

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022


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History

Heaven's Family was founded in 2002 by David and Becky Servant. For the previous 24 years, David alternately served as a church-planting pastor and an itinerant Bible teacher, and he ministered in scores of the world's poorest countries. Becky was always active in their churches and in ministry to refugees resettled from around the world. It was during his third pastorate that David's eyes were opened to Jesus' words about the future judgment of the sheep and goats found in Matthew 25:31-46. Those words changed the course of his life and ministry.

Heaven's Family actually began as a teaching ministry directed towards pastors and Christian leaders living in developing nations. It was for those leaders that David wrote a 500-page book, The Disciple-Making Minister, that has been translated into over 30 languages and distributed around the world. As David taught pastors in three-day conferences, they often introduced him to orphans and widows whom they were struggling to serve, and David began asking his friends and supporters to help them serve the "least of these" (Matt. 25:31-46), something Jesus expects of every believer. Heaven's Family's staff and outreach subsequently began to increase in size and fruitfulness.

Today, Heaven's Family has grown to a U.S. staff of over a dozen people and an annual ministry budget of $3 million. Our human and financial resources are being increasingly invested to help catalyze disciple-making movements among unreached people groups. We hope you'll join us on our journey as we follow Jesus together!


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