Focus 2018 [Both Weeks]
May
6
to May 18

Focus 2018 [Both Weeks]

What better way to cap off the school year than spending a week in God's Word? Join up with other students from across Pennsylvania as we hear from amazing speakers each day and participate in training seminars that focus on different aspects of our lives as Christians. Why be anywhere else?

WEEK 1: May 6–11

Schools: East Stroudsburg, Penn State Altoona, Penn State University Park

WEEK 2: May 13–18

Schools: Albright, Bloomsburg, Bucknell, Cedar Crest, Dickinson, Gettysburg, Kutztown, Lafayette, Lebanon Valley, Muhlenberg, Shippensburg, Susquehanna

FOCUS IS ALREADY UNDERWAY AND REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.


FOCUS+

Focus+ is a special limited-registration add-on event for students who want to dive into a specially selected text. This year the teaching will present an overview of the book of Revelation. Focus+ is kept purposefully small; only 25 spots are available, so don't delay in registering if you'd like to attend.

This year Focus+ will take place between the two main Focus weeks. It will start at 4pm on Friday, May 11th and will conclude at 11am on Sunday, May 13th. Cost is $75.

 


When you register, you will receive an email containing important information about Focus 2018. If you do not receive this email, please email registrar@dm.org as soon as possible so we can get it to you!

 

PAYMENT

The cost of the conference is $249. This covers materials, housing and meals (Sunday dinner through Friday lunch).

To reserve your spot at the conference, you must make a payment of at least $20 at the time of registration using a credit or debit card. You can pay the remaining balance:

    • online during the registration period,

    • by sending a check or cash by mail,

    • by paying when you arrive at the conference.

If sending payment by mail, please make checks out to DiscipleMakers and write either “Focus Week 1" or “Focus Week 2" in the memo line. Please send payment before the registration deadline (Friday, April 27th for Week 1 and Friday, May 4th for Week 2). Mail your payment to: DiscipleMakers, 365 Science Park Rd, State College, PA 16803.

 

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your registration at any time by emailing registrar@dm.org. Whether you are eligible for a refund depends on when you cancel.

If you cancel before the registration deadline (April 27th at 9:00am for Week 1 or May 4th at 9:00am for Week 2):
You will be refunded the amount you paid when you registered.

If you cancel after the registration deadline but before 48 hours prior to the event (May 4th at 4:00pm for Week 1 or May 11th at 4:00pm for Week 2):
You will not be refunded your initial payment, but you will not have to pay any remaining balance.

If you cancel after 48 hours prior to the event OR you never cancel:
You will not be refunded your initial payment, and you will be responsible for paying any remaining balance.

 

WHAT TO BRING

A Bible and a notebook. We will be studying the Bible throughout the week, and you’ll want to take notes!

Recreational items such as frisbees, board games, etc.

Bedding, a pillow, and a towel for your room at the conference site.

 

ARRIVING AT THE CONFERENCE

Please plan to arrive at Doubling Gap between 4:00pm and 5:00pm for registration and unpacking. Registration will be located just inside the main entrance of the gym. Please check in and pick up your conference materials, which will inform you of your room assignment and other important information. It is expected that you will participate in the entire conference (Sunday afternoon through Friday lunch), and we know you will be glad you did!

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Women’s Conference 2018
Apr
6
to Apr 8

Women’s Conference 2018

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could take a break? A break from the nagging feeling that who we are isn’t good enough. From the good days that suddenly turn not so good. And from the friendships that don’t seem to be very friendly.

Let’s take a break together.

Come join women just like you from colleges across Pennsylvania to hear how we can be joyful, be thankful, and be united at the DiscipleMakers annual Women’s Conference.

 

Speakers

Workshops

I’m Better (or Worse) than You: How Comparisons Cultivate Complaining, Rob Us of Joy, and Destroy Unity

Maria Noyes

Have you ever found yourself looking at your friend and thinking “If only I could be like her I would feel so much better about myself”? Or maybe you’ve said to yourself “I am so much better than she is!”

If you can relate to either (or both) of these statements, this workshop is for you! 

This workshop will help you understand why comparisons are sinful, how comparisons damage our relationship with the Lord and others, and how the gospel helps us overcome even the most deep rooted comparisons we struggle with.

 

The Impact of a Life-giving Mother

Bonnie Dripps

Mothers have a profound and lasting impact on their children. In our culture, motherhood is devalued, children have become dispensable and counselors are working with the damaging consequences. This workshop will contrast this tragedy with God's beautiful vision and purpose for motherhood and his precious view of children. You will learn how the gift of motherhood actually teaches you about God himself, joins you with Christ in making disciples, and gives you the opportunity of having a historical and eternal impact. Because of Jesus, you can leave a profound legacy, even if you don't have physical children.

