Frontiers

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Summary

Millions of Muslims will never hear the Gospel unless someone goes to tell them. Frontiers is a community of people passionate to know Christ and make Him known among Muslims around the world. With more than 35 years of experience in the Muslim world, they recruit, train, and send teams to make disciples, plant churches, and transform communities in the least-reached places. They're a field-led, grace-filled community committed to life-long learning.

Frontiers workers serve in every region of the Muslim world, including: North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, the Balkans, Central Asia, the Caucasus, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

Our Process:

1- Recruit

Frontiers coaches across the U.S. find followers of Christ who share our heart for Muslims. Our commitment is to encourage and cast vision for the growing numbers of believers who are answering the call of God, saying, "Here am I, Lord, send me" (Isaiah 6:8).

2- Train

Our workers live in some of the most difficult places in the world. Equipping them for effective ministry is essential. From language learning and disciple making to personal development and healthy team dynamics, our training prepares workers for fruitfulness on the field.

3- Send

Frontiers sends teams to inspire transformational movements to Christ in the places least reached by the Gospel. Our approach prioritizes getting field workers to the places where the need is the greatest.

4- Serve

Frontiers' pastoral coaches assist workers through every phase-from their initial transition to the field and throughout the challenges of ministry to Muslims. A dedicated team also serves workers' children, encouraging them as they adapt to new cultures.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Frontiers
PO Box 60730
Phoenix, AZ 85082-0730

Website: www.frontiersUSA.org

Phone: (800) 462-8436

Email: info@frontiersUSA.org


Organization details

EIN: 953731505

CEO/President: Bob Peckham

Chairman: B. Routh

Board size: 8

Founder: Dr. Greg Livingstone

Ruling year: 1982

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1996


Purpose

To inspire transformational movements to Christ within least-reached Muslim people groups by sending teams to catalyze change, because even the most uncharted frontiers need Jesus.

Frontiers is working to fulfill the Great Commission by making disciples among Muslim peoples who don't know the saving message of Jesus Christ.

Our global priorities focus on the peoples and places with the least access to the Gospel. To this end, we work to recruit, train, and send teams of workers to live in Muslim communities and bring Christ's message to those who have yet to hear it.


Mission statement

With love and respect, inviting all Muslim peoples to follow Jesus


Statement of faith

We believe in the full, verbal inspiration of the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments: as authoritative, sufficient, infallible and without error in the original manuscripts, not only as containing, but as being in themselves the only written Word of God; and the need of the teaching of the Holy Spirit for a true and spiritual understanding of the whole.

We believe in one God, eternally existing as three co-equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that human beings were created in the image of God, but were tempted by Satan and sinned, and are therefore under God's condemnation. As a consequence of Adam's fall, human nature is totally depraved.

We believe in the absolute deity of our Lord Jesus Christ; His virgin birth; His real and perfect humanity; the authority of His teaching, and the infallibility of all His utterances; His work of atonement for the sin of the human race by His vicarious suffering and death; His bodily resurrection, and His ascension into Heaven; His present high-priestly intercession for His people; and His lordship over His Church as its supreme Head.

We believe in the justification of the sinner, solely by faith, on the grounds of the merits and vicarious suffering, death, and bodily resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We believe in the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit in conviction of sin, regeneration and sanctification, as well as in ministry and worship.

We believe that the true Church is composed of only those persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is Head.

We believe in the resurrection of the body; the judgment of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; the eternal blessedness of believers in Christ; and the everlasting, conscious punishment of unbelievers.

We believe in the imminent personal and visible return of our Lord Jesus Christ in glory.

