Global Disciples

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Summary

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

Website: globaldisciples.org

Phone: 717-290-7550

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 232854114

CEO/President: Galen Burkholder

Chairman: Nelson Longnecker

Board size: 14

Founder:

Ruling year: 1997

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2006


Purpose

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.


Statement of faith

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Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating536 of 102458 of 126
Fund acquisition rating848 of 102794 of 126
Resource allocation rating649 of 102776 of 126
Asset utilization rating102 of 102416 of 126

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%9%10%9%8%10%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
4%9%10%9%8%10%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%101%100%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%9%10%10%8%10%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%-1%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%82%81%83%83%81%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
93%96%104%89%99%96%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
76%78%85%74%82%78%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
7%4%-4%11%1%4%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
11%15%-19%43%7%18%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%9%9%7%10%9%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.153.033.693.054.114.15
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.291.061.041.031.131.19
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.613.203.843.164.634.91
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
20.985.915.927.474.165.59
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.050.170.170.130.240.18
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.913.122.593.291.972.01
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%16%16%13%21%15%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
78%28%23%29%19%20%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$1,037,204$648,003$768,351$609,036$585,024
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
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
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
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
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
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
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
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
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
Fundraising$465,105$511,308$498,837$332,425$372,181
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

Compensation

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

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020


Response from ministry

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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]


History

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


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