Our Vision & Mission
The vision of the National School
Project is a student-led, churchsupported
campus awakening to the
love of Christ at every public school.
Meant for More, NSP’s three-year
initiative launched during the
summer of 2019, is a nationwide
movement of students sharing
Jesus with students at school.
In this report, we’re excited to update
you on our first year of the campaign
structured around 3 pillars of
progress: Digital Multipliers, Mission
Expansion and Capacity Builders.
Greetings from NSP
President’s Letter 2-4
Digital Multipliers 5-6
Mission Expansion 7-26
Los Angeles 9-12
San Francisco Bay Area 17-20
Dallas-Fort Worth Area 25-26
Capacity Builders 27
Finances & Leadership
Financial Update 28-30
Leadership Team 31
Letter from the CEO 32
“I want you to know,
brothers, that what has
happened...has really served
to advance the gospel”
When we launched the Meant for More
campaign last year, our team, like the
Apostle Paul, had plans to advance the
gospel. We built Meant for More around the
belief that students are meant for more than
the things of this world. They are meant to
find hope, peace, forgiveness, and life itself
in Jesus Christ. We shared with you our
prayer that, with your help and God’s grace,
we could give 1 million students the chance
to hear the gospel and see the mission
expand to reach 450 schools in 12 major
cities by 2022.
Many people gave generously to launch
this effort and our team got right to work.
We saw God open doors as new schools
came on board in Los Angeles, the San
Francisco Bay area, Chicago, Tucson and
Dallas. Early launch efforts in Phoenix,
Minneapolis and Sacramento were moving
right along. And the Lord was even bringing
us students beyond our target cities and our
team began coaching students in Colorado,
Hawaii, Ohio, and New York.
We hope you enjoy this digital recap of our 2019-20 ministry year and encourage
you to click on these icons whenever you see them for an interactive experience.
Year one of this campaign was coming to
a crescendo in March and April as we
anticipated seeing students at 150 schools
lead a Meant for More outreach.
Then COVID hit.
In God’s grace, a third of our students had
their outreaches in the nick of time! Had
students waited even one week later to lead
their outreaches, it would have been too late.
Some of our students invited over a thousand
students to their outreach and passed out
Bibles by the hundreds to students and staff!
Yet in God’s sovereignty, two thirds of our
students had their outreaches cancelled as
schools shuttered. And students who were on
the verge of deciding to reach their schools
found that it was too late.
It wasn’t easy seeing so many outreaches
get cancelled. Had the trends continued, our
students would have invited tens of thousands
of their peers to hear about Jesus. And they
would have put the gospel within an arms’
reach of about 250,000 students in total!
Yet, I am proud of how our students responded.
It would have been easy for their zeal to fade
but for many it seemed to only intensify. I’ll
never forget logging into one of our online
student gatherings to join two students who
were recently diagnosed with COVID-19 along
with their entire families. And here they were
praying for their peers and finding ways to
share the gospel!
I’m also deeply grateful for our staff who
worked tirelessly during this season. Within
days of the shutdown, our staff put together a
playbook of Digital Outreach Strategies. This
encouraged students with practical tips for
reaching out to friends by phone, text, social
media, and hosting their meetings online.
Another highlight of this season was putting
together our Digital Tour - a series of online
outreach events for students. World-class
speakers shared their testimonies, while
students invited their friends to tune in and
followed up with them after. Praise God that
many students indicated decisions for Christ
through these events, some of whom would
likely not have come to an outreach at their
Looking forward, we know we will face more
headwinds from the ongoing effects of the
shutdown and surely more uncertain days are
still ahead. We trust God to continue advancing
the gospel regardless, adjust our timelines as
necessary, and plan carefully for the future. Let
me share a few ways we’re doing this.
1. Our leaders are finding ways to reach
students with the gospel regardless of what
school reopenings look like. Even though
large outreach events may not be possible
on campus until things settle down, we’re
confident that students can continue sharing
the gospel with their peers in small groups and
one on one. And we know they are eager to
2. We plan to find new ways of reaching
students digitally. We want to continue
equipping students with digital resources for
their outreach efforts. And we want to bring the
gospel directly to students online. We believe
this will significantly reinforce and expand our
3. We’re adjusting our budget. We know these
are difficult financial days for many of our
generous supporters. And having to cancel
many fundraising events has already had a
significant impact on our bottom line. We’ve
made substantial cuts to our 2020-2021
budget. Yet we’ve also found that some costs
have gone up, especially as we’re beginning to
reach students online. In total, we’re looking at
moving forward on our strategic goals next year
with $1.75 million rather than the $2.6 million
we originally budgeted.
