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
PO 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: Douglas Napier

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 rating716 of 110236 of 59
Fund acquisition rating895 of 110350 of 59
Resource allocation rating747 of 110336 of 59
Asset utilization rating290 of 110218 of 59

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%10%10%15%20%16%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%9%8%13%16%12%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
80%82%83%86%77%79%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%10%10%15%15%13%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
20%18%17%14%23%21%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%80%81%75%76%75%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
94%86%84%86%105%95%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%69%68%65%80%71%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
6%14%16%14%-5%5%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
8%27%35%35%-19%13%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%10%9%10%9%12%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.011.461.792.123.022.11
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.381.001.001.001.001.01
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.421.461.792.123.032.12
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.436.4831.2615.985.786.80
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.150.030.060.170.15
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
7.146.946.505.303.274.83
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
11%15%3%6%17%15%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
83%58%54%44%27%41%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$3,958,638$2,420,853$1,605,586$1,137,842$1,311,900
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$95,843$145,487$105,234$110,021$126,668
Short-term investments$0$0$851$3,996$77
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,054,481$2,566,340$1,711,671$1,251,859$1,438,645
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,281$2,818$4,355$5,893$7,430
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,281$2,818$4,355$5,893$7,430
Total assets$4,055,762$2,569,158$1,716,026$1,257,752$1,446,075
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$348,233$71,889$33,834$125,877$183,768
Other current liabilities$277,852$10,200$73,296$90,875$27,700
Total current liabilities$626,085$82,089$107,130$216,752$211,468
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$626,085$82,089$107,130$216,752$211,468
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$3,355,969$2,367,529$1,577,929$986,048$1,124,422
With donor restrictions$73,708$119,540$30,967$54,952$110,185
Net assets$3,429,677$2,487,069$1,608,896$1,041,000$1,234,607
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$5,639,002$4,516,148$3,620,274$2,764,326$2,525,891
Program service revenue$1,202,769$930,456$556,871$830,022$645,588
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($1,403)$1,309$12,692$90$46
Other revenue$26,651$16,377$13,180$7,570$37,961
Total other revenue$1,228,017$948,142$582,743$837,682$683,595
Total revenue$6,867,019$5,464,290$4,203,017$3,602,008$3,209,486
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$4,757,324$3,718,464$2,735,750$2,881,935$2,293,161
Management and general$575,652$425,278$356,465$354,406$355,530
Fundraising$591,435$442,375$542,906$559,274$399,671
Total expenses$5,924,411$4,586,117$3,635,121$3,795,615$3,048,362
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$942,608$878,173$567,896($193,607)$161,124
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$942,608$878,173$567,896($193,607)$161,124

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
John StonestreetPRESIDENT$234,553
Stephen CravenDirector, Colson Fellows Progr$148,600
Brian BrownDirector, Programs$133,426
William BrownSenior Fellow/Dean Colson Fell$130,638
Delores DamewoodController$111,127
Stephen VerleyeChief Operating Officer$49,070

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022


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