Religion, Spiritual Development

Apologetics Resource Center Inc

  • Birmingham, AL
  • http://www.arcapologetics.org

Mission Statement

The Apologetics Resource Center is a mission whose purpose is to reach the minds and hearts of people with the message and truth claims of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Its mission is also to equip Christians with a culturally relevant apologetic, enabling them to have a deeper level of personal faith, contend for that faith, and to enter arenas of resistance and reclaim ground lost to skepticism, secularism, and other alien philosophies.

We seek to impact anyone, on whatever territory they may be, including thinkers, leaders, and opinion makers, with the eternal truths of God's Word so that all hearts and minds are in tune with the heart and mind of God.

Main Programs

  1. Publishing
Service Areas

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National

Headquartered out of the Birmingham, AL marketplace where the Apologetic Resource Center was founded.

ruling year

1999

Principal Officer

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Mr. Craig Branch

Keywords

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apologetics, worldview

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Also Known As

ARC

EIN

63-1212784

Physical Address

100 Missionary Ridge

Birmingham, 35242

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (X05)

Christian (X20)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Overview

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Apologetic Resource Center exists to equip the Church to understand, live, defend and advance the Christian gospel and worldview.

Programs

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Program 1

Publishing

Aeropagus Journal:  bi-monthly subscription that serves as an educational equipping resource to the Christian, ministry leaders, educators, pastors, and even non-believers.

 

Worldviews: bi-monthly free newsletter that is designed to keep the average Christian up to date on the current trends, and point them to good resources on issues.

 

Info Packets: free information packets on many false doctrines and religions that equip the Christian to understand the beliefs of others.

 

Books: several written works have been authored and co-authored

 

Curriculem: development for lay team trainings, foreign/national team training, and interns.

Category

Religion

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$50,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Headquartered out of the Birmingham, AL marketplace where the Apologetic Resource Center was founded.

Funding Needs

Annual Fund Project Jericho

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APOLOGETICS RESOURCES CENTER INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Apologetics Resource Center Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Craig Branch

BIO

Served on staff of New Life Ministry (now Search Ministries(http://www.searchnational.org/) ), a friendship apologetic/evangelism ministry, for 2 years.

Was Single's minister at Briarwood Presbyterian Church(http://www.briarwood.org/) for 3 years.

Was Alabama director and Vice-President of Watchman Fellowship(http://www.watchman.org/) , one of the largest counter-cult ministries in the world, for 15 years.

Now directs the Apologetics Resource Center(http://www.apologeticsresctr.org/) , which was organized in January 1999.

Served for many years on the Board of Directors of Evangelical Ministries to New Religions(http://www.emnr.org/) , a consortium of many counter-cult ministries in the U.S.

Serves for many years on the Board of Wellspring Retreat Center(http://www.wellspringretreat.org/) , the only rehabilitation facility for victims of cult abuse.

Served as chair of the clergy relations committee of the American Family Foundation(http://www.csj.org/aff/affindex.htm) , an ecumenical and secular academic organization dealing with cults.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Greetings! My name is Craig Branch(http://www.arcapologetics.org/branch.htm) , the Director of the Apologetics Resource Center, and I'd like to thank you for visiting our website. I hope you will find the information here useful for your own personal edification, as well as for ministering to others, especially unbelievers. Under the "Resources"(http://www.arcapologetics.org/resources.htm)  link, you'll find a list of free information packets(http://www.arcapologetics.org/free%20info.htm)  we provide on a number of topics ranging from general apologetics and "giving an answer," to more in-depth information on cults, world religions, and new-age practices. You will definitely want to consider a subscription(http://arc.easystorecreator.net/Browse_Item_Details.asp/Item_ID/1)  to our Areopagus Journal(http://www.arcapologetics.org/areopagus.htm) . Also, remember to sign up(http://www.arcapologetics.org/worldviews.htm)  to receive our free bi-monthly newsletter, Worldviews(http://www.arcapologetics.org/worldviews.htm) , while you're here. Again, thanks for visiting. (1 Peter 3:15(;") )"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Chalmer Myer

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Term: Jan 2008 - Jan 2010

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