Scripture Union USA

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Summary



Scripture Union is an interdenominational ministry helping people of all ages to know God's love and follow Jesus and meet God daily in His Word.


Contact information

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

Website: www.scriptureunion.org

Phone: (800) 621-5267

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 251228715

CEO/President: Gail Martin

Chairman: Mildred Webber Holmes

Board size: 10

Founder:

Ruling year: 1992

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1980


Purpose

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 rating603 of 11048 of 16
Fund acquisition rating944 of 110514 of 16
Resource allocation rating488 of 11059 of 16
Asset utilization rating309 of 11044 of 16

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%13%16%13%13%12%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%13%15%12%12%11%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%98%94%88%96%94%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%12%13%13%12%11%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%2%6%12%4%6%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%83%83%82%83%85%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
93%101%116%90%104%105%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
76%84%96%74%86%89%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
7%-1%-16%10%-4%-5%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
11%-8%-76%24%-12%-16%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
7%4%4%5%5%5%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.962.081.971.632.772.77
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.231.031.051.231.001.01
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.922.142.072.002.772.81
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.0410.389.429.6610.908.37
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.100.110.100.090.12
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.495.065.185.393.943.76
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
15%67%65%30%12%13%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%50%50%21%2%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
80%16%18%43%32%31%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20232022202120202019
Cash$688,044$666,138$485,321$336,595$387,166
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$98,469$105,277$95,663$91,953$93,847
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$786,513$771,415$580,984$428,548$481,013
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$0$0$234$6,617
Other long-term assets$25,575$41,176$131,881$0$0
Total long-term assets$25,575$41,176$131,881$234$6,617
Total assets$812,088$812,591$712,865$428,782$487,630
 
Liabilities20232022202120202019
Payables and accrued expenses$75,744$81,898$58,172$37,449$53,977
Other current liabilities$0$0$1,980$1,875$3,480
Total current liabilities$75,744$81,898$60,152$39,324$57,457
Debt$409,099$409,099$150,000$10,000$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$62,624$36,487$883$560$6,871
Total long-term liabilities$471,723$445,586$150,883$10,560$6,871
Total liabilities$547,467$527,484$211,035$49,884$64,328
 
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions($241,491)($103,287)$130,194$150,256$151,028
With donor restrictions$506,112$388,394$371,636$228,642$272,274
Net assets$264,621$285,107$501,830$378,898$423,302
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20232022202120202019
Total contributions$1,633,216$1,291,518$1,131,026$1,099,634$1,213,080
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$6,793$5,663$1,517$1,432$1,051
Other revenue$26,448$84,069$150,298$40,821$71,200
Total other revenue$33,241$89,732$151,815$42,253$72,251
Total revenue$1,666,457$1,381,250$1,282,841$1,141,887$1,285,331
 
Expenses20232022202120202019
Program services$1,405,061$1,325,653$947,190$984,294$1,146,578
Management and general$72,153$68,796$61,431$63,316$62,281
Fundraising$209,729$203,524$151,288$138,681$142,185
Total expenses$1,686,943$1,597,973$1,159,909$1,186,291$1,351,044
 
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)($20,486)($216,723)$122,932($44,404)($65,713)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($20,486)($216,723)$122,932($44,404)($65,713)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Gail MartinPresident$116,354
Blaine BergeyFinance Manager$81,903
Janet MorganSecretary$44,500

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023


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History

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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