Cadence International

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Summary

Cadence International is an evangelical mission agency dedicated to reaching the military communities of the United States and of the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1954, Cadence has grown from a small mission to an organization with over 200 staff who work in over 60 locations worldwide.

Cadence serves all branches of the military in stateside and overseas locations. Comprised of 1.4 million active-duty personnel, the U.S. military community has proven to be one of the largest, most responsive sub-cultures today. Cadence ministers not only to military personnel, but to their spouses and dependents as well.

Additionally, over the years, partnerships have been created that have given Cadence a unique role in evangelizing and training people in the armed forces of foreign countries.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Cadence International
PO Box 1268
Englewood, CO 80150

Website: www.cadence.org

Phone: (303) 762-1400

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 846027655

CEO/President: Mr. David Schroeder

Chairman: Mr. John Albers

Board size: 11

Founder: Jesse & Nettie Miller

Ruling year: 1957

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 05/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1986


Purpose

Young, searching, impressionable, moldable, and eager for relationship, many of those serving in the armed forces are in some of the most strategic moments of their lives--moments of receptivity, of soul-searching, of discovery, and of life transformation. Cadence exists to be there during these strategic moments sharing the gospel and our lives. It's why we are here--for military people and their families, for these poignant moments of life-change.


Mission statement

Cadence International's Mission Statement is:

Sharing the gospel and our lives with the military community.


Statement of faith

Cadence International uses the following communicate its values:

1. We believe in the plenary, verbal inspiration of the whole Bible and that it is the supreme and final authority in faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:20,21)

2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4; 2 Cor. 13:14)

3. We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and that He is true God and true man. (Matt. 1:20-25; John 1:14; Romans 8:3)

4. We believe that man was created in the image of God; that all men have sinned in the transgression of Adam and subsequently in their personal experience; that they are therefore totally depraved and the wrath of God abideth on them; and that the only way to escape eternal condemnation is through the one gracious provision of the love of God. (Gen. 1:25-27; Rom. 3:22-26)

5. We believe that salvation is the gift of God offered to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, that the Son of God gave His life as a ransom for many and bore our sins in His own body on the tree, and that all who truly believe in Him are eternally saved on the ground of His shed blood. (Eph. 2:8,9; 1 Peter 2:24; John 10:28,29)

6. We believe in the personal bodily resurrection of our Lord and Savior, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present, mediatorial, High Priestly office there at the right hand of the Father. (Acts 1:9; Luke 24:6,7; Heb. 9:24; 7:25)

7. We believe in that blessed hope, the personal, bodily, imminent, and pre-millennial return of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Titus 2:13; Acts 1: 9-11)

8. We believe that all who, by faith, receive the Lord Jesus Christ are born again by the Holy Spirit, and that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer to enlighten, enable, and guide him in life and service. (John 3:67; 1 Cor. 2:12; John 14:16, 26; 16:24; Rom. 8:14)

9. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting, conscious punishment of the lost. (Mark 9:43-48; Rev. 20:15, 22:35, 11)

Conclusion:

We believe in doing something about it, that we should "walk worthy of the vocation" to which we have been called and that we have been entrusted with the responsibility and privilege of preaching the Gospel to the lost of this world. (Ephesians 4:1; Titus 2:11-14; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating156 of 10254 of 30
Fund acquisition rating308 of 10278 of 30
Resource allocation rating245 of 102712 of 30
Asset utilization rating344 of 102510 of 30

