Grace Adventures

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Summary

Year-round transformational experiences for schools, churches, and families through retreats, camps, and personal development.

We Want Each Participant To Be Challenged:

1. Spiritually - to make decisions

2. Socially - to experience God's Love

3. Physically - through age appropriate activities that enhance self-esteem

4. Environmentally - to understand stewardship of God's creation

We provide a place for people to come where they can have fun in a beautiful, safe, and secure environment.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Grace Adventures
2100 N Ridge Rd
Silver Lake, MI 49436

Website: graceadventures.org

Phone: 231-873-3662

Email: grace@graceadventures.org


Organization details

EIN: 386117980

CEO/President: Steve Prudhomme

Chairman:

Board size: 0

Founder: Grace Gospel Fellowship

Ruling year: 1966

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2007


Purpose

We provide leadership and growth opportunities that focus on core values and change lives for the better. The experiences we create aim to improve a connection to faith, family, and community in a fun and encouraging environment.

Grace Adventures vision for the future is to increase our impact on youth, adults, families, and communities with Jesus Christ through evangelism, discipleship, leadership training and educational opportunities in a year-round, quality Christian environment and the communities where they live.


Mission statement

To increase our impact on youth, adults, families, and communities with Jesus Christ through evangelism, discipleship, leadership training, and educational opportunities in a quality year-round Christian environment and in the communities in which they live.

Grace Adventures is a year-round Christian organization in northwest Michigan working to strengthen spiritual, personal, and professional relationships for children, adults, and families through training, retreats, and camps.


Statement of faith

We believe that the sixty-six books of Holy Scripture as originally given are in their entirety the Word of God, verbally inspired and wholly without error in all that they declare and therefore are the supreme and final authority of faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:21)

We believe in one Triune God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deut 6:4; 1 Timothy 2:5; Eph 4:4-6; Matt 28:19; 2 Cor 13:14)

We believe in the Virgin Birth and the deity of Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, who is also Son of Man, with two distinct natures in one person. (Luke 1:35; Phil 2:6-9; Rom 1:3,4)

We believe that the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ on the cross made atonement for the sin of the world, sufficient for all who accept Him as their Savior. (Rom 3:23-28; 5:1,9; Eph 2:8,9)

We believe in the bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, which insures the resurrection of all believers who have received God's gift of eternal life. (Lk24:39-43; 1 Cor 15:20-22; Acts 24:15; John 5:28,29; Rev 20:11-15)

We believe in the imminent, visible and bodily return of Christ. (1Thess 4:13-18; Phil 3:20,21; Zech 14:4,9; Acts 1:10,11; Rev 19:11-16; 20-4-6)

We believe that people were created in the image of God, that they were born into sin through the fall of the first Adam and that they are responsible for their own sin. Sin causes them to be separated from God and apart from Jesus Christ and lost eternally. (Gen 1:26,27; Rom 3:9-12,23; 6:23; Eph 2:1-3)

We believe that marriage is defined between one man and one woman. (Gen 1:27,28; Gen 2:24,25; Matt 19:4-6)

We believe that sexual activity is created and blessed by God. It is only appropriate in a marriage between one man and one woman. Any form of sexual activity outside of marriage is sin and separates the persons from God. (Gen 1:27,28; Gen 2:24,25; Ex 20:14,17; Lev 18;22,23; 20:13,15,16; Matt 19:4-6; Rom 1:18-31; 1 Cor 6:9,10, 15-20; 1 Tim 1:8-11; Jude 7)

We believe that salvation from everlasting punishment and entrance into a state of fellowship with God are secured only by a personal belief that Christ bore our sins in His own body on the cross and by a definite receiving of Christ, through the person of the Holy Spirit, into one's inner being. We believe that all of the saved are eternally secure in Christ. (Col 3:1-4; Phil 1:6; Rom 8:1, 29-34, 38,39; John 10:27-29; 16:8; Eph 1:13,1417,18; 3:16; 1 Cor 12:13; Titus 3:5)

We believe that God's people are called to holiness in all aspects of life. ( 2 Cor7:1; Heb 12:14; 1 Pet 1:15,16 2 Tim 1:9; Eph 5:3)

We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells all who receive Jesus Christ as both Savior and Lord and that the indwelling of the Spirit is fully complete in Christ at the moment of salvation. (John 16:7,8, 13-15; Rom 8:1,2; 10:9; Acts 2:38; 1 Cor 1:12; 6:19, 2 Tim 1:14)

We believe the Holy Spirit quickens from death into life and continues the work of sanctification in the believer. (Rom 8:9-15; 1 Cor 6:11; Gal 5:16-25; Phil 2:12-13; 1 Pet 1:2)