 

Obedience: The Path to True Joy

Megan Royes & Faith Thomas

“You can’t have your cake and eat it, too,” says the old adage. Many people feel this way about obedience and happiness—you either obey God’s law (and feel miserable), or you pursue personal happiness (and feel guilty). But must these two things—joy and law—be at odds? Do you really only get to pick one? The Bible actually says the opposite! True and lasting joy can only be found in our obedience to Christ. Join us as we discover the heart of God and the goal of His law—your joy depends on it!

 

What’s Love Got to Do with It? Living Out Gospel Unity

Sarah Evans & Becky Miller

We live in a world of diverse people. Understanding is hard and true unity is even harder. What hope do we have for bridging our differences? Join us as we look at what Scripture has to say about loving people who are different than us.

 

The Unity-Destroying Power of Anger

Carin Roberg

Anger is easy to see in other people. We’ve been hurt by it. But what about your own anger? What does it look like? Do you know how to recognize it? Is anger part of your personality that feels impossible to change? Let’s face it, anger has power to destroy unity. It cannot be ignored. But by God’s grace, there is a power at work that is greater than anger. Let’s confront our anger and hold fast to the One who has the power to change us. For His glory, for our good, and for the sake of unity.

 

Will I Be Single Forever? A Look at God’s Plan for Relationships

Heather Smartt & Tori Zbinden

So many of us come to college with the hope of finding the one. What do we do if that doesn’t happen? Or if we think we’ve found him, but it doesn’t work out? Are we doomed to a life of singleness? Can singleness even be a good thing?

 

Location

 

Registration

When you register, you should receive an email containing important information about the Women's Conference. If you do not receive this email, please email registrar@dm.org as soon as possible so we can get it to you!

PAYMENT

The cost of the conference is $125.

This covers materials, housing and meals (Friday snack through Sunday lunch). To reserve your spot at the conference, you must make a payment of at least $20 at the time of registration using a credit or debit card. You can pay the remaining balance:

  • online during the registration period,
  • by sending a check or cash by mail,
  • by paying when you arrive at the conference.

If sending payment by mail, please make checks payable to DiscipleMakers and write “Women's Conference" in the memo line. Please send your payment before the registration deadline (Friday, March 30th at 9:00pm). Mail your payment to the following address: DiscipleMakers, 365 Science Park Rd, State College, PA 16803

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Oct
20
to Oct 22

Fall Conference 2017

ALUMNI BANQUET - Registration is still open!

Was DiscipleMakers an integral part of your growth in Christ as a student? Would you like to learn more about how God is continuing His life-changing work on more campuses than ever before? Please join us for dinner on Saturday night, the 21st of October, for an alumni-only event in which we'll pull back the curtain on what's happening in the ministry and how you can help. Even if you can’t attend the full weekend, we’d love to have you join us for dinner and the main conference session to follow.

If you would like to attend this special event only then the cost is $45 per person. If you are attending the entire conference then the cost has already been included in your registration fee.

Join Us for a Weekend You Won't Forget!

DiscipleMakers' annual Fall Conference is the perfect place to take the next step in your walk with Jesus. There is something for everyone, whether you are checking out Christianity for the first time, have been a Christian for many years, or are an alum of our ministry.

We'll spend 5 sessions all together, worshiping the Lord and learning about the week of Jesus' death and resurrection. In addition, on Saturday you'll be able to choose from 16 different breakout sessions on a variety of topics, and engage with missions agencies working around the world through our Missions Fair. So join us for this year's conference, and a weekend that you won't forget!

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Main Sessions

During our main sessions we'll learn about the week of Jesus' death and resurrection through teaching from the Gospel of John.

The Arrest of Jesus: John 18:1–27
The Trial of Jesus: John 18:28–40
The Death of Jesus: John 19:1–30
The Resurrection of Jesus: John 20:1–18

Breakout Sessions

In addition to the main sessions, you will be able to attend 2 of the following 16 breakout sessions:

