Faith and Learning International

The information on this page was last updated 12/22/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Summary



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

Website: faithandlearning.org

Phone: 630-221-0648

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 200743864

CEO/President: Thomas Lavanchy

Chairman:

Board size: 6

Founder:

Ruling year: 2005

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2009


Purpose

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

Provide financial, charitable, spiritual and human resources for Christian ministry.


Statement of faith

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Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating119 of 11023 of 35
Fund acquisition rating194 of 11033 of 35
Resource allocation rating326 of 11035 of 35
Asset utilization rating268 of 110210 of 35

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%2%1%2%2%2%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%2%1%2%2%2%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%91%99%99%99%98%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%2%2%2%2%2%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%9%1%1%1%2%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%93%92%92%92%93%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%94%90%87%94%90%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
82%87%82%80%87%84%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%6%10%13%6%10%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%10%17%24%14%20%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%6%6%6%5%5%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.171.571.441.642.151.90
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.401.401.001.001.001.00
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.622.211.441.642.151.90
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
39.3966.5939.71132.5974.0552.79
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.020.020.030.010.010.02
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
7.045.358.137.265.516.20
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
6%1%3%1%1%2%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
79%63%68%60%46%52%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$2,952,369$3,798,689$3,089,055$2,350,567$2,030,518
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$1,635$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,952,369$3,798,689$3,089,055$2,352,202$2,030,518
Long-term investments$1,194,597$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,194,597$0$0$0$0
Total assets$4,146,966$3,798,689$3,089,055$2,352,202$2,030,518
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$44,335$95,661$23,297$31,767$38,463
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$44,335$95,661$23,297$31,767$38,463
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$44,335$95,661$23,297$31,767$38,463
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$641,004$564,303$560,441$554,470$441,336
With donor restrictions$3,461,627$3,138,725$2,505,317$1,765,965$1,550,719
Net assets$4,102,631$3,703,028$3,065,758$2,320,435$1,992,055
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$6,310,240$6,021,627$5,785,030$5,345,152$4,190,425
Program service revenue$607,803$76,689$2,000$2,700$2,044
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$22,450$4,759$28,816$35,769$13,315
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$59,067
Total other revenue$630,253$81,448$30,816$38,469$74,426
Total revenue$6,940,493$6,103,075$5,815,846$5,383,621$4,264,851
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$6,038,994$5,030,433$4,646,547$4,667,070$3,578,881
Management and general$371,537$345,083$321,806$277,081$195,249
Fundraising$117,093$90,289$102,170$111,090$83,746
Total expenses$6,527,624$5,465,805$5,070,523$5,055,241$3,857,876
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$412,869$637,270$745,323$328,380$406,975
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$412,869$637,270$745,323$328,380$406,975

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Thomas LavanchyPresident (part year)$3,750

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022


Response from ministry

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History

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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