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Good News

Advocating Scriptural Christianity

two stars

75.45

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 75.45 two stars
  Financial 77.00 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 74.00 two stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Financial

two stars

77.00

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

74.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 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)
69.2%
  Administrative Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.55
  Program Expenses Growth -1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.7%
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) 75.45 two stars
Reasons to Believe (CA) 90.16 four stars
Bibles For The World (CO) 94.86 four stars
Messenger International (CO) 94.13 four stars
Dare 2 Share Ministries (CO) 85.23 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $944,642
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $944,642
   Program Service Revenue $17,124
Total Primary Revenue $961,766
   Other Revenue $2,196
TOTAL REVENUE $963,962
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $572,418
   Administrative Expenses $145,175
   Fundraising Expenses $149,756
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $867,349
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $96,613
   
Net Assets $602,786

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 $316,521 55.3%
Renewal and Reform $136,144 23.8%
General Conference $76,323 13.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$35,931 4.14% Rev. Rob Renfroe President
Other Salaries of Note
$84,131 9.69% Rev. Tom Lambrecht Vice President
$57,593 6.64% Walter Fenton Director of Strategic Planning

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Good News (TX) 75.45 two stars
World Mission (MI) 88.46 three stars
World Missionary Press (IN) 91.39 four stars
Audio Scripture Ministries (MI) 97.17 four stars
Messenger International (CO) 94.13 four 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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