Center for Mission Mobilization

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Summary

Multiplying Mission Movements. The Global church has experienced unprecedented growth over the last 200 years, and we stand in awe that 80 percent of evangelicals reside in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. The mission sending potential of these populations is immense, but the mission sending from these countries to those who have no access to the gospel has not yet reached its potential.

This is no small task. It will take all of God's people working together to reach all of God's world. Please join us, pray with us, support us, and work alongside us to raise up laborers for the harvest.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Center for Mission Mobilization
PO Box 3556
Fayetteville, AR 72702

Website: mobilization.org

Phone: 800-595-4881

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 710861654

CEO/President: D.J. Rofkahr

Chairman:

Board size: 9

Founder: Steve Shadrach

Ruling year: 2018

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 08/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2018


Purpose

Revelation 7:9 paints a picture of the end of the story: when every tribe, tongue, and nation worship Jesus Christ as our great King and Redeemer. While Christ has given us the task of reconciliation and making disciples of all nations and people groups, the task remaining is still great. Since 2001, the Center for Mission Mobilization has been working to engage, equip, and connect believers worldwide to their most strategic role in completing the Great Commission.


Mission statement

Our mission is to point those who know and follow Jesus to those with no access to the gospel. We aim to rally the global church to work together in spreading God's glory to the ends of the earth.


Statement of faith

1. God
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.
Gen 1:1; Deuteronomy 4:39; 6:4; Mark 12:29; Is 46:9; 2 Corinthians 13:1; Acts 7:24,28; Heb1:3

2. The Bible
We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.
Psalm 119:160; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Hebrews 1:1-2, 4:12

3. The Human Condition
We believe that God created Adam and Eve, and all of humanity since, in His image, distinctively male and female, to enjoy His fellowship and to fulfill God's will on earth; but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God's saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.
Genesis 1:26-27; 2:7, 22; 3:3-4; Romans 1:18-32; 3:10-23; Ephesians 2:1-3

4. Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ has eternally existed, is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures forever. Jesus - Israel's promised Messiah - was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.
John 1:14-18; Acts 1:11; Romans 3:24-26; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 2:17-18; 10:12; 12:2; 1 John 2:1

5. The Work of Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation. All who repent and believe in Him are declared justified by the Father on the grounds of Jesus' substitutionary death and resurrection. All who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by grace through faith have been regenerated by and baptized in the Holy Spirit. They become, thereby, the children of God, forever, and members of the one true church, the universal Body of Christ.
Mark 1:15; John 1:12; 3:16; 5:24; 14:6; Acts 2:28, 4:12, 11:18; Romans 3:21-26; 5:8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-10; Titus 3:4-7; Hebrews 10:10-12; 1 John 5:11-13

6. The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. It is the Holy Spirit who convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. From the moment of salvation, the Holy Spirit indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers to live a lifestyle pleasing to God. He endows the members of the Church with special gifts which equip believers to accomplish distinct ministries, planned beforehand by God the Father.
John 3:1-8; 15-16; 16:4-15; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12; Galatians 5:16-25; Ephesians 1:13-14; 5:18-21

7. The Church (the Body of Christ)
We believe that the Church, the universal body of Christ, comprises all who have been justified by God's grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord's Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by local churches in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer. The purpose of the Church is to glorify God; two main ways the Church carries this out is through its strategic purpose of leading others to Christ and equipping them for personal ministry.
Matthew 16:13-28; 28:18-20; Acts 2:41-47; 4:1-16; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29; Ephesians 2:19-22; 4:11-13; Hebrews 10:23-25; 1 Peter 5:1-3; Colossians 3:17, Ephesians 1:1-14 (6,12,14)

8. Christian Living
We believe that God's justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God's greatest commandment is for His people to love Him supremely (love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind) and to love others sacrificially (love your neighbor as yourself; even as I have loved you). We live out our faith through obedience to His commands and particularly in obedience to the Great Commission; where we are to make disciples of all nations and therefore do our part in our greatest purpose of spreading God's glory.
Phil 1:6; Matthew 22:37-40; John 14:23; 1 John 2:17; Matthew 7:24; Matthew 28:18-20; Habakkuk 2:14

