Mission to the World, PCA

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Summary

MTW is the global missions-sending agency of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).

MTW seeks to make disciples of Christ of all nations by planting and revitalizing churches worldwide, and transforming communities around these churches by showing God's love.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Mission to the World
PO Box 744165
Atlanta, GA 30374-4165

Website: www.mtw.org

Phone: (678) 823-0004

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 582325982

CEO/President: Dr. Lloyd Kim

Chairman: Rev. Patrick Womack

Board size: 14

Founder:

Ruling year: 1998

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1981


Purpose

Mission to the World PCA, Inc. (MTW) is the mission sending agency of the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA). Our purpose is grounded in our vision, mission, and values.

OUR VISION: The Gospel of the Kingdom Advancing Throughout the World

We want the gospel to spread throughout the world, the Church to grow, Satan's kingdom destroyed, and Christ's reign extended to the ends of the earth.

OUR MISSION: Making Disciples Among All Nations

We are called to be obedient to the Great Commission by teaching people to follow Jesus as Lord and Savior, to be baptized, and to obey all that Jesus commands.

OUR VALUES:

Church - the establishment, growth, and maturity of the Church in all our ministry efforts

Grace-based - Community, life, and ministry shaped by God's grace for us in His Son, Jesus Christ

Reformed & Covenantal - A ministry that is guided, inspired, and shaped by our theology

Mercy, Justice, & the Love of God - A love for God that is demonstrated through acts of mercy and justice


Mission statement

Making Disciples Among All Nations

We are called to be obedient to the Great Commission by teaching people to follow Jesus as Lord and Savior, to be baptized, and to obey all that Jesus commands


Statement of faith

THE BIBLE
The Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice. There is one God, eternal and self-existing in three persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) who are to be equally loved, honored, and adored.

THE FALL
All mankind participated in Adam's fall from his original sinless state and is thus lost in sin and totally helpless.

BAPTISM
Baptism is a sign of God's covenant and is properly administered to children of believers in their infancy as well as to those who come as adults to trust in Christ.

THE PERSEVERANCE OF THE SAINTS
Those sinners whom the Spirit quickens, come to believe in Christ as Savior by the Word of God, are born again, become sons of God, and will persevere to the end.

JUSTIFICATION
Justification is by faith and through it the undeserving sinner is clothed with the righteousness of Christ.

SALVATION
The goal of God's salvation in the life of the Christian is holiness, good works, and service for the glory of God.

THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD
The Sovereign God, for no other reason than His own unfathomable love and mercy, has chosen lost sinners from every nation to be redeemed by the quickening power of the Holy Spirit and through the atoning death and resurrection of His son, Jesus Christ.

HEAVEN & HELL
At death the Christian's soul passes immediately into the presence of God and the unbeliever's soul is eternally separated from God unto condemnation.

JESUS CHRIST WILL RETURN TO EARTH
Jesus Christ will return to earth, visibly and bodily, at a time when He is not expected, to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.

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Transparency grade

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating954 of 1025113 of 126
Fund acquisition rating751 of 102781 of 126
Resource allocation rating821 of 102799 of 126
Asset utilization rating896 of 1025110 of 126

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%8%7%9%9%9%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
4%6%6%9%7%8%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%82%76%102%81%88%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%8%7%9%8%9%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%18%24%-2%19%12%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%76%81%81%81%83%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
93%83%81%107%87%90%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
76%63%66%87%70%74%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
7%17%19%-7%13%10%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
11%8%10%-3%7%5%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%16%12%10%11%8%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.140.350.410.460.430.44
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.291.741.811.801.791.77
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.630.610.750.830.770.79
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
20.9821.1932.5142.8238.2054.56
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.050.050.030.020.030.02
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.7918.6415.5314.1415.2314.98
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%6%6%6%6%6%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
78%266%227%205%218%213%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$6,023,672$4,136,548$4,765,592$5,930,945$3,616,073
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$598,573$921,233$671,626$505,050$450,725
Short-term investments$86,354,196$77,079,010$68,375,703$70,938,028$67,881,465
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$92,976,441$82,136,791$73,812,921$77,374,023$71,948,263
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$9,817,554$10,292,017$10,824,609$10,018,411$9,381,840
Other long-term assets$59,319,426$55,850,186$48,152,154$50,915,535$46,323,741
Total long-term assets$69,136,980$66,142,203$58,976,763$60,933,946$55,705,581
Total assets$162,113,421$148,278,994$132,789,684$138,307,969$127,653,844
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$2,468,880$2,526,135$1,723,810$2,025,667$1,318,628
Other current liabilities$1,918,630$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$4,387,510$2,526,135$1,723,810$2,025,667$1,318,628
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$527,131$527,131$527,131$527,131$527,131
Other long-term liabilities$5,538,557$5,515,745$5,183,803$6,205,340$5,472,804
Total long-term liabilities$6,065,688$6,042,876$5,710,934$6,732,471$5,999,935
Total liabilities$10,453,198$8,569,011$7,434,744$8,758,138$7,318,563
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$112,016,138$103,598,741$87,874,142$89,249,463$77,037,300
With donor restrictions$39,644,085$36,111,242$37,480,798$40,300,368$43,297,981
Net assets$151,660,223$139,709,983$125,354,940$129,549,831$120,335,281
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$56,324,864$57,737,088$58,156,466$55,857,056$55,189,883
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$10,648,807$15,137,050($3,516,448)$10,120,329$5,979,525
Other revenue$2,005,292$3,005,804$2,338,528$2,601,980$1,896,698
Total other revenue$12,654,099$18,142,854($1,177,920)$12,722,309$7,876,223
Total revenue$68,978,963$75,879,942$56,978,546$68,579,365$63,066,106
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$43,276,450$49,806,713$49,816,557$48,161,995$46,721,642
Management and general$9,333,141$7,516,396$5,964,695$6,313,152$4,802,759
Fundraising$4,419,132$4,201,790$5,392,185$4,889,668$5,064,059
Total expenses$57,028,723$61,524,899$61,173,437$59,364,815$56,588,460
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$11,950,240$14,355,043($4,194,891)$9,214,550$6,477,646
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$11,950,240$14,355,043($4,194,891)$9,214,550$6,477,646

Compensation

Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.