4. We are adjusting our timelines but still
driving forward with our strategic goals. The
shutdown has slowed some of the momentum
we were rapidly gaining. In light of this, it
seems wise to acknowledge that it will likely
take an extra year to see all of our mission
expansion goals accomplished.
Yet we are committed to moving forward. We
continue to pray that we can see the mission
expand to 450 schools in 12 major cities. We
continue to pray that by God’s grace we give 1
million students the chance to hear the gospel.
And we see great opportunities to reach
perhaps even more students than expected
through digital outreach and online training.
As much as we think about the change around
us, I’m encouraged by a few things that do not
change. God has not changed. The gospel has
not changed nor has man’s desperate need for
salvation. And the call for leaders in the body
of Christ to equip God’s people for the work of
evangelism has not changed (Ephesians 4).
If anything, we’ve seen our basic ministry
model proven over and over throughout this
crisis. Student leaders are eager to share
the hope of Jesus. With a little coaching and
encouragement, they can be bold ambassadors
for Jesus even in the midst of a storm. And if
we can bring them together so that iron can
sharpen iron, we can see gospel outreach
advance powerfully throughout our country.
Thank you again for your strong support for
President, National School Project
National Student Gatherings
This spring, we organized online student gatherings via
Zoom. This gave our students the opportunity to connect with
one another for encouragement and prayer, while strategizing
about reaching their peers in this season. These meetings
were more encouraging for our students than we had hoped.
“We’re meant to become leaders during these times of
struggle,” said Joseph P., a student from Irvington, NY.
Our first focus for year one of the Meant for More
campaign was expanding our strategies and
resources for equipping teen evangelists and
reaching new students online.
We knew that adapting our training resources for
digital use, strengthening our engagement with
students through social media, and building a strong
network with prominent Christian leaders and figures
were crucial. Much of our progress in these areas
was well underway when the pandemic hit. Rather
than stunting this growth, it spurred us on and
created a new digital environment that launched us
months, even years, ahead of schedule.
Looking ahead to the 2020-21 academic year, we
feel excited and prepared to continue equipping
Christian students to reach their peers for Christ no
matter the global circumstances.
The many digital advancements we accomplished
this year will only make our traditional ministry
model of on-campus, in-person evangelism stronger,
and we are excited to see the fruit that it will bring
in the years to come.
39 Training Videos
This year, our staff filmed a total of 39 training
videos for student leaders! Now, students from any
city and state can receive the valuable coaching
they need to reach their peers for Christ. We’re
thrilled to see how these new resources accelerate
the growth of our mission next year.
The Meant for More Digital Tour began as a way to repurpose students’
on-campus outreach plans during quarantine. The tour was made up
of weekly live events where the gospel was shared by Christian figures
like Nick Vujicic and Bethany Hamilton. Over 1,500 families tuned in for
these events. Sean, a 9th grade student from the SF Bay Area, invited
friends to tune into the tour with him. “One of my friends [who comes
from a Hindu background] accepted Christ!”
MeantforMore.org was made for students, serving as
a place where new believers can ask big questions,
begin discipleship and get plugged into a local church.
It’s also home to our Student Leader resources, like
our online training videos. We are confident that this
site will be a strong bolster to our ministry efforts
both on-campus and online this fall.
Our second area of focus during year
one of the Meant for More campaign was
beginning to expand our mission from our
4 current areas of ministry to 12 target
cities. In these 12 target cities, we hope
to partner with students from over 450
public middle and high schools.
Students at Green High
School hosted the first ever
Meant for More Week in Ohio
and over 135 students heard
NSP Staff digitally coached
Joseph P., a student from
Irvington HS in New York.
With their help, Joseph led a
digital outreach week in the
midst of quarantine!
Schools coached 386
Witnessing outings 1,727
Gospel Events 2,163
Event attendance 187,775
Indicated decisions 9,301
Thanks to Calvary Chapel
West Oahu, NSP coached
the Christian Club at
Academy this year!
This spring, Wheaton College
students traveled to Denver to
help students at D’Evelyn Middle
& High School lead a Meant for
More outreach week!
Meant for More Distance Areas
Schools coached 113
Witnessing outings 129
Gospel Events 144
Event attendance 9,389
Indicated decisions 489
* Not including online outreaches and
the ~30 schools that were set to launch
before the nationwide shutdown.
Schools that launched
with NSP this year
Los Angeles is where NSP first planted roots back in 2004. It’s where Warren Willis recruited
the original supporters of this mission and today it remains NSP’s largest ministry hub.
