MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT: Christian Encounter Ministries
Summary: Christian Encounter Ministries (CEM) began in 1970 as a church with a residential youth program. It is a small fellowship consisting of its students, interns, staff and some members of its community. The residential youth program (ranch) has a teacher to student ratio of about 3 to 1. CEM creates healthy rhythms of work, chores, rest and recreation. Students meet at least once a week with a counselor and regular training in soft vocational skills and to instill strong work eithic. CEM graduates receive a California state high school diploma. The “ranch” addresses issues of relationship breakdowns, behavioral and emotional problems, addictions and self-destructive habits, academic struggles and social maladjustment. Christian Encounter Ministries’ aim is to facilitate youth to overcome cycles of brokenness.
MinistryWatch Financial Efficiency Rating: 1 Star (out of a possible 5 Stars)
MinistryWatch Transparency Grade: C
ECFA Member? Yes
Revenue in Most Recent Year Available (2020): $867,162
Five-Year Revenue Trend: Flat (less than 1 percent change)
Percent of Revenue Christian Encounter Ministries Spends on Fundraising: 14 percent
Percent Peer Group Spends on Fundraising: 5 percent
Executive Director: Nate Boyd
President’s Salary and Other Compensation: CEM is designated as a church, and as such it is not required to disclose compensation data.
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