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.

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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: info@colsoncenter.org


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 rating694 of 102249 of 74
Fund acquisition rating970 of 102465 of 74
Resource allocation rating702 of 102452 of 74
Asset utilization rating174 of 102214 of 74

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%15%20%16%15%9%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
4%13%16%12%12%8%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
86%86%77%79%84%90%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%15%15%13%14%13%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
14%14%23%21%16%10%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%75%76%75%60%66%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%86%105%95%91%64%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
74%65%80%71%55%42%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%14%-5%5%9%36%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
7%35%-19%13%24%100%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%10%9%12%26%21%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.992.123.022.112.091.53
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.381.001.001.011.001.01
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.522.123.032.122.101.54
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
12.4015.985.786.806.316.30
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.060.170.150.160.16
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
7.175.303.274.834.826.55
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%6%17%15%16%16%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
85%44%27%41%40%55%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$1,605,586$1,137,842$1,311,900$1,016,077$799,251
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$105,234$110,021$126,668$256,665$154,195
Short-term investments$851$3,996$77$141$7,380
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,711,671$1,251,859$1,438,645$1,272,883$960,826
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,355$5,893$7,430$2,178$6,266
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$4,355$5,893$7,430$2,178$6,266
Total assets$1,716,026$1,257,752$1,446,075$1,275,061$967,092
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$33,834$125,877$183,768$97,128$106,742
Other current liabilities$73,296$90,875$27,700$104,450$45,800
Total current liabilities$107,130$216,752$211,468$201,578$152,542
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$107,130$216,752$211,468$201,578$152,542
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$1,577,929$986,048$1,124,422$947,165$729,197
With donor restrictions$30,967$54,952$110,185$126,318$85,353
Net assets$1,608,896$1,041,000$1,234,607$1,073,483$814,550
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$3,620,274$2,764,326$2,525,891$2,466,772$2,067,191
Program service revenue$556,871$830,022$645,588$455,020$221,725
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$12,692$90$46$198$0
Other revenue$13,180$7,570$37,961$4,547$5,402
Total other revenue$582,743$837,682$683,595$459,765$227,127
Total revenue$4,203,017$3,602,008$3,209,486$2,926,537$2,294,318
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$2,735,750$2,881,935$2,293,161$1,602,738$971,687
Management and general$356,465$354,406$355,530$699,145$316,761
Fundraising$542,906$559,274$399,671$365,721$191,320
Total expenses$3,635,121$3,795,615$3,048,362$2,667,604$1,479,768
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$567,896($193,607)$161,124$258,933$814,550
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$567,896($193,607)$161,124$258,933$814,550

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
John StonestreetPresident$205,178
Joseph BackholmDirector - Embassy Project$152,764
Stephen CravenDirector - Colson Fellows Prog$139,544
William BrownSenior Fellow/Colson Fellows$135,947
David CarlsonSenior Editor$111,925
Stephen VerleyeChief Operating Officer$43,848

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020


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