The Mailbox Club

The information on this page was last updated 11/8/2022. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Summary

The Mailbox Club produces Christ-center Bible courses and facilitates their translation and distribution around the world for people of all ages, with particular emphasis on children and young people.


Contact information

Mailing address:
The Mailbox Club
404 Eager Road
Valdosta, GA 31602

Website: www.mailboxclub.org

Phone: 229-244-6812

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 237229445

CEO/President: John Mark Eager

Chairman: Scott Toal

Board size: 7

Founder: George & Laura Eager

Ruling year: 1972

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2018


Purpose

Our vision is to train thousands of volunteer mentors in local churches around the world through which our Bible lessons are disseminated. These key ministry partners in the Body of Christ share our calling to evangelize and disciple the children. We also support our ministry partners by training them in the best practices we have learned in follow-up ministry since 1965.


Mission statement

To win the children and young people of the world to Christ and help nurture them into spiritual maturity through Bible courses and into local churches. This is accomplished through direct ministry and by multiplying our efforts through key partnerships and the Body of Christ around the world.


Statement of faith

We believe in...

The scriptures, Old and New Testament, fully inspired of God, inerrant in the original writings, the supreme authority.

One holy, and almighty God, eternally existent in three coequal Persons- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The fall of man and his consequent moral depravity.

Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God and Son of Man, virgin born, Himself very God, and His death on the Cross of Calvary as the perfect sacrifice for our sins.

The bodily resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ.

Salvation by grace, a free gift of God, through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ.

The imminent, personal return of Jesus Christ.

The resurrection of the dead, the believer to life everlasting and the unbeliever to eternal condemnation.

The reality and personality of Satan.

The lost condition of all people, and therefore our solemn responsibility to preach the Gospel to every creature.

A practical, separated Christian walk, in an overcoming, victorious life, provided on a basis of faith in Christ's redemptive work.

The Church, consisting of all born again believers, the Body and Bride of Christ, represented in local congregations.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating389 of 102231 of 70
Fund acquisition rating771 of 102547 of 70
Resource allocation rating169 of 102519 of 70
Asset utilization rating398 of 102231 of 70

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%8%9%11%11%10%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
4%8%9%10%11%10%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
85%99%98%98%97%97%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%10%10%11%11%9%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
15%1%2%2%3%3%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%88%87%85%85%88%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%81%88%92%100%102%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
74%71%77%79%85%89%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%19%12%8%0%-2%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
8%27%17%11%0%-3%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%3%3%3%4%3%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.881.141.201.191.341.52
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.411.291.191.251.341.36
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.501.471.431.481.802.07
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
14.1990.2715.6413.8316.9414.22
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.060.010.060.070.060.07
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
7.338.067.857.546.295.40
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%3%5%6%4%5%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%3%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
91%84%79%79%71%62%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20212020201920182017
Cash$2,909,342$2,319,386$1,847,660$1,363,485$1,342,658
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$98,638$84,865$72,274$210,252$213,079
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,007,980$2,404,251$1,919,934$1,573,737$1,555,737
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$855,683$462,757$471,934$529,405$558,471
Other long-term assets$11,148$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$866,831$462,757$471,934$529,405$558,471
Total assets$3,874,811$2,867,008$2,391,868$2,103,142$2,114,208
 
Liabilities20212020201920182017
Payables and accrued expenses$33,322$153,772$138,778$92,906$109,409
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$33,322$153,772$138,778$92,906$109,409
Debt$100,000$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$100,000$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$133,322$153,772$138,778$92,906$109,409
 
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$515,086$329,363$328,928$466,265$535,142
With donor restrictions$3,226,403$2,383,873$1,924,162$1,543,971$1,469,657
Net assets$3,741,489$2,713,236$2,253,090$2,010,236$2,004,799
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20212020201920182017
Total contributions$5,386,571$3,834,761$3,017,141$2,750,176$3,050,001
Program service revenue$61,142$51,031$69,670$73,857$86,586
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$33,688$10,591($2,722)$3,102$5,253
Other revenue($24,604)$1,877($5,119)$3,630$10,752
Total other revenue$70,226$63,499$61,829$80,589$102,591
Total revenue$5,456,797$3,898,260$3,078,970$2,830,765$3,152,592
 
Expenses20212020201920182017
Program services$3,888,633$3,007,950$2,419,512$2,411,914$2,814,750
Management and general$114,234$94,995$96,967$100,994$100,189
Fundraising$425,678$335,169$319,637$312,420$300,283
Total expenses$4,428,545$3,438,114$2,836,116$2,825,328$3,215,222
 
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$1,028,252$460,146$242,854$5,437($62,630)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,028,252$460,146$242,854$5,437($62,630)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
John Mark EagerDirector$107,656

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020


Response from ministry

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History

In 1965, George & Laura Eager began The Mailbox Club as a follow-up ministry to children reached through his assembly programs in rural schools in the Southeast. This wonderful school ministry spanned over 50 years touching the lives of over 1.3 million children and youth!

But God had bigger plans and the ministry spread across the country as others saw the value of discipling children and young people through Bible correspondence courses.

John Mark Eager joined TMC in 1990 to help a ministry partner develop a discipleship program for children in Eastern Europe using TMC Bible lessons. But again, God had bigger plans. Last year, God expanded the ministry to 86 countries, with over 4.4 million students enrolled, mostly children!

Today, the majority of our lessons are not distributed to children through the mail, but rather children are discipled by mentors in small in schools, clubs, and churches.

TMC lessons are true to the Word of God, and written at a level children can understand. We believe every child should hear the Gospel in their own language.


Program accomplishments

95 countries
7,300,063 discipled
3,712,603 salvation decisions
109,234 churches involved


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