Response from ministry

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History

1970s

Founding of Mission to the World
In 1973, a group of gospel-centered, Reformed churches broke off from the theologically liberal Presbyterian Church in the United States to form the Presbyterian Church of America. Among the PCA's stated reasons for leaving was the PCUS's "departure from evangelism and missions as the primary role of the Church." Global missions was a priority from the very beginning.

Later that same year, Mission to the World (MTW) was formed as the fledgling denomination's international missions agency, with 25-year missions veteran and leader John Kyle appointed as its first coordinator. In the beginning, MTW had just 11 missionaries and three missionary candidates. Over the next three years, John helped the agency grow to more than 100 missionaries serving in 20 countries across the globe, including at Christ College in Taiwan and major church planting efforts in Korea and Mexico.

1980s

Under Paul's leadership, MTW began strategically targeting global cities for church planting initiatives, ministering primarily to the middle- and upper-classes-a tactic aimed at transforming urban cultural centers with the power of the gospel. During these years, MTW also increased its global ministry focus on reaching unreached people groups, planting Reformed churches, and sending teams to minister in Third World contexts-continually growing both its missionary staff and the number of countries reached.

Hand in hand with its primary works of evangelism, discipleship, and church planting, MTW also worked to serve the physical needs of the world's most vulnerable in the wake of natural or man-made disasters. When a typhoon caused a massive tidal wave in the Bay of Bengal, MTW responded with relief teams and funds to aid refugees in South Asia. When famine struck Bangladesh, Haiti, and the Sahel region of Africa, MTW sent food and aid. From the very beginning, MTW paired ministries of mercy and justice with evangelism and long-term church planting efforts.

In 1983, MTW merged with World Presbyterian Missions, nearly doubling MTW's number of missionaries. During that same year, MTW sent out 36 young adults on its first ever summer mission program, Servants in Missions Abroad (SIMA), beginning a short-term missions trip initiative that would grow enormously in the years to come.

When Paul McKaughan resigned as coordinator in 1987-leaving to serve on the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelism-Carl Wilhelm, the MTW Committee's Coordinator of Overseas Operations, stepped in as acting coordinator for one year. In 1988, John Kyle returned to MTW, serving his second term as coordinator until 1994.

1990s

By the early '90s, MTW missionaries were serving more than 24,000 people in more than 900 churches across the globe. During this time MTW also started a leadership development program to equip and empower all leaders of church-planting teams and began researching tent-making opportunities to enable missionaries to better serve in areas closed to missionary activity.

All the while, with the same aim of cultivating future career missionaries, MTW continually expanded its short-term and summer missions opportunities. By 1999, 3,840 people went on short-term or summer mission trips through MTW. By 2005, those numbers hit an all-time high of 7,500 participants.

2000s

During the early 2000s, MTW began to emphasize its role as a facilitator or partner, helping PCA churches in the United States achieve their Great Commission goals and partnering with local Christian leaders across the globe-empowering them to plant and lead local churches rather than primarily depending on American missionaries to do so.

When the 2008 economic recession took its toll on the American Church, MTW's global church planting ministries continued to thrive and expand-particularly in Asia. Decades of faithful ministry in the Philippines resulted in more than 50 churches planted. By 2010, MTW missionaries were able to completely turn this ministry over to national leadership-one milestone of many as missionaries across the globe began to see their work bear fruit for the kingdom.

2010s - Present

The last decade has been one of global upheaval and incredible opportunities for growing the Church and advancing the gospel around the world. In Vanuatu and South Asia, Spirit-driven movements saw thousands come to faith-and MTW missionaries were right in the thick of the evangelism and church planting. As the world became increasingly aware of the scourge of modern-day slavery, MTW church-planting teams in Cambodia and Bulgaria launched anti-trafficking ministries, reaching, discipling, serving, and empowering women and children trapped in the sex trade. When conflict in Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia spurred a global refugee crisis, MTW missionaries in Greece and Germany opened their hearts and the doors of their churches to serve the displaced with gospel-driven love.

LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD

Over nearly a half century of ministry, MTW's size and kingdom impact have grown enormously: from a scrappy handful of missionaries with a budget of just $100,000 to a global agency comprised of 625 long-term missionaries, 73 two-year missionaries, and 822 national partners serving in 102 different countries around the world.

Today, all across the globe, MTW missionaries are planting churches, discipling university students, and training local Christian leaders with solid, Reformed theology. Medical missionaries serve the poor in the mountains of Peru and the slums of Ethiopia; artists use their craft as a vehicle for evangelism, discipleship, and expressing the beauty of our Creator in Germany and Japan; and entrepreneurs start business as missions enterprises in countries hostile to the Christian faith. The particular callings pursued by our missionaries are diverse, and yet the Church is at the center of each.


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