Lifeline Christian Mission

The information on this page was last updated 5/22/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Summary



God calls all of us to serve, regardless of our age or ability! When you connect with Lifeline, you'll find opportunities to serve right where you are, in your community, or around the world.

Our initiatives center around 4 causes: Churches, Youth, Health & Nutrition, and Economic Empowerment.

You may be passionate about planting churches, advocating for children, or ensuring access to health care. Wherever your passion lies, you'll walk alongside our field leaders and global communities where God is moving. When you connect with Lifeline, you connect with established and growing ministries around the world who are sharing God's love and truth in their communities!


Contact information

Mailing address:
Lifeline Christian Mission
921 Eastwind Drive
Suite 104
Westerville, OH 43081

Website: lifeline.org

Phone: 614-794-0108

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 310999791

CEO/President: Ben Simms

Chairman: Greg Byington

Board size: 11

Founder: Bob DeVoe

Ruling year: 1981

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2009


Purpose

At Lifeline, our vision is to spark lives on mission for God. Everyone. Everywhere.


Mission statement

Lifeline Christian Mission extends hope and elevates people to experience their God-given potential around the world. We come alongside communities to assess and collaboratively launch ministry initiatives, which our local field leaders oversee.


Statement of faith

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Transparency grade

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating54 of 11102 of 60
Fund acquisition rating147 of 11117 of 60
Resource allocation rating344 of 111112 of 60
Asset utilization rating56 of 11104 of 60

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%2%3%3%3%9%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%2%3%3%3%5%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
81%94%96%97%97%50%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%2%3%3%3%4%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
19%6%4%3%3%50%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%86%84%85%86%83%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
96%100%99%97%95%104%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%86%83%82%81%87%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
4%0%1%3%5%-4%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%3%7%9%19%-19%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%12%13%13%11%13%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.022.702.191.481.722.03
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.402.342.333.763.939.18
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.446.305.115.566.7818.66
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.901.181.591.211.010.40
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.850.630.830.992.50
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
7.110.300.870.380.01-0.96
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
12%85%73%45%48%53%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%49%46%23%23%26%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
82%6%12%37%30%23%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$490,107$697,560$775,106$863,174$295,010
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$989,838$1,021,309$592,536$403,470$191,579
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,479,945$1,718,869$1,367,642$1,266,644$486,589
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$128,000
Fixed assets$1,838,901$2,159,963$3,765,559$3,713,347$3,853,658
Other long-term assets$137,462$132,824$5,090$2,350$0
Total long-term assets$1,976,363$2,292,787$3,770,649$3,715,697$3,981,658
Total assets$3,456,308$4,011,656$5,138,291$4,982,341$4,468,247
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$1,215,446$1,013,639$1,086,288$1,131,985$1,083,495
Other current liabilities$35,255$66,738$42,203$125,064$130,907
Total current liabilities$1,250,701$1,080,377$1,128,491$1,257,049$1,214,402
Debt$1,681,852$1,836,574$1,187,769$1,154,992$1,163,972
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,681,852$1,836,574$1,187,769$1,154,992$1,163,972
Total liabilities$2,932,553$2,916,951$2,316,260$2,412,041$2,378,374
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions($2,124,922)($172,163)$1,925,187$1,705,927$1,722,926
With donor restrictions$2,648,677$1,266,868$896,844$864,373$366,947
Net assets$523,755$1,094,705$2,822,031$2,570,300$2,089,873
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$8,763,269$8,544,866$7,610,278$8,824,765$4,363,376
Program service revenue$507,277$228,641$219,231$223,067$4,317,199
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$10,947$1,211$9,511$7,690($10,463)
Other revenue$56,347$89,838$10,877$16,226$20,670
Total other revenue$574,571$319,690$239,619$246,983$4,327,406
Total revenue$9,337,840$8,864,556$7,849,897$9,071,748$8,690,782
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$8,031,894$7,344,593$6,427,300$7,390,094$7,517,951
Management and general$1,108,165$1,143,711$951,343$956,494$1,166,524
Fundraising$183,610$294,439$219,523$244,733$394,289
Total expenses$9,323,669$8,782,743$7,598,166$8,591,321$9,078,764
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$14,171$81,813$251,731$480,427($387,982)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$14,171$81,813$251,731$480,427($387,982)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Ben SimmsPresident/CEO$136,169
Gretchen DevoeCo-Founder/Director$70,945
George R DevoeCo-Founder/Director$70,942

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022


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