Military Community Youth Ministries / MCYM

Summary

Military Community Youth Ministries (MCYM) is a chapel based, community focused outreach (known as Club Beyond) to bring Good News of Jesus Christ to middle and high school aged dependents of Americans serving in, or in connection with the Armed Forces of the United States of American (both overseas and in the U.S.) The term outreach ministry refers to the focus of the ministry to young people not currently involved in a chapel youth program. They intend to "win a hearing" with these teens, share the love of Christ with them through staff role modeling, and disciple them into the chapel or church.

MCYM represents a partnership between two US based youth ministries,Young Life and Youth for Christ USA. MCYM, however,is itself, a separate and distinct organization and as such, serves as an umbrella to provide youth workers to military communities from not only Young Life and Youth for Christ but also from other ministry organizations who agree to provide youth ministry compatible with that offered by Young Life and Youth for Christ, and who also agree to observe the principles and policies of MCYM.

MCYM is a nonprofit organization and contributions to it are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. In addition, it is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

Mailing address:
P. O. Box 2486
540 N. Cascade Avenue (80903)
Colorado Springs, CO 80901-2486

Website: www.mcym.org

Phone: (800) 832-9098

Email: information@mcym.org


Organization details

EIN: 742238462

CEO/President: Marty McCarty

Chairman: Kerry Alberti

Board size: 20

Founder:

Year founded: 1981

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 07/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1998


Purpose

Military kids journey a road often not of their own choice--an unpaved road much like those found in third world countries, a road with frequent deep holes of deployments and moves, inconsistent family and peer structures, along with the normal peer pressure choices that come from life's journey through adolescence. All of these struggles create significant trenches that often keep a military teen from knowing joy in their life.

Military Community Youth Ministries (MCYM) is privileged to walk along this road with these "third culture kids" by extending a hand, walking with them in the trenches and navigating this road of life with them.

MCYM is a chapel based, community focused outreach to bring Good News of Jesus Christ to middle and high school age dependents of Americans serving in or in connection with the Armed Forces of the United States (both overseas and in the U.S.) The focus of the ministry is on young people not currently involved in a chapel youth program. MCYM workers strive to win a hearing with these unreached teens, to share the love of Christ with them through staff role modeling, and to disciple them into the chapel or church.

MCYM represents a partnership between two U.S. based youth ministries, Young Life and Youth for Christ USA, although it is itself a distinct organization. As a separate entity, MCYM serves as an umbrella to provide youth workers to military communities from not only Young Life and Youth for Christ, but also from other ministry organizations who agree to provide youth ministry compatible with that offered by Young Life and Youth for Christ, and who also agree to observe the principles and policies of MCYM.

Club Beyond is the name used by MCYM to identify its ministry with military teens worldwide. Club Beyond is typically sponsored by military chaplains as part of the overall Command Religious Program at a military installation. In over 40 military installations, MCYM is in communities serving approximately 60,000 military teens. Consisting of weekly meetings during the school year, the outreach-focused ministry seeks to celebrate life with military kids and introduce them to the Lifegiver, Jesus Christ.

In addition to weekly club meetings, Club Beyond also means retreats, (usually one per semester), along with special activity nights--lock-ins, ski trips, summer camps, and work service projects. Club Beyond leaders also offer weekly Bible study sessions for those students who want to go deeper in their spiritual development and study of the Bible.


Mission statement

Celebrate life with military teens,
Introducing them to the Life-Giver, Jesus Christ,
And helping them become more like Him.


Statement of faith

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating334 of 43022 of 24
Fund acquisition rating229 of 43012 of 24
Resource allocation rating406 of 43023 of 24
Asset utilization rating238 of 43017 of 24

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%7%4%3%4%4%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%7%2%1%2%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%96%47%45%41%34%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%7%2%1%2%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%4%53%55%59%66%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%63%78%90%90%90%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%97%99%94%99%104%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%61%77%84%89%94%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%3%1%6%1%-4%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%3%2%17%3%-12%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%30%20%9%8%8%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.320.971.752.312.282.92
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.001.001.001.011.01
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.530.971.762.322.302.95
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.0942.3723.5612.523.946.02
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.020.040.080.250.17
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.0712.126.534.773.893.39
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%2%4%8%25%16%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%101%55%40%33%29%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$1,550,653$1,409,923$1,167,812$1,185,787$855,525
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$72,317$186,565$457,401$479,227$583,148
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,622,970$1,596,488$1,625,213$1,665,014$1,438,673
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,328$5,346$6,593$14,992$13,397
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,328$5,346$6,593$14,992$13,397
Total assets$1,625,298$1,601,834$1,631,806$1,680,006$1,452,070
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$38,305$67,765$129,852$422,632$239,051
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$38,305$67,765$129,852$422,632$239,051
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$38,305$67,765$129,852$422,632$239,051
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$1,071,287$1,020,966$1,059,083$921,049$815,140
Temporarily restricted$515,706$513,103$442,871$336,325$397,879
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,586,993$1,534,069$1,501,954$1,257,374$1,213,019
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$1,560,623$1,337,072$1,804,157$1,598,105$1,383,742
Program service revenue$99,743$1,516,808$2,248,945$2,284,788$2,717,831
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$4,387$4,863($6,197)$4,177$5,309
Other revenue($43,137)($17,380)($28,319)($12,797)($16,815)
Total other revenue$60,993$1,504,291$2,214,429$2,276,168$2,706,325
Total revenue$1,621,616$2,841,363$4,018,586$3,874,273$4,090,067
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$990,747$2,200,673$3,374,893$3,447,401$3,826,864
Management and general$466,082$551,259$340,026$316,395$359,651
Fundraising$111,982$57,009$48,014$71,528$54,108
Total expenses$1,568,811$2,808,941$3,762,933$3,835,324$4,240,623
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)$52,805$32,422$255,653$38,949($150,556)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$52,805$32,422$255,653$38,949($150,556)

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History


Program accomplishments

MCYM communicates its program accomplishments as the following:

  • MCYM has over 70 paid staff and over 1,000 volunteers in England, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Japan, the Marshall Islands, the Netherlands, the United States, South Korea, and Turkey.
  • MCYM is in communities serving approximately 60,000 military teens.
  • MCYM joins teens from the U.S. and European countries yearly for service projects in countries such as Mexico, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia.
  • MCYM is partnering with Young Life, Youth for Christ USA, and the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM).
  • MCYM is a member of the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability (EFCA), and is approved by the Combined Federal Campaign Charity.

Needs

Military Community Youth Ministries has communicated the following needs:

Pray for the teens, staff and volunteers in this ministry, and for more people to join our staff so they can respond to invitations from military bases.
Volunteers are needed.
Organize and lead a Club Beyond Community Support Group at the local military base.
Join the MCYM staff. For more information go to MCYM website.