Creation Moments/ Ian Taylor

Summary

Since 1963, Creation Moments (originally known as the Bible-Science Association) has been proclaiming the gospel and the truth of biblical creation all over the world. This ministry, one of the first creationism ministries in the US, continues today through radio broadcasts and a wide range of online resources presenting biblical creation and the Christian worldview in a way that's easy for everyone to understand.

For over a quarter century, Creation Moments' radio program has been heard by millions throughout North America and around the world. Today, this two-minute radio program is broadcast on over 1,200 stations and outlets.

Knowing that the faith of children in particular is under attack by evolutionists and secularists, the ministry places an emphasis on producing materials to help churches and parents present biblical science to young people. Through its online bookstore, the ministry offers a wide range of books, DVDs and other resources related to the Bible and science.

Creation Moments is a nonprofit ministry, and contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 839
19365 65th St. NE (for UPS/FedEx)
Foley, MN 56329-0839

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: 1963

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 uses the following to express its mission:

Creation Moments exists to glorify God by presenting scientific evidences for the literal truth of the Bible in a way that is easy for everyone to understand.


Statement of faith

Creation Moments expresses its faith as follows:

Creation Moments, Inc., believes in the inerrancy of the Holy Bible in its original writings and stands dedicated to the concept of a special creation; to a young earth; to the global nature of the Genesis flood; and the clear confession of Jesus Christ, the Savior, as true God and true man, equal with God the Father and the Holy Spirit.

DOCTRINAL STATEMENT:

  1. 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.)
  2. The message of the Bible is communicated in the most basic meaning of the test as understood in its historical and grammatical context.
  3. God has acted to create the cosmos ex nihilo in six 24-hour period in the recent past.
  4. A divine design and purpose exists in nature and this purpose is to point to and glorify the Creator.
  5. A universal Noachian flood occurred, which destroyed all life on earth except those saved in the Ark (Noah, his family, and the animals)
  6. 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.
  7. Jesus Christ was fully man and fully God. His substitutionary atonement in His death provides the only means of salvation to a sinful race.
  8. 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.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating416 of 43047 of 50
Fund acquisition rating428 of 43049 of 50
Resource allocation rating426 of 43050 of 50
Asset utilization rating285 of 43030 of 50

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%37%40%26%19%32%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%33%35%22%18%28%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%90%88%87%93%85%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%27%26%20%29%26%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%10%12%13%7%15%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%54%53%40%56%55%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%123%132%114%62%106%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%67%70%46%35%58%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-23%-32%-14%38%-6%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-16%-21%-7%36%-5%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%19%21%40%15%19%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.320.820.820.590.580.91
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.471.401.351.351.71
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.531.201.140.790.771.56
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.099.5610.5427.5118.6410.30
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.100.090.040.050.10
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.078.979.5214.6114.676.93
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%7%7%3%4%6%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%114%114%166%167%103%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$187,375$230,987$282,695$324,250$142,994
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$37,471$42,336$39,425$33,419$34,774
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$6,745$5,169$6,856
Total current assets$224,846$273,323$328,865$362,838$184,624
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$104,559$108,878$114,026$125,667$131,365
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$104,559$108,878$114,026$125,667$131,365
Total assets$329,405$382,201$442,891$488,505$315,989
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$23,521$25,930$11,956$19,461$17,922
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$23,521$25,930$11,956$19,461$17,922
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$23,521$25,930$11,956$19,461$17,922
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$305,883$356,270$430,934$343,377$298,067
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$125,667$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$305,884$356,271$430,935$469,044$298,067
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$196,182$207,564$199,241$420,756$232,313
Program service revenue$22,064$28,463$28,934$30,435$40,557
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$812$988$1,066$595$455
Other revenue$0$0$0$150($905)
Total other revenue$22,876$29,451$30,000$31,180$40,107
Total revenue$219,058$237,015$229,241$451,936$272,420
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$146,536$164,991$104,880$157,341$157,381
Management and general$51,284$64,232$104,367$42,332$56,044
Fundraising$71,626$82,454$51,080$81,286$75,094
Total expenses$269,446$311,677$260,327$280,959$288,519
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($50,388)($74,662)($31,086)$170,977($16,099)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($50,388)($74,662)($31,086)$170,977($16,099)

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History

More than five decades ago, a minister near Boise, Idaho, noticed a troubling trend. Pastor Walter Lang saw that many of the young Christians in his congregation were abandoning their Christian roots after spending a year or two in college. He started wondering if this could be happening in other churches around the country. It didn't take him long to find out that it was. So Lang decided to do something about it.

Evolutionary theory, with its godless worldview, was poisoning young minds in Lang's church and many other churches. These young people were being taught evolutionary theory as fact, with no mention of biblical perspectives and creationism theories. So Lang searched the country for a ministry devoted to promoting biblical creation, but he came up empty-handed. That's when he decided to start the Bible-Science Association (now known as Creation Moments).

From Walter Lang's simple vision, Creation Moments now serves Christian youth and adults alike. The ministry is committed to promote, teach and study the truth of divine creation as revealed in the Bible. It is the ministry's goal to build up the Church and enlighten the world to the wonder and the truth of God's marvelous creation.

In 1963, Pastor Lang set forth a 100-year plan to defeat evolution by teaching biblical creation truth. The ministry is now a little past the halfway mark and still has much to accomplish. With that in mind, the ministry invites you to join them in this vital mission.


Program accomplishments

  • Publishes the seven-volume set of Letting God Create Your Day books.
  • Translated Letting God Create Your Day books into Russian.
  • Produced over a thousand Creation Moments radio programs and is currently producing hundreds more.
  • Makes available many programs in Spanish.
  • Provides radio programming that is heard weekdays on over 1,200 stations and outlets worldwide.
  • Offers a great deal of material on biblical creation at the Creation Moments website (www.creationmoments.com).
  • Offers radio broadcasts in a new video format at the Creation Moments TV channel on YouTube.
  • Produces Creation Moments Minute broadcasts for radio stations wanting to carry a one-minute broadcast.
  • Released the Creation Moments app for Android, Apple and Windows tablets and smartphones.
  • Reaches thousands of people through interviews carried on the Broken Road Radio program.
  • Publishes Ian Taylor's In the Minds of Men. Now in its sixth edition, the book is the classic work on the rise and repercussions of evolutionism.
  • Offers hundreds of Church Bulletin Inserts to help churches and parents understand Bible-science issues and teach important concepts to their children.
  • Produces hundreds of Scrambled Scriptures wordsearch puzzles to help children memorize key Bible verses and concepts.
  • Offers the very best biblical creation and Christian worldview resources at the ministry's online bookstore.
  • Reaches millions of people by advertising at WND.com - the top Christian website in the world.

Needs

The following represent ways in which you can be involved with Creation Moments:

  • Sign up to receive Creation Moments devotional messages in your e-mail every weekday. Go to the ministry's website and add your e-mail address at the bottom of the webpage.
  • Help sponsor the Creation Moments radio program in your area. Call or write for details.
  • Order products from Creation Moments for your home, school or church.
  • Pray for the ministry and support Creation Moments financially as the Lord puts it on your heart.
  • Make your church aware of Creation Moments' free Church Bulletin Inserts and Scrambled Scriptures resources.
  • Join the Creation Moments Facebook group or follow the ministry on Twitter and Google+.
  • Become a Creation Partner to help provide for the ministry's ongoing needs and expand its ministry outreach through new technologies.