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Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Updated financial data for Alliance Defending Freedom, American Family Association, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and many more

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 Extra:  Julie Roys of The Roys Report.  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.  This week we welcome back to the program Julie Roys.  We discuss Bryan Lorritts, Jerry Falwell, Jr., and Ole Anthony.  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: None REMOVALS:  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: Alliance Defending Freedom (pka Alliance Defense Fund, Inc. ) (1 Star, Transparency Grade: A), American Family Association, Inc. / Don Wildmon (Up 3 to 4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Walk Thru the Bible Ministries (3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), African Enterprise (Down 2 to 1 Star, Transparency Grade: A), Back2Back Ministries (Down 4 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Billy Graham Evangelistic Association / BGEA / Franklin Graham (Up 2 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), Christian Associates International, Inc. dba Communitas International (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: From C to A), Christian Legal Society / CLS (Down 4 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Gordon College (Down 5 to 4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Grant County Rescue Mission (Down 3 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: D), Jews for Jesus (Up 1 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), Life Centers (Up 2 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Palm Beach Atlantic University (Down 3 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: C), The Rescue Mission, Fort Wayne (Down 3 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A). The following ministries have been added to the MinistryWatch database with the most recent year’s financial data: Africa Renewal Ministries (5 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Rapha International (3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Simpson University (5 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Springfield Rescue Mission (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Stonecroft Ministries (3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Sunday Breakfast Mission (3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), The A21 Campaign (2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), The Luke Commission (3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Z Ministries Inc.  (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: C)

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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.

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 are featuring Unfolding Word, one of the newer Bible translation organizations.  You take a look at the mission and financials of Unfolding Word, 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, the massive ministry Gospel for Asia is attempting to rebrand itself, but is the ministry, which has been embroiled in scandal, really changing its ways.  And Liberty University files a $10-million lawsuit against Jerry Falwell Jr.  We begin today with the story of a Washington, D.C., pastor who has been charged with $1.5-million in COVID Relief funds.  You can hear the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and other podcast apps, or you can simply click here.

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.