9. Marriage and Sexuality
We believe that God has established marriage as a lifelong, exclusive relationship between one man and one woman. All intimate sexual activity outside the marriage relationship, whether heterosexual, homosexual, or otherwise, is immoral and therefore sin. God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders reflect God's image and nature. All conduct with the intent to adopt a gender other than one's birth gender is outside of God's design.
Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:24-25; Exodus 20:14, 17; Deuteronomy 22:5; Matthew 19:4-6, 9; Mark 10:6; Romans 1:18-31; I Corinthians 6:9-10, 15-20; Jude 7
10. Christ's Return

We believe in the personal, bodily and glorious return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.
Acts 1:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-28; John 14:1-3; I Thessalonians 4:15-17; Phil 3:20; Titus 2:13; 1 Peter 1:7, 13; 5:4, James 5:7-8; 1 John 2:28; 3:2; Rev 22:7, 12
11. Response and Eternal Destiny

We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ, His death and resurrection. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace.
Acts 17:30; Romans 6:17; Heb 5:9; John 6:29; Romans 1:16; Mark 1:14-15; 1 Thes 1:8-10; John 1:12; John 5:28-29; Matthew 22:23-32; Acts 24:15; John 3:36; Matthew 7:13-14; 25:31-33; Romans 10:13-15; Acts 4:12; John 14:6; Luke 24:46-47; Acts 26:16-18; 1 Cor. 15:1-8; Rev. 20:13; Matt 16:27; Romans 2:8; 1 Thes 1:9; Revelation 14:9-11

Note : The CMM has additional Position Statements that elaborate further on some of these areas as well as address other issues.

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Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

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Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%6%5%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
4%5%4%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%89%89%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%5%5%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%11%11%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%82%84%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
93%95%90%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%77%76%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
7%5%10%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
11%14%33%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%13%11%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.142.062.23
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.291.751.79
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.633.603.99
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
20.9822.6232.29
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.050.040.03
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.703.192.92
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%18%24%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%15%23%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
77%40%34%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019
Cash$1,514,307$1,378,490
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$183,135$166,810
Short-term investments$0$0
Other current assets$0$0
Total current assets$1,697,442$1,545,300
Long-term investments$0$0
Fixed assets$1,268,982$1,224,945
Other long-term assets$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,268,982$1,224,945
Total assets$2,966,424$2,770,245
 
Liabilities20202019
Payables and accrued expenses$75,038$47,853
Other current liabilities$0$0
Total current liabilities$75,038$47,853
Debt$450,000$625,000
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$450,000$625,000
Total liabilities$525,038$672,853
 
Net assets20202019
Without donor restrictions$1,365,911$991,558
With donor restrictions$1,075,475$1,105,834
Net assets$2,441,386$2,097,392
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019
Total contributions$5,724,147$6,067,087
Program service revenue$729,800$779,022
Membership dues$0$0
Investment income$0$0
Other revenue$0$0
Total other revenue$729,800$779,022
Total revenue$6,453,947$6,846,109
 
Expenses20202019
Program services$4,989,975$5,169,132
Management and general$797,318$699,359
Fundraising$322,660$295,504
Total expenses$6,109,953$6,163,995
 
Change in net assets20202019
Surplus (deficit)$343,994$682,114
Other changes in net assets$0$0
Total change in net assets$343,994$682,114

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
L Steve ShadrachExec Director$169,254
John PattonChief Operations Officer$88,474

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2016


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History

The Early Days

The CMM began as a ministry to other ministries, providing resources and training to build up the body of Christ to complete the Great Commission. We were originally named The BodyBuilders after Ephesians 4:12, "And He gave some... for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ." Steve Shadrach founded this ministry after establishing and handing over two other ministries to the next generation of leadership: the collegiate ministries of Student Mobilization and The Traveling Team. With a desire to cast a global vision and provide resources to more churches, mission agencies, and campus ministries, The BodyBuilders was formed in 2001 with co-founder John Patton.

