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 176003

Website: globaldisciples.org

Phone: 717-290-7550

Email: socialmedia@globalidisciples.org


Organization details

EIN: 232854114

CEO/President: Galen Burkholder

Chairman: Marlin Thomas and Joseph Vijayam

Board size: 13

Founder:

Year founded: 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

Global Disciples serves to equip, connect and facilitate cooperation in the global Body of Christ among clusters of churches focused on reaching those least-reached with the Gospel. We assist in the development of locally-sustainable trainings in discipleship-mission, small business and leadership, which result in reproducing fellowships of believers. Together we hold these biblical commitments to:

Glorify God, the Creator and eternal Lord of the universe.

Exalt and proclaim the only Savior and risen Lord Jesus Christ, God's Son.

Rely on the Holy Spirit to teach, convict, comfort, and empower.

Accept the Bible as the divinely inspired, authoritative Word of God.

Demonstrate love in our relationships with those in the church, the Body of Christ.

Show love for those without Christ through lives of compassionate service, wholesome relationships, and a clear evangelistic witness.

Honor the sanctity of human life from conception to death, understanding we are created in the image of God, as male and female.

Live in sexual purity, whether single or in a marriage between a man and a woman.

Pray and work diligently to see the Gospel spread to all peoples in anticipation of the glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

As grateful recipients of God's grace, we always seek to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8). In each area of responsibility, we want to seek first God's kingdom and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33). Our theological understandings are consistent with the Lausanne Covenant and the Manila Manifesto.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating423 of 91351 of 105
Fund acquisition rating640 of 91575 of 105
Resource allocation rating547 of 91559 of 105
Asset utilization rating142 of 91321 of 105

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%9%10%9%8%10%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%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
83%82%81%83%83%81%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%96%104%89%99%96%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%78%85%74%82%78%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%4%-4%11%1%4%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
4%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
1.333.033.693.054.114.15
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
1.933.203.843.164.634.91
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
19.235.915.927.474.165.59
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)
5.583.122.593.291.972.01
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%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
67%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

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/8/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

In November 1995, leaders from several discipleship and mission training programs met for a day of prayer and fasting. Drawn together by a common mission, each also shared a common desire: to respond to the need expressed by clusters of churches worldwide to provide discipleship-mission training for their own young people.

As the Holy Spirit moved, these leaders began to see that the barriers separating them and their ministries from each other had fostered competition and pride instead of collaboration. Through confession, brokenness and prayer, God birthed Global Disciples and the initial training model now known as Global Disciple Training (GDT). Since then, Global Disciples has added training for trainers in small business development (SBD) and leadership development (LEAD).

Today, Global Disciples has grown to serve in partnership with over 928 church organizations, fellowships, or denominations in 46 countries, providing training which enables them to equip and send out their own mission workers to multiply Christ-like believers and plant new, locally-sustainable fellowships and churches. The global nature of our ministry is also reflected in the 26 nationalities represented in our facilitators, trainers, and support staff.


Program accomplishments

Global Disciples By the Numbers: Impact in One Year

17,658 disciple-makers trained

83,515 new believers in fellowships

3,507 new churches planted

Now training in 62 countries


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