Stand to Reason

Clear Thinking Christianity

Signal Hill, CA   |  www.str.org

Mission

Stand to Reason trains Christians to think more clearly about their faith and to make an even-handed, incisive, yet gracious defense for classical Christianity and classical Christian values. Stand to Reason's vision is confidence for every Christian, clear thinking for every challenge, courage and grace for every encounter. STR pursues these goals with a website with extensive content, a weekly live broadcast, speakers who train in person, and a variety of training resources.

Ruling year info

1997

Founder & President of Stand to Reason

Gregory Koukl

Main address

1438 E 33rd St

Signal Hill, CA 90755 USA

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EIN

33-0604522

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Christian (X20)

Religious Radio (X84)

Religious Printing, Publishing (X83)

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Our programs

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Live Broadcast & Podcasts

Live broadcast on Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. PT. Live call-in discussions with Greg Koukl on ethics, values, and religion. Posted as 1 hour podcast. And a shorter podcast, #STRask, where questions are submitted through Twitter and discussed by Greg and Amy Hall.

Population(s) Served
Christians

STR.org has thousands of pages of free content--written articles, podcasts, and videos. New content is posted daily. Search for any apologetics topic or format you prefer.

Population(s) Served
Christians

Our speakers equip, train, and teach at events in person, on the radio, website, social media platforms, and through written training resources and educational publications.

Population(s) Served
Christians

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Stand to Reason's goals include training Christians--adults and students--to graciously and effectively engage the current challenges to Christianity and present a persuasive and winsome case for the biblical worldview. Our goals include in-person training by STR speakers, expanding webpage content, and adding new free and paid resources.

STR is creating new comprehensive training videos on timely topics relevant to Christians, continues adding training topics to STR's two apps, expanding the Reality Student Apologetics Conferences to 6 locations and live-streaming option, and is adding video resource streaming and downloads to the online store. STR has reached an even wider audience through live social media events on Facebook and YouTube.

STR has increased our teaching staff to 5 speakers. The speakers and staff are equipped to create training resources to answer the challenges facing Christians who engage critics about Christianity.

• Launched STR University with seven courses and counting. Our new, interactive, online training platform is perfectly suited for those now accustomed to a digital training environment. • Introduced the wildly popular “Red Pen Logic” hosted by Tim Barnett on YouTube—a serious, mini-critique of internet challenges done in a creatively playful way. Nearly 12,000 have subscribed and there’s been 134,000 views so far. • Increased STR’s Reality Student Apologetics Conferences to six locations—scheduling events in Los Angeles, Seattle, Minneapolis, Dallas, Augusta (Georgia), and Philadelphia as we aggressively pass the baton to the next generation. • Pivoted our speakers to digital appearances for sermons at churches, talks at apologetics conferences, and dozens of interviews for radio and for video given the explosion of Christian YouTubers on the web. • Vigorously and successfully expanded our social media presence—especially with millennials and younger—significantly increasing our audience, our followers, and our engagements. Plus, our radio and #STRask podcasts continue going strong. • Released The Story of Reality Study Guide along with the six-session group study DVDs, and the updated study guide and DVDs for the 10th anniversary edition of Tactics. • Made our case on Focus on the Family radio and on the popular Colson Center “What Would You Say?” series. • Trained Middle East Christian leaders in Albania to face the daunting challenges confronting them in their home countries. • Strengthened believers with hundreds of podcasts and dozens of online events all over the country and in Russia, England, Canada, and Ireland.

How we listen

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  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

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Stand to Reason

Board of directors
as of 02/15/2022
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Board chair

William Bradford

Richard Moselle

Craig Hazen

Steven Carmichael

William Bradford

Martin Caveza

Gregory Koukl

Organizational demographics

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