The Colson Center for Christian Worldview

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Summary

The Colson Center for Christian Worldview is a ministry that equips Christians to live out their faith with clarity, confidence, and courage in this cultural moment. The Colson Center helps everyday Christians live and defend the Christian worldview through the proclamation of Truth, leadership training, and collaboration with like-minded organizations.

BreakPoint - Hosted by John Stonestreet, our daily commentaries cut through the fog of the news cycle with truth and compassion, helping you see cultural trends in light of God's bigger story.

Colson Fellows - The gospel isn't a formula you apply to your life; it's the story you're meant to inhabit. Take a deep dive into Christian worldview and become the kind of believer who understands how creation, fall, redemption, and restoration all go together to form the only true Story of the world. And then live it here and now.

What Would You Say? - In a world where "truth" seems to change every 5 minutes, What Would You Say? provides you with answers for today's hardest questions. God's story doesn't change-no matter how much the world around you does.


Contact information

Mailing address:
The Colson Center
P.O. Box 62160
Colorado Springs, CO 80962

Website: colsoncenter.org

Phone: 877-322-5527

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 901117779

CEO/President: John Stonestreet

Chairman: Peter Mahon

Board size: 7

Founder: Charles W. Colson

Ruling year: 2016

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2016


Purpose

EVERY DAY, WE...

1 Offer incisive content that cuts through the fog of relativism and the news cycle with truth and compassion.

2 Provide training that unlocks every believer's calling to restore culture.

3 Resource and activate a movement of Christians committed to cultural restoration.


Mission statement

To ignite hope by informing, equipping, and uniting the Body of Christ to live a Christian Worldview in the cultural moment.


Statement of faith

We believe that the Bible is God's inspired and authoritative Word. It is without error in all its teachings, including creation, history, its own origins, morality, and salvation. Christians must submit to its divine authority, both individually and corporately, in all matters of belief and conduct, which is demonstrated by true righteous living.

We believe in one God, Creator and Lord of the Universe, the co-eternal Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus Christ, God's Son, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary death on the cross, rose bodily from the dead and ascended to heaven where, as truly God and truly man, He is the only mediator between God and man.

We believe God has created each human being, embodied as a male or a female, in His image, and that this gives sanctity to all human life from conception to natural death and moral significance to our conduct of our bodies.

We uphold the institution of marriage as the exclusive union of one man and one woman and as the sole relationship designed by God for sexual intimacy, as delineated in the Bible, which teaches that marriage is rooted in creation and points to the union of Christ and His Church.

We believe that all people are lost sinners and cannot see the Kingdom of God except through the new birth. Justification is by grace through faith in Christ alone.

We believe in the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit for the individual's new birth and growth to maturity, and for the Church's constant renewal in truth, wisdom, faith, holiness, love, power, and mission.

We believe in one holy, universal, and apostolic church. Christians are called to gather as the church to worship God and witness concerning Jesus Christ, the Head of the church, preaching the gospel among all nations, demonstrating compassionate service to the needs of human beings, and promoting righteousness and justice.

We believe that Jesus Christ will personally and visibly return in glory to raise the dead and bring salvation and judgment to completion. God will fully manifest His kingdom when He establishes a new heaven and new earth, in which He will be glorified forever, and exclude all evil, suffering, and death.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating440 of 103332 of 75
Fund acquisition rating799 of 103550 of 75
Resource allocation rating425 of 103537 of 75
Asset utilization rating224 of 103322 of 75

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%10%15%20%16%15%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
4%8%13%16%12%12%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
82%83%86%77%79%84%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%10%15%15%13%14%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
18%17%14%23%21%16%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%81%75%76%75%60%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
94%84%86%105%95%91%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
73%68%65%80%71%55%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
6%16%14%-5%5%9%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
8%35%35%-19%13%24%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%9%10%9%12%26%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.911.792.123.022.112.09
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.351.001.001.001.011.00
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.451.792.123.032.122.10
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
15.3131.2615.985.786.806.31
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.060.030.060.170.150.16
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
7.346.505.303.274.834.82
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%3%6%17%15%16%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
92%54%44%27%41%40%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20212020201920182017
Cash$2,420,853$1,605,586$1,137,842$1,311,900$1,016,077
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$145,487$105,234$110,021$126,668$256,665
Short-term investments$0$851$3,996$77$141
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,566,340$1,711,671$1,251,859$1,438,645$1,272,883
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,818$4,355$5,893$7,430$2,178
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,818$4,355$5,893$7,430$2,178
Total assets$2,569,158$1,716,026$1,257,752$1,446,075$1,275,061
 
Liabilities20212020201920182017
Payables and accrued expenses$71,889$33,834$125,877$183,768$97,128
Other current liabilities$10,200$73,296$90,875$27,700$104,450
Total current liabilities$82,089$107,130$216,752$211,468$201,578
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
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$82,089$107,130$216,752$211,468$201,578
 
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$2,367,529$1,577,929$986,048$1,124,422$947,165
With donor restrictions$119,540$30,967$54,952$110,185$126,318
Net assets$2,487,069$1,608,896$1,041,000$1,234,607$1,073,483
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20212020201920182017
Total contributions$4,516,148$3,620,274$2,764,326$2,525,891$2,466,772
Program service revenue$930,456$556,871$830,022$645,588$455,020
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,309$12,692$90$46$198
Other revenue$16,377$13,180$7,570$37,961$4,547
Total other revenue$948,142$582,743$837,682$683,595$459,765
Total revenue$5,464,290$4,203,017$3,602,008$3,209,486$2,926,537
 
Expenses20212020201920182017
Program services$3,718,464$2,735,750$2,881,935$2,293,161$1,602,738
Management and general$425,278$356,465$354,406$355,530$699,145
Fundraising$442,375$542,906$559,274$399,671$365,721
Total expenses$4,586,117$3,635,121$3,795,615$3,048,362$2,667,604
 
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$878,173$567,896($193,607)$161,124$258,933
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$878,173$567,896($193,607)$161,124$258,933

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
John StonestreetPRESIDENT$221,626
Stephen CravenDirector, Colson Fellows Progr$142,616
William BrownSenior Fellow/Dean Colson Fell$128,789
Brian BrownDirector, Marketing and Develo$126,670
Roberto RiveraSenior Fellow/Writer$110,926
Stephen VerleyeChief Operating Officer$51,100

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2021


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