During 2019-20, NSP’s LA chapters coached over 40 middle and high schools with the help
of their 5 full-time campus ministry staff. We saw over 4,000 students attend gospel events
and over 300 students make first-time decisions for Christ. Doug Goulding, the first field staff
ministering in the Santa Ana and Tustin areas, was brought on the team this year and we are
so excited to see the fruit he’ll bring from this region next year.
To learn more about our impact in and around LA, check out these videos from our staff in
the North Orange County, Santa Ana & Tustin area, Inland Empire, and San Gabriel Valley.
Alejandra Leads the Charge
for Christ at Her School
School Shutdown Helps
Alejandra makes announcements and
introduces the speaker before a Meant for
More event at Anaheim HS in the fall.
Anaheim High School. Photo courtesy of
Orange County Structure.
Alejandra is a junior at Anaheim High School.
For the second year in a row,
she single-handedly led gospel outreach
on her campus and, this year, reached
nearly 10% of her school with the gospel
through her club’s events.
While the fruit of her efforts is clear, the process has been
frequently discouraging. She regularly faces pressure
from her peers to abandon the club and let it die out. “I
kind of lost hope…” she says.
When asked about how she is able to keep going,
Alejandra attributes her tenacity in part to being a sexual
abuse survivor. “I’ve been through extreme pain and
it made me realize that He is there even when I have
doubts and feel like I’m abandoned,” she says. “There
are so many things that prove that He’s been there. [Peer
pressure] isn’t going to keep me from believing in God.
My faith is what keeps me alive, to be honest.”
Alejandra’s strong faith stems from her conviction that
“Christianity isn’t a crutch, it’s life support.” Because
of everything she’s gone through, Alejandra knows that
the most important thing to her is her relationship with
Jesus. When seeing others in pain, Alejandra wants her
peers to know how important it is to have faith.
As she anticipates heading back to school online in the
fall, Alejandra is passionate about continuing to reach
her peers with the gospel, even if she has to do it alone.
“I really want to make sure they believe in God. I want to
give them some knowledge!”
In the midst of school shutdowns this spring, five of the six
high schools in NSP’s Inland Empire Chapter decided to shift
gears and lead digital outreach weeks through social media.
“This year we saw club leaders grow as they were empowered
to see themselves as modern day disciples, missionaries, and
evangelists,” says Jon Mestas, NSP’s Inland Empire Chapter
Director. “Regardless of any obstacles that came their way,
they adapted to share the message of Jesus with others.”
Before their school shut down, members of the Christian
Club at Summit High School had a hard time making it to the
meetings because of frequent scheduling conflicts with their
other school activities, but that all changed when their school
“It wasn’t until we started meeting digitally that I really became
involved with going to meetings and planning events,” says
Victoria, a junior and Christian club leader. It was during this
season, with the help of her NSP coach, that Victoria’s personal
evangelism efforts really came alive.
“With digital outreaches in place we saw more engagement
with club leaders. It simplified the follow-up process so
students could easily walk their friends through the next steps
in learning more about the Bible and Jesus,” says Jon.
Earlier this year, Victoria experienced a falling out with a
friend. During quarantine, she began to pray daily for her
friend, checking in on her and inviting her to attend a Digital
Tour event. With these efforts, Victoria was able to mend the
relationship and her friend heard the gospel.
“The overall experience was just really great. I’m so glad we
had [our NSP coaches] to keep pushing us along and check on
us. It really kept me accountable. Overall, it was so fun to share
the Word of God with their help.”
Victoria shares her testimony on
Instagram during their club’s digital
outreach week in May.
Summit High School campus.
Photo courtesy of Summit High School.
Schools that launched
with NSP this year
In 2013, NSP started its first chapter of ministry in Illinois. What began as the hope and prayer
of a single local high school student (Heather Barnes, who would eventually become our Illinois
State Director) has evolved into a powerful network of students, families and local churches.
This year, our Illinois team had the privilege of working with students at over 80 middle and high
schools across the state, in addition to schools in Minnesota and Colorado.
The Illinois team grew in some big ways this year! First, three key staff members who bring
dozens of years of experience from the business world were added to the team. You can read
more about them in our Capacity Builders section on page 27. Second, Jon Cox was promoted
as the new Illinois State Director. Heather Barnes, who has served as IL State Director for three
years, will be transitioning to the part-time role of Special Projects Director this fall. Third,
Jonathan Cordova was welcomed as the new chapter director at Moody Bible Institute in May.
Jonathan was first coached by NSP as a high school student, later served as a Lead Coach in
college, and we are excited to see him step into this full-time role next year.
To learn more about our impact in and around Chicago, check out these videos from our staff in
the Northshore & NorthWest Suburbs, Downtown & SouthWest Suburbs, and Western Suburbs.
