Partners International

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Summary



Currently, more than 3 billion people have little or no access to the gospel. We believe this can change. As we work with indigenous leaders in more than 30 countries, we are committed to advancing the gospel to the least reached.

We identify indigenous leaders with a vision to advance the gospel to the least reached.
We connect leaders to global capital: financial, relational, knowledge, prayer.
We partner with leaders to accelerate their vision.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Partners International
PO Box 117567
Atlanta, GA 30368-7567

Website: wearepartners.org

Phone: (800) 966-5515

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 941393427

CEO/President: Bryson Vogeltanz

Chairman: Dan Brown

Board size: 12

Founder:

Ruling year: 1963

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1980


Purpose

Our vision is that local ministries in the least reached, least resourced nations will be proclaiming the gospel to every person and building a thriving church for every people.


Mission statement

Building the Church in the least reached places by partnering with indigenous ministries and connecting followers of Christ.


Statement of faith

We believe in the Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy; and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

ONE GOD ...eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit...

OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST ...God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, and His Personal return in power and glory...

THE SALVATION OF LOST AND SINFUL MAN ...through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit...

THE HOLY SPIRIT ...by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ...

THE UNITY OF THE SPIRIT ...of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ...

THE RESURRECTION ...of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

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Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating902 of 1025110 of 126
Fund acquisition rating1004 of 1027122 of 126
Resource allocation rating887 of 1027109 of 126
Asset utilization rating396 of 102552 of 126

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Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%18%8%7%6%8%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
4%16%8%7%6%8%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%91%99%99%98%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%19%8%7%6%7%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%9%1%1%2%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%73%90%91%92%90%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
93%87%100%100%98%105%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
76%64%89%91%90%95%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
7%13%0%0%2%-5%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
11%22%1%1%16%-35%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%8%3%2%2%3%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.141.394.846.485.816.11
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.291.051.081.091.091.63
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.631.465.217.096.329.96
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
20.9810.136.6519.6213.9410.20
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.050.100.150.050.070.10
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.797.431.961.611.761.09
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%10%15%9%12%9%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
78%65%18%14%15%15%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20212020201920182017
Cash$1,242,045$669,216$372,657$2,730,417$1,581,744
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,040$45,435$333,118$242,905$39,290
Short-term investments$2,743,807$2,467,998$2,171,390$0$0
Other current assets$0$5,450$5,450$0$0
Total current assets$3,988,892$3,188,099$2,882,615$2,973,322$1,621,034
Long-term investments$187,739$182,321$180,314$180,820$188,969
Fixed assets$13,146$34,569$60,550$44,903$770,698
Other long-term assets$0$31,627$31,627$36,626$61,627
Total long-term assets$200,885$248,517$272,491$262,349$1,021,294
Total assets$4,189,777$3,436,616$3,155,106$3,235,671$2,642,328
 
Liabilities20212020201920182017
Payables and accrued expenses$385,424$441,575$146,914$213,242$158,932
Other current liabilities$8,293$38,178$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$393,717$479,753$146,914$213,242$158,932
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$43,746$45,673$127,628$163,485$70,879
Total long-term liabilities$43,746$45,673$127,628$163,485$70,879
Total liabilities$437,463$525,426$274,542$376,727$229,811
 
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$2,400,768$1,812,624$1,780,021$1,872,509$1,405,759
With donor restrictions$1,351,546$1,098,566$1,100,543$986,435$1,006,758
Net assets$3,752,314$2,911,190$2,880,564$2,858,944$2,412,517
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20212020201920182017
Total contributions$6,055,883$16,560,587$20,337,862$18,848,782$15,336,846
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$598,941$53,459$113,465$6,822$5,010
Other revenue($5,664)$36,734$608$377,916($25,894)
Total other revenue$593,277$90,193$114,073$384,738($20,884)
Total revenue$6,649,160$16,650,780$20,451,935$19,233,520$15,315,962
 
Expenses20212020201920182017
Program services$4,238,506$14,885,950$18,608,444$17,228,085$14,499,213
Management and general$474,671$441,325$425,221$446,317$463,991
Fundraising$1,094,859$1,292,879$1,396,650$1,112,691$1,190,166
Total expenses$5,808,036$16,620,154$20,430,315$18,787,093$16,153,370
 
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$841,124$30,626$21,620$446,427($837,408)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$841,124$30,626$21,620$446,427($837,408)

Compensation

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/22/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


History

In the late 1930s, as WWII loomed, Japan invaded China. At this time, many western missionaries in China found themselves forced out due to the war. One of the last missionaries to leave China, Duncan McRoberts, had a deep burden to see the gospel reach the lost. He gathered a group of businessmen to support the existing Chinese church. Together, they formed a partnership model that allowed western Christians to fuel the vision of indigenous leaders in China. The China Native Evangelistic Crusade (CNEC) was formed in 1943 with Calvin Chao as their first leader. Partnerships quickly multiplied and by 1949 there were 150 indigenous leaders in China supported through this model.

In 1960, Allen Finley became the first president of CNEC, and partnership expanded throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Allen focused on coming alongside indigenous leaders to truly fuel their vision for their community-our partnership model that still exists today. In the mid-1980s, CNEC officially became Partners International, and in 1999 God gave a new vision to reach those in the world who do not have access to the gospel. At this time, the least reached became our sole focus. Today, working in over 30 of the least reached countries, we continue to fuel indigenous leaders through resources, training, and prayer, aiming to reach the 3.2 billion people who have not yet had an opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel.


Program accomplishments

In the past 25 years:
30,000 churches started
15,000 small groups started
1.6 million new Jesus followers
5.9 million assisted through relief and development


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