BEE World


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. Al Bridges

Board size: 10


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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Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating253 of 42928 of 44
Fund acquisition rating295 of 42934 of 44
Resource allocation rating333 of 42936 of 44
Asset utilization rating104 of 42911 of 44

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$52,995$43,033$44,464$64,242$49,688
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$69,122$89,556$111,309$133,007$143,737
Total current assets$667,937$681,110$633,476$753,474$813,849
Long-term investments$182,843$168,225$165,116$168,739$169,698
Fixed assets$1,027,548$1,133,000$1,239,729$1,033,505$1,091,493
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,210,391$1,301,225$1,404,845$1,202,244$1,261,191
Total assets$1,878,328$1,982,335$2,038,321$1,955,718$2,075,040
Payables and accrued expenses$47,003$39,087$104,956$104,982$64,393
Other current liabilities$0$168,225$575,116$578,739$604,698
Total current liabilities$47,003$207,312$680,072$683,721$669,091
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$182,843$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$542,843$410,000$0$0$0
Total liabilities$589,846$617,312$680,072$683,721$669,091
Net assets20172016201520142013
Temporarily restricted$1,171,781$1,079,794$1,097,056$841,225$1,109,534
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,288,482$1,365,023$1,358,249$1,271,997$1,405,949
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,774,623$3,924,201$4,030,855$4,076,041$4,126,226
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$2,710$170$1,141$971$2,795
Other revenue$14,532$9,557$9,721$27,430$3,321
Total other revenue$17,242$9,727$10,862$28,401$6,116
Total revenue$3,791,865$3,933,928$4,041,717$4,104,442$4,132,342
Program services$2,905,305$3,043,797$3,126,485$3,485,223$3,571,406
Management and general$604,395$555,260$455,005$395,312$376,467
Total expenses$3,868,406$3,927,154$3,955,465$4,238,394$4,337,612
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)($76,541)$6,774$86,252($133,952)($205,270)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($76,541)$6,774$86,252($133,952)($205,270)

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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