China Outreach Ministries, Inc.

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Summary

China Outreach Ministries extends God's love and truth to visiting students and scholars at North American universities. Campus staff and volunteers build relationships through hospitality, practical service, and friendship, leading many to become followers of Christ.

China Outreach Ministries is an incorporated, nonprofit organization committed to the historic evangelical Christian faith. COM works cooperatively with a variety of ministries and churches to serve the whole body of Christ and is not officially connected to a particular church or denomination.


Contact information

Mailing address:
China Outreach Ministries, Inc.
555 Gettysburg Pike
Suite A200
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Website: www.chinaoutreach.org

Phone: (717) 591-3500

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 520883435

CEO/President: Rev. Daniel Su

Chairman: David Mumma

Board size: 13

Founder: Rev. Stephen Wang

Ruling year: 1960

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1984


Purpose

China Outreach Ministries (COM) staff reach out to Chinese students and scholars in university communities across the United States, helping them adapt to life in America and introducing them to Jesus.

We offer hospitality, social activities, conversational English, and a variety of practical services to help Chinese students and scholars succeed.

As we build friendships, we share Christ and offer Bible studies.

We mentor and disciple those who come to Christ and, working with local churches and ministries as much as possible, help believers who return to China become Christ-like leaders for their families, communities, and professions.


Mission statement

China Outreach Ministries is a Christian mission organization which focuses on Giving Christ to China's Future Leaders (i.e. current university students, research scholars, and professionals) at universities and research centers, primarily in North America, by:

...Sharing Christ's love and truth with Chinese scholars and researchers at universities in North America

...Developing caring relationships that open doors to sharing the Gospel with Chinese students and scholars

...Leading them to faith in Christ

...Discipling, training, and mentoring them in Christian faith

...Preparing and positioning them to be multiplying Christian leaders


Statement of faith

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

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating723 of 110495 of 143
Fund acquisition rating324 of 110550 of 143
Resource allocation rating774 of 1105103 of 143
Asset utilization rating842 of 1104102 of 143

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%4%4%3%4%7%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%4%3%3%4%6%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%94%95%85%96%96%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%3%3%3%4%6%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%6%5%15%4%4%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%80%81%81%81%78%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%100%101%84%95%103%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
82%80%82%68%77%80%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%0%-1%16%5%-3%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%0%0%11%3%-2%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
8%16%15%16%15%15%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.320.690.580.550.580.63
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.211.091.081.091.111.13
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.960.750.620.590.650.71
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
18.8172.2560.2186.9262.0585.52
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.050.010.020.010.020.01
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.6715.6918.9319.9818.3016.62
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
7%1%2%1%1%1%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
68%142%171%181%170%157%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$1,862,633$2,123,101$2,335,576$1,743,283$1,580,457
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$17,101$5,246$10,017$0$0
Short-term investments$3,964,520$4,564,716$4,078,421$3,674,875$3,233,120
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$5,844,254$6,693,063$6,424,014$5,418,158$4,813,577
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$507,987$528,744$556,135$580,555$613,324
Other long-term assets$2,011$5,203$8,304$23,068$15,220
Total long-term assets$509,998$533,947$564,439$603,623$628,544
Total assets$6,354,252$7,227,010$6,988,453$6,021,781$5,442,121
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$80,886$111,170$73,910$87,318$56,287
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$80,886$111,170$73,910$87,318$56,287
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$80,886$111,170$73,910$87,318$56,287
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$5,835,758$6,755,352$6,503,874$5,503,886$5,084,287
With donor restrictions$437,608$360,488$410,669$430,577$301,547
Net assets$6,273,366$7,115,840$6,914,543$5,934,463$5,385,834
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$4,158,677$3,928,445$3,867,586$3,540,419$3,221,550
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$234,180$216,048$181,086$179,460$155,127
Other revenue$8,156$2,338$517,566($27,114)($27,860)
Total other revenue$242,336$218,386$698,652$152,346$127,267
Total revenue$4,401,013$4,146,831$4,566,238$3,692,765$3,348,817
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$3,534,001$3,384,868$3,087,562$2,829,891$2,690,839
Management and general$720,125$646,245$607,772$527,742$527,806
Fundraising$154,038$142,066$118,201$137,691$215,857
Total expenses$4,408,164$4,173,179$3,813,535$3,495,324$3,434,502
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($7,151)($26,348)$752,703$197,441($85,685)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($7,151)($26,348)$752,703$197,441($85,685)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Daniel SuPresident$157,935

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022


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History

China Outreach Ministries (COM), initiated by Rev. Stephen Wang, a pastor from China, began in London during the 1950s under the name Chinese Overseas Christian Mission (COCM). In 1959, Fred and Frances Pyke, long-term American missionaries to China, organized COCM/USA, and in the 1960s COCM and COCM/USA began operating as separate organizations. Under the leadership of Rev. Donald McIntosh, COCM/USA began raising funds to support Christian radio broadcasts into China through the programming of Far East Broadcasting Company and later through Trans World Radio.

In 1988 with the influx of thousands of Mainland Chinese graduate students and scholars to U.S. and Canadian campuses, COM began to shift its primary focus to campus ministry in North America. Under the direction of then President Earnest Hummer, COM began placing staff at major campuses where large numbers of Chinese study or do research. The organization became China Outreach Ministries in 1993 and, in 2002, installed its third president, Dr. Glen Osborn. After sixteen years of growth and the addition of a new leadership center, Reverend Daniel Su became the fourth COM president and first Chinese leader of COM.

Over the years COM's ministry has grown from a few campuses in the East to a nationwide ministry among Chinese students and scholars. Campus staff have developed multi-faceted ministries, including friendship evangelism, hospitality, Bible studies, ESL classes, discipleship training, translating and publishing resource materials, and holding retreats and conferences through which Chinese men and women come to Christ and return to China as Christian leaders.


Program accomplishments

Each year thousands of Chinese students and scholars are introduced to the gospel through COM ministry on university campuses. As many become followers of Jesus, we walk alongside them, equipping them to live out their faith in their families, communities, and professions. Each year, COM sends transformed Christian leaders back to China, prepared and committed to being ambassadors of the gospel for their own people and culture.


Needs

To help our staff continue to share the gospel with Chinese students and scholars, please consider joining our support team with a one-time or monthly donation.