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The Pocket Testament League

Helping you share Jesus, in His own words.

four stars

90.46

P.O. Box 800 Lititz, PA 17543
tel: (844) 376-2538   Web Site
EIN: 22-1616250

Board Leadership
Robert Kauffman
Chairman

CEO
David Collum
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.46 four stars
  Financial 92.21 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Christians struggle to share Jesus. It leaves us feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, or even guilty. At The Pocket Testament League, we understand. That's why we created a simple method to sharing Jesus that works for anyone. In fact, we have taught millions of Christians around the world how to share the gospel over a hundred and fifty million times.

The Pocket Testament League is aiming to invite 130 million people to meet Jesus by 2028, by energizing more than 225,000 Christians to use a simple repeatable method of sharing the Word of God.

We have one strategy. It's relational; helping Christians to reach the lost with the Word of God, using Gospels of John. There are two ways we do that.
1. We reach out to Individuals and equip them, our members, to share the Gospel of John one-on-one.
2. We reach out to Partners and we help these leaders to use their business, ministry, and church networks and equip their members to share the Gospel of John one-on-one.

Christians struggle to share Jesus. It leaves us feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, or even guilty. At The Pocket Testament League, we understand. That's why we created a simple method to sharing Jesus that works for anyone. In fact, we have taught millions of Christians around the world how to share the gospel over a hundred and fifty million times.

The Pocket Testament League is aiming to invite 130 million people to meet Jesus by 2028, by energizing more than 225,000 Christians to use a simple repeatable method of sharing the Word of God.

We have one strategy. It's relational; helping Christians to reach the lost with the Word of God, using Gospels of John. There are two ways we do that.
1. We reach out to Individuals and equip them, our members, to share the Gospel of John one-on-one.
2. We reach out to Partners and we help these leaders to use their business, ministry, and church networks and equip their members to share the Gospel of John one-on-one.

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Financial

four stars

92.21

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
82.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.84
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Pocket Testament League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Pocket Testament League on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Pocket Testament League (PA) 90.46 four stars
Crossroads Prison Ministries (MI) 91.91 four stars
Officers' Christian Fellowship (CO) 92.91 four stars
Desire Street Ministries (GA) 94.60 four stars
Capitol Commission (NC) 85.40 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,408,533
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,408,533
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,408,533
   Other Revenue $284,657
TOTAL REVENUE $4,693,190
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,671,244
   Administrative Expenses $374,304
   Fundraising Expenses $556,966
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,602,514
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,090,676
   
Net Assets $2,992,652

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 06/01/2020 90.46 four stars
2018-09 11/01/2019 86.13 three stars
2017-09 08/01/2018 86.79 three stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 86.75 three stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 77.87 two stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 78.37 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 78.14 two stars
2013-09 12/01/2014 80.86 three stars
2012-09 12/01/2013 80.46 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 22-1616250
Name in IRS Master File POCKET TESTAMENT LEAGUE INC
NTEE Code X83
NTEE Classification Religious Printing, Publishing
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (5) Mission
(4) Church auxiliary
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$100,000 2.77% David Collum President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Pocket Testament League (PA) 90.46 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

The Pocket Testament League
P.O. Box 800
Lititz, PA 17543
tel: (844) 376-2538
EIN: 22-1616250

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Board Leadership

Robert Kauffman
Chairman

CEO

David Collum
President, CEO

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