The Big Problem



The Big Problem

 

 

Most scientists today do not believe in God. According to the 2009 Pew Research poll of the members of the American Advancement of Science, only 33 %believed in God. This trend has increased over the past century. A survey taken by the prestigious National Academy of Science in 1914
found that 59% of scientists polled identified themselves as agnostics and atheists.

In Western Europe, the pollsters have seen an even more drastic increase in atheistic thinking. Unfortunately, in our American, Western European, South American, and communist state schools today, students are taught from a secular viewpoint that the universe, earth, and all living forms spontaneously evolved.

Evolution has replaced the Creator and Savior. This has been going on for years, taking hostage the minds and souls of our youth with terrible consequences. It produces deep confusion about who we are and our true purpose on earth. Without the Creator - an Intelligent Designer - there are no absolutes and no law. No wonder we live ina dangerous world where anything goes.


CSI’s Inception
This ministry began because I was once a victim taken hostage by evolutionary thinking myself. I adopted a man-centered, atheistic worldview, which allowed me to wander from God and lead a life of sin. Today’s culture and the lack of proper training in this next generation is a consequence of this kind of wandering and confusion that we see every day. Our ministry's deep passion and vision is to do away with the disorder and chaos of atheism by reaching the world with the truth of creation and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Christ has manifested himself in creation so that all can see that man is without excuse as Romans 1 declares.

Ministry Growth

God first put this ministry on my heart while I was flying home from a Creation Conference held in Seattle, Washington in 1987. After seeking support from my pastor, Dr. D. James Kennedy (1930-2007), I invited my Sunday School class and my fellow science teachers at Westminster Academy in Ft. Lauderdale, FL to assist me in forming the CSI ministry.

As the ministry began to grow, I was officially appointed Executive Director. CSI became independent in 2007 and continues to follow Dr. Kennedy's legacy, reaching the world with the message of creation and the gospel.

 Our Mission
God has given us a mission to train up children, parents, and Christian leaders through empowering educational programs, engaging hands-on science workshops, and exciting outreaches.

We Believe
God has given this ministry its own uniqueness in creating memorable experiences through our programs. Over the past 29 years, we have taken 15,000 people on Ice Age Fossil Adventures down the Peace River in Florida.  In the process, we have discovered 100,000 Ice Age fossils, including three Columbian Mammoths.


Our Creation Discovery Museum has hosted hundreds of workshops and classes and received thousands of visitors. We have also sponsored 150 creation seminars and outreaches over the years, impacting 150,000 lives. At least 50 leaders were trained up to teach and become ministry leaders for our events.

God continues to shed His amazing grace on our ministry through your generous partnership. We want to thank all those who gave so willingly so that we can continue in His ministry. God, in His remarkable mercy, brought us through the very end of year with many who stepped forward financially to help us continue to do His work. We are encouraged and zealous.  With the Holy Spirit’s help, we want 2017 to be a year of embracing and empowering many more souls than ever before.

In Christ,

Tom DeRosa
Executive Director of CSI

P.S Please prayerfully consider joining us by becoming a monthly donor. This would be a true blessing for us to know that God is providing for our ministry's daily needs.



Support


Creation Studies Institute (CSI)

 


CSI a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization entirely run by a board of directors committed to the message of creation. We rely on God our Creator to keep our ministry in service. We believe God does this through the prayers and financial support of the community. Members and donors are vital to this ministry as a means of support. Please consider partnering with us and investing in a ministry whose heart is to reach the lost, transfrom lives and expose the lies of evolution. CSI is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)


Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability

 

 

ECFA is an accreditation agency dedicated to helping Christian ministries earn the public’s trust through adherence to seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship. Founded in 1979, ECFA provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with established standards for financial accountability, fund-raising and board governance. A message from ECFA:

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Members include Christian ministries, denominations, churches, educational institutions and other tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. See CSI's Member Profile


Ways you can donate:

 

1. By Mail:
Creation Studies Institute
P.O. Box 666837
Pompano Beach, FL 33066

Make checks payable to
“Creation Studies Institute”

2. By Phone:
Phone: 954-771-1652
Free: 1-800-882-0278

3. Online:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer

 Volunteer at CSI


Become a Volunteer at CSI

 

 

If you’ve got a heart for the Lord, a desire to serve, and some time you can spare, please give us a call and let us place you on our volunteer list. As you can see below, we need assistance in many areas.

