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New Life Ministries

Responding to the needs of those seeking healing and restoration through God's truth

two stars

75.14

23201 Lake Center Drive Ste. 100
Lake Forest, CA 92630
tel: (800) 639-5433   Web Site
EIN: 75-2785010

Board Leadership
Stephen Arterburn
Chairman

CEO
Larry Sonnenburg
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.14 two stars
  Financial 64.85 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

New Life Ministries identifies and compassionately responds to the needs of those seeking healing and restoration through God's truth. Stephen Arterburn is the founder and chairman of New Life Ministries - the nation's largest faith-based broadcast, counseling and treatment ministry - and is the host of the nationally syndicated New Life Live! daily radio program heard on over 180 radio stations nationwide. New Life ministries provides Christian based self help resources in the form of books, tapes, videos, internet information and counseling resources.

New Life Ministries identifies and compassionately responds to the needs of those seeking healing and restoration through God's truth. Stephen Arterburn is the founder and chairman of New Life Ministries - the nation's largest faith-based broadcast, counseling and treatment ministry - and is the host of the nationally syndicated New Life Live! daily radio program heard on over 180 radio stations nationwide. New Life ministries provides Christian based self help resources in the form of books, tapes, videos, internet information and counseling resources.

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Financial

one star

64.85

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
77.2%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -0.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 222.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New Life Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New Life Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New Life Ministries (CA) 75.14 two stars
Thru the Bible Radio Network (CA) 86.17 three stars
Proverbs 31 Ministries (NC) 92.56 four stars
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries (AR) 86.81 three stars
Heart of the Nation Catholic Mass (WI) 86.79 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,098,137
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,098,137
   Program Service Revenue $2,328,143
Total Primary Revenue $7,426,280
   Other Revenue $89,185
TOTAL REVENUE $7,515,465
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,707,829
   Administrative Expenses $1,043,560
   Fundraising Expenses $878,489
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,629,878
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-114,413
   
Net Assets $-1,134,848

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
Radio Call in Talk Show $3,664,556 64.2%
Workshops, Counselors, Group Coaching $2,043,273 35.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 08/01/2019 75.14 two stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 74.98 two stars
2016-12 11/01/2018 80.70 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 79.78 two stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 76.03 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 75.55 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 75.77 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 74.87 two stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 73.31 two stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 73.33 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 79.24 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 81.36 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 70.05 two stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 85.21 three stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 74.22 two stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 60.24 one star
2005-12 12/15/2006 58.29 one star
2004-12 12/01/2005 75.14 two stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 79.99 two stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 79.84 two stars

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

EIN 75-2785010
Name in IRS Master File NEW LIFE MINISTRIES
NTEE Code X21
NTEE Classification Protestant
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 June, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$220,091 2.88% Stephen Arterburn Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$167,307 2.19% Larry Sonnenburg President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New Life Ministries (CA) 75.14 two stars
Lamb & Lion Ministries (TX) 95.54 four stars
The Christian Broadcasting Network (VA) 88.20 three stars
Family Life Communications (AZ) 93.18 four stars
Ligonier Ministries (FL) 89.81 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

New Life Ministries
23201 Lake Center Drive
Ste. 100
Lake Forest, CA 92630
tel: (800) 639-5433
fax: (949) 707-5686
EIN: 75-2785010

Mail donations to:
23201 Lake Center Drive, Ste. 100
Lake Forest, CA 92609

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Board Leadership

Stephen Arterburn
Chairman

CEO

Larry Sonnenburg
President

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