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PROVERBS 31 MINISTRY INC

Know the Truth. Live the Truth. It Changes Everything!

aka Proverbs 31 Ministries   |   Matthews, NC   |  www.proverbs31.org

Mission

Proverbs 31 Ministries is a non-profit Christian ministry that seeks to lead women into a personal relationship with Christ. With Proverbs 31:10-31 as a guide, Proverbs 31 Ministries reaches women in the middle of their busy days through free devotions, daily radio message, speaking events, conferences, resources, online Bible studies, and training in the call to write, speak and lead others. We are real women offering real-life solutions to those striving to maintain life's balance, in spite of today's hectic pace and cultural pull away from godly principles. Wherever a woman may be on her spiritual journey, Proverbs 31 Ministries exists to be a trusted friend who understands the challenges she faces, walks by her side, encouraging her as she walks toward the heart of God.

Notes from the nonprofit

In a day and time when so many are needing answers for real life issues, Proverbs 31 Ministries is a trusted source of solid biblical answers and godly wisdom. Our teaching is based on extensive theological research applied and brought to life through the honest vulnerability of our own testimonies and continued personal growth. Will you join us today to help us continue taking a stand for Truth and providing resources that are drawing hearts to Christ? If you would like to financially invest in the future of Proverbs 31, please email Holly Wessel [email protected] or visit PROVERBS31.ORG/GIVE.

Ruling year info

1997

President

Lysa TerKeurst

Main address

P. O. Box 3189

Matthews, NC 28106 USA

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EIN

56-1989197

NTEE code info

Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C. (X99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

88% of American households own at least one Bible, with most owning an average of four. Only 19% of churchgoers read the Bible every day. Physical access to the Bible doesn't always mean personal access to the Bible. We are moving forward to equip people with both the passion and position needed for individual, personal study of the Bible. We're not just creating experts, but enthusiasts. Enthusiasts who are so inspired in their personal learning of Scripture that it will naturally pour out into those around them. Proverbs 31 Ministries is expanding to accomplish this vision!

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?

Daily Devotions

Hope and encouragement through daily weekday devotions.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Our free First 5 mobile app provides daily biblical teaching and in depth studies of books of the Bible

Population(s) Served
Adults
Women and girls

A paid monthly membership program that equips influencers with training in the areas of writing, speaking and leading.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

An online community of women who read and study together and discuss Christian books, rooted in scripture.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

The Proverbs 31 Podcast will help you…
Apply biblical wisdom to your current season of life — whether you’re in your twenties or eighties.
Learn to value the people around you who are in different seasons by finding common ground in your struggles.
Start your day off right or make your commute more enjoyable by conveniently accessing through your podcast app.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

For women looking to receive professional and biblical training in their call to speak, write or lead, She Speaks is one of the nation’s leading conferences.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Where we work

Awards

Best Christian Workplace 2019

Best Christian Workplace Institute

Affiliations & memberships

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability 2020

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability 2021

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability 2022

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability 2023

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These metrics represent Impressions of Truth, P31 has shared in 2021 through Social Media, Online Bible Studies, First 5, P31 Podcast, COMPEL members, She Speaks attendees, and Daily Devotions.

Number of people reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These metrics represent Impressions of Truth, P31 has shared in 2021 through Social Media, Online Bible Studies, First 5, P31 Podcast, COMPEL members, She Speaks attendees, and Daily Devotions

Total downloads of the organizations mobile application

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

First 5 Mobile App

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number represents the number of screen views (in both iOS and Android users) during 2022.

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

These numbers reflect all donors who had tax deductible gifts.

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These numbers reflect total donations received less any accounting or pledge adjustments.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

VISION 2023 ERADICATE BIBLICAL POVERTY MILESTONE GOALS:
* Reach 3 million people through First 5 mobile app downloads
* Engage 300,000 in Online Bible Classes and Studies
* Train 7,000 through She Speaks and COMPEL and other P31 Trainings

Our dream is to create Bible enthusiasts — enthusiasts who are so inspired in their personal learning of the Bible that their new-found knowledge will naturally pour out into those around them.

We have prayerfully committed to three strategic focuses over the next five years:
1) WE WILL LEVERAGE OUR DIGITAL INFLUENCE, EXPONENTIALLY REACH MORE WOMEN
AND TEACH THEM TRANSFORMATIVE BIBLICAL TRUTH.

2) WE WILL PROVIDE TRAINING THAT INCREASES THE IMPACT AND EFFECTIVENESS FOR
THOSE CALLED TO TEACH, WRITE AND LEAD IN THEIR SPHERES OF INFLUENCE.

3) WE WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP THE TECHNOLOGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT
THE NEXT 5 YEARS OF GROWTH.

We have been working already for the past 25 years to eradicate biblical poverty and continue to do so with our product positioning. - We have massive reach through our First 5 Mobile app, which is in every country in the world except 3, and has over 1.5 million downloads. - We have almost a million people daily receiving our Encouragement for Today daily devotions. - We have over 4.5 million people daily seeing our scripture based inspirational posts on social media platforms. - We have influencers being trained to preach and teach the Word of God through our COMPEL training and She Speaks conferences. - Our online Bible studies are helping women (and men) grow in their relationship with Christ. Our growth from year to year is steady and we believe God has positioned us just right.

Our organization has seen unprecedented growth across the board over the past 5 years. Donations are strong while donors are steady. . Our First 5 app surpassed 2 million downloads in just 3 years. We continue to see huge growth in the number of online participants in our Online Bible Studies and more.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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PROVERBS 31 MINISTRY INC

Board of directors
as of 10/11/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Steven Brown

Lisa Robertson

Steve Brown

Derwin Gray

Adina Boyer

Amy King

John Putnam

Monty Stepura

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/3/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data