Youth Dynamics

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Youth Dynamics, founded in 1970, is a Christian ministry serving youth in the Northwest Region through challenging experiences and dynamic relationships. Reaching any and all youth 11 to 24 years old, regardless of religious affiliation, Youth Dynamics offers weekly events and clubs, leadership training, outdoor adventure trips, and retreats all in an effort to build relationships with youth and help them reach their full potential. Youth Dynamics serves youth through unique ways by providing transformational experiences and relationships that produce significant life change. Research is consistent in demonstrating students today are facing pressures and challenges unlike any time in history. More than ever, students need experiences like those offered through Youth Dynamics to help them process life, navigate risk, engage with the outdoors, and create space to learn about themselves and God.

Contact information

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


Phone: (360) 757-1337

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 910858312

CEO/President: Tom Davis

Chairman: John Kingma

Board size: 7

Founder: Paul and Connie Evans

Ruling year: 2008

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1997


Youth Dynamics reaches youth through relational adventure ministry. Each Youth Dynamics core ministry seeks to create a non-threatening environment where students can meet to have fun while building relationships with adult leaders. Adventures uses adventure-based activities to bring about life-changing learning situations called teachable moments. Stonewater is our 158-acre camp near Leavenworth, WA. It fulfills the mission of Youth Dynamics through adventure trips, leadership development, and retreat ministries. All core ministries strive to meet the same mission and vision.

Vision: To see youth transformed by the power of Christ, integrated into the local church, and impacting their world for Him.

Mission statement

To invite and challenge youth to a lifelong adventure with Christ and His church.

Statement of faith

Youth Dynamics is non-sectarian Christian organization committed to reaching Northwest youth for Christ.

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)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating647 of 111318 of 32
Fund acquisition rating743 of 111422 of 32
Resource allocation rating795 of 111423 of 32
Asset utilization rating275 of 11136 of 32

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$63,089$33,525$33,658$48,452$37,401
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,837,567$1,597,944$966,397$520,276$522,774
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$552,583$320,408$246,881$189,767$172,639
Other long-term assets$79,111$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$631,694$320,408$246,881$189,767$172,639
Total assets$2,469,261$1,918,352$1,213,278$710,043$695,413
Payables and accrued expenses$278,575$282,927$255,082$167,297$186,343
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$278,575$282,927$255,082$167,297$186,343
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$278,575$282,927$255,082$167,297$186,343
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$2,190,686$1,635,425$958,196$445,676$389,099
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$97,070$119,971
Net assets$2,190,686$1,635,425$958,196$542,746$509,070
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,896,084$3,363,785$2,891,639$2,177,280$2,134,062
Program service revenue$534,609$419,491$234,347$494,859$450,406
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$558$408$353$348$179
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$535,167$419,899$234,700$495,207$450,585
Total revenue$4,431,251$3,783,684$3,126,339$2,672,487$2,584,647
Program services$3,017,532$2,249,638$1,954,978$1,997,613$1,925,414
Management and general$465,545$482,539$672,956$567,501$535,660
Total expenses$3,897,403$3,106,455$2,710,889$2,638,811$2,543,683
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$533,848$677,229$415,450$33,676$40,964
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$533,848$677,229$415,450$33,676$40,964


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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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