Faith and Learning International

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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: info@faithandlearning.org


Organization details

EIN: 200743864

CEO/President: Thomas Lavanchy

Chairman:

Board size: 0

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

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


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 rating122 of 10314 of 51
Fund acquisition rating172 of 10339 of 51
Resource allocation rating273 of 10336 of 51
Asset utilization rating322 of 103114 of 51

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%2%2%2%1%2%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%2%2%2%1%2%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
96%99%99%98%100%100%
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
4%1%1%2%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%92%92%93%93%93%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
92%87%94%90%90%90%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%80%87%84%84%83%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
8%13%6%10%10%10%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
8%24%14%20%21%24%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%6%5%5%5%6%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.201.642.151.901.902.11
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.291.001.001.001.001.00
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.671.642.151.901.902.11
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
31.89132.5974.0552.7923.6425.96
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.020.010.010.020.040.04
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.847.265.516.206.065.48
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
4%1%1%2%4%4%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
80%60%46%52%51%46%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$3,089,055$2,350,567$2,030,518$1,655,077$1,299,508
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
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
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
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$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
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
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
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
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
Fundraising$102,170$111,090$83,746$48,383$54,368
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

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Thomas LavanchyPresident$10,000

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this 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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