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Canyon Ministries

Biblical Creation Tours & Adventures

aka A Different View Tours   |   Flagstaff, AZ   |  https://www.canyonministries.org

Mission

Dedicated to upholding the authority of Scripture from the very first verse and presenting the evidence seen in and around the Grand Canyon, which supports a young earth. Since 1997 we've created life-changing experiences for tens of thousands of people who come from all over the globe. But we are so much more than a tour company operating in the national parks. We are a team committed to Christ, and enthusiastic about sharing the gospel through the biblical message of the Grand Canyon and other spectacular locations to all who will listen.

Ruling year info

2002

Executive Director

Nate Loper

Director of Operations

Adam Huff

Main address

PO Box 307

Flagstaff, AZ 86001 USA

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EIN

86-1027957

NTEE code info

Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C. (X99)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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We provide educational tours and adventures in the outdoors, providing people with a deeper understanding of the Bible in relation to natural sciences and history.

Our programs

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

Daily Tours

Daily tours in the Grand Canyon National Park from a biblical creation perspective. Tours run every day except Sundays and include vehicle-based rim tours, walking tours, hiking tours, and tours that cover Grand Canyon and other national parks nearby.

Population(s) Served
Religious groups
Families
Researchers
Students

Multi-day Grand Canyon river trips on the Colorado River.

Population(s) Served

Backpacking trips in the Grand Canyon and Utah.

Population(s) Served

Speaking engagements nationwide, focusing on biblical teaching related to science and history.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Daily Tours

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Daily Tour Guests at the Grand Canyon

Goals & Strategy

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

Charting impact

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

Our organizational goals are:

1. To increase the number of guests we serve through our various tour and adventure programs.
2. To increase the number of speaking engagements we conduct nationwide.
3. To invest our time and efforts to being a resource for other ministries.

Strategies include marketing our creation tours to the general public and increasing awareness of the aspects of our organization to those who may desire to connect with us.

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Canyon Ministries

Board of directors
as of 01/26/2024
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Board chair

Dr. William Barrick

Canyon Ministries

Tom Vail

John Kelley

Kym Varner

Gary McCaleb

Clay Miller

Bill Barrick

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes