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

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Religious Radio (X84)

Religious Printing, Publishing (X83)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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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

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

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.

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Where we work

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 plans to create new comprehensive training videos on timely topics relevant to Christians, continue adding training topics to STR's two apps, expand the Reality Student Apologetics Conferences, and add 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 4 speakers. The speakers and staff are equipped to create training resources to answer the challenges facing Christians who engage critics about Christianity.

STR just launched a new and improved website. The new online video training is in the process of being filmed. The speakers have been busy speaking and hosting live virtual training. The well-attended reTHINK Apologetics Student Conferences just wrapped up from a very successful year, and the new branding of STR's Reality Student Conference has already launched--and added another location in the Northwest, bringing the total to 5 conferences per year all over the US.

Financials

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Stand to Reason

Board of directors
as of 5/27/2020
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Board chair

William Bradford

Richard Moselle

Craig Hazen

Steven Carmichael

William Bradford

Martin Caveza

Gregory Koukl

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