Lifeline Christian Mission

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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: connect@lifeline.org


Organization details

EIN: 310999791

CEO/President: Ben Simms

Chairman: Greg Byington

Board size: 9

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

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating55 of 10316 of 76
Fund acquisition rating206 of 103314 of 76
Resource allocation rating186 of 103321 of 76
Asset utilization rating120 of 103111 of 76

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%3%3%9%6%7%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
4%3%3%5%4%4%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
83%97%97%50%65%60%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%3%3%4%4%4%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
17%3%3%50%35%40%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%85%86%83%84%84%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
94%97%95%104%101%97%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
73%82%81%87%85%81%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
6%3%5%-4%-1%3%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
9%9%19%-19%-3%9%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%13%11%13%13%12%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.911.481.722.032.011.98
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.353.763.939.188.166.67
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.455.566.7818.6616.4413.21
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
14.751.211.010.400.500.85
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.060.830.992.502.011.17
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
7.250.380.01-0.96-0.74-0.16
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%45%48%53%42%37%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%23%23%26%17%19%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
91%37%30%23%29%32%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$775,106$863,174$295,010$326,058$509,924
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$592,536$403,470$191,579$174,929$74,936
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,367,642$1,266,644$486,589$500,987$584,860
Long-term investments$0$0$128,000$125,000$0
Fixed assets$3,765,559$3,713,347$3,853,658$3,460,134$3,312,381
Other long-term assets$5,090$2,350$0$4,307$5,462
Total long-term assets$3,770,649$3,715,697$3,981,658$3,589,441$3,317,843
Total assets$5,138,291$4,982,341$4,468,247$4,090,428$3,902,703
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$1,086,288$1,131,985$1,083,495$982,139$664,122
Other current liabilities$42,203$125,064$130,907$25,095$22,153
Total current liabilities$1,128,491$1,257,049$1,214,402$1,007,234$686,275
Debt$1,187,769$1,154,992$1,163,972$705,086$759,327
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,187,769$1,154,992$1,163,972$705,086$759,327
Total liabilities$2,316,260$2,412,041$2,378,374$1,712,320$1,445,602
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$1,925,187$1,705,927$1,722,926$1,859,536$1,927,744
With donor restrictions$896,844$864,373$366,947$518,572$529,357
Net assets$2,822,031$2,570,300$2,089,873$2,378,108$2,457,101
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$7,610,278$8,824,765$4,363,376$5,286,443$4,750,402
Program service revenue$219,231$223,067$4,317,199$2,865,848$3,167,532
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$9,511$7,690($10,463)$2,907($9,375)
Other revenue$10,877$16,226$20,670$4,251$48,270
Total other revenue$239,619$246,983$4,327,406$2,873,006$3,206,427
Total revenue$7,849,897$9,071,748$8,690,782$8,159,449$7,956,829
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$6,427,300$7,390,094$7,517,951$6,910,091$6,470,203
Management and general$951,343$956,494$1,166,524$1,035,029$945,934
Fundraising$219,523$244,733$394,289$293,322$311,181
Total expenses$7,598,166$8,591,321$9,078,764$8,238,442$7,727,318
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$251,731$480,427($387,982)($78,993)$229,511
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$251,731$480,427($387,982)($78,993)$229,511

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Ben SimmsPresident/CEO$135,917
George R DeVoeCo-Founder/Director$67,592
Gretchen L DeVoeCo-Founder/Director$67,567

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020


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