LIFE International

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Summary

Making Known the Father's Heart for Life

There is nothing more valuable than human life, because we are made by God in His image. God values human beings so much that He sacrificed His Son, Jesus Christ, in order to rescue us.


Contact information

Mailing address:
LIFE International
72 Ransom Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Website: lifeinternational.com

Phone: (616) 248-3300

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 383625693

CEO/President: Kurt Dillinger

Chairman: John Davis

Board size: 10

Founder: Kurt Dillinger

Ruling year: 2002

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2004


Purpose

At LIFE International, our mission is to uphold the value of all human life worldwide. We equip, empower, and release global Christian leaders to proclaim the infinite value of God's image in all people. We're passionate about helping people and communities affected by the devaluation of life.

With over a century of combined ministry experience, our staff is committed to promoting the value of every life. Our vision at LIFE International is a world where people of all nations find their hope and healing in Jesus Christ.


Mission statement


Statement of faith

The Bible, being fully inspired by God in its entirety, is His perfect Word and is the only authority for all faith and life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:19-21, Deuteronomy 4:2, Psalm 119:89, Romans 15:4

There is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Ephesians 2:18, Revelation 1:4-6, John 1:1-3, Colossians 1:15-16, Revelation 1:4-6

Jesus is true God and true man, was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died in our place on the cross, and rose bodily from the grave. He ascended into heaven and sat down at the right hand of the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man, continually makes intercession for His own. John 1:4, Matthew 1:18-24, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Hebrews 10:12, 1 Timothy 2:5, Romans 8:34, Hebrews 9:24

The Holy Spirit is a person of the Godhead who convicts people of sin, regenerates, indwells, and empowers the believer, dispensing spiritual gifts and developing holiness. John 16:8-11, John 3:5-6, 1 Corinthians 6:19, John 14:16-17, Ephesians 1:13-14, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, Romans 15:16

Humanity All men are sinful and lost and can be saved only by grace through faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Genesis 2:17, Romans 3:9-10, Romans 3:19-23, Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:1-3, Ephesians 2:8, Ephesians 2:13, Romans 3:24-26

The resurrection of the dead includes all men: the believer to life everlasting and the unbeliever to eternal condemnation. John 5:28-29, Matthew 25:31-34, 41, Romans 6:4-5, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18, 1 Peter 1:3-5, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10, Revelation 20:15

Salvation comes to us only by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, apart from any human merit. John 1:12, John 5:24, Romans 3:20, 27-28, Romans 5:1-2, Ephesians 2:8-10, Colossians 1:13-14, 2 Timothy 1:9, Titus 3:4-5

The Church, who is the body of Jesus Christ for whom He will bodily return, is comprised of all who have accepted the redemption provided by Him. The presence of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit in the believer will result in a life of personal holiness and a walk of obedience to the will of God. Ephesians 1:22-23, Colossians 1:17-18, Acts 1:10-11, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Acts 20:28, Ephesians 1:7,13, 1 Corinthians 1:30, Ezekiel 36:26-27, Romans 8:5-11, Galatians 5:16-25

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating1096 of 1110145 of 146
Fund acquisition rating1107 of 1111145 of 146
Resource allocation rating1100 of 1111145 of 146
Asset utilization rating787 of 111098 of 146

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%42%25%28%27%20%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%41%25%28%27%20%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%100%100%99%99%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%38%36%32%36%19%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%0%0%1%1%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%58%59%62%59%73%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%108%70%89%75%102%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
82%62%41%55%44%75%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-8%30%11%25%-2%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%-10%36%13%38%-4%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
8%4%5%6%5%7%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.331.250.800.961.091.55
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.242.223.371.912.722.91
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.022.772.701.832.974.51
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
18.819.497.5211.4810.206.81
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.050.110.130.090.100.15
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.623.883.866.003.652.27
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
7%5%4%5%4%5%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
67%76%120%100%88%61%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$411,323$365,549$631,814$365,393$236,021
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$678,519$431,098$274,602$179,349$45,992
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$40,431
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,089,842$796,647$906,416$544,742$322,444
Long-term investments$542,315$848,561$221,753$311,757$0
Fixed assets$776,526$749,106$555,876$563,999$569,913
Other long-term assets$14,052$291,247$46,666$62,973$46,916
Total long-term assets$1,332,893$1,888,914$824,295$938,729$616,829
Total assets$2,422,735$2,685,561$1,730,711$1,483,471$939,273
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$114,792$105,889$78,953$53,407$47,333
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$16
Total current liabilities$114,792$105,889$78,953$53,407$47,349
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$114,792$105,889$78,953$53,407$47,349
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$1,810,816$1,795,478$1,383,928$1,267,078$803,942
With donor restrictions$497,127$784,194$267,830$162,986$87,982
Net assets$2,307,943$2,579,672$1,651,758$1,430,064$891,924
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$2,778,437$3,082,833$1,859,273$2,138,405$1,414,192
Program service revenue$0$0$940$8,000$875
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$5,673($621)$5,582$1,231$996
Other revenue$5,645$3,790$3,690$5,810$2,726
Total other revenue$11,318$3,169$10,212$15,041$4,597
Total revenue$2,789,755$3,086,002$1,869,485$2,153,446$1,418,789
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$1,738,668$1,270,365$1,029,194$953,179$1,064,417
Management and general$124,327$97,791$103,411$87,826$106,918
Fundraising$1,154,674$779,793$522,501$574,902$281,601
Total expenses$3,017,669$2,147,949$1,655,106$1,615,907$1,452,936
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($227,914)$938,053$214,379$537,539($34,147)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($227,914)$938,053$214,379$537,539($34,147)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Kurt DillingerPresident$169,786

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022


Response from ministry

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History

LIFE International began as a global outreach of the Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Recognizing the rich heritage of the prolife movement in the United States, and all it had to share with the world, the PRC worked to establish or partner with international ministries in other nations, including Trinidad, Guyana, Russia, the Netherlands, and more.

By the late 1990s, as the vast global need had become more apparent, the decision was made to spin off the international activity into a separate organization, releasing LIFE International to dedicate its full attention to the global challenges, and allowing the PRC to focus on its primary mission of providing compassionate care to women and families of the local community.

Kurt Dillinger, Executive Director of the Pregnancy Resources Center, stepped down from his role in 2001, and stepped out in faith to become the founder and president of the newly formed Life Initiatives For Eternity, or LIFE International, an organization dedicated to making known the Father's heart for life in all nations.


Program accomplishments

LIFE International has equipped more than 15,000 leaders for ministry in more than 100 nations.


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