High Adventure Ministries, Inc.

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Summary

High Adventure Ministries, Inc. ("High Adventure") is an international broadcast ministry dedicated to reaching the world for Christ through an extensive radio broadcasting network.


Contact information

Mailing address:
High Adventure Ministries, Inc.
2527 Nelson Miller Pkwy, Ste 103
Louisville, KY 40223

Website: highadventure.net

Phone: (502) 254-9960

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 952832688

CEO/President: Jeffrey Klusmeier

Chairman: Mike Day

Board size: 3

Founder: Mr. George Otis

Ruling year: 1973

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

The purpose of High Adventure is to present the gospel to those who have never heard, as well as disciple existing believers.

This ministry has chosen not to be open and transparent with MinistryWatch.com. As such it is difficult to understand all aspects of its ministry.

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Mission statement

The mission of High Adventure Ministries is to "Go into all of the World" proclaiming the "Good News" of the kingdom of the Living God. Our ultimate goal is to achieve a time in history when "the knowledge of the Lord will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea."


Statement of faith

High Adventure subscribes to the following statement of faith:

1. We believe the Bible to be divinely inspired, infallible and the authoritative Word of God and source of Christian doctrine.

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

3. We believe in the deity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracle working power, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed Blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

4. We believe that, for the salvation of the lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential.

5. We believe in the present day ministry of the Holy Spirit and that Christians are enabled to live a godly life by the indwelling of His Spirit. We are commanded to be filled with the Spirit, empowering us to be victorious and bold witnesses unto all the world.

6. We believe that the outpouring of the Holy Spirit is both evident and relevant for today. Also, that the manifestation of His presence can be seen through present-day miracles in the lives of believers and non-believers alike.

7. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; that they are saved unto the resurrection of life; and that they are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

8. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ. We believe that the church is the body of Christ and is composed of all those who, through belief in Christ, have been spiritually regenerated by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

9. We believe in the great commission of Christ to the church. We believe that the church has a dual mission; to worldwide evangelization and to the discipleship and nurturing of Christians.

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Transparency grade

F

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

This ministry has not been rated.


Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median199919981997
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%13%18%12%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
4%7%10%8%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%54%55%67%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%7%10%7%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%46%45%33%
 
Operating ratiosSector median199919981997
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%67%72%71%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
93%101%104%112%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%68%75%79%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
7%-1%-4%-12%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
11%-3%-12%-28%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%26%19%22%
 
Investing ratiosSector median199919981997
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.142.372.272.23
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.294.104.263.69
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.639.739.658.23
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median199919981997
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
20.981.721.262.09
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.050.580.800.48
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.700.520.250.76
 
Solvency ratiosSector median199919981997
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%19%24%18%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
77%34%34%37%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets199919981997
Cash$103,291$123,978$163,138
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$200,253$179,141$132,473
Short-term investments$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$18,739$92,426
Total current assets$303,544$321,858$388,037
Long-term investments$72,371$63,350$55,517
Fixed assets$869,150$985,435$987,485
Other long-term assets$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$941,521$1,048,785$1,043,002
Total assets$1,245,065$1,370,643$1,431,039
 
Liabilities199919981997
Payables and accrued expenses$154,607$231,198$150,684
Other current liabilities$21,747$24,834$35,284
Total current liabilities$176,354$256,032$185,968
Debt$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$59,293$67,437$71,555
Total long-term liabilities$59,293$67,437$71,555
Total liabilities$235,647$323,469$257,523
 
Net assets199919981997
Without donor restrictions$988,293$1,001,637$1,138,943
With donor restrictions$21,125$45,537$34,573
Net assets$1,009,418$1,047,174$1,173,516
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue199919981997
Total contributions$1,582,997$1,649,026$1,922,147
Program service revenue$1,322,263$1,286,713$911,806
Membership dues$0$0$0
Investment income$2,487$9,932$29,477
Other revenue$11,864$34,248$0
Total other revenue$1,336,614$1,330,893$941,283
Total revenue$2,919,611$2,979,919$2,863,430
 
Expenses199919981997
Program services$1,988,372$2,232,006$2,270,865
Management and general$765,172$577,661$692,100
Fundraising$199,162$296,594$232,492
Total expenses$2,952,706$3,106,261$3,195,457
 
Change in net assets199919981997
Surplus (deficit)($33,095)($126,342)($332,027)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$315,162
Total change in net assets($33,095)($126,342)($16,865)

Compensation

Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 8/1/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


History

High Adventure Ministries began supporting Israel in the early 1970's through tourism to the Holy Land. Founder George Otis Sr., a former aerospace executive and general manager of the Lear Corp, was one of the first evangelical leaders to realize the significance of Israel's role in the end times, and the importance of the church's relationship to God's chosen people. In achieving its mission, the chief method used by High Adventure is the strategic use of mass communication. Radio, distribution of books, films and literature, and training of people to understand how the disciples of the kingdom of God relate to those spheres of human endeavor which play a dominant role in our world. Voice of Hope was the first radio station in the Middle East to preach the Gospel.

Voice of Hope radio station ministry's was established in 1979 on a battlefield in southern Lebanon. Several hours of religious programming were kicked off by a few minutes of twangy bluegrass -- an Otis touch. On October 17, 1985, four armed Shite Muslim suicide bomber terrorists blew up part of the Voice of Hope's station complex, killing three of its' Lebanese staff and two of the bombers. (GKO) Station signs back on in 24 hours from studios in the village of Marj-Ayoun. Although High Adventure is not formally a "relief" organization, it believes providing for such essential needs is a demonstration of Christ's love to the individual. The result of physical "relief work" is often an openness or introduction to spiritual matters. Throughout its history, the ministry has provided food, medical care and equipment, clothes, audio-visual equipment, blankets, toys, Christian libraries, Bibles, eyeglasses, and orphan care to thousands. George Otis passed away in 2007 at the age of 90. High Adventure to this day is dedicated to carrying on his legacy and the great commission to go into all the world and preach the Gospel of Christ.


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