For God is not unfair. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other Christians, as you still do. HEBREWS 6:10

MEDIA
Help us Reach the World with the Truths of Creation with your creative talents. We are looking for:

  • Graphic Designers and Cartoon Artists: This Volunteer will be responsible for creating website design elements, info graphics, and promotional materials.
  • Web Developers: Web Developer is needed to update and support an existing website. The individual will also work with the web administrator to design, build and maintain the architecture of a highly functional website. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to build a portfolio.
  • Videographers and Video Editors: We are looking for an individual (amateurs welcome) that can help film, edit and produce a short video of our ministry, speaking engagements, and children's workshops.
  • Social Media Outreach: This person will help build Facebook and Twitter community for CSI, and promote individual content in social media. Most of the work can be done from your home or in our Ft. Lauderdale office. We have a studio room with a camera, lighting equipment, adobe products and Final Cut Pro. All we need is a person that can put it all together.
  • WOODWORKING/CARPENTRY
    Skilled with carpentry tools to build display cases, bookshelves, and other exhibit items needed for the Creation Discovery Museum.

TEACHERS
Must have a working knowledge of Creation Science. Would teach some of our Workshops, substitute occasionally for the Adult Education classes as well as the Bible Institute courses and sometimes a Sunday School class.

WORKSHOP ASSISTANTS
Must have a love for children. Assistants will help assemble and distribute materials for the teacher. Help monitor the children during class time.

MUSEUM TOUR GUIDES
Lead groups through the Creation Discovery Museum. Explain exhibits, lightly touch on the basics of Creation. (We will train each Guide).

ASSISTANT GUIDES
Assist the Tour Guides with anything they may need. Help maintain order of the groups visiting the museum. Assist with the sale of products, answer questions about the ministry, available resources, etc. (We will train each Assistant Guide).

OFFICE ASSISTANT
Answer phones, assist with correspondence, and light filing. Experience with data entry, word processing, etc. is a plus! (But we can train you).

Pray

prayer


Adopt an Atheist Prayer Movement

 

As God’s dearly beloved children, we are instructed to pray for all men. In the Sermon of the Mount, the Messiah confronted the superficial religiosity of the spiritual leaders of His day by going beyond the letter of the Law and holding them accountable to the Spirit of the Law. It was no longer sufficient to love your neighbor as revealed in the Mosaic Covenant. The instructions of the New Covenant would require God’s adopted children to be God-like, Christ-like in their desire to see the salvation of all men, even their enemies, II Peter 3:9.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? Matt. 5:43-46

So we are beginning a brand new campaign at the Creation Studies Institute. We are calling on all of our supporters to join our “Adopt an Atheist Prayer Movement” by praying for the salvation of these men and women.

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Bill Nye
  • Mark Zuckerberg
  • Steven Pinker
  • Steven Weinberg
  • Ron Reagan
  • Sam Harris
  • Richard Dawkins
  • Michael Shermer
  • P.Z. Myers
  • George Clooney
  • Dave Silverman
  • Stephen Hawking 


Intercede for our ministry. Please Pray for...

 

 

...open doors to share the gospel and the truth of creation. 
...the health of our staff, as we enter a busy season and will have many events that will require much energy. 
...volunteers to come forward to assist us in the office, the museum and the educational programs. 
...financial gifts to increase.


 

 

 

Meet the Staff

Tom DeRosa PictureTom DeRosa
Executive Director & Founder


Tom is the Director and Founder of Creation Studies Institute, a national creation ministry whose mission is to reach the church community with the truths of Creation, and also founder of The Creation Discovery Museum. He is an author, teacher and a sought after speaker. Tom has been recognized as an award winning science teacher who has taught all grade levels including college. He is certified in many areas of science including Chemistry, Biology and General Science. He is noted for his enthusiasm and his passion for teaching. Tom has a strong academic background in Chemistry and he has taught Chemistry and Physics, for over 30 years, in both public and parochial schools. He also holds a Masters degree in Education from Florida Atlantic University.

Tom was a dedicated and deceived evolutionist but he is now a creationist, because of what Jesus Christ did for him. He has first-hand knowledge of how the Creation Message has a dramatic impact on lives. He is committed to break down those barriers in other people’s lives and to fill believers with the knowledge that will allow them to do the same. It is Tom’s desire to use his knowledge in Science to show others that Faith and Science DO mix, that they complement one another in a beautiful symbiotic relationship. Tom has published an easy-to-understand book entitled, “Evidence for Creation,” that attests to this very truth. He has also written the book, “Evolution’s Fatal Fruit: How Darwin’s Tree of Life Brought Death to Millions,” which shows how through the theory of evolution, Darwin lied to the world and caused millions to lose focus as to our origin, and the love of our Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ.