  1. Learning to Love the Local Church
  2. iPhone iDentity: Smart Phone Use in a Tech-Saturated Age
  3. Loneliness
  4. Busy or Fruitful: Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing
  5. From Genesis to Revelation: Discover Your Global Role in God’s Global Purpose
  6. Six Vital Things to Consider Before Marriage (Which You May Have Never Thought of & Perhaps Don't Want to Hear)
  7. Environmentalism—A Gospel Issue or Liberal Agenda?
  8. How to Stop Conflict Before it Happens: Cultivating Peace in a World of Drama
  9. The Glory of God in Ezekiel 16: Rescue, Betrayal, & Redemption
  10. The Heart of Change
  11. Would Jesus Party?
  12. The Power of Listening: Using Your Ears to Win People’s Hearts
  13. A Grief Observed: Walking with People through Trauma, Pain, and Deep Sadness
  14. How Can I Know God's Will for My Life? Making Decisions Shaped by Wisdom
  15. Academic Faithfulness: Glorifying God by Doing Your Homework
  16. Beholding God's Beauty: Understanding Body Image and Food in the Light of the Gospel

REGISTRATION

When you register, you will receive an email containing important information about the Fall Conference. If you do not receive this email, please email registrar@dm.org as soon as possible so we can get it to you!

PAYMENT

The cost of the conference for students in a quad is $199 & in a triple is $229.

This covers materials, housing and meals from Saturday breakfast through Sunday breakfast (excluding Saturday lunch, which will be out on the town). To reserve your spot at the conference, you must make a payment of at least $19 at the time of registration using a credit or debit card. You can pay the remaining balance:

     • online during the registration period,

     • by sending a check or cash by mail,

     • by paying when you arrive at the conference.

If sending payment by mail, please make checks payable to DiscipleMakers and write “Fall Conference" in the memo line. Please send your payment before the registration deadline (Saturday, October 7th at 9:00am). Mail your payment to: DiscipleMakers, 365 Science Park Road, State College, PA 16803

 

REFUND, CANCELLATION & NO-SHOW POLICY

    • Refund: Refunds will be given until the registration deadline (Saturday, October 6th at 9:00am). No further refunds will be issued after the registration deadline. 
    • Cancellation: You may cancel your registration at any point until 48 hours before the conference begins by logging in or emailing registrar@dm.org, losing only your refund if it's after the registration deadline. However, after the 48 hour mark, if you cancel your registration, you will be asked to pay for your remaining account balance.
    • NO-SHOW: If you fail to attend the conference and do not notify registrar@dm.org about your absence, you will be logged as a NO-SHOW. As a NO-SHOW you will also be asked to pay for your remaining account balance.

    WHAT TO BRING

    A Bible! If you don't have a Bible, we will provide one for you at the conference.

    ARRIVING AT THE CONFERENCE

    Please plan to arrive at the Harrisburg Hilton by 6:30pm for check in and unpacking. Once you've parked in the Walnut Street Garage, proceed to the elevator and press the button marked “LEVEL A." This will take you directly to the Hilton. When the doors open you should see some friendly DiscipleMakers staff telling you where to go! Registration will be located just outside the main ballroom on the second floor. Please check in and pick up your conference materials, which will inform you of your housing details and other important information.


    ALUMNI

    Registration for the entire conference (including Alumni Banquet)
    The cost is $299, and you can find all other registration details above.


    VENUE

    Hilton Harrisburg
    1 N 2nd St
    Harrisburg, PA 17101

    GPS: Walnut St. Garage
    215 Walnut St
    Harrisburg, PA 17101


    GET IN TOUCH

    Have any questions about the conference or your registration?

    Email registrar@dm.org or call the DiscipleMakers Headquarters at (814) 234-7975.

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    Focus 2017 [Both Weeks]
    May
    7
    to May 19

    Focus 2017 [Both Weeks]

    What better way to cap off the school year than spending a week in God's Word? Join up with other students from across Pennsylvania as we hear from amazing speakers each day and participate in training seminars that focus on different aspects of our lives as Christians. Why be anywhere else?

    WEEK 1 | May 7–12

    Schools: Penn State University, East Stroudsburg University

    Registration is Closed

    WEEK 2 | May 14–19

    Schools: Bloomsburg University, Bucknell University, Dickinson College, Gettysburg College, Kutztown University, Lafayette College, Lebanon Valley College, Muhlenberg College, Shippensburg University, PSU Lehigh Valley, DeSales University, Albright College 

    Registration is Closed


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    FOCUS+ 
    Pre-Conference

    This year at Focus, we are offering a new option for students who want a little more out of their week. Check the box if you are willing to arrive one day early for a more personal time of teaching with our staff. We will be doing an in-depth study through Romans 9–11. 

    Want to join us? Get more times, dates, and details within your conference registration! (Limited Availability)


    When you registered, you should have received an email containing important information about Focus 2017. If you did not receive this email, please email registrar@dm.org as soon as possible so we can get it to you!

    PAYMENT

    The cost of the conference is $260.

