Moms In Prayer International

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Summary

Moms in Prayer International impacts children and schools worldwide for Christ by gathering mothers together to pray.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Moms In Prayer International
PO Box 1120
Poway, CA 92074-1120

Website: www.momsinprayer.org

Phone: 855-769-7729

Email: info@momsinprayer.org


Organization details

EIN: 330417450

CEO/President: Sally Burke

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


Purpose

To pray that our children will receive Jesus as Lord and Savior, then stand boldly in their faith.

To pray for teachers and school staff.

To pray that our schools will be directed by biblical values and high moral standards.

To pray that teachers, administrative staff, and students would come to faith in Jesus Christ.

To provide support and encouragement to moms who carry heavy burdens for their children.

To be an encouragement and positive support to our school.


Mission statement

Moms in Prayer International impacts children & schools worldwide for Christ by gathering mothers to pray.

Our vision is that every school in the world would be covered with prayer.


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

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating106 of 9413 of 27
Fund acquisition rating168 of 9434 of 27
Resource allocation rating164 of 9437 of 27
Asset utilization rating358 of 94113 of 27

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%3%5%4%5%4%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%3%4%3%4%4%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
86%90%88%89%87%90%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%3%4%4%4%4%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
14%10%12%11%13%10%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%85%83%84%84%83%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
96%97%104%84%102%93%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
75%82%87%70%86%77%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
4%3%-4%16%-2%7%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%6%-8%36%-6%18%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%13%12%12%12%13%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.401.541.741.662.412.11
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.581.081.061.071.121.09
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.281.651.841.772.692.29
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
7.5515.2312.339.509.1711.80
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.130.070.080.110.110.08
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.376.786.006.083.974.79
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
13%14%8%11%11%9%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%5%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
60%56%53%54%37%43%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$374,324$191,498$289,245$428,784$468,241
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$82,937$97,581$95,240$82,058$76,018
Short-term investments$391,275$472,804$427,242$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$848,536$761,883$811,727$510,842$544,259
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$65,316$44,241$53,820$58,768$47,451
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$65,316$44,241$53,820$58,768$47,451
Total assets$913,852$806,124$865,547$569,610$591,710
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$45,188$37,240$33,843$31,945$40,389
Other current liabilities$10,524$24,571$51,576$23,756$5,726
Total current liabilities$55,712$61,811$85,419$55,701$46,115
Debt$50,185$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$18,261$3,023$5,760$8,011$8,011
Total long-term liabilities$68,446$3,023$5,760$8,011$8,011
Total liabilities$124,158$64,834$91,179$63,712$54,126
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$447,829$417,687$472,726$471,017$505,374
With donor restrictions$341,865$323,603$301,642$34,881$32,210
Net assets$789,694$741,290$774,368$505,898$537,584
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$1,309,391$1,179,322$1,522,805$1,170,832$1,213,265
Program service revenue$74,568$93,995$125,057$110,939$91,500
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$11,187$13,334$6,721$2,377$2,453
Other revenue$55,260$55,221$61,350$58,563$35,255
Total other revenue$141,015$162,550$193,128$171,879$129,208
Total revenue$1,450,406$1,341,872$1,715,933$1,342,711$1,342,473
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$1,188,436$1,164,312$1,203,451$1,149,051$1,038,584
Management and general$175,713$174,633$174,037$169,649$157,199
Fundraising$39,405$60,083$56,421$55,697$51,153
Total expenses$1,403,554$1,399,028$1,433,909$1,374,397$1,246,936
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$46,852($57,156)$282,024($31,686)$95,537
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$46,852($57,156)$282,024($31,686)$95,537

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Sally BurkePresident$81,810
Jacqueline MarcumTreasurer$44,453
Cathi ArmitageVice President$41,577
Susan BagnellSecretary$32,235

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 6/16/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

When they were starting junior high in 1984, Fern Nichols knew that her two oldest children were about to be faced with their greatest test. Her heart was heavy and burdened with concern as she thought about their upcoming challenges to resist immoral values, vulgar language, peer pressure and philosophies that could undermine their faith. She cried out to the Lord - praying for Him to protect her children. Praying that He would enable them to see clearly the difference between right and wrong and to make good decisions.

1984 - The burden to intercede for her boys was overwhelming and so she asked God to give her another mom who felt the same way - a mom who would be willing to pray with her for their children and 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 to pray the following week.

This was the beginning of Moms In Touch, now called Moms in Prayer International. As moms began sharing the work of God in their lives and in the lives of their children, more groups began to spring up in the area to pray for children across British Columbia.

1985 - In the summer of 1985, Fern's family moved from Abbotsford, British Columbia to Poway, California. She soon discovered that God had provided her an even greater opportunity for carrying on the work that began in Canada. Once again she prayed fervently that God would raise up moms who were willing to "stand in the gap" for their children. That fall, Fern began the first Moms In Touch/Moms in Prayer group for Poway High School and soon, just as before, God began moving in their community and other groups began to form for schools in that district. This grassroots effort spread quickly as moms prayed specifically for groups to spring up around the state and across the nation.

1987 - In the fall of 1987, Moms in Prayer published the first Booklet and, in January of 1988, the first ministry retreat was held. At that retreat, 35 women prayed for national exposure and God faithfully answered their prayers. Just a few months later, Fern received a call from a producer at Focus on the Family. That May she and twelve other moms were on the air talking with Dr. James Dobson! This first radio program generated more than 20,000 responses.

Today, under the leadership of Sally Burke, Moms in Prayer International continues to carry out the vision of every school in the world covered in prayer. Groups are praying for children and schools in every state in the USA and in more than 140 countries, and our ministry Booklet has been translated into more than 50 languages! God continues to reveal His plan for Moms in Prayer International and to answer the prayers of moms worldwide.


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