2018 RIDE NATURE
ANNUAL REPORT

 
 
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Dear Friends, Family, and Ministry Partners,

          On behalf of all of our staff, interns, volunteers, and those that are a part of Ride Nature, we want to thank you for standing beside us and our efforts to see youth globally reached, impacted, and discipled through the name of Jesus. Your support is allowing us to invest into the lives of youth through outreach, evangelism, and discipleship efforts using skateboarding, wakeboarding, and surfing as a tool to do so. Through weekly outreaches at 4 skateparks and 1 cablepark here in SWFL, we are specifically focused on reaching out to troubled teens and underprivileged/single parent youth. While we are working full-time to make an impact in our local community we have also partnered with leaders all around the world. In 2018 we sent out a total of 16 teams to 14 different countries to bring materials, encouragement, and support to leaders all around the world, allowing them to pour into their local communities as we pour into ours as well. Since 2010 we have led 69 international trips to 27 different countries, we have helped build 3 international skateparks, and have given a way nearly 2,000 boards to children and leaders around the world. 
          
        We are extremely honored and blessed to have your support, Attached you'll find some of our financials from this past year. We pride ourselves in being able to accomplish much on a little and are thankful for the ways the Lord is glorifying Himself through our weaknesses. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns and we look forward to hopefully partnering with you in 2019 and the years to come. 

All for HIS glory,

 
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Mark Koch
Executive Director

 
 

MINISTRY REFERENCES

GOD HAS ALWAYS CALLED US TO SHARE WITH THOSE THAT HAVEN’T HEARD HIS NAME, INCLUDING OUR NEIGHBORS. THE RIDE NATURE TEAM IS FULL OF EXTREME SPORTS ENTHUSIAST AND THEY REACH OUT, LOVE ON, AND SHARE JESUS' AMAZING LOVE WITH EVERYONE THEY ENGAGE WITH, BOTH IN OUR CITY AND THE NATIONS! THEY ARE COMMITTED TO REACHING THEIR PEOPLE GROUP WELL.

- DAN OBERSKI (OWNER - TRINITY COMMERCIAL GROUP)

"RIDE NATURE IS A MINISTRY THAT TRULY LIVES OUT THEIR MISSION AND VISION. THROUGH BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS, THEY SHARE THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS WITH NUMEROUS PEOPLE THAT NATURALLY WOULD NOT CONSIDER STEPPING INSIDE A CHURCH. THROUGH DISCIPLESHIP, THEY PLUG THEM INTO DISCIPLE-MAKING RELATIONSHIPS IN THEIR MINISTRY AS WELL AS LOCAL CHURCHES. OUR CHURCH IS HONORED TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF RIDE NATURE AND ASK THAT EVERY CHURCH IN SWFL CONSIDER COMING BEHIND THEM WITH PEOPLE, PRAYER, AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT."

- Bill Veccio (Pastor - Fort Myers Community Church)

"AT SUMMIT, WE LOOK TO BUILD STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS WITH DISCIPLE-MAKING MINISTRIES THAT SHARE OUR DESIRE TO REPRESENT THE GOSPEL TO EVERY MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD. RIDE NATURE IS THAT TYPE OF MINISTRY. THEY UTILIZE THEIR UNIQUE APPROACH TO SHARE JESUS AND MAKE DISCIPLES NOT ONLY HERE IN SWFL, BUT AROUND THE WORLD! WE LOVE OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THIS GOSPEL-CENTERED MINISTRY!"

- SUMMIT CHURCH LEADERSHIP

 

LOCAL IMPACT IN SWFL

 
 

The end goal of Ride Nature is to be a ministry that bridges the gap between the youth and the local churches both in our community and around the world. By reaching out the skaters, surfers, wakeboarders, and skimboarders right in our own backyard we can bring the church and the Gospel directly to the need in way that is relevant and effective, yet at the same time Biblically based. It is our desire to utilize our local efforts as a template and model to be able to train, teach, and equip leaders globally to do the same in their local communities.

In Southwest Florida, where our ministry is headquartered out of, there are approx. 70,000 youth between the ages of 13-18. Only 10% of these youth are currently involved in a local church. Within a 30/40 mile radius of our headquarters there are 6 skateparks! There is a huge wakeboard and skim population population in SWFL as well. 15 minutes from our offices you’ll find one of the  best cableparks in Florida - “Revolution Cable Park” where we do an outreach and Bible study the 2nd Saturday of every month.

 

138

SKATE CHURCH BIBLE STUDIES HOSTED

12

WAKE CHURCH EVENTS

 

18

SKATE CONTESTS/EVENTS HOSTED

8

WAKE CONTESTS/EVENTS HOSTED

 

52

HOMELESS BREAKFASTS SERVED

24

CHURCHES/SCHOOLS SHARED AT

 
 
 

FINANCIAL BREAKDOWN

 

2018 FINANCIAL REPORT

$243,857 RAISED

These funds fully supported our staff, interns, and all local and international outreach. We want to thank everyone who helped us to reach this amount and accomplish everything listed below.

 

INCOMING FINANCES

ONE TIME/REGULAR GIVING: $197,551.02

HOUSE OF RIDE NATURE SALES
: $46,306.00

TOTAL INCOMING REVENUE IN 2018
: $243,857.02

OUTGOING FINANCES

STAFF PAYROLL: $101,041.44

GENERAL BUDGET
: $107,752.32
THIS INCLUDES ALL LOCAL/INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH AS WELL AS OVERHEAD COST TO RUN THE HOUSE OF RIDE NATURE

TO THE ENDS FILM PROJECT: $22,281.02

15 PASSENGER VAN
: $9,500

TOTAL OUTGOING EXPENSES IN 2018: $240,574.78

2019 FINANCIAL GOAL

SKATE CHURCH MOVEMENT: $25,000
- PRODUCE SHORT FILM, 52 WEEK DEVOTIONAL, AND PROMOTE IT TO CHURCHES NATIONWIDE. 

TO THE ENDS FILM: $10,000
- FINISH THIS PROJECT, FINAL DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS, MARKETING EXPENSES, ETC. 

INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS DEVELOPMENT: $20,000
- GATHERING OF INTERNATIONAL MISSION PARTNERS FOR A WEEK LONG CONFERENCE/TRAINING

MEN'S STAFF/INTERN HOUSE: $20,000
- MOVING THE GUYS FROM THE HOUSE OF RIDE NATURE INTO THEIR OWN HOUSE SO THAT WE CAN EXPAND OFFICE SPACE.

TOTAL BUDGET FOR 2019: $307,500.00

 
 
 
 
 
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DAVAO CITY, PHILIPPINES - FEBRUARY 2018

THANK YOU.

We are continued to be encouraged by the faithfulness of the Lord to provide financially as He calls. While the organization continues to grow and expand, the financial needs have continued to grow as well. Like most growing pains, it hasn't always made us comfortable, but has increased our faith and trust in Him alone. 

We are extremely honored and blessed to have your support and want to thank you for the consideration of giving once again in 2019. We hope that you have recognized the fruit and potential that exists within the work that we are leading. 

Your support is making this all possible. May the Lord richly bless your generosity! God bless and much love from our organization to yours!

TO THE ENDS,

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Mark Koch
Executive Director

 
 
 
 

SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS IN 2019

 
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