Enduring Treasure Ministries Inc

Concerning ourselves with what lasts forever

Saint Peters, MO   |
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Enduring Treasure Ministries Inc

EIN: 47-2097842


To inspire and equip Christian leaders to excel in transformational ministry.

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Main address

PO Box 97

Saint Peters, MO 63376 USA

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Subject area info



Population served info

People of African descent


Low-income people

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Nonprofit Management (S50)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Pastors and Christian leaders want to see lives truly transformed but find that while there is an initially positive response to preaching and teaching in their churches, long-term transformation is inconsistent at best and often non-existent. Attempting to develop strategies for improvement, these leaders look to "experts" who have exchanged biblical transformational ministry strategies for secular approaches to shepherding in the local church. Foundations are missing such as a the centrality of God’s Word in Christian ministry, the impact of loving leadership, the value of a servant-leader posture, the requirement of listening to the Holy Spirit, following the Scriptural transformational model, etc. These leaders who longed for transformation can become discouraged and ineffective. Christian leaders in rural areas where leadership training is inaccessible or unattainable economically are particularly vulnerable and in need of assistance in leadership development.

Our programs

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

Leadership Development Training

Training seminars and courses paired with individualized coaching targeting specific areas of need among primarily Christian ministry leaders

Population(s) Served
People of African descent

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Enduring Treasure Ministries exists to inspire and equip Christian leaders to excel in ministry that transforms. Combining leadership training events and resources with individualized and group coaching, Enduring Treasure seeks to call today's pastors and Christian leaders to biblical models of ministry that can be blessed by God with the success every leader desires. By 2029, we plan to have established nationally-led and governed ministry organizations that will accomplish this mission in each of the African Great Lakes Region countries: Uganda, DRCongo, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and South Sudan. We have a unique desire to reach leaders in rural areas where educational resources are completely unavailable or economically unattainable.

From it's inception in 2014, Enduring Treasure Ministries has provided excellent leadership training events and personalized coaching to thousands of American and African Christian leaders. In each new rural location reached by ETM, the following approach is followed:

1. Conduct extensive cultural studies and field research to develop relationships, ascertain needs and design appropriate ministry strategies
2. Provide 3-day, interdenominational training conferences on ministry leadership basics in conjunction with personalized coaching by certified ministry leadership coaches
3. Organize a registered national ministry with a board and staff made up of trusted and qualified national leaders
4. Establish a School of Ministry in various key areas in the country (SOM is a series of 10 one-week modules of practical and biblical ministry training with each module directed toward a specific ministry function)
5. Assist the national board and staff team to move toward independence and self-sustainability

We believe that "God's Word works" and that when we emphasize biblical principles in our training, we are on solid ground to expect lives and ministries to be transformed.

In it's short life organizationally, Enduring Treasure Ministries has already proven to be effective in establishing a national ministry in Uganda and is well on the way to seeing the same accomplished in both Kenya and DRCongo. The feedback for our leadership training is consistently positive and our coaching approach has been resulted in measurable transformation in the lives of Christian leaders.

In addition, God has blessed this ministry with a wonderful leadership team:
1. Enduring Treasure Ministries is led by an effective board of directors, each with rich experience in both ministry and secular leadership roles. 2. M. Joe Cox, president of Enduring Treasure Ministries, has almost 40 years experience developing leaders. He has served most of his adult life in executive ministry leadership roles and is a certified coach with the International Coach Federation.
3. Julie D. Cox, ETM's Director of Coaching has served in various ministry roles since 1981 and is also an ICF certified coach.

In it's short life organizationally, Enduring Treasure Ministries has already proven to be effective in establishing a national ministry in Uganda and is well on the way to seeing the same accomplished in both Kenya and DRCongo.

Our next targets are to follow our National Ministry Plan (as outlined above) according to the following schedule:

1. 2021 Kenya
2. 2022 DRCongo

Once these ministries are firmly established, we plan to focus on fund development and field research in the remaining four countries in the region with the goal of having 7 national ministries established by 2029.


Enduring Treasure Ministries 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 171.23 over 8 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.6 over 8 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 25% over 8 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Enduring Treasure Ministries 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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Enduring Treasure Ministries 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 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$6,666 $7,214 -$451 $27,106 $12,001
As % of expenses -4.6% 5.5% -0.3% 13.3% 4.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$6,666 $7,214 -$451 $27,106 $12,001
As % of expenses -4.6% 5.5% -0.3% 13.3% 4.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $139,530 $138,091 $177,368 $231,055 $267,780
Total revenue, % change over prior year 4.5% -1.0% 28.4% 0.0% 15.9%
Program services revenue 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $146,196 $130,877 $177,819 $203,949 $255,772
Total expenses, % change over prior year 11.6% -10.5% 35.9% 0.0% 25.4%
Personnel 71.5% 76.0% 57.8% 63.8% 52.3%
Professional fees 0.6% 0.4% 0.1% 1.3% 1.0%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 4.6% 16.4% 23.2%
All other expenses 27.9% 23.6% 37.5% 18.5% 23.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $146,196 $130,877 $177,819 $203,949 $255,772
One month of savings $12,183 $10,906 $14,818 $16,996 $21,314
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $158,379 $141,783 $192,637 $220,945 $277,086

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.6 1.4 1.0 4.1 3.6
Months of cash and investments 0.6 1.4 1.0 4.1 3.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.6 1.4 1.0 3.8 3.6
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Cash $7,598 $14,812 $14,361 $69,861 $77,230
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 6.7% 0.1%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $65,277 $77,278
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $7,703 $14,917 $14,466 $65,277 $77,278

Key data checks

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Material data errors No No No No No


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

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Joe Cox, President, has been investing in the development of ministry leaders for over 30 years. He has a rich background of ministry leadership experience, having served 18 years in various roles with the international ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship, the last seven as Vice President. In 1999, God led him to accept the call from Calvary Church of Saint Peters, Missouri where he was Director of Children’s and Family Ministries before joining the Every Generation Ministries team as Vice President-International Ministries in 2006. He founded Enduring Treasure Ministries in 2014. He has a passion for excellence in leadership from a loving perspective and finds no greater joy than when helping others overcome challenges to achieve their God-given potential. He and his wife of 37 years, Julie, are parents to 5 children and 8 grandchildren. They reside in O'Fallon, Missouri.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 08/17/2023
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Board chair

Brian Bennett

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/17/2023

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Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/11/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.