Langham Partnership USA

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Summary

Langham Partnerships USA assists the Church in developing countries by: (1) offering scholarships to evangelical doctoral students who study abroad and then return to teach in seminaries or assume other key positions of national church leadership; (2) selecting church leaders for sabbaticals to write scholarly yet popular books, which are culturally relevant in their particular contexts; (3) providing preaching seminars and books to theological students, schools and pastors; (4) supporting the programs of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity and the worldwide ministry of Dr. John R. W. Stott in preaching, writing, seminary teaching and evangelism.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Langham Partnership USA
P.O. Box 189
Cave Creek, AZ 85327

Website: langham.org

Phone: 480-595-5117

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 237417198

CEO/President: Benjamin K. Homan

Chairman: Joel Carpenter

Board size: 16

Founder: John Stott

Ruling year: 1975

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1989


Purpose

Our vision is to see churches in the Majority World equipped for mission and growing to maturity in Christ through the ministry of pastors and leaders who believe, teach and live by the Word of God.


Mission statement

Our Mission is to strengthen the ministry of the Word of God through:

Nurturing national movements for training in biblical preaching

Multiplying the creation and distribution of evangelical literature;

Strengthening the theological training of pastors and leaders by qualified evangelical teachers.


Statement of faith

Langham Partnership is committed to the fundamental truths of historic biblical Christianity, in accordance with which we affirm:

There is one, eternal God, Creator and Lord of the universe who, in the unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, both governs all things according to God's will and is accomplishing God's purpose in the world and in the church.

The Holy Scripture in its entirety is inspired by God's Spirit through human authors and constitutes the revelation of God's truth to humanity. It is wholly true and trustworthy in all that it affirms. Whatever the Bible, rightly interpreted, is found to teach, we are bound to believe and obey. It is our supreme authority in every matter of belief and conduct.

All human beings are created in God's own likeness and therefore have inherent value and equality before God. Human sin and guilt since the fall have rendered us subject to God's wrath and condemnation and have resulted in our alienation from God's life, suppression of God's truth and hostility to God's law. God's love desires all to come to repentance and to be reconciled rather than condemned.

Salvation from the guilt, penalty and all other consequences of sin has been achieved solely through the work of Jesus Christ - his perfect obedience, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection and exaltation as Lord. Jesus alone is truly God and truly human, the only mediator between God and humanity. There is salvation through no other person, creed, process or power. Each sinner is justified before God and reconciled to God only by divine grace appropriated by faith alone.

The work of the Holy Spirit is necessary for the individual's new birth and growth to maturity. The Holy Spirit empowers and indwells the church, enabling its constant renewal in truth, wisdom, faith, holiness, love, ministry, power and mission.

There is one, holy, universal and apostolic church, which is the Body of Christ, and to which all true believers belong. The church's calling is to worship God forever and to serve God in the world.

As the Father sent the Son into the world, so the Lord Jesus Christ sends his church to participate in God's mission by words and works. The church is called: to make Christ known; to proclaim God's truth and the gospel of God's grace; to make disciples among all nations; to exhibit God's character through compassionate care for the needy; to demonstrate the reality of God's kingdom through creative and sacrificial living, the community of love, the quest for righteousness, justice and peace, and the care of God's creation.

As the Lord Jesus ascended to his Father, so he will return personally, visibly and in glory. He will raise the dead and bring salvation and judgment to final completion. God will then fully establish his Kingdom and finish the new creation - a new heaven and a new earth from which all evil and evildoers, all suffering and death, will be excluded and in which God will be glorified forever.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Leadership Training

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating1037 of 111019 of 21
Fund acquisition rating1056 of 111121 of 21
Resource allocation rating1074 of 111120 of 21
Asset utilization rating593 of 111012 of 21

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
10%26%28%22%25%34%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
8%26%27%22%24%33%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%99%99%99%98%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
8%27%30%24%27%27%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%1%1%1%2%1%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%64%61%67%65%67%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
92%97%90%89%91%125%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
74%62%55%60%59%83%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
8%3%10%11%9%-25%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
11%4%13%13%14%-43%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%9%8%9%8%6%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.421.261.201.021.432.15
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.171.091.081.121.161.20
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.811.371.301.131.672.58
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
17.6342.1782.2183.7326.8735.20
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.040.020.010.010.040.03
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.388.559.1010.456.944.52
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
7%2%1%1%3%2%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
57%77%82%97%67%45%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20232022202120202019
Cash$1,212,794$2,961,173$2,234,675$1,689,367$1,336,213
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$246,767$297,160$299,304$371,477$184,268
Short-term investments$3,216,074$1,122,043$1,354,613$1,051,715$1,103,177
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,675,635$4,380,376$3,888,592$3,112,559$2,623,658
Long-term investments$19,394$25,559$27,014$25,854$30,667
Fixed assets$378,750$337,500$421,250$475,000$493,750
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$509$0
Total long-term assets$398,144$363,059$448,264$501,363$524,417
Total assets$5,073,779$4,743,435$4,336,856$3,613,922$3,148,075
 
