Intercessors for America Inc.

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Summary

The average Christian does not have the contacts, time, or energy to keep informed about most issues on national, state, and local levels. More and more, some of these issues appear to deny our freedoms. Others undermine the basic moral fiber of our country. With each emerging concern, we need to seek God's intervention and guidance for our leaders.

According to national studies, 83% to 90% of Christians pray at least weekly. Through our decades of experience and contacts, we estimate that only 10% of those who pray intercede for our nation and leaders. As God intervenes and works in the hearts of His people, we must continue to unite and encourage believers in effective prayer and fasting for America.

God's Word instructs us to pray regularly for those in authority over us. According to I Timothy 2:1-4:

"I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth." (New Living Translation)

Intercessor for America informs, connects, and mobilizes intercessors to pray for our nation and our leaders. We desire to reach Christians in churches and communities nationwide with information and tools to unite them in effective prayer.

What Are Our Goals?
To inform praying Christians about national, state, and local prayer concerns
To connect Christians moved to intercessory prayer with like-minded intercessors
To grow and mobilize the number of Christians regularly interceding on national, state, and local issues

How Do We Do It?
To inform, connect, and mobilize intercessors, IFA publishes materials and provides the following resources from its headquarters in Purcellville, Virginia:

Monthly prayer letters - A First Friday Prayer Letter helps unite and focus Christians as individuals and groups in prayer and fasting. Written from a biblical perspective, the letter contains timely national reports, accounts of revival and answered prayer, inspirational and informative teachings, and provides a First Friday Prayer Focus. Fasting is encouraged during the First Friday observance as a biblical way of humility and intensifying our prayers.

Weekly prayer alerts - The Informer is sent via e-mail three times weekly. These alerts outline critical issues in our nation's capital and monitor foreign fronts and national emergency matters. The alert is supplied upon request to individuals, churches, groups, and organizations. Special alerts are also sent as needs arise.

These Scriptures have undergirded the prayer mobilization of Intercessors for America (IFA) since its founding in 1973:

Matthew 6:6-18 - the pattern of Kingdom prayer and fasting taught by Jesus of Nazareth
Mark 11:17 - the Church as a house of prayer for all nations
1 Timothy 2:1-4 - apostolic mandate to pray for all, and for all in authority, so that there might be good government, peace, a godly society and a release of the gospel
2 Chronicles 7:14 - God's call for His people to repent, pray, and turn from their wicked ways, with the promise of healing for their land
Ezekiel 22:29-31 - God is looking for even one leader or person who will "stand in the gap" and help avert judgment
2 Corinthians 10:3-4 - the weapons of warfare are not carnal, but spiritually powerful to the destruction of demonic strongholds
Matthew 16:18, 24:14 - the gates of hell will not prevail against the Church as it proclaims the gospel of the Kingdom to the ends of the earth.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Intercessors for America Inc.
P. O. Box 915
Purcellville, VA 20134

Website: www.ifapray.org

Phone: 1-800-872-7729

Email: ifa@ifapray.org


Organization details

EIN: 042576811

CEO/President: Dave Kubal

Chairman: Jeff Coors

Board size: 10

Founder:

Ruling year: 2018

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1991


Purpose

Vision: To see God's purposes for America fulfilled through sustained prayer and Spirit-led obedience

CONCERNING THE PICTURE OF THE FUTURE, WE BELIEVE:

