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Precept

Know God deeply. Live Differently.

three stars

83.71

7324 Noah Reid Road Chattanooga, TN 37422
tel: (800) 763-8280   Web Site
EIN: 62-0841438

Board Leadership
Ken Guise
Board Chairman

CEO
David Arthur
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.71 three stars
  Financial 77.32 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Precept is a Bible study ministry that helps people read and understand God's Word for themselves. Our mission is to engage people in relationship with God through knowing His Word, so we focus on making God's Word accessible to all people everywhere. We write and publish Bible study workbooks that emphasize individual discovery, group discussion, and life application. We train Bible study leaders to guide these discussion groups and disciple others so they may be transformed by the truth they learn.

Precept is a Bible study ministry that helps people read and understand God's Word for themselves. Our mission is to engage people in relationship with God through knowing His Word, so we focus on making God's Word accessible to all people everywhere. We write and publish Bible study workbooks that emphasize individual discovery, group discussion, and life application. We train Bible study leaders to guide these discussion groups and disciple others so they may be transformed by the truth they learn.

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Financial

two stars

77.32

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
71.7%
  Administrative Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.69
  Program Expenses Growth -1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Precept on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Precept on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Precept (TN) 83.71 three stars
Reasons to Believe (CA) 87.24 three stars
Bibles For The World (CO) 90.13 four stars
Mesorah Heritage Foundation (NY) 86.72 three stars
American Bible Society (PA) 85.63 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,127,742
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,072,200
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,199,942
   Program Service Revenue $460,874
Total Primary Revenue $8,660,816
   Other Revenue $3,646,633
TOTAL REVENUE $12,307,449
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,805,014
   Administrative Expenses $1,953,116
   Fundraising Expenses $1,442,327
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,200,457
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $106,992
   
Net Assets $8,633,869

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
Printed Materials, Radio, Television, and Internet $4,924,753 55.9%
International Ministry Program $3,539,860 40.2%
Workshops and Conferences $340,401 3.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/03/2019 83.71 three stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 81.08 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 82.70 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 83.67 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.95 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 84.83 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 84.78 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 80.49 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 86.21 three stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 85.93 three stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 77.02 two stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 77.60 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 82.17 three stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 74.15 two stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 88.34 three stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 83.16 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 77.39 two stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 71.86 two stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 65.78 one star
2002-12 11/01/2003 63.56 one star

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

EIN 62-0841438
Name in IRS Master File PRECEPT MINISTRIES OF REACH OUT INC
NTEE Code X99
NTEE Classification Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C.
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Church 170(b)(1)(A)(i)
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, 2015
Filing Requirement 990 - Not required to file (church)
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$181,083 1.48% David Arthur Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$181,562 1.48% Ken Bowers Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Precept (TN) 83.71 three stars
Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals (PA) 85.16 three stars
World Missionary Press (IN) 90.35 four stars
Dare 2 Share Ministries (CO) 89.11 three stars
Al-Furqaan Foundation (IL) 88.14 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Precept
7324 Noah Reid Road
Chattanooga, TN 37422
tel: (800) 763-8280
fax: (423) 894-2449
EIN: 62-0841438

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 182218
Chattanooga, TN 37422

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Board Leadership

Ken Guise
Board Chairman

CEO

David Arthur
Chief Executive Officer

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