Missionary Athletes International

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Missionary Athletes International (MAI) has a passion to share the message of Jesus Christ with people around the world through the sport of soccer. Since soccer is the world's most popular sport, more countries belong to FIFA, the organization that governs international competition, than belong to the United Nations! Roll out a soccer ball almost anywhere in the world and you will attract a crowd of children. Through the common enjoyment of this world-wide sport, we are able to build relationships that allow us to share the message of God's redeeming love.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Missionary Athletes International Headquarters
8510 McAlpine Park Dr.
Suite 109
Charlotte, NC 28211

Website: www.maisoccer.com

Phone: 704-841-8652

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 330017152

CEO/President: David Urban

Chairman: Jeff Burkett

Board size: 7

Founder: Mr. Tim Conrad

Ruling year: 1984

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1989


Vision - To see lives transformed through teams that motivate people to follow Christ.

Promise - MAI teams will pursue excellence in soccer, authentic community and spiritual growth

Mission statement

Glorify God and see lives transformed by sharing the message of Jesus Christ through the global environment of soccer.

Statement of faith

We Believe...

The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings, and complete revelation of His Will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life (1 Cor. 2:13; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21). For purposes of interpreting the Bible's meaning and application, MAI's Board of Directors is MAI's final interpretative authority with respect to MAI's Statement of Faith, doctrine, practice, policy and discipline.

There is one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit(Gen. 1:1; Matt. 28:19,20; Mark 12:29; John 1:1-14, 10:30; 2 Cor. 13:14).

Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the Cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate (Isaiah 7:14, 9:6; John 1:1,3, 12,14,18; John 3:16; John 1:29; Rom. 3:25,26; 2 Cor. 5:14; Luke 24:36-43; John 20:20; Acts 2:32; Heb.1: 3 - 13, 7:25; 1 John 2:1).

The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, to convict men of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service (1Cor. 3:16; John 2:20 - 27; Rom. 8:2,4,9,12,14).

Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained (Gen 1:26; Eph. 2:1-3; Rom. 5:15-19).

The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for the justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ by faith are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God (Eph. 2:4-9; John 3:3-8,16; Rom. 10:9-10).

God creates each person in His image, male and female, and has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of monogamous, heterosexual marriage. Any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexuality, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, pornography) is sinful and grieves God (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 1:26-27; 1 Cor. 6:9-10; Matt. 5:28; 1 Thess. 4:3-7, 1 Cor. 6:12-20).

God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Acts 3:19-21; Rom. 10:9-10; 1 Cor. 6:9-11).

God calls us through His grace, consistent with His Great Command to love God and our neighbor as ourselves, to afford to every person the compassion, love, kindness, respect and dignity God affords to us (Matt. 22: Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31).

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating476 of 111012 of 32
Fund acquisition rating734 of 111121 of 32
Resource allocation rating430 of 111110 of 32
Asset utilization rating367 of 111011 of 32

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$272,009$275,070$133,504$167,032$202,349
Short-term investments$525,807$273,123$153,632$686,202$51,681
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,737,995$3,238,220$2,593,188$1,774,224$1,593,223
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$80,486$69,728$86,432$101,261$60,785
Other long-term assets$121,843$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$202,329$69,728$86,432$101,261$60,785
Total assets$3,940,324$3,307,948$2,679,620$1,875,485$1,654,008
Payables and accrued expenses$133,268$82,341$81,741$66,027$122,245
Other current liabilities$121,479$119,608$101,896$287,500$210,072
Total current liabilities$254,747$201,949$183,637$353,527$332,317
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$123,082$0$0$9,306$13,675
Total long-term liabilities$123,082$0$424,365$9,306$13,675
Total liabilities$377,829$201,949$608,002$362,833$345,992
Net assets20232022202120192018
Without donor restrictions$2,698,591$2,365,107$1,039,032$533,489$402,338
With donor restrictions$863,904$740,892$1,032,586$979,163$905,678
Net assets$3,562,495$3,105,999$2,071,618$1,512,652$1,308,016
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,539,361$3,983,575$3,083,270$2,933,964$2,772,114
Program service revenue$1,238,796$1,019,301$451,395$967,623$855,259
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$100,810$6,999$5,899$136,469$7,600
Other revenue$136,918$462,970$31,155$49,800$75,586
Total other revenue$1,476,524$1,489,270$488,449$1,153,892$938,445
Total revenue$6,015,885$5,472,845$3,571,719$4,087,856$3,710,559
Program services$4,663,091$3,751,976$2,468,958$2,847,359$2,809,769
Management and general$398,849$239,886$192,039$641,580$702,146
Total expenses$5,559,389$4,438,464$2,997,999$3,884,393$3,783,788
Change in net assets20232022202120192018
Surplus (deficit)$456,496$1,034,381$573,720$203,463($73,229)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$456,496$1,034,381$573,720$203,463($73,229)


David UrbanCEO$119,325

Compensation data as of: 4/30/2023

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MAI has entered its fourth decade of ministry continuing to fulfill its mission to "Glorify God and see lives transformed by communicating the message of Jesus Christ through the global environment of soccer." (God Glorified. Lives Changed.)

The vision for using soccer to reach a lost world led to the inception of MAI by Tim Conrad in La Habra, California in 1983. The fall of 1986 brought Dave Irby to MAI as its first full time staff member. In the fall of 1987, six other men joined MAI's staff. That growth in personnel and programs has continued steadily since.

MAI became a charter member of the global sports network in 1985 and has been a member with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability since 1989.

The fall of 1990 brought the opening of MAI's first divisional ministry office outside of the Los Angeles area. This office was headed by Jon and Ruthie Ortlip in the town of Bolton Northern England. In 1991, Brian and Chris Davidson opened MAI's third ministry office in Charlotte, North Carolina. MAI's fourth ministry location, the Czech Republic, was opened in 1993, led by Bill and Lisa Galipault. The fifth office opened under the leadership of Rick and Janice McKinley during 1997 in Wheaton, IL. In the late 90's, MAI's office in England became an independent organization under "Ambassadors in Sports."

Today, MAI has 3 Divisions in the United States. These 3 Divisions are located in: Southern California; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Chicago, Illinois with additional ministry partner programs occurring in other states and countries.

MAI's main methods of evangelism and discipleship have been the organizing of soccer teams, conducting soccer camps and taking short-term soccer tours overseas. These programs are augmented by other ministries, including: clinics, school programs, prison and inner city ministries; training leaders to be sports ministers and sending them out to partner with other Christian agencies.

We thank the Lord for His blessings in allowing us to grow from a few summer soccer camps, one international tour and a men's amateur team thirty years ago to impact the lives of thousands of people each year through multi-faceted, year-round ministries that comprise MAI today.

Program accomplishments

Each year, MATH holds more than 40 camps worldwide, hosts clinics in cities and prisons, enters teams in local competitive leagues, and takes team tours around the world. MATH has ministered in approximately 40 countries.


MATH is a donor support-based faith mission, and each participant raises his/her own funds to serve with the ministry through friends, parents, relatives, churches, civic organizations, part-time jobs, and often personal savings. MATH helps them raise money by providing materials and accounting infrastructure.