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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

93.26

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 93.26 four stars
  Financial 91.36 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

four stars

91.36

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.80
  Program Expenses Growth -0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
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 $6,285,491
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,285,491
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,285,491
   Other Revenue $122,189
TOTAL REVENUE $6,407,680
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,232,069
   Administrative Expenses $511,224
   Fundraising Expenses $190,113
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,933,406
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,474,274
   
Net Assets $7,445,644

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$121,914 3.09% 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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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