Frontline Fellowship USA

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Summary

Frontline Fellowship is a Bible-based African mission that has pioneered missionary work into neglected mission fields and areas resistant to the Gospel.

Frontline Fellowship seeks to glorify God through:
- Evangelizing in War Zones
- Assisting Persecuted Churches
- Working for Reformation and Revival in Africa
- Serving God in: Angola, Mozambique, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the Congo.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Frontline Fellowship USA
PO Box 728
Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Website: frontlinemissionsa.org

Phone: 719-685-2899

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 208155389

CEO/President: Dr. Peter Hammond

Chairman: Dr. Jay Grimstead

Board size: 11

Founder: Dr. Peter Hammond

Ruling year: 2007

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Frontline Fellowship USA is our home base in Colorado - partnered with our mission headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa. We are dedicated to working for Reformation and praying for Revival in Africa as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission through: (1) evangelism; (2) literature/media distribution; (3) discipleship and leadership training courses; (4) practical and medical relief aid to persecuted Christians in neglected and restricted areas; and (5) the development of local Christian Action groups and Reformation Societies to strengthen believers in the spiritual battle "for the soul of the continent."


Mission statement

Frontline Fellowship exists to glorify God by working for the fulfilment of the Great Commission. We seek to serve suffering Christians, to speak up for the persecuted, exposing the persecutors, concentrating on neglected areas, Evangelising in restricted access areas, working for Biblical Reformation and praying for spiritual Revival throughout Africa. It is our fervent prayer that God may mercifully empower a Biblical Reformation and send spiritual Revival to transform Africa for Christ. The Great Commission is our supreme ambition. We pray and work to see lives changed, families strengthened, churches Revived and communities transformed by the Grace of God and through the power of His Word.


Statement of faith

We believe in the Bible as the inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God. We accept the Bible as the supreme and final authority for faith and conduct. Matt 5:18, John 10:35, 2Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 1:1, 1 Peter 1:25, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Jude 3

We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:18-20, John 1:1-3

We believe in the absolute deity and full humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, the authenticity of His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection and His ascension to the right hand of the Father in Heaven. We believe in the personal and bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ. John 14:6. Acts 2:22-24, Acts 4:12, 1Cor 15:3-6, Rev 19:11-16

We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit. We believe He gives life, He sanctifies, and He empowers and comforts all believers. Matt 28:18-20, John 16:5-15, 2 Cor 13:14

We believe that man's rebellion against God resulted in the fall and the spread of sin to every human being. All men are guilty of transgressing God's Holy Laws and are incapable of saving themselves. We believe that man is saved through repentance and faith in the finished work of Christ. Justification is by the grace of God alone. Rom 5:12, 18-19; 1 Tim 2:5-6; Eph 2:1-10

We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ, composed of all true believers. The present work of the Church is the worship of God, the perfecting of the saints, and the mission of "making disciples of all nations ... teaching them to obey everything" that the Lord has commanded. Matt 16:18; Matt 28:19: Col 1:18; 1 Peter 2:9

We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation. John 5:28-29; Heb 9:27; Rev 20:11-15

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating3 of 10341 of 43
Fund acquisition rating51 of 10363 of 43
Resource allocation rating2 of 10361 of 43
Asset utilization rating24 of 10342 of 43

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%0%0%0%0%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%0%0%0%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
96%100%100%99%99%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%0%0%0%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
4%0%0%1%1%1%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%96%93%95%97%96%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
91%199%52%110%104%86%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
73%192%48%105%100%83%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
9%-99%48%-10%-4%14%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
12%-638%91%-135%-23%63%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%4%7%5%3%4%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.009.330.948.585.583.52
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.461.001.001.001.001.00
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.149.330.948.585.583.52
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
7.143.6624.612.386.218.08
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.120.270.040.420.160.12
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.340.9412.310.811.802.99
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
15%27%4%42%16%12%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
84%8%103%7%15%25%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$54,887$327,984$38,767$69,065$82,827
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$4,571$4,699$10,324$10,457$10,823
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$59,458$332,683$49,091$79,522$93,650
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$59,458$332,683$49,091$79,522$93,650
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$16,235$13,517$20,649$12,811$11,593
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$16,235$13,517$20,649$12,811$11,593
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$16,235$13,517$20,649$12,811$11,593
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$43,223$319,166$28,442$66,711$82,057
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$277,660$600,687$380,404$422,200$378,739
Program service revenue$880$1,135$2,074$2,617$2,484
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$87$96$287$3,355$150
Total other revenue$967$1,231$2,361$5,972$2,634
Total revenue$278,627$601,918$382,765$428,172$381,373
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$534,485$289,135$400,829$430,108$315,891
Management and general$19,908$21,852$19,974$13,176$13,627
Fundraising$177$207$231$234$215
Total expenses$554,570$311,194$421,034$443,518$329,733
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($275,943)$290,724($38,269)($15,346)$51,640
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($275,943)$290,724($38,269)($15,346)$51,640

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History

About Peter Hammond

Peter was born in Cape Town (in 1960) and brought up in Bulawayo (in what was then war-torn Rhodesia - now Zimbabwe). He was converted to Christ in 1977, worked in Scripture Union and Hospital Christian Fellowship, served in the South African Defence Force and studied at Baptist Theological College, (now Cape Town Baptist Seminary). He also earned a Doctorate in Missiology and has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Divinity. Peter is married to Lenora, whose missionary parents Rev. Bill and Harriett Bathman pioneered missionary work, mostly into Eastern Europe, for over 60 years. Peter and Lenora have been blessed with 4 children: Andrea, Daniela, Christopher and Calvin whom they have home schooled. They now have two grandchildren, Jeremy and Joshua.

