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Lutheran Bible Translators

Making the Word of God available to those who do not yet have it in the language of their hearts

four stars

97.01

205 South Main Street P.O. Box 789
Concordia, MO 64020
tel: (800) 532-4253   Web Site
EIN: 95-2630437

Board Leadership
Jeremy Pekari
Chair

CEO
Mike Rodewald
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.01 four stars
  Financial 98.65 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1964, Lutheran Bible Translators (LBT) is an independent mission organization dedicated to helping bring people to faith in Jesus Christ by making the Word of God available to those who do not yet have it in the language of their hearts. There are more than 6,900 different languages spoken in the world. More than 4,500, or 66%, still have no portion of Scripture translated. LBT believes that no language or cultural barrier should prevent people from having access to God's Word. That is why LBT works with Lutheran church bodies and Bible translation organizations worldwide-- so that every person has the opportunity to read, hear, and understand God's Good News in the language of their hearts.

Founded in 1964, Lutheran Bible Translators (LBT) is an independent mission organization dedicated to helping bring people to faith in Jesus Christ by making the Word of God available to those who do not yet have it in the language of their hearts. There are more than 6,900 different languages spoken in the world. More than 4,500, or 66%, still have no portion of Scripture translated. LBT believes that no language or cultural barrier should prevent people from having access to God's Word. That is why LBT works with Lutheran church bodies and Bible translation organizations worldwide-- so that every person has the opportunity to read, hear, and understand God's Good News in the language of their hearts.

Financial

four stars

98.65

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
80.3%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.88
  Program Expenses Growth 7.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lutheran Bible Translators on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lutheran Bible Translators on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,022,134
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,022,134
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,022,134
   Other Revenue $204,069
TOTAL REVENUE $7,226,203
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,743,173
   Administrative Expenses $537,779
   Fundraising Expenses $470,858
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,751,810
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,474,393
   
Net Assets $12,837,072

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$124,668 2.62% Michael Rodewald Executive Director

Mission

Founded in 1964, Lutheran Bible Translators (LBT) is an independent mission organization dedicated to helping bring people to faith in Jesus Christ by making the Word of God available to those who do not yet have it in the language of their hearts. There are more than 6,900 different languages spoken in the world. More than 4,500, or 66%, still have no portion of Scripture translated. LBT believes that no language or cultural barrier should prevent people from having access to God's Word. That is why LBT works with Lutheran church bodies and Bible translation organizations worldwide-- so that every person has the opportunity to read, hear, and understand God's Good News in the language of their hearts.

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Lutheran Bible Translators (MO) 97.01 four stars
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Mesorah Heritage Foundation (NJ) 90.09 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Lutheran Bible Translators
205 South Main Street
P.O. Box 789
Concordia, MO 64020
tel: (800) 532-4253
fax: (630) 897-3567
EIN: 95-2630437

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Board Leadership

Jeremy Pekari
Chair

CEO

Mike Rodewald
Executive Director