Christian City Inc.

The information on this page was last updated 5/24/2022. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Summary

Nearly 1,000 senior adults and children in crisis are living hope-filled lives in our 500-acre community in Metro Atlanta. We are a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that provides vibrant living, life-changing hope & a community of loving friends.

The 500-acre campus is a unique living community located fifteen minutes south of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The beautifully wooded setting is a convenient drive from Atlanta and suburban communities in the southern crescent such as Fayetteville, Peachtree City, and Newnan. There are seven programs that "live" on the campus:

The Children's Village: Residential Program for youth who are victims of abuse, abandonment or neglect. Each home is staffed by full-time house parents who provide a nurturing family environment.

A Safe Place Runaway & Homeless Youth Program: Children in crisis can go to over 70 Safe Place locations in the metro Atlanta area if they feel they are in danger. As a licensed National Safe Place agency, our staff is on call 24/7 to bring these children to safety at Christian City.

The Crossroads Foster Care & Adoption Program was launched in 2018 to find and equip wonderful families for children in need of a loving home. There are currently more than 12,000 children in foster care in the state of Georgia alone.

The Thrive Graduate Transition Program helps our high school graduates prepare for independent living.

An affordable active senior living community for adults age 65+ in a serene and convenient location with amenities to encourage a vibrant lifestyle. Active senior living residences include 287 subsidized apartments and 212 life-lease patio homes.

A highly rated healthcare facility, operated by PruittHealth, that includes 150 assisted living units and a 200-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. Memory care and Alzheimer's support units are included.

An active volunteer program that provides hundreds of opportunities for residents of Christian City and the nearby communities to serve on our campus.

Christian City is full of opportunities for people to live, thrive, get involved, serve and give. Whether you are looking for a home, a cause to support, a volunteer opportunity or a career move, you can find your place at Christian City.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Christian City Inc.
7345 Red Oak Rd
Union City, GA 30291

Website: christiancity.org

Phone: 770-964-3301

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 580917609

CEO/President: Keith Horton

Chairman: Mike Harbin

Board size: 19

Founder: Jim & Dura Dyer, Byron & Rosie Marie Harper

Ruling year: 1965

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1994


Purpose

Christian City envisions a world where the most vulnerable among us have a safe home and loving community enabling them to thrive. Our ministries are centered on the love of Jesus Christ.


Mission statement

Our Mission is to extend Christ's call to love your neighbor through housing, health care and crisis intervention for children, families and older adults.


Statement of faith

Christian City is open to all people regardless of their worldview. Our Christian faith compels us to serve all. The teachings and actions of Jesus Christ provide clear direction on how to apply Christian principles in today's diverse society. The best way to put it is as follows:

Love your "neighbor." Who is your neighbor? Every person - regardless of their beliefs, race, socio-economic status or lifestyle.

Support and care for the poor.

Support and care for children and widows.

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Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating1022 of 103377 of 79
Fund acquisition rating909 of 103567 of 79
Resource allocation rating960 of 103574 of 79
Asset utilization rating981 of 103372 of 79

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%21%13%8%9%5%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%9%6%4%3%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
79%44%44%45%38%25%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%7%6%3%4%2%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
21%56%56%55%62%75%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
80%69%73%62%56%53%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
89%124%89%111%79%69%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
69%85%65%69%44%37%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
11%-24%11%-11%21%31%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
14%-6%4%-3%6%8%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%24%20%35%40%45%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.800.250.240.240.160.13
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
2.135.905.195.375.584.93
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.691.481.251.300.900.64
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
10.941.191.421.491.480.94
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.840.710.670.671.06
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.251.312.833.014.36-1.16
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%24%20%29%27%27%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
2%6%4%4%4%4%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
102%301%331%292%450%569%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$4,345,852$4,968,191$4,927,843$4,304,015$4,918,681
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$167,138$210,855$268,808$409,225$77,843
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,512,990$5,179,046$5,196,651$4,713,240$4,996,524
Long-term investments$1,936,604$2,312,158$2,699,159$4,280,404$4,229,240
Fixed assets$17,341,538$17,437,391$17,607,930$10,496,586$9,540,391
Other long-term assets$2,844,696$1,960,818$2,381,495$6,816,221$5,848,564
Total long-term assets$22,122,838$21,710,367$22,688,584$21,593,211$19,618,195
Total assets$26,635,828$26,889,413$27,885,235$26,306,451$24,614,719
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$1,334,930$1,104,928$1,370,190$1,368,158$672,394
Other current liabilities$2,450,139$2,549,124$2,128,739$1,806,426$4,630,827
Total current liabilities$3,785,069$3,654,052$3,498,929$3,174,584$5,303,221
Debt$1,485,085$997,885$997,733$996,827$1,000,000
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,224,537$816,816$3,631,549$3,053,702$244,536
Total long-term liabilities$2,709,622$1,814,701$4,629,282$4,050,529$1,244,536
Total liabilities$6,494,691$5,468,753$8,128,211$7,225,113$6,547,757
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$19,241,655$20,354,308$18,678,991$17,330,956$17,392,319
With donor restrictions$899,482$1,066,352$1,078,033$1,750,382$674,643
Net assets$20,141,137$21,420,660$19,757,024$19,081,338$18,066,962
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$2,349,834$3,209,573$2,726,045$2,033,964$1,133,849
Program service revenue$2,555,384$3,574,878$3,223,894$2,989,836$3,186,665
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$56,614$0$49,805$141,725$180,063
Other revenue$439,452$483,635$83,197$180,579$77,563
Total other revenue$3,051,450$4,058,513$3,356,896$3,312,140$3,444,291
Total revenue$5,401,284$7,268,086$6,082,941$5,346,104$4,578,140
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$4,582,248$4,738,552$4,215,000$2,354,134$1,695,069
Management and general$1,603,632$1,315,947$2,333,972$1,700,114$1,417,397
Fundraising$494,927$416,628$214,100$182,417$61,493
Total expenses$6,680,807$6,471,127$6,763,072$4,236,665$3,173,959
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($1,279,523)$796,959($680,131)$1,109,439$1,404,181
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($1,279,523)$796,959($680,131)$1,109,439$1,404,181

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
George MartinCOO$141,700
Lavann LandrumChief Development Officer$136,673
Leonard M RomanoPresident/CEO$82,024
Keith HortonPresident/CEO$74,769

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020


Response from ministry

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History

Christian City was founded in 1965 by a group of concerned citizens from area Christian churches who built the first cottage as a refuge for children in need of a loving home. From the first 50 acres donated by Dr. Byron and Rose Marie Harper, the campus expanded over the years to the 500 acres that we have today.

From the very first days of envisioning the ministry to orphan boys, the founding ministers and area Christian leaders who made up the dream team, felt compelled to launch something that would meet a need, honor God and point people to Jesus Christ.

As the orphanage evolved into organized group homes for boy and girls, and then as programs were added to meet the needs of senior adults, the mission was always the same-minister to all in the name of Jesus.

Today, as the organization has expanded to include affordable housing, retirement villages, programs for rescuing teenagers, nursing and rehab, assisted living, dementia care, and so much more, the commitment to the mission remains the same-to love God by loving our neighbors, especially those who are marginalized, broken and vulnerable.


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