pureHope formerly Natl' Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families

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Summary

We're pursuing a world free of sexual brokenness. Through transformative content, conferences, and consulting, we proclaim Jesus as our Pure Hope and equip you to do the same. It is only through intimacy with Him that we can experience and model God's love in a sexualized, digital age. Join us on the journey of pursuing purity through relationship with Jesus.

Content: Proclaiming hope and equipping men and women to lead their families and communities in the pursuit of purity.

Conferences: Tailoring an event for your church, school, or community on God's story of sex and how to navigate a sexualized, digital age.

Consulting: Partnering with your leadership to equip your team with resources and a message to make them better advocates in a sexualized culture.


Contact information

Mailing address:
pureHope
8022 Providence Rd
Suite 500-154
Charlotte, NC 28277

Website: purehope.net

Phone: (513) 521-6227

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 311124344

CEO/President: Joshua Livingston

Chairman:

Board size: 8

Founder: Dr. Jerry Kirk

Ruling year: 1985

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Our vision is a world free of sexual brokenness. It is bold, but it is sure-Jesus will return and make all things new. Until that day, we equip followers of Jesus to pursue a world free by simply pursuing more of Him. Through world-class resources, personal ministry, consulting, speaking, and events we help believers flourish in this sexually broken world and lead their families and communities to do the same.


Mission statement

To help people live better lives free from the influences of pornography and the sexual messages of the culture.


Statement of faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God revealing the love of God to the world. 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; John 3:16.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6.

We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15.

We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. Furthermore we believe that God will reward the righteous with eternal life in heaven, and that He will banish the unrighteous to everlasting punishment in hell. Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life. John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. 1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church. 1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23.

We believe that the ministry of evangelism (sharing and proclaiming God's truth is only possible by grace through faith in Jesus Christ) and discipleship (helping followers of Christ grow up into maturity in Christ) is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15.

We believe God's plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9.

We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism. Matthew 9:35-38, 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15.

We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen. Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10.

Based upon that foundation, the ministry further believes with respect to human sexuality and marriage:

Humans are created in the image of God, each bearing the divine image as a male (man) or a female (woman), sexually distinct yet equal in dignity and worth.

Sexual intimacy is an expression of the unique covenantal relationship between husband and wife, and ought to occur only within the boundaries of the marriage relationship.

Sexual conduct that is not an expression of the unique covenantal relationship between a man and a woman within a marital union is sinful, immoral, and unethical, as it degrades all persons involved because of its rootedness in objectification-one's desire to use other persons solely as an object for self-gratification.

Pornography, prostitution, sex trafficking, sexual abuse and other forms of sexual exploitation are particularly violent forms of unethical conduct that ought to be avoided and opposed.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating854 of 110429 of 42
Fund acquisition rating973 of 110537 of 42
Resource allocation rating974 of 110534 of 42
Asset utilization rating231 of 110411 of 42

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%17%12%11%13%15%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
7%16%12%9%12%14%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
97%94%95%87%96%95%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
8%18%10%10%10%13%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
3%6%5%13%4%5%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%71%78%78%78%77%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%88%120%96%127%109%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%63%94%74%99%84%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%12%-20%4%-27%-9%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
7%58%-171%19%-108%-17%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%11%12%12%13%10%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.102.323.282.143.141.94
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.431.131.261.191.041.03
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.072.624.132.553.262.01
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
12.5466.3523.6912.2118.3521.24
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.020.040.080.050.05
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.774.522.784.323.485.70
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
18%46%68%47%38%5%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
65%23%10%25%20%49%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20232022202120202019
Cash$271,963$144,314$301,515$189,923$134,047
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$13,334$37,424$14,054$59,477$207,145
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$285,297$181,738$315,569$249,400$341,192
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,131$2,989$4,431$5,872$816
Other long-term assets$33,000$44,000$55,000$3,526$10,577
Total long-term assets$37,131$46,989$59,431$9,398$11,393
Total assets$322,428$228,727$375,000$258,798$352,585
 
Liabilities20232022202120202019
Payables and accrued expenses$4,300$7,671$25,837$13,589$16,064
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$4,300$7,671$25,837$13,589$16,064
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$143,924$147,603$150,000$83,500$0
Total long-term liabilities$143,924$147,603$150,000$83,500$0
Total liabilities$148,224$155,274$175,837$97,089$16,064
 
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$174,204$73,453$161,663$115,952$144,234
With donor restrictions$0$0$37,500$45,757$192,287
Net assets$174,204$73,453$199,163$161,709$336,521
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20232022202120202019
Total contributions$792,894$591,521$735,760$611,162$596,948
Program service revenue$12,984$24,620$7,100$5,600$15,534
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$82$459($13)
Other revenue$41,506$9,267$98,793$20,951$15,911
Total other revenue$54,490$33,887$105,975$27,010$31,432
Total revenue$847,384$625,408$841,735$638,172$628,380
 
Expenses20232022202120202019
Program services$532,150$586,771$624,077$630,604$527,489
Management and general$80,556$91,767$100,462$103,898$68,701
Fundraising$133,929$72,580$79,742$78,482$88,472
Total expenses$746,635$751,118$804,281$812,984$684,662
 
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$100,749($125,710)$37,454($174,812)($56,282)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$100,749($125,710)$37,454($174,812)($56,282)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Jasper Hall JrChief Operat$166,769

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023


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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/10/2024. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


History

pureHope was founded by Jerry Kirk in 1983. Jerry has been a leader in the fight against child pornography and illegal obscenity since the organization's inception in 1983 at the National Consultation on Pornography in Cincinnati.

As co-chairman of the Religious Alliance Against Pornography (RAAP), a group Jerry helped found in 1986, Jerry leads religious leaders representing more than 100 million Americans in efforts to enforce laws against child pornography and illegal obscenity. RAAP is an alliance of leaders from nearly every major denomination and/or faith group in the country.

Jerry has served three different congregations and retired in 1988 after 21 years as senior pastor of the 2,200-member College Hill Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati. This enabled him to devote his full attention to the National Coalition and RAAP.


Program accomplishments

pureHOPE has equipped thousands of people around the world to thrive in a sexualized, digital age.


Needs

We are grateful for the support that allows so many of our world-class resources to be available at no cost to you. pureHOPE is a non-profit 501(c)3 and depends on the generosity of our friends. We pray you will be blessed beyond measure by our resources and this message. Please consider standing with us prayerfully and financially as we move closer to a world free of sexual brokenness. Your financial gifts make it possible to point more and more people to the One who is our Pure Hope, Jesus.