New Life Center / Fargo Union Mission

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Founded as the Glad Tidings Mission, New Life Center has evolved from an organization that primarily conducted religious services and neighborhood outreach work to a Christian, multi-faceted emergency and crisis service center.

Contact information

Mailing address:
New Life Center
PO Box 1067
Fargo, ND 58107


Phone: 701-235-4453

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 450228056

CEO/President: Rob Swiers

Chairman: Jason Loney

Board size: 10


Ruling year: 1943

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2022


To see those who look to New Life Center for help move from a life of merely surviving to truly thriving.

Mission statement

To serve people who are on the journey from homeless and hurting to whole and healthy by meeting basic needs and transforming lives through the love of Christ.

Statement of faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, ultimately authoritative Word of God.

We believe there is one God, eternally existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is Deity, that He was born of a virgin, that we are redeemed by His atoning death through His shed blood, that He bodily resurrected and ascended into heaven, and that He will come again in power and great glory.

We believe that individuals are saved through a direct, personal encounter with the risen Lord, at which time they are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whom Christ indwells each believer, enabling him or her to live a godly life of obedience as he or she reaches for maturity.

We believe the Holy Spirit unites all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that together they form one body, the church.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating560 of 111064 of 141
Fund acquisition rating346 of 111137 of 141
Resource allocation rating718 of 111180 of 141
Asset utilization rating617 of 111084 of 141

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$416,605$244,437$113,188$447,095$684,209
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,053,454$1,215,627$711,471$1,270,400$1,528,614
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$6,067,614$5,032,841$4,795,627$4,606,487$2,055,381
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$6,067,614$5,032,841$4,795,627$4,606,487$2,055,381
Total assets$7,121,068$6,248,468$5,507,098$5,876,887$3,583,995
Payables and accrued expenses$289,894$149,754$152,768$162,847$317,459
Other current liabilities$19,947$30,680$25,120$0$0
Total current liabilities$309,841$180,434$177,888$162,847$317,459
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$754,013$871,571$1,359,782$1,428,981$0
Total liabilities$1,063,854$1,052,005$1,537,670$1,591,828$317,459
Net assets20222021202020182017
Without donor restrictions$5,956,193$4,808,895$3,944,734$3,914,142$2,638,202
With donor restrictions$101,021$387,568$24,694$370,917$628,334
Net assets$6,057,214$5,196,463$3,969,428$4,285,059$3,266,536
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,365,101$4,054,020$2,130,581$3,015,978$2,689,378
Program service revenue$127,324$124,695$126,096$120,722$143,660
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$19,515$7,594$3,638$965$1,431
Other revenue$184,733$113,317$115,452($29,108)($15,745)
Total other revenue$331,572$245,606$245,186$92,579$129,346
Total revenue$4,696,673$4,299,626$2,375,767$3,108,557$2,818,724
Program services$2,941,265$2,367,979$1,933,247$1,516,159$1,581,811
Management and general$562,732$248,387$319,653$214,285$86,789
Total expenses$3,835,922$3,072,591$2,545,144$2,090,034$1,720,302
Change in net assets20222021202020182017
Surplus (deficit)$860,751$1,227,035($169,377)$1,018,523$1,098,422
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$860,751$1,227,035($169,377)$1,018,523$1,098,422


Rob SwiersExecutive Director/Secretary$121,717

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

Response from ministry

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