Commission to Every Nation

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CTEN is a servant organization which helps missionaries fulfill the unique vision God has given them. Through administrative support we provide accountability and help the missionary get to the field. Through pastoral care we help them remain effective and healthy while there.

We are missionaries. Most of our staff raise their own support. This keeps our overhead low, allows more resources to reach the field, and enables us to provide better counsel and support to our family of missionaries.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Commission to Every Nation
PO Box 291307
Kerrville, TX 78029-1307


Phone: (830) 896-8326

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 742730294

CEO/President: Bill Barthelemy / Richard Malm

Chairman: Richard Malm

Board size: 8

Founder: Rick and Jana Malm

Ruling year: 1995

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1997


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Mission statement

"Helping Ordinary People Partner with God to Accomplish the Extraordinary"

Statement of faith

This Statement of Faith is not intended to cover all Biblical truth but only to establish a basis for fellowship and cooperation so that we may "all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions."

The Scriptures
The Bible is the inspired word of God to men, the infallible, all-sufficient, final authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)

The One True God
The one true God has revealed Himself as eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Luke 3:22; John 14:12, 16, 28; 1 Corinthians 15:24-28)

The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ
In Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form. The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being. (Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 1:3)
Jesus is the eternal Son of God who was with God and was God in the beginning. (John 1:1-3)
He was conceived by the Holy Ghost and born of the virgin Mary. (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35)
He went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil. (Acts 10:38)
He lived a sinless life - holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners. (Hebrews 7:26)
He died for our sins according to the Scriptures, was buried and was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures. (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
He has now been exalted to the right hand of God. (Acts 2:33; Hebrews 1:3)
This same Jesus, who has been taken into heaven, will come back in the same way. (Acts 1:11)

The Fall of Man
There is no one righteous before God. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:10, 23; Isaiah 64:6)

God's Plan of Redemption
Salvation is found in no one else but the Lord Jesus Christ, for there is no other name under heaven given by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12)
Man is saved by grace, through faith, not by His own efforts but as a gift from God. (Ephesians 2:8)
God saves us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. (Titus 3:5-7)

Water Baptism
All who repent and believe on Christ Jesus as Savior and Lord are commanded in Scripture to be baptized in water. (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16)

Present Work of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is at work in the earth today:
to convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment. (John 16:8)
empowering all who believe and producing the fruit of the spirit in their lives. (Acts 1:8; Galatians 5:22-26)
giving various gifts to men for the common good. (1 Corinthians 12:4-11)

Future Events
There is a coming resurrection: those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned. (John 5:29; 2 Corinthians 5:10)
There is a coming judgment where any whose name is not found written in the book of life will be thrown into the lake of fire which is the second death. (Revelation 20:14, 15)

The Unity of All Believers
In Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body. (Romans 12:5; 1 Corinthians 12:12)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating34 of 11101 of 35
Fund acquisition rating94 of 11111 of 35
Resource allocation rating126 of 11111 of 35
Asset utilization rating146 of 11105 of 35

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$28,668$4,515$9,186$0$0
Short-term investments$1,627,292$1,213,135$1,096,833$841,568$775,854
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$7,070,654$7,514,697$6,438,841$5,467,855$4,827,627
Long-term investments$181,065$182,970$173,908$173,908$155,422
Fixed assets$496,081$458,348$444,520$467,516$489,799
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$677,146$641,318$618,428$641,424$645,221
Total assets$7,747,800$8,156,015$7,057,269$6,109,279$5,472,848
Payables and accrued expenses$151,588$154,460$145,879$128,828$130,296
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$151,588$154,460$145,879$128,828$130,296
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$151,588$154,460$145,879$128,828$130,296
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$7,596,212$8,001,555$6,911,390$5,980,451$5,342,552
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$7,596,212$8,001,555$6,911,390$5,980,451$5,342,552
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$20,910,248$22,141,528$20,676,595$19,043,348$18,147,511
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$51,147$56,604($4,180)$30,028$57,508
Other revenue($3,167)($1,429)($7,486)$14,607($3,673)
Total other revenue$47,980$55,175($11,666)$44,635$53,835
Total revenue$20,958,228$22,196,703$20,664,929$19,087,983$18,201,346
Program services$20,070,152$20,208,800$18,971,637$17,668,027$15,856,737
Management and general$869,567$827,256$726,556$664,699$610,477
Total expenses$21,101,760$21,219,125$19,875,914$18,536,947$16,636,124
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($143,532)$977,578$789,015$551,036$1,565,222
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($143,532)$977,578$789,015$551,036$1,565,222


Richard MalmPresident/CEO$124,795
Angie NewbyCFO$75,840
William BarthelemyExecutive Director (previous)$49,909
Joel MalmDirector$28,151

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 9/28/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


December 1994: Founded as TEAM Missions

1994-1996: Home office located in Guatemala, Central America

August 1996: Relocated offices to Kerrville, TX to accommodate growth of mission

November 1997: Member and accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)

January 1999: Name changed to Commission to Every Nation to avoid confusion with The Evangelical Alliance Mission (T.E.A.M.)

October 1999: Dedication of new facilities (815 Jefferson)

August 2000: Created a Pastoral Care department within CTEN

December 2000: 100th missionary joined

August 2005: Received Charity Navigator's highest recognition for sound fiscal management

October 2005: CTEN Canada received its official charity status to become the first sister organization outside of the US

February 2006: The 300th missionary joined

December 2009: Received Charity Navigator's 4-Star rating for 5th consecutive year

March 2011: 3rd Pastoral Care couple on staff

November 2012: Received Charity Navigator's 4-Star rating for 9th consecutive year

April 2013: The 650th missionary joined

May 2013: 4th Pastoral Care couple on staff

Program accomplishments

Serving 701 missionaries in 65 nations