Liabilities20232022202120202019
Payables and accrued expenses$110,889$53,285$46,443$115,820$74,546
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$110,889$53,285$46,443$115,820$74,546
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$110,889$53,285$46,443$115,820$74,546
 
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$1,764,744$1,478,697$1,611,440$1,011,332$1,386,868
With donor restrictions$3,198,146$3,211,453$2,678,973$2,486,770$1,686,661
Net assets$4,962,890$4,690,150$4,290,413$3,498,102$3,073,529
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20232022202120202019
Total contributions$6,524,507$6,266,087$4,909,494$5,564,040$5,389,435
Program service revenue$2,655$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$57,003$53,639$56,390$118,368$47,409
Other revenue$0$2,779$1,703$1,903$1,737
Total other revenue$59,658$56,418$58,093$120,271$49,146
Total revenue$6,584,165$6,322,505$4,967,587$5,684,311$5,438,581
 
Expenses20232022202120202019
Program services$4,114,649$3,507,597$2,959,637$3,367,883$4,540,687
Management and general$564,234$463,264$382,298$430,427$422,285
Fundraising$1,725,370$1,736,656$1,071,292$1,384,134$1,808,140
Total expenses$6,404,253$5,707,517$4,413,227$5,182,444$6,771,112
 
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$179,912$614,988$554,360$501,867($1,332,531)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$179,912$614,988$554,360$501,867($1,332,531)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Benjamin K HomanPresident$230,032
Jack DegrenierSpecial Counsel To President$145,716

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023


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History

John Stott understood that Christians must be transformed by the Gospel in order for the Gospel to transform the world - modeling love, compassion, forgiveness and justice for the poor and oppressed. And for Christians to grow in maturity, they need leaders who believe, teach and live by God's Word - particularly in the global church, rich with vibrant worship, yet lacking in biblical understanding and application. That's why, in 1969, John Stott founded the Langham Partnership, personally renouncing the income from his books and speaking honoraria to launch and grow a global movement that Tim Keller calls a "game changer." His books have sold millions of copies in dozens of languages, but the true legacy of John Stott is one of multiplication; the story of how God planted a seed in one faithful man and grew it into a movement of leaders equipping leaders with God's Word, impacting generations for Christ.

Langham's Timeline

1969: The Beginning

Langham Trust is founded by John Stott, given its name from Langham Place at All Souls Church in London, where Stott pastored his adult life.

1974-1979: A Movement Forms

Langham spreads to the United States (1974), Canada (1978) and Australia (1979), all catching the vision to raise awareness of the needs of the global church.

1996: A Name Change

The name in the U.S. was changed to John Stott Ministries. John Stott, in his wry British humor, would often refer to John Stott Ministries as the "ministry that resembles my name."

2001: Fact "Reunion"

John Stott Ministries merged with the Foundation for Advanced Christian Training (FACT). Both of these organizations could trace their roots back to John Stott, so it was, as John said at the time, "more of a reunion than a merger."

2002: New Ministries & Partners

The third arm of Langham's approach to equipping the global church, Langham Preaching, was launched, with the recognition there were millions of pastors serving around the world with no training on how to teach the Bible. In addition, Hong Kong joins the Langham Partnership family.

2003: Global Partnership

The five national organizations, comprised of UK & Ireland, U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Hong Kong, sign a protocol to define their common purpose and convictions, and commits the partnership to work together in delivering Langham's worldwide ministry.

2007: Langham New Zealand

New Zealand joins the Langham Partnership family through collaboration with Leadership Development International. The combined organization is know as LeaDev-Langham.

2011: John Stott Passing

On July 27, 2011, John Stott went to be with the Lord, leaving behind a legacy that is still multiplying today around the world. One of the most influential leaders of the Christian church in the 20th Century, Stott was a man filled with grace and humility, seeking above all, to know Christ and Him crucified.

2012: Return to Roots

Honoring the wishes expressed by John Stott prior to his death, John Stott Ministries Board of Directors unanimously approved a name change to Langham Partnership. The name aligns the U.S. with the growing worldwide movement.


Program accomplishments

Langham Partnership works in underserved communities across the globe where Christianity is spreading quickly and most pastors lack any formal training.

46,8000+ pastors trained

320+ scholars equipped

2,000,000+ books distributed

130+ different countries


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