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WorldVenture is a global Christian organization with over 550 workers serving in transformational ministries. We are a family of followers of Jesus who work to see multitudes of disciples compelled by the love of God and willing to risk all so that people are transformed by God, impacting their families, communities, and world. We serve in 60+ countries working to make disciples of Jesus throughout societies, ultimately contributing to establishing and strengthening local churches.

Contact information

Mailing address:
20 Inverness Pl E
Englewood, CO 80112-5622


Phone: 720-283-2000

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 362216163

CEO/President: Dr. Jeff Denlinger

Chairman: Rev. Dr. Mark Hanke

Board size: 12


Ruling year: 1946

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1995


What Three Things Define Our Passion?

1. Deep, Lasting Impact for Jesus

Our passion is simple. We want to see deep, lasting impact for the good news of Christ around the world. And we are confident that deep, lasting impact is most possible through long-term relationships.

2. Support & Care of our People

To keep our standards high as a mission organization, we seek to provide the highest level of support and care for our global Christian workers. We've learned from years of experience how to support and keep God's workers healthy and effectively working out their passion and calling for as long as God calls them to do it.

3. The Local Body of Christ

God has no greater strategy for building His Kingdom than working through the body of Christ. WorldVenture is mission organization proudly committed to working in, through, and with the local church -- both in the United States and around the world.

Mission statement

WorldVenture is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is engaging the world for gospel impact. Our vision is to see multitudes of disciples compelled by the love of God and willing to risk all so that people are transformed by God, impacting their families, communities, and world.

Statement of faith

1. We believe that the Bible is God's Word, that it was written by men divinely and uniquely inspired, that it is absolutely trustworthy and has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

2. We believe in God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power. We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

3. We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, sinless in His life, making atonement for the sin of the world by His death on the cross. We believe in His bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, His high priestly intercession for His people, and His personal, visible return to the world according to His promise.

4. We believe that all men by nature and by choice are sinners, but that "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16, KJV). We believe, therefore, that those who accept Christ as their Lord and Savior will rejoice forever in God's presence and those who refuse to accept Christ as Lord and Savior will be forever separated from God.

5. We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from God to convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and comfort those who believe in Jesus Christ.

6. We believe in the Church-a living spiritual body of which Christ is the Head and of which all regenerated people are members. We believe that a visible church is a company of believers in Jesus Christ, buried with Him in baptism and associated for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe that to these visible churches were committed for observance "till He comes" the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper, and that God has laid upon these churches the task of persuading a lost world to accept Jesus Christ as Savior and to enthrone Him as Lord and Master. We believe that human betterment and social improvement are essential products of the gospel.

7. We believe that every human being is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith.

8. We believe that each church is independent and autonomous, and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that, therefore, Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from the dictation or patronage of the other.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating367 of 111350 of 146
Fund acquisition rating158 of 111425 of 146
Resource allocation rating971 of 1114128 of 146
Asset utilization rating240 of 111332 of 146

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$961,657$175,550$402,969$466,227$499,235
Short-term investments$5,929,835$6,238,135$6,003,231$6,381,123$10,941,649
Other current assets$268,993$273,749$263,207$195,680$234,949
Total current assets$12,276,226$9,076,270$7,992,779$9,228,986$13,338,542
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,956,885$9,269,832$9,560,897$9,117,542$8,108,371
Other long-term assets$111,447$563,481$579,821$590,843$474,964
Total long-term assets$5,068,332$9,833,313$10,140,718$9,708,385$8,583,335
Total assets$17,344,558$18,909,583$18,133,497$18,937,371$21,921,877
Payables and accrued expenses$1,988,478$1,984,920$2,051,129$697,614$2,079,502
Other current liabilities$800,000$0$0$0$135,024
Total current liabilities$2,788,478$1,984,920$2,051,129$697,614$2,214,526
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$87,653$7,019,262$7,414,929$7,114,947$10,560,532
Total long-term liabilities$87,653$7,019,262$7,414,929$7,114,947$10,560,532
Total liabilities$2,876,131$9,004,182$9,466,058$7,812,561$12,775,058
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$0$0($5,027,858)($4,280,782)($4,347,805)
With donor restrictions$14,468,427$9,905,401$13,695,297$15,405,592$13,494,624
Net assets$14,468,427$9,905,401$8,667,439$11,124,810$9,146,819
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$34,952,617$34,584,110$33,885,317$22,425,115$31,760,313
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($250,308)$336,370$519,388$1,051,114$102,911
Other revenue$2,644,178($265,078)$24,858($12,911)$155,204
Total other revenue$2,393,870$71,292$544,246$1,038,203$258,115
Total revenue$37,346,487$34,655,402$34,429,563$23,463,318$32,018,428
Program services$29,828,375$30,662,682$32,448,399$19,679,049$28,760,683
Management and general$9,573,589$2,623,872$3,696,683$1,280,870$2,237,864
Total expenses$39,888,499$33,834,322$36,573,994$21,306,295$31,658,112
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($2,542,012)$821,080($2,144,431)$2,157,023$360,316
Other changes in net assets$7,105,038$416,882($312,940)($1,243,075)($1,323,392)
Total change in net assets$4,563,026$1,237,962($2,457,371)$913,948($963,076)


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It began with prayer, May 24, 1943. As World War II was raging on, churches were in conflict over the historic beliefs of the Christian faith. While some turned away from the authority of Scripture and the divinity of Jesus, many other faithful followers of Christ wanted to continue sharing the truth of the Bible and the good news of Jesus throughout the world. And they wanted to send out missionaries with the same love and conviction.

It was in this historical context, wrestling with these questions of faith, that approximately 75 Christian leaders met in Chicago, Illinois to pray and seek a way forward. While on their knees in prayer, they took a history-making stand. WorldVenture, then known as the Conservative Baptist Foreign Mission Society (CBFMS), was born and incorporated that year to assist churches in training, sending, and supporting missionaries with an unwavering commitment to the authority of the Bible and the proclamation of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

After more than 75 years of ministry, millions of people have been impacted by God and His work through the ministry of WorldVenture and our ministry partners. Today, WorldVenture supports global workers in more than 65 countries across all six inhabited continents. Together, we are engaging the world for gospel impact with a vision to see multitudes of disciples compelled by the love of God and willing to risk all so that people are transformed by God, impacting their families, communities, and world.

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