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ABLAZE MINISTRIES INC

Transforming the church through mission to youth

BRYAN, TX   |  www.ablaze.us
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ABLAZE MINISTRIES INC

EIN: 45-3645077


Mission

Ablaze is a ministry organization dedicated to forming the young church. Our mission is to form youth ministers and develop youth ministries for parishes. We offer a 360˚ approach to building disciples by serving youth, ministers, and parents.

Ruling year info

2012

President

Matthew Rice

Main address

1004 S. Coulter Dr.

BRYAN, TX 77803 USA

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Formerly known as

Collaborative Catholi Formation Ministries

EIN

45-3645077

Subject area info

Religion

Catholicism

Population served info

Children and youth

NTEE code info

Roman Catholic (X22)

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

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Ablaze Youth

Provide youth ministry for churches

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

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  • 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?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people

Financials

ABLAZE MINISTRIES INC
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

0.82

Average of 1.12 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

1.3

Average of 2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

10%

Average of 7% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

ABLAZE MINISTRIES INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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ABLAZE MINISTRIES INC

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 ABLAZE 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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $60,913 -$16,957 $211,236 -$121,015 -$158,804
As % of expenses 9.1% -1.8% 19.8% -9.7% -13.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $56,219 -$20,970 $207,487 -$124,014 -$161,181
As % of expenses 8.4% -2.3% 19.4% -10.0% -14.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $725,686 $908,548 $1,274,771 $1,119,387 $984,958
Total revenue, % change over prior year 37.3% 25.2% 40.3% -12.2% -12.0%
Program services revenue 36.1% 44.1% 36.2% 36.4% 37.3%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 9.8% 0.9% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 63.9% 55.9% 54.0% 62.7% 62.2%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $666,014 $926,683 $1,064,794 $1,241,696 $1,145,095
Total expenses, % change over prior year 27.6% 39.1% 14.9% 16.6% -7.8%
Personnel 70.9% 76.2% 85.0% 75.9% 72.8%
Professional fees 4.9% 2.1% 2.0% 1.7% 2.3%
Occupancy 1.8% 3.1% 1.5% 1.7% 1.4%
Interest 0.5% 0.4% 0.2% 0.5% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0%
All other expenses 21.9% 18.1% 11.3% 20.0% 23.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $670,708 $930,696 $1,068,543 $1,244,695 $1,147,472
One month of savings $55,501 $77,224 $88,733 $103,475 $95,425
Debt principal payment $2,538 $2,609 $0 $3,696 $6,204
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $728,747 $1,010,529 $1,157,276 $1,351,866 $1,249,101

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.5 1.6 4.8 3.0 1.3
Months of cash and investments 2.5 1.6 4.8 3.0 1.3
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.2 1.3 3.8 2.0 0.5
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $138,633 $123,931 $427,966 $314,379 $124,723
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $103 $0 $0 $100 $24
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $111,709 $115,345 $115,345 $115,345 $115,345
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 22.9% 25.7% 29.0% 31.6% 33.6%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 34.1% 39.2% 34.3% 46.4% 75.3%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
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 $148,528 $127,558 $335,045 $211,031 $49,850

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.

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

President

Matthew Rice

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

ABLAZE MINISTRIES INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Highest paid employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Matt Lenzen

Corporate Strategy for a global professional services firm

Term: 2022 - 2026

Dr. Weslei Rice

Pure Family Medicine, PLLC

Dcn. Frank Ashley

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Allison Sullivan

Speaker/Writer

David Mantey

CPA

Matthew Lenzen

Corporate Strategy for a global professional services firm

Julia Motekaitis

Health and Wellness Coach

Dcn. Bob Rice

Professor Franciscan University of Steubenville

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? No
  • 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? No
  • 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 1/18/2024

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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

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/18/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.