Global Scholars previously International Institute For Christian Studies

Summary

International Institute for Christian Studies (IICS) places faculty from a wide range of disciplines in teaching positions at secular universities outside North America and the UK. They also establish Departments of Christian Studies, provide library collections, sponsor business and teacher training seminars and provide curriculum consultation. IICS teaches all subject matter from a Christian worldview in secular university classrooms. All IICS Teaching Fellows have graduate or professional degrees - most with earned doctorates. IICS 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:
PO Box 12147
Overland Park, KS 66282-2147

Website: www.global-scholars.org

Phone: (913) 962-4422

Email: office@global-scholars.org


Organization details

EIN: 561627401

CEO/President: Dr. Daryl McCarthy

Chairman: Ms. Letta Jean Taylor

Board size: 10

Founder: Dr. Danny McCain

Year founded: 1988

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1989


Purpose

International Institute for Christian Studies (IICS) places faculty from a wide range of disciplines in teaching positions at secular universities outside North America and the UK. They also establish Departments of Christian Studies, provide library collections, sponsor business and teacher training seminars and provide curriculum consultation. IICS teaches all subject matter from a Christian worldview in secular university classrooms. All IICS Teaching Fellows have graduate or professional degrees - most with earned doctorates.

IICS 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).

Programs offered by IICS include:

Christian Leadership Program:
IICS provides accredited university training for pastors, church leaders, denominational officials, laypersons and students by establishing Departments of Christian Studies in public universities.

Christian Worldview Program:
IICS Professors lecture from a wide range of disciplines and teach from a Christian worldview. Students are challenged to investigate the claims of Christ and to understand the importance of biblical principles in personal and national development.

Professional Teacher Training Program:
IICS provides in-service training for secondary school and university level instructors. These teachers are taught Bible content and interpretation, teaching methods, basic Christian doctrine and English as a Second Language.

Christian Research Library Collection:
IICS provides Christian books, journals and other academic materials for public university libraries.

International Business Leadership Workshops:
To assist in their university business programs, IICS invites outstanding Christian business leaders to volunteer their time and expense for three to ten days to speak at universities and to build relationships with business students and professors and with business leaders, entrepreneurs and corporate executives in the business community overseas. Christian businessmen and women can help shape emerging business leaders and even the economic systems themselves, by sharing their experience and expertise, by building relationships, by providing counsel when asked, by listening and learning, by making disciples among business students, professors and others, and by praying.


Mission statement

IICS communicates its mission statement as follows:

Develop Godly Leaders

The Mission of International Institute for Christian Studies is to bring glory to God and impact the world by developing godly leaders for every sector of society - government, business, home, church, the arts, law, the sciences, education - as we provide key universities and academic institutions with educational services and Christian faculty who teach and live in such a way as to draw others to faith and transformation in Christ.


Statement of faith

IICS uses the following to express its Statement of Faith:

We believe in the Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy; and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct...

One God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit...

Our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, and His personal return in power and glory...

The Salvation of lost and sinful man through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit...

The Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ...

The Unity of the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ...

The Resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.


----------------------------- The above statement is their theological affirmation as members of the World Evangelical Alliance. The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy serves as an official commentary on the IICS Statement of Faith.

Each professor, board member and staff member is required to affirm their adherence to the IICS statement of faith.


---------------------------- Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy
(Shortened version)

The authority of Scripture is a key issue for the Christian Church in this and every age. Those who profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are called to show the reality of their discipleship by humbly and faithfully obeying God's written Word. To stray from Scripture in faith or conduct is disloyalty to our Master. Recognition of the total truth and trustworthiness of Holy Scripture is essential to a full grasp and adequate confession of its authority.

The following Statement affirms this inerrancy of Scripture afresh, making clear our understanding of it and warning against its denial. We are persuaded that to deny it is to set aside the witness of Jesus Christ and of the Holy Spirit and to refuse that submission to the claims of God's own Word which marks true Christian faith.

