Richmond Center for Christian Study
5808 Grove Avenue
Richmond VA 23226
Mission Statement
Bringing gospel transformation to UR students and Greater Richmond by fostering serious consideration and discussion of a biblical worldview and its bearing on every area of life and culture.
Web and Social Media
An educational resource for university students and the Greater Richmond community
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Rev. Chris Daniel
Board Chair Rev. Chris Daniel
Board Chair Company Affiliation Richmond Center for Christian Study
Contact Information
Address 5808 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA 23226
Telephone 804 852-5151
Fax 804 000-0000
E-mail contact@richmondstudycenter.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2009
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $320,000.00
Projected Expenses $320,000.00
Additional Documents
Approved Budget2015View
Newsletter - June 20152015View
Approved Budget2014View
Approved Budget2013View
Informational Brochure2013View
Newsletter - March 20132013View
Newsletter - June 20132013View
Approved Budget2012View
Newsletter - March 20122012View
Newsletter - June 20122012View
Newsletter - September 20122012View
Newsletter - December 20122012View
Approved Budget2011View
Form 1023 (Application for Exemption)2010View
Statements
Mission
Bringing gospel transformation to UR students and Greater Richmond by fostering serious consideration and discussion of a biblical worldview and its bearing on every area of life and culture.
Impact

Top three accomplishments from 2014-2015 academic year:

  • The establishment of a Study Center location next to the University of Richmond campus for UR students and the Greater Richmond community.
  • The establishment of a new Faculty Fellowship.
  • Our first internship class of 12 students in our new location.

 

Top three goals for 2015-2016 academic year:
  • Acquiring $80,000 to finish the start-up of our new location at Libbie & Grove.
  • Raising our current pledge level from $14,300/month to $20,000/month to cover recurring monthly expenses related to our new location and the Study Center in general.
  • The creation of a new student journal, which would consist mainly of student writings from the student internship program.
Needs
Our most pressing needs for the 2015-2016 academic year are as follows:
  • Acquiring $80,000 to finish the start-up of our new location at Libbie & Grove.
  • Raising our current pledge level from $14,300/month to $20,000/month to cover recurring monthly expenses related to our new location and the Study Center in general.
  • Individuals who could volunteer time in the Resource Center
  • $10,000 for special community-wide programs
  • $20,000 to help with general operations throughout the academic year
  • Funds for an endowment
Background
The Richmond Center for Christian Study grows out of a cooperative effort among a number of individuals and churches from 2004-2005.  In a variety of ways and to various extents, these individuals and churches worked together to bring various well known speakers to the Richmond area or to promote such events.  This effort was eventually put on hold, as those involved were working on a merely volunteer basis.  But as of June 2009, with a renewed vision and a board and full time staff in place, we were able to continue these efforts and expand them into a more fully developed Christian study center for University of Richmond students and the Greater Richmond community as a whole.
 
The Richmond Center for Christian Study carries out its mission in a variety of ways, including the following:
 
  1. Forming relationships with university communities, churches, students and others, through which a Christian worldview can be brought to bear in their lives and communities.
  2. Bringing to the universities and the churches a variety of speakers to present how the Christian worldview bears on a particular issue or on the speaker’s field of expertise.  These speakers would include widely-known speakers, university professors and study center staff.
  3. Providing hospitality events, such as Bible studies and Movie & Discussion Nights, where students can come and consider how a biblical worldview bears on their lives and the culture we live in.
  4. Operating a resource center next to the University of Richmond for interested members of the university community and the greater Richmond community as a whole.
  5. Offering courses and internships through which students and those in the churches and the greater Richmond community can grow in knowledge and be challenged in life.
CEO Statement I recently had the privilege of meeting with a college student who, though he had been raised in the church and in a Christian home, found his faith in Jesus severely undermined by various skeptical professors.  Through tears he explained that he had seriously considered leaving the faith, but largely through our time together he found the answers he needed to renew his confidence and faith in the God of the Bible.

