Faith and Learning International

The information on this page was last updated 11/30/2022. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


FLI provides administrative and accounting support systems for missionaries and ministries at minimal cost thus freeing them to use their giftedness and energy to serve God. FLI is a full member in good standing with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability(ECFA). We are an IRS 501(c)3 organization authorized to issue tax deductible receipts for charitable contributions. Annual audits conducted by an independent firm are available upon request.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Faith and Learning International
PO Box 480
Wheaton, IL 60187


Phone: 630-221-0648

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 200743864

CEO/President: Thomas Lavanchy


Board size: 3


Ruling year: 2005

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2009


FLI encourages, equips and connects believers around the world with one another thus enabling them to facilitate God's call on their lives.

Mission statement

The ministry of Faith & Learning International stimulates ministry projects and programs by providing encouragement and administrative support - helping people to realize their vision.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating131 of 10315 of 37
Fund acquisition rating136 of 10326 of 37
Resource allocation rating305 of 10324 of 37
Asset utilization rating336 of 103112 of 37

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$1,635$0$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,089,055$2,352,202$2,030,518$1,655,077$1,299,508
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total assets$3,089,055$2,352,202$2,030,518$1,655,077$1,299,508
Payables and accrued expenses$23,297$31,767$38,463$69,997$50,062
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$23,297$31,767$38,463$69,997$50,062
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$23,297$31,767$38,463$69,997$50,062
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$560,441$554,470$441,336$341,550$262,169
With donor restrictions$2,505,317$1,765,965$1,550,719$1,243,530$987,277
Net assets$3,065,758$2,320,435$1,992,055$1,585,080$1,249,446
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,785,030$5,345,152$4,190,425$3,466,373$3,029,641
Program service revenue$2,000$2,700$2,044$0$5,503
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$28,816$35,769$13,315$5,835$5,116
Other revenue$0$0$59,067$0$0
Total other revenue$30,816$38,469$74,426$5,835$10,619
Total revenue$5,815,846$5,383,621$4,264,851$3,472,208$3,040,260
Program services$4,646,547$4,667,070$3,578,881$2,919,288$2,533,044
Management and general$321,806$277,081$195,249$168,903$150,946
Total expenses$5,070,523$5,055,241$3,857,876$3,136,574$2,738,358
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$745,323$328,380$406,975$335,634$301,902
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$745,323$328,380$406,975$335,634$301,902


Thomas LavanchyPresident$10,000

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/30/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


In 2004, the founders of Faith and Learning International felt called to serve God and the Church worldwide in an unique yet practical way. Our purpose is to serve those who have received a calling to ministry.

We understand that many missionaries and ministries get bogged down with administration, accounting, policies and operational procedures. We want our projects to spend time serving, not with spreadsheets.

It's important to know FLI is not a missionary sending agency. We are ideal for the entrepreneurial person with a vision for mission outside the parameters of the typical mission/sending agency.

Our structure keeps our overhead at a minimum, meaning more dollars are spent on ministry than on paperwork.

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