1. God, who is Himself Truth and speaks truth only, has inspired Holy Scripture in order thereby to reveal Himself to lost mankind through Jesus Christ as Creator and Lord, Redeemer and Judge. Holy Scripture is God's witness to Himself.

2. Holy Scripture, being God's own Word, written by men prepared and superintended by His Spirit, is of infallible divine authority in all matters upon which it touches: it is to be believed, as God's instruction, in all that it affirms; obeyed, as God's command, in all that it requires; embraced, as God's pledge, in all that it promises.

3. The Holy Spirit, Scripture's divine Author, both authenticates it to us by His inward witness and opens our minds to understand its meaning.

4. Being wholly and verbally God-given, Scripture is without error or fault in all its teaching, no less in what it states about God's acts in creation, about the events of world history, and about its own literary origins under God, than in its witness to God's saving grace in individual lives.

5. The authority of Scripture is inescapably impaired if this total divine inerrancy is in any way limited or disregarded, or made relative to a view of truth contrary to the Bible's own; and such lapses bring serious loss to both the individual and the Church.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Leadership Training

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating296 of 43011 of 14
Fund acquisition rating324 of 4308 of 14
Resource allocation rating367 of 43012 of 14
Asset utilization rating115 of 4305 of 14

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%11%9%9%8%14%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%11%9%9%8%13%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%96%96%95%95%92%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%11%9%8%7%12%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%4%4%5%5%8%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%72%72%72%73%71%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%93%100%103%104%106%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%67%72%74%76%75%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%7%0%-3%-4%-6%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%21%1%-14%-16%-18%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%17%19%20%20%17%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.322.462.614.193.463.36
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.131.011.151.211.10
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.532.782.624.814.203.69
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.107.3710.3523.858.7132.58
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.140.100.040.110.03
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.063.724.132.392.533.15
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%16%36%4%9%3%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
64%34%25%23%26%29%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$672,163$778,003$444,677$500,352$587,114
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$19,185$15,944$12,412$9,540$16,299
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$691,348$793,947$457,089$509,892$603,413
Long-term investments$88,394$0$0$0$2,500
Fixed assets$3,692$5,598$4,531$4,327$7,440
Other long-term assets$0$0$63,743$105,187$48,924
Total long-term assets$92,086$5,598$68,274$109,514$58,864
Total assets$783,434$799,545$525,363$619,406$662,277
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$84,028$38,992$19,165$58,512$18,519
Other current liabilities$9,800$37,703$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$93,828$76,695$19,165$58,512$18,519
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$30,923$211,812$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$30,923$211,812$0$0$0
Total liabilities$124,751$288,507$19,165$58,512$18,519
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$596,384$509,808$474,903$419,375$509,926
Temporarily restricted$62,299$1,230$31,295$141,519$133,832
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$658,683$511,038$506,198$560,894$643,758
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$1,984,710$1,997,743$2,021,215$1,940,658$1,946,908
Program service revenue$82,718$84,706$99,916$112,045$159,050
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$6,435$6,265$8,065$667$1,617
Other revenue($13,724)$0$522$0$0
Total other revenue$75,429$90,971$108,503$112,712$160,667
Total revenue$2,060,139$2,088,714$2,129,718$2,053,370$2,107,575
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$1,384,235$1,499,990$1,578,079$1,558,208$1,571,793
Management and general$324,202$398,302$439,225$425,285$378,812
Fundraising$216,546$184,529$183,011$158,407$274,365
Total expenses$1,924,983$2,082,821$2,200,315$2,141,900$2,224,970
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$135,156$5,893($70,597)($88,530)($117,395)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$135,156$5,893($70,597)($88,530)($117,395)

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History

1986:
Exploratory efforts launched and organization founded in Overland Park, Kansas, USA, on November 24.

1987:
Contract signed in December with Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, to establish a Department of Christian Studies.

1988:
Dr. Danny McCain and family move to Nigeria in August to inaugurate the first IICS Department of Christian Studies at Rivers State University of Science and Technology in Port Harcourt.

