Scripture Union USA

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Through a range of activities, multimedia resources, and publications, Scripture Union USA provides opportunities for children, young people and adults to explore the Bible, respond to Jesus and grow in faith. We also provide training and partnership opportunities to help churches, organizations and other leaders do the same.

Board and staff work together to regularly review SU ministry and materials, to identify future needs and opportunities and to develop strategies and plans.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Scripture Union USA
PO Box 215
Valley Forge, PA 19481-0215


Phone: (800) 621-5267

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 251228715

CEO/President: Gail Martin

Chairman: Mildred Webber Holmes

Board size: 10


Ruling year: 1992

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1980


Our vision is to see people of all ages coming to faith in Christ, committed to God and His Word and living as salt and light.

Mission statement

Working with churches and partners, Scripture Union seeks to:

- make God's Good News known to children, young people and families, and
- encourage people of all ages to meet God daily through the Bible and prayer

Statement of faith

Scripture Union upholds the truths of Christianity as revealed by God in Holy Scripture including:

  1. The unity of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit in the Godhead.
  2. The sovereignty of God in creation, providence, revelation, redemption and final judgment.
  3. The divine inspiration and the entire trustworthiness and unity of Holy Scripture and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
  4. The sinfulness and guilt of all people since the Fall, rendering them subject to God's wrath and condemnation.
  5. Redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin solely through the sacrificial death, as our representative and substitute, of the Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God.
  6. The bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead, and His ascension to the right hand of God the Father.
  7. The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit to make the death of Christ effective to the individual sinner, granting repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  8. The justification of the sinner by the grace of God through faith in Christ alone.
  9. The indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit in the believer.
  10. The one holy, universal Church, which is the Body of Christ, and to which all true believers belong.
  11. The expectation of the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Bible Translation Organizations

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating609 of 10968 of 16
Fund acquisition rating996 of 109814 of 16
Resource allocation rating429 of 10989 of 16
Asset utilization rating317 of 10964 of 16

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$105,277$95,663$91,953$93,847$102,934
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$771,415$580,984$428,548$481,013$547,617
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$0$234$6,617$14,284
Other long-term assets$41,176$131,881$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$41,176$131,881$234$6,617$14,284
Total assets$812,591$712,865$428,782$487,630$561,901
Payables and accrued expenses$81,898$58,172$37,449$53,977$68,193
Other current liabilities$0$1,980$1,875$3,480$54,151
Total current liabilities$81,898$60,152$39,324$57,457$122,344
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$36,487$883$560$6,871$2,464
Total long-term liabilities$445,586$150,883$10,560$6,871$2,464
Total liabilities$527,484$211,035$49,884$64,328$124,808
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions($103,287)$130,194$150,256$151,028$287,834
With donor restrictions$388,394$371,636$228,642$272,274$149,259
Net assets$285,107$501,830$378,898$423,302$437,093
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,291,518$1,131,026$1,099,634$1,213,080$1,282,401
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$5,663$1,517$1,432$1,051$572
Other revenue$84,069$150,298$40,821$71,200$92,039
Total other revenue$89,732$151,815$42,253$72,251$92,611
Total revenue$1,381,250$1,282,841$1,141,887$1,285,331$1,375,012
Program services$1,325,653$947,190$984,294$1,146,578$1,068,734
Management and general$68,796$61,431$63,316$62,281$115,596
Total expenses$1,597,973$1,159,909$1,186,291$1,351,044$1,353,753
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($216,723)$122,932($44,404)($65,713)$21,259
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($216,723)$122,932($44,404)($65,713)$21,259


Gail MartinPresident$132,661
Blaine BergeyFinance Manager$107,732
Janet MorganSecretary$44,500

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

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Scripture Union began in London in 1867 as a ministry providing Bible training for children through lively play & stories in an informal setting.

In the United States, Scripture Union began in 1959 and has developed a variety of evangelism and discipleship programs for children, youth and families, as well as several Bible engagement programs and publications for all ages.

Today, Scripture Union is active in over 120 countries. We still work to introduce children and young people to Jesus, as well as equipping adults with in-depth resources for regular Bible reading. Movements in each country may carry out the mission a little differently, but all are centered around the same goal.

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