Partners International

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In 1943, when Partners began working with Christians in China, we pioneered the approach of partnering with indigenous Christian ministries, believing this is the most effective way to evangelize and establish churches. That one extraordinary partnership in China led to hundreds of partnerships in more than 50 countries. We continue to identify strategic ministries and provide an array of resources that strengthen and grow their work. The clear focus is to reach the unreached with the Gospel and Love of Jesus, to full fill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19) and the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-39). The result? More than 7300 churches and small groups were planted last year alone, and over 30,000 since 1995.

The task and challenge our partners face is enormous. They are tiny minorities in places where another religion is dominant. The face regular persecution for being a witness of Jesus. The places where they live are some of the most impoverished in the world. Human need is everywhere.

They know they can't do it alone. But they long for a certain kind of help--not for someone who comes with outside ideas about what they should do. They long for partners who come first to learn--to get to know them, understand their needs, and then, out of that understanding and friendship, to dream about what we can do together to serve and reach their people.

We believe that partnership with indigenous ministries just makes sense, a combining of the passion, talents, and resources of majority-world believers with those of their brothers and sisters in Christ here in the U.S. and throughout the world. We emphasize local self-sufficiency and avoid creating unhealthy dependency.

Contact information

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


Phone: (800) 966-5515


Organization details

EIN: 941393427

CEO/President: Bryson Vogeltanz

Chairman: Dan Brown

Board size: 13


Ruling year: 1943

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1980


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 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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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating906 of 1031106 of 123
Fund acquisition rating1009 of 1033119 of 123
Resource allocation rating897 of 1033105 of 123
Asset utilization rating406 of 103151 of 123

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Balance sheet
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
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
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
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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
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
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)


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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:
30,500 churches started
14,520 small groups started
1.8 million new Jesus followers
5.8 million assisted through relief and development