Religion, Spiritual Development

Pocket Testament League, Inc.

Helping you share Jesus, in His own words.

aka PTL   |   Lititz, PA   |  http://www.ptl.org

Mission

The Pocket Testament League's mission is to mobilize and equip Christians to Read, Carry & Share the Word of God.

Ruling year info

1989

CEO

Mr. David Collum

Main address

PO Box 800

Lititz, PA 17543 USA

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EIN

22-1616250

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Christian (X20)

Religious Media, Communications Organizations (X80)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Most of us, as Christians, struggle to share Jesus. It leaves us feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, or even guilty. At The Pocket Testament League, we understand. That's why we created a simple method to sharing Jesus that works for anyone. In fact, since 1893, we have taught millions of Christians around the world how to share the gospel over a hundred and fifty million times.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Stewarding God's Resources to allow Christians to distribution free Gospels

We raise funds so that our members can distribution free Gospels of John.

Population(s) Served
Christians

Our Main Program equips Christians to invite people to consider Jesus by offering them a Gospel of John.

Population(s) Served
Christians

Where we work

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

The Pocket Testament League is aiming to mobilize 30,000 Christians to share the faith with 130 million people over the next 10 years, from 2019 to 2029, using a simple repeatable method of sharing the Word of God.

We have 3 relational strategies to help Christians to engage the world with the Word of God, using Gospels of John. First, Individuals share the Gospel of John one-on-one. Second, leaders use their business, ministry or church to spread the Gospel. Third, ambassadors, who are positioned at high levels in government and churches distribute millions of Gospels through the Christ-followers under their influence.

Each of these 3 strategies has been honed recently 1. Individuals – from 2009 through 2018, approximately 450,000 people engaged the Pocket Testament League to be equipped to share over 9.5 million Gospels of John. 2. Organizations – from 2009 through 2018, over 300 organizations partnered with the Pocket Testament League by specifically co-branding a Gospel of John. 3. Ambassadors – from 2009 through 2018, over 16.9 million Gospels of John were shared, legally, including Mainland China.

For each strategy, we have specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time bound numerical goals. PTL has established annual goals for the next 10 years. 1. Individual Members – from 2019 to 2029 we plan on growing from 16,000 to 31,000, who will reach 19 million people. 2. Organizations – from 2019 to 2029 we plan on adding 100 organizations to reach 3 million people. 3. Ambassadors – from 2019 to 2029 we plan on adding 4 additional Ambassadors who will train their network of disciples to reach 119 million people for Jesus.

The key steps taken to date include: 1. Honing the Pocket Testament League Model 2. Establishing systems and networks that are scalable with only a small addition of resources at specific points of growth. 3. Building key relationships with Organizations and Ambassadors. 4. Testing the above in Year 1 of our 10-Year Plan. Specifically, in Year 1: 1. Individual Results: 1.156 million Goal // 1.185 million Actual 2. Partner Results: 198,000 Goal // 230,000 Actual 3. Ambassador Results: 6 million Goal // 6.1 million Actual

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Pocket Testament League, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 4/8/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Robert Kauffman


Board co-chair

Vincent Huang

Larry Martin

Roger Hannay

William Barringer

Ronald Hoover

Samuel Wagner

Richard Steudler

Richard Timmons

Jay Fechtel

Hap Kellogg

Robert Weaver

Susan Weaver

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Keywords

Christian, Witness, Bible, Evangelism, Sharing your faith