Identifying the Need: More Laborers for the Harvest

In Matthew 9:37, Jesus told the disciples that the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. With 40% of the world's people groups still unreached with the gospel, the greatest need is for more laborers to go to the unreached where few are harvesting. The heartbeat of the CMM is to mobilize the body of Christ to send missionaries from around the globe to the remaining 2.9 billion unreached people.

The CMM has specialized in this need by mobilizing the body of Christ to join in God's kingdom work and by helping Christians overcome common barriers that keep them from serving in God's global mission.

The First 10 Years

A Powerful Potential Workforce: College Students

Throughout the last 200 years of church history, college students have been the ones to lead the church in frontier missions. The CMM has prioritized much of its training and mobilization efforts on students as a significant global work force of laborers to the unreached. In 2003, we published one of the most comprehensive books on collegiate ministry, The Fuel and the Flame, authored by Steve Shadrach. We later launched the Campus Ministry Toolbox (renamed Campus Ministry Today in 2015) website and Campus Ministry Journal in 2010 to influence the trajectory of campus ministry culture. We want to provide insight and tools to build future leaders who are well grounded in evangelism, disciple making, and mission mobilization.

An Obstacle to Overcome: Funding Christian Workers

If the greatest need is for more laborers, one of the greatest obstacles that keeps many Christians from entering or staying in full-time ministry is raising financial support. The majority of workers around the world are "faith missionaries" who rely upon the financial support of other Christians to fund their ministry efforts. This is why the CMM began creating a suite of resources in 2001 under Support Raising Solutions - to provide biblical and practical support raising training to full-time Christian workers.

Children: The Future of Missions

After mobilizing students, churches, and ministry workers for a decade, the CMM recognized the strategic potential of children and families in God's global purpose. We cannot overlook this significant population in the global church, since God decreed from the beginning that His promise would come through families. He described His covenant with Abraham in Genesis 18:19, "For I have chosen [Abraham], that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring to Abraham what he has promised him" (emphasis added). Weave was born in 2013 to invite families, from the toddler to the parent, to be a part of changing the world. Weave's website, training, and resources help align the hearts of families with God's global purpose by equipping them to define, embrace, and live out their unique role in advancing the Kingdom and grow to their fullest potential in Christ.

Frontier Mobilization: A New Paradigm

For years, mobilizers were described as people who wanted to go to the unreached, but who were "willing to stay in their home culture to mobilize others." But in 2010, a new leader in our organization began to redefine mobilization in light of the worldwide imbalance of mission sending. While 80% of the evangelical church now resides in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, 75% of the missionaries are still coming from the West. Considering these numbers, we in the Western church must be as strategic with our mobilizers as we are with our missionaries. If we challenge missionaries go to where the greatest need for the gospel is (to the unreached), then we must challenge mobilizers to go to where the greatest need for mobilization is (to the unsent). This concept has transformed the CMM into a sending agency - not of missionaries, but of mobilizers. In 2011, the CMM launched its first team of frontier mobilizers into the Middle East, and has since continued launching mobilization teams into strategic regions around the world with high evangelical populations.

As we have pioneered the concept of frontier mobilization, we have also begun to understand the need for different types and stages of mobilization. Large group mobilization efforts focus on mission education, vision casting, and rallying Christians to the cause of world evangelization. Mobilization through discipleship is done in small groups or one-on-one, with an emphasis on living out a World Christian lifestyle together, and multiplying one's self as a mobilizer. At the CMM, we recognize the value of both styles of mobilization. While we continue to practice large group mobilization and vision casting in order to sow broadly and lay a groundwork for our field mobilizers, we feel God has called us to specialize in discipleship based mobilization. Our main focus is on multiplying World Christians, mobilizers, and goers.


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