"> Weekly Review – Ministry Watch

Type to search

Culture Weekly Review

Weekly Review

MinistryWatch Now Offers On-Line Training Courses, Paul Glader on the Podcast, and Changes to the MinistryWatch and ECFA Databases

On-Line Training For Ministry Leaders.  Thanks to a partnership with Dunham + Co., MinistryWatch is now able to offer on-line training “short courses” in such topics as change management, fundraising, and the use of cryptocurrencies such as BitCoin.   To read more about these courses, click here.

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 Mercy Corps.  This ministry began in 1979 to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression.  Over the past 50 years it’s grown dramatically.  Revenue now approaches $500-million, making it one of the largest Christian ministries in the world.  Rod Pitzer, who was on the MinistryWatch staff for many years, is compiling these Ministry Spotlights for us.  To 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, new developments in the Dave Ramsey and Gospel for Asia stories, and Beth Moore blows up the Internet with her decision to leave the Southern Baptist Church.  And evangelist Luis Palau is in hospice care after taking a turn for the worse in his three-year battle with lung cancer.  We begin today with the latest from Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.

You can hear the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and other podcast apps, or you can simply click here.

Access to MinistryWatch content is free.  However, we hope you will support our work with your prayers and financial gifts.  To make a donation, click here.

Paul Glader Discusses International Reporting On The “Extra” Podcast.  Today, I’m pleased to welcome back to the program Paul Glader.  Paul is the editor-in-chief at Religion Unplugged and the director of the journalism program at The King’s College in New York City.  His journalism experience includes a long tenure with the Wall Street Journal.  To find out more about Religion Unplugged and the stories we discussed today, go to Religion Unplugged.com.  If you’d like to give to its International Reporting Fund, there’s a link at the top of the page.  You can hear our conversation by clicking here.

ECFA Changes.  The following organizations have had membership status changes in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.  ADDITIONS: Dare for More Ministries (Chattanooga, Tenn.), Send 56 Ministry (Lawrenceville, Ga.), 127 Worldwide (Raleigh, N.C.), Christian Outreach Ministries (Woodstock, Ga.), Winter Haven Christian School (Winter Haven, Fla.), Victory Mission + Ministry (Springfield, Mo.), Kingdom Workers (Waukesha, Wisc.)     REMOVALS:  None

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: Advancing Native Missions, Inc. / ANM (Down 4 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Advent Christian Village (Up 2 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), African Enterprise (Up 1 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Arizona Baptist Children’s Services (Down 4 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Bethesda Mission (Up 2 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Biblical Ministries Worldwide (Down 5 to 4 Stars, Transparency Grade: D), Billy Graham Evangelistic Association / BGEA / Franklin Graham (Up 2 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), Bread for the World Institute, Inc.  (Up 3 to 4 Stars, Transparency Grade: D), Bridgeport Rescue Mission (Up 2 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Bright Hope International (Down 3 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Child Evangelism Fellowship / CEF (Down 3 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Christian Children’s Home of Ohio (Down 3 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Circle Urban Ministries (Up 1 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), CITA, Inc.  (Up 1 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: D), Covenant College (Down 3 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), CSB Ministries / Christian Service Brigade (Down 4 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Derek Prince Ministries (Down 3 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Downtown Rescue Mission Inc.  (Down 4 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Entrust (Up 2 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Family Radio / Family Stations, Inc.  (2 Stars, Transparency Grade: From D to C), Fuller Theological Seminary (Up 1 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), GO International (3 Stars, Transparency Grade: From C to A), Indiana Wesleyan University (Down 4 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), International Needs, formerly IN Network USA (Down 4 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Jews for Jesus (Up 1 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), Kids Around the World (Down 4 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Lee University (Down 5 to 4 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), LeTourneau University (Down 4 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Lifeline Children’s Services Inc.  (Up 2 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Mercy Multiplied America (Up 4 to 5 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Mission of Hope Ministries Inc.  (Down 5 to 4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Mount Vernon Nazarene University (Down 5 to 4 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), Ninos de Mexico (Down 2 to 1 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), Ohio Christian University (Up 4 to 5 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), Pacific Island Ministries, Inc.  (Down 5 to 4 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), SafeHouse Outreach, Inc.  (Up 2 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Save the Storks (Up 2 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), The Embassy Center Inc.  (Up 3 to 4 Stars, Transparency Grade: D), The Rescue Mission, Fort Wayne (Up 2 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Wayside Christian Mission (Up 3 to 4 Stars, Transparency Grade: D), Wheeler Mission Ministries (Up 1 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Willow Creek Association / Global Leadership Network (Down 2 to 1 Star, Transparency Grade: C), Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. / WBT (Up 2 to 3 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.

Tags:
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.

    1

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *