How Are We Doing?

Opportunities in 2017

 

In 2016, we expanded into Croatia, 2 locations in Andhra Pradesh, India, and Indonesia, and temporarily stopped sending instructors to Russia.

 

In 2017 we’re exploring Kenya, Africa, and Colombia, South America.

 

Croatia

ITEM assists denominations and local churches by offering pastoral training at no cost to nationals.

 

India

ITEM sends professors to teach at local institutions at regular intervals to equip pastors, teachers, and laymen and women to accomplish their God-given callings.

 

Financial Review for 2016

 

Because we believe that God gives all we have and wants us to be good stewards of His gifts, because we believe  we must give account to Him for how we use His gifts, because we believe God wants us to invest in His  kingdom, and because we believe God multiplies our gifts and gives us a great return on our investment, we at ITEM believe we should give you an accounting of your investment and the spiritual returns each year.

 

So, how did we do by God’s grace?

 

Christian Leaders Trained:

730 in 2016

622 in 2015

537 in 2014

 

Instructors Available:

70 in 2016

53 in 2015

36 in 2014

 

Instructors Sent to Train:

31 in 2016

28 in 2015

13 in 2014

 

Locations ITEM Serves:

11 in 2016

8 in 2015

5 in 2014

 

Number of Investors:

155 in 2016

161 in 2015

135 in 2014

 

Those Receiving Newsletter:

 

by email:

349 in 2016

285 in 2015

85 in 2014

 

by mail:

345 in 2016

833 in 2015

758 in 2014

 

New or Increased Investing:

$219,923 in 2016

$180,693 in 2015

$152,148 in 2014

 

Church investment came from 19 Presbyterian Church in America churches (increase of 2), 17 United Reformed Churches (+2), 10 Christian Reformed Churches (+2), and several other denominations.  Churches invested 38% of the (+2%) total General Funds and individuals contributed 62% (-2%).