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%5%5%5%5%4%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%4%5%5%5%3%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
91%97%97%96%96%93%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%5%5%5%5%4%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
9%3%3%4%4%7%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%82%82%83%85%85%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
91%88%98%97%100%94%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
69%72%81%81%85%80%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
9%12%2%3%0%6%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
13%20%3%6%0%11%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%13%13%12%10%12%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.181.341.721.731.721.74
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.832.362.651.781.74
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.812.454.064.583.053.03
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.669.2813.379.128.158.79
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.110.070.110.120.11
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.444.372.742.333.453.51
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%6%3%4%7%7%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
72%70%56%55%54%54%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$2,701,583$1,191,149$1,032,500$2,004,473$2,101,615
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$338,383$257,713$255,661$239,032$223,247
Short-term investments$967,516$961,252$810,228$785,024$755,108
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,007,482$2,410,114$2,098,389$3,028,529$3,079,970
Long-term investments$0$0$160,998$159,316$222,682
Fixed assets$3,161,069$3,270,160$3,295,921$2,016,636$2,052,108
Other long-term assets$150,000$0$0$172,342$0
Total long-term assets$3,311,069$3,270,160$3,456,919$2,348,294$2,274,790
Total assets$7,318,551$5,680,274$5,555,308$5,376,823$5,354,760
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$431,739$180,254$143,954$271,682$237,020
Other current liabilities$0$0$86,234$99,954$113,363
Total current liabilities$431,739$180,254$230,188$371,636$350,383
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
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$431,739$180,254$230,188$371,636$350,383
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$4,714,885$3,899,672$4,022,065$3,556,709$3,523,168
With donor restrictions$2,171,927$1,600,348$1,303,055$1,448,478$1,481,209
Net assets$6,886,812$5,500,020$5,325,120$5,005,187$5,004,377
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$10,930,320$9,683,062$9,508,473$8,907,571$9,162,569
Program service revenue$225,858$209,994$239,498$232,954$324,944
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$55,100$55,534$183,950$91,898$408,761
Total other revenue$280,958$265,528$423,448$324,852$733,705
Total revenue$11,211,278$9,948,590$9,931,921$9,232,423$9,896,274
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$8,079,691$8,060,446$8,022,079$7,813,772$7,877,875
Management and general$1,247,258$1,262,485$1,115,597$966,999$1,096,775
Fundraising$497,537$450,759$474,312$450,842$346,134
Total expenses$9,824,486$9,773,690$9,611,988$9,231,613$9,320,784
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$1,386,792$174,900$319,933$810$575,490
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,386,792$174,900$319,933$810$575,490

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
David SchroederPresident$166,481
Natalie HarperCFO/VP for Admin/Board Treasurer$116,079

Compensation data as of: 5/31/2021


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History

In January 1941, a young GI from Wyoming was stationed in the Philippines. Homesick, he picked up the Bible he had neglected since trusting Christ several months earlier, and began to read. Jesse Miller realized then that God and His Word were key to living a fulfilled and satisfied life.

Longing for Christian fellowship, Jesse joined other servicemen at the weekly dinner and Bible study hosted by missionaries Cyril and Anna Brooks. He was so touched and overwhelmed by their hospitality, the Christian fellowship, and the teaching of God's Word, that he prayed to God, "If I ever have a home of my own, you can have it for servicemen." Jesse spent every available minute with the Brooks until December 8, 1941, when a surprise attack after Pearl Harbor devastated Clark Air Field. Jesse survived the "Bataan Death March" and spent three-and-a-half years as a prisoner of war. During that time, God comforted and sustained him through the Bible verses he had memorized at the Brook's home.

After his release, Jesse graduated from BIOLA and, in 1949, joined a mission to teach Filipino students, where he met his wife, Nettie. They soon realized that honoring Jesse's promise to open their home to servicemen was leading to a larger ministry. In 1951, the first official Christian Servicemen's Home opened in Manila, Philippines.

In 1954, a group of Christian ex-servicemen (Dick Patty, Tom Hash, Sid Hendry, and C.P. Tarkington) met with Jesse in Chicago to discuss the future of ministry to military personnel. They formed Overseas Christian Servicemen's Centers (OCSC) whose sole focus would be to share their lives and the gospel of Christ with U.S. military overseas. Requests for this kind of ministry flooded in, and centers were established in the Philippines, Japan, Okinawa, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Panama, and Alaska.

In 1968, OCSC expanded to Europe where hospitality houses were founded in Italy, West Germany, Greece, and Spain. As the "Cold War" brought the build-up of U.S. forces around the world, centers were added in Korea, Guam, and the United States.

In 1981, Malachi Singers began traveling during summers to minister to youth and soldiers at retreats and on bases. The military chaplains began to request permanent youth workers, not just summer singing teams. In 1984, Malachi Ministries became the youth ministry arm of OCSC. Its primary focus is military dependent youth. Currently, Cadence youth workers are located in Europe and Asia. In 2010 Malachi Youth Ministries changed its name to Cadence Youth Ministries.

OCSC changed its name to Cadence International in 1994 to better reflect its various ministries. Throughout its history, Cadence International has always followed the mandate of "Sharing the gospel and our lives with the military community" as God has led.

The history of Cadence International is a remarkable demonstration of one man's vision and God's great power to create a ministry which has impacted people for almost sixty years. Today, the need is still great, and Cadence is still seeking qualified men and women to serve with us.

Visit: cadence.org/history/


Program accomplishments


Needs

You understand how critical the military is to the security of a nation. What's equally crucial is the relational, spiritual, and mental health of the men and women who carry the responsibility of their country's uniform.