    This covers materials, housing and meals (Sunday dinner through Friday’s lunch). To reserve your spot at the conference, you must make a payment of at least $20 at the time of registration using a credit or debit card. You can pay the remaining balance:

        • online during the registration period,

        • by sending a check or cash by mail,

        • by paying when you arrive at the conference.

    If sending payment by mail, please make checks out to DiscipleMakers and write either “Focus Week 1" or “Focus Week 2" in the memo line. Mail your payment to the address below. Please send payment before the registration deadline (Saturday, April 29th for Week 1 and Saturday, May 6th for Week 2). Mail your payment to the following address: DiscipleMakers, 365 Science Park Rd, State College, PA 16803

    REFUND, CANCELLATION & NO-SHOW POLICY

      • Refund: Refunds will be given until the registration deadline (Saturday, October 6th at 9:00am). No further refunds will be issued after the registration deadline. 
      • Cancellation: You may cancel your registration at any point until 48 hours before the conference begins by logging in or emailing registrar@dm.org, losing only your refund if it's after the registration deadline. However, after the 48 hour mark, if you cancel your registration, you will be asked to pay for your remaining account balance.
      • NO-SHOW: If you fail to attend the conference and do not notify registrar@dm.org about your absence, you will be logged as a NO-SHOW. As a NO-SHOW you will also be asked to pay for your remaining account balance.

      WHAT TO BRING

      A Bible and a notebook. We will be studying the Bible throughout the week, and you’ll want to take notes!

      Recreational items such as frisbees, board games, etc.

      Bedding, a pillow, and a towel for your room at the conference site.

       

      ARRIVING AT THE CONFERENCE

      Please plan to arrive at Doubling Gap between 4:00pm and 5:00pm for registration and unpacking. Registration will be located just inside the main entrance of the gym. Please check in and pick up your conference materials, which will inform you of your room assignment and other important information. It is expected that you will participate in the entire conference (Sunday afternoon through Friday lunch), and we know you will be glad you did!

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      Women's Conference 2017
      Apr
      7
      to Apr 9

      Women's Conference 2017

      • Doubling Gap Retreat Center (map)
      • Google Calendar ICS

      Sometimes, life doesn’t turn out like we hope. Our plans fall through, the people around us don’t seem to understand, and worst of all, God seems to be distant as our hopes don’t come to fruition.

      So, what do we do when the only choice seems to be to accept defeat?

      At this year’s Women’s Conference we will read the biblical story of Ruth, in which two women must find new hope for life after losing nearly everything they loved. Join us as we read about the responses they chose, how God worked out their stories, and how to find the hope we need for our own lives.

      We're sorry, registration is closed. If you'd still like to come, you can sign up on our wait list and we'll contact you if we have cancellations or openings.

      When you register, you should receive an email containing important information about the Women's Conference. If you do not receive this email, please email registrar@dm.org as soon as possible so we can get it to you!

      PAYMENT

      The cost of the conference is $135.

      This covers materials, housing and meals (Friday snack through Sunday lunch). To reserve your spot at the conference, you must make a payment of at least $20 at the time of registration using a credit or debit card. You can pay the remaining balance:

          • online during the registration period,

          • by sending a check or cash by mail,

          • by paying when you arrive at the conference.

      If sending payment by mail, please make checks payable to DiscipleMakers and write "Women's Conference" in the memo line. Please send your payment before the registration deadline (Saturday, April 1st at 9:00am). Mail your payment to the following address: DiscipleMakers, 365 Science Park Rd, State College, PA 16803

       Already have the app from Fall Conference? Just log in and select Women's Conference!

      Already have the app from Fall Conference? Just log in and select Women's Conference!

      REFUND, CANCELLATION & NO-SHOW POLICY

        • Refund: Refunds will be given until the registration deadline (Saturday, October 6th at 9:00am). No further refunds will be issued after the registration deadline. 
        • Cancellation: You may cancel your registration at any point until 48 hours before the conference begins by logging in or emailing registrar@dm.org, losing only your refund if it's after the registration deadline. However, after the 48 hour mark, if you cancel your registration, you will be asked to pay for your remaining account balance.
        • NO-SHOW: If you fail to attend the conference and do not notify registrar@dm.org about your absence, you will be logged as a NO-SHOW. As a NO-SHOW you will also be asked to pay for your remaining account balance.

        WHAT TO BRING

        A Bible, notebook, and bedding. We will be studying the Bible throughout the conference, and you'll want to take notes! If you don't have a Bible, we will provide one for you at the conference.

         

        ARRIVING AT THE CONFERENCE

        Please plan to arrive at Doubling Gap by 6:00pm for check in and unpacking. 

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