DiscipleMakers, Inc.


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... teaching them to obey.." (Matthew 28:19,20) on college campuses, through Biblically based training in evangelism and discipleship.

Contact information

Mailing address:
P. O. Box 74
State College, PA 16804-0074

Website: www.dm.org

Phone: (814) 234-7975

Email: info@dm.org

Organization details

EIN: 251411175

CEO/President: Mr. William H. Dripps

Chairman: Bob Kulogowski

Board size: 6

Founder: Bill Dripps

Year founded: 1981

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1997


DiscipleMakers is:

  • A Christian Mission DiscipleMakers staff and students co-labor in ministry with area churches to disciple men and women towards fulness of Christian maturity in their personal walk with the Lord and in their response to Christ and the Great Commission. Drawing on the strengths of scripture, the work of the Holy Spirit, and our heritage of faith, we seek to train and equip the next generation of Christian leaders for effective service.

  • A Campus Outreach Colleges and Universities are strategic places to recruit and train laborers for Christ. College students are at a critical time in their life journey as they make major life choices. DiscipleMakers seeks to take advantage of this unique opportunity to provide both the vision and the training for a life of productive Christian ministry. Weekly large group meetings enable students to enjoy fellowship and solid Bible teaching.

  • A Mentoring Program DiscipleMakers is a relational ministry. Leaders seek to build stable, long term friendships with a relatively small number of men and women. These one-to-one relationships provide chances for the modeling of Christlike character, the development of a value system that places God's kingdom first in every area, and the demonstration of a lifesytle of discipleship.

  • A Small-Group Support System Jesus devoted a significant portion of His ministry to "the twelve", His small group of Disciples. In the same way, DiscipleMakers uses small-group Bible studies and informal meetings to build trust, accountability and a deeper understanding of Biblical truths.

  • A Training Ground for International Evangelism Jesus told his followers to take the gospel to all nations. That commission is acted out each day in the lives of DiscipleMakers past and present. DiscipleMakers alumni are ministering around the world, as well as in churches and ministries in this country. Colleges and universities bring together students and faculty from around the world. In this multicultural environment, a visible and personal witness for Jesus Christ can touch lives all over the globe! Weekend conferences and week long camps provide students with intensive training in how to live for the Lord and effectively share their faith.

  • 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.
    • 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.
    • used us in unique ways because we:
    • participate in, consult with and serve churches
    • will to go to smaller colleges.

    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.

    Financial efficiency ratings

    Sector: Evangelism

    CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
    Overall efficiency rating171 of 42917 of 34
    Fund acquisition rating294 of 42927 of 34
    Resource allocation rating230 of 42918 of 34
    Asset utilization rating60 of 4297 of 34

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    Balance sheet
    Receivables, inventories, prepaids$87,098$178,155$57,838$51,984$76,331
    Short-term investments$997$1,331$1,476$1,989$3,290
    Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
    Total current assets$507,215$285,731$322,428$496,796$436,703
    Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
    Fixed assets$1,571,893$1,629,398$1,661,192$895,164$822,798
    Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
    Total long-term assets$1,571,893$1,629,398$1,661,192$895,164$822,798
    Total assets$2,079,108$1,915,129$1,983,620$1,391,960$1,259,501
    Payables and accrued expenses$26,054$28,012$44,311$18,007$134,296
    Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
    Total current liabilities$26,054$28,012$44,311$18,007$134,296
    Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
    Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
    Total long-term liabilities$266,865$286,780$469,735$49,300$0
    Total liabilities$292,919$314,792$514,046$67,307$134,296
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    Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
    Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
    Net assets$1,786,189$1,600,337$1,469,574$1,324,653$1,125,205
    Revenues and expenses
    Total contributions$4,882,372$4,461,222$3,913,760$3,236,250$2,829,656
    Program service revenue$135,345$163,051$144,750$126,003$110,652
    Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
    Investment income$383$593$514$1,167$423
    Other revenue$615$7,175$1,530$432$280
    Total other revenue$136,343$170,819$146,794$127,602$111,355
    Total revenue$5,018,715$4,632,041$4,060,554$3,363,852$2,941,011
    Program services$3,930,025$3,761,528$3,233,039$2,619,065$2,225,663
    Management and general$438,496$348,868$355,180$275,006$264,171
    Total expenses$4,832,863$4,501,278$3,915,633$3,164,404$2,708,233
    Change in net assets20182017201620152014
    Surplus (deficit)$185,852$130,763$144,921$199,448$232,778
    Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
    Total change in net assets$185,852$130,763$144,921$199,448$232,778

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    DiscipleMakers was founded in 1981 at Penn State University by Bill Dripps. God has greatly blessed the organization's work, and they now have ministries at campuses throughout Pennsylvania.

    1992: DiscipleMakers grows to eight staff. 1993: Six more staff join our team. 2000: Fourteen staff come aboard, our largest group yet! Capital Campaign launched. 2001: DiscpleMakers, Inc. 20th anniversary. Forty staff are serving students at nine campuses!

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