Student Shares Gospel with
10% of School in One Day
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS
On December 3rd, 185 students—nearly 10% of the
student body—attended a lunchtime gospel event at
Hersey High School. This is the highest attendance
Hersey’s Christian Club has seen in years at a school
event. During the days leading up to it, the club handed
out over 1,000 flyers and personally invited over half of
the student body to the events.
Kati (left) poses with her friend Jenna
(right) who she helped lead to Christ
this year! Next year, they’ll be serving as
co-presidents of their Christian club.
Wauconda High School. Photo courtesy
of Bulldog Nation Foundation.
“I was amazed by how God worked,” says Nick
Paraskevas, a junior at Hersey who helped put on the
event. “Any time you can have that many kids, most of
them unbelievers, hear the gospel is truly awesome. It
was awesome to see God work.”
From Seeker Student to
Co-President of the Christian Club
Nick is the youngest of three siblings, all of whom
have left a legacy as part of Hersey’s Christian Club.
Coached by NSP since the seventh grade, Nick has been
successfully leading outreach events for years. This
was Nick’s first gospel event in high school without his
older siblings and, when they started to run out of food
by the second of three lunch periods, he knew God had
something big in store.
By the end of the day, 60 students indicated that they’d
like to talk with someone about Jesus or be invited to a
This fall, Nick is excited to continue sharing the gospel
at his school. “With all the events going on in the world
right now, it’s giving Christians a special opportunity to
be lights for Christ.”
Students gather during one of three lunchtime
gospel events at Hersey High School on
Tuesday, December 3rd.
Nick Paraskevas (left) with the rest of
Hersey’s Christian Club leaders and their NSP
coaches this year.
Jenna is excited to head into her senior year
and serve as co-president of the Christian Club
at Wauconda High School. But, a year ago, she
wouldn’t have even called herself a Christian.
Jenna’s friend, Kati, is one of two students who
pioneered the Christian Club at Wauconda High
School this year. It all started when a teacher
advisor connected her and another Christian
student with NSP last year. Heather Barnes, IL
State Director, coached the girls and helped
them get a Christian club up and running.
Despite not calling herself a Christian, Jenna
attended a few club meetings to hang out with
Kati. This spring, Kati decided to be bold in
her faith and invite Jenna to a youth retreat.
Wanting to have some fun and hang out with
her friend, Jenna said yes.
Throughout the retreat, Jenna found herself
feeling “broken” by the messages and regularly
on the verge of tears. This all came to a head during the
final night of the retreat—a giant worship service that
defied all of Jenna’s preconceived notions of “church.”
“That’s when I felt God,” said Jenna. “I started crying,”
she laughed, “and Kati went and got her youth pastor to
talk with me. He just let me talk and tell him how I was
feeling...and then he asked me ‘the big question’.”
A few minutes later, Kati prayed with Jenna and led her
to Christ for the very first time.
Since that day, Jenna has become a bold leader in
Wauconda’s Christian Club and is excited to join Kati as
co-president in the fall. Their vision for the new school
“The main point is just to make everyone feel like a
family,” said Kati. “We want to make strong ties with
existing Christians and then equip them to go out and
spread the love of Jesus like I did with Jenna.”
Schools that launched
with NSP this year
San Francisco Bay Area
NSP’s chapter in the San Francisco Bay Area began in 2014 with Los Angeles staff members
coaching schools remotely. Today, Barnaby Lee, a local pastor and graduate of Gateway
Seminary, is on the ground as our full-time Bay Area Chapter Director. Under his leadership,
the chapter has grown tremendously. This year alone NSP’s San Francisco Bay Chapter went
from coaching 9 schools to 22, some of which are NSP’s first school connections in cities
like Oakland, Fremont, and Milpitas.
Barnaby hopes to continue this growth next year by developing strong partnerships with
local church leaders and volunteers. His goals include developing partnerships with middle
school clubs, working with schools in downtown San Jose, and also breaking ground in San
Noah (third from right) volunteered to share
his testimony when the Bible Club’s guest
speaker was cancelled less than 24 hours
before their event.
Students Stand Strong in
the Face of Opposition
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
NSP’s Bay Area Director Barnaby Lee with
volunteers and middle school students as
they prepare to pass out flyers before school.
Charlotte, a senior at Pioneer High School, served as a leader for
both of the Christian clubs on campus: Pioneers for Christ and
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Right before the start of her
senior year, Pioneer’s FCA began experiencing extreme opposition.
Middle School Students Witness
to Principal & Vice Principal
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
The Bible Club at a middle school in the San
Francisco Bay Area had their first ever on-campus
gospel event the last week before COVID-19 shut
schools down. At that event, both the school’s
principal and vice principal heard the gospel—from
the mouths of middle school students!
