REASONS TO BELIEVE

Integrating Science and Faith

aka RTB   |   Covina, CA   |  www.reasons.org

Mission

RTB exists to spread the Christian Gospel by demonstrating that sound
reason and scientific research—including the very latest
discoveries—consistently support, rather than erode, confidence in the
truth of the Bible and faith in the personal, transcendent God revealed
in both Scripture and nature. We specifically engage influencers,
educators, pastors, and other leaders with our integrative creation
model, while we encourage and equip fellow believers to participate with
us in our mission.

Ruling year info

1992

President and Founder

Dr. Hugh Ross Ph.D.

Executive Vice President

Mrs. Kathy Ross

Main address

818 S. Oak Park Rd.

Covina, CA 91724 USA

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EIN

33-0168048

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Single Organization Support (U11)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

RTB is uniquely positioned to be able to reach STEMM-related people for Christ. RTB uses credible, cutting-edge scientific evidence, integrated with philosophy and theology, to move STEMM-trained or STEMM-influenced people toward 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?

RTB Events

Across the U.S. and around the world, RTB scientists and scholars(http://www.reasons.org/about-us/our-people) are known for integrating science and faith. Using the latest scientific research with solid theology, Hugh Ross(http://www.reasons.org/about-us/our-people#hugh_ross) , Fazale Rana(http://www.reasons.org/about-us/our-people#fazale_rana) , Kenneth Samples(http://www.reasons.org/about-us/our-people#kenneth_richard_samples) , and Jeff Zweerink(http://www.reasons.org/about-us/our-people#jeff_zweerink) engage skeptics and equip believers with powerful reasons to believe in the God of the Bible as the Creator and Savior.  Each event allows RTB speakers to present aspects of a testable creation model(http://www.reasons.org/rtbs-creation-model) . Popular  topics include origin of the universe, the harmony between science and faith, fine-tuning of the universe, creation vs. evolution, and origins of life.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Reasons Institute is the premiere content provider for science apologetics courses in the world. We offer innovative distance-learning dedicated to demonstrating that science and faith are, and always will be, allies, not enemies.
Under the leadership of our co-founder and President, Dr. Hugh Ross(http://www.reasons.org/about-us/our-people#hugh_ross) and the Reasons To Believe scholar team, Reasons Institute has been established to provide Christians with practical, Bible-based, and scientifically testable evidences to support the accuracy of the Scriptures within an online learning environment.
Through our partnerships with Christian institutions of higher learning, courses can be taken for college credit(http://www.reasons.org/learning/reasons-institute/tuition) – both undergraduate and graduate – or audited for personal growth and development.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Reasons To Believe creates and disseminates resources in many formats to any interested learner including the following: influencers, educators, pastors, and other leaders with our integrative creation model, while we encourage and equip fellow believers to participate with us in our mission.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Today’s New Reason to Believe email/blog is a scholarly commentary highlighting recent scientific discoveries and their connection to a Christian worldview. Enjoy regular delivery of this valuable RTB feature to your inbox several times a week.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2000

Chamber of Commerce 1986

Independent Charities of America 2009

Best Christian Workplace 2016

Best Christian Workplace 2018

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

RTB’s unique proposition to this world is an ability to reach those who are STEMM-trained or STEMMInfluenced through the combination of our knowledge of advanced sciences and a genuine heart for the skeptic. RTB will continue to produce powerful transformative content for skeptics constituents alike. But we will be focusing on being more intentional in providing resources to help the skeptic move towards faith.

a. Identify the STEMM-related skeptic’s step-by-step journey toward faith in Christ.
b. Develop new areas of science-faith integration resulting in a comprehensive RTB testable creation model.
c. Reallocate existing resources to help move the STEMM-related skeptic closer to Christ.
d. Recruit and train the RTB Scholar Community and Apologetics Community to serve as effective “Scholar Evangelists” to STEMM-trained professionals and STEMM-influenced lay-people.
e. Continue to produce books for STEMM-related people as well as those co-missional to us in reaching the STEMM-related people.

Existing programs:
• Scholar & Apologetics Community
• Visiting Scholars
• Reasons Institute
• Articles (blogs)
• Books
• Bulk Emails - Skeptic
• Testable Creation Model
• Website

a. Opportunities of name acquisition channels as well as internal infrastructure to track and communicate with the STEMM-related skeptics will have been created in year 1.
b. STEMM-related skeptic trainings and interaction modules (online, chat, or phone) will have been created and implemented in year 3.
c. Workshops for staff scholars, Scholar Community members, and strategic outsiders will be developed in year 1, implemented in year 2 and continued in year 3.
d. Scholar blogs will expand in frequency for each scholar. The ratio of blogs focusing on serving STEMM-related skeptics versus serving Co-missional partners will go from 30%/70% in year 1, to 40%/60% in year 2, and finally to 50%/50% in year 3.
e. “Voices” blog will begin publication with a goal of 36 blog posts annually by year 3. Year 1 will represent the preparatory set-up and launch of the blog. By year 2, the ratios focusing on serving STEMM-related skeptics verses serving Co-missional partners will be at 30%/70%. And
in year 3, that ratio will be at 40%/60%.
f. By year 1, RTB resources will have the ratio of serving STEMM-related skeptics verses serving Co-missional partners at 50%/50%. Including development of internal infrastructure for enforcement.
g. STEMM-related skeptic targeted website: Key data pertaining to the needs of STEMM-related skeptics will be obtained in year 1 from focus groups and research. Implementation of minor changes to our website will be made in year 2. By year 3, significant changes will be implemented.
h. A thriving community of 150 Scholars by year 3 with a successful system of ongoing recruitment, training, development and communication.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board of directors
as of 8/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Gordon Arbuthnot

No Affiliation


Board co-chair

Mrs. Nina Dunton

Hugh Ross

Reasons To Believe

Kathy Ross

Reasons To Believe

Eric Klumpe

Marynelle Klumpe

Kerri Wolcott

Christopher Niles

John Van Leeuwen

Tim Williams

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/9/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability