Leadership Ministries Worldwide

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Summary

Leadership Ministries Worldwide is a non-denominational missions organization committed to equipping pastors and leaders with the Preacher's Outline and Sermon Bible along with related resources for gospel-centered ministry worldwide.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Leadership Ministries Worldwide
1928 Central Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37408

Website: lmw.org

Phone: (423) 855-2181

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 570957346

CEO/President: Neil Harper

Chairman: Ron Lyles

Board size: 9

Founder: Board of Directors

Ruling year: 1994

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1995


Purpose

The Vision: To distribute one million copies of LMW resources including the Preacher's Outline and Sermon Bible® (POSB) and Outline Bible Resources (OBR) to pastors, teachers, and leaders worldwide in 2022.

The Purpose: To glorify God by equipping pastors, teachers, and leaders with the Preacher's Outline & Sermon Bible® and Outline Bible Resources worldwide for gospel-centered ministry to enrich their understanding, preaching, and teaching of God's Word, resulting in healthy churches prepared for ministry work.


Mission statement

We exist to equip ministers, teachers, and lay-leaders in their understanding, preaching, and teaching of God's Word by publishing and distributing worldwide the Preacher's Outline and Sermon Bible® and related Outline Bible Resources to reach and disciple men, women, boys, and girls for Jesus Christ.


Statement of faith

Leadership Ministries Worldwide subscribes to the following statement of faith:

We believe in the verbal and plenary inspiration of the whole Bible as God's inerrant, infallible revelation to man, and to be the only supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

We believe in the only one true and triune God, the sovereign majesty, creator and sustainer of the universe, eternally existing in three persons -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit -- co-eternal in being, nature, power, and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections.

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

We believe in salvation by faith in Jesus Christ alone, without works, and solely by grace -- by believing and receiving Jesus Christ as personal Savior.

We believe that the Holy Spirit regenerates, indwells, and baptizes into the body of Christ, the one true church, consisting of all believers, and that it is God's desire and will that believers demonstrate the fruits of the Spirit in their lives (Gal. 5: 22-23), and that believers set an example of love and oneness in spirit, walking in love and standing fast for the faith of the gospel.

We believe in the need for spiritual growth through Bible study, prayer, witnessing, sacrificial giving, and affiliation in a Bible-believing church.

We believe in obedience to our Lord's command to reach and lead people of all nations to faith and maturity in Jesus Christ.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all mankind -- the saved to eternal life and the unsaved to judgment and punishment without end.

We believe in the imminent rapture of the church, and Christ's personal return to establish His kingdom on earth.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Leadership Training

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating319 of 10338 of 26
Fund acquisition rating731 of 103517 of 26
Resource allocation rating107 of 10353 of 26
Asset utilization rating402 of 103311 of 26

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
9%14%15%18%39%18%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
7%8%10%9%16%9%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
97%56%66%49%40%52%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
8%8%8%7%13%9%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
3%44%34%51%60%48%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
78%86%86%83%80%77%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
93%103%121%129%117%105%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
71%89%103%107%93%82%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
7%-3%-21%-29%-17%-5%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
10%-7%-40%-51%-21%-6%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%7%6%10%7%14%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.502.002.002.141.461.16
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.141.431.611.411.371.24
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.142.863.223.012.011.43
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.709.709.2637.80313.9441.94
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.100.110.030.000.02
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.793.773.323.885.968.17
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
13%7%13%5%2%3%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
44%47%43%44%67%84%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$243,752$279,671$406,436$368,463$333,254
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$98,493$66,273$102,589$396,620$706,548
Short-term investments$0$3,063$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$342,245$349,007$509,025$765,083$1,039,802
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$147,691$214,015$209,332$284,141$240,526
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$6,885
Total long-term assets$147,691$214,015$209,332$284,141$247,411
Total assets$489,936$563,022$718,357$1,049,224$1,287,213
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$35,292$37,676$13,466$2,437$24,792
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$35,292$37,676$13,466$2,437$24,792
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$37,705$24,363$20,727$17,057
Total long-term liabilities$0$37,705$24,363$20,727$17,057
Total liabilities$35,292$75,381$37,829$23,164$41,849
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$387,136$454,810$676,278$857,949$974,363
With donor restrictions$67,508$32,831$4,250$168,111$271,001
Net assets$454,644$487,641$680,528$1,026,060$1,245,364
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$526,143$615,074$583,789$522,666$731,253
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($21,170)$164$18,192$0$194
Other revenue$439,742$315,789$586,943$793,115$681,461
Total other revenue$418,572$315,953$605,135$793,115$681,655
Total revenue$944,715$931,027$1,188,924$1,315,781$1,412,908
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$837,977$963,031$1,274,320$1,222,874$1,154,294
Management and general$65,876$68,210$154,731$106,973$201,808
Fundraising$73,859$92,673$105,405$205,238$134,038
Total expenses$977,712$1,123,914$1,534,456$1,535,085$1,490,140
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($32,997)($192,887)($345,532)($219,304)($77,232)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($32,997)($192,887)($345,532)($219,304)($77,232)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Randall CollinsVice President$120,834
David WorlandPresident$115,154
Noah CraigPresident$49,442

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019


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History

Leadership Ministries Worldwide (LMW) formed in 1992 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to publishing and distributing The Preacher's Outline & Sermon Bible® (POSB). This one-of-a-kind, 44-volume series outlines every verse of scripture and provides a well-resourced commentary on every point. Hundreds of resources were used in writing the POSB, drawing upon a wealth of information as well as theology and original language studies from Christianity's 2,000-year history. There are POSB volumes in 177 countries, with portions of the works translated into 20 languages.


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