International Needs formerly IN Network USA

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International Needs, Inc.(formerly IN Network ) is an interdenominational Christian evangelistic organization. The purpose of the organization is to provide ministry and financial assistance to affiliated organizations throughout the world in order to carry on Christian missionary work through evangelism, vocational training schools, orphanages, literature distribution, and disaster relief. The ministry also supports individual missionaries, a child sponsorship program and Bible College students. Major programs include:

US Ministry - To raise the profile of International Needs in the US, arrange national ministry visits, raise financial support for ministries, liaise with prayer partners, sponsors, and donors, participate in the worldwide partnership of IN

International Ministry - To support the undertaking of numerous ministries worldwide, including: church planting, schools, medical clinics, care for the handicapped, vocational training, orphanage care, Christian publishing, and linking with other groups of similar concerns.

Contact information

Mailing address:
International Needs
5570 32nd Ave.
Hudsonville, MI 49426


Phone: (616) 209-5420

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 911080666

CEO/President: Jeff Johnson

Chairman: Julie Williams

Board size: 11

Founder: Ray Harrison

Ruling year: 1974

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1988


We believe the poor and marginalized are trapped in their situations as a result of dysfunctional spiritual, social, and physical dynamics. Our process to cultivate sustainable change starts by:

Identifying - We begin by identifying and forming relationships with people who have a vibrant, personal Christian faith. These local leaders are integrated in the local church and support locally based programs.

Equipping - We equip Christian leaders who are already serving in their own countries to help provide powerful local solutions that bring creative and sustainable change to both individuals and communities.

Sustaining - After the leader is identified and equipped, that person is resourced to implement sustainable solutions that provide a thriving environment for the community.

Mission statement

Empowering the poor and marginalized in order to restore their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual identity.

Statement of faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons-Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His personal return to power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating481 of 102417 of 48
Fund acquisition rating631 of 102730 of 48
Resource allocation rating492 of 102715 of 48
Asset utilization rating375 of 102416 of 48

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$20,028$12,169$37,057$15,295$8,500
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,003,998$1,651,932$1,468,006$1,215,882$1,240,658
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$62,584$86,529$62,718$58,327$77,462
Other long-term assets$1,648$1,648$1,648$1,648$1,648
Total long-term assets$64,232$88,177$64,366$59,975$79,110
Total assets$2,068,230$1,740,109$1,532,372$1,275,857$1,319,768
Payables and accrued expenses$73,250$82,627$80,613$69,498$81,963
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$73,250$82,627$80,613$69,498$81,963
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$73,250$82,627$80,613$69,498$81,963
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$736,080$676,211$527,897$426,120$462,262
With donor restrictions$1,258,900$981,271$923,862$780,239$775,543
Net assets$1,994,980$1,657,482$1,451,759$1,206,359$1,237,805
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,351,844$3,174,443$2,985,972$2,892,990$2,904,384
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$2,508$6,952$5,461$1,525$1,345
Other revenue$125$404$200$1,758$200
Total other revenue$2,633$7,356$5,661$3,283$1,545
Total revenue$3,354,477$3,181,799$2,991,633$2,896,273$2,905,929
Program services$2,637,305$2,654,987$2,459,214$2,516,545$2,519,605
Management and general$171,464$167,641$137,970$199,556$229,796
Total expenses$3,016,982$2,976,076$2,746,233$2,927,719$2,986,032
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$337,495$205,723$245,400($31,446)($80,103)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$337,495$205,723$245,400($31,446)($80,103)


Johnson JeffreyPresident$126,205
Van Hekken TeriDirector$15,600

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 7/17/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


In the early 1970s, International Needs founder Ray Harrison attended a worldwide evangelism conference and left inspired by church leaders to create strategic change for worldwide ministry.

Ray's vision was simple. Rather than sending missionaries to foreign countries, Ray pictured an organization that would walk alongside Christian leaders who are already effectively ministering in their own countries and equip them with the means and resources to support and empower them to carry out their work in their communities. Through this vision, International Needs was born.

While many mission centric organizations have followed IN's example since its foundation in 1974, Ray Harrison's vision was radical and transformed mission work as it was previously known.

Today, International Needs' worldwide partners seek God's guidance to develop ministry plans that are specific to each country and the local communities within it.

Because each community is unique, solutions are tailored to needs indicated from local leaders within each community. Ministry programs vary and are built upon a communicated need from our partners. International Needs USA is proud to work with local ministries serving in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nepal, Philippines, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam, and Zambia.

Program accomplishments

Our Impact:

65,000 Youth in Czech Republic have been exposed to the gospel message through lectures in the public schools

600 Children hear about a God who knows them and loves them every Saturday at the Bible Clubs in Kibera, Kenya

23,000 People in Vietnam have heard the message of salvation

Last year's impact:

175,000 people reached with the gospel

1,895 children sponsored in 10 countries

79,000 served by Health & Sanitation initiatives

9,500 people economically empowered

8,000 refugees supported