2018 Annual Report

This annual report highlights just a few of our efforts during the past year to clearly present the biblical case for the proper role of government.  To all who contributed to our work, thank you!  We hope you are encouraged by the fruit of our labor.  We believe and expect that we are igniting the candles whose flames will, over the coming decades, enlighten the world.


Table of Contents

  • ABOUT
  • PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
  • THE CHALLENGE WE FACE
  • THE IPS SOLUTION
  • WHY IT ALL MATTERS
  • CORE PROGRAMS
  • QUANTITATIVE IMPACT
  • QUALITATIVE IMPACT
  • MEET THE TEAM
  • FUN AND GAMES WITH THE IPS STAFF
  • MISSION, VISION, PRINCIPLES
  • COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS
  • FINANCIALS
  • JOIN THE CAUSE
  • GET INVOLVED
  • EVENTS IN 2019

President’s Message

The conflict over the proper size and scope of civil government has raged for over 6,000 years.  In fact, this conflict has existed for as long as there has been civil government.  This battle is recorded in many pieces of ancient literature.  Most interesting, however, is that this conflict is a recurring theme in the Hebrew Scriptures and the Christian Bible.  The accounts of Babel, Naboth, Samuel, and Saul are but a few examples of this battle over the size, scope, and function of civil government.

In this battle, there are thousands of well-funded organizations that exist to promote big or bigger government.  These groups persuade and lobby for the expansion of the state.  In contrast, a smaller, but valiant group of less well-funded organizations exist to make the opposite argument—the case for limited government.

IPS is counted among that small number of organizations who are advocating for smaller government.  But IPS is very different from these other “free market” groups.  I think it is important to explain why IPS is so unique: