Beyond (previously Act Beyond)

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Summary

We start church planting movements by equipping everyday men, women and children to reach their own people directly, quickly and exponentially. Lives and whole communities are transformed by disciples making disciples in what can only be called a movement of God.

We catalyze Disciple Making Movements to transform Unreached People Groups. We launch apostolic teams to equip everyday men, women and children to disciple their own people directly, quickly and exponentially. Lives and whole communities are transformed by disciples making disciples in what can only be called a movement of God.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Beyond
PO Box 831539
Richardson, TX 75083

Website: www.beyond.org

Phone: 469-814-8222

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 271928559

CEO/President: Kent Parks

Chairman: Chris Galanos

Board size: 8

Founder: Dr. Danny Martin

Ruling year: 2019

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1988


Purpose

We share a vision to reach all unreached people and see Jesus' command-to make disciples of all nations-fulfilled. (Habakkuk 2:14; Luke 4:18-19; Matthew 24:14, 28:19-20; Revelation 5:9, 7:9).


Mission statement

We catalyze Church Planting Movements to transform Unreached People Groups.


Statement of faith

We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious death and atonement through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of God the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit are 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 all Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16). We believe in the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life eternal. We believe in the spiritual unity of the Church, which is the body of Christ, composed of all who are regenerated through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. We affirm the Lausanne Covenant.

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Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating504 of 102121 of 47
Fund acquisition rating433 of 102420 of 47
Resource allocation rating890 of 102441 of 47
Asset utilization rating203 of 10218 of 47

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Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%5%6%4%2%8%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%4%6%4%2%8%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
96%93%97%100%98%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%4%6%4%2%8%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
4%7%3%0%2%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%77%80%80%80%81%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
91%106%90%98%96%107%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%82%72%78%77%86%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
9%-6%10%2%4%-7%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
10%-17%23%4%12%-23%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%19%14%16%18%11%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.201.741.282.302.363.41
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.331.831.741.021.031.06
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.653.182.222.342.443.63
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
33.377.238.108.607.8124.98
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.020.140.120.120.130.04
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.943.254.744.534.293.17
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
4%43%40%11%12%4%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%35%33%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
80%33%47%39%37%28%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$589,951$1,004,889$777,401$777,396$442,803
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$25,924$41,162$120,453$17,642$24,204
Short-term investments$1,089,303$965,792$896,283$913,381$828,502
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,705,178$2,011,843$1,794,137$1,708,419$1,295,509
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,418,808$1,483,733$32,101$58,617$84,043
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,418,808$1,483,733$32,101$58,617$84,043
Total assets$3,123,986$3,495,576$1,826,238$1,767,036$1,379,552
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$195,676$209,890$208,726$218,710$51,858
Other current liabilities$40,311$38,511$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$235,987$248,401$208,726$218,710$51,858
Debt$1,099,219$1,149,411$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$1,099,219$1,149,411$0$0$0
Total liabilities$1,335,206$1,397,812$208,726$218,710$51,858
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Without donor restrictions$1,070,265$330,478$24,762$79,774($12,303)
With donor restrictions$718,515$1,767,286$1,592,750$1,468,552$1,339,997
Net assets$1,788,780$2,097,764$1,617,512$1,548,326$1,327,694
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$4,768,160$4,792,958$4,265,162$4,268,373$4,382,123
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$126,191$68,868$2,406$80,122$13,243
Other revenue$217,820$83,185$0$5,471$1,620
Total other revenue$344,011$152,053$2,406$85,593$14,863
Total revenue$5,112,171$4,945,011$4,267,568$4,353,966$4,396,986
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$4,170,352$3,558,598$3,346,973$3,334,510$3,797,183
Management and general$1,035,219$616,171$674,398$731,747$534,655
Fundraising$215,584$289,990$177,011$100,487$370,903
Total expenses$5,421,155$4,464,759$4,198,382$4,166,744$4,702,741
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)($308,984)$480,252$69,186$187,222($305,755)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($308,984)$480,252$69,186$187,222($305,755)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
S Kent ParksPresident and CEO$85,330
Brad WinklerCFO/COO$79,850

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2018


Response from ministry

The return on spiritual investment (ROI) for the Global Church averages 9 believers for every $100,000 spent. The same ROI for Beyond and partners is 200 believers for every $100,000 spent.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/18/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


History

1981: Organization was launched as Mission to Unreached Peoples in Seattle to bridge the gap between traditional missions and Christian relief and development.

1983: First missionaries sent to Nepal.

1990: Added focus on holistic church planting and sent increasing number of missionaries.

2001: Ethne Unreached People Group Network formation, including key influence of two who would later become President and a Vice-President of Beyond.

2008: Mission to Unreached Peoples re-focused on being exponentially effective by starting reproducing disciple movements (church planting movements) among the 30% of the world's population still cut off from the Gospel. Began recruiting effort to launch hundreds of agile and effective teams who start movements to transform whole people groups.

2009: Ethne09 held in Gogota, Columbia. MUP becomes the steward for US donations to the global network. Kent Parks, President of MUP/Beyond, continues as Ethne Co-Facilitator and Program Director.

2010: Moved home office to Plano, Texas.

2012: Ethne12 hosted by COMIBAM (the Ibero-American Mission Network). Beyond leadership remains part of core leadership and stimulate a global "church planting movement" discussion. Ephesus Global Initiative launched with a key facilitator being Beyond's VP Global Strategies.

2013: Mission to Unreached Peoples became Act Beyond(known as Beyond) to reflect strategic focus, these new teams and greater effectiveness.

2016: Moved home office to Richardson, TX in own building

2017: Helped catalyze initiative to expand Disciple Making Movements to every people group


Program accomplishments


Needs

Church Planting Movement Training, Missionary Giving, Member Health, Crisis Response, Missionary Home Assignment Needs, Missionary Kid Education.