Network of International Christian Schools

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We are a unique ministry that God is using to change lives all over the world.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Network of International Christian Schools
3790 Goodman Rd. E.
Southaven, MS 38672


Phone: 1-800-887-6427

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 581988777

CEO/President: Blake Weaver

Chairman: Dr. Harry Phillips

Board size: 6

Founder: Dr. Joe Hale

Ruling year: 1992

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2013


Reaching the world for Christ through international Christian education.

Mission statement

The mission of NICS is to establish a worldwide network of international Christian schools staffed by qualified Christian educators, instilling in each student a Biblical worldview in an environment of academic excellence and respect for people of all cultures and religions.

Statement of faith

We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God (Exodus 24:4; Psalms 19:7-10; Luke 24:44; Matthew 5:17-18), without error in the original writings (Deuteronomy 4:1-2), the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of man, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith, life, and conduct (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21).

We believe in one God (John 10:30), Creator of all things (Genesis 1:1), infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).

We believe that Jesus Christ, without any change in His eternal deity (John 10:31-38; Hebrews 1:3), became man through conception of the Holy Spirit and virgin birth (Luke 1:31-35), that He died on the cross (Mark 15:23-26; John 19:16-18), a perfect and complete sacrifice, in our stead and for our sin according to the Scriptures (Hebrews 9:13-15; Ephesians 1:6-7). He arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven (1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Acts 1:6-11) where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate (Hebrews 2:16-17).

We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ (John 16:13-14) and, during this age, to convict of sin and regenerate the sinner upon belief in Christ (John 16:7-12; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 6:11); at the time of regeneration baptizing the believer into the one body of which Christ is the head (Galatians 3:26-28) and to indwell, guide, instruct, fill, and empower the believer for godly living and service (Romans 8:26-27 & 15:13; Proverbs 3:5-6).

We believe that man was directly created by God in His own image (Genesis 1:27), but fell into sin (Genesis 3). The entire human race is, therefore, lost and only through repentance (2 Corinthians 7:10), faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:4-9), and regeneration of the Holy Spirit, can salvation and spiritual life be obtained (Romans 8:13-14).

We believe that the atoning death of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground of justification and salvation for all who believe (John 14:6; Acts 4:12), and that only such as receive Jesus Christ by personal faith are born of the Holy Spirit and by Him sealed to the day of redemption (Ephesians 4:30).

We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ (2 Timothy 4:1), and that the hope of His appearing has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer (2 Timothy 1:8-10).

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead (Romans 8:11), of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord (Romans 4:7-8), and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting and conscious punishment (Matthew 25:46; Hebrews 10:29).

We believe that the Church is composed of all such persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ, of which He is the head (Romans 12:4-5; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13).

We believe that water baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church during this present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as a means of salvation (Matthew 28:19; Acts 18:8; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29).

We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as will honor and glorify and not bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord, and that it is commanded of God to remain separate from false doctrine, sinful pleasures, practices, and associations (Ephesians 5:25-27; 1 Peter 2:11).

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: K-12 Schools/Academies

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating116 of 10946 of 47
Fund acquisition rating20 of 109710 of 47
Resource allocation rating390 of 109715 of 47
Asset utilization rating375 of 109416 of 47

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$2,699$2,699$2,699$2,699$2,699
Short-term investments$1,722,684$922,050$718,836$630,472$744,912
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,134,746$2,696,405$1,975,469$1,857,054$1,864,486
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$5,921,129$6,013,947$6,118,824$6,269,898$5,818,348
Other long-term assets$3,462,790$4,970,250$3,680,243$4,116,583$2,966,918
Total long-term assets$9,383,919$10,984,197$9,799,067$10,386,481$8,785,266
Total assets$12,518,665$13,680,602$11,774,536$12,243,535$10,649,752
Payables and accrued expenses$358,407$339,359$882,616$1,364,496$1,066,035
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$358,407$339,359$882,616$1,364,496$1,066,035
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$4,609,934$5,157,928$4,062,124$3,891,711$3,561,236
Total liabilities$4,968,341$5,497,287$4,944,740$5,256,207$4,627,271
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$6,871,590$5,984,458$4,714,280$6,987,328$6,022,481
With donor restrictions$678,734$2,198,857$2,115,516$0$0
Net assets$7,550,324$8,183,315$6,829,796$6,987,328$6,022,481
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,350,477$1,916,539$1,968,182$2,300,105$1,963,204
Program service revenue$3,615,315$3,718,970$3,704,739$3,629,227$3,594,842
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$24,959$38,961$4,125$2,778$6,481
Other revenue$34,860$34,860$34,860$24,915$0
Total other revenue$3,675,134$3,792,791$3,743,724$3,656,920$3,601,323
Total revenue$6,025,611$5,709,330$5,711,906$5,957,025$5,564,527
Program services$5,614,616$3,448,347$4,769,720$3,960,359$3,919,362
Management and general$936,522$945,036$942,348$912,845$998,546
Total expenses$6,680,167$4,512,123$5,869,438$4,974,872$5,022,294
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)($654,556)$1,197,207($157,532)$982,153$542,233
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($654,556)$1,197,207($157,532)$982,153$542,233


Joe HalePresident$165,948
Dennis LugarSr V.P.$128,174
Duane JobeVice President$103,695
Jedidiah HaleVice President$86,756

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019

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Program accomplishments

4900 Students

The NICS network is growing, now extending its influence to students and their families numbering in the thousands. These students will become tomorrow's leaders.

100 Nations

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, our students come with rich culture, heritage, diversity, and motivation to learn!

15 Schools

From small (under 100 students) to large (over 800 students), K-12 programs, instruction in English, issuing the U.S. high school diploma, accredited by U.S. regional agencies and ACSI.

13 Countries

Brazil, Korea (3), Peru, Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Bolivia, Kenya, Kosova, Singapore, Tanzania and the USA (NorthStar Academy - our on-line school).

Educators who believe

Living out our faith and appropriately sharing God's Truth...

We can change the world!

One life at a time... developing relationships that have impact... modeling a godly life... investing in students... sharing our lives with others... resulting in dynamic students who will make their mark on the world!