Military Community Youth Ministries / MCYM

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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.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Military Community Youth Ministries
540 N. Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903


Phone: (800) 832-9098


Organization details

EIN: 742238462

CEO/President: Marty McCarty

Chairman: Mrs. Kay Curling

Board size: 22


Year founded: 1981

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 07/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1998


The journey from adolescence to adulthood has never been easy. In every generation and in every place, teenagers have struggled to come to grips with their place in the world. They want to know if there is meaning to life in general and if their own lives are important. Among our nation's youth are some 500,000 teenagers whose parents and guardians have committed their lives to service with our armed forces. These students are scattered among overseas bases and installations in the United States.

At Club Beyond ( as it is known to the kids), we believe that there is a great need to be available for these young people, to build meaningful, no-strings-attached relationships with them. We believe that one of the best ways to help military kids is to affirm them and be available to celebrate life with them. Toward this end, Club Beyond staff and volunteers seek to love teens unconditionally and provide a model of Christian hope in our military communities through weekly club and fun activities.

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

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating422 of 81912 of 24
Fund acquisition rating178 of 8194 of 24
Resource allocation rating631 of 81920 of 24
Asset utilization rating444 of 81916 of 24

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$88,301$49,903$72,317$186,565$457,401
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,556,657$1,640,901$1,622,970$1,596,488$1,625,213
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$576$2,328$5,346$6,593
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$0$576$2,328$5,346$6,593
Total assets$1,556,657$1,641,477$1,625,298$1,601,834$1,631,806
Payables and accrued expenses$33,156$48,893$38,305$67,765$129,852
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$33,156$48,893$38,305$67,765$129,852
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$33,156$48,893$38,305$67,765$129,852
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$0$500,942$515,706$513,103$442,871
Permanently restricted$542,562$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,523,501$1,592,584$1,586,993$1,534,069$1,501,954
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,527,943$1,549,895$1,560,623$1,337,072$1,804,157
Program service revenue$239,758$108,978$99,743$1,516,808$2,248,945
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$5,557$5,168$4,387$4,863($6,197)
Other revenue($38,558)($28,422)($43,137)($17,380)($28,319)
Total other revenue$206,757$85,724$60,993$1,504,291$2,214,429
Total revenue$1,734,700$1,635,619$1,621,616$2,841,363$4,018,586
Program services$1,313,151$1,114,503$990,747$2,200,673$3,374,893
Management and general$423,997$403,758$466,082$551,259$340,026
Total expenses$1,801,960$1,630,660$1,568,811$2,808,941$3,762,933
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($67,260)$4,959$52,805$32,422$255,653
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($67,260)$4,959$52,805$32,422$255,653


Mr Marty McCartyExecutive Director$135,109
Ms Dawn Jensen Part YearTreasurer, Director of Finance$72,830
Ms Christine Anderson Part YearSecretary, Director of Admin. Svcs.$53,618
Ms Donna SimmonsTreasurer, Director of Finance$50,727

Compensation data as of: 7/31/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/25/2021. To update the information below, please email:


During the 1960's and 70's two major global youth ministries, Young Life and Youth For Christ were reaching out to military teens with little consistent success. Recognizing the unique needs and stressors of military life, these two agencies joined forces to develop a model of ministry that reflects the specific and particular needs of US military communities and families. On July 29, 1980, leaders from both of these agencies met in Washington, D.C. and laid the foundation for what would become known as Club Beyond. Growth From that meeting, Club Beyond took shape and developed an ecumenical outreach that focused exclusively on middle school and high school aged children whose parents actively serve in the Armed Forces. Between 1980 and 1990 it grew from 2 programs to 18 communities in four European countries, plus the USA. During that decade Club Beyond reached out to over 10,000 students. The outreach would continue to grow worldwide as its success and impact among military communities became known.

Today Club Beyond serves in over 45 military installations around the world. As our country continues to defend the freedoms America stands for, Club Beyond seeks to continue to serve our troops by investing in the children who, because of the challenges they face, have the potential to become our resilient leaders of tomorrow.

Program accomplishments

Club Beyond serves at locations with nearly 80,000 military teens. More than 90 staff along with hundreds of volunteer leaders are working in more than 50 military communities around the world.


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.