The weeks leading up to the event were hectic, with
the vice principal emailing club leaders at 11:00pm
the night before their first event saying they were
not allowed to invite a guest speaker. Despite this
setback, and many more, the Christian students
stood strong. The students had come a long way
since their initial battle to become an official club
on campus, so they weren’t about to let this stop
Noah, a seventh grader who isn’t even a club leader,
stepped up and volunteered to share his testimony
during the first day of outreach. Many students
attended the event, including both the principal
and vice principal, and 3 students gave their
lives to Christ for the first time!
Thanks to the perseverance and boldness of
these middle school students, 6 students gave
their lives to the Lord. We can’t wait to see how
God uses these incredible student leaders in
the years ahead.
“These student leaders have shown incredible
resilience and maturity of faith through the
various ups and downs of leading a gospeldriven
club,” says Barnaby Lee, NSP’s Bay Area
Director. “They are a testimony that outreach
in public schools is full of challenges—but
God shows up in powerful ways when His
children obey, and it is so worth it to share
the hope of Christ!”
Charlotte (right) gathers with a classmate
and Keila Huacuja (left), an NSP Lead
Coach, during Pioneer’s outreach week in
Former NFL Running Back, William Green,
shares the gospel as the guest speaker
during Pioneer’s outreach week.
The opposition began when the Satanist club on campus started
protesting at FCA events because of the organization’s stance
on Biblical marriage. FCA’s status as a club was revoked and
an unflattering article about the club appeared in the school’s
“The community of the club helped us stay encouraged,” said
Charlotte. “We continued to meet and dive into scripture and
prayer together. We shared our struggles with one another and
supported each other. We continued to pursue our mission to
share the gospel on campus even more during this time.
I wanted to make sure that other students could hear the
truth about Christ.”
As the conflict became a legal matter, the students received
support from NSP’s legal defense group, the Pacific Justice
Institute, and FCA’s personal attorneys. Despite this ongoing
struggle, both FCA and Pioneers for Christ were able to hold a
joint outreach week at lunch!
“Even with some protests, students still came to hear the
message,” said Charlotte. At the clubs’ final event on Friday,
March 6th, 35 students indicated decisions to recommit their
lives to Christ or give their lives to Him for the very first time.
As both Christian clubs continue to stand up for their rights on
campus and FCA fights for club approval next year, please pray
for open doors for the gospel and for bold students like Charlotte
to stand strong in the midst of opposition from their peers
Schools that launched
with NSP this year
Tuscon + Phoenix
NSP began coaching schools in Tucson, AZ, in 2014. Since then, NSP has coached schools
remotely and sent college students on mission trips to help local high schools lead Tucson
outreaches each spring. During 2019-20, NSP promoted Devin Long to the role of Expansion
Director to oversee our growing ministry in the Tucson and Phoenix areas.
This year, NSP was able to coach 6 schools in Tucson with 3 planning on leading outreaches
before quarantine. Looking ahead to 2020-21, we are praying for a full-time staff member and
two part-time staff members to begin working on the ground in Tucson.
Also this year, NSP’s team developed relationships with students and local churches in
Phoenix, AZ. Pastor Carlos Mejia of Revive Christian Fellowship in Chandler, AZ, attended
NSP’s Fall Training Weekend with their youth group. Many of his students lead outreaches at
their schools in Phoenix this spring.
In the 2020-21 school year, NSP is excited to continue growing its relationship with students
and local churches in the Phoenix area. To accomplish these goals, Jason Hussong, a former
high school leader, will be serving as NSP’s first ever Lead Coach in Phoenix next year. To
learn more about NSP’s ministry in the Phoenix area, check out this video.
Cafeteria workers and teachers at Desert View High School stand in line to talk
with Rogelio and take a free Bible.
Desert View’s Christian Club gathers with NSP’s staff and volunteers before
handing out free donuts on campus and inviting students to their outreach event.
Rogelio stands behind the table displaying his free Bibles.
Student Raises Money to Give
Out Free Bibles
Throughout his high school career, Rogelio, a
junior at Desert View High School and president
of the Bible Club, has been working tirelessly to
bring the gospel to his peers. “I’m not gonna lie,
I was getting worn out,” he said. “I was getting
tired, but once I saw that there is a desperate
need for the gospel at Desert View and that
students are hungry for the Word of God, I grew
great joy and excitement.”
This spring, Rogelio personally raised money and
bought Bibles to hand out during the Meant for
More Week at his school. As a member of the
Future Farmers of America (FFA), his fundraising
efforts included selling produce, eggs and
livestock he had personally raised.
