The Colson Center for Christian Worldview

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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
P.O. Box 62160
Colorado Springs, CO 80962


Phone: 877-322-5527


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



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 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 atoning 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 that the Bible is God's authoritative and inspired Word. It is without error in all its teachings, including creation, history, its own origins, 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 the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death. We also uphold the holy institution of marriage between one man and one woman, rooted as it is in God's creation of man and woman in His image and in the relationship between 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 one holy, universal, and apostolic Church. Its calling is to worship God and witness concerning its Head, Jesus Christ, preaching the Gospel among all nations and demonstrating its commitment by compassionate service to the needs of human beings and promoting righteousness and justice.

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 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 rating683 of 101049 of 76
Fund acquisition rating945 of 101266 of 76
Resource allocation rating657 of 101252 of 76
Asset utilization rating194 of 101016 of 76

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Balance sheet
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
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
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
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
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
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


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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