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Religion : Religious Activities

Adventist Frontier Missions

Reaching the unreached

93.68

107 East Ferry Street Berrien Springs, MI 49103
tel: (800) 937-4236   Web Site
EIN: 38-2635531

Board Leadership
Steve Fisher
Chair

CEO
Conrad Vine
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.68
  Financial 94.46
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Organized in 1985, Adventist Frontier Missions (AFM) is a Seventh-day Adventist Christian lay ministry dedicated to establishing church-planting movements among people groups with no Adventist presence. There are over 1.5 billion people who will never hear the gospel unless someone goes and tells them. Jesus Christ called us to go and share the gospel with these unreached people. Our missionaries learn the language and culture and begin raising up a body of believers, committed to spreading the gospel among their people. Our completed projects have a mother church with at least one daughter church and one granddaughter church. These finished projects are strong and growing with church members committed to and trained for outreach.

Organized in 1985, Adventist Frontier Missions (AFM) is a Seventh-day Adventist Christian lay ministry dedicated to establishing church-planting movements among people groups with no Adventist presence. There are over 1.5 billion people who will never hear the gospel unless someone goes and tells them. Jesus Christ called us to go and share the gospel with these unreached people. Our missionaries learn the language and culture and begin raising up a body of believers, committed to spreading the gospel among their people. Our completed projects have a mother church with at least one daughter church and one granddaughter church. These finished projects are strong and growing with church members committed to and trained for outreach.

Financial

94.46

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

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)
86.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.11
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Adventist Frontier Missions on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Adventist Frontier Missions on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Adventist Frontier Missions (MI) 93.68
India Gospel Outreach (CA) 86.36
Kingdom Workers (WI) 90.10
WordPartners (IL) 85.41
Episcopal Church Foundation (NY) 85.62

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,250,356
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,250,356
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,250,356
   Other Revenue $115,988
TOTAL REVENUE $6,366,344
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,479,373
   Administrative Expenses $779,171
   Fundraising Expenses $153,796
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,412,340
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-45,996
   
Net Assets $7,121,882

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
Recruit and Train Individuals $5,479,373 100.0%

Ratings History
Adventist Frontier Missions has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 05/01/2021 93.68
2018-12 02/01/2020 94.40
2017-12 11/01/2018 94.74
2016-12 02/01/2018 94.65
2015-12 12/21/2016 94.46
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.33
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 91.82
2013-12 04/01/2015 90.69
2012-12 11/01/2013 92.20
2011-12 12/01/2012 92.11
2010-12 02/01/2012 92.15
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.28
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 74.74
2008-12 05/01/2010 78.84
2007-12 12/01/2008 88.32
2006-12 10/01/2007 89.35
2005-12 12/01/2006 85.67
2004-12 01/01/2006 85.64
2003-12 03/01/2005 68.23
2002-12 10/01/2003 78.74

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

EIN 38-2635531
Name in IRS Master File ADVENTIST FRONTIER MISSIONS INC
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (6) Missionary activities
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 May, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Conrad Vine President
Other Salaries of Note
$61,949 0.96% Sinisa Milovanovic Treasurer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Adventist Frontier Missions (MI) 93.68
Lifeline Christian Mission (OH) 88.88
Bridge Builders International (OR) 93.43
Teen Missions International (FL) 97.17
International Cooperating Ministries (VA) 98.23

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Charity Contact Info

Adventist Frontier Missions
107 East Ferry Street
Berrien Springs, MI 49103
tel: (800) 937-4236
fax: (269) 473-4375
EIN: 38-2635531

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 286
Berrien Springs, MI 49103

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Board Leadership

Steve Fisher
Chair

CEO

Conrad Vine
President

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