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Word of Life Fellowship

Reaching youth with the Gospel of Christ

four stars

93.21

P.O. Box 600 Schroon Lake, NY 12870
tel: (518) 494-6000   Web Site
EIN: 13-5648615

Board Leadership
Donald H. Lough Jr
President

CEO
Donald H. Lough Jr
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.21 four stars
  Financial 93.43 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

As a ministry committed to reaching this generation with the Gospel, Word of Life Fellowship, Inc. creates faith-defining experiences, giving students and families opportunities to encounter God and grow in their spiritual walk. Word of Life does this through four ministries. First, International Ministries, purposed to share the faith in 69 countries spanning six continents through over 3,000 long-term missionaries and many short-term missions trips. Second, Bible Institutes, deepening the faiths of young people and adults through 14 Bible Institutes. Third, Camping ministry, launching the faith of thousands of youth through more than 87 youth camps and family conferences worldwide. Fourth, Local Church Ministries, equipping over 1,500 churches worldwide through training and resources for growing the faith of this generation. Through these ministries, Word of Life is a catalyst for lasting life-change and eternal impact in this generation. On average, 450 people, every day, trust Christ for their Salvation through the ministry of Word of Life.

As a ministry committed to reaching this generation with the Gospel, Word of Life Fellowship, Inc. creates faith-defining experiences, giving students and families opportunities to encounter God and grow in their spiritual walk. Word of Life does this through four ministries. First, International Ministries, purposed to share the faith in 69 countries spanning six continents through over 3,000 long-term missionaries and many short-term missions trips. Second, Bible Institutes, deepening the faiths of young people and adults through 14 Bible Institutes. Third, Camping ministry, launching the faith of thousands of youth through more than 87 youth camps and family conferences worldwide. Fourth, Local Church Ministries, equipping over 1,500 churches worldwide through training and resources for growing the faith of this generation. Through these ministries, Word of Life is a catalyst for lasting life-change and eternal impact in this generation. On average, 450 people, every day, trust Christ for their Salvation through the ministry of Word of Life.

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Financial

four stars

93.43

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
90.8%
  Administrative Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.03
  Program Expenses Growth 3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Word of Life Fellowship on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Word of Life Fellowship on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $24,901,056
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $6,317,451
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $31,218,507
   Program Service Revenue $17,364,135
Total Primary Revenue $48,582,642
   Other Revenue $647,769
TOTAL REVENUE $49,230,411
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $42,772,245
   Administrative Expenses $1,833,495
   Fundraising Expenses $2,458,797
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $47,064,537
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,165,874
   
Net Assets $47,625,266

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$134,286 0.28% Donald H. Lough Jr. President
Other Salaries of Note
$1,750 0.00% Philip Moser Director

Mission

As a ministry committed to reaching this generation with the Gospel, Word of Life Fellowship, Inc. creates faith-defining experiences, giving students and families opportunities to encounter God and grow in their spiritual walk. Word of Life does this through four ministries. First, International Ministries, purposed to share the faith in 69 countries spanning six continents through over 3,000 long-term missionaries and many short-term missions trips. Second, Bible Institutes, deepening the faiths of young people and adults through 14 Bible Institutes. Third, Camping ministry, launching the faith of thousands of youth through more than 87 youth camps and family conferences worldwide. Fourth, Local Church Ministries, equipping over 1,500 churches worldwide through training and resources for growing the faith of this generation. Through these ministries, Word of Life is a catalyst for lasting life-change and eternal impact in this generation. On average, 450 people, every day, trust Christ for their Salvation through the ministry of Word of Life.

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Coalition for Christian Outreach (PA) 93.42 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Word of Life Fellowship
P.O. Box 600
Schroon Lake, NY 12870
tel: (518) 494-6000
EIN: 13-5648615

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Board Leadership

Donald H. Lough Jr
President

CEO

Donald H. Lough Jr
Executive Director