Christian Renewal Ministries, Inc.

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Renewal Mission is a ministry organization that spreads the gospel of Christ and helps believers grow. It was produced during a retreat held by a Chinese believer in the Midwest of the United States during the Thanksgiving weekend of 1971. At that time, everyone felt that there were very few spiritual books in Chinese, and what good books were there in the English publishing industry? Therefore, I am willing to make a concerted effort to translate some spiritual books into Chinese, so I named this organization "China Christian Translation Center". Since January 1986, the name was changed to "Renewal Missionary Society" due to the addition of co-workers and in order to cooperate with various aspects of service.

Contact information

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


Phone: (732) 828-4545

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 591724840

CEO/President: Ting W Lee

Chairman: Mr. Paul L. Chang

Board size: 8

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 to use various channels and media so that our ministry can help Chinese believers grow in the Lord, renew their spiritual life, and then help the church renew.

There are four divisions in the Renewal Missionary Society's work. The first department is the writing work, including: making commentary Bibles such as the New International Chinese Version Study Bible, the Seeking Bible, etc.; issuing the "Renewal Monthly" which is given 10 times a year; Spiritual books; making disciple training materials, adult Sunday school materials and Bible study materials, etc.

The second department is evangelism and service, including: pulpit supply, discipleship training (discipleship training to provide "Saints Equipment" and cultivation training for "Abundant Life", etc.), reading management and updating pulpit tapes, etc.

The third department is mission work. Since 1993, it has been engaged in mission work in northern Myanmar and Outer Mongolia, and now it has expanded to Thailand and other pioneering areas. Our mission strategy starts with evangelism, and the ultimate goal is to help these saved people. Through updated teaching materials and personal training, their spiritual life will grow, and at the same time, they will lead to the spiritual revival of our church and establish a missionary entrustment. church. With more than 20 years of experience in success and failure, we have served from ethnic minorities in remote areas to intellectuals in metropolitan cities, and served ethnic groups all over Thailand, Myanmar and Chuangqi regions.

The fourth department is the Renewal Institute. Since June 2000, Renewal has officially cooperated with Columbia International University Theological Institute (CIU) in South Carolina, USA, to equip the believers who are seeking, provide physical and long-distance theological courses to help students Learn and serve the Lord more effectively. So far, nearly 1,000 people have attended the courses of the Renewal Academy, and at least 20 students have entered CIU afterwards, completed their theological degrees, and are currently serving the Lord in different positions.

Renewal Mission is headquartered in the United States, with branches in Taiwan and Singapore. There are more than 30 renewing co-workers around the world, including co-workers in local branches and mission workshops.

Mission statement

By preaching and analyzing God's words, let God's children understand the meaning of life and God's will for them, so as to renew and reform their lives.

Our motto is "Renewal of believers, renewal of the church".

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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Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating686 of 102235 of 52
Fund acquisition rating199 of 102513 of 53
Resource allocation rating898 of 102547 of 53
Asset utilization rating734 of 102235 of 52

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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

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/24/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


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.