Decision Point

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Summary

Since 2002, we've equipped Christian students as "teen evangelists" to reach their peers and classmates for Christ. To date, we've seen over 10,000 students from 500 schools give their lives to Christ through on-campus, student-led outreach events. The best part? These students now have the confidence to be evangelists for years to come.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Decision Point
16175 Whittier Blvd.
Whittier, CA 90603

Website: decisionpoint.org

Phone: 562.943.9787

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 203226605

CEO/President: Warren Willis

Chairman:

Board size: 0

Founder: Warren Willis

Ruling year: 2006

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 05/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2019


Purpose

Decision Point is an Evangelical Christian organization. Therefore, we recruit and enlist only evangelical Christians as Volunteers, Lead Coaches, Staff and Board Members.


Mission statement

Leaders and employees within Decision Point must personally affirm this statement, and agree that their teaching in Decision Point will be in keeping with this covenant on all issues that the statement addresses.


Statement of faith

There is one God eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This one God is the creator of all things visible and invisible.

Jesus is the eternal Son of God who took on flesh and became a man, without compromising or shedding His Deity. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He alone accomplished our salvation through His perfect life and sacrificial death on the cross for our sins. There is salvation in no one but Him. God raised Him physically from the dead. He ascended to Heaven and He will come again to judge the living and the dead. (Isaiah 53:4-6; John 1:1-3; 13:13; 14:6; Acts 4:12; I Corinthians 15.3-6; Philippians 2:11; Hebrews 10:12-14)

The Holy Spirit is a divine person of the Godhead. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and truth, and draws men and women to faith in Christ. He is given to all true believers to indwell them. He empowers and equips believers for service and enables growth in their walk with God. He purifies them from sin and the deeds of the flesh. He produces in them the fruit of the Spirit and assures them of their salvation. (John 3:6-7; Acts 1:8; 2:4; I Corinthians 2:14-15; 12:11-13; II Corinthians 3:18; Galatians 5:22-23; I Peter 1:2, I John 4:13)

The Bible is the inspired and authoritative Word of God. It is our only authority in faith and practice. Because every word is inspired by God, it is without error in the original manuscripts. It is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness. Believers study it diligently so that they may be good servants who are equipped for lives of fruitful ministry. (II Timothy 2.15; 3:16-17, II Peter 1:21)

Mankind was created by God in His image but willfully chose to sin. All men and women are now born under sin and live their lives as sinners deserving judgment from God. All those who believe in Jesus will be saved from this judgment. All others will consciously receive their due punishment by the righteous wrath of God forever in Hell. (Isaiah 53:6; Mark 9:43-44; Luke 16:23-24; John 3:36; Romans 3:9-12; 5:12)

God saves those sinners who repent of their sins and believe in Jesus Christ. They are justified freely and exclusively by God's grace, through faith in Christ, and apart from works. They are forgiven of all their sins, born again as new creatures, and adopted as children of God. The gospel is the message that God, the holy creator and ruler of the world, sent His only Son to live a perfectly righteous life, die as an atoning sacrifice for our sins, and rise from the dead, so that sinful men and women who repent of their sins and trust in Christ as their Savior and Lord, though deserving death and hell, can be forgiven and have peace with God and eternal life as children of God. (John 5:24; Acts 16:31; Romans 3:23-26; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:11-14).

The church is composed of those who are called by God and have received Jesus as their savior and Lord. God has entrusted the church with the mission to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to people everywhere and to make disciples who obediently follow Christ. God has called the church to be the people of God, the body of Christ, and the temple of the Holy Spirit. Believers are called to a life of good works in service to God as committed participants in a local church where believers are baptized, study the word, pray, and worship God together. (Matthew 18:20; 28:18-20; Acts 2:42; I Corinthians 1:2; 12:3, 27; Ephesians 2:19-22; Hebrews 10:24-25, I Peter 2:9-10)

