The Mailbox Club

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Summary

Our mission is to win children to Christ and nurture them to spiritual maturity through Bible courses. We write and publish our own lessons (translated into 100+ languages). We print and distribute in conjunction with partners. We train leaders who train volunteers. Volunteers teach children for 6-10 months. We involve tens of thousands of local churches.


Contact information

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

Website: www.mailboxclub.org

Phone: 229-244-6812

Email: info@mailboxclub.org


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

1.9 Billion children are without Jesus. The Mailbox Club is on a mission to change that.


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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Transparency grade

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating386 of 102230 of 74
Fund acquisition rating812 of 102450 of 74
Resource allocation rating143 of 102415 of 74
Asset utilization rating393 of 102230 of 74

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%9%11%11%10%8%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
4%9%10%11%10%8%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
86%98%98%97%97%96%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%10%11%11%9%8%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
14%2%2%3%3%4%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%87%85%85%88%88%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%88%92%100%102%100%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
74%77%79%85%89%88%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%12%8%0%-2%0%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
7%17%11%0%-3%0%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%3%3%4%3%3%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.991.201.191.341.521.23
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.381.191.251.341.361.34
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.521.431.481.802.071.65
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
12.4015.6413.8316.9414.228.58
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.060.070.060.070.12
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
7.177.857.546.295.406.44
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%5%6%4%5%9%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
85%79%79%71%62%74%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$2,319,386$1,847,660$1,363,485$1,342,658$1,552,289
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$84,865$72,274$210,252$213,079$143,886
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,404,251$1,919,934$1,573,737$1,555,737$1,696,175
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$462,757$471,934$529,405$558,471$569,025
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$462,757$471,934$529,405$558,471$569,025
Total assets$2,867,008$2,391,868$2,103,142$2,114,208$2,265,200
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$153,772$138,778$92,906$109,409$197,771
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$153,772$138,778$92,906$109,409$197,771
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$153,772$138,778$92,906$109,409$197,771
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$329,363$328,928$466,265$535,142$721,924
With donor restrictions$2,383,873$1,924,162$1,543,971$1,469,657$1,345,505
Net assets$2,713,236$2,253,090$2,010,236$2,004,799$2,067,429
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$3,834,761$3,017,141$2,750,176$3,050,001$2,700,893
Program service revenue$51,031$69,670$73,857$86,586$92,796
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$10,591($2,722)$3,102$5,253$4,631
Other revenue$1,877($5,119)$3,630$10,752$2,823
Total other revenue$63,499$61,829$80,589$102,591$100,250
Total revenue$3,898,260$3,078,970$2,830,765$3,152,592$2,801,143
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$3,007,950$2,419,512$2,411,914$2,814,750$2,469,859
Management and general$94,995$96,967$100,994$100,189$96,806
Fundraising$335,169$319,637$312,420$300,283$224,499
Total expenses$3,438,114$2,836,116$2,825,328$3,215,222$2,791,164
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$460,146$242,854$5,437($62,630)$9,979
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$460,146$242,854$5,437($62,630)$9,979

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
John Mark EagerDirector$107,656

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/13/2022. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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

79 countries
4,468,306 discipled
1,825,122 salvation decisions
66,218 churches involved


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