We believe that Christ commanded the Church to go into all the world and make disciples of all peoples, baptizing and teaching those who believe.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating624 of 103166 of 123
Fund acquisition rating829 of 103390 of 123
Resource allocation rating483 of 103353 of 123
Asset utilization rating424 of 103155 of 123

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%9%10%11%11%11%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
4%8%10%11%11%10%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%97%98%98%98%98%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%10%11%11%11%11%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%3%2%2%2%2%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%85%84%85%83%83%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
94%88%93%98%95%96%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%75%78%83%79%79%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
6%12%7%2%5%4%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
10%19%13%4%10%10%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%5%5%5%6%6%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.181.321.611.901.952.00
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.291.121.181.231.241.29
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.661.481.902.342.422.58
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
21.0261.4446.8558.7654.9955.51
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.050.020.020.020.020.02
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.687.976.205.054.884.58
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%3%2%3%2%3%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
77%74%61%51%50%49%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20212020201920182017
Cash$11,134,956$7,659,069$4,942,170$4,661,680$4,561,286
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$505,541$315,110$377,906$485,622$250,104
Short-term investments$11,720,285$9,977,862$9,640,825$8,944,842$7,527,042
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$23,360,782$17,952,041$14,960,901$14,092,144$12,338,432
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,853,709$3,158,579$3,423,030$3,364,429$3,562,634
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,853,709$3,158,579$3,423,030$3,364,429$3,562,634
Total assets$26,214,491$21,110,620$18,383,931$17,456,573$15,901,066
 
Liabilities20212020201920182017
Payables and accrued expenses$380,211$330,611$254,606$256,276$222,274
Other current liabilities$0$52,610$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$380,211$383,221$254,606$256,276$222,274
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$305,838$126,105$235,785$64,348$228,678
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$305,838$126,105$235,785$64,348$228,678
Total liabilities$686,049$509,326$490,391$320,624$450,952
 
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$9,278,729$7,239,269$6,666,946$5,989,693$4,613,185
With donor restrictions$16,249,713$13,362,025$11,226,594$11,146,256$10,836,929
Net assets$25,528,442$20,601,294$17,893,540$17,135,949$15,450,114
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20212020201920182017
Total contributions$38,241,253$36,166,353$34,940,506$35,110,676$32,605,419
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,214,253$414,685$601,951$361,511$435,155
Other revenue$84,460$152,969$173,561$249,218$205,287
Total other revenue$1,298,713$567,654$775,512$610,729$640,442
Total revenue$39,539,966$36,734,007$35,716,018$35,721,405$33,245,861
 
Expenses20212020201920182017
Program services$29,495,278$28,716,065$29,571,132$28,287,366$26,239,378
Management and general$1,799,397$1,680,881$1,631,482$1,967,358$2,050,915
Fundraising$3,318,143$3,629,307$3,755,813$3,780,846$3,484,376
Total expenses$34,612,818$34,026,253$34,958,427$34,035,570$31,774,669
 
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$4,927,148$2,707,754$757,591$1,685,835$1,471,192
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$4,927,148$2,707,754$757,591$1,685,835$1,471,192

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
J S SadarTreasurer/CFO$112,156
R PeckhamCEO$88,975
C DvoretSecretary$43,524
R BlincoePresident$32,040
J Liverman Board MemberDirof Strategy Coordination$20,358

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020


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History

It was 1982 and the missions agency Greg Livingstone was recruiting for couldn't handle any more new missionaries. It was then that Greg, soon-to-be founder of Frontiers, realized God was calling him to a new challenge: to go where the need was greatest and help reach all Muslim peoples with the redemptive message of Jesus Christ.

"Greg, you must stop recruiting; we're full. We're getting swamped with applicants."

Greg envisioned a new movement committed to bringing the Good News to the least-reached corners of the world. He pictured a wave of people willing to go to some of the most challenging places to share Jesus Christ's message of salvation with Muslims. And so, Frontiers was born.

Frontiers now sends workers from 30 countries across six continents. Through recruiting, training, sending, and serving church-planting teams, Frontiers is helping catalyze reproducing movements to Christ among Muslims.

With love and respect, we're inviting all Muslim peoples to follow Jesus-and dreaming of the day we'll see the Good News brought to every tribe, language, people, and nation (Revelation 5:9).


Program accomplishments


Needs

Your gift furthers our growth to new frontiers by supporting recruitment, training, sending, and serving of long-term workers as well as other daily operating costs!