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MinistryWatch’s 2022 Shining Light Awards

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Each month, MinistryWatch.com publishes lists of interest to donors and non-profit executives.  But once each year we publish a very special list, a list of what we call our “Shining Lights.”

The Bible says we are to let our lights shine so that others may see our good works and glorify our Father in heaven.  (Matthew 5:16)  These ministries do just that.

To become a MinistryWatch “Shining Light,” a ministry must have earned a 5-star rating on MinistryWatch’s 5-star Financial Efficiency rating, and must receive an “A” Transparency Grade.  That narrows down the list of more than 1000 ministries in our database to about 150. From there we refine the list further.  Those on the list below also have a Donor Confidence Score of 90 or above.  That means that only about 60 of the 1000 ministries in our database qualify as “Shining Lights.”

To see the 2021 list, click here.  To read an explanation of our Donor Confidence Score, click here.

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Warren Cole Smith

Warren previously served as Vice President of WORLD News Group, publisher of WORLD Magazine, and Vice President of The Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He has more than 30 years of experience as a writer, editor, marketing professional, and entrepreneur. Before launching a career in Christian journalism 25 years ago, Smith spent more than seven years as the Marketing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers.