Creation Moments/ Ian Taylor

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Summary

Creation Moments is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) interdenominational Christian outreach program. We serve individuals, students, churches, home schoolers and professionals by offering products and resources that uphold the truth of God in creation. We provide accurate, up-to-date information about new discoveries in God's creation and how they relate to the Bible in three primary areas: Christian Radio Outreach, Products, and Outreach Lectures.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Creation Moments
PO Box 839
Foley, MN 56329

Website: www.creationmoments.com

Phone: (800) 422-4253

Email: info@creationmoments.com


Organization details

EIN: 363541024

CEO/President: Mr. Ian Taylor

Chairman: Mr. Mark Cadwallader

Board size: 6

Founder: Rev. Walter Lang

Year founded: 1987

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1993


Purpose

Every day, evolutionary theory is taught in public schools, confusing the hearts and minds of young people. It dismantles the faith that godly parents have sought to instill in their children. Instead of training up a child in the way he should go, evolution promotes the secular humanist dogma that is all too often effective in convincing young people that God is dead. In the end, evolution seeks to dislodge God from His rightful place as our Creator and Sustainer. Creation Moments' purpose is to combat this situation by giving churches and parents the tools they need to stand strong for biblical truth, especially for the truths found in the book of Genesis. It is Creation Moments' goal to build up the Church and enlighten the world to the wonder and the truth of God's marvelous creation.


Mission statement

Creation Moments exists to glorify God by presenting scientific evidence for the literal truth of the Bible.


Statement of faith

Creation Moments, Inc. is a non-denominational ministry, which believes that:

God has spoken in Scripture and has acted in creation and human history. We believe that the autographs of the 66 canonical books of the Bible are objectively inspired, infallible and the inerrant Word of God in all of their parts and in all matters of which they speak (history, theology, science, etc.).

The message of the Bible is communicated in the most basic meaning of the text as understood in its historical and grammatical context.

God has acted to create the cosmos ex nihilo in six 24-hour periods in the recent past.

A divine design and purpose exists in nature, and this purpose is to point to and glorify the Creator.

A universal Noachian flood occurred, which destroyed all life on earth except those saved in the Ark (Noah, his family, and the animals).

While man was created sinless, he volitionally sinned. In that Adam, the first man, was acting as the federal head of the human race, everyone since Adam has been born sinful and in need of a Savior.

Jesus Christ was fully man and fully God. His substitutionary atonement in His death provides the only means of salvation to a sinful race.

Scientific research, like every other human activity, should not only seek to 'think God's thoughts after Him,' but serve to glorify the creating Word of God by being applied to life and society in such a manner that these are conformed to God's design for them.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating884 of 91346 of 50
Fund acquisition rating903 of 91548 of 50
Resource allocation rating892 of 91547 of 50
Asset utilization rating567 of 91329 of 50

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%32%37%40%26%19%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%29%33%35%22%18%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
93%89%90%88%87%93%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%28%27%26%20%29%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
7%11%10%12%13%7%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%60%54%53%40%56%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
100%102%123%132%114%62%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%61%67%70%46%35%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
0%-2%-23%-32%-14%38%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
0%-2%-16%-21%-7%36%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%12%19%21%40%15%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.950.820.820.820.590.58
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.471.471.471.401.351.35
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.761.211.201.140.790.77
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
6.6412.519.5610.5427.5118.64
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.150.080.100.090.040.05
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.389.128.979.5214.6114.67
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
15%5%7%7%3%4%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
77%115%114%114%166%167%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$184,339$187,375$230,987$282,695$324,250
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$31,484$37,471$42,336$39,425$33,419
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$6,745$5,169
Total current assets$215,823$224,846$273,323$328,865$362,838
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$101,183$104,559$108,878$114,026$125,667
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$101,183$104,559$108,878$114,026$125,667
Total assets$317,006$329,405$382,201$442,891$488,505
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$17,248$23,521$25,930$11,956$19,461
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$17,248$23,521$25,930$11,956$19,461
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$17,248$23,521$25,930$11,956$19,461
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$299,758$305,883$356,270$430,934$343,377
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$125,667
Net assets$299,758$305,884$356,271$430,935$469,044
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$228,074$196,182$207,564$199,241$420,756
Program service revenue$26,383$22,064$28,463$28,934$30,435
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$648$812$988$1,066$595
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$150
Total other revenue$27,031$22,876$29,451$30,000$31,180
Total revenue$255,105$219,058$237,015$229,241$451,936
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$155,673$146,536$164,991$104,880$157,341
Management and general$31,672$51,284$64,232$104,367$42,332
Fundraising$73,944$71,626$82,454$51,080$81,286
Total expenses$261,289$269,446$311,677$260,327$280,959
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($6,184)($50,388)($74,662)($31,086)$170,977
Other changes in net assets$59$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($6,125)($50,388)($74,662)($31,086)$170,977

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Lu Ann StrombeckCOO$41,317
Mark CadwalladerBoard Chairm$4,200

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 4/23/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Five decades ago, a minister near Boise, Idaho noticed a troubling trend...

Founder Pastor Walter Lang found many of the young Christians in his congregation abandoning their Christian roots after spending a year or two in college. "Could this be happening in other churches around the country?" he wondered. It was. Lang decided to do something about it.

Evolutionary theory, with its godless worldview, was poisoning young minds in Lang's church. These young people were taught evolutionary theory as fact, with no mention of Biblical perspectives and creationism theories. Lang searched the country for a publication devoted to promoting creationism theories. There was none. That's when he decided to start Bible-Science Association (now Creation Moments, Inc.)

Lang saw a problem and did what he could to solve it. Today, every Christian creationist organization owes a debt of gratitude to Lang's vision. We know, however, that his work is not complete. Every day, evolutionary theory is taught in public schools, confusing the hearts and minds of young people. It dismantles the faith the godly parents have sought to instill in their children. Instead of "Train up a child in the way he should go." (Proverbs 22:6), evolution promotes the secular humanist dogma that "God is dead; religion is an opiate." In the end, evolution seeks to dislodge God from His rightful place as our Creator and Sustainer.

From Walter Lang's simple vision, Creation Moments now serves Christian youth and adults alike. We are committed to promote, teach and study creationism theories and the truth of divine creation as revealed in the Bible. It is our goal to build up the Church and enlighten the world to the wonder and the truth of God's marvelous creation. We hope you will join us in this important mission. Together we can reach the hearts and minds of a lost and needy world!

Since 1963, Creation Moments, Inc. (formerly the Bible-Science Association) has been communicating the truth of creation. That ministry continues today through Christian radio broadcasts, seminars, publications and a bookstore outreach. In 1986 the two-minute international Christian radio broadcast "Creation Moments" was born. "Creation Moments" is one of the top five US syndicated radio programs of five minutes or less. "Creation Moments" is carried on five major networks: Bible Broadcast, Moody, LifeTalk Network, Family Radio and Bott Radio.


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