DiscipleMakers, Inc.

Summary

DiscipleMakers ("DM") is a Pennsylvania-based Christian mission organization ministering to college campuses. The organization's motto is "Reaching the Campus ... Reaching the World." DM seeks to fulfill Jesus Christ's command to "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:19) on college campuses, through Biblically-based training in evangelism and discipleship.


Contact information

Mailing address:
365 Science Park Road
State College, PA 16803

Website: www.dm.org

Phone: (814) 234-7975

Email: info@dm.org


Organization details

EIN: 251411175

CEO/President: Peter Krol

Chairman: Andy Ware

Board size: 5

Founder: Bill Dripps

Year founded: 1981

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1997


Purpose

DiscipleMakers' purpose is to live out Jesus' parting words, "Go and make disciples" (Matt. 28:19). We send our staff to college campuses not only because the campus needs to experience the life-changing good news of Jesus Christ, but also because college students are strategically positioned to make a big impact in the world and in the next generation for Christ.


Mission statement

DiscipleMakers uses the following to express its mission:

We believe Christ has:

  • called us to make disciples of all nations.
  • strategically prepared college students to respond to that call.
  • used us in unique ways because we:
    - participate in, consult with and serve churches
    - will to go to smaller colleges.
  • given us effective methods to accomplish His call:
    - Bible study that transforms character and worldview.
    - Leadership development and discipling.
    - Culturally relevant evangelism.
    - Life giving, encouraging fellowship.
    - Fervent prayer and moving worship.

Statement of faith

DiscipleMakers uses the follow to express its Statement of Faith:

In one true God, existing eternally as one God in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

That the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, is the unique, inerrant, inspired Word of God, and is the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

In the sovereignty and active rule of God in creation, history, revelation, redemption, and final judgment.

That man was created by God in His image, but that since Adam's sin, all men are sinful and subject to God's wrath and condemnation.

That Jesus is the only begotten Son of God, fully human and fully divine, eternally existing as God, yet born in time of a virgin, and that He lived a sinless and perfect life.

In the historic death of Jesus as the full and only atonement for our sins, in His bodily resurrection from the dead, and in His ascension to the right hand of the Father.

That men are justified only by the grace of God through faith alone, only on the basis of the death of Christ.

That those justified are also sanctified, only by the grace of God, through faith alone.

That the Holy Spirit is present and effective in applying the work of Christ to believers in regenerating and sanctifying them.

In one invisible, universal church, the Body of Christ, to which all true believers belong, and in particular Churches governed by officers with the authority to rule in matters of belief and discipline.

In the visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ in glory.

In the resurrection of the redeemed to the enjoyment of God forever in His presence, and the resurrection of the unredeemed to judgment and everlasting punishment in hell.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating183 of 66014 of 39
Fund acquisition rating389 of 66226 of 39
Resource allocation rating300 of 66215 of 39
Asset utilization rating73 of 6607 of 39

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%7%10%9%8%8%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%7%9%8%8%8%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
96%97%97%96%96%96%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%7%10%9%8%9%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
4%3%3%4%4%4%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%84%81%84%83%83%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
94%97%96%97%96%94%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
79%82%78%81%80%78%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
6%3%4%3%4%6%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
7%8%10%8%10%15%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%9%9%8%9%9%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.192.222.322.351.972.27
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.973.374.106.706.152.80
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.327.479.5315.7512.146.37
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
7.2515.9319.4710.207.2827.59
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.130.060.050.100.140.04
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.101.511.190.690.851.82
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%10%14%16%26%5%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%8%13%15%24%4%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
67%41%37%36%38%42%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$552,962$419,120$106,245$263,114$442,823
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$87,142$87,098$178,155$57,838$51,984
Short-term investments$918$997$1,331$1,476$1,989
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$641,022$507,215$285,731$322,428$496,796
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,516,411$1,571,893$1,629,398$1,661,192$895,164
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,516,411$1,571,893$1,629,398$1,661,192$895,164
Total assets$2,157,433$2,079,108$1,915,129$1,983,620$1,391,960
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$40,248$26,054$28,012$44,311$18,007
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$40,248$26,054$28,012$44,311$18,007
Debt$175,359$266,865$286,780$469,735$49,300
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$175,359$266,865$286,780$469,735$49,300
Total liabilities$215,607$292,919$314,792$514,046$67,307
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$1,941,826$1,786,189$1,600,337$1,469,574$1,324,653
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,941,826$1,786,189$1,600,337$1,469,574$1,324,653
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$4,797,509$4,882,372$4,461,222$3,913,760$3,236,250
Program service revenue$143,709$135,345$163,051$144,750$126,003
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,140$383$593$514$1,167
Other revenue$2,460$615$7,175$1,530$432
Total other revenue$147,309$136,343$170,819$146,794$127,602
Total revenue$4,944,818$5,018,715$4,632,041$4,060,554$3,363,852
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$4,032,861$3,930,025$3,761,528$3,233,039$2,619,065
Management and general$417,770$438,496$348,868$355,180$275,006
Fundraising$338,550$464,342$390,882$327,414$270,333
Total expenses$4,789,181$4,832,863$4,501,278$3,915,633$3,164,404
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$155,637$185,852$130,763$144,921$199,448
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$155,637$185,852$130,763$144,921$199,448

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History

When Bill and Bonnie Dripps formed DiscipleMakers in 1981, all they intended was to provide some structure for their own part-time ministry to students at Penn State University. They didn't know what God would do, but they did know that they had an opportunity to invest their time in making disciples of Christ among college students. The Lord has multiplied their efforts many times over, and today there are over 1,000 students involved in DiscipleMakers fellowships on more than fourteen campuses. Highlights along the way: 1981: DiscipleMakers incorporated as a non-profit organization 1993: Bill Dripps quits his day job to serve on campus full time 1990s: Several more campus missionaries join, beginning DM's expansion beyond Penn State 2000: DiscipleMakers has fourteen new staff come aboard, our largest yet! 2015: Serving on 11 campuses at the time, DM sets a goal to reach 25 campuses with disciple-making staff by 2025 2018: DiscipleMakers has 14 campus fellowships that are well-established and several more in earlier stages, with over 1,000 students involved in all


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