Ambassadors For Christ, Inc.

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Summary

Ambassadors For Christ, Inc. (AFC) is an outreach ministry to Chinese students and professionals for Christ. AFC includes literature distribution, book publication, discipleship training, conferences, a collegiate faculty network, and the triennial Chinese Mission Convention. Through these ministries AFC uses every available resource to mobilize Chinese believers to be a vital force for God's kingdom.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Ambassadors For Christ, Inc.
21 Ambassador Drive
Paradise, PA 17562

Website: www.afcinc.org

Phone: (717) 687-8564

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 520798499

CEO/President: Yeou-Cherng Bor

Chairman: Kong Yi

Board size: 15

Founder: Rev. Moses Chow and Rev. Ted and Mrs. Choy

Ruling year: 1964

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1986


Purpose

Reaching Chinese intellectuals for Christ in this generation.


Mission statement

AFC is called by God, in cooperation with local churches, to evangelize and disciple Chinese students and professionals in the United States and other parts of the world, to motivate and equip them to impact the culture for the Lord, and to mobilize and channel them into the service of Christ as a vital force for God's Kingdom.


Statement of faith

We believe that God is a Trinity, manifesting His own God through the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; three persons, but one eternal and existing God.

We believe that the Bible is completely inspired by God, is completely trustworthy, is the most original and infallible, and is the highest standard of our belief and life.

We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, born of the virgin Mary, conceived by the Holy Spirit, holy and sinless, and who gave his blood and blood to atone for the sins of the world; who rose from the dead and ascended into heaven, and will return in his power and glory according to his promise.

We believe that all human beings have fallen into sinners and are in need of God's salvation. Be born again and be saved by trusting in Jesus Christ alone.

We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit to justify and sanctify all who believe and to live holy lives by the Holy Spirit.

We believe that the church is a holy church, belonging to the body of Christ, made up of all true believers, with a mission to bear witness to Christ as head and to preach the good news of the Gospel to the world.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating805 of 110426 of 32
Fund acquisition rating245 of 110510 of 32
Resource allocation rating858 of 110526 of 32
Asset utilization rating990 of 110426 of 32

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%4%7%0%0%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%3%4%0%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
86%82%66%66%60%66%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%4%4%0%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
14%18%34%34%40%34%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%75%78%78%81%79%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
92%73%98%87%100%88%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
74%55%76%68%81%69%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
8%27%2%13%0%12%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
11%13%1%7%0%7%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%21%18%22%19%21%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.150.330.470.470.520.44
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.421.872.366.038.712.78
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.610.621.102.864.511.22
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.6233.5421.247.554.4312.37
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.090.030.050.130.230.08
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.7218.7810.393.642.069.05
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%5%6%2%4%8%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%4%4%0%1%5%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
81%286%202%206%185%209%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20212020201920182017
Cash$1,459,116$1,031,702$564,468$530,889$196,282
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$811,939$1,022,772$1,192,982$627,424$1,088,556
Short-term investments$4,813,164$2,674,797$0$0$2,500,055
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$7,084,219$4,729,271$1,757,450$1,158,313$3,784,893
Long-term investments$0$0$2,573,409$2,416,425$0
Fixed assets$5,982,011$6,207,285$6,264,138$6,508,536$6,722,298
Other long-term assets$204,963$213,375$10,818$0$0
Total long-term assets$6,186,974$6,420,660$8,848,365$8,924,961$6,722,298
Total assets$13,271,193$11,149,931$10,605,815$10,083,274$10,507,191
 
Liabilities20212020201920182017
Payables and accrued expenses$205,642$222,699$191,159$250,846$269,217
Other current liabilities$5,589$0$41,698$10,502$36,814
Total current liabilities$211,231$222,699$232,857$261,348$306,031
Debt$506,067$404,600$0$150,000$541,830
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$506,067$404,600$0$150,000$541,830
Total liabilities$717,298$627,299$232,857$411,348$847,861
 
