Religion, Spiritual Development

Pocket Testament League, Inc.

Helping you share Jesus, in His own words.

aka PTL

Lititz, PA

Mission

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

Ruling Year

1989

CEO

Mr. David Collum

Main Address

PO Box 800

Lititz, PA 17543 USA

Keywords

Christian, Witness, Bible, Evangelism, Sharing your faith

EIN

22-1616250

 Number

6770866923

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Christian (X20)

Religious Media, Communications Organizations (X80)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

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

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

Helping Christians Reach the Lost

Where we work

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

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

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Pocket Testament League, Inc.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

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Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

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Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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No

Organizational Demographics

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