Christian Leadership Concepts, Inc.


Something powerful happens when men come together around the person and work of Jesus. We have found that to be true at CLC. CLC is more than a fellowship group or a short-term Bible study - it is a relational path way that equips men for a lifetime of biblically based leadership. CLC offers three separate and distinct curriculums: Our ALL-IN program, which has been at the core of what we have done for 35 years. This program lasts for 2 years and participants meet for 2 hours per week (generally a week day from 6:00 to 8:00 a.m.) This program is for groups of no more than 12 men with two of them facilitating the discussions of our 12 various modules. Next, we have recently (2015) started what we have entitled Next Steps, which is a smaller group of 6 to 7 participants for those who want to go deeper in their walk with Jesus. Lastly, we have started (2017) a Young Adults program entitled Elbow to Elbow (E2E), which is especially set up for millennials.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully deductible to the extent allowed by the law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Contact information

Mailing address:
P. O. Box 3645
732 Melrose Ave.; Nashville, TN (37211)
Brentwood, TN 37024-3645


Phone: (615) 370-5020


Organization details

EIN: 621177279

CEO/President: Dr. Craig Fry

Chairman: Bryan Haye

Board size: 14


Year founded: 1983

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1986


  1. CLC has discipled over 9,200 Men and women since it started in 10/1982. Our purpose/goal is to develop these individuals into 'Disciples of Jesus'. Genuine, committed, self-sacrificing followers of Christ are not made overnight. Making disciples is not an easy process. It is trying. It is messy. It is slow, tedious, and even painful at times. It is all these things because it is relational. Jesus has not given us an effortless step-by-step formula for impacting men and the world for His glory. It is not by accident that CLC has chosen the way it disciples men. By modeling this process mentioned above CLC has discipled approximately 9,200 men and women (CLC recently spun off BLC into a not-for-profit headquartered in Knoxville) since its inception in 10/1982. Many of these men have gone on to become leaders in numerous Christian organizations.
  2. CLC has made disciples in 25 states and 118 cities plus Vancouver, BC over the last 35 years. That is our sole purpose for being. We have not wavered from our mission or Core Values since our inception: (1) Jesus is our focus! All is for His glory. We are under His Lordship. (2) The Bible is the authority? All we do is an overflow from revealed Truth. (3) Relationships are the foundation of all we do! (4) Long term discipleship is our calling! (5) The value of the person stands over goals and agendas!
  3. CLC Vision Statement: CLC challenges men to an uncommon pursuit of Christ. We facilitate small groups of committed believers who refuse to be satisfied with the status quo and desire a deeper relationship with Christ. CLC men are relentlessly transparent with one another as they journey together through life and become men of extraordinary faith. Our programs require sacrifice and the risk of vulnerability, but that investment brings about a transformation marked by a greater understanding of who God is, a stronger relationship with Him, and a uniquely powerful bond with Christian men. Through CLC, God shapes men into bold, zealous leaders who are equipped to lead others toward Christ.

Mission statement

CLC uses the following to communicate its mission:

To equip men to initiate and lead for Christ at home, in the church, in the community and in the marketplace.

Statement of faith

CLC uses the following to express its philosophy:

CLC's philosophy of ministry is based on Ephesians 4:11-13 which says: "It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ."

Our role is to "equip." This equipping is threefold:

(1) To have a strong understanding of who God is and who man is.

(2) To have a strong understanding that God desires to use men to be His ambassadors in this world.

(3) To have a strong understanding of God's empowering a man to do God's work.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Leadership Training

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating752 of 77518 of 18
Fund acquisition rating716 of 77618 of 18
Resource allocation rating752 of 77617 of 18
Asset utilization rating538 of 77513 of 18

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$73,896$75,585$90,428$101,869$71,893
Short-term investments$532,993$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,408,149$1,504,302$817,740$827,136$790,771
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,601$832$805,748$848,181$881,815
Other long-term assets$60,532$68,746$77,330$162,456$86,229
Total long-term assets$65,133$69,578$883,078$1,010,637$968,044
Total assets$1,473,282$1,573,880$1,700,818$1,837,773$1,758,815
Payables and accrued expenses$13,633$18,921$32,408$22,195$35,517
Other current liabilities$106,257$6,485$64,996$58,749$0
Total current liabilities$119,890$25,406$97,404$80,944$35,517
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$35,334$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$35,334$5,000$2,717$30,749$0
Total liabilities$155,224$30,406$100,121$111,693$35,517
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$26,090$11,035$48,573$133,729$120,017
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,318,058$1,543,474$1,600,697$1,726,080$1,723,298
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$995,050$906,501$916,581$931,555$1,029,526
Program service revenue$126,431$123,167$145,382$143,097$119,774
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$61,869$9,006$3,711$4,640$4,217
Other revenue$0$85,563$120,353$62,730$34,981
Total other revenue$188,300$217,736$269,446$210,467$158,972
Total revenue$1,183,350$1,124,237$1,186,027$1,142,022$1,188,498
Program services$797,383$752,990$802,529$673,486$597,327
Management and general$249,710$190,542$211,806$241,587$374,808
Total expenses$1,296,630$1,181,470$1,311,410$1,139,239$1,093,806
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($113,280)($57,233)($125,383)$2,783$94,692
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($113,280)($57,233)($125,383)$2,783$94,692


Craig FryCEO$132,378
David BianconiVice President$128,608
Danny JeffriesHce$108,795
Danny ParkerHce$100,025
Jay G BakerSecretary$25,988
Hank MilesTreasurer$24,000

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

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Dr. Hal Hadden felt led by God to begin the ministry in 1982. Over the years, hundreds of men have participated in CLC's 2-year groups. CLC's efforts and prayers are directed toward the hope that Jesus Christ will raise up and prepare individuals in every division of labor and from every denomination for an unprecedented revival in Christ throughout the USA and world.

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