For over 38 years, Dr. Peter Hammond has pioneered missionary outreaches, including into the war zones of Mozambique, Angola and Sudan. Often travelling by off road motorbike, Peter has travelled hundreds of thousands of kilometres to deliver Bibles to persecuted Christians in Africa and Eastern Europe. In the course of his missionary activities, Peter has been ambushed, come under aerial and artillery bombardments, been stabbed, shot at, beaten by mobs, arrested and imprisoned. On some missions he has flown far behind enemy lines to the Nuba Mountains in central Sudan with tons of Bibles, books and relief aid. He has walked throughout the war devastated Nuba Mountains showing the Jesus film in Arabic, proclaiming the Gospel, training pastors and evading enemy patrols.

Rev. Peter Hammond is the Founder and Director of Frontline Fellowship, the Founder and Chairman of Africa Christian Action, the Director of the Christian Action Network and Chairman of The Reformation Society. He is the author of Faith Under Fire In Sudan, Holocaust In Rwanda, In the Killing Fields of Mozambique, The Great Commission Manual, The Biblical Worldview Manual, Putting Feet To Your Faith, The Greatest Century of Missions, Biblical Principles For Africa, The Discipleship Handbook, Slavery, Terrorism and Islam - The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat, The Greatest Century of Reformation, The Power of Prayer Handbook, Practical Discipleship, Answering Skeptics, Old Testament Survey, Sketches from South African History, Victorious Christians - Who Changed the World, The Ten Commandments -God's Perfect Law of Liberty, Chaplains Handbook, Security and Survival Handbook and the New Testament Survey. He is the Editor of both Frontline Fellowship News and the Christian Action magazine.

Peter has developed the Biblical Worldview Seminar and Great Commission Course to mobilise churches to comprehensively apply the Lordship of Christ to all areas of life.

Peter has a great love for history and for wildlife. He enjoys reading, particularly history and primary resource documents on the Reformation and Missions. He co-ordinates Vikings4Christ, Literature4Africa and Livingstone Missionary School.

Along with his family, Peter enjoys hiking and mountain climbing and he is involved in various animal welfare groups. He has been involved in rescuing and caring for a wide variety of wild and domestic animals including penguins and Rhinos. He co-ordinates Wonderful Wildlife, We Love God's Animals and The Bible and Animals.

For over 22 years, Peter hosted a weekly radio programme, Salt and Light, on Radio Tygerberg in Cape Town. Peter now hosts From the Frontline radio podcast. In his desire to apply the Lordship of Christ to all areas of life, Peter has been actively involved in numerous social issues. Since 1991 he has been vigorously promoting the Pro-Life cause in South Africa, initiating and mobilising the annual Life Chains, Sanctity Life Sunday and National Day of Repentance. He has mobilised numerous of marches to Parliament, including the Christian Voice marches in 1995 and 1996 which mobilised over 30,000 Christians in protest against the planned new secular state and its constitutional approval of abortion, pornography and other social evils. Peter has been called upon to present submissions to various sub-committees at Parliament.

He has co-authored, or contributed to, various books dealing with social issues in South Africa including: Fight For Life - A Pro-life Handbook for Southern Africa; Make a Difference - A Christian Action Handbook For Southern Africa; South Africa - Renaissance or Reformation?; Finding Freedom From The Pornography Plague, Porndemic - How the Pornography Plague Affects You and What You Can Do About It, The Pink Agenda - Sexual Revolution and the Ruin of the Family In South Africa, Character Assassins - Dealing with Ecclesiastical Tyrants and Terrorists and Reforming Our Families. These books and campaigns have led to numerous opportunities to present Biblical principles through newspaper articles and on national radio and television programmes.

Peter has a strong commitment to Christian education, having helped to promote Christian education and home schooling in South Africa for over 30 years. He and his wife Lenora home educated their four children for over ten years and help provide Christian school textbooks through their Christian Liberty Books ministry. Through his Textbooks For Teachers programme Peter has been providing thousands of Christian school textbooks to community Christian schools in Zambia and Sudan. Peter has also helped sponsor Bible colleges and Christian schools in Zambia and Sudan. He is involved in mobilising support for Christians suffering in Zimbabwe, and in providing tons of relief aid for the victims of communism in Zimbabwe.

Peter is regularly involved in personal and literature evangelism in the streets and in the townships. Since he was converted in 1977, Peter has maintained a regular practice of going in to some of the busiest, poorest and most neglected areas to conduct mass literature distribution, film evangelism and personal one-on-one evangelism and discipleship. In squatter camps, shanty towns, inner city ghettos, in bus and train stations, in prisons, military bases and hospitals, he has continued to engage in Evangelism and Discipleship.

He is a Missionary member of Livingstone Fellowship. He is also the Chairman of The Reformation Society, Henry Morton Stanley School of Christian Journalism and William Carey Bible Institute.


Program accomplishments

Since 1982, Frontline missionaries have traveled hundreds of thousands of kilometers on foot, by motorbikes, dugout canoes, trucks and aircraft to boldly proclaim the Gospel of repentance and faith in Christ Jesus to soldiers, guerrillas, resistance fighters and civilians on all sides of the many conflicts in Africa.


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