Western Indian Ministries, Inc.

Summary

Western Indian Ministries, Inc. is a non-denominational, non-charismatic faith mission whose purpose is to partner with Native Americans in ministry as they establish churches and make disciples by using radio broadcasts over three radio stations with broadcasts in English, Navajo, and Hopi, a Christian day school for grades preschool to 9th grade, and a church development ministry that includes related services such as counseling, jail chaplaincy, etc. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 9090
Window Rock, AZ 86515-9090

Website: www.westernindian.org

Phone: (505) 371-5749

Email: wim@westernindian.org


Organization details

EIN: 856007207

CEO/President: Mr. Sam Huestis

Chairman: Mr. Sam Huestis

Board size: 6

Founder: Mr. Howard A. Clark

Year founded: 1937

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 05/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Western Indian Ministries, Inc. is a non-denominational, non-charismatic faith mission whose purpose is to partner with Native Americans in ministry as they establish churches and make disciples by using radio broadcasts over three radio stations with broadcasts in English, Navajo, and Hopi, a Christian day school for grades preschool to 9th grade, and a church development ministry that includes related services such as counseling, jail chaplaincy, etc.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Mission statement

Western Indian Ministries, Inc.'s Mission Statement is:

Western Indian Ministries exists to glorify God by making discipes of native Americans, and training native Christians to be leaders in indigenous churches.


Statement of faith

Western Indian Ministries, Inc's Doctrinal Statement is. Article !: We believe that the Bible. Consisting of the Old and New Testaments only, is verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit, is inerrant in the original manuscripts, and is the infallible and authoritative Word of God. Article 2: We believe that the one triune God exists eternally in three persons;Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Article 3: We believe that Adam, created in the image of God, was t3mpted by Satan, the ogd of this world, and fell. Because of Adam's sin, all men have guilt imputed, are totally depraved, and need to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit for salvation. Article 4: We believe that Jesus Christ is God, was born of a virgin, died vicariously, shed His blood as man's substitutionary sacrifice, rose bodily, and ascended to heaven, where He is presently exalted to the Father's right hand. Article 5: We believe that salvation consists of the remission of sins, the imputation of Christ's righteousness, and the gift of eternal life received by faith alone, apart from works Article 6: We believe that the return of Jesus Christ is imminent, and that it will be visible and personal. Article 7: We believe that the saved will be raised to everlasting life and blessedness in heaven, and that the unsaved will be raised to everlasting and conscious punishment in hell. Article 8: We believe that the church, the body of Christ, consist only of those who are born again, who are baptized by the Holy Spirit into Christ at the time of regeneration, for whom He now makes intercession in heaven and for who He will come again. Article 9: We believe that Christ commanded the church to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature, baptizing and teaching those who believe.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating143 of 42314 of 34
Fund acquisition rating66 of 4237 of 34
Resource allocation rating364 of 42331 of 34
Asset utilization rating104 of 4239 of 34

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%0%1%1%0%1%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%0%1%1%0%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%70%66%72%72%67%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%0%1%1%0%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%30%34%28%28%33%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%72%66%69%68%76%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%101%93%106%103%87%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%73%62%73%70%66%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-1%7%-6%-3%13%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-3%15%-14%-6%26%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%28%33%31%32%23%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.302.102.022.271.841.67
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.542.813.697.772.012.01
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.545.917.4717.623.713.35
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.966.5036.431.387.406.77
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.150.030.730.140.15
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.071.721.560.192.803.05
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%5%1%9%7%7%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%45%49%40%51%56%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$119,358$96,372$27,037$197,024$210,908
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$32,280$18,215$23,493$25,556$22,081
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$151,638$114,587$50,530$222,580$232,989
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$274,761$308,511$342,261$224,886$235,634
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$280$0
Total long-term assets$274,761$308,511$342,261$225,166$235,634
Total assets$426,399$423,098$392,791$447,746$468,623
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$23,339$3,145$36,685$30,078$34,416
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$23,339$3,145$36,685$30,078$34,416
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$23,339$3,145$36,685$30,078$34,416
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$403,060$419,953$356,106$243,790$379,419
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$173,878$54,788
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$403,060$419,953$356,106$417,668$434,207
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$615,836$604,717$603,677$576,569$601,054
Program service revenue$244,237$269,765$207,415$165,681$272,291
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$5$2,502$0($349)$0
Other revenue$23,924$43,062$29,912$60,687$20,583
Total other revenue$268,166$315,329$237,327$226,019$292,874
Total revenue$884,002$920,046$841,004$802,588$893,928
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$648,892$567,771$611,371$565,079$592,963
Management and general$246,483$280,468$273,814$260,993$181,420
Fundraising$777$7,960$5,299$0$6,123
Total expenses$896,152$856,199$890,484$826,072$780,506
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)($12,150)$63,847($49,480)($23,484)$113,422
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($12,150)$63,847($49,480)($23,484)$113,422

