Community Bible Study, Inc.

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We love seeing what happens in people's lives when they discover God through the study of His Word. We have Bible studies for all age groups and stages of life, from classes for toddlers and teens to classes for adults who are single and married. Together we explore the Bible and what it tells us about the God who has woven His story through history and is present with us now.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Community Bible Study, Inc.
790 Stout Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80921


Phone: 800-826-4181


Organization details

EIN: 510233462

CEO/President: Kimm Carr

Chairman: Deb Crowe

Board size: 15

Founder: Floyd and Lee Campbell

Ruling year: 1978

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1996


"Transformed Lives Through the Word of God"

Mission statement

To make disciples of Jesus Christ in our communities through caring, in-depth Bible study, available to all.

Statement of faith

WE BELIEVE that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is divine revelation and the inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original manuscripts. Its teaching is the final authority for all Christian life in matters of faith and practice.

WE BELIEVE in the unity of the Godhead, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and yet identical in nature; all-powerful, all-knowing, everywhere present, and unchangeable; infinitely perfect in love, truth, righteousness, justice, goodness, grace, and mercy.

WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is both fully God and fully man, two natures in one person. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He performed miracles to manifest His deity, lived a sinless life, suffered, and died as a completely satisfactory sacrifice for the sin of the whole world. He arose from the dead on the third day, and His bodily resurrection guarantees the resurrection of all who believe in Him. He ascended to the right hand of God the Father, where He reigns over the universe and intercedes for believers, and from where He will return to earth to establish His kingdom.

WE BELIEVE that man was created in the image of God but fell into disobedience by a voluntary decision and, as a result, became separated from God, and therefore spiritually dead and subject to physical death. This fallen nature was transmitted to all humanity, except Jesus Christ, who lived a sinless life. The blood of Jesus Christ was shed for our redemption. Only those who receive Christ Jesus by faith are forgiven and born of the Holy Spirit; thus, they become children of God. Faith alone is the condition of salvation, but good works and righteous living should accompany such faith and furnish evidence of its existence.

WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit indwells and seals every believer at the moment of saving faith. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, to convince men of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, and indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service. We believe that all Christians should witness for Christ in His power and study the Bible with His help.

WE BELIEVE that the church, composed of all who genuinely believe in and accept Jesus Christ as Savior, is united together into one body, of which He is the Head. As members of the church, we have a responsibility to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, supporting the local church and loving one another with pure hearts.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Leadership Training

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating223 of 10223 of 24
Fund acquisition rating121 of 10241 of 24
Resource allocation rating75 of 10242 of 24
Asset utilization rating849 of 102219 of 24

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$185,857$212,584$171,874$162,437$100,708
Short-term investments$0$0$0$800,066$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$9,896,554$8,752,275$7,854,392$6,214,076$5,636,237
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,366,392$4,768,730$4,919,950$5,191,934$5,550,953
Other long-term assets$313,365$295,161$278,014$261,863$246,650
Total long-term assets$4,679,757$5,063,891$5,197,964$5,453,797$5,797,603
Total assets$14,576,311$13,816,166$13,052,356$11,667,873$11,433,840
Payables and accrued expenses$298,507$626,882$631,236$275,767$239,602
Other current liabilities$959,296$1,478,153$1,603,471$1,620,421$1,575,460
Total current liabilities$1,257,803$2,105,035$2,234,707$1,896,188$1,815,062
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$1,257,803$2,105,035$2,234,707$1,896,188$1,815,062
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$9,321,088$7,682,012$7,610,993$6,765,387$6,929,170
With donor restrictions$3,997,420$4,029,119$3,206,656$3,006,298$2,689,608
Net assets$13,318,508$11,711,131$10,817,649$9,771,685$9,618,778
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Total contributions$10,585,202$11,093,437$9,602,126$9,391,138$8,882,157
Program service revenue$2,669,566$3,144,040$3,115,895$3,109,005$2,724,181
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$32,362$22,626$10,614$831($2,966)
Other revenue$104,939$85,039$102,546$102,373$98,843
Total other revenue$2,806,867$3,251,705$3,229,055$3,212,209$2,820,058
Total revenue$13,392,069$14,345,142$12,831,181$12,603,347$11,702,215
Program services$10,626,379$12,153,396$10,603,293$11,222,793$9,555,128
Management and general$1,137,455$1,282,364$1,168,622$1,208,728$1,038,595
Total expenses$11,802,896$13,468,807$11,801,368$12,465,653$10,628,343
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$1,589,173$876,335$1,029,813$137,694$1,073,872
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,589,173$876,335$1,029,813$137,694$1,073,872


Kimm CarrExecutive Director$180,899
Tim ChaseDir. Ministry Service Center$141,558
Keith SparzakInternational Director$123,442
Cynthia GriffinGlobal Events Director$122,527
Guy TomlinsonDirector of Finance (Part Year)$115,520
Jacquie ParkerSecretary$68,967

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/30/2021. To update the information below, please email:


Community Bible Study began as an answer to a women's group's heartfelt prayer that the Lord would provide effective Bible Studies for people in the Washington, D.C. area. The first Community Bible Study class began in the fall of 1975 at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, Maryland. Lee and Floyd Campbell taught the Gospel of John to the first class of over 500 women.

One year later, another day class began in Alexandria, Virginia, and the first evening class started in Tysons Corner, Virginia. In 1977 classes began in California, Colorado, and Tennessee. In 1978 classes opened in Alabama, Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois. In 1979 Texas and London, England had classes. Without any advertising, publicity, or human planning, classes spread throughout the United States. As of 2000, there are approximately 350 classes in 37 States in the United States, and several hundred international CBS classes. CBS International was incorporated in 1992.

The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area has 15 classes. The Gospel of John, which was the first course written for CBS, has been supplemented by some 24 other courses that can be combined in various ways to create many individualized 30-week courses.

Program accomplishments

We empower discipleship in over 75 heart languages and more than 100 countries by offering a community-forming, verse-by-verse study of God's transformative Word.