Global Disciples

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As Global Disciples we believe that every person should have an opportunity to choose and follow Jesus Christ. That is why we exist. The sobering reality is that more than 2 billion people in the world have never had this opportunity. Global Disciples equips disciples to plant churches among their unreached neighbors. We know the Gospel travels best through the local church, that is why we invest in discipleship, leadership, and small business development training. We desire to sustainably reach the least-reached through the local Church!

Contact information

Mailing address:
Global Disciples
315 West James Street
Suite 202
Lancaster , PA 17603


Phone: 717-290-7550

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 232854114

CEO/President: Galen Burkholder

Chairman: Nelson Longnecker

Board size: 14


Ruling year: 1997

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2006


Our vision is to see every person have an opportunity to choose and follow Jesus Christ.

Our prayer is that disciples of Jesus Christ, from many nations and vocations, will embrace this vision and do their part.

Our central focus is to equip leaders selected by their churches to multiply Christ-like disciples, who multiply churches among least-reached people.

Our philosophy is that local expressions of the Body of Christ in close proximity to least-reached people are best able to reach them-and we all can help.

Mission statement

Our mission is to make it possible for clusters of churches to multiply Christ-like disciples and locally-sustainable fellowships among least-reached people.

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Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating602 of 107775 of 140
Fund acquisition rating860 of 1078107 of 140
Resource allocation rating739 of 107891 of 140
Asset utilization rating123 of 107721 of 140

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$97,305$118,404$258,493$151,746$169,509
Short-term investments$490,547$631,250$566,734$157,433$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,625,056$1,397,657$1,593,578$918,215$754,533
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$34,665$29,553$31,288$43,450$66,436
Other long-term assets$55,243$28,359$21,792$74,190$73,348
Total long-term assets$89,908$57,912$53,080$117,640$139,784
Total assets$1,714,964$1,455,569$1,646,658$1,035,855$894,317
Payables and accrued expenses$275,011$236,216$213,190$220,727$134,982
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$275,011$236,216$213,190$220,727$134,982
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$275,011$236,216$213,190$220,727$134,982
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$1,097,968$802,337$1,040,983$625,848$675,871
With donor restrictions$341,985$417,016$392,485$189,280$83,464
Net assets$1,439,953$1,219,353$1,433,468$815,128$759,335
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,455,761$5,116,400$5,635,327$4,305,461$3,842,518
Program service revenue$4,698$6,931$6,861$3,910$2,506
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($43,022)$17,652$8,005$240$222
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue($38,324)$24,583$14,866$4,150$2,728
Total revenue$5,417,437$5,140,983$5,650,193$4,309,611$3,845,246
Program services$4,242,459$4,370,639$4,157,004$3,513,029$3,008,245
Management and general$491,374$489,518$373,242$409,861$327,517
Total expenses$5,198,938$5,371,465$5,029,083$4,255,315$3,707,943
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$218,499($230,482)$621,110$54,296$137,303
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$218,499($230,482)$621,110$54,296$137,303


Galen BurkholderExecutive Di$88,002
Howard RichCFO$77,148

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/3/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


It was November 1995. Leaders from several discipleship and mission training programs had gathered for a day of prayer and fasting. They were drawn together by a common mission . . . a common desire: to ponder how to respond to churches worldwide asking for discipleship-mission training for young leaders in their nations.

The Holy Spirit moved the leaders to confession, brokenness, and prayer. They began to see how the barriers separating their ministries had fostered competition and pride . . . not collaboration and Global Disciples was born.

Initially, Global Disciples offered Global Disciple Training (GDT). Then training was added in small business development and leadership development. Today, Global Disciples partners with over 1,600 groups of churches. We are present in 62 countries, equipping people in their own cultural context to send out near-culture mission workers to reach the least-reached, multiply believers and plant locally-sustainable fellowships and churches.

Program accomplishments

2022: A year in action

11,145 Disciple-Makers Trained
48,993 New Believers in Fellowships
2,051 New Churches Planted
65 Countries Impacted