Leadership Ministries Worldwide

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Leadership Ministries Worldwide ("LMW") is an international, interdenominational ministry committed to serving the whole body of Christ. Its primary mission is to win others to Jesus Christ through distribution of "The Preacher's Outline & Sermon Bible" and a related series of "Outline Bible" materials, in conjunction with auxiliary activities necessary for that distribution. The Preacher's Outline & Sermon Bible materials were created for Pastors, Preachers, Missionaries or Campus Ministry Workers. The Teacher's Outline & Study Bible seeks to help Bible study leaders study, lead, or teach a 30 - 45 minute, verse-by-verse Bible study. LMW seeks to produce Biblical materials which are presented from a centrist position with no one denomination's doctrine or interpretation. Authors, from the very beginning over 25 years ago, felt God would have them remain anonymous.

Contact information

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

Website: lmw.org

Phone: (423) 855-2181

Email: info@lmw.org

Organization details

EIN: 570957346

CEO/President: Neil Harper

Chairman: Ron Lyles

Board size: 9

Founder: Board of Directors

Ruling year: 1992

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 03/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1995


The Vision: To equip pastors for gospel-centered ministry by placing 1 million LMW resources into the hands of pastors and leaders worldwide in 2021.

The Purpose: To glorify God by distributing The Preacher's Outline & Sermon Bible® and derivative works worldwide to equip pastors, teachers, and lay-leaders for gospel-centered ministry so that their understanding might be enriched and their preaching and teaching of God's Word enhanced.

Mission statement

To see every pastor prepared to faithfully answer God's call to share the gospel-allowing the Holy Spirit to transform lives and build healthy churches as the Bible is preached.

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 rating286 of 10228 of 24
Fund acquisition rating680 of 102413 of 24
Resource allocation rating145 of 10244 of 24
Asset utilization rating349 of 10229 of 24

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Balance sheet
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
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
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
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
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
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)


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

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 10/27/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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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