The Mailbox Club

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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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Transparency grade

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating376 of 110218 of 59
Fund acquisition rating582 of 110330 of 59
Resource allocation rating314 of 11038 of 59
Asset utilization rating465 of 110229 of 59

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%6%8%9%11%11%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%6%8%9%10%11%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
80%100%99%98%98%97%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%8%10%10%11%11%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
20%0%1%2%2%3%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%90%88%87%85%85%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
94%77%81%88%92%100%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%69%71%77%79%85%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
6%23%19%12%8%0%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
8%31%27%17%11%0%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%2%3%3%3%4%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.011.031.141.201.191.34
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.382.191.291.191.251.34
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.422.261.471.431.481.80
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.43100.3590.2715.6413.8316.94
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.010.010.060.070.06
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
7.145.268.067.857.546.29
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
11%0%3%5%6%4%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%3%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
83%96%84%79%79%71%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$2,374,841$2,909,342$2,319,386$1,847,660$1,363,485
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$116,152$98,638$84,865$72,274$210,252
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,490,993$3,007,980$2,404,251$1,919,934$1,573,737
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$948,572$855,683$462,757$471,934$529,405
Other long-term assets$2,014,520$11,148$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,963,092$866,831$462,757$471,934$529,405
Total assets$5,454,085$3,874,811$2,867,008$2,391,868$2,103,142
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$24,824$33,322$153,772$138,778$92,906
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$24,824$33,322$153,772$138,778$92,906
Debt$0$100,000$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$100,000$0$0$0
Total liabilities$24,824$133,322$153,772$138,778$92,906
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$483,717$515,086$329,363$328,928$466,265
With donor restrictions$4,945,544$3,226,403$2,383,873$1,924,162$1,543,971
Net assets$5,429,261$3,741,489$2,713,236$2,253,090$2,010,236
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$7,323,941$5,386,571$3,834,761$3,017,141$2,750,176
Program service revenue$46,266$61,142$51,031$69,670$73,857
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$72,757$33,688$10,591($2,722)$3,102
Other revenue($123,851)($24,604)$1,877($5,119)$3,630
Total other revenue($4,828)$70,226$63,499$61,829$80,589
Total revenue$7,319,113$5,456,797$3,898,260$3,078,970$2,830,765
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$5,048,297$3,888,633$3,007,950$2,419,512$2,411,914
Management and general$129,434$114,234$94,995$96,967$100,994
Fundraising$453,610$425,678$335,169$319,637$312,420
Total expenses$5,631,341$4,428,545$3,438,114$2,836,116$2,825,328
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$1,687,772$1,028,252$460,146$242,854$5,437
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,687,772$1,028,252$460,146$242,854$5,437

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
John Mark EagerDirector$129,728

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022


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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

148,078,814 lessons printed
91 nations
10,065,082 children enrolled
5,776,698 salvation decisions
130,085 churches involved


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