In 1988, Tom DeRosa founded Creation Studies Institute. Tom holds the office of Executive Director of CSI. The mission is to reach the world with the truths of creation. Since its inception, it has encouraged fellow Christians to get involved with hands-on personal experiences such as Fossil Floats, Dinosaur Digs, Everglade's Worship Under The Stars, Creation Expositions, Science Workshops, etc.

 

Pastor Steve RowittPastor Steve Rowitt, Ph.D.
Technical Advisor
 
Pastor Steve has been an Ordained Minister of the Gospel since 1982. He has worked for 20 years in the medical laboratory as a Certified Medical Technologist (Licensed Clinical Laboratory Supervisor, Retired).  He has a B.S. degree in Health Sciences, a Th.M. (Theology) and a Ph.D. in Health Sciences. He has served the Lord as the Senior Pastor of Biblical Alternatives Fellowship as well as the Chief Technical Advisor for the Creation Studies Institute. All that he is, and all that he has achieved, is due solely to the grace of God found in the Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth.  >>Read Dissertation

Joanne Rabolli PictureJoanne Rabolli
Teacher

Joanne started out as a volunteer for CSI for 10 years accomplishing the design and building of our Creation Museum with the help of many volunteers. For the past 14 years, Joanne has been a guide on our Fossil Floats. She has been teaching various types of classes since 2006. Joanne’s fossil exploration experience has allowed her to develop as well as teach many of CSI’s children’s workshops and programs for after-school, homeschoolers, camp, VBS, and church groups. Joanne is a valuable human resource for Creation Studies Institute and is reaching the next generation with the truths of creation.

Along with home schooling her 3 children, Joanne has much experience in teaching groups of children. For 9 years she organized and taught for her 4-H Club along with training the all the other club's members for 10 years after that. Joanne has also taught at Palm Beach Community College’s Summer Youth College program for 4 years.

 

Johnny MauryJohnny R. Maury-Evertsz, M.Sc.
Teacher and Hispanic Outreach Coordinator
He is a chemical engineer with a Master of Science from University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez and has fulfilled all academic requirements towards a Ph.D. at North Carolina State University. He has worked as a graduate research assistant and has experience assisting in teaching college undergraduate and graduate courses for 13 years. He currently works for Creation Studies Institute assisting with the academic programs and leading the Spanish outreach efforts.

Johnny was born in Barranquilla, Colombia and has been married since 2014. He has a passion to reach English and Spanish-speaking communities with God’s plan of salvation through Jesus Christ and the truth of God’s creation.

 

Steve LachonasSteve Lachonas

Animal Educator
Steve is our new Creation speaker and around here, he is also affectionately known as “the animal guy.” He is coming to CSI with over 15 years’ experience in youth ministry and zoo education. His passion is using animals to teach youth and children the truths of Creation.  He holds a Bachelors degree in Christian Ministries from the Masters University in in Santa Clarita, California.

Steve has done animal presentations for Creation Ministries International, the Arizona Origins Science Association, Wildlife on Wheels. Animal Tales and the Phoenix Zoo.



Maria Ordonez Media DepartmentMaria Ordonez

Graphic Designer/Web Developer
 
Maria has been with CSI since 2006.  She started volunteering in the media department. It didn’t take her long to realize her passion for the Creation message and her gifts for making Christ known through art. She is now responsible for creating all of CSI’s marketing pieces and for developing and maintaining the website.

She has been happily married for several years and is a mother of a beautiful girl. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Her main purpose in life is to use her skills and talents for the furthering of the Gospel.

 

Judy Garcelone- ReceptionistJudy Garcelone
 Receptionist

Judy has been with Creation Studies Institute (CSI) since 2008. Coming from the fast pace world of a national known advertising agency with the position of accounts payable. Now, at CSI she is enjoying her work as a receptionist and data entry clerk. She is truly blessed to be part of God's great work. Judy has been happily married for 29 years.

 

Mary Grace Cortes- BookkeeperMary Grace Cortes
 Bookkeeper

Mary Grace is the bookkeeper for Creation Studies Institute. She is a very detail oriented person and enjoys using those skills to the best of her ability. She volunteers with CSI events and is always willing to serve. She loves the Lord and is grateful for the opportunity to serve Him through CSI. Mary Grace is married and the mother of two beautiful daughters.

 

 

 

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