Youth Dynamics

Summary

Youth Dynamics ("YD") is a non-sectarian Christian organization committed to reaching (rural) unchurched adolescents for Christ. YD focus of ministry is to work with unchurched, rural adolescents. YD feels this is most effectively accomplished through the combined efforts of the following ministries: Campus Ministry; Reachout Expeditions; and, Family Dynamics. YD's objectives are to reach and disciple young people not otherwise being affected for Christ, to assist local churches and other youth ministries to carry out effective ministries of youth evangelism and discipleship, and to assist families with youth to carry out an effective ministry of discipleship within the family unit.


Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 486
Burlington, WA 98233-0486

Website: www.yd.org

Phone: (360) 757-1337

Email: work4yd@yd.org


Organization details

EIN: 910858312

CEO/President: Mr. Mark Evans

Chairman: Penny Sunblad

Board size: 9

Founder: Mr. Paul Evans

Year founded: 1970

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1997


Purpose

Youth Dynamics ("Youth") is a non-sectarian Christian organization committed to reaching (rural) unchurched adolescents for Christ. Youth's focus is unchurched, rural adolescents. Youth's objectives are: a.) To reach and disciple young people not otherwise being affected for Christ, b.) To assist local churches and other youth ministries to carry out effective ministries of youth evangelism and discipleship, and c.) To assist families with youth in carrying out an effective ministry of discipleship within the family unit. Primarily, Youth uses the following ministries to reach its objectives: Campus Ministry, Reachout Expeditions, and Family Dynamics. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Mission statement

Youth Dynamics describes its purpose as follows:

To help reach and disciple a new generation for Christ.


Statement of faith

Youth Dynamics subscribes to the following statement of faith:

We believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, authoritative Word of God, and as such provides us with all the truths necessary for a life of faith and service. (1 Thess. 2:13, 2 Tim. 3:16, 2 Pet. 1:21)

We believe in the one, true God, who exists in the persons of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who are one in essence and nature. (Gen. 1:26, Mt. 28: 19, Jn. 10:30)

We believe God created man in his own image, to fellowship with and serve him forever, but that man has been separated from God by his sin, and as such stands condemned. (Gen. 1:26-27, Rom. 3:22, 5:12, 6:23)

We believe Jesus Christ is God the Son, eternally existent as God, yet incarnate as man through the virgin birth. He lived a perfect human life, and, because of God's great love and mercy, died for us as a substitutionary sacrifice, paying the penalty for our sin, that through His finished work on the cross God could reconcile the world to himself, offering man (both) freedom from judgment and eternal life with God. He arose from the dead, and has ascended to the Father, where He acts as the mediator, intercessor, and advocate of all true believers. It is His resurrection that confirms the truth of who He is, the finality of his work, and the assurance of our own resurrection. (Jn. 1:2-18, Rom. 5:8-19, 1 Cor. 15:1-56, Col. 1:15-22, Heb. 9:15, 1 Jn. 2:1-2)

We believe that it is by God's grace through faith in Christ alone that we are saved, justified, and reconciled to God as His children. (Jn. 1:12, Rom. 5:1, Eph. 2:8-9)

We believe in the person and work of God the Holy Spirit, who convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and who indwells all believers, empowering them to live in, through, and for God. (Jn. 16:5-15, Rom. 8:9-16, Gal. 5:16-25)

We believe in the oneness of the Body of Christ, his church, composed of all believers in Christ, irrespective of age, gender, race, culture, or doctrinal/denominational affiliations. (Gal. 3:26-28, Eph. 4:3-6, Col. 3:11)

We believe in the personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ, and in the resurrection of both believers and unbelievers; believers to a glorified state with Christ, and unbelievers to eternal judgment. (Jn. 5:28, 1 Thess. 4:16-17, Tit. 2:13)

