Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals

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Summary

The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals is a broad coalition of evangelical pastors, scholars, and churchmen from various denominations, including Baptist, Congregational (Independent), Anglican (Episcopal), Presbyterian, Reformed, and Lutheran who hold the historic creeds and confessions of the Reformed faith and who proclaim biblical doctrine in order to foster a Reformed awakening in today's Church.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals
600 Eden Road
Lancaster, PA 17601

Website: www.alliancenet.org

Phone: (215) 546-3696

Email: alliance@alliancenet.org


Organization details

EIN: 231352120

CEO/President: Robert Brady

Chairman: Mr. L. Edgar Barnhill III Esq

Board size: 9

Founder:

Ruling year: 1949

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 04/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

The purpose of the Alliance's existence is to call the Church, amidst a dying culture, to repent of its worldliness, to recover and confess the truth of God's Word as did the reformers, and to see that truth embodied in doctrine, worship, and life.


Mission statement

The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals is a coalition of pastors, scholars, and churchmen who hold the historic creeds and confessions of the Reformed faith and who proclaim biblical doctrine in order to foster a Reformed awakening in today's Church.


Statement of faith

The Alliance stands firmly on the Bible-God's inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word-as the final rule for all faith and practice. Because we represent a cross section of confessional evangelicalism, we look to historic documents such as the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Thirty-Nine Articles, and the Lutheran Book of Concord as accurate summaries of the key teachings of the Christian faith.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating292 of 102219 of 74
Fund acquisition rating865 of 102454 of 74
Resource allocation rating152 of 102417 of 74
Asset utilization rating166 of 102212 of 74

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%10%12%11%15%12%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
4%9%10%10%12%9%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
86%91%85%88%85%79%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%9%9%9%10%8%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
14%9%15%12%15%21%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%86%85%84%85%85%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%107%119%113%126%119%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
74%91%101%95%107%101%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%-7%-19%-13%-26%-19%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
7%-13%-32%-19%-28%-16%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%6%6%7%6%7%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.991.661.451.241.150.93
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.381.961.481.391.391.33
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.523.252.151.731.601.23
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
12.406.467.309.4311.8910.57
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.150.140.110.080.09
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
7.173.124.826.226.878.82
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%22%29%23%15%11%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%7%19%13%6%1%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
85%47%49%62%74%96%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$18,328$284,594$61,900$44,855$44,147
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$23,983$18,242$117,429$22,686$21,242
Short-term investments$331,421$368,016$674,668$855,409$1,091,852
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$373,732$670,852$853,997$922,950$1,157,241
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$355,072$316,610$331,232$352,325$374,338
Other long-term assets$4,319$4,319$4,319$4,319$4,319
Total long-term assets$359,391$320,929$335,551$356,644$378,657
Total assets$733,123$991,781$1,189,548$1,279,594$1,535,898
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$57,849$91,901$90,520$77,621$109,492
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$57,849$91,901$90,520$77,621$109,492
Debt$50,471$188,567$155,667$73,578$8,000
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$54,888$9,511$23,015$35,662$47,272
Total long-term liabilities$105,359$198,078$178,682$109,240$55,272
Total liabilities$163,208$289,979$269,202$186,861$164,764
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$568,915$700,802$919,346$1,091,733$1,360,134
With donor restrictions$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,000$11,000
Net assets$569,915$701,802$920,346$1,092,733$1,371,134
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$1,035,940$1,035,898$1,145,897$995,497$950,813
Program service revenue$74,501$140,054$102,464$113,396$133,503
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$18,363$9,696$24,348$32,380$42,018
Other revenue$8,362$28,917$27,340$31,226$76,437
Total other revenue$101,226$178,667$154,152$177,002$251,958
Total revenue$1,137,166$1,214,565$1,300,049$1,172,499$1,202,771
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$1,037,771$1,229,729$1,235,485$1,249,763$1,211,817
Management and general$70,857$87,989$107,423$82,070$101,217
Fundraising$104,985$122,722$130,542$145,224$112,865
Total expenses$1,213,613$1,440,440$1,473,450$1,477,057$1,425,899
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($76,447)($225,875)($173,401)($304,558)($223,128)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($76,447)($225,875)($173,401)($304,558)($223,128)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Robert E BradyExecutive Director$75,000
Rev Richard PhillipsDirector$8,200

Compensation data as of: 4/30/2020


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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/15/2022. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

The Alliance's history stretches back over 70 years. The Alliance began as Evangelical Ministries in 1949 when Donald Barnhouse, with the encouragement of Dr. C. Everett Koop, was approached by a major network to pioneer a coast-to-coast ministry. Soon after the first broadcast of The Bible Study Hour aired introducing Dr. Barnhouse's monumental study of Romans, a series which ran its 455 messages for over a decade.

In April 1996, the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals held its first major meeting of evangelical scholars. The Cambridge Declaration, first presented at this meeting, is a call to the evangelical church to turn away from the worldly methods it has come to embrace, and to recover the Biblical doctrines of the Reformation. The Cambridge Declaration explains the importance of regaining adherence to the five "solas" of the Reformation.


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