We believe that all believers comprise the church, which is the body of Christ, and that Christians are called to witness for Christ. (1 Cor 12:13; Eph 1:22,23; 3:6; 2 Cor 5:14-21; 2 Tim 4:2; Gal 1:8,9; Rom 15:20; 2 Cor 10:16)

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Camps/Conference Centers

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating257 of 9997 of 23
Fund acquisition rating455 of 100113 of 25
Resource allocation rating137 of 10014 of 25
Asset utilization rating515 of 99915 of 23

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%7%9%8%7%5%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
2%2%3%3%3%3%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
30%30%32%33%41%51%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
3%3%4%3%4%4%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
70%70%68%67%59%49%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%90%90%91%88%88%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
96%83%83%82%78%66%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%75%75%75%68%59%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
4%17%17%18%22%34%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%7%7%8%11%17%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%7%6%6%9%7%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.380.330.320.300.280.25
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
5.514.975.686.187.276.56
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.171.631.841.882.051.67
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
3.205.085.435.486.515.75
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.310.200.180.180.150.17
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
3.075.915.315.234.955.94
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%9%13%18%24%26%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
2%5%10%16%22%23%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
244%279%268%269%269%291%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$1,578,094$1,247,205$1,222,764$990,784$1,052,648
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$40,016$26,455$28,060$43,417$16,419
Short-term investments$305,844$362,857$239,248$212,535$197,478
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,923,954$1,636,517$1,490,072$1,246,736$1,266,545
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$7,592,452$7,653,414$7,721,566$7,817,117$7,038,375
Other long-term assets$47,000$450$1,350$2,250$3,343
Total long-term assets$7,639,452$7,653,864$7,722,916$7,819,367$7,041,718
Total assets$9,563,406$9,290,381$9,212,988$9,066,103$8,308,263
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$378,375$301,296$271,733$191,562$220,170
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$378,375$301,296$271,733$191,562$220,170
Debt$439,641$903,446$1,428,384$1,988,481$1,934,632
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$439,641$903,446$1,428,384$1,988,481$1,934,632
Total liabilities$818,016$1,204,742$1,700,117$2,180,043$2,154,802
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$8,687,872$7,986,044$7,420,214$6,876,766$6,141,349
With donor restrictions$57,518$99,595$92,657$9,294$12,112
Net assets$8,745,390$8,085,639$7,512,871$6,886,060$6,153,461
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$1,147,864$1,151,887$1,120,680$1,335,362$1,624,497
Program service revenue$2,605,149$2,463,289$2,271,454$1,945,100$1,550,458
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$26,456$8,535$8,529$4,346$6,408
Other revenue($15,472)$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$2,616,133$2,471,824$2,279,983$1,949,446$1,556,866
Total revenue$3,763,997$3,623,711$3,400,663$3,284,808$3,181,363
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$2,830,511$2,724,262$2,542,414$2,246,658$1,865,722
Management and general$223,501$185,975$159,138$219,249$157,902
Fundraising$82,955$107,464$93,155$91,618$89,091
Total expenses$3,136,967$3,017,701$2,794,707$2,557,525$2,112,715
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$627,030$606,010$605,956$727,283$1,068,648
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$627,030$606,010$605,956$727,283$1,068,648

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Steve PrudhommePresident$100,791

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 7/10/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

1946 - Founded as Grace Youth Camp

Established in 1946 as a ministry of the Grace Gospel Fellowship. Originally, GYC consisted of a traditional summer camp program hosted at various camp locations in Illinois and Michigan.

1966 - Upper Silver Lake Location

In 1966 Grace Youth Camp was given land on the newly developed Upper Silver Lake through partnerships with the GGF and many others. Grace begins running Community Worship.

1980 - Paradise Ranch Started

Paradise Ranch, an extension of the ministry of Grace Youth Camp was founded and started running summer horse camps

1998 - Ministry Moves Forward

The Board of Directors approved the site plan, laying out the facilities needed to meet the current and future ministry demands. Significant changes were made in developing and expanding Grace's facilities, resulting in a comprehensive Leadership Training Center.

Oct-2004 - Grace Adventures

In October 2004, Grace Youth Camp officially changed its name to Grace Adventures to reflect the year-round ministry.

Jan-2005 - Beacon Was Built

Jan-2009 - The Keep Was Built

May-2016 - Dunes Harbor Family Camp

Dunes Harbor Family Camp, a Christian Family Campground and extension of the family ministry of Grace Adventures opens.


Program accomplishments

40,000+ yearly people served

7,000+ annual hours volunteered

300+ housing for groups

300+ yearly groups served


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