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Every believer has a desire to see others experience the love and redemption of Jesus. However, many Christians feel a disconnect between this inward passion and their own perceived ability to share their faith. Stonecroft bridges the gap between the call and the culture. We build local volunteer teams that seek God together to imagine and implement bold avenues of Gospel outreach that are powerful and relevant.
Our volunteers experience inward transformation as they join like-minded women to bring the amazing Gospel message to their communities. They participate in the joy of joining a movement bigger than themselves, develop deep and lasting friendships, and learn to use their gifts and leadership skills to serve other women with life-changing words.
Stonecroft volunteers share the Gospel through many types of outreaches and small groups they lead across the United States. The work of these volunteers is supported by about 30 staff members located at the Home Office in Overland Park, Kansas, and in Field locations throughout the nation. Stonecroft also relates to international partners in more than 40 countries worldwide.
Stonecroft empowers these international partners to translate and reproduce Stonecroft Bible Studies and other evangelism resources. Our partners use these materials to help women and their families - from many cultures and backgrounds - to begin a relationship with Jesus and to grow as believers.
We also teach international partners how to conduct our evangelism training and some of our newer outreaches. In turn, some of these partners translate our training resources into other languages and train even more women overseas.
PO Box 8900
Kansas City, MO 64114
Email: [email protected]rg
CEO/President: Dr. Naomi Cramer Overton
Chairman: Jan Mathers
Board size: 10
Founder: Mrs. Helen Duff Baugh
Ruling year: 1955
Tax deductible: Yes
Fiscal year end: 03/31
Member of ECFA: Yes
Member of ECFA since: 2001
Our Ultimate Goal: To help every woman find her people and fully engage in her extraordinary purpose.
Why We Do It: We, as Stonecroft women, love without judgment, serve with passion, and accept others because Jesus accepts us. Jesus calls His followers to spread the Gospel. We answer this call, no matter our denominational background, age, or ethnicity. As women experience the transformation of Jesus, our lives change, too. We receive great joy when the women we've influenced become Christ-followers and develop as volunteers, all because we obeyed Christ's call.
How We Do It: We equip women for evangelism through training and resources. Our training is multifaceted, preparing volunteers for leadership, event speaking, facilitating small groups, and several ways of sharing the Gospel one-on-one. We also develop different types of resources to help in evangelistic efforts. We create Stonecroft Bible Studies, Conversations guides, handbooks, conference calls, digital trainings, and social media content as tools to share the Gospel to reach as many women as possible, across the generations, in the most relevant and effective ways possible.
Stonecroft relies on God through prayer to explore and discover opportunities to share the Gospel. And our prayers ask God to empower and equip us to tell others about Jesus with His wisdom and love.
Stonecroft exists to help women reconcile to God through His Son, Jesus Christ. Our staff inspires, equips, and encourages women to reach women with the Gospel, each one - where she is, as she is.
Statement of faith
According to the Scriptures, we believe:
...the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. It is the final authority on all matters on which it speaks (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21, Psalm 119:160).
...there is one true and perfect God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14.
...Jesus is God (John 10:30), was born of a virgin (Matthew 1:23), lived a sinless life (Hebrews 4:15) and paid for our sins with His death on the cross and resurrection three days later (1 Corinthians 15:3-4), after which He ascended into Heaven where He sits at the right hand of God (Mark 16:19) and is the Advocate for all believers (1 John 2:1).
...every human being is a sinner and therefore justly under God's condemnation (Romans 3:10, Romans 3:23-26, Romans 5:16). Salvation is by grace through faith, and therefore, anyone who believes in Jesus Christ alone for forgiveness of their sins (Acts 4:12, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 4:5) is by God's grace made new in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:17), and receives forgiveness of sins (Acts 10:43) and eternal life (John 3:16-18).
