Greetings in the Name of our Lord and thank you for visiting our web site.
- Dan Smithwick
The mission of the Nehemiah Institute is to unleash a massive spiritual awakening within the Christian community, by helping Christian organizations and the individuals and families they serve, establish quantifiable standards for worldview education and a personal plan for each individual to achieve and maintain a Christian worldview.
We are a unique Christian ministry providing a one-of-a-kind Christian worldview
testing and training program to families, schools, churches, businesses and political groups.
Our program is known as PEERS Testing (described in the "PEERS"
section). Its purpose is to aid Christians in developing a distinctly biblical
For a detailed report on how the online testing program works,
Our expertise is in providing a statistically valid testing instrument for
measuring an individual's view of life in areas of great importance to both
personal and social life. The test was designed with input from several
Christian scholars. Testing norms have been developed from results of over
100,000 participants during a 23-year period from 1987 through 2010. The primary
focus of our work is with high school and college age students.
When you are ready to purchase the PEERS test, we can now deliver it to you electronically over the internet! You still have the option of having the books mailed to you if you prefer. For more information about the PEERS test - CLICK HERE.
Make sure you visit our online store for a whole list of other tests and books that we produce which you may purchase.
Why Believe 'Nehemiah?'
Occasionally people will ask, Why should we believe the positions offered by Nehemiah Institute on the PEERS test questions? This is a valid question.
While considerable work has been done to ensure biblical accuracy on the test (click here for full report) we fully recognize that it is impossible to create the perfect 'worldview test' by imperfect people.
We only ask that where you disagree, it is done from sound biblical reasoning, including review of our Position Papers on test items.
In addition to our worldview testing program, we offer several items for teaching on 'biblical worldview' understanding. You can see a list of these by
Also, there are other ministries providing quality worldview materials. One of the best is Summit Ministries, CO.
Take the Mini PEERS Test
To learn first hand about our testing program, we offer a low-cost 'Mini PEERS' test online. The mini test contains 20 test items from the full 70-item version.
To get results of this test, you must first purchase the assessment from our online store
[click here]. Then return here to complete test. Upon confirmation of your order, your test will be processed with results sent via mail within 8 - 10 days.
Click here for the mini PEERS test!
I would very much appreciate your consideration
of making a donation to help with this work. Our services are used primarily by Christian schools, where
budgets are normally very tight. Personal
donations substantially help us to keep our worldview testing and
training program affordable to these schools.
You can now easily make donations at our online store
The first step will be to set up an account (this only needs to be done one time). There are six pre-set amounts for a donation, but you can choose any combination of the six to match the donation you would like to make.
Thank you. - Dan Smithwick,