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 rating729 of 110294 of 144
Fund acquisition rating773 of 1103101 of 144
Resource allocation rating603 of 110385 of 144
Asset utilization rating573 of 110267 of 144

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$292,822$366,428$97,305$118,404$258,493
Short-term investments$1,187,315$801,197$490,547$631,250$566,734
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,165,118$4,124,245$1,625,056$1,397,657$1,593,578
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$315,517$205,173$34,665$29,553$31,288
Other long-term assets$799$799$55,243$28,359$21,792
Total long-term assets$316,316$205,972$89,908$57,912$53,080
Total assets$4,481,434$4,330,217$1,714,964$1,455,569$1,646,658
Payables and accrued expenses$381,075$367,190$275,011$236,216$213,190
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$381,075$367,190$275,011$236,216$213,190
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$381,075$367,190$275,011$236,216$213,190
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$3,889,437$3,660,609$1,097,968$802,337$1,040,983
With donor restrictions$210,922$302,418$341,985$417,016$392,485
Net assets$4,100,359$3,963,027$1,439,953$1,219,353$1,433,468
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$6,375,043$7,239,839$5,455,761$5,116,400$5,635,327
Program service revenue$9,653$900$4,698$6,931$6,861
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$46,339$28,499($43,022)$17,652$8,005
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$55,992$29,399($38,324)$24,583$14,866
Total revenue$6,431,035$7,269,238$5,417,437$5,140,983$5,650,193
Program services$5,036,292$3,914,958$4,242,459$4,370,639$4,157,004
Management and general$536,072$453,533$491,374$489,518$373,242
Total expenses$6,088,910$4,814,566$5,198,938$5,371,465$5,029,083
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$342,125$2,454,672$218,499($230,482)$621,110
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$342,125$2,454,672$218,499($230,482)$621,110


Galen BurkholderExecutive Di$91,939
Howard RichCFO$80,367

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

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