“I’ve seen a huge need for God’s Word to be in
the hands of my club members, and I saw an
even bigger need for students on campus to be
familiar with the Bible,” he said. “God put it on
my heart to get Bibles to students at my school.”
“Over the course of that week, we had 395
students come to hear the gospel and several
students were saved,” said Devin Long, NSP
Expansion Director. “Some of them were even
friends of Rogelio. At the events, students
were lining up to receive free Bibles again.
In total, they distributed about 200 Bibles.”
“Yes they were hungry for the
donuts,” said Rogelio, “but they
were also hungry for the Word
of God. Even when we ran out of
donuts, that didn’t stop students
from coming up to us, asking
questions about Christianity and
taking a free Bible.”
In God’s amazing timing, Rogelio’s
campus-wide outreach happened the
week before schools across the nation
shut down. Because of Rogelio, hundreds
of students (and faculty) went into
quarantine with a Bible in their hands, and
hundreds more were able to reflect on the
gospel as they began isolating at home.
It will be amazing to see the fruit that
comes from this when Rogelio returns to
campus this fall.
Schools that launched
with NSP this year
Target schools NSP
hopes to launch next year
2019-20 was a year of encouraging growth for our new Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter. We are
honored to introduce Jonathan and Katie Medina as our first field-staff in the area. The
Medinas have 10 years of youth ministry experience and have already made significant strides
in engaging students and churches in the DFW area.
“We were able to work with Springtown High School and Independence High School this year,”
said Katie. “Along with these schools, we have been able to work with Stonebriar Community
Church (home to Chuck Swindoll) in Frisco, Springtown Community Church in Springtown,
and Journey of Faith Church in Irving. We have been so blessed to begin partnering with
youth pastors in the area who have invited and encouraged their students to participate in the
“We are so excited for the fall!” Jonathan added. “We have students from two more schools
that are ready to reach their campuses for Christ. God is moving in big ways. We also have
church partners that are excited to get their students involved and begin Christinan clubs at
their schools. We look forward to seeing how God will continue to move in Texas next year.”
Our third focus during year one of Meant for More was building our capacity to support the ministry
as we expand to new cities and regions. We knew we needed to increase our capacity in several key
ways to accomplish this goal and we’re excited to share three of them in this section.
In Fall 2019, we began a partnership with
Cedarstone LLC to handle bookkeeping
and financial processing. Cedarstone
is based in Wheaton, IL, which is very
near to our Midwest headquarters. They
work with many Christian ministries
and missionary-sending organizations
to provide outstanding administrative
support. This partnership has allowed
us to focus on caring for our donors,
our students, and our mission with
The integration of a new donor portal to
our website was another step we took
this year to better care for our donors
and staff members. Now, donors have
the ability to create a profile and login to
make a donation, update their payment
information, view their donation history
and more. They can even make multiple
donations at once using a “shopping cart”
feature. It has also allowed each of our
staff missionaries to view and track their
monthly support levels with ease.
Office Space Accommodates
New Personnel in the Fall
Our Illinois team was blessed with
an upgraded office space this year
that accommodates the many new
staff members who have joined the
IL team this year.
Our new Vice President of
Advancement, Don Sivesind, brings
over 25 years of business experience
with him. We also welcomed Kathy
Craig as our Regional Campaign
Coordinator for Meant for More and
Kristine Calhan as our Development
Events Coordinator. Kathy has done
exceptional work propelling forward
the Meant for More campaign
by pursuing key relationships
with students, parents and local
churches. Kristine went above and
beyond preparing for this year’s
spring fundraising banquets and
we are excited to see her hard work
come to fruition next spring.
We’re praising the Lord for another year of His faithful provision fueled by the prayer and
generosity of his people. Thank you for your part in the significant increase in giving we saw this
year compared to last year. This increase greatly accelerated the mission. We’re also praising the
Lord for the $1.5 million that has been given or pledged so far toward our $8.4 million Meant for
More campaign goal.
We’re also trusting the Lord to continue providing as we look at some challenges before us. Our
Spring 2020 fundraising efforts were far short of what we had planned due to the cancellation
of our five spring banquets during quarantine. Last year we saw over $500,000 given at our
banquets. This year, we saw $112,000 given at the Online Celebration & Fundraiser we hosted in
lieu of banquets. We’re grateful for His provision and are trusting the Lord to fill in this gap in the
Mindful of the financial challenges many are experiencing in this time, we’ve significantly
streamlined our budget for this new ministry year. Practically speaking, this means bringing our
budget from $2.6 million to $1.75 million.* Would you pray with us for God’s continued provision
and guidance in the days ahead?
