Redemption is not an abstraction.
Chuck Colson, the founder of the Colson Fellows Program, understood personally that God has the power to accomplish great things through imperfect people. His own trials and the redemption he found in Jesus Christ inspired Chuck to build a robust discipleship program that would reverse the Christian evacuation from intellectual life and the public square. Today, this program equips Christians from all walks of life with a biblical imagination that enables them to understand the times and respond faithfully in any arena God has called them to.
His own experience drove him to build a program that would help Christian leaders to live out "a biblical view of all of life".
"His own experience drove him to build a program that would help Christian leaders to live out "a biblical view of all of life."
A Rich Heritage
In 1976, Chuck Colson founded Prison Fellowship, now the largest Christian non-profit serving prisoners and their families. As he ministered to inmates, he found that many of the root causes for their incarceration were found upstream from the prison system, in the prevailing culture.
As a response to this reality, he established the Colson Center for Christian Worldview in 1991 to help Christians understand how their faith connects to all parts of life and motivate them to effective cultural engagement.
Our character is determined not by our circumstances but by our reaction to those circumstances.
― Charles W. Colson, The Good Life
Engaging the Culture
In 2004, to provide broader and deeper training, he initiated the Centurions, an entrepreneurial program designed to educate Christian men and women in worldview, culture, and biblical theology. Under Chuck’s leadership, he had them read the best books, listen to the best teachers and speakers, and develop their own personal plan for serving the Lord in unique ministries in their communities.
A Lasting Legacy
When Chuck Colson passed away in 2012, the program was renamed Colson Fellows to honor his legacy- Today, it continues to fulfill his vision. This year, we will surpass 5,000 people on five continents having completed the program since 2004 and more than 1,500 men and women participate in the program each year supported by over 700 commissioned Colson Fellows.