BEE World

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BEE's Vision....

"To see a global network of indigenous Church-based Training Centers preparing God's servants to shepherd a growing, church planting movement in restricted-access countries."

Contact information

Mailing address:
990 Pinon Ranch View, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80907-0907


Phone: (719) 488-5837


Organization details

EIN: 742752161

CEO/President: Mr. David Semmelbeck

Chairman: Mr. James Bobo

Board size: 11


Year founded: 1995

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2000


    BEE World is:

  • Committed to Training Leaders in Restricted-access Countries: In numerous countries in the world the Church is denied the opportunity to train present and future leaders. BEE's commitment is to provide the training they need.

  • Committed to Church-based Training: Training takes place in the context of the local church while each student maintains their ministry in their local church.

  • Committed to Extension Education: BEE takes the training to the student. Students do not need to leave their family, local church or natural sphere of influence.

  • Committed to Training All Needed Church Leaders: BEE seeks to equip pastors, evangelists, teachers, church planters, deacons and elders.

  • Committed to Networking: BEE realizes that they can not meet all the needs in restricted-access countries alone and actively seek to network with other missions and existing ministries.

  • Committed to Indigenization: BEE assists the national in directing, funding and staffing their own training, now and for the future.

  • Committed to Multiplication: BEE encourages their students to mulitiply themselves by teaching others as soon as they have completed the first two courses, utilizing a curriculum that they can easily transfer to others (II Timothy 2:2).

Mission statement

BEE World uses the following to express it mission:

The purpose of BEE World is to assist the Church, primarily in closed countries, in the establishment of continuing, indigenious Church-based Training Centers in which servant leaders are equipped to develop growing and reproducing churches.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating630 of 81733 of 48
Fund acquisition rating666 of 81737 of 48
Resource allocation rating633 of 81736 of 48
Asset utilization rating338 of 81720 of 48

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$54,367$24,711$52,995$43,033$44,464
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$30,015$49,236$69,122$89,556$111,309
Total current assets$1,223,840$1,070,418$667,937$681,110$633,476
Long-term investments$189,641$162,864$182,843$168,225$165,116
Fixed assets$885,073$927,233$1,027,548$1,133,000$1,239,729
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,074,714$1,090,097$1,210,391$1,301,225$1,404,845
Total assets$2,298,554$2,160,515$1,878,328$1,982,335$2,038,321
Payables and accrued expenses$50,032$47,200$47,003$39,087$104,956
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$168,225$575,116
Total current liabilities$50,032$47,200$47,003$207,312$680,072
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$189,641$162,864$182,843$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$189,641$162,864$542,843$410,000$0
Total liabilities$239,673$210,064$589,846$617,312$680,072
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$1,543,772$1,415,998$1,171,781$1,079,794$1,097,056
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$2,058,881$1,950,451$1,288,482$1,365,023$1,358,249
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Total contributions$3,876,040$4,391,288$3,774,623$3,924,201$4,030,855
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$19,885$6,212$2,710$170$1,141
Other revenue$134,611$33,027$14,532$9,557$9,721
Total other revenue$154,496$39,239$17,242$9,727$10,862
Total revenue$4,030,536$4,430,527$3,791,865$3,933,928$4,041,717
Program services$3,050,207$2,895,403$2,905,305$3,043,797$3,126,485
Management and general$518,428$553,521$604,395$555,260$455,005
Total expenses$3,922,106$3,768,558$3,868,406$3,927,154$3,955,465
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$108,430$661,969($76,541)$6,774$86,252
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$108,430$661,969($76,541)$6,774$86,252


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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 7/17/2020. To update the information below, please email:


Program accomplishments

    BEE World's Core Curriculum includes the following:

  • Galatians and Romans
  • Evangelism and Discipleship
  • New Testament Survey
  • Old Testament Survey
  • How to Study the Bible
  • Christian Family
  • Communicating God's Word
  • Church Dynamics I & II
  • Hebrews
  • Christian Life
  • Apologetics
  • Christian Marriage
  • Survey of Doctrine I & II