Kanakuk Ministries

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Summary

As a world leader among Christian summer camps, Joe White and his committed Kanakuk staff provide children with fun, safe and professional outdoor youth camping experiences that grow them spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially.

Kanakuk Link Year is a nine-month program for 18-20 year-olds designed to build a solid Biblical foundation within each student and offers up to 20 hours of college credit through John Brown University.

The Heart of A Mom hosts dozens of Gathering events across the United States every year, welcoming women from all walks of life to an event created especially to thank Moms for all they do.

AfterDark is a one-night outreach event taking the Gospel to college campuses across the country. Over 530,000 students have been impacted, with a goal to reach 1 million students.

Kanakuk Haiti, in partnership with Cross International, provides the children of Haiti with Christian education, daily nutrition, and a personal knowledge of Jesus Christ.

The Kanakuk Institute is an eight-month college graduate discipleship program that prepares students for a lifetime of ministry through focused study on the word of God. The Kanakuk Institute is a 501c3 organization.

KLIFE is a discipleship ministry for youth and their families with 30 chapters across America, impacting over 12,000 students each year. KLIFE is a 501c3 organization.

KAA (Kids Across America) is building Christian leaders by encouraging, equipping, and empowering urban youth and their mentors through camping and education. KAA is a 501c3 organization.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Kanakuk Ministries
1353 Lake Shore Dr
Branson, MO 65616

Website: kanakuk.com

Phone: 417-266-3000

Email: reg@kanakuk.com


Organization details

EIN: 431815310

CEO/President: Joe White

Chairman:

Board size: 0

Founder: C.L. Ford

Ruling year: 2015

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 08/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

At Kanakuk we live I'm Third-God First. Others Second. I'm Third. This foundational principle is integrated into each of our Kamp's programming, equipping Kampers to be Christ-like examples who lead with responsibility and care.


Mission statement

Equipping Next Generation Leaders is more than our mission, it is our heartbeat. Since 1926, Kanakuk has welcomed over 450,000 Kampers from across the country and around the world, equipping them with leadership skills and Biblical truths to impact their schools and communities as examples of Jesus Christ.


Statement of faith

We believe the one true God has revealed Himself the eternally self-existent "I AM," the creator of Heaven and Earth. Genesis 1:1; Exodus 3:14; Isaiah 43:10-11

We believe that Jesus Christ is the "Image of the invisible God" and that in Him "all deity dwells in bodily form." We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His death on the cross as the atonement for sin, His literal bodily resurrection from the dead, His present ministry of intercession in Heaven, and His personal future return to the earth. He will come again to judge the living and the dead and His Kingdom will have no end. John 1:1,14,18; Heb.1:1-9; Luke 1:35, Colossians 1:15-22; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; 1 Peter 3:18

We believe the Holy Spirit convicts men of sin and regenerates, indwells, seals, sets apart, and empowers believers for service and for holy living and a holy life. We believe God bestows spiritual gifts on each believer. We believe that "God is at work within us both to will and work to His good pleasure" and that "He will continue to perfect us until the day of Christ Jesus." John 14:16; John 16:7-11, Romans 8:14-16; Ephesians 1:13; Philippians 1:6; Philippians 2:13; 1 Corinthians 2:12,13; Ephesians 4:1-16,30

We believe in the unity and trinity of the Godhead existing in three persons: The Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit. These three persons are One God having the same nature, attributes, and perfection. Genesis 1:1, 26, John 1:14, 10:30,15:26, 17:21; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:4-6

We believe that man was created in the image of God but was separated from God by sin and shall be judged; and that only through the Blood of Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained. Genesis 1:27, Genesis 2:22, Romans 2:2-5, 3:23, 5:12; Ephesians 2:1, 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:27

We believe that salvation comes through God's transforming grace alone. God's offer of grace for us is completely free and is merited for us by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God's one and only Son. This grace is available to all who believe in Jesus. By grace we are brought from death to life and into the family of God. God's grace cleanses us of all our sin and transforms us in the image of Christ Jesus who is Lord over all. Mark 16:16; John 1:12, 5:24; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:22, 10:9-13; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 2:8-10; Hebrews 11:1

We believe both the Old and the New Testaments of the Bible to be the infallible Holy Word of God, inspired in every part by the Holy Spirit. The Bible is the revelation of God for the equipping of man and is authoritative for all matters of faith and life. 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-3; 2 Peter 1:19-21

The Church is the people of God gathered for worship, holiness, service and mission. It is the body of Christ and derives its life, direction, and power from Jesus Christ its head. Romans 12:4-5; Ephesians 1:22, 2:19; Galatians 5:24-25; Acts 1:8; Acts 22:15; Ephesians 5:23; 2 Timothy 2:2; Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Cor 11:18; 14:19, 28, 34-35 Phil 3:6.

