Christian Renewal Ministries, Inc.

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Christian Renewal Ministries, Inc. ("CRM") is an evangelical, inter-denominational parachurch organization dedicated to preaching, discipleship training, and mass-media ministries, especially literature to the Chinese. Founded in 1971, the ministry has its headquarters in New Jersey, with branch offices in Taiwan and Singapore. One of CRM's latest important publications is the Chinese version of NIV Study Bible.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Christian Renewal Ministries, Inc.
200 North Main St.
Milltown, NJ 08850-1418


Phone: (732) 828-4545


Organization details

EIN: 591724840

CEO/President: Ting W Lee

Chairman: Mr. Paul L. Chang

Board size: 5

Founder: Pastor Li Dingwu

Ruling year: 1979

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Our vision is that through various channels and media, our ministry can help Chinese believers grow in the Lord, renew their spiritual lives, and help the church renew.

Mission statement

By preaching and analyzing God's words, God's children can understand the meaning of life and God's intentions for themselves, so that their lives will be renewed and life reformed.

Statement of faith

1. We believe that the entire Bible is a complete and unerring revelation of God and the highest authority in our faith and life.

2. We believe in the one true God of the Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit have the same honor and glory.

3. Man is created by God. Everyone who fell into a sinner in Adam needs God's salvation. Repentant sinners rely on God's grace to be reborn, and are justified by faith in Jesus Christ, and receive the promised eternal life.

4. Jesus Christ is a perfect God and a perfect man, born of the virgin Mary conceived by the Holy Spirit. He died on the cross, shed blood for atonement, rose from the dead on the third day, ascended to heaven, in God the Father Intercession for all the saints on the right.

5. The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Triune God. The work of the Holy Spirit is to convict and regenerate people, lead us into various truths, and empower people to live a holy life and bear witness to the Lord.

6. The repentant believer who turns to God has a new life separated from sin. He wants to bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit, live out the glory of Christ, and preach the Lord's gospel.

7. Jesus will personally return according to His promise to judge the living and the dead.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating707 of 102234 of 53
Fund acquisition rating205 of 102413 of 53
Resource allocation rating883 of 102446 of 53
Asset utilization rating775 of 102234 of 53

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$493,641$508,956$525,659$528,521$547,484
Short-term investments$864,595$635,145$749,010$607,677$608,232
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,914,978$1,611,830$1,683,778$1,469,576$1,433,806
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$76,932$81,243$85,554$90,065$94,577
Other long-term assets$0$17,200$19,456$2,850$3,695
Total long-term assets$76,932$98,443$105,010$92,915$98,272
Total assets$1,991,910$1,710,273$1,788,788$1,562,491$1,532,078
Payables and accrued expenses$66,630$61,720$45,873$32,774$9,638
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$66,630$61,720$45,873$32,774$9,638
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$66,630$61,720$45,873$32,774$9,638
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$1,925,280$1,648,553$1,742,915$1,529,717$1,522,440
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,925,280$1,648,553$1,742,915$1,529,717$1,522,440
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$641,214$538,325$598,969$554,190$499,408
Program service revenue$268,143$19,275$130,989$20,757$24,164
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$13,337$10,836$24,271$22,782$31,823
Other revenue$60,553$54,710$50,210$53,821$77,702
Total other revenue$342,033$84,821$205,470$97,360$133,689
Total revenue$983,247$623,146$804,439$651,550$633,097
Program services$536,893$440,269$503,441$469,620$487,739
Management and general$241,837$135,365$202,505$129,982$99,239
Total expenses$789,560$586,543$717,210$610,973$597,023
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$193,687$36,603$87,229$40,577$36,074
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$193,687$36,603$87,229$40,577$36,074


Ting W LeeExecutive Director$58,000

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 8/23/2021. To update the information below, please email:


CRM started out in 1971 as the Christian Chinese Translation Center with main emphasis in translating Christian literature into Chinese. Over the years, services were expanded into other areas. To reflect this broadening scope of ministry, the present name was adopted in January 1986.

In December 1987, an independent CRM Board was established in Taiwan to promote CRM ministries on that populous island. And in January 1988, a CRM branch office opened in Hong Kong. During 1992 a CRM branch was opened in Singapore, in 1996 a branch opened in Malaysia.

Program accomplishments

CRM's accomplishments and programs include some of the following:

Literature Ministries:
CRM continues to publish Chinese translation of Christian books on a variety of topics including: Christian growth, apologetics, evangelism, theology, and Hermeneutics. In addition, CRM publishes Adult Sunday School Materials, Bible Study Guides, Gospel Pamphlets, Study Bibles, etc.. A major work, the New Testament portion of the New International Version (NIV) Study Bible began its first printing in 1991. The complete NIV Study Bible had its first publishing in November of 1996. Since 1978, the Renewal Journal, a monthly publication, has been sent to Chinese Christians around the world upon request. The purpose of the Journal is to encourage and motivate readers to follow and serve the Lord as well as providing information about CRM ministries. Its monthly circulation in North America exceeds 9,000.

Pulpit Ministry:
Ministry to churches, Bible study groups, retreats, fellowship groups, etc.

Discipleship Training (DT) and seminars:
Using "Equipping the Saints", material published by CRM, DT uses the principle of spiritual multiplication in training disciples to bear fruit for God and thus accomplish the Great Commission of Christ. Seminars on various topics are also conducted to assist church leaders in their personal growth as well as equipping others for Christian service.