Dynamic Youth Ministries

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Dynamic Youth Ministries (DYM) provides programs, curriculum, materials, and training designed to bring children and youth into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ. The three divisions of DYM are: Cadets, GEMS, and ThereforeGo Ministries. These divisions partner with churches in meeting the unique needs of boys, girls, early teens, high school youth, and emerging adults.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Dynamic Youth Ministries
1333 Alger Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Website: www.dynamicyouthministries.org

Phone: (616) 241-5616

Email: dynamicyouthministries.org/contact

Organization details

EIN: 381367098

CEO/President: Rick Zomer/ Steve Bootsma

Chairman: Brian Bierenga

Board size: 17


Ruling year: 1950

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 02/28

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2000


The Calvinist Cadet Corps is an independent (non-denominational) youth ministry organization whose purpose is to provide the local church with a ministry program that will enable them to effectively share Christ's love with boys from their church and community.

GEMS offers girls the perfect place to learn and grow as they discover who God created them to be. Clubs are offered in local churches and Christian organizations throughout the U.S., Canada, and 15 additional countries. Our mission is to bring girls everywhere into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ.

ThereforeGo Ministries helps churches challenge youth and emerging adults to commit their lives to Jesus Christ and transform this world for Him.

Mission statement

Our mission is to bring children and youth into a dynamic and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We accomplish this by providing biblically-based, Christ-centered programs, curriculum, materials, leadership training, and events designed to equip and encourage our partner churches and their leaders to implement relational children, youth and emerging adult ministry.

Statement of faith

ThereforeGo Ministries uses the following to express its Statement of Faith:

The Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God, and it serves as our rule for faith and life.

God has revealed himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and that in Jesus Christ all the fullness of the godhead dwells bodily.

God created the heavens and the earth, and humankind was created in the image and likeness of God. Because of Adam's sin humankind is separated from God and unable on its own to be reconciled to God.

The sacrificial death and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ has provided the only way of reconciliation with God, which is why we call him Savior.

Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life and now reigns at God's right hand, which is why we call him Lord.

Through Jesus' redemption, all of creation can be claimed and restored through the Spirit. Therefore, we are ambassadors of Christ's Kingdom in all of society.

Salvation is God's free gift based upon the atoning work of Christ, and this gift is affected by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit in the hearts of people and received by faith in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ will come again to judge the living and the dead. The righteous-those who are justified by faith in Christ-will inherit eternal life, and the wicked-those who remain in their wickedness because they reject Christ-will be condemned eternally.

We believe that the local church plays the central role in the fulfillment of the Great Commission and that the spiritual unity of believers comprises the one body of our Lord Jesus Christ.

People who are apart from God matter to God, and therefore matter to the church. For this reason, it is the individual Christian's and the church's responsibility to proclaim the gospel in word and deed, by every means possible, through a life of holiness, service and love.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating372 of 110415 of 45
Fund acquisition rating358 of 110515 of 45
Resource allocation rating556 of 110527 of 45
Asset utilization rating436 of 110416 of 45

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$594,053$614,073$658,957$696,835$660,367
Short-term investments$414,668$610,344$613,261$927,144$56,638
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,732,482$2,410,960$2,767,661$2,782,006$2,729,679
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$84,627$210,861$285,130$245,639$205,944
Other long-term assets$0$239,391$4,949$6,423$5,789
Total long-term assets$84,627$450,252$290,079$252,062$211,733
Total assets$1,817,109$2,861,212$3,057,740$3,034,068$2,941,412
Payables and accrued expenses$40,070$161,154$9,767$28,273$46,921
Other current liabilities$112,943$38,218$84,000$204,286$166,214
Total current liabilities$153,013$199,372$93,767$232,559$213,135
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$260,325$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$260,325$0$0
Total liabilities$153,013$199,372$354,092$232,559$213,135
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$1,664,096$2,455,701$2,142,743$2,195,190$2,052,020
With donor restrictions$0$206,139$560,905$606,319$676,257
Net assets$1,664,096$2,661,840$2,703,648$2,801,509$2,728,277
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,094,142$1,638,854$1,575,125$1,864,653$2,046,934
Program service revenue$1,123,313$944,538$843,886$1,898,713$1,860,614
Membership dues$84,859$74,688$74,396$62,118$60,986
Investment income$516,918$3,745$26,780$49,536$31,721
Other revenue($52,461)$682,680$268,599$0$0
Total other revenue$1,672,629$1,705,651$1,213,661$2,010,367$1,953,321
Total revenue$2,766,771$3,344,505$2,788,786$3,875,020$4,000,255
Program services$2,216,293$2,861,047$2,391,461$3,185,447$3,052,226
Management and general$524,306$495,266$465,186$586,341$518,312
Total expenses$2,770,599$3,386,313$2,886,647$3,801,788$3,600,538
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)($3,828)($41,808)($97,861)$73,232$399,717
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($3,828)($41,808)($97,861)$73,232$399,717


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