Risk Takers for Christ Inc

Moving believers from the sidelines to the front lines

aka Risk Takers for Christ   |   Vero Beach, FL   |  www.risktakersforchrist.org

Mission

To challenge Christians to lead more spiritually-adventurous lives by God’s grace and to take sanctified risks for His glory.

Ruling year info

2012

President

Rev. Dale M Glading

Main address

PO Box 651421

Vero Beach, FL 32965 USA

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EIN

45-3515230

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Basketball (N62)

Christian (X20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

1. The leading predictor of future incarceration is out-of-wedlock birth caused by absentee fathers.

2. The national recidivism (rearrest) rate is 70% within four years post-release.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Living H2O Initiative

We seek to provide positive male role models for at-risk youth by hosting twice-weekly faith-based basketball programs.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Ethnic and racial groups

We offer free recreational and spiritual services to prisoners in the Florida Department of Corrections and other jurisdictions throughout North America and Africa.

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people
Ethnic and racial groups

We host men's conferences throughout the Eastern United States, challenging men to be leaders in their families, their churches and their communities.

Population(s) Served
Men and boys
Christians

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Men and boys, At-risk youth, Incarcerated people

Related Program

Prison Ministry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These figures include estimates from our Florida Prison Project and our Living H2O Initiative. Variances are due to conditions out of our control such as weather and COVID.

Number of people trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Men and boys, Adults, Christians

Related Program

Prison Ministry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These figures reflect the number of new prison ministry and Living H2O Initiative volunteers that we have trained each year.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Men and boys, At-risk youth, Incarcerated people

Related Program

Prison Ministry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These figures reflect best estimates of regular volunteer participation in both our Florida Prison Project and our Living H2O Initiative.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Men and boys, People of African descent, At-risk youth

Related Program

Living H2O Initiative

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These figures reflect the estimated number of at-risk youth who attend our twice-weekly Living H2O Initiative.

Number of public events held to further mission

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Men and boys, Adults, Christians

Related Program

Prison Ministry

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These figures include speaking engagements, conferences, and special events. They do not include twice-weekly breakfast meetings with pastors and donors, board meetings, or regular pulpit supply.

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Christians

Related Program

Prison Ministry

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Gross revenues from contributions and grants.

Number of people on the organization's email list

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Evangelicals, Baptists, Presbyterians, Methodists, Orthodox Christians

Related Program

Prison Ministry

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of people who receive our monthly E-newsletter.

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Young adults, Adolescents, Children, Preteens, People of African descent

Related Program

Living H2O Initiative

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Many of our Facebook followers are subscribers to our daily devotional messages, whereas others simply follow and support our various outreaches to prisoners and at-risk youth.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We seek to prevent criminal behavior by providing positive male role models for at-risk, mostly minority youth. We also seek to lower recidivism rates by providing faith-based recreation services for inmates.

Our Living H2O Initiative provides a safe place for at-risk youth to recreate while being exposed to positive male role models and faith-based messages.

Our prison ministry teams provide free recreational services to prisoners accompanied by a faith-based message.

We conduct twice-weekly basketball programs (one indoor and one outdoor) for at-risk, mostly minority youth in Indian River County.

We conduct one prison ministry trip per month within the State of Florida and periodic prison ministry trips to other states and countries.

Through our first 10 years, we have conducted hundreds of prison ministry trips throughout the Eastern United States and Africa; thousands of basketball outreach programs for at-risk youth; and dozens of men's conferences.

Financials

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Operations

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Risk Takers for Christ Inc

Board of directors
as of 8/6/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rev. Dale Glading

Risk Takers for Christ

Term: 2011 - 2021

Lawrence Lilly

Retired

Steve Navarro

Steve Salis

Cornerstone Private Advisors

Greg Sempsrott

Vero Bible Fellowship

Michael Kelley

Chick-fil-A

Steve Navarro

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/06/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability