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Good News

Advocating Scriptural Christianity

three stars

87.13

P.O. Box 132076 The Woodlands, TX 77393
tel: (832) 813-8327   Web Site
EIN: 36-2680478

Board Leadership
Helen Rhea Stumbo
Board Chair

CEO
The Rev. Rob Renfroe
President and Publisher

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.13 three stars
  Financial 81.80 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Good News movement is a voice for repentance, an agent for reform, and a catalyst for renewal within the United Methodist Church. By God's grace, we will proclaim and demonstrate the power and effectiveness of historic Christianity as emphasized in Wesleyan doctrine and practice. Good News advocates Scriptural Christianity with holy living among United Methodists; nurtures evangelical fellowship within a worshipping, caring, and inclusive community; seeks diligently to be faithful and challenge unfairness wherever it is found in the church; informs and educated United Methodists about issues challenging the church and creates and/or assists in creating supplemental church structures if necessary.

The Good News movement is a voice for repentance, an agent for reform, and a catalyst for renewal within the United Methodist Church. By God's grace, we will proclaim and demonstrate the power and effectiveness of historic Christianity as emphasized in Wesleyan doctrine and practice. Good News advocates Scriptural Christianity with holy living among United Methodists; nurtures evangelical fellowship within a worshipping, caring, and inclusive community; seeks diligently to be faithful and challenge unfairness wherever it is found in the church; informs and educated United Methodists about issues challenging the church and creates and/or assists in creating supplemental church structures if necessary.

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Financial

three stars

81.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
71.4%
  Administrative Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.84
  Program Expenses Growth -0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Good News on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Good News on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Good News (TX) 87.13 three stars
World Mission (MI) 90.26 four stars
Life Action Ministries (MI) 90.26 four stars
Lutheran Bible Translators (MO) 94.05 four stars
Audio Scripture Ministries (MI) 97.78 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,108,636
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,108,636
   Program Service Revenue $32,043
Total Primary Revenue $1,140,679
   Other Revenue $5,009
TOTAL REVENUE $1,145,688
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $582,098
   Administrative Expenses $137,848
   Fundraising Expenses $127,594
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $847,540
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $298,148
   
Net Assets $886,395

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
Print and Electronic Media Publications $318,252 54.7%
Renewal and Reform $123,411 21.2%
Preservation of Official UMC Doctrine and Practice $101,996 17.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 87.13 three stars
2018-12 03/01/2020 77.55 two stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 75.45 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 85.56 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 74.90 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 77.16 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 74.49 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 75.41 two stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 75.38 two stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 60.66 one star
2010-12 03/01/2012 57.91 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 56.81 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 57.87 one star
2008-12 07/01/2010 65.57 one star
2007-12 07/01/2009 70.90 two stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 67.79 one star
2005-12 02/01/2007 82.43 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 80.35 three stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 62.15 one star
2002-12 02/01/2004 61.09 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 36-2680478
Name in IRS Master File FORUM FOR SCRIPTURAL CHRISTIANITY
NTEE Code X21
NTEE Classification Protestant
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1970
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$37,011 4.36% Rev. Rob Renfroe President
Other Salaries of Note
$87,274 10.29% Rev. Tom Lambrecht Vice President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Good News (TX) 87.13 three stars
Al-Furqaan Foundation (IL) 88.14 three stars
World Missionary Press (IN) 90.35 four stars
Pioneer Bible Translators (TX) 93.47 four stars
Lutheran Heritage Foundation (MI) 89.14 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Good News
P.O. Box 132076
The Woodlands, TX 77393
tel: (832) 813-8327
fax: (832) 813-5327
EIN: 36-2680478

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Board Leadership

Helen Rhea Stumbo
Board Chair

CEO

The Rev. Rob Renfroe
President and Publisher

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