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New Life Ministries

Providing help and hope in life's hardest places

two stars

75.12

P.O. Box 1029 Lake Forest, CA 92609
tel: (949) 494-8383   Web Site
EIN: 75-2785010

Board Leadership
Stephen Arterburn
Chairman

CEO
Steve Arterburn
Founder and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.12 two stars
  Financial 65.05 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

New Life Ministries transforms lives through compassionately communicating God's truth and connecting people into redemptive relationships. Family, friends, and churches want to help but are not always equipped to care for those dealing with problems like addiction, pornography, infidelity, anxiety, anger, fear, depression, and hurts from the past. We combine a deep commitment to biblical truth with the best in psychological knowledge. We firmly believe that applying proven techniques for emotional, physical, and spiritual health is in accordance with God's call to live in wholeness and redemptive relationships. And, we're not afraid to share our own struggles, because we're all on this journey together.

New Life Ministries transforms lives through compassionately communicating God's truth and connecting people into redemptive relationships. Family, friends, and churches want to help but are not always equipped to care for those dealing with problems like addiction, pornography, infidelity, anxiety, anger, fear, depression, and hurts from the past. We combine a deep commitment to biblical truth with the best in psychological knowledge. We firmly believe that applying proven techniques for emotional, physical, and spiritual health is in accordance with God's call to live in wholeness and redemptive relationships. And, we're not afraid to share our own struggles, because we're all on this journey together.

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Financial

one star

65.05

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
76.4%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth -1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 238.5%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New Life Ministries (CA) 75.12 two stars
Right From The Heart Ministries (GA) 91.92 four stars
Basic Gospel (TX) 85.74 three stars
Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef (GA) 95.75 four stars
Family Life Communications (AZ) 93.18 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,388,350
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,388,350
   Program Service Revenue $2,095,751
Total Primary Revenue $7,484,101
   Other Revenue $99,863
TOTAL REVENUE $7,583,964
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,767,640
   Administrative Expenses $912,568
   Fundraising Expenses $1,014,995
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,695,203
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-111,239
   
Net Assets $-1,246,087

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
Call-in Talk Radio Program $3,684,719 63.9%
Workshops, Counselors, Group Coaching $2,082,921 36.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 75.12 two stars
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

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
$219,185 2.84% Stephen Arterburn Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$167,496 2.17% Larry Sonnenburg President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New Life Ministries (CA) 75.12 two stars
Family Life Ministries (NY) 95.56 four stars
Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef (GA) 95.75 four stars
Turning Point (CA) 87.21 three stars
Andrew Wommack Ministries (CO) 96.32 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

New Life Ministries
P.O. Box 1029
Lake Forest, CA 92609
tel: (949) 494-8383
EIN: 75-2785010

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Board Leadership

Stephen Arterburn
Chairman

CEO

Steve Arterburn
Founder and CEO

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