DiscipleMakers, Inc.

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DiscipleMakers is a Christian campus ministry based in Pennsylvania. Our goal is to raise up the next generation of leaders for the Church by training college students in Bible study, gospel-driven discipleship, and evangelism.

Contact information

Mailing address:
365 Science Park Road
State College, PA 16803-2215

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: 7

Founder: Bill and Bonnie Dripps

Year founded: 1981

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1997


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

Exploring the Bible - Through the Bible we learn about the beauty of God's character, the life-changing power of His promises, the freedom of forgiveness, and the adventure of living in relationship with Him. We exist to assist people interested in learning more about the essence of Christianity, which is not found in morality or philosophy but in the story of the historical person, Jesus Christ.

Engaging The Campus - We love college students and desire to make a visible difference in the quality of student life. We seek to find ways to serve and improve the campus community. We also provide Investigative Bible Discussions for anyone interested in learning more about Jesus Christ. We welcome the questions, objections, and struggles of people honestly searching for the truth. We are committed to responding with honesty and compassion rather than hostility and condescension. Skeptics, seekers, and the curious are all welcome.

Experiencing Redemptive Relationships - If you are looking for the perfect group to get involved with on campus, don't come to us! But if you want to experience how the gospel of Jesus Christ can heal relationships, spur people toward authentic community, provide ample opportunities to practice forgiveness, and restore broken people, then we are the group for you. Our desire is to be a people increasingly characterized by love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Captivating The Heart - Everyone is captivated by something, whether it is approval, success, or intimacy. We believe those various captivations will leave us restless until the one we were made for-God-captivates us. We were designed to find our fulfillment, rest, meaning, and value in the person of God himself. Christianity is about a paradigm shift to a new central captivation with the beauty of Jesus Christ.

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.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating436 of 94019 of 46
Fund acquisition rating621 of 94230 of 46
Resource allocation rating444 of 94220 of 46
Asset utilization rating294 of 94012 of 46

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$103,728$87,142$87,098$178,155$57,838
Short-term investments$794$918$997$1,331$1,476
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,588,758$641,022$507,215$285,731$322,428
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,472,273$1,516,411$1,571,893$1,629,398$1,661,192
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,472,273$1,516,411$1,571,893$1,629,398$1,661,192
Total assets$3,061,031$2,157,433$2,079,108$1,915,129$1,983,620
Payables and accrued expenses$48,951$40,248$26,054$28,012$44,311
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$48,951$40,248$26,054$28,012$44,311
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$746,170$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$896,958$175,359$266,865$286,780$469,735
Total liabilities$945,909$215,607$292,919$314,792$514,046
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$2,115,123$1,941,826$1,786,189$1,600,337$1,469,574
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$2,115,122$1,941,826$1,786,189$1,600,337$1,469,574
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,783,219$4,797,509$4,882,372$4,461,222$3,913,760
Program service revenue$78,871$143,709$135,345$163,051$144,750
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,494$1,140$383$593$514
Other revenue$352$2,460$615$7,175$1,530
Total other revenue$80,717$147,309$136,343$170,819$146,794
Total revenue$4,863,936$4,944,818$5,018,715$4,632,041$4,060,554
Program services$3,879,469$4,032,861$3,930,025$3,761,528$3,233,039
Management and general$472,112$417,770$438,496$348,868$355,180
Total expenses$4,690,640$4,789,181$4,832,863$4,501,278$3,915,633
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$173,296$155,637$185,852$130,763$144,921
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$173,296$155,637$185,852$130,763$144,921


Benjamin HagerupChief Operat$87,222
Peter Krol PresidentPresident$84,470
Thomas HallmanChief Devel$77,008
Jeffrey ScottChief Finan$72,724
William DrippsPresident Em$55,608

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 5/25/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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

Program accomplishments


Please join us in praying that God will raise up laborers for the harvest field on campus so that by 2025 we will see Him sending out disciple-making students from 25 campuses.