...all humankind will be resurrected into eternal life with God for believers and into eternal punishment for those who reject Christ (John 3:15-18, John 5:24, John 5:28-29)
...God created all human beings, male and female, in His image (Genesis 1:26-27). We believe in the spiritual unity and equality of all who believe in our Savior, Jesus Christ (Galatians 3:26-28).
...the highest mission of all believers is to glorify God, to proclaim the Gospel to all and to teach new believers how to live in Christ (Matthew 28:19-20, I Corinthians 10:31, Ephesians 3:16-17).
...Jesus will return once again to earth to consummate the eternal plan of God (1 Thessalonians 5:1-3, Acts 1:9-11, I Corinthians 15:12).
This statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God, speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality and proper conduct of humankind, and is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of Stonecroft's faith, doctrine, practice, polity and discipline, our Board of Directors is the organization's final interpretive authority on the Bible's meaning and application.
Donor confidence score
|Does the organization have a statement of faith consistent with historic Christian creeds and is that statement of easily found on its website?||No||0/4|
|Does the board have no more than 2 non-independent members?||Yes||10/10|
|Does the board have at least four independent board members for every non-independent member?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the board contain between 5 and 11 members?||Yes||10/10|
|Does the organization file a Form 990 and make its Form 990 available to the public?||Yes||15/15|
|Does the organization make its audit or review (if annual revenue is more than $1-m) available on its website?||No||0/4|
|Is the organization a member of the ECFA?||Yes||9/9|
|Is the CEO/President's compensation within one standard deviation of the median compensation?||Yes||4/4|
|Did the organization operate at a net profit (revenue greater than expenses) in the most recent year?||No||0/4|
|Does the organization refrain from owning or leasing a private aircraft, or having fractional interest in one, that is primarily used for travel by the organization's leaders?||Yes||4/4|
|For the past five years, has the organization been free of any lawsuits or administrative actions filed against it by an employee, client, board member, vendor, donor, or other related party?||Yes||4/4|
|Are author royalties and speaking engagement fees paid to the organization, and not the individual?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the organization require its employees to affirm upon hiring the statement of faith of the organization?||Yes||4/4|
|Is the board chair an independent member of the board?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the board have term limits?||Yes||4/4|
|Have there been no public accusations of misdeeds against the organization, founder, CEO, senior pastor, or board members in the past five years?||Yes||4/4|
|Has the organization refrained from the use of non-disclosure agreements?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the organization have an overall financial efficiency rating of at least 2 stars?||No||0/4|
|Total donor confidence score||84/100|
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Financial efficiency ratings
|Category||Rating||Overall rank||Sector rank|
|Overall efficiency rating||1058 of 1074||43 of 45|
|Fund acquisition rating||1043 of 1075||44 of 45|
|Resource allocation rating||1061 of 1075||45 of 45|
|Asset utilization rating||831 of 1074||30 of 45|
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|Receivables, inventories, prepaids||$262,422||$297,663||$289,911||$281,983||$289,365|
|Other current assets||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Total current assets||$8,366,085||$6,390,782||$8,162,992||$8,130,080||$8,140,114|
|Other long-term assets||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Total long-term assets||$33,892||$197,348||$323,271||$408,648||$380,472|
|Payables and accrued expenses||$132,204||$196,268||$268,566||$341,851||$325,040|
|Other current liabilities||$0||$80,358||$253,998||$284,566||$310,385|
|Total current liabilities||$132,204||$276,626||$522,564||$626,417||$635,425|
|Due to (from) affiliates||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Other long-term liabilities||$359,795||$0||$0||$1,000,000||$0|
|Total long-term liabilities||$369,688||$23,859||$27,328||$1,035,646||$31,943|
|Without donor restrictions||$7,867,976||$6,282,485||$7,932,786||$6,873,180||$7,849,733|
|With donor restrictions||$30,109||$5,160||$3,585||$3,485||$3,485|
|Revenues and expenses|
|Program service revenue||$373,237||$3,585,950||$3,652,770||$3,828,172||$4,067,679|
|Total other revenue||$974,739||$4,612,929||$4,544,977||$3,957,972||$4,485,575|
|Management and general||$528,113||$714,538||$687,986||$559,256||$586,612|
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|Other changes in net assets||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Total change in net assets||($71,766)||($3,217)||$1,141,849||($1,369,265)||($829,102)|
|Dr Naomi Overton||President & CEO||$158,848|
Compensation data as of: 3/31/2021
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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/9/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]
Mrs. Helen D. Baugh, homemaker in San Jose, California, initiated an extensive prayer ministry focused on the spiritual needs of America. Twenty-four prayer groups asked God for "new avenues" by which to share God's love with others. God answered the following year when He led Mrs. Baugh to develop the first Stonecroft outreach.