*budget for income and expenses above and
beyond our staff’s personal support
Kellee Popp, NSP’s VP of Public Relations, emcee’s at the Online
Celebration & Fundraiser in May. This event was organized in lieu
of our five spring fundraiser banquets that were cancelled in the
midst of the virus.
Jun 2019 -
Jun 2018 -
May 2019 (PP)
70150 Mileage - admin 266.80 106.50
90185 Supplies - FR 1,085.94 8,719.20
80160 Internet Presence - program 53,318.95 15.00
40000 DONATION INCOME
70155 Misc Expense - admin 450.69
70160 Payment Processing Fees 30,723.13 37,088.38
90190 Telecommunications - FR 1,110.16 1,715.18
90195 Travel - FR 9,154.00 10,333.39
80165 Literature - program 2,121.40 4,586.23
80170 Meals - program 55,596.48 52,625.22
41000 Unrestricted donations 1,058,085.45 389,065.10
70165 Postage - admin 9,894.85 1,461.84
90200 Utilities - FR 340.05 505.84
80175 Mileage - program 23,463.06 30,534.95
42000 Restricted donations 155,323.01 221,021.15
70170 Printing - admin 9,113.91 532.46
TOTAL 90000 FR expenses $ 221,928.03 $ 201,513.56
80180 Miscellaneous - program 1,232.50
43000 Support Raising donations 1,439,032.21 1,342,173.30
TOTAL 40000 Donation Income $ 2,652,440.67 $ 1,952,259.55
70180 Printing Supplies 91.05
70185 Rent - admin 19,879.50 18,183.15
80185 Postage - program 3,148.29 649.26
80190 Printing - program 38,833.74 18,176.94
44000 IN KIND DONATIONS 2,500.00
44200 NON-DONATION INCOME 496.00
44210 Event Fee Income 1,817.90
44230 Interest Income 5,043.49 1,199.91
44240 Miscellaneous Income 2,717.46 1,972.42
Uncategorized Income 0.00
70190 Repairs and Maintenance 66.00
70195 Software - admin 153.35
70200 Subcontracting - admin 18,282.34 5,650.00
70205 Supplies - admin 4,776.83 7,056.03
70210 Telecommunications - admin 856.59 2,710.43
70215 Transaction fees - admin 228.50 15.00
70220 Travel - admin 1,068.48 6,806.23
66009 401k Employer Match 30,792.68 7,967.89
66000 Payroll - admin 132,954.51 138,160.47
66001 Payroll - FR 387,478.14 253,848.36
66002 Payroll - program 1,120,912.85 800,219.21
TOTAL Gross Payroll $ 1,641,345.50 $ 1,192,228.04
80195 Rent - Program 58,576.47 45,884.48
80200 Subcontracting - program 21,835.50 16,740.00
80205 Supplies - program 24,853.31 25,586.30
80210 Telecom - program 8,044.50 6,854.49
80215 Travel - program 68,465.88 71,768.29
80220 Utilities - Program 1,965.00 2,518.46
TOTAL Program expenses $ 531,570.22 $ 391,879.05
TOTAL 44200 Non-donation Income $ 8,256.95 $ 4,990.23
TOTAL Income $ 2,663,197.62 $ 1,957,249.78
GROSS Profit $ 2,663,197.62 $ 1,957,249.78
70225 Utilities - admin 818.73 1,132.48
TOTAL 70000 Admin expenses $ 185,300.69 $ 171,882.77
90000 FUND RAISING EXPENSES
90100 Conference Center Fees - FR 17,760.00 34,812.30
90110 Dues and subscriptions - FR 69,602.30 27,617.35
90115 Equipment - FR 2,468.38 1,146.68
90120 Equipment rental - FR -143.38 1,667.00
Payroll Taxes 23.63
66003 Payroll taxes - admin 9,156.26 9,466.98
66004 Payroll taxes - FR 27,517.44 17,383.26
66005 Payroll taxes - program 80,782.74 59,677.12
66006 SUI Taxes - admin 163.14 0.00
66008 SUI Taxes - program 19.35
TOTAL Payroll Taxes $ 117,643.21 $ 86,546.71
TOTAL Expenses $ 2,728,580.33 $ 2,052,018.02
NET Operating Income -$ 65,382.71 -$ 94,768.24
70000 ADMIN EXPENSES 0.00
90125 Event Fee - FR 2,837.37 13,388.00
TOTAL Payroll Expenses $ 1,789,781.39 $ 1,286,742.64
60940 Tax & licenses 14.00 14.00
70100 Accounting - admin 54,945.75 13,015.15
70110 Depreciation Expense 31,036.00
70115 Dues and subs - admin 26,791.25 31,509.77
70120 Equipment - admin 2,771.66 5,333.99
70125 Equipment rental - admin 223.56
70130 Gifts - admin 109.90 657.78
70135 Health insurance - admin 277.45
70140 Insurance - admin 2,674.19 7,512.51
70145 Meals - admin 1,290.14 1,593.11
90130 Gifts - FR 1,999.07 918.13
90135 Insurance - FR 3,818.57 2,748.28
90140 Advertising - FR 9,680.00
90145 Meals - FR 10,627.59 27,285.92
90150 Mileage - FR 3,092.38 12,657.90
90160 Postage - FR 8,785.94 15,228.29
90165 Printing - FR 23,984.16 16,691.29
90170 Rent - FR 14,570.41 7,716.52
90175 Software - FR -577.59 49.29