Believers must honor God's plan for life, gender and sexuality. Because mankind was made in the image of God, all human life is sacred and must be treated accordingly. Life is a precious gift that begins at the moment of conception. God created humanity as man and woman and ordained marriage between a man and a woman with the gift of sexual intimacy exclusively in this context. Therefore believers are commanded to run from temptations that pervert that good gift, including lust, adultery, homosexuality, fornication, and pornography. Self-conception as male or female should be defined by God's holy purposes in creation and redemption as revealed in Scripture. Accordingly, adopting a homosexual or transgender self-conception is not consistent with God's holy purposes in creation and redemption. Believers are under no obligation to speak in such ways that dishonor God's design of his image bearers as male and female but rather have a duty to speak the truth in love, including when we speak to or about one another as male or female. (Genesis 1:27; 2:24; 19:4-7, 13; 26:8-9; Leviticus 18:1-30; Psalm 139:13; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-29; 1 Corinthians 5:1; 6:9; II Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 5:22-23, 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4, *portions adapted from the Nashville Statement 7,11)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating877 of 111038 of 45
Fund acquisition rating1052 of 111145 of 45
Resource allocation rating1053 of 111143 of 45
Asset utilization rating125 of 11103 of 45

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%20%21%13%23%25%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%21%23%13%23%25%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
97%102%108%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%20%21%18%23%24%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
3%-2%-8%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%65%64%67%64%62%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%102%110%75%98%105%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%67%70%50%63%65%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-2%-10%25%2%-5%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
1%-12%-38%73%14%-36%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%15%15%15%13%14%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.013.363.541.954.535.72
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.321.011.011.041.12
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.224.453.561.974.726.39
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
11.324.896.229.364.813.68
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.090.200.160.110.210.27
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.642.152.835.442.011.37
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
11%39%16%11%48%24%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%28%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
74%18%24%46%11%13%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20232022202120202019
Cash$942,821$1,008,444$1,298,886$560,554$301,613
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$8,520$2,212$12,065$21,798$20,182
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$951,341$1,010,656$1,310,951$582,352$321,795
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$16,778$7,898$13,425$24,217$38,044
Other long-term assets$291,665$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$308,443$7,898$13,425$24,217$38,044
Total assets$1,259,784$1,018,554$1,324,376$606,569$359,839
 
Liabilities20232022202120202019
Payables and accrued expenses$194,463$162,361$140,121$121,038$87,436
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$194,463$162,361$140,121$121,038$87,436
Debt$0$0$0$169,379$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$298,194$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$298,194$0$0$169,379$0
Total liabilities$492,657$162,361$140,121$290,417$87,436
 
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$420,207$528,209$688,048$89,380$74,255
With donor restrictions$346,920$327,984$496,207$226,772$198,148
Net assets$767,127$856,193$1,184,255$316,152$272,403
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20232022202120202019
Total contributions$4,243,843$3,538,964$3,447,185$2,785,086$1,952,260
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$3,790
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$2,222$281$1,291$5,043$1,200
Other revenue($105,600)($266,150)$1,176$3,013$0
Total other revenue($103,378)($265,869)$2,467$8,056$4,990
Total revenue$4,140,465$3,273,095$3,449,652$2,793,142$1,957,250
 
Expenses20232022202120202019
Program services$2,754,392$2,305,377$1,722,677$1,760,882$1,278,257
Management and general$623,304$541,240$399,612$347,582$293,064
Fundraising$851,835$754,540$459,260$640,929$485,196
Total expenses$4,229,531$3,601,157$2,581,549$2,749,393$2,056,517
 
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)($89,066)($328,062)$868,103$43,749($99,267)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($89,066)($328,062)$868,103$43,749($99,267)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Mark HopsonPresident$146,572
Warren WillisCEO$125,635
Don SivesindVP of Advancement$109,970
Ben FlemmingSecretary & Treasurer$103,905

Compensation data as of: 5/31/2023


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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/12/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


History

Warren Willis, Founder & CEO of Decision Point, formerly National School Project has been involved in full-time Christian ministry for nearly 60 years. A majority of these years were spent serving with Campus Crusade for Christ (now CRU) anywhere from the turbulent UC Berkeley campus in the 1960's to the outskirts of Mongolia.

Upon returning to the States, Warren was heartbroken at the state of America's public school system. Having spent decades overseas, he never imagined such a mission field could exist right in his hometown of Los Angeles. This realization led Warren to found National School Project in 2002.

Twenty years later, in 2022, we celebrated our 20th year as a ministry, and decided to change our name from National School Project to Decision Point to allow us to move forward in strength as the Lord continued to expand the ministry both locally in the United States and around the world.


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