Military Community Youth Ministries / MCYM

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Club Beyond® is the name used by Military Community Youth Ministries (MCYM) to identify its ministry with military high school and middle school-aged teens worldwide. Club Beyond staff and volunteers mentor teens and are available to journey with them through the hard challenges of adolescence, providing positive role models and exhibiting Christ-like behavior.

In addition to club meetings, Club Beyond means retreats, along with special activity nights, lock-ins, ski trips, summer camps and service projects. Club Beyond leaders also offer a weekly Bible study for those students who want to go deeper in their faith.

Club Beyond staff are vocational youth workers recruited from across the United States, usually from Young Life.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Military Community Youth Ministries
540 N. Cascade, Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80903


Phone: 800-832-9098

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 742238462

CEO/President: Marty McCarty / Phil Alfrey

Chairman: Kay Curling

Board size: 19


Ruling year: 1982

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 07/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1998


Vision: Let every military brat believe.

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, introduce them to the Life Giver, and help them become more like Him.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating539 of 109221 of 32
Fund acquisition rating310 of 109510 of 32
Resource allocation rating901 of 109528 of 32
Asset utilization rating409 of 109219 of 32

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$68,164$29,632$30,180$88,301$49,903
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,591,054$1,647,375$1,574,660$1,556,657$1,640,901
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,892$0$0$0$576
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,892$0$0$0$576
Total assets$1,593,946$1,647,375$1,574,660$1,556,657$1,641,477
Payables and accrued expenses$34,634$98,014$25,906$33,156$48,893
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$34,634$98,014$25,906$33,156$48,893
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$34,634$98,014$25,906$33,156$48,893
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$1,409,318$1,309,760$1,302,448$980,939$1,091,642
With donor restrictions$149,994$239,601$246,306$542,562$500,942
Net assets$1,559,312$1,549,361$1,548,754$1,523,501$1,592,584
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,795,851$1,521,859$1,497,567$1,527,943$1,549,895
Program service revenue$28,998$9,151$24,731$239,758$108,978
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$799$1,611$5,610$5,557$5,168
Other revenue($3,880)$6,346($20,808)($38,558)($28,422)
Total other revenue$25,917$17,108$9,533$206,757$85,724
Total revenue$1,821,768$1,538,967$1,507,100$1,734,700$1,635,619
Program services$1,344,652$1,084,603$944,366$1,313,151$1,114,503
Management and general$370,237$381,145$389,051$423,997$403,758
Total expenses$1,795,987$1,539,587$1,417,428$1,801,960$1,630,660
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$25,781($620)$89,672($67,260)$4,959
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$25,781($620)$89,672($67,260)$4,959


Mr Marty McCartyCEO$144,821
Ms Donna SimmonsTreasurer$59,827

Compensation data as of: 7/31/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/3/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


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.

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


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.