90180 Subcontracting - FR 40,732.68 18,313.00
90182 Honorarium - FR 1,000.00
80100 Conference Center Fees 34,536.26 65,224.72
80110 Education & training - program 9,768.55 5,184.47
80115 Entertainment - program 8,862.35 5,489.21
80120 Equipment - program 9,707.61 5,076.43
80130 Event Fee - program 7,753.20 4,263.00
80135 Gifts - program 8,003.62 5,390.28
80140 Health Insurance - program 17,515.27
80145 Honorarium - Program 19,065.00 8,575.00
80150 Housing - program 49,855.17 3,296.11
80155 Insurance - program 5,048.11 13,440.21
Letter from the
Founder & CEO
FOUNDER & CEO | Warren Willis Ph.D.
Flower Mound, Texas
Chief Executive Officer, National School
CHAIRPERSON | Richard W. Sherwood, PMP
Trophy Club, Texas
Senior Vice President of Operations,
The Martis Group, Inc.
SECRETARY | Michael Winter D.D.S.
Owner, Michael Winter D.D.S.
President, Thompson Media Company, Inc.
Owner, Christian Art Gifts, Inc.
FOUNDER & CEO | Warren Willis Ph.D.
Flower Mound, Texas
PRESIDENT | Mark Hopson, M.A.
VP OF PUBLIC RELATIONS | Kellee Popp
Long Beach, California
VP OF MOBILIZATION & ADMINISTRATION | Ben Flemming
VP OF ADVANCEMENT | Donald Sivesind
Warren Willis, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO
He who dwells in the
shelter of the Most
High, will abide in
the shadow of the
Almighty. I will say to
the Lord, “My refuge
and my fortress, My
God, in whom I trust!”
While I was serving on Berkeley’s campus with Campus Crusade in the 1960’s,
there was as much commotion and civil unrest as there is today. There were mass
demonstrations on campus, violent clashes with the police, and even riots. I’ll
never forget standing there, witnessing to students on the Sproul Hall steps, as a
helicopter flew over and tear gassed us all. It’s no coincidence that in the same
season, when we invited Billy Graham to speak on campus during the “Berkeley
Blitz,” over 8,000 people came to hear what he had to say.
Similarly, I am confident that God has a greater purpose for the Coronavirus
pandemic in NSP’s future and we shall surely find it. I look to His promises and I am
at peace. Already we are seeing believers coming together and students standing
strong and stepping up.
The human heart’s desire for hope, purpose, and meaning today is as tangible with
the young as well as the old, and as applicable then as it is now. When students
stand up for Christ at school and share the gospel, they bring onto campus the
message of hope that changes lives. Praise God for the incredible fruit he has
brought out of NSP in the midst of this season. Whatever the future looks like,
I am confident that the National School Project will be prepared to meet the needs of
students across the country, as they receive and spread the gospel to their
To that end, I am very excited about the new digital ground we have gained. I am
excited to see us continue to develop new avenues of gospel messaging in the days
ahead. I am excited to anticipate the rocksolid faith the Lord will develop in our staff
and students no matter how crazy it gets as we look to Him. God will provide and we
need to be ready to stand and deliver no matter what comes.
To all of you who have faithfully prayed for NSP this year—thank you. And thank you
to everyone who has financially supported us as well. Truly, this mission wouldn’t
exist without you. I am confident that the Lord will continue to do mighty things
through students next year and I am grateful for your partnership in propelling this
Lord Jesus, thank you for coming into this world and giving yourself for us.
Lord, thank you for all the students who have come and who are willing to
stand up for You on their campuses. Thank you for sending what we need
for the task that You have placed before us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Thank you for your strong
support of this mission. Please
consider giving a gift in support
of the incredible student leaders
you’ve read about today!
PO Box 1118
Wheaton, IL 60187
NSP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
(Tax ID: 20-3226605)