Proverbs 31 Ministries

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Summary

Proverbs 31 Ministries is a non-denominational, non-profit Christian ministry that seeks to lead women into a personal relationship with Christ, with Proverbs 31:10-31 as a guide.

At Proverbs 31 Ministries, we're passionate about providing you with the resources you need to dig deeper into God's Word every day. Our different ministries have been created so you would know the Truth and live the Truth ... because it changes everything.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Proverbs 31 Ministries
PO Box 3189
Matthews, NC 28106

Website: proverbs31.org

Phone: 877-731-4663

Email: info@proverbs31.org


Organization details

EIN: 561989197

CEO/President: Lysa TerKeurst

Chairman: Steve Brown

Board size: 6

Founder: Lysa TerKeurst

Ruling year: 1997

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2004


Purpose

"Hi friend,

Just in case you've ever gotten a sinking feeling of not quite measuring up at the mention of the Proverbs 31 woman in the Bible, I think I should quickly admit, me too.

When I helped start Proverbs 31 Ministries over twenty years ago, I had never read Proverbs chapter 31. A friend on our team thought of the name and I thought it sounded good.

A few months into this ministry adventure it dawned on me that maybe I should actually read these scriptures. And when I did, I felt I should resign.

I remember thinking this Proverbs 31 woman was perfect. She was someone who had it all together. It seemed like she actually enjoyed cooking and cleaning. She raised flawless children who never had outbursts. She never had issues with her friends. She stayed balanced with her finances. And she never had hormonal responses to the problems that came her way.

I honestly didn't feel like I could measure up.

But I quickly came to realize it wasn't her activity but rather the Proverbs 31 woman's identity that mattered the most.

A Proverbs 31 woman is, at her core, someone who seeks the Lord in everything she does and trusts Him wholeheartedly with her life. The mission behind our ministry is to meet women right where they are in the real, hard places we all experience and to intersect God's Word right there. Because we truly believe when we know the Truth and live the Truth, it changes everything. Our hearts. Our families. Our communities.

We also believe that, while many of us have physical access to the Bible, we are lacking personal access to the Bible. So, every day my team and I walk toward eradicating biblical poverty. Everything we do at Proverbs 31 Ministries is to equip you to open God's Word with a sense of excitement and expectation instead of hesitation or confusion.

Here are some of the things we offer to help you confidently approach Scripture so you can find the Christ-centered encouragement and answers you need:

First 5 app

Encouragement for Today devotions

Online Bible Studies

COMPEL Training

She Speaks Conference

Podcasts

Social Media [Facebook -- Twitter -- Instagram -- Pinterest]

Books and Resources

Speaker Team

Downloadable Resources

We pray you find solid perspectives, rich encouragement and wonderful community with us at Proverbs 31 Ministries.

Many Blessings,

Lysa TerKeurst

President of Proverbs 31 Ministries"


Mission statement

Proverbs 31 Ministries is a non-denominational, non-profit Christian ministry that seeks to lead women into a personal relationship with Christ, with Proverbs 31:10-31 as a guide.


Statement of faith

What We Believe In

One God (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 42:8; James 2:19) in three persons (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14) - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ's deity, virgin birth, sinless humanity, substitutionary death, atoning blood, bodily resurrection and ascension to heaven.

The entire Bible as God's infallible revelation to man.

Salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone.

Each person having been created in the image of God. (Genesis 1:26) Then, as an image-bearer of God, all of humanity has intrinsic worth and dignity reflecting the image they bear.

The one true Church, the body of Christ, consisting of all believers.

The resurrection of the body: eternal glory for believers in the new heaven and new earth (Isaiah 65:17, 66:22; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1) and everlasting punishment for unbelievers in hell.

The importance of obedience to our Lord's command to lead people of all nations to faith in Christ and to grow in Christ-likeness.

Christ's personal return to establish His Kingdom on earth.

The Holy Spirit's indwelling and empowering of believers, which is given as a seal and a pledge of our inheritance in Christ Jesus.

God's creation of man and woman, and marriage as a holy union between a man and a woman.

The Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible, as the inspired and infallible Word of God, serves as the final authority and source of what we believe concerning truth, morality and proper conduct.

