Global Disciples

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Global Disciples helps the church fulfill this mission among unreached people groups.

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


To see that every person has an opportunity to choose and follow Jesus Christ.

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.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating513 of 111063 of 146
Fund acquisition rating798 of 1111104 of 146
Resource allocation rating516 of 111167 of 146
Asset utilization rating287 of 111038 of 146

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$462,506$292,822$366,428$97,305$118,404
Short-term investments$1,156,742$1,187,315$801,197$490,547$631,250
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,281,600$4,165,118$4,124,245$1,625,056$1,397,657
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$274,073$315,517$205,173$34,665$29,553
Other long-term assets$59,782$799$799$55,243$28,359
Total long-term assets$333,855$316,316$205,972$89,908$57,912
Total assets$3,615,455$4,481,434$4,330,217$1,714,964$1,455,569
Payables and accrued expenses$565,478$381,075$367,190$275,011$236,216
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$565,478$381,075$367,190$275,011$236,216
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$59,788$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$59,788$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$625,266$381,075$367,190$275,011$236,216
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$2,840,325$3,889,437$3,660,609$1,097,968$802,337
With donor restrictions$149,864$210,922$302,418$341,985$417,016
Net assets$2,990,189$4,100,359$3,963,027$1,439,953$1,219,353
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$6,889,607$6,375,043$7,239,839$5,455,761$5,116,400
Program service revenue$15,631$9,653$900$4,698$6,931
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$42,280$46,339$28,499($43,022)$17,652
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$57,911$55,992$29,399($38,324)$24,583
Total revenue$6,947,518$6,431,035$7,269,238$5,417,437$5,140,983
Program services$6,864,055$5,036,292$3,914,958$4,242,459$4,370,639
Management and general$654,694$536,072$453,533$491,374$489,518
Total expenses$8,086,091$6,088,910$4,814,566$5,198,938$5,371,465
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)($1,138,573)$342,125$2,454,672$218,499($230,482)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($1,138,573)$342,125$2,454,672$218,499($230,482)


Galen BurkholderExecutive Di$106,343
Howard RichCFO$83,632

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 9/1/2023. 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