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Multiplication Network Ministries

More Churches, Stronger Churches

aka Multiplication Network   |   Sauk Village, IL   |  http://multiplicationnetwork.org/
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Multiplication Network Ministries

EIN: 26-0276601


Mission

To equip church leaders with tools and resources to strengthen and multiply healthy churches. MORE CHURCHES is a modular program for church planting in which leaders are challenged to plant new churches through a proven strategy. Practical skills, biblical training, mentoring and follow-up form part of this intensive action/reflection model. STRONGER CHURCHES is a process to strengthen the local church. It includes evaluative tools to help assess the church's health and vitality, leading to strategic planning to enter into a preferred future.

Ruling year info

2007

President

Dr. John Wagenveld

CFO/VP of Operations

Tim Maxwell

Main address

22515 Torrence Ave

Sauk Village, IL 60411 USA

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EIN

26-0276601

Subject area info

Christianity

Population served info

Christians

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.

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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?

More Churches - Church Planter Training

The More Churches Pathway is a strategy for the planting of healthy churches. Leaders are challenged to start new churches with this proven strategy. Practical skills, biblical training, mentoring, and follow-up form part of this intensive action/reflection model. Step 1 is the Introduction to More Churches vision workshop is a one-day event that answers the important questions church leaders have about the need to have a vision for multiplication. Next, the Church Planter Retreat is a three-day intensive workshop that provides the basic tools to build an action plan and to begin the task of starting a church. Step 3: Mentoring workshop for the mother church leader who will accompany the new church planter through the process. Then the 12-module training process called Mission to Multiply provides just-in-time training and support both for ministry and for life. At the end of the modules, a celebration is encouraged of the progress made toward the development of a new congregation.

Population(s) Served
Christians

The Stronger Churches Pathway is a process to strengthen the local church. Evaluative tools help assess the church’s health and vitality, leading to strategic planning to enter into a preferred future. Step 1: The Introduction to Stronger Churches is a one-day workshop that inspires church leaders to keep a congregation focused on its task as God's incarnational agent in a particular place. Step 2: The Take Your Church's Pulse serves as a tool for evaluation and planning for the local church. The pre-module TYCP result serves as a baseline. Step 3: The 12 Training Modules for Stronger Churches provide modular training for congregations with the same training essentials and dynamics that church planters are trained successfully with all over the world. Step 4: The Take Your Church’s Pulse tool can be repeated to assess the level of health in the congregation. Step 5: By improving its health, the congregation can now celebrate what it is becoming by God's grace.

Population(s) Served
Christians

Where we work

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 churches planted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

More Churches - Church Planter Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Equivalent to the number of active church planters who have gone through the modular training and applied the learning while nurturing one or more small groups of people gathered in the name of Jesus.

Number of people reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

More Churches - Church Planter Training

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people who now follow Jesus Christ

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

We want to see a healthy church representing the Kingdom of God in every community. We aim to accomplish this by equipping leaders with the tools they need to strengthen and multiply healthy churches.

We have two important programs that will help us accomplish our goal of healthy churches in every corner of the globe. The first is the More Churches program. This is a module-based program that lasts about a year. We begin with a one-day workshop to educate the leaders about the challenges and tasks needed to begin a new church. This will help them analyze whether they are ready and called to handle such a task. The second step is "The Church Planters' Retreat," a three-day intensive workshop that provides the basic tools to build an action plan and begin the task of planting a church. Once they complete this step, they have a month of reflection and prayer. They have time to clarify the plan, discuss it with their families, the supporting church and mentor and process the information. Step four includes monthly modules that provide the church planter with training and support for ministry and day-to-day life. At the end of the year, if everything has progressed toward the development of a healthy congregation, the church planter graduates and continues to grow the developing congregation.

Our second program is called Stronger Churches, which is a process to strengthen the local church. The leaders of the church first attend a one-day conference that explains key aspects of effective ministry and the functions of leadership. This prepares the leaders to guide their churches on a path towards greater effectiveness in their ministry. The church goes through a self-evaluation called "Take Your Church's Pulse," an instrument that enables leaders to assess the level of health in the congregation and evaluate key areas of ministry, addressing both quantitative and qualitative factors. After this step, church leaders work with their congregation to build a strategic plan, which identifies the elements they determine to be the most important to the health of the congregation and the steps necessary to have a larger impact on their community. We offer the church a toolbox of strategies designed to help their church target the specific areas of ministry they wish to develop. As a church meets its self-determined goals, it celebrates what it is becoming by God's grace and through the power of the Holy Spirit. It is then challenged to consider planting a daughter church.