In an email he said, “I just wanted to send a quick note thanking you again for meeting with me over the last couple of weeks.  I needed every bit of clear thinking and truth I could get after spending months isolating myself and having my mind go off in what felt at times like an out-of-control downward spiral.  It was such a blessing to have someone knowledgeable that I could sit down and talk with.  I consider you literally an answer to prayer.”

I am thankful for these opportunities!
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Metro Richmond
Richmond, City
Ashland
Chester
Chesterfield County
Colonial Heights, City
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Hopewell, City
Powhatan County
Southside Virginia
Other
The Richmond Center for Christian Study seeks to be a relational resource for the Greater Richmond community, especially its churches and college communities, with a central focus on interested students at the University of Richmond.
 
(The Richmond Study Center is not established as a ministry on the University of Richmond campus, nor is there a formal relationship between the Richmond Center for Christian Study and the University of Richmond.)
Board Chair
Board Chair Rev. Chris Daniel
Company Affiliation Richmond Center for Christian Study
Term June 2017 to June 2018
Email cdaniel@richmondstudycenter.org
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Dr. Mark Becton Grove Avenue Baptist Church
Rev. Jeff Butler St. Giles Presbyterian Church
Rev. Don Coleman East End Fellowship
Rev. Chris Daniel Richmond Center for Christian Study
Mr. Robert Fitch James River Wealth Advisors
Dr. Terrill Wade Retired
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 1
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 20
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 2
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Rev. Chris Daniel
Staff
Full Time Staff 1
Volunteers 106
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Collaborations
Our Partner Churches are Aletheia Richmond, All Saints Reformed Presbyterian Church, Beaverdam Baptist Church, Centralia Presbyterian Church, Commonwealth Chapel, Grace Bible Church, Grace Community Baptist Church, Grove Avenue Baptist Church, KingsWay Community Church, Old Powhatan Baptist Church, Redemption Hill, St. Giles Presbyterian Church, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Staples Mill Road Baptist Church, Stony Point Church, Sycamore Presbyterian Church, Village Church, and West End Presbyterian Church (Hopewell).

Veritas School has co-sponsored an event with us, and the Richmond Justice Initiative has come to share about their work at one of our community events.
Programs
Description This is a way for UR students to go a little deeper in their explorations of the content and veracity of a biblical worldview and its bearing on all of life and culture.

Interns read four books or watch four video series pertaining to the four categories of worldview, apologetics, culture and theology over the course of the school year (this can be modified under certain circumstances) and write a two-page reflection on each, followed by personal one-on-one conversations.
Population Served Other Named Groups
Budget $2,000.00
Description
Weekly gatherings for interested students from the University of Richmond.  Each week we will view and discuss videos from The Truth Project, which deals with how to view the various fields of life and knowledge studied in college (history, science, etc.) from a Biblical perspective.
Budget $3,000.00
Description
Feb 20 lecture - with Dr. Drew Trotter (Executive Director of the Consortium of Christian Study Centers)
Budget $1,000.00
Description
Apr 10 lecture - with Justice Bill Mims (Virginia Supreme Court)
Budget $1,000.00
Description Apr 16 student discussion - with Dr. Kevin Walsh (UR law professor and former clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia)
Budget $1,000.00
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $320,000.00
Projected Expenses $320,000.00
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$127,850$228,137$263,446
Administration Expense$28,995$35,114$3,116
Fundraising Expense$3,756$9,617$8,160
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.901.200.88
Program Expense/Total Expenses80%84%96%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue3%3%4%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$33,812$50,083($4,773)
Current Assets$33,812$50,083($4,773)
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$33,812$50,083($4,773)
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%--
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 5/2016View
Comments
Foundation Comments
  • Fiscal year change in 2016 from calendar to June 30th.  The 2016 financial information is for six months from January 2016 - June 2016.