1938 - Mrs. Baugh established the Christian Business Women's Council of America (later known as Christian Business & Professional Women) in San Jose as a dinner program that provided an opportunity to present the Gospel to career women. The group adopted a project of Youth Home Missions to send and support young women as itinerant missionaries to rural America. Youth Home Missions later became Rural Missions.
1948 - God called Miss Mary E. Clark, former businesswoman and missionary in Maine, to join Mrs. Baugh and assist in leading the rapidly growing organization.
1949 - Village (Rural) Missions was established as a separate organization in response to the need for more permanent leadership in rural churches. Rev. Walter Duff, brother of Mrs. Baugh, became the National Director and served until 1991.
1949 - Christian Women's Clubs were introduced as an outreach to homemakers. The first groups were established in Hartford, Connecticut, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
1951 - Progress magazine became the official publication.
1952 - The ministry purchased a property known as Stonecroft in Kansas City, Missouri, to serve as the national Home Office location.
1958 - The Stonecroft Book and Supply Center (known as Stonecroft Resource Center) was incorporated as a distributor of carefully selected Christian books for all ages.
1962 - The Life Eternally Yours booklet was published as the first Stonecroft Life Publication.
1964 - The first Business and Professional Couples' Club (now known as Stonecroft Couples' Connection) was established in St. Louis, Missouri.
1966 - International Expansion: Christian Business & Professional Women and Christian Women's Clubs were introduced in Canada in Toronto, Ontario. The first Christian Women's Club outside North America met in Seoul, Korea.
1967 - After 5s were introduced under the sponsorship of Christian Business & Professional Women.
1968 - Friendship Bible Coffees, (now known as Stonecroft Bible Studies) written by Lucille F. Sollenberger, were introduced as an outreach program of small group Bible studies.
1981 - The Stonecroft Conference Center, located near Branson, Missouri, was established to provide "a vacation with a purpose" for people of all ages.
1984 - The Christian Business & Professional Women introduced a condensed one-hour luncheon format as an outreach to women in the marketplace.
1989 - Mrs. Baugh became Chairman Emeritus of the Christian Business & Professional Women of America. Miss Ruth Peachey was appointed as the new National Chairman of the Board of Directors.
1996 - On February 7, 1996, Mrs. Helen Duff Baugh, founder of Stonecroft Ministries, went home to be with the Lord.
1997 - Miss Joyce Courtney was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Stonecroft Ministries.
2002 - On March 9, 2002, Miss Mary E. Clark, first National Chairman of Christian Women's Clubs of America, went home to be with the Lord.
2004 - Geneva Vollrath was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Stonecroft Ministries following Joyce Courtney's retirement.
2005 - The Stonecroft Conference Center discontinued operation.
2006 - Friendship Bible Coffees were renamed Stonecroft Bible Studies.
2007 - The Baugh Center for Evangelism (formerly the Morningside apartment building) was completed; the Manor was renovated to be used as a guest facility for friends of the ministry.
Since 1938, hundreds of thousands of women have been transformed through the Gospel because our Stonecroft women shared the Gospel with them. Approximately 15,000 volunteers across the United States currently invite the women around them to hear God's story of redemption.