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Worldwide Discipleship Association

Disciple building

three stars

83.72

P.O. Box 142437 Fayetteville, GA 30214
tel: (770) 460-1337   Web Site
EIN: 58-1211155

Board Leadership
Daniel Horne
Chairman

CEO
Robert D. Dukes
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.72 three stars
  Financial 76.99 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Organized in 1974 by Carl Wilson, Worldwide Discipleship Association (WDA) serves the Church worldwide by developing Christ-like character in people and equipping them to disciple others according to the pattern Jesus used to train His disciples. We envision a worldwide network of interconnected ministries committed to the ongoing process of Christ-like sanctification and renewal, and staffed by teams of leaders who are trained using a biblical pattern of discipleship. Realizing the strategic position held by universities as centers of influence in our culture, WDA initiated its ministry on college campuses. We continue to build disciples on college campuses, but also focus on developing other centers, partnerships, publications and resources that equip disciple builders, both in the US and overseas.

Organized in 1974 by Carl Wilson, Worldwide Discipleship Association (WDA) serves the Church worldwide by developing Christ-like character in people and equipping them to disciple others according to the pattern Jesus used to train His disciples. We envision a worldwide network of interconnected ministries committed to the ongoing process of Christ-like sanctification and renewal, and staffed by teams of leaders who are trained using a biblical pattern of discipleship. Realizing the strategic position held by universities as centers of influence in our culture, WDA initiated its ministry on college campuses. We continue to build disciples on college campuses, but also focus on developing other centers, partnerships, publications and resources that equip disciple builders, both in the US and overseas.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of people trained
13,596
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

76.99

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
78.2%
  Administrative Expenses 15.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.37
  Program Expenses Growth -0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Worldwide Discipleship Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Worldwide Discipleship Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Worldwide Discipleship Association (GA) 83.72 three stars
Word of Life Fellowship (NY) 95.57 four stars
Hillel of Greater Philadelphia (PA) 85.66 three stars
Interface Ministries (GA) 91.47 four stars
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA (WI) 89.63 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,200,208
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,200,208
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,200,208
   Other Revenue $16,733
TOTAL REVENUE $1,216,941
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,003,250
   Administrative Expenses $226,138
   Fundraising Expenses $80,423
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,309,811
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-92,870
   
Net Assets $488,299

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Domestic and International Funds $973,152 97.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 83.72 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 84.43 three stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 84.50 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 80.91 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 79.17 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 77.30 two stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 74.99 two stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 67.55 one star
2011-06 05/01/2012 64.42 one star
2010-06 09/20/2011 67.13 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 83.89 three stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 83.14 three stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 86.10 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 76.97 two stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 83.07 three stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 76.95 two stars
2003-06 03/01/2004 78.89 two stars
2002-06 07/31/2003 76.04 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 58-1211155
Name in IRS Master File WORLDWIDE DISCIPLESHIP ASSOCIATION INC
NTEE Code X21
NTEE Classification Protestant
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (7) Evangelism
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date November, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$27,909 2.13% Robert Dukes President
Other Salaries of Note
$66,709 5.09% David Parfitt COO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Worldwide Discipleship Association (GA) 83.72 three stars
Word of Life Fellowship (NY) 95.57 four stars
Military Community Youth Ministries (CO) 89.47 three stars
Coalition for Christian Outreach (PA) 93.42 four stars
Interfaith Youth Core (IL) 92.15 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Worldwide Discipleship Association
P.O. Box 142437
Fayetteville, GA 30214
tel: (770) 460-1337
fax: (770) 460-1339
EIN: 58-1211155

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Board Leadership

Daniel Horne
Chairman

CEO

Robert D. Dukes
President

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