1989:
Contracts signed with other Nigerian universities to establish Christian Studies departments. Affiliate organization established in Great Britain.

1990:
Department of Christian Studies established at University of Jos, Nigeria.

1991:
IICS professors begin teaching in Russia, Ukraine and Romania. At Moscow State University, Dr. Dan Clendenin teaches "A Christian Worldview" course required of all the students in what had been the "Department of Atheism."

1992:
Thirteen IICS full-time professors teaching in various countries in Africa, Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

1993:
New IICS programs started in Hungary, Poland, Belarus and Asia.

1994:
Successful pilot project for the Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) Teachers Training Program in Nigeria. Affiliate IICS organization, Christian Studies International, established in Canada, headquartered in Toronto.

1995:
Affiliate IICS organization established in South Korea.

1996:
IICS trains public school CRK instructors in several Muslim states in northern Nigeria.

1997:
Efforts begun to develop a Teacher's Manual which will assist instructors in Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) at Nigerian secondary schools. Program welcomed in the Muslim states of Nigeria. Twenty-two professors teaching in eight nations including Russia, Belarus, Romania, Czech Republic and Nigeria.

1998:
Historic curriculum revision project initiated in China. Testing of CRK Teacher's Manual in Nigeria. Partnership established with Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA) for long-term placements of medical instructors at medical schools overseas. Leadership Development Fund launched. Sergei Kiriyenko, former student of IICS professor Brian Burnett, appointed by Yeltsin as Prime Minister of Russia.

1999:
Twenty-two professors teaching in eight nations. Protocols established with universities in Nicaragua.

2000:
Fifteen professors teaching in six nations. Sponsored the first American Business Leadership Workshop in Southeast Asia. Dr. Richard Smith appointed as Interim President of Anglo-American College (AAC) in Prague, Czech Republic. The second in the CRK (Christian Religious Knowledge) Teacher's Manual series is released in Nigeria. First edition of a Teacher's Manual for the Faith-Based AIDS Awareness Program for Nigerian secondary school teachers released.

2001:
Twenty-four professors in seven nations. Groundwork laid for IICS-Australia. Established partnerships with new universities in Hungary, Ukraine and in Southeast Asia. Shipped more than one ton of business books to partner universities in Europe and Asia. Pilot test of the Faith-Based AIDS Awareness course in Nigeria's Plateau State is successful. IICS honored with an award from the Christian Community Foundation in Kansas City. Established partnership with the Institute for Sino-Christian Studies of Hong Kong.

2002:
Twenty-seven professors teaching in nine nations. First IICS professor teaching in Saharan Africa. New partnership established with Wisconsin International University in Kiev, Ukraine.

2003:
Twenty-five professors teaching in nine nations. First professors placed in Brazil. Trained 120 university professors in a war-torn Muslim nation in Central Asia. More than one ton of academic books shipped to partner universities in Europe, Asia and Africa. IICS receives First Place Excel Award for Servant Leadership from the Christian Community Foundation in Kansas City.

2004:
Thirty-two professors teaching in twelve nations. Faith-Based AIDS Program taught in Nigeria. Established partnership with Institut fuer Weltmission und Gemeindebau, based in Bonn, Germany. The Teachers' Manual for Instructors of Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) for the Ninth Grade is published.

2005:
Thirty-seven professors teaching in fifteen nations. IICS professors help sponsor a historic conference on Intelligent Design in Prague, Czech Republic. IICS is honored by the Servant Christian Community Foundation with a Passion Award.


Program accomplishments

IICS is the only organization in the world dedicated to placing Christian instructors in secular universities outside of North America as full-time faculty members. This unique ministry seeks evangelical academicians, professionals and business leaders to teach in public universities overseas.


Needs

Opportunities for Impact

A recent survey by The World-Leaders Almanac found that over ninety-percent of the world's current heads of state graduated from a university or institution of higher education. Imagine the difference in the world if these leaders had been exposed to the truth of Jesus Christ in university classrooms taught by evangelicals who presented their disciplines from a Christian worldview.