Youth Dynamics

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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:
Youth Dynamics
PO Box 486
Burlington, WA 98233-0486

Website: www.yd.org

Phone: (360) 757-1337

Email: info@yd.org


Organization details

EIN: 910858312

CEO/President: Tom Davis

Chairman: John Kingma

Board size: 6

Founder: Mr. Paul Evans

Ruling year: 2008

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1997


Purpose

Committed to reaching unchurched students, Youth Dynamics has been building relationships and inviting students into high-quality, transformative outdoor adventures since 1970. We are Relational Adventure Youth Ministry! Our vision is to see youth transformed by the power of Christ, integrated into the local church, and impacting their world for Him.


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)

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating156 of 10108 of 30
Fund acquisition rating226 of 10126 of 30
Resource allocation rating557 of 101221 of 30
Asset utilization rating94 of 10104 of 30

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%3%4%3%4%3%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%3%3%3%3%3%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
89%81%83%82%81%82%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%3%3%3%3%2%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
11%19%17%18%19%18%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%76%76%84%84%83%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
96%99%98%96%100%101%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
73%75%74%81%84%84%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
4%1%2%4%0%-1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
7%6%8%22%1%-9%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%22%21%13%13%15%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.293.723.663.614.354.53
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.701.361.331.401.802.01
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.225.074.875.077.869.13
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.413.112.812.411.611.55
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.120.320.360.420.620.64
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.731.611.591.380.580.47
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
12%24%27%30%34%32%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
62%21%20%19%15%15%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$471,824$485,373$441,960$274,431$244,720
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$48,452$37,401$32,187$34,462$21,068
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$520,276$522,774$474,147$308,893$265,788
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$189,767$172,639$191,098$248,530$269,673
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$189,767$172,639$191,098$248,530$269,673
Total assets$710,043$695,413$665,245$557,423$535,461
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$167,297$186,343$197,139$191,357$171,368
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$167,297$186,343$197,139$191,357$171,368
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$167,297$186,343$197,139$191,357$171,368
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$445,676$389,099$431,508$332,067$312,807
With donor restrictions$97,070$119,971$36,598$33,999$51,286
Net assets$542,746$509,070$468,106$366,066$364,093
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$2,177,280$2,134,062$2,065,256$1,971,508$1,955,433
Program service revenue$494,859$450,406$440,408$457,091$438,460
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$348$179$218$165$345
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$495,207$450,585$440,626$457,256$438,805
Total revenue$2,672,487$2,584,647$2,505,882$2,428,764$2,394,238
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$1,997,613$1,925,414$2,028,962$2,040,965$2,013,409
Management and general$567,501$535,660$307,395$312,986$353,338
Fundraising$73,697$82,609$67,485$72,840$60,676
Total expenses$2,638,811$2,543,683$2,403,842$2,426,791$2,427,423
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$33,676$40,964$102,040$1,973($33,185)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$33,676$40,964$102,040$1,973($33,185)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Thomas DavisPresident$66,829

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2019


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/13/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Youth Dynamics was founded in 1970 by Paul and Connie Evans.

A TRANSFORMED LIFE: As a life insurance salesman, Paul called a pastor and asked him if he could have a few minutes of his time to sell him life insurance. The pastor chuckled and said, "I'll give you 20 minutes if you give me 10 to sell you my life insurance plan."

This conversation with the 21-year-old salesman, Paul Evans, began a lifelong journey. Paul accepted Christ the day he met that pastor and soon after he felt compelled to share his newfound life with teens at his old high school.

As Paul began to see the immense need for a ministry to rural teens, he felt God calling him to a bold new venture. Paul and his wife, Connie, sensed God was leading them into full-time ministry. In those first few months, Paul saw hundreds of teens come to learn about and accept Jesus. Little did he realize that this was just the beginning of a ministry that would have a broad reach for Christ.

From these humble beginnings, the ministry grew. Youth Dynamics began in Anacortes in 1970 and expanded over the years into new communities. As the years progressed, more programs were added including adolescent counseling, an adventure-based ministry known as Adventures, and Stonewater Ranch.

Youth Dynamics continues to seek new opportunities to minister to the lives of young people and pursuing the vision God has placed before us, "To see youth transformed by the power of Christ, integrating them into the local church and impacting their world for Him."

Paul's and Connie's heart, vision, and story lives on in the lives of current staff with similar vision and calling. Today, Youth Dynamics reaches thousands of students each year through personal relationships and adventure-based experiences. Each interaction is an opportunity to share the love of Jesus in a very tangible way. Our continuing commitment is to make a significant impact for Christ in the lives of young people.

LEADERSHIP: Paul Evans was the president of Youth Dynamics until 2001 when he had to step down due to health issues (for which he later passed away from ALS in 2019). His son Mark Evans followed in his fathers footsteps leading the organization to acquire a 158-acre ranch just outside of Leavenworth, Washington in 2005. In 2017, Tom Davis became president after a few leadership changes and now is spearheading change and growth for Youth Dynamics.

STONEWATER RANCH: In 2005, Youth Dynamics purchased Stonewater Ranch, formerly known as the Alpine Boys Ranch. The two organizations had worked together over the years and because of Youth Dynamics' mission to serve youth, the Alpine board of directors accepted the proposal of $600,000 over many other offers. If that wasn't blessing enough, they immediately donated it back to Youth Dynamics for maintenance repairs and additions needed for ministry purposes. Stonewater is the adventure base in Washington and offers leadership training and retreats.

Remembering Paul Evans, founder of Youth Dynamics

Youth Dynamics' founder, Paul Evans, (Nov. 13, 1946 - Aug. 30, 2019), has passed away. Paul and Connie, his wife of over 50 years, founded Youth Dynamics in 1970. He served as the President from 1970 until 2000.


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