Christian World Outreach

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We help people in developing countries improve their quality of life by reaching out to those who have been shunned and forgotten. As we minister to people physically, emotionally, spiritually and educationally, we work in the communities and with the people native to the country. By joining with the local people to provide holistic ways to improve lives, we reach out to help make a difference one life at a time!

We believe that in order for real change to occur in the communities where we work we need to partner with those who wish to make a difference in their own communities and in their own country. We provide resources and assistance and rely on our National partners to tell us how we can partner with them in the most meaningful way possible. Whenever possible we employ and train Nationals in the countries where we work.

CWO is an independent organization not affiliated with any church or denomination, we do not limit participation in any of our programs based on age, gender, nationality, race or religious affiliation. CWO is recognized as an official non-governmental organization (NGO) doing work in Burkina Faso and Haiti and as a local NGO in South Africa, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Christian World Outreach
PO Box 2716
Centennial, CO 80161-2716


Phone: 303-723-0333

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 841445744

CEO/President: Greg Yoder

Chairman: Michael Jeter

Board size: 8


Ruling year: 1999

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2001


As part of the body of Christ, our vision is to follow Jesus' example to minister to the whole person, physically, emotionally, spiritually and educationally, and to enable every person, young and old, to have an opportunity to become a follower of Jesus Christ and be active in a local church.

Mission statement

The mission of Christian World Outreach is to participate with the body of Christ in responsible evangelism, to bring dignity, self-worth and encouragement through leadership development, and to meet the physical needs of people through humanitarian assistance.

Statement of faith

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, only infallible and authoritative Word of God.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe the salvation of lost and sinful men is by the grace of God through faith and the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ and that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: Those who are saved unto the resurrection of life and those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the Spiritual unity of believers in Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating810 of 102492 of 126
Fund acquisition rating636 of 102774 of 126
Resource allocation rating463 of 102751 of 126
Asset utilization rating930 of 1024119 of 126

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$29,968$28,480$27,438$25,555$46,249
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,023,389$793,956$614,294$589,492$636,697
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,283,491$1,404,564$1,446,460$1,516,669$1,439,356
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,283,491$1,404,564$1,446,460$1,516,669$1,439,356
Total assets$2,306,880$2,198,520$2,060,754$2,106,161$2,076,053
Payables and accrued expenses$4,279$8,689$6,272$21,618$12,872
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$4,279$8,689$6,272$21,618$12,872
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$37,900$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$42,179$8,689$6,272$21,618$12,872
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$1,904,039$1,845,733$1,796,249$1,847,271$1,730,384
With donor restrictions$360,662$344,098$258,233$237,272$332,797
Net assets$2,264,701$2,189,831$2,054,482$2,084,543$2,063,181
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$927,627$797,231$729,814$888,925$1,110,509
Program service revenue$46,211$36,662$31,076$23,794$16,495
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$3,646$6,927$3,571$2,516$1,910
Other revenue($58,930)$30,829$8,945$0($20,205)
Total other revenue($9,073)$74,418$43,592$26,310($1,800)
Total revenue$918,554$871,649$773,406$915,235$1,108,709
Program services$721,487$603,368$662,007$750,327$666,966
Management and general$69,973$74,420$81,027$83,926$85,053
Total expenses$843,684$736,300$803,467$893,873$827,169
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$74,870$135,349($30,061)$21,362$281,540
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$74,870$135,349($30,061)$21,362$281,540


Greg YoderExecutive Dir.$72,558

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

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CWO was founded in 1977 after a visit to Haiti brought the devastating poverty and immense need to the attention of a group of individuals who wanted to do something to improve the conditions for the people of Haiti. Leaving Haiti with a desire to make a difference, CWO was formed. For the first several years we focused our work on conducting evangelistic youth camps for young people (ages 13 to 30 years). In the years since CWO has grown to provide vocational training, leadership development, children's feeding programs, medical clinics, HIV/AIDS prevention education, orphan assistance, youth camps, libraries, opportunities for discipleship, evangelistic outreach and more. In 1999, CWO began to expand its programs to also include work in Burkina Faso, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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