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Transparency grade

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating600 of 102244 of 74
Fund acquisition rating556 of 102439 of 74
Resource allocation rating455 of 102440 of 74
Asset utilization rating681 of 102246 of 74

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%6%9%12%13%9%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
4%3%5%5%6%5%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
86%49%53%45%49%55%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%4%6%6%7%7%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
14%51%47%55%51%45%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%81%79%79%75%77%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%75%84%89%89%76%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
74%61%67%71%67%58%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%25%16%11%11%24%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
7%25%19%14%16%39%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%15%15%15%17%17%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.990.640.921.071.151.02
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.381.131.051.071.341.36
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.520.720.961.141.541.38
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
12.4015.3116.1614.1512.5311.08
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.070.060.070.080.09
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
7.1715.5711.689.817.187.91
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%13%6%7%6%16%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%7%0%0%0%9%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
85%136%102%88%82%83%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$3,659,799$2,124,460$2,422,031$1,359,640$1,223,548
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$781,951$601,516$928,076$821,226$939,170
Short-term investments$4,034,510$3,685,037$1,816,990$1,331,106$1,105,169
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$8,476,260$6,411,013$5,167,097$3,511,972$3,267,887
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,041,891$168,288$185,821$1,016,880$1,073,414
Other long-term assets$52,772$139,957$153,276$173,717$100,000
Total long-term assets$1,094,663$308,245$339,097$1,190,597$1,173,414
Total assets$9,570,923$6,719,258$5,506,194$4,702,569$4,441,301
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$359,947$277,378$262,741$210,315$218,916
Other current liabilities$193,576$119,439$102,464$69,941$76,069
Total current liabilities$553,523$396,817$365,205$280,256$294,985
Debt$690,000$0$0$0$421,600
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$690,000$0$0$0$421,600
Total liabilities$1,243,523$396,817$365,205$280,256$716,585
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$8,004,433$5,974,474$4,793,022$3,726,389$2,914,205
With donor restrictions$322,967$347,967$347,967$695,924$810,511
Net assets$8,327,400$6,322,441$5,140,989$4,422,313$3,724,716
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$3,994,499$3,908,673$2,951,216$2,967,044$3,262,507
Program service revenue$1,808,115$1,795,118$1,972,607$1,746,172$1,682,865
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$354,407$361,790($5,494)$43,639$3,417
Other revenue$1,993,384$1,293,061$1,675,369$1,341,410$999,257
Total other revenue$4,155,906$3,449,969$3,642,482$3,131,221$2,685,539
Total revenue$8,150,405$7,358,642$6,593,698$6,098,265$5,948,046
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$4,936,622$4,899,019$4,665,053$4,072,495$3,452,660
Management and general$917,421$914,661$861,696$937,092$754,296
Fundraising$251,151$363,510$348,273$391,081$302,074
Total expenses$6,105,194$6,177,190$5,875,022$5,400,668$4,509,030
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$2,045,211$1,181,452$718,676$697,597$1,439,016
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$2,045,211$1,181,452$718,676$697,597$1,439,016

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Lysa TerkeurstPresident$289,177
Meredith BrockExecutive Director of Strategy and Business Development$129,879
Barb SpencerExecutive Director of Finance and Operations$125,388
Contessa SiegnerSenior Director of IT and Operations$116,857

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020


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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/24/2022. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

What began in 1992 as a monthly newsletter has grown into a multifaceted ministry that touches and transforms the lives of women around the world. Through God's direction, Proverbs 31 Ministries has gone from a couple of volunteers folding newsletters in a garage to an international women's ministry reaching hundreds of thousands of women every day with the hope of Jesus Christ. Beginning with a few willing hands and hearts, God has grown this ministry beyond what any of us could ever have imagined. Over the years we have witnessed thousands of salvations, the fastest growing women's devotion now reaching over half a million subscribers, best-selling books, sold out speaking events, numerous magazine articles, and appearances on Focus on the Family, The 700 Club, Oprah and more. Additionally, our She Speaks Conference has equipped and inspired over 5000 women to share the gospel through speaking or writing. As a team, we are humbled to be a part of what God is doing in and through Proverbs 31 Ministries and we can't wait to see what He has in store for the years ahead.


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