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EMPOWERING LEADERSHIP INTERNATIONAL

Transforming secular workers into Christ-centered business missionaries

Cedar Park, TX   |  http://www.elionline.org/
GuideStar Charity Check

EMPOWERING LEADERSHIP INTERNATIONAL

EIN: 45-3932046


Mission

to establish a religious organization to promote the teachings of Jesus Christ to the general public
by empowering Christ-centered leaders to build spiritual movements,
using means including but not limited to, publications, lectures, and mentoring programs

Ruling year info

2013

Principal Officer

Robert Singleton Ph.D.

Main address

P.O. Box 70

Cedar Park, TX 78630 USA

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EIN

45-3932046

Subject area info

Christianity

Population served info

Adults

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

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

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Equipping spiritual leaders to start and lead mission practicing churches among un-reached people groups. Starting profitable businesses to spread the gospel in otherwise closed countries.

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?

Lectures

Two times per year the president and his wife travel to East Asia to teach leaders there leadership courses at bachelor and masters level to help develop their own leadership skills and character as well as to train them in developing these skills and character in others.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Once per year the president and his wife travel to Ease Asia to mentor movement leaders to grow in their character and leadership skills and learn how to empower others as well. This mentoring is done on a weekly basis in the Austin, TX area.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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.

In order to accomplish our purpose of empowering Christ-centered leaders to build spiritual movements, we have the following goals.
1. Equip existing spiritual leaders in East Asia to start and lead mission practicing churches.
2. Equip existing spiritual leaders in East Asia to send short-term (1 week or more) mission teams to another country in South-east Asia.
3. Equip existing spiritual leaders in East Asia to send long-term (1 year or more) mission teams to another country in South-east Asia.
4. Equip a local mentor to guide and equip these East-Asian leaders in their spiritual development and ministry strategy.
In order to accomplish our purpose of starting profitable businesses to spread the gospel in otherwise closed countries, we have the following goals.
1. Recruit 4 professionals to join us and move with their families to East Asia.
2. Train and send 4 professionals with their families to East Asia.
3. Make the company profitable.
4. Spread the gospel in East Asia.
5. Recruit East Asian professionals to join us.
6. Train East Asian professionals to start a profitable business in a closed country.
7. Send East Asian professionals to start a profitable business in a closed country.

The mentoring is provided in a variety of ways. Some is done through monthly virtual mentoring of the primary local leader. Some is done as this local mentor travels to meet locally with the leaders. Some is done as the ELI staff travels internationally to meet twice a year with the local mentor.
The lectures are provided as the ELI staff travels internationally to provide on-site teaching for these leaders.
The business is being run by 4 families who are now on location.

The Singletons have have 39 years experience in building leaders internationally on 3 continents (Asia for 3.5 years, Africa for 5.5 years and North America for 30 years. They have started a graduate seminary in Kenya, directed a graduate seminary in the Philippines and been Dean of Faculty of a third graduate seminary in Singapore. In addition, for the last 15 years they have built on this earlier experience in starting and/or leading leadership-development programs at the graduate level in order to build leaders more informally in East Asia.
There are also 4 families with degrees and experience working as professionals in the USA who are now doing that in East Asia.

Have accomplished:
The progress in spiritual growth has been quite strong.
The number of short-term teams each year has been quite encouraging.
There have been 5 international long-term team sent within just the first 6 years is extremely encouraging.
1. We have recruited 4 professionals to join us and move with their families to East Asia.
2. We have trained and sent 4 professionals with their families to East Asia.
3. The company is close to profitable.
4. The staff are spreading the gospel in East Asia.

Have not accomplished:
The fact that only 5 new churches have been planted in these 6 years needs improvement.
1. We have not recruited any East Asian professionals to join us.
2. We have not trained any East Asian professionals to start a profitable business in a closed country.
3. We have not sent any East Asian professionals to start a profitable business in a closed country.

Financials

EMPOWERING LEADERSHIP INTERNATIONAL
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
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

192.96

Average of 86.03 over 7 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

13.4

Average of 8.5 over 7 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

6%

Average of 5% over 7 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

EMPOWERING LEADERSHIP INTERNATIONAL

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 EMPOWERING LEADERSHIP INTERNATIONAL’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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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $0 $74 -$385 -$1 $60
As % of expenses 0.0% 0.0% -0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $0 $74 -$385 -$1 $60
As % of expenses 0.0% 0.0% -0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $438,171 $518,728 $402,706 $272,663 $190,187
Total revenue, % change over prior year 96.4% 18.4% -22.4% -32.3% -30.2%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
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 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 76.3% 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 23.7% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $401,684 $502,995 $438,405 $178,784 $211,387
Total expenses, % change over prior year 161.7% 25.2% -12.8% -59.2% 18.2%
Personnel 74.8% 76.9% 82.9% 84.6% 81.7%
Professional fees 4.6% 4.2% 4.1% 7.5% 6.4%
Occupancy 2.2% 2.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 18.4% 16.7% 13.0% 7.9% 11.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $401,684 $502,995 $438,405 $178,784 $211,387
One month of savings $33,474 $41,916 $36,534 $14,899 $17,616
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $64,530 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $435,158 $544,911 $474,939 $258,213 $229,003

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 5.6 5.0 6.3 17.3 13.4
Months of cash and investments 5.6 5.0 6.3 17.3 13.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.4
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $188,283 $209,386 $229,843 $257,698 $236,761
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) 2.7% 5.0% 29.1% 0.4% 0.5%
Unrestricted net assets $7,198 $7,272 $6,887 $6,886 $6,946
Temporarily restricted net assets $176,007 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 $176,007 $191,666 $155,968 $249,848 $228,588
Total net assets $183,205 $198,938 $162,855 $256,734 $235,534

Key data checks

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

Operations

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

Principal Officer

Robert Singleton Ph.D.

Bob has a BSEE from the University of Texas at Austin, a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a PhD (in Higher Education) from the University of Texas at Austin. He was on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ International for 39 years in the USA, Kenya and Singapore. During that time he started and lead the Nairobi International Seminary, directed (for 2 years) the International Graduate School of Leadership (current name) in Manila, and served as dean of faculty of the East Asia School of Theology in Singapore.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

EMPOWERING LEADERSHIP INTERNATIONAL

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 04/10/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Robert Singleton

Robert Singleton

Stephanie Singleton

Nathan Scharfe

Patrick Burns

Rick Heupel

Howard Ostendorff

Donnie Cook

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/10/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data