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DENISON MINISTRIES

Denison Ministries exists to build a movement of culture-changing Christians, believers who will use their influence to impact their culture for Christ.

aka Denison Forum; First15; Christian Parenting; Denison Forum on Truth and Culture   |   Dallas, TX   |  www.denisonforum.org

Mission

Denison Forum equips Christians to discern news differently by engaging cultural issues with biblical truth. Dr. Denison writes a Daily Article each weekday, providing biblical perspective on the day’s news and trends. DF also produces books, website articles, podcasts, videos, and other resources. www.denisonforum.org. First15 leads believers into a transforming daily encounter with God. Through a worship video, devotional, and guided prayer, it invites you to spend the first 15 minutes of your day with God. www.first15.org. Christian Parenting helps parents raise children to know and love God. It offers blogs, podcasts, publications, and other resources. www.christianparenting.org Janet Denison's teaching hosts weekly blogs, Bible studies, and other resources. www.janetdenison.org

Ruling year info

2016

CEO/Co-Founder

Dr. James ("Jim") C. Denison Ph.D.

President/Co-Founder

Mr. Jeff L. Byrd

Main address

17304 Preston Rd Suite 1060

Dallas, TX 75252 USA

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EIN

26-3191442

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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We believe our country and our world needs a movement of believers in true relationship with Jesus, advancing the Kingdom, and changing the culture for Christ.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Denison Forum

America has lost its moral compass while a great spiritual revolution is sweeping other nations of the world. More people are turning to Christ today than at any time in history – more than 82,000 a day, according to recent surveys. However, only 6,000 are in Western Europe and North America, combined. At the same time that faith is increasing dramatically in developing nations, research shows that our culture is experiencing a spiritual crisis. Many don’t know or accept traditional religious answers to the challenges of our day. A recent survey asked Americans what one problem they would fix if they could. Not surprisingly, the leading answer was restoring economic stability to the nation. But tied for first place was restoring morality to our society.How can we rebuild the moral foundations upon which our democracy depends and help people join the global spiritual awakening? Dr. Jim Denison launched the Denison Forum in February 2009 to respond and to equip believers to engage the news and the culture from a biblical perspective. As a catalyst for moral and spiritual renewal, we are joining God in building a global movement of culture-changing Christians.

Read Dr. Denison’s "Daily Article" to help you understand and have God’s heart for our culture. www.denisonforum.org

Population(s) Served
Adults

A growing relationship with God comes when you experience Him daily. Christians know the importance of a daily quiet time consisting of Bible reading and prayer, yet many struggle with finding a devotional resource that is both easy to understand and relatable to daily life. We’ve created a devotional for every day of the year comprised of Scripture, guided moments of prayer and reflection, fresh worship, and a call to action. Tens of thousands of readers each month use our content to discover God in a deeper way, and its changed their lives. In addition, we host live devotional nights and a devotional podcast available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and more. Subscribe to our devotional today and experience God in a fresh way every day. www.first15.org

Population(s) Served
Adults

At christianparenting.org, we are believers just like you, and we are committed to raising our children to know God and live as lights to those around us. We believe that the Lord has a message for each of us parenting in today’s culture: know his word, stay committed to teaching it, and be strong in the Lord (Deuteronomy 6:6–7; Joshua 1:9). Our focus is to raise children to know and value Christ in a culture that often doesn’t.
When you break it all down, we have a common goal—to raise kids to know and value Christ, even when it seems to be increasingly countercultural. This is best accomplished by everyday faith in God and a commitment to following his word in the small and big moments of everyday life.
We are thankful you have joined us on this journey. The Lord has equipped each of us for exactly these days—let’s make the most of them!
www.christianparenting.org.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our mission is to resource believers to experience and advance God's kingdom.

Our strategies fall into two categories. First, we want to resource individual believers to experience and advance God's kingdom as holistically as possible. We do that by creating free, or at cost, resources (digital and print) that believers can easily and effectively access. Our hope is that believers would have the biblically based resources they need to fulfill their unique calling in advancing God's kingdom.

Second, we want to resource churches. We willfully recognize that God's kingdom cannot be fully experienced or advanced without the church. Our goal is to come alongside churches and give them theologically accurate, excellent and practically helpful resources that they need to better equip their congregation.

We have earned trust with both individuals and churches on theological, intellectual and spiritual levels. Christians look to us to understand Scripture, the world in which they live, and God's call to impact their world.

So far we've added thousands of people to our email lists and have millions of collective web visits every year. Our largest growth point is holistically resourcing churches. We've only begun giving our resources to churches requesting our help. We have recently launched a brand called "A Pastors' View" providing specific resources to equip Pastor's and church leaders.

Financials

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DENISON MINISTRIES

Board of directors
as of 01/30/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. David Watson

Direct Development Dallas, Texas

Term: 2019 - 2022

Todd Furniss

glendonTodd Capital

Jim Denison

Denison Ministries, Denison Forum on Truth and Culture

David Watson

Direct Development

Adam Wright

Dallas Baptist University

Kaye Dawn Lunsford

The Paticum Foundation

Board leadership practices

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  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/27/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

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