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World Bible School

You. Sharing Jesus.

two stars

75.58

16110 Anderson Mill Rd Cedar Park, TX 78613
tel: (512) 345-8190   Web Site
EIN: 74-2254797

Board Leadership
Howard Norton
Chair

CEO
John Reese
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.58 two stars
  Financial 82.92 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00 two stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

World Bible School's mission is to share the Good News of Jesus with the world using everyday Christians and interactive Bible studies. Over a million new seekers each year are encouraged by thousands of volunteer Christians to continue through Bible lessons in print (exchanged by mail) and online. WBS lessons share the fundamentals of God. His grace and love, Jesus, the Gospel message, the church, and Christian living. WBS seeks to increase one's knowledge and faith in Jesus by seeing for what the Bible itself says.

World Bible School's mission is to share the Good News of Jesus with the world using everyday Christians and interactive Bible studies. Over a million new seekers each year are encouraged by thousands of volunteer Christians to continue through Bible lessons in print (exchanged by mail) and online. WBS lessons share the fundamentals of God. His grace and love, Jesus, the Gospel message, the church, and Christian living. WBS seeks to increase one's knowledge and faith in Jesus by seeing for what the Bible itself says.

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Financial

three stars

82.92

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

70.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 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)
69.0%
  Administrative Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 20.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.10
  Program Expenses Growth 14.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Bible School on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Bible School on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Bible School (TX) 75.58 two stars
Heart to Honduras (OH) 88.15 three stars
Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land (DC) 93.73 four stars
Development Associates International (CO) 85.85 three stars
InterServe USA (PA) 86.09 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,945,877
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $82,029
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,027,906
   Program Service Revenue $725,914
Total Primary Revenue $4,753,820
   Other Revenue $-18,451
TOTAL REVENUE $4,735,369
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,611,671
   Administrative Expenses $332,289
   Fundraising Expenses $706,459
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,650,419
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,084,950
   
Net Assets $3,836,552

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Advertising and Promotional Programs $1,044,669 40.0%
Course Publications $783,501 30.0%
Internet Courses $783,501 30.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/20/2019 75.58 two stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 74.64 two stars
2016-12 09/01/2017 74.57 two stars
2015-12 10/01/2016 74.51 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 73.35 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 72.80 two stars
2013-12 12/22/2014 75.54 two stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 79.70 two 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 74-2254797
Name in IRS Master File WORLD BIBLE SCHOOL INCORPORATED
NTEE Code X80
NTEE Classification Religious Media, Communications Organizations
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (7) Evangelism
(29) Other religious activities
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 April, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$107,246 2.93% John Reese President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Bible School (TX) 75.58 two stars
Global Servants (GA) 89.60 three stars
Mission Eurasia (IL) 89.17 three stars
Adventist Frontier Missions (MI) 94.40 four stars
Asian Access (CA) 88.29 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

World Bible School
16110 Anderson Mill Rd
Cedar Park, TX 78613
tel: (512) 345-8190
EIN: 74-2254797

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Board Leadership

Howard Norton
Chair

CEO

John Reese
President

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