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Weekly Review

Updated financial data for Corporate Chaplains of America, KSBJ, The King’s College, Military Community Youth Ministries

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.  Because MinistryWatch is also increasing our coverage of the Bible translation industry, we shine the Ministry Spotlight this week on the American Bible Society, one of the largest and oldest Christian ministries in the country.  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.  Our goal is to help us become better stewards of the resources God has entrusted to us.  On today’s program, more problems in the Bible translation industry, and Christian colleges are named in a lawsuit motivated by LGBTQ activists. We begin today with more news from Kanakuk Camps, a large Christian camp in Missouri. You can hear the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and other podcast apps, or you can simply click here.

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, social media, and the use of cryptocurrencies such as BitCoin.   To read more about these courses, click here.

Podcast:  Why MinistryWatch Does What It Does.  Regular listeners to the program know that our midweek “MinistryWatch Extra” episodes are a chance for us to “go deep” with some of our editorial partners.  But this week we bring you Part 3 of my conversation with Pastor Dan Burrell.  Dan interviews me about MinistryWatch and our mission.  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: RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics (San Jose, Calif.), Centerpoint Church (Chillicothe, Ohio), Faith Christian Family Church (Warrenton, Ohio), New Beginnings Center of Hope (Jamaica, N.Y.), Truth 78 (St. Paul, Minn.), Lift Up The Vulnerable (New York, N.Y.), Ethiopia ACT (Nashville, Tenn.), Music for the Soul (Nashville, Tenn.)  REMOVALS:  Church For All Nations (Tacoma, Wash.), Vision New England (Stratham, N.H.), Orbie for Orphans (Skyland, N.C.)

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: Biblical Ministries Worldwide (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: D), Grace School of Theology (5 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Houston Christian Broadcasters / Keeping Him Close By (From N/A to 4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Human Coalition (Up 1 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), International Fellowship of Evangelical Students USA (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Iris Global (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Knox Area Rescue Ministries (Up 4 to 5 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Mennonite Central Committee (2 Stars, Transparency Grade: D), Mercy Corps (3 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc.  (5 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), One Collective, FKA International Teams (3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), OneChild / FKA One Child Matters and Mission of Mercy (Up 2 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Bethel University – Minnesota (Up 2 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), Breakthrough, Inc.  (Up 2 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Bright Hope International (Down 3 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Coalition for Christian Outreach / CCO (Down 3 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Corporate Chaplains of America (Up 3 to 4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Development Associates International (Up 4 to 5 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Entrust (Up 2 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Good News (Down 3 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Hal Lindsey Website Ministries (Up 3 to 4 Stars, Transparency Grade: D), InterFACE Ministries, Inc. / IFACE (Down 4 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), International Disaster Emergency Service (Down 3 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), International Fellowship of Christians and Jews / Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein (Down 2 to 1 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), International Messengers (Down 4 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), KSBJ Educational Foundation (Down 3 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Military Community Youth Ministries / MCYM (3 Stars, Transparency Grade: From C to A), New International  (Down 5 to 4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Praise Network, Inc. / Herb Roszhart (Down 5 to 4 Stars, Transparency Grade: D), Project PATCH (Up 2 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: D), Promise Keepers / Bill McCartney (Up 1 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: From C to A), pureHope / FKA Natl’ Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families (2 Stars, Transparency Grade: From C to A), Radio Training Network, Inc.  (Down 4 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), TEAM ( The Evangelical Alliance Mission) (Down 3 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), TeenPact Leadership School (Down 5 to 4 Stars, Transparency Grade: D), The King’s College (Up 3 to 4 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), Wayside Christian Mission (Down 4 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: D). The following ministries have been added to the MinistryWatch database with the most recent year’s financial data:, Langham Partnership USA (2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Launch Global (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Lifeline Christian Mission (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Lifewater International (3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram (3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Love a Child (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Manhattan Christian College (1 Star, Transparency Grade: A), MANNA Worldwide (3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Word Partners / Leadership Resources International (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 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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