Intercessors for America, Inc.

Summary

Intercessors for America, Inc. ("IFA") strives to promote systematic, coordinated intercession by groups of Christians who are willing to commit themselves to meet regularly for prayer and fasting on behalf of the Church, our nation, and their leaders. Five primary scriptures undergird the corporate prayer efforts of Intercessors for America (IFA) since its establishment in 1973 (2 Chronicles 7.14, Ezekiel 22:29-31, 1 Timothy 2:14, 2 Corinthians 10:3A, Matthew 16:18). IFA publishes On Watch In Washington. This weekly prayer alert is compiled and taxed or sent via e-mail each Wednesday to hundreds of contacts across the U.S. It outlines critical issues in the city of Washington, DC, in the White House, Congress and Supreme Court, and monitors foreign fronts and emergency matters nationwide. It is supplied upon request to individuals, churches, prayer groups and organizations. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

Mailing address:
P. O. Box 915
192 N. 21st Street (20132)
Purcellville, VA 20134-0134

Website: www.ifapray.org

Phone: (540) 751-0980

Email: ifa@ifapray.org


Organization details

EIN: 042576811

CEO/President: Rev. Gary Bergel

Chairman: Mr. John D. Beckett

Board size: 10

Founder:

Year founded: 1973

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1991


Purpose

Intercessors for America, Inc. ("IFA") strives to promote systematic, coordinated intercession by groups of Christians who are willing to commit themselves to meet regularly for prayer and fasting on behalf of the Church, our nation, and their leaders. Five primary scriptures undergird the corporate prayer efforts of Intercessors for America (IFA) since its establishment in 1973. 2 Chronicles 7.14 calls on God's people to repent, pray, turn from wicked ways with the promise that God will respond with healing for the nation. Ezekiel 22:29-31 declares that God, in His great mercy, is looking for even one who will "stand in the gap" and help avert judgment. 1 Timothy 2:14 establishes a clear priority to pray for all men to be saved and for those in authority to establish good government as a means of producing a godly society and a propagation of the gospel. 2 Corinthians 10:3A describes our weapons of warfare as not being carnal, but divinely powerful to the destruction of demonic strongholds. Matthew 16:18 assures us that the gates of Hell will not prevail against the Church as it labors to preach the gospel and establish Christ's kingdom across America and to the ends of the earth. IFA publishes On Watch In Washington. This weekly prayer alert is compiled and taxed or sent via e-mail each Wednesday to hundreds of contacts across the U.S. It outlines critical issues in the city of Washington, DC, in the White House, Congress and Supreme Court, and monitors foreign fronts and emergency matters nationwide. It is supplied upon request to individuals, churches, prayer groups and organizations.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Mission statement

Intercessors for America's Mission Statement is:

Glorify Jesus Christ, seek to edify the Church and extend God's kingdom on earth;

Maintain a serving posture toward the local church and its leaders;

Cooperate with and complement other prayer ministries and like-minded organizations;

Speak prophetically -- sound the trumpet -- concerning biblical moral issues;

Adhere to biblical principles and godly conduct in all that we do;

Carefully steward the resources entrusted to us;

Stay modest in regards to structure, facilities and programs.


Statement of faith

Intercessors for America, Inc.'s Statement of Faith is:

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father where He reigns as King, and in His personal return to earth in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, spiritual regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential, and that this salvation is received through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ as Messiah, Savior and Lord, and not as the result of good works.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a sanctified, godly life, and to perform service pleasing to the Lord.

We believe in private and public prayer as a relational privilege of grace and as an opportunity and responsibility to participate with God in the accomplishing of His eternal purposes in Christ.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life, and the lost unto the resurrection of eternal damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating110 of 4305 of 24
Fund acquisition rating182 of 4307 of 24
Resource allocation rating266 of 43017 of 24
Asset utilization rating22 of 4303 of 24

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20162015201420132012
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%6%6%6%6%6%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%6%6%6%6%6%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%99%100%98%98%101%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%6%6%6%6%6%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%1%0%2%2%-1%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20162015201420132012
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%80%80%80%80%80%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%99%104%96%94%108%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%79%84%77%76%86%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%1%-4%4%6%-8%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%11%-38%27%55%-160%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%14%14%14%14%14%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20162015201420132012
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.327.448.065.667.5617.36
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.511.351.271.131.25
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.5311.2510.857.208.5121.77
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20162015201420132012
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.094.624.814.175.283.48
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.220.210.240.190.29
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.070.840.881.271.140.39
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20162015201420132012
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%14%15%19%17%23%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%12%10%14%11%4%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20162015201420132012
Cash$70,445$70,212$107,774$97,118$45,703
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$14,586$16,350$24,124$9,256$803
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$85,031$86,562$131,898$106,374$46,506
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$41,656$28,045$33,956$11,399$9,840
Other long-term assets$1,975$1,975$1,975$1,977$1,975
Total long-term assets$43,631$30,020$35,931$13,376$11,815
Total assets$128,662$116,582$167,829$119,750$58,321
 
Liabilities20162015201420132012
Payables and accrued expenses$18,406$17,999$31,662$20,141$13,364
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$18,406$17,999$31,662$20,141$13,364
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$18,406$17,999$31,662$20,141$13,364
 
Net assets20162015201420132012
Unrestricted$110,256$98,584$136,167$99,609$44,957
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$110,256$98,583$136,167$99,609$44,957
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20162015201420132012
Total contributions$961,950$900,713$967,805$942,196$946,409
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0($64)$2$11($5,886)
Other revenue$6,345$926$18,103$18,180$0
Total other revenue$6,345$862$18,105$18,191($5,886)
Total revenue$968,295$901,575$985,910$960,387$940,523
 
Expenses20162015201420132012
Program services$766,099$754,157$761,027$726,106$810,095
Management and general$133,367$129,501$131,828$125,740$141,522
Fundraising$57,157$55,500$56,497$53,889$60,652
Total expenses$956,623$939,158$949,352$905,735$1,012,269
 
Change in net assets20162015201420132012
Surplus (deficit)$11,672($37,583)$36,558$54,652($71,746)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$11,672($37,583)$36,558$54,652($71,746)

Response from ministry

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History


Program accomplishments

ABORTION BOOKLET:
Abortion booklet-ministry aid to provide education information to pro-life groups concerning prayer and abortion.

NEWSLETTER:
Newsletter and other educational materials. Monthly newletters and circulation of 40,000 which educates Christians concerning intercessory prayer for American social, political and family life.

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS:
To encourgage effective prayer and fasting by all believers for the church, our nation and their leaders.

CHURCH PRAY!:
Special church bulletin insert program which calls churches to observe a weekend national prayer focus as part of Sunday worship corporate prayer items.

MEMBERSHIP COMMUNICATION:
Communicaitons via mail, fax, modem, etc., to alert members about prayer concerns for America and other ministry concerns.

CONFERENCE AND SEMINARS:
Sponsors various exhibits at conferences and seminars designed to call Christians to pray for American social, political and family life and for those in positions of authority.

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (HERITAGE HARVEST):
Support, teaching and outreach programs for pastors, churches and prayer movements outside the United States.

PRAYER WATCH:
Coordinate local churches into a 24-hour prayer watch.

DOMESTIC OUTREACH AND NETWORKING:
Interfacing and networking with local ministries through conferences and meetings with similar missions in local District of Columbia and surrounding areas.

GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE:
Includes the administrative costs necessary to coordinate and articulate the Organizations programs, administrative functioning of the Board of Directors and manage the financial and budgeting responsibilities of the Organization.

FUNDRAISING:

Provides the structure necessary to encourage and secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations.


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