The Center for Christian Study

The information on this page was last updated 4/5/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


The Center for Christian Study is an educational and outreach ministry at UVA.

Contact information

Mailing address:
The Center for Christian Study
128 Chancellor Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903


Phone: (434) 817-1050

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 510192618

CEO/President: Bill Wilder

Chairman: Bill Wilder

Board size: 16

Founder: Daryl Richman

Ruling year: 1976

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1990


The vision of the Center for Christian Study is to serve Jesus Christ by fostering the serious consideration in the university environment of a Biblical worldview, and by encouraging and facilitating wise discussion of the Truth in light of the challenges of contemporary culture.

Mission statement

he mission of the Center for Christian Study is to provide opportunities and resources for corporate and individual investigation of the truths of the historic Christian faith in response to the questions raised by contemporary society. We will provide these opportunities and resources first to the University of Virginia, secondly to the Charlottesville community and thirdly to the broader region. Through the fulfillment of this mission men and women will be transformed by the Truth, which will be reflected in their thoughts and actions, both in their private lives before God and in their public lives as members of society, the family, and the Church.

Statement of faith

Transparency grade


To understand our transparency grade, click here.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating1037 of 107742 of 45
Fund acquisition rating891 of 107840 of 45
Resource allocation rating938 of 107838 of 45
Asset utilization rating941 of 107735 of 45

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses


Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$587,447$914,301$83,351$129,369$482,088
Short-term investments$2,405,488$118,827$144,016$410,304$416,411
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,261,250$1,157,966$395,514$1,147,602$1,230,519
Long-term investments$835,335$1,951,238$1,232,103$701,364$634,739
Fixed assets$492,289$526,353$555,946$592,889$608,041
Other long-term assets$125,272$22,705$22,705$22,705$13,800
Total long-term assets$1,452,896$2,500,296$1,810,754$1,316,958$1,256,580
Total assets$4,714,146$3,658,262$2,206,268$2,464,560$2,487,099
Payables and accrued expenses$15,059$26,195$34,464$28,358$24,840
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$113,028$63,170
Total current liabilities$15,059$26,195$34,464$141,386$88,010
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$30,576$29,442$35,199$30,392$29,484
Total long-term liabilities$137,076$31,349$38,923$35,914$36,589
Total liabilities$152,135$57,544$73,387$177,300$124,599
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$622,681$613,288$634,271$451,639$532,283
With donor restrictions$3,939,330$2,987,430$1,498,610$1,835,621$1,830,217
Net assets$4,562,011$3,600,718$2,132,881$2,287,260$2,362,500
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,840,471$2,421,097$660,878$822,954$1,297,564
Program service revenue$156,035$174,798$194,459$189,177$173,729
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$20,316$3,517$13,808$11,332$15,828
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$176,351$178,315$208,267$200,509$189,557
Total revenue$2,016,822$2,599,412$869,145$1,023,463$1,487,121
Program services$744,451$786,303$866,769$981,567$887,408
Management and general$143,106$135,011$156,389$146,390$129,616
Total expenses$1,117,459$1,181,362$1,135,604$1,203,791$1,057,952
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$899,363$1,418,050($266,459)($180,328)$429,169
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$899,363$1,418,050($266,459)($180,328)$429,169


Dr William N WilderExecutive Director$116,290

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/5/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


For a timeline, visit:

Program accomplishments