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Convoy of Hope in the Ministry Spotlight, Bethany Christian Services and the Boy Scouts on the podcast

Warren Cole Smith

In The Ministry Spotlight.  Each week, MinistryWatch selects a ministry from our database to spotlight.  We do this so you can see some of the powerful information we have in our database, information we hope will inform your giving decisions.  This week we shine our spotlight on Convoy of Hope, a ministry that last year passed the $200-million revenue mark.  Rod Pitzer, who was on the MinistryWatch staff for many years, is compiling these Ministry Spotlights for us. Read this week’s Ministry Spotlight, click here.

On Today’s MinistryWatch Podcast.  Each week, MinistryWatch brings you news about Christian ministries, as well as the latest in charity and philanthropy, news that we examine from a Christian worldview perspective.  This week, Christina Darnell sits in for Natasha Smith.  On today’s program, Bethany Christian Services caves in to LGBTQ activists, and the Boy Scouts make an offer to deal with tens of thousands of sexual abuse cases, but victims say that offer is not nearly enough.  We begin today with news from The Master’s University, the California college founded by John MacArthur.  You can hear the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and other podcast apps, or you can simply click here.

Julie Roys Discusses Her “Doxing” On The “Extra” Podcast.  Julie Roys returns to the program and we discuss “doxing,” the practice of posting personal information on the internet as a way to harass or intimidate a journalist.  This happened to her, and she’ll describe the experience.  You can hear our conversation by clicking here.

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ECFA Changes.  The following organizations have had membership status changes in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.  ADDITIONS: City Mission of Findlay (Findlay, Ohio), Redeemed Ministries (Spring, Tex.), Unabridged Truth (Fayetteville, Ark.), Sonrise Ministries (Middleburg, Fla.), Trinity Anglican Church (Atlanta, Ga.), Victory Worship Center and World Outreach (Staunton , Va.), Family Life Church (Marion, Ohio), Cityview Bible Church (Round Rock, Tex.), Southern New Hampshire Rescue Mission (Nashua, N.H.), Boston Center for Pregnancy Choices (Boston, Mass.)   REMOVALS:  Village Bible Church  (Sugar Grove, Ill.), LIFELIGHT (Louisville, Ky.)

MinistryWatch Database Changes.  MinistryWatch now has more than 800 ministries in its database.  These ministries represent more than $30-billion in total revenue, most of that donor revenue from evangelicals.  The following ministries have their profiles updated with the most recent year’s financial data.  The Financial Efficiency rating of each ministry is in parenthesis. If this rating represents a change from the previous year, that change is noted: Adventist Development & Relief Agency (Up 3 to 4 Stars, Transparency Grade: D), Agape House of Prescott (Down 3 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: D), Ashland University (3 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), Baylor University (2 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), Becket Fund for Religious Liberty (Down 4 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), Bethel University – Minnesota (3 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), Biola University (3 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), Buffalo City Mission (Down 2 to 1 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Center for Bioethical Reform (5 Stars, Transparency Grade: D), Christian Berets, Inc.  (2 Stars, Transparency Grade: D), Christian Blind Mission / CBM (5 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Christian World Outreach (2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), City Gospel Mission (1 Star, Transparency Grade: C), Columbia International University (Down 3 to 1 Star, Transparency Grade: A), Community Rescue Mission (Down 4 to 1 Stars, Transparency Grade: D), East Gates International (Up 1 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: D), Family Care Foundation / FCF (1 Star, Transparency Grade: D), Far East Broadcasting Company, Inc.  (Down 3 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Feed the Children (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), Food for the Hungry, Inc.  (Up 2 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: From C to A), Free Wheelchair Mission / FWM (2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Good Samaritan Mission (3 Stars, Transparency Grade: D), Gordon College (Up 3 to 4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Grand Canyon University (N/A Stars, Transparency Grade: D), Hope Mission of Carteret County (5 Stars, Transparency Grade: D), HopeKids (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Jesus House (5 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Lima Rescue Mission (3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Long Beach Rescue Mission (Up 2 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Madera Rescue Mission (3 Stars, Transparency Grade: D), Missouri Baptist University (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), Nashville Rescue Mission (2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), North Park University (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), Oklahoma Christian University (5 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), Olympia Union Gospel Mission (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: D), Peoria Rescue Ministries (3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Pepperdine University (1 Star, Transparency Grade: C), Reaching Souls International (Down 2 to 1 Star, Transparency Grade: A), Redwood Gospel Mission (Up 3 to 4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Seattle Pacific University (3 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), Shepherd’s House Ministries (Down 3 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission (1 Star, Transparency Grade: C), Southwest Baptist University (3 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), Springs Rescue Mission (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Sunrise Mission (Down 4 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: D), The Foundry Ministries (5 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), The King’s College (Down 5 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), The Path of Citrus County (1 Star, Transparency Grade: A), University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Up 2 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), Wingfield Ministries, Inc.  (1 Star, Transparency Grade: A), Zion Evangelical Ministries of Africa (5 Stars, Transparency Grade: A). The following ministries have been added to the MinistryWatch database with the most recent year’s financial data: Children at Heart Ministries (1 Star, Transparency Grade: A), Christian City Inc.  (2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Christian Union (2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), CityTeam (3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Clarks Summit University (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Corporate Chaplains of America (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (5 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Cross International (5 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Deaf Bible Society (2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Development Associates International (5 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Elam Ministries (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Emmaus Bible College (5 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Faith and Learning International (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), FaithBridge Foster Care (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Fresh Fire USA (5 Stars, Transparency Grade: D), Reaching Unreached Nations (2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A)

Salary Data In MinistryWatch Database. We now have salary information for 3,000 executives from about 500 of the 800 ministries in our database posted in our profiles.  So check out this new addition by clicking on the red button at the top of this page, or here.  That takes you to our database.  The search engine is right there, and you can type in the name of a ministry you’re interested in and our profile will pop right up – now, with compensation information for the top executives.

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Warren Cole Smith
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.

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