WORLDWIDE DISCIPLESHIP ASSOCIATION INC

Disciple Like Christ

aka WDA   |   Fayetteville, GA   |  http://www.disciplebuilding.org

Mission

Worldwide Discipleship Association, Inc is at the forefront of providing resources, training, coaching, consulting and a proven process that delivers Christian maturity. For over 45 years, in more that 55 countries, 89 U.S. Cities and 8 college campuses WDA and been focused on one thing: Developing Christ-like character in people and equipping them to disciple others. Our Mission: WDA's mission is to serve the Church worldwide by developing Christlike character in people and equipping them to disciple others according to the pattern Jesus used to train his disciples.

Ruling year info

1974

President

Robert Dukes

Main address

PO Box 142437

Fayetteville, GA 30214 USA

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EIN

58-1211155

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Developing Christ-like leadership and a process that delivers Christ-like maturity.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Restorative Ministry

The Restorative Ministry is dedicated to helping churches and other ministries learn how to help people heal emotionally. We believe that a major roadblock to spiritual growth in individuals is unresolved emotional issues from their past. We also believe that the Church can and should be instrumental in helping people heal, but frequently doesn’t know how to help.

Population(s) Served
Adults

One on one disciple building

Population(s) Served
Adults

Faith formation and building foundations of the faith

Population(s) Served
Adults

Serving Christians who are preparing for ministry, serving as a young leader or serving as a mature leader

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 1982

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Young adults, Christians

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Every year, WDA trains local pastors & leaders around the world, equipping them to teach, train, mentor & disciple the people in their churches and communities, leading to exponential increase.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Young adults, Christians

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric denotes the Global Discipleship Impact of leaders trained. This is a conservative estimate of people that leaders figure they will teach, train, mentor during the year.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goals are to create a worldwide network of disciple builders. We strive to identify, train and equip people all over the world to disciple others and to teach them the process of disciple building.We achieve this goal by:
1. Creating Disciple building methods, philosophy and resources
2. We translate these materials into native language.
3. We travel around the world (55 countries and growing) to train leaders to use our materials and to equipped to build 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.

We Develop Biblical Teaching Materials delivered in the United States and Internationally through Training and Equipping Teams, Campus Staff, Church Consultants, Restorative Ministry Trainers.We publish in many languages and field a team of international trainers

Our latest measurements are for 2016. We trained 2,579 leaders around the world who in turn taught, mentored and trained 172,176 additional people

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We primarily serve Christian adults, church leaders, ministry leaders, community leaders, and church members across 31 countries.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    A seminar participant requested more interactive elements be incorporated in the seminar. We began to utilize more breakout group sessions to provide participants with an opportunity to interact with each other, share experiences and critical thinking, and grow together.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Asking for feedback helps those we serve feel included in our mission of building leaders into mature, equipped disciple makers.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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WORLDWIDE DISCIPLESHIP ASSOCIATION INC

Board of directors
as of 9/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Daniel Horne

Smith-Boley-Brown, Inc.

Term: 2014 -

Bob Dukes

Worldwide Discipleship Association

Dr. Mike Younker

S.A.V.E.S. Veterinary Clinics

Woody Johnson

Pizza Guys, LLC

Dr. Hugh Kirby

New Hope Baptist Church

David Parfitt

Worldwide Discipleship Association

C.J. Stanford

Merrill Lynch

DR. Joyce Webb

Keystone Counseling Center

Mike Wolf

Investor/Entrepreneur

Carroll Coakley

University of TN

Ross Greene

Greene Consultants

Dan Horne

Commercial Insurance

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/08/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/08/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.