We believe that Christians are called to a life of service to Christ with the power of the Holy Spirit. Believers are to take the gospel message to the whole world and equip believers to grow in the grace and the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Colossians 3:23-24; 2 Peter 1:3; Romans 12:1; Galatians 5:24-25; Mark 16:15; Ephesians 4:11-12; 2 Timothy 2:2, 2 Peter 3:18

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Camps/Conference Centers

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating457 of 102216 of 26
Fund acquisition rating578 of 102417 of 28
Resource allocation rating823 of 102423 of 28
Asset utilization rating46 of 10223 of 26

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%8%12%8%14%26%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
3%2%2%2%2%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
48%30%16%27%16%5%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
3%2%2%3%2%2%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
52%70%84%73%84%95%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%77%77%74%74%76%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
100%125%96%75%98%74%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%96%73%56%72%56%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
0%-25%4%25%2%26%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
0%-18%4%24%2%22%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
16%21%21%23%24%22%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.340.680.690.630.690.52
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
6.0816.2021.325.527.8710.82
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.0210.9614.773.475.455.67
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
3.290.430.502.081.340.95
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.302.332.010.480.751.06
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
3.08-1.46-0.821.790.56-0.12
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
12%23%9%9%19%19%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
2%9%0%1%10%10%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
270%113%131%144%117%154%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$1,318,440$751,246$3,529,324$3,705,882$2,026,154
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,184,105$1,095,854$882,480$874,575$1,242,452
Short-term investments$200,000$200,000$3,200,000$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,702,545$2,047,100$7,611,804$4,580,457$3,268,606
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$41,087,711$41,596,080$34,427,746$30,946,947$31,351,657
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$520,898$743,929
Total long-term assets$41,087,711$41,596,080$34,427,746$31,467,845$32,095,586
Total assets$43,790,256$43,643,180$42,039,550$36,048,302$35,364,192
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$1,384,103$1,682,081$1,455,621$1,373,666$1,664,806
Other current liabilities$4,924,046$2,428,474$2,202,141$2,047,406$1,787,023
Total current liabilities$6,308,149$4,110,555$3,657,762$3,421,072$3,451,829
Debt$3,920,042$0$262,989$3,469,191$3,378,196
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$3,920,042$0$262,989$3,469,191$3,378,196
Total liabilities$10,228,191$4,110,555$3,920,751$6,890,263$6,830,025
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$33,136,566$39,136,432$37,396,885$28,369,999$27,631,121
With donor restrictions$425,499$396,193$721,914$788,040$903,046
Net assets$33,562,065$39,532,625$38,118,799$29,158,039$28,534,167
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$7,018,828$5,021,689$9,728,508$4,159,492$1,341,278
Program service revenue$17,274,324$25,607,046$21,642,978$20,737,904$20,196,021
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($971,823)$467,891$3,597,697$190,928$2,935,246
Other revenue$338,890$554,222$436,111$518,963$465,835
Total other revenue$16,641,391$26,629,159$25,676,786$21,447,795$23,597,102
Total revenue$23,660,219$31,650,848$35,405,294$25,607,287$24,938,380
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$22,813,756$23,142,603$19,656,603$18,472,529$14,023,514
Management and general$6,277,327$6,467,195$6,007,763$5,949,338$4,156,250
Fundraising$539,696$627,224$780,168$561,548$347,026
Total expenses$29,630,779$30,237,022$26,444,534$24,983,415$18,526,790
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($5,970,560)$1,413,826$8,960,760$623,872$6,411,590
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($5,970,560)$1,413,826$8,960,760$623,872$6,411,590

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Doug GoodwinChief Operating Officer$256,212
John JensenCBO/Secretary$193,106
Mark WebsterDirector of Development$182,650
Paul EtheridgeDirector of Operations Support$136,920
Bruce KoerberController/Assistant Secretary$136,200
Debbie-Jo WhiteVice President/Vice Chairman$135,423
Joe WhitePresident/CEO/Chairman$41,329

Compensation data as of: 8/31/2020


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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 10/6/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Countless families have sent their children to Kanakuk to allow them the opportunity to grow in faith, confidence, and Christian character. Over the decades, we've seen entire families transformed.


Program accomplishments


Needs

Your generosity enables us to "Evangelize and equip the next generation to reach the world for Christ!" A donation to the General Fund allows Kanakuk the flexibility to meet emerging needs and challenges for the ministry. These unrestricted gifts are used in the current operating year, providing discretionary funds to be allocated where they are most needed.