GoServ Global

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Summary

GoServ Global shares God's love by responding to disaster, empowering sustainable community development and creating world change through hands-on involvement.


Contact information

Mailing address:
GoServ Global
310 East Broadway
PO Box 193
Eagle Grove, IA 50533

Website: goservglobal.org

Phone: (515) 448-3131

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 452875491

CEO/President: Paul van Gorkom

Chairman: Gene Peterson

Board size: 14

Founder: Kerry Baxter and Ken DeYoung

Ruling year: 2011

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2020


Purpose

Empowering those we serve and serve alongside to be world changers transformed through Jesus Christ.


Mission statement

GoServ Global shares God's love by responding to disaster, empowering sustainable community development and creating world change through hands-on involvement.

RESPONDING TO DISASTER GoServ Global brings expertise in equipment operation, safety and volunteer management to serve as the hands and feet of Christ in helping local churches and communities respond to disaster.

EMPOWERING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GoServ Global transforms the lives of the impoverished by providing for basic human needs, developing local leadership and establishing sustainable communities.

CREATING WORLD CHANGE THROUGH HANDS-ON INVOLVEMENT Those who volunteer for GoServ Global missions seek to serve those in need and find their own lives transformed by the experience.


Statement of faith

The following statements are based on our understanding and interpretation of biblical truths.

1. We believe that there is only one holy God, Who created all things, is perfect and eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6.

2. We believe that the Bible is the only infallible and authoritative Word of God, fully inspired and written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1-20:21

3. We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe He lived a sinless life, in His atoning death by His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection and ascension into heaven where He sits at the right hand of the Father. Matthew 1:23; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4.

4. We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation, but that through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, those who repent of their sins and trust Him as savior can be rescued, reconciled, and renewed by the Holy Spirit. Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7.

5. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is a helper, teacher, and guide, enabling us to live a godly life. Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; Galatians 5:16-18.

6. We believe in the universal Church, a unified living spiritual body of which Christ is the head of all believers in Jesus Christ with equality among races, gender and class differences, that has the primary task of spreading the gospel to a lost world. 1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23.

7. We believe the Great Commission involves both deeds of compassion and verbally sharing the gospel with people who do not know Jesus and inviting them into a personal relationship with Him. Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15.

8. We believe God created humans in His own image and instituted monogamous marriage exclusively between one genetic male and one genetic female as the foundation of the family and human society and that all people are worthy of dignity and respect. Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Matthew 22:37-39: Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.

9. We believe in the sanctity of life and that human life is sacred and created by God from conception to its natural end. Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating522 of 111066 of 146
Fund acquisition rating219 of 111134 of 146
Resource allocation rating640 of 111185 of 146
Asset utilization rating756 of 111094 of 146

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%2%4%0%0%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%2%4%0%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%102%100%101%101%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%3%6%0%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%-2%0%-1%-1%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%83%79%71%80%85%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%73%79%103%108%99%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
82%60%63%73%87%84%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%27%21%-3%-8%1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%55%58%-14%-31%4%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
8%14%15%29%20%15%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.331.231.532.032.152.01
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.241.931.682.182.131.92
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.022.372.574.414.593.87
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
18.815.083.561.671.862.38
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.050.200.280.600.540.42
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.624.063.361.091.211.80
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
7%17%30%52%50%44%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%7%13%24%24%22%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
67%68%46%24%23%28%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$1,544,911$1,080,943$505,798$562,695$738,498
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,800$0$0$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,546,711$1,080,943$505,798$562,695$738,498
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,441,946$735,566$594,332$637,789$681,246
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,441,946$735,566$594,332$637,789$681,246
Total assets$2,988,657$1,816,509$1,100,130$1,200,484$1,419,744
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$4,600$3,385$3,722$3,284$10,321
Other current liabilities$300,000$300,000$300,000$300,000$300,000
Total current liabilities$304,600$303,385$303,722$303,284$310,321
Debt$204,302$235,339$264,654$291,512$316,962
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$204,302$235,339$264,654$291,512$316,962
Total liabilities$508,902$538,724$568,376$594,796$627,283
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$1,560,805$458,231$29,210$75,595$80,741
With donor restrictions$918,950$819,554$502,544$530,093$711,720
Net assets$2,479,755$1,277,785$531,754$605,688$792,461
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$5,118,807$3,541,578$2,172,578$2,414,023$2,903,818
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$3,518$2,566$2,887$2,997$2,228
Other revenue($82,614)($17,984)($19,071)($23,150)($14,832)
Total other revenue($79,096)($15,418)($16,184)($20,153)($12,604)
Total revenue$5,039,711$3,526,160$2,156,394$2,393,870$2,891,214
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$3,045,540$2,206,735$1,583,945$2,071,933$2,419,895
Management and general$497,398$418,169$646,383$508,710$439,398
Fundraising$124,744$155,225$0$0$0
Total expenses$3,667,682$2,780,129$2,230,328$2,580,643$2,859,293
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$1,372,029$746,031($73,934)($186,773)$31,921
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,372,029$746,031($73,934)($186,773)$31,921

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Paul van GorkomExecutive Direc$111,550
Dennis AndersonDirector$79,250
Terry BaxterCo-Founder$62,000

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022


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History

Co-founded in 2011 by an Iowa farmer and a missionary in the wake of a devastating earthquake in Haiti, GoServ Global is a non-denominational faith-based organization that provides essential humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable in communities around the world.


Program accomplishments

500 + SAFE T HOMES IN HAITI, PERU & UGANDA

600 + AMBASSADORS WHO HAVE SERVED ON A GOSERV GLOBAL MISSION TRIP

500 + CHILDREN EDUCATED IN HAITI AND INDIA

200 + HOMES SERVED AFTER A DOMESTIC DISASTER

1000 + BAPTIZED IN INDIA AND HAITI

4500 + SERVED BY MEDICAL CLINICS


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