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$9,061,767$7,950,519$8,100,429$8,133,090$8,378,267
With donor restrictions$3,492,128$2,572,113$2,272,529$1,538,836$1,281,063
Net assets$12,553,895$10,522,632$10,372,958$9,671,926$9,659,330
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20212020201920182017
Total contributions$4,946,396$3,527,252$3,800,391$3,131,245$3,456,202
Program service revenue$794,588$1,663,473$1,734,736$1,906,307$1,675,473
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$233,229$104,300$183,958$175,659$32,468
Other revenue$21,897$28,942$34,387$32,562$79,536
Total other revenue$1,049,714$1,796,715$1,953,081$2,114,528$1,787,477
Total revenue$5,996,110$5,323,967$5,753,472$5,245,773$5,243,679
 
Expenses20212020201920182017
Program services$3,277,483$4,058,972$3,908,178$4,235,365$3,637,221
Management and general$923,081$917,673$1,115,133$988,119$978,056
Fundraising$190,351$230,320$0$0$0
Total expenses$4,390,915$5,206,965$5,023,311$5,223,484$4,615,277
 
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$1,605,195$117,002$730,161$22,289$628,402
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,605,195$117,002$730,161$22,289$628,402

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
David ChowPresident$115,203
Yeoucherng BorCEO$84,284
Fengsuey ChenDirector of$79,564
Paul SchultzController T$59,610

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2021


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History

Like so many powerful Christian ministries, Ambassadors for Christ began as a meeting of concerned people. In 1956 Rev. Moses Chow and Ted and Leona Choy met with Christiana Tsai, the "Queen of the Dark Chamber" in Paradise, PA. The Choys, who worked at that time with International Students Inc. invited Rev. Chow to participate in an upcoming Chinese Bible Study. The event gave birth to ongoing activities including the initial publication of Ambassadors Magazine in the initial publication of Ambassadors Magazine in October 1957. Chinese student ministries gained in urgency and after much prayer for guidance from the LORD, Rev. Chow and the Choys founded Ambassadors for Christ on May 6, 1963.

In 1969 Rev. Moses Chow became Executive Director of Ambassadors for Christ. Under his leadership AFC continued outreach to students and Chinese Bible Study Groups. In addition outreach was launched directly into Europe and Asia via funding and short term mission projects. On June 15, 1974 AFC Headquarters relocated from Washington DC to Paradise, PA, the property having been donated to AFC as a faith step by Christiana Tsai and Mary Leaman in 1966. Over the years, the facility has expanded to accommodate the growing Mainland Chinese Literature and AFC Bookstore operations. In addition the Christiana Tsai Retreat Center, located in the farmhouse at the same location has been continuously updated to house seminars, workshops and retreats.

he following decade saw God's continued blessings on AFC's ministries. Ambassadors Magazine began more frequent bi-monthly publication. In 1977 Rev. Hoy Him Chan, became Executive Director when Rev. Moses Chow pursued missionary work in Southeast Asia. Under Rev. Chan's leadership the first Directory of Chinese churches, Bible Study Groups and Organizations in North America was published in 1980. Also, during this period the Ambassadors for Christ Bookstore was established.

In 1983 Rev. David Chow was affirmed as Executive Director. That December, Chinese Mission '83, the first triennial Chinese Mission Convention, was held in Washington DC. Under Rev. David Chow's leadership, the Mainland Chinese Ministry Department was established in 1985.

During the next years, AFC focused on establishing campus ministries all across the U.S. in cities such as Dallas, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. In addition, the Chinese Christian Faculty Network is establishing relationships between College and University professors for the purpose of coordinating outreach ministries to students in a much wider sphere of influence. Recently, Ambassadors for Christ has launched into such forward reaching ministries as the development of a training and discipleship ministry, ministry in Europe, and a Chinese Mission Convention on the US West Coast, and in the South (Houston, TX).

In years to come, focus is sharpening upon ministry opportunities based in Europe and increasing influence in university campuses around the US. Please pray with us as we seek the next steps that God has planned, in order to reach this generation for Christ.

"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generation. Amen."(Ephesians 3:20 - 21)


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