DiscipleMakers, Inc.

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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


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.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating322 of 85718 of 47
Fund acquisition rating507 of 85730 of 47
Resource allocation rating500 of 85717 of 47
Asset utilization rating112 of 8579 of 47

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Balance sheet
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
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
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
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
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
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
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


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 2/19/2020. 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

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