Liberty Ministries

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Summary

Working to end the cycle of prison recidivism in PA.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Liberty Ministries
565 Main Street
Schwenksville, PA 19473

Website: libertyministries.us

Phone: 610-287-5481

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 232169079

CEO/President: Ken Rush

Chairman: Blair Jarratt

Board size: 12

Founder:

Ruling year: 1981

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2017


Purpose

Liberty Ministries was established in 1980 to serve the inmate populations of Montgomery County Correctional Facility and the State Correctional Institution at Graterford. Since that time, Liberty Ministries has positively impacted thousands of men and women inmates and ex-inmates with the teaching of the Word of God, spiritual, physical and emotional support, and the life changing power of Jesus Christ.

Today Liberty Ministries maintains Liberty House, Ann's House and Pennsburg House, dormitory style residences for individuals recently released from prison, who enroll in a twelve-month educational and discipleship program. Over 160 volunteers visit men and women in prison on a monthly basis teaching, training, mentoring, and preparing men and women for life outside of prison. Liberty Ministries also maintains seven thrift stores which offer excellent values to our customers, while providing financial support for the ministry.


Mission statement

Liberty Ministries exists to serve offenders in prison and ex-offenders in the community by showing God's love, providing practical assistance and supporting biblical standards of justice.


Statement of faith

We believe in one God, Creator and Lord of the Universe, the co-eternal Trinity; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus Christ, God's Son, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary, atoning death on the cross, rose bodily from the dead and ascended to heaven where, as truly God and truly man, He is the only mediator between God and man.

We believe that the Bible is God's authoritative and inspired Word. It is without error in all its teachings, including creation, history, its own origins, and salvation. Christians must submit to its divine authority, both individually and corporately, in all matters of belief and conduct, which is demonstrated by true righteous living.

We believe that all people are lost sinners and cannot see the Kingdom of God except through the new birth. Justification is by grace through faith in Christ alone.

We believe in one holy, universal and apostolic Church. Its calling is to worship God and witness concerning its Head, Jesus Christ, preaching the Gospel among all nations and demonstrating its commitment by compassionate service to the needs of human beings and promoting righteousness and justice.

We believe in the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit for the individual's new birth and growth to maturity, and for the Church's constant renewal in truth, wisdom, faith, holiness, love, power and mission.

We believe that Jesus Christ will personally and visibly return in glory to raise the dead and bring salvation and judgment to completion. God will fully manifest His kingdom when He establishes a new heaven and new earth, in which He will be glorified forever, and exclude all evil, suffering, and death.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating220 of 111028 of 121
Fund acquisition rating89 of 11118 of 121
Resource allocation rating22 of 11117 of 121
Asset utilization rating964 of 1110103 of 121

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%1%1%1%1%1%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%1%0%1%1%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
92%95%95%97%95%96%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%1%1%1%1%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
8%5%5%3%5%4%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%96%95%97%96%95%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%97%80%83%96%97%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%93%76%80%92%92%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%3%20%17%4%3%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%5%30%28%7%4%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%4%4%3%4%4%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.860.551.131.151.471.27
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.762.951.261.361.491.47
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.791.621.421.562.191.87
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
13.9218.5022.7121.7510.2411.56
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.050.040.050.100.09
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.047.008.097.344.955.86
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%59%4%12%9%7%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%9%2%1%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
100%75%86%76%62%73%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$1,576,520$2,859,248$1,758,096$722,276$437,639
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$2,660,794$3,085,209$2,498,907$1,994,239$2,070,955
Short-term investments$2,000,719$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$6,238,033$5,944,457$4,257,003$2,716,515$2,508,594
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,754,563$1,539,941$1,530,653$1,323,786$1,178,518
Other long-term assets$10,422,503$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$12,177,066$1,539,941$1,530,653$1,323,786$1,178,518
Total assets$18,415,099$7,484,398$5,787,656$4,040,301$3,687,112
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$337,157$261,710$195,769$265,188$216,944
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$337,157$261,710$195,769$265,188$216,944
Debt$0$0$500,000$88,167$26,665
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$10,520,764$14,451$17,824$10,573$9,817
Total long-term liabilities$10,520,764$14,451$517,824$98,740$36,482
Total liabilities$10,857,921$276,161$713,593$363,928$253,426
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$7,498,044$7,137,603$5,010,100$3,640,448$3,276,897
With donor restrictions$59,134$70,634$63,963$35,925$156,789
Net assets$7,557,178$7,208,237$5,074,063$3,676,373$3,433,686
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$9,942,027$10,081,741$7,783,828$5,861,700$4,620,737
Program service revenue$10,637,357$9,678,430$6,556,914$6,029,800$4,497,760
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$968$0$3($1,020)$628
Other revenue($10,115,615)($9,195,522)($6,306,772)($5,708,268)($4,297,081)
Total other revenue$522,710$482,908$250,145$320,512$201,307
Total revenue$10,464,737$10,564,649$8,033,973$6,182,212$4,822,044
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$9,687,582$8,039,807$6,420,148$5,674,709$4,454,767
Management and general$372,661$338,429$174,402$209,555$184,642
Fundraising$55,553$52,239$41,733$55,261$53,884
Total expenses$10,115,796$8,430,475$6,636,283$5,939,525$4,693,293
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$348,941$2,134,174$1,397,690$242,687$128,751
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$348,941$2,134,174$1,397,690$242,687$128,751

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Ken RushCEO$33,906

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022


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