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating257 of 43015 of 24
Fund acquisition rating109 of 4302 of 24
Resource allocation rating241 of 43013 of 24
Asset utilization rating391 of 43022 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%3%4%3%4%4%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%3%3%2%4%3%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%85%83%83%83%84%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%3%3%2%3%3%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%15%17%17%17%16%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%81%84%83%83%84%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%101%102%102%106%98%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%82%86%85%88%82%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-1%-2%-2%-6%2%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-1%-2%-2%-4%1%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%16%13%14%13%13%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.320.810.790.780.780.72
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.535.958.769.879.7111.06
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.534.846.907.727.567.97
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.102.721.992.082.148.82
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.370.500.480.470.11
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.061.570.870.810.841.33
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%6%6%5%5%1%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
64%115%119%121%121%137%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$493,009$325,745$296,251$325,043$282,754
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$32,187$34,462$27,068$9,815$10,680
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$525,196$360,207$323,319$334,858$293,434
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,599,031$2,795,075$2,869,056$2,917,424$2,951,855
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,599,031$2,795,075$2,869,056$2,917,424$2,951,855
Total assets$3,124,227$3,155,282$3,192,375$3,252,282$3,245,289
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$186,714$175,243$150,063$151,659$33,284
Other current liabilities$6,236$5,688$5,188$5,000$0
Total current liabilities$192,950$180,931$155,251$156,659$33,284
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$4,189$10,426$16,114$21,033$0
Total long-term liabilities$4,189$10,426$16,114$21,033$0
Total liabilities$197,139$191,357$171,365$177,692$33,284
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$2,890,490$2,929,926$2,969,724$3,019,855$3,169,223
Temporarily restricted$36,598$33,999$51,286$54,735$42,782
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$2,927,088$2,963,925$3,021,010$3,074,590$3,212,005
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$2,128,249$2,013,207$2,030,552$1,992,730$2,006,563
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$275$202$349$225$492
Other revenue$377,415$415,392$412,784$401,364$378,484
Total other revenue$377,690$415,594$413,133$401,589$378,976
Total revenue$2,505,939$2,428,801$2,443,685$2,394,319$2,385,539
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$2,060,726$2,100,059$2,083,251$2,108,624$1,964,840
Management and general$414,565$312,987$353,338$335,119$294,767
Fundraising$67,485$72,840$60,676$87,991$80,477
Total expenses$2,542,776$2,485,886$2,497,265$2,531,734$2,340,084
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)($36,837)($57,085)($53,580)($137,415)$45,455
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($36,837)($57,085)($53,580)($137,415)$45,455

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History

Paul Evans, along with other concerned laymen, began to search for an interdenominational youth ministry that could meet the needs of small-town youth. It soon became clear that there were no youth ministries willing to expand into rural communities. At this point, Paul and the others felt God calling them to a bold new venture. Paul and his wife, Connie, sensed God was leading them into a full-time ministry with young people.

In the summer of 1969, preliminary groundwork was laid, and one Friday night Paul and Connie prayed that God would send $200 dollars (half their anticipated monthly salary) to begin a new work. The following Monday morning, a check for $200 dollars arrived in the mail from a man who knew nothing of their prayer or desire to begin a youth ministry. Youth Dynamics was formed in the 1969-1970 school year at Anacortes High School. God has extended His blessing to Youth Dynamics in a powerful way.

Youth began its weekly meetings, and the response was amazing as attendance grew as high as 150 students per week. Many young people received Christ as their Savior and Lord. Christian students rededicated their lives. A strong follow-up program was initiated in which students were equipped and encouraged to grow spiritually and share their faith with others; in addition, new believers were directed into the churches. A remarkable change took place at Anacortes High as Christian young people put their faith into action.

Youth Dynamics expanded into new communities and special emphasis programs were added. The road was far from easy, but there was a special sense of God's controlling hand at work. Today, Youth Dynamics continues to seek new opportunities to minister to the lives of young people, pursuing still the vision God has placed before it, that of helping to reach and disciple a new generation for Christ.


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