Messenger International

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Summary

Messenger International exists to develop uncompromising followers of Christ who transform our world by growing their faith and building their life. It is a ministry of John and Lisa Bevere.

John is an international minister and best-selling author known for his bold and uncompromising approach to God's Word. His resources have been translated into over 111 languages, and over 41 million copies have been given away worldwide.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Messenger International
PO Box 888
Palmer Lake, CO 80133

Website: messengerinternational.org

Phone: 1-800-648-1477

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 593123555

CEO/President: John Bevere

Chairman: John Bevere

Board size: 11

Founder: John and Lisa Bevere

Ruling year: 2018

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2011


Purpose

At our core, we are a group of messengers who believe in the transformational power of God's word and His Spirit.

Teach

Messenger International always has been and always will be committed to the teaching of life-transforming truth. We are transformed through the power of God's Word, so it is our aim to further equip individuals, churches, and leaders through God-inspired teaching.

Reach

We have a dedicated global focus to make these messages available to pastors and leaders regardless of location or financial position. We support this work through the translation and distribution of our resources in over 60 languages and through our broadcast The Messenger which reaches into over 200 nations.

Rescue

The Church is His hands and feet to a lost and hurting world. Poverty and the tyranny of human trafficking have imprisoned multiplied millions. Messenger International is committed to rescue, restoration, and empowerment both near and far.


Mission statement

We're on a mission to revolutionize discipleship across the globe.


Statement of faith

We believe that the Bible is God's Word. It is accurate, authoritative, and applicable to our every day lives.

We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, as both God and man, is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross, and conquered the grave to prove His victory and give us life.

We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and new life, we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.

We believe that in order to live in the fullness of what God intends for us, we need to be baptized in water and filled with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the One who transforms our lives and empower us with spiritual gifts.

We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of believers to meet regularly together for fellowship, prayer, and the breaking of bread.

We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can achieve His purposes for our lives, which is to know Him and make him known in our world of influence.

We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and blessed lives in order to help others more effectively.

We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.

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C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating489 of 103335 of 75
Fund acquisition rating711 of 103546 of 75
Resource allocation rating526 of 103542 of 75
Asset utilization rating266 of 103324 of 75

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median2020
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%9%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
4%6%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
82%71%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%8%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
18%29%
 
Operating ratiosSector median2020
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%79%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
94%81%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
73%64%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
6%19%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
8%37%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%13%
 
Investing ratiosSector median2020
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.911.43
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.351.41
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.452.03
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median2020
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
15.318.02
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.060.12
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
7.345.19
 
Solvency ratiosSector median2020
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%9%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
92%64%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets2020
Cash$4,050,653
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,600,620
Short-term investments$0
Other current assets$429,692
Total current assets$6,080,965
Long-term investments$0
Fixed assets$966,949
Other long-term assets$1,548,935
Total long-term assets$2,515,884
Total assets$8,596,849
 
Liabilities2020
Payables and accrued expenses$328,083
Other current liabilities$429,692
Total current liabilities$757,775
Debt$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0
Other long-term liabilities$0
Total long-term liabilities$0
Total liabilities$757,775
 
Net assets2020
Without donor restrictions$5,173,010
With donor restrictions$2,666,064
Net assets$7,839,074
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue2020
Total contributions$10,757,964
Program service revenue$3,797,211
Membership dues$0
Investment income($319,664)
Other revenue$963,446
Total other revenue$4,440,993
Total revenue$15,198,957
 
Expenses2020
Program services$9,737,270
Management and general$1,637,399
Fundraising$940,713
Total expenses$12,315,382
 
Change in net assets2020
Surplus (deficit)$2,883,575
Other changes in net assets$0
Total change in net assets$2,883,575

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Lisa T BevereVice President$194,346
John P Bevere JrPresident - CEO$184,650
Addison BevereCOO$155,569
Vicky CollingsSecretary/Controller$112,844

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2017


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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 8/10/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


History

Based in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, our location serves as a constant reminder that we are called onward and upward in this great adventure with God.

Our story began back in 1990 with John & Lisa Bevere trekking across the country to preach the Gospel in their Honda Civic.

Since then, we've evolved into a multi-nation, multi-site organization, impacting millions of people worldwide through publishing, traveling and speaking, leadership development initiatives, international broadcast, anti-trafficking/humanitarian work, and MessengerX, our revolutionary discipleship app.

John and Lisa are recognized globally for their boldness and uncompromising approach to Scripture.


Program accomplishments

Messenger International has now given over 41 million resources translated into 111 languages to pastors and leaders in over 226 nations.


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