We have a talented and driven team across the globe who seek to see a healthy church representing the Kingdom of God in every community.

We currently have a presence in more than 60 countries in Latin America, Asia, Africa, Europe, Eurasia, and North America. We are partnered with numerous (more than 150) church denominations and ministries in those countries.

Financials

Multiplication Network Ministries
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 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

28.54

Average of 17.19 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

12.5

Average of 6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

28%

Average of 28% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

Multiplication Network Ministries

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Multiplication Network Ministries

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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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Multiplication Network Ministries

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of Multiplication Network Ministries’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 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$45,848 -$62,826 $417,630 $107,871 $1,104,281
As % of expenses -1.6% -2.0% 12.0% 2.7% 31.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$45,848 -$62,826 $417,630 $107,871 $1,104,281
As % of expenses -1.6% -2.0% 12.0% 2.7% 31.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $2,868,896 $3,033,701 $3,912,266 $4,148,658 $4,774,984
Total revenue, % change over prior year -1.2% 5.7% 29.0% 6.0% 15.1%
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 0.2% 0.2% 0.3% 0.5% 0.5%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.8% 99.8% 99.6% 99.5% 94.6%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.8%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $2,853,907 $3,147,738 $3,488,598 $3,963,253 $3,496,939
Total expenses, % change over prior year 10.0% 10.3% 10.8% 13.6% -11.8%
Personnel 37.9% 39.7% 39.3% 35.2% 44.2%
Professional fees 2.2% 1.9% 1.9% 2.1% 2.8%
Occupancy 0.1% 0.2% 0.0% 0.4% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 49.9% 47.4% 49.0% 54.2% 47.5%
All other expenses 10.0% 10.8% 9.7% 8.1% 5.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total expenses (after depreciation) $2,853,907 $3,147,738 $3,488,598 $3,963,253 $3,496,939
One month of savings $237,826 $262,312 $290,717 $330,271 $291,412
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $3,091,733 $3,410,050 $3,779,315 $4,293,524 $3,788,351

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Months of cash 7.7 6.6 7.5 7.1 12.5
Months of cash and investments 7.7 6.6 7.5 7.1 12.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 7.1 6.2 7.0 6.5 11.1
Balance sheet composition info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cash $1,834,908 $1,721,689 $2,169,189 $2,350,474 $3,640,158
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $128 $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) 5.2% 5.6% 5.5% 4.9% 3.5%
Unrestricted net assets $1,678,681 $1,615,855 $2,033,485 $2,141,356 $3,245,637
Temporarily restricted net assets $60,837 $9,625 $15,663 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $60,837 $9,625 $15,663 $93,197 $266,961
Total net assets $1,739,518 $1,625,480 $2,049,148 $2,234,553 $3,512,598

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President

Dr. John Wagenveld

God began preparing John Wagenveld for international ministry at an early age. John was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. But when John was two, his family moved to Argentina to serve with Christian Reformed World Missions (now Resonate Global Mission). John's post graduate education reflects his dedication to the idea that church planting should be front and center on the missions agenda of churches. He received a B. A. in Theology from Dordt College and an M. A. in Missions and Church Growth at Calvin Theological Seminary. John received his Doctorate in Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. John has authored several books, including Take Your Church's Pulse. Multiplication Network was birthed in 1999. As John traveled widely, he saw the need for more tools and training for churches to become healthy and then to catch the vision to plant daughter churches. John lives in West Michigan with his wife and children.

CFO/VP of Operations

Tim Maxwell

Tim Maxwell brings a wealth of understanding of international ministry finance and ethics to his role as Vice President of Operations, CFO, with Multiplication Network. Tim comes to this position with more than 20 years of service with Mission Aviation Fellowship, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and Bible League International. Tim was born in West Africa to missionary parents. He lived in five countries where his parents were "impassioned to serve the lay leaders of the church, training them in the Scriptures to be reproducing Christ-followers." The mission of Multiplication Network resonates in Tim's heart. Tim holds the responsibility to ensure trust, accountability and integrity remain highest priorities throughout Multiplication Network. He monitors operations and communications, always being sure we are "doing what we say we do." Tim and his wife, Sharon, and their youngest son live in Northwest Indiana.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Multiplication Network Ministries

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 01/18/2023
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Board chair

Todd Benkert

Dave Stravers

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Mary Lynn Spear

Mike Gaetke

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Greg Elzinga

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Marielisa Garcia

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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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/23/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

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