Moms In Prayer International

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Moms In Prayer encourages mothers and others to meet and pray for children and schools. They desire to provide a positive influence and support for public and private schools. Moms In Prayer is a nonprofit organization and contributions to it are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. In addition, it is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Contact information

Mailing address:
P O Box 1120
13939 Poway Road #3
Poway, CA 92074-1120


Phone: (858) 486-2528


Organization details

EIN: 330417450

CEO/President: Fern Nichols

Chairman: Ms. Kim Shoesmith

Board size: 7

Founder: Fern Nichols

Year founded: 1990

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1998


Moms In Prayer encourages mothers and others to meet and pray for children and schools. They desire to provide a positive influence and support for public and private schools.

Moms In Prayer is a nonprofit organization and contributions to it are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. In addition, it is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Mission statement

Moms In Prayer uses the following to express its mission:

The purpose of Moms In Prayer International is to encourage mothers and others to meet and to pray regularly for children and schools. Our vision is that every school in the world would be covered with prayer. We desire to be a positive support and encouragement for public and private schools, praying that our schools may be guided by biblical values and high moral standards.

Statement of faith

Moms In Prayer International uses the following to express its Statement of Faith:

1. We believe the Bible to be inspired by the Holy Spirit, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God in all matters of faith and conduct.
Deuteronomy 4:2; Psalm 19:7-9; Proverbs 30:5,6; I Corinthians 2:13; Galatians 1:8-9; II Timothy 3:15-17; II Peter 1:20-21; Revelation 22:18-19

2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:1-3; Isaiah 44:6-8; Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 12:29; John 1:1-4; Acts 5:3-4; II Corinthians 13:14

3. We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit; perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of each person, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
Genesis 21:33; Isaiah 40:28; Exodus 33:14; John 4:24; Revelation 4:8; Romans 11:33-34; Jeremiah 32:17; Ephesians 1:19-20; Jeremiah 31:3; Romans 5:8; II Samuel 24:14; I John 5:14-15

4. We believe in God the Son, Jesus Christ the Savior, the only begotten Son of God, in His deity, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitutionary and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His continuous intercession for His people, and in His personal return in power and in glory.
John 1:1, 2, 14, 18; John 3:16; Luke 1:34-35, & 24:27; Hebrews 4:15; Romans 3:23-26, & 8:34; Mark 8:38; Matthew 24:30; I Corinthians 15:3-4

5. We believe in God the Holy Spirit, the Helper and Comforter, in His daily guidance and revelation of truth, in His conviction of sin, righteousness and judgement, and in His indwelling presence at the moment of salvation, enabling believers to live godly lives.
John 3:5-8, 14:16-17, & 16:13-14; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 4:30-32, & 5:18

6. We believe that everyone is born with a sinful nature, separated from God and in need of salvation. Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for salvation through the repentance from sin and the acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
John 3:5-8; John 5:24; Ephesians 1:6-7, 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; I Peter 1:23; Acts 2:21

7. 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.
Luke 16:19-26; II Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 20:11-15

8. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:42-47; Romans 15:5-6; I Corinthians 11:23-26, & 12:13; Ephesians 1:22-23, & 4:3-6

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating164 of 8193 of 24
Fund acquisition rating226 of 8196 of 24
Resource allocation rating217 of 8199 of 24
Asset utilization rating346 of 81910 of 24

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$97,581$95,240$82,058$76,018$69,587
Short-term investments$472,804$427,242$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$761,883$811,727$510,842$544,259$433,712
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$44,241$53,820$58,768$47,451$46,128
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$44,241$53,820$58,768$47,451$46,128
Total assets$806,124$865,547$569,610$591,710$479,840
Payables and accrued expenses$37,240$33,843$31,945$40,389$26,447
Other current liabilities$24,571$51,576$23,756$5,726$1,485
Total current liabilities$61,811$85,419$55,701$46,115$27,932
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$3,023$5,760$8,011$8,011$9,861
Total long-term liabilities$3,023$5,760$8,011$8,011$9,861
Total liabilities$64,834$91,179$63,712$54,126$37,793
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$0$46,542$34,881$32,210$27,604
Permanently restricted$323,603$255,100$0$0$0
Net assets$741,290$774,368$505,898$537,584$442,047
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,179,322$1,522,805$1,170,832$1,213,265$1,002,304
Program service revenue$93,995$125,057$110,939$91,500$253,397
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$13,334$6,721$2,377$2,453$3,133
Other revenue$55,221$61,350$58,563$35,255$54,926
Total other revenue$162,550$193,128$171,879$129,208$311,456
Total revenue$1,341,872$1,715,933$1,342,711$1,342,473$1,313,760
Program services$1,164,312$1,203,451$1,149,051$1,038,584$1,195,951
Management and general$174,633$174,037$169,649$157,199$197,061
Total expenses$1,399,028$1,433,909$1,374,397$1,246,936$1,438,988
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($57,156)$282,024($31,686)$95,537($125,228)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($57,156)$282,024($31,686)$95,537($125,228)


Sally BurkePresident$77,870
Jackie MarcumTreasurer$43,120
Cathi ArmitageVice President$39,496
Susan BagnellSecretary$30,019

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/31/2020. To update the information below, please email:


In the fall of 1984, Fern Nichols' two oldest children of four were entering junior high school. Her heart was heavy and burdened with concern as she knew they would be facing their greatest test in resisting immoral values, vulgar language, peer pressure and philosophies that would undermine their faith. She cried out to the Lord asking Him to protect them, enable them to see clearly the difference between right and wrong, and help them make good decisions.

The burden to intercede for her boys was overwhelming. She asked God to give her another mom who felt the same burden, and who would be willing to pray with her concerning their children and their school. God heard the cry of her heart and led her to another mom who shared her burden. Others were invited to come and they began meeting the following week for prayer.

This was the beginning of Moms In Touch International - moms in touch with God, their children, their schools and one another through prayer. As moms began sharing what God had been doing in their lives, and in the lives of their children through prayer, other groups began to spring up all over British Columbia where they were living at the time.

The summer of 1985 brought a change to Fern's family as they moved from Abbotsford, British Colombia, to Poway, California. She soon discovered that God had given her still greater opportunities for carrying on the work that began in Canada. Once again she prayed that God would raise up moms who were willing to "stand in the gap" for their children. That fall, Fern began the first MITI group for Poway High School, and soon many other groups began to form for schools in that district. This grassroots effort spread quickly as moms prayed for groups to start around the state and across the nation.

The fall of 1987 brought the first published Moms In Touch booklet, and in January of 1988 the first Moms In Touch retreat was held with 35 women. They prayed for national exposure, and God answered their prayers that spring when Fern got a call from a producer at Focus on the Family. By May she and twelve other moms were on the air talking to Dr. Dobson! That first radio program brought over 20,000 responses.

Today, there are Moms In Prayer groups in every state of the United States, and representatives in over 120 countries around the world.

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