Zoweh Inc

More Life, More Love, More Freedom

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Zoweh Inc

EIN: 84-1653748


Vision: To encourage Redemptive Communities formed and experienced around the world—communities that experience God together, Life from the Heart, and live together in His Kingdom. Mission: Coming along side men and women to love and encourage them in their journey with God so they might truly experience who they are, where they are, and all the good He is up to in their lives—all critical ingredients to an oriented life. Values: We value the full work of Christ as revealed in His life, ministry and offer of Healing, Restoration, Freedom and Life. We love to share with others the full work of Christ—His death, resurrection and ascension—so they can experience the freedom and life Jesus promised and for which they were made!

Ruling year info



Mr Michael Thompson

Main address


DURHAM, NC 27707-2563 USA

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Subject area info


Public affairs

Community and economic development



Population served info


Women and girls

Men and boys



NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Heart of a Warrior Weekends

Often the stories that inspire men are those of hearts on a journey together, unsung heroes facing challenges and often overwhelming odds… stepping into moments where battling evil shoulder-to-shoulder or even back-to-back for a cause greater than any one individual… Ever wonder why? These stories we feel somewhere deep in our souls are the stories for which God made us. These stories actually are offering us something… calling us to a certain kind of life—the life and journey that declares, “this is what it looks like to follow God.” These stories move us because God has placed within us something which can be moved… a masculine heart that bears His image! Our Men’s Initiatives include weekend conferences and retreats designed to bring you face-to-face with God and with great hope for change in your life. We long to both demonstrate, as well as invite a man into, what it looks like for the masculine heart to follow God. So we invite you to join us for one of these weekends!

Population(s) Served
Men and boys

Our Women's Initiatives, including events such as The Deepening Weekend, are designed to encourage a woman to take those courageous steps, inviting God to set her heart free. The feminine heart reflects God through care, comfort, and compassion and is fully on display when a woman joins the great adventure fighting for the hearts around her. We invite you to both give your heart a good rest and engage your heart in an enchanting exploration over a weekend designed to provide intimate moments with God, shared experiences with other women, and time to dive into the ocean of your heart for what can be found and released there.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Most of us know far too well... marriage is hard. alking with God in this fallen world has its challenges for sure. Walking with God together... now that requires another level of orientation and responsibility x2. And yet, that is what marriage is supposed to be… two people walking with God together. Sounds good on a flier or the cover of a book, but it may be the most difficult arena to navigate because it is fiercely opposed. It is opposed because marriage is the most glorious union on the planet! God designed it that way from the beginning, and the enemy of our hearts has far too long set his sights on dividing the great union God created.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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.

Zoweh's organizational goals are to draw men and women closer to the heart of Jesus so that they understand AND experience their true identity as sons and daughters of the Creator of the universe!

Personal contact (Redemptive Friendships), resources (books, audio's, video's, etc, and events which emphasize our four key pillars:
A. Intimacy, Oneness and Connectedness with God.
B. Knowing who you are, where you are, and the good that God is up to in your life.
C. Having nothing to hide, nothing to prove and nothing to fear.
D. Experiencing more Life, more Love and more Freedom

Inviting Allies and encouraging and training them; creating events where men and women can experience God, creating and sharing resources for training on and experiencing God's love.

8,000+ individuals reached monthly through Zoweh resources
230,000+ subscriptions to our YouVersion Bible App devotionals
25,000+ copies of the The Heart of the Warrior in English and Spanish sold worldwide, also available on Kindle and Audible
26,000 unique downloads from the The Exploring More Podcast available on your favorite podcast platform
1,000+ subscribers to The Daily Orientation
500+ men and women praying on the Intercessory Prayer Team
500+ The Heart of a Warrior Expedition Small Groups worldwide
5,000+ men, women and couples experiencing weekend retreats
Video resources available on YouTube and RightNow Media
Partnering with churches, ministries and individuals through the Zoweh Frontlines Allies Network


Zoweh Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1402.72 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.3 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 6% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Zoweh Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Zoweh Inc

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Zoweh Inc’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $100,880 -$96,843 $150,337 $178,538 -$184,902
As % of expenses 11.2% -9.6% 17.6% 15.9% -12.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $90,395 -$110,859 $139,945 $167,090 -$201,296
As % of expenses 9.9% -10.8% 16.2% 14.8% -13.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $988,362 $908,054 $1,016,366 $1,299,835 $1,357,410
Total revenue, % change over prior year 40.6% -8.1% 11.9% 27.9% 4.4%
Program services revenue 23.0% 19.3% 2.7% 14.3% 16.3%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 69.7% 78.3% 96.0% 78.1% 74.3%
Other revenue 7.4% 2.4% 1.2% 7.6% 9.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $898,059 $1,013,058 $854,348 $1,121,297 $1,507,603
Total expenses, % change over prior year 14.8% 12.8% -15.7% 31.2% 34.5%
Personnel 48.2% 54.8% 63.7% 54.7% 47.2%
Professional fees 14.3% 4.5% 4.7% 5.1% 3.2%
Occupancy 3.6% 4.4% 4.8% 4.5% 4.6%
Interest 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 33.9% 36.1% 26.7% 35.6% 44.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $908,544 $1,027,074 $864,740 $1,132,745 $1,523,997
One month of savings $74,838 $84,422 $71,196 $93,441 $125,634
Debt principal payment $0 $3,918 $2,739 $4,758 $0
Fixed asset additions $42,375 $0 $0 $23,079 $49,688
Total full costs (estimated) $1,025,757 $1,115,414 $938,675 $1,254,023 $1,699,319

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.2 0.6 2.3 3.5 1.0
Months of cash and investments 2.3 0.6 2.5 3.6 1.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.7 1.1 3.3 4.2 1.4
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $163,005 $50,496 $166,220 $325,388 $129,401
Investments $6,820 $0 $8,371 $6,760 $6,716
Receivables $11,201 $10,298 $5,656 $5,165 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $59,922 $67,853 $73,054 $84,631 $114,190
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 34.0% 50.7% 61.3% 52.9% 35.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 8.9% 23.6% 8.2% 5.0% 14.2%
Unrestricted net assets $224,518 $113,659 $253,604 $420,694 $219,398
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $224,518 $113,659 $253,604 $420,694 $219,398

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


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

Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization


Mr Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson, author of Search and Rescue and The Heart of a Warrior, is a teacher, mentor, and guide for the hearts of men and women. He and his wife Robin are the founders and directors of Zoweh Ministries in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area of North Carolina. Zoweh functions as both a Medic Team and an Outpost to help people experience intimacy, oneness and connectedness with God and with others. Before the start of Zoweh in 2004 Michael enjoyed being a staff member with Campus Crusade starting in 1989. During his time with Cru he served with Athletes in Action Basketball, AIA Field Staff at Duke University, and then as the directors of Priority Associates of Durham/Chapel Hill.Michael grew up in Oklahoma and is a 1988 graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma. He received a graduate degree in Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2004. He loves to help others to know who they are, where they are and the good God is up to in their lives.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Zoweh Inc

Board of directors
as of 05/02/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board co-chair

Mr Michael Thompson


Term: 2006 - 2022

Board co-chair

Mr Gary Barkalow

The Noble Heart

Term: 2016 - 2020

Ryan Heisterman

Robert Chatterton

Robin Thompson

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/2/2022

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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