God creates nations and tears them down. (Dan. 2:21)
God's heart for nations is to bless them. (Ps. 33:12)
God holds nations accountable for their collective actions. (Mic. 5:15)
Leaders of nations are subject to God's will. (Prov. 21:1)
Solutions to nations' problems are spiritual, and rest in the hands of the Church beginning with prayer and an utter dependence upon God's power. (2 Chron. 7:14)
God gives us the authority to affect the course of nations. (Acts 17:26)
We must pray for God-fearing leaders (Exod. 18) and that godly government is the result of an effective Church. (1 Tim 2:1-3)
The mandate of the Lord's Prayer, ". . . your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven . . .," is the purpose of God for the government. (Matt. 6:10)
We can expect results from prayers. (1 John 5:14)
Fasting takes our prayers to another level. (Matt. 6:16-18)
The highest form of government is a constitutional republic led by God-fearing leaders placed in power by a moral society led by an effective Church.
We are expendable only existing to encourage the Church while understanding that someday our organization will no longer be needed. (Mark 11:17)


Mission statement

Inform, connect, and mobilize a growing community of people praying for the nation.

CONCERNING THE MANNER IN WHICH WE WILL ACCOMPLISH THE VISION, WE BELIEVE:

God specifically calls some to a ministry that focuses on praying for the nation, while requiring all at some level to pray for leaders.
Effective intercession requires a prophetic perspective, hearing the voice of the Lord through the leading of the Holy Spirit, coupled with vetted, strategic information, never presented in a sensational manner.
There is an enemy of our souls and our nation that orchestrates a coordinated battle plan that is discernable and beatable with spiritual weapons. (2 Cor. 10:3-6)
Passion and boldness for prayer is stoked by collective times of prayer, praying as if the course and destiny of America hangs in the balance.
We constantly need to be seeking God's perspective and interests for our nation: what is good, what is bad, and what He cares about most.
Collective fasting on the first Friday of every month is the single most unifying action the community does together.
The Body of Christ has many expressions, and while embracing a charismatic expression, we desire to fellowship with all who hold to orthodox, scriptural Christianity. (Rom. 12:18)
In the midst of building community, God is looking for those who will stand in the gap and intercede on behalf of the land. ( 22:30)


Statement of faith

Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

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Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20162015201420132012
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
9%6%6%6%6%6%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
8%6%6%6%6%6%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%99%100%98%98%101%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
9%6%6%6%6%6%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%1%0%2%2%-1%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20162015201420132012
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
80%80%80%80%80%80%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
91%99%104%96%94%108%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
70%79%84%77%76%86%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
9%1%-4%4%6%-8%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
15%11%-38%27%55%-160%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%14%14%14%14%14%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20162015201420132012
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.257.448.065.667.5617.36
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.221.511.351.271.131.25
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.0711.2510.857.208.5121.77
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20162015201420132012
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
10.034.624.814.175.283.48
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)
5.640.840.881.271.140.39
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20162015201420132012
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
22%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
69%12%10%14%11%4%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20162015201420132012
Cash$70,445$70,213$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$86,563$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$116,583$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
Without donor restrictions$110,256$98,584$136,167$99,609$44,957
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$110,256$98,584$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)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Ms Cecelia GleasonCOO & CFO$93,343
Rev David KubalPresident & CEO$68,211

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2016


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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 10/26/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Intercessors for America (IFA) is a 501(c)(3) ministry organization and was founded in 1973 when God impressed upon the hearts of a group of godly, respected men the necessity of prayer and fasting. The nation was experiencing a plethora of problems. The Watergate scandal, Vietnam War, Arab oil embargo, Roe v. Wade, a growing acceptance of drug use, and other challenges were changing the way Americans lived and thought.

A group of Christians at a teaching conference in Florida focused on "prayer for the nations." Challenged by the fresh and extraordinary teachings of the conference leaders, Derek Prince and Ern Baxter, a half dozen men were chosen to steward the movement of prayer and fasting for the nation. This group would become Intercessors for America. One of the first activities of the organization took place at a large dining table where John Talcott and his wife, Roselyn, wrote and assembled a prayer letter. This prayer letter was mailed to a group of like-minded people who recognized the need for God to intervene in U.S. governmental and cultural issues. From these beginnings, IFA has grown to impact the masses. Our leadership is comprised of staff and a board of directors, some of whom have been with the ministry since its inception.


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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