Response from ministry

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History

The ministry now known as Western Indian Ministries had its roots in the evangelistic work to the Navajos of the early nineteen hundreds. Howard A. Clark, its founder, was a graduate of Princeton Seminary and had pastored a Presbyterian church in Flagstaff, Arizona when he heard of the need in Navajoland. He became a missionary under the Home Mission Board of the Presbyterian Church, serving in several areas of the reservation. He started mission stations, worked in government schools, taught children and adults, pastured Navajo congregations, and had a stirring evangelistic ministry.

Because of illness The Clark family moved to New Jersey where Rev. Clark pastured two churches, one in Greenwich and the other in Deerfield. But in 1934, while pasturing the latter church, the Presbyterian Home Mission Board sent him back to Navajoland to establish the Bible school again in Fort Defiance, Arizona. In 1938 Howard Clark resigned from the Presbyterian Church because of a cut in funds for the school, and moved to the nearby community of Window Rock, leaving his support, pension and any security he may have had. A new denominationally-unaffiliated Board of Directors was formed, made up of Presbyterians, Christian Reformed, Baptist, Christian and Missionary Alliance, and independent missionaries and pastors, along with a Lutheran businessman and Dr. Harry Ironsides, pastor of Moody Memorial Church. The mission's doctrinal statement was largely borrowed from the Moody Bible Institute, and the mission was incorporated as The Navajo Bible School and Mission, Inc.

The new mission purchased land from a local trader just outside of Window Rock. (actually in New Mexico) and Mr. And Mrs. Clark and a staff of four started the slow process of building roads, dormitories, classrooms and homes. While the major work of the mission was the Bible school, many other ministries were added over the years, including jail and hospital visitation, evangelistic teams traveling throughout the reservation, and perhaps most fruitful, a church-planting ministry. Many "outstations' were started. Some of these have been taken over by other missions or denominations, some have closed, but the vast majority have developed into indigenous Navajo Churches.

In 1945, the mission began producing a radio program in Navajo on a local radio station in Gallup, New Mexico. It expanded to stations in Flagstaff, Holbrook and Winslow, Arizona. In 1962, application was made to the Federal Communications Commission for a license to have their own radio station. KHAC-AM went on the air on March 21, 1967 with 1,000 watts of power. Since that time, its power has been increased to 5,000 and then to 10,000 watts. In August 1980, a second station went on the air: KTBA-AM in Tuba City, Arizona, so the Gospel message could be heard in every corner of Navajoland. Then on September 20, 1995, KWIM-FM went on the air in Window Rock to give a predominately music-oriented programming to complement the teaching ministries on KHAC.

Today, Western Indian Ministries' Hilltop Christian School provides superior educational opportunities to the Navajo and Anglo children in the area, with bus service and classes from preschool through ninth grade (and plans to expand through 12th grade are underway). Hilltop Christian School was the first cross-cultural mission school in the world to receive accreditation with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), which was granted in December, 1995. Other ministries include family and individual counseling, hospital and jail visitation, the Navajo Police Chaplaincy, and other evangelistic programs. A new ministry is providing a place to stay for unwed pregnant teens.


Program accomplishments

Western Indian Ministries has started several new churches on the Najavo reservation. Two of the Churches have become self supporting. In addition the Christian School continues to expand and add additional grades. This ministry has added to its outreach efforts with a Church Development program to strenghten the Churches that have already been started.


Needs

Western Indian Ministries, Inc. expressed the following needs:

Prayers: We are in a spiritual battle with the forces of darkness. The greatest weapon we have is prayer. Your earnest prayer for this ministry and for Native Americans is urgently needed.

Financial Support: Ministering adequately requires materials, facilities and manpower. All these require funds to sustain them. Your financial partnership will help Western India Ministries reach out effectively to the Navajo and Hopi people.

Physical Help: Perhaps God has given you skills and abilities in certain areas: carpentry, landscaping, construction, auto or truck repair, clerical work, etc. Or you just want to be used by God in whatever way possible. Opportunities abound for volunteer and missionary service at Western Indian Ministries. Contact our office for details.