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 rating587 of 103111 of 16
Fund acquisition rating739 of 103214 of 16
Resource allocation rating624 of 103210 of 16
Asset utilization rating314 of 10316 of 16

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$95,663$91,953$93,847$136,549$269,405
Short-term investments$0$0$0$46,715$393,281
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$580,984$428,548$481,013$859,552$862,871
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$234$6,617$0$0
Other long-term assets$131,881$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$131,881$234$6,617$0$0
Total assets$712,865$428,782$487,630$859,552$862,871
Payables and accrued expenses$58,172$37,449$53,977$228,755$344,401
Other current liabilities$1,980$1,875$3,480$0$0
Total current liabilities$60,152$39,324$57,457$228,755$344,401
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$883$560$6,871$5,873$2,428
Total long-term liabilities$150,883$10,560$6,871$5,873$2,428
Total liabilities$211,035$49,884$64,328$234,628$346,829
Net assets20212020201920132012
Without donor restrictions$130,194$150,256$151,028$459,523$311,301
With donor restrictions$371,636$228,642$272,274$165,401$204,741
Net assets$501,830$378,898$423,302$624,924$516,042
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,131,026$1,099,634$1,213,080$2,124,171$2,000,076
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,517$1,432$1,051$1,014$852
Other revenue$150,298$40,821$71,200$152,203$245,226
Total other revenue$151,815$42,253$72,251$153,217$246,078
Total revenue$1,282,841$1,141,887$1,285,331$2,277,388$2,246,154
Program services$947,190$984,294$1,146,578$1,777,772$2,137,517
Management and general$61,431$63,316$62,281$184,682$139,083
Total expenses$1,159,909$1,186,291$1,351,044$2,174,710$2,450,665
Change in net assets20212020201920132012
Surplus (deficit)$122,932($44,404)($65,713)$102,678($204,511)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$122,932($44,404)($65,713)$102,678($204,511)


Blaine BergeyBusiness Manager$104,817
Gail MartinPresident$67,338

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

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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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