Nick Smartt has reached his fundraising goal!

Nick Smartt

Nick Smartt has reached his ministry funding goal! God has provided the full amount needed for his ministry with DiscipleMakers, and he is already hard at work preparing to reach students as the fall semester quickly approaches. “I am so thankful for the timing in which God finished my support raising!" Nick said. “I am very excited to reach students on Monday!"

Please pray for Nick as he works alongside the rest of the Penn State Team, and please praise the Lord for raising up another laborer for the harvest field!

Cassie Wells to join the Lehigh Valley West Team!

Cassie Wells

Cassie Wells

DiscipleMakers is happy to announce that Cassie Wells will be placed on the Lehigh Valley West Team upon completion of her ministry funding goal. The Lehigh Valley West Team reaches Kutztown University and Muhlenberg College.

Cassie had this to say: “I'm stoked to get to campus, meet students, and share the gospel alongside this great team of staff once I reach my full funding!"

Pray for Cassie as she works towards full support so she can begin her new ministry assignment!

Alex & Janáe Siford Have Reached Their Fundraising Goal!

Alex & Janáe Siford

Alex & Janáe Siford

Alex & Janáe Siford have reached their ministry funding goal! God has provided the full amount needed for their ministry with DiscipleMakers. The Sifords had this to say about completing their fundraising season. “God continues to multiply His kingdom and we are thrilled to be key role players! 1 Samuel 12:24 says, ‘consider the great things the Lord has done for us.’ As we consider our season of fundraising and those He brought on our support team, we see this as clear evidence of God's faithfulness to us and this great mission. God has called us into ministry with DiscipleMakers and we couldn't be more excited to see the multitudes proclaim ‘Jesus Christ is Lord!'"

Now that they have reached this milestone, the Sifords will transition to their next ministry assignment in the DiscipleMakers Headquarters. There, Alex will serve in the HR department, and Janáe in the Finance department. Please join us in praising the Lord for Alex & Janáe, and pray that He will continue raising up laborers for the harvest field!

Nick Smartt to join the Penn State Team!

Nick Smartt

Nick Smartt

We're happy to report that Nick Smartt will serve on our Penn State Team when he reaches his ministry funding goal.

“I'm very excited to get to reach college students from all over the world at the same campus that I attended and know so well," said Nick. “I'm looking forward to building stronger relationships with the men that I've gotten to know the past few years!"

Recently, Nick passed the 80% mark on his way toward his ministry support goal. Please pray for Nick as he continues to work hard toward full support so he can begin his new ministry assignment!

TJ Renninger to join the Systems Department!

TJ Renninger

TJ Renninger

We're happy to report that TJ Renninger will serve in the Systems Department at our Headquarters when he reaches his ministry funding goal.

“I am excited to serve with DiscipleMakers in the Systems Department. All of my life I enjoyed seeing people benefiting from work that I have done behind the scenes," said TJ. “Being able to do this in a ministry setting to reach college students is an amazing opportunity provided from the Lord!"

Recently, TJ passed the 55% mark on his way toward his ministry support goal. Please pray for TJ as he continues to work hard toward full support so he can begin his new ministry assignment!

Shannon Campbell Has Reached Her Fundraising Goal!

Shannon Campbell

Shannon Campbell

Shannon Campbell has reached her ministry funding goal! God has provided the full amount needed for her ministry with DiscipleMakers. “God has been incredibly faithful throughout this season of raising prayer and financial support,” Shannon said. “I'm thankful for His provision and for everything He has taught me. I'm very excited to be a full-time laborer at Penn State and be a part of all the Lord is doing on campus.”

Now that she has reached this milestone, Shannon will transition to her next ministry assignment: the Penn State Team. Please join us in praising the Lord for Shannon and pray that He will continue raising up laborers for the harvest field!

Felicia Gater Joins DiscipleMakers' Staff Team

Felicia Gater

Felicia Gater

Felicia Gater has joined DiscipleMakers’ staff team! She got involved with DM at Penn State and had her heart transformed by the gospel. Felicia has served as a student leader there for the past few years, leading Bible studies and discipling younger women.

“I am so excited to be a part of the Lord's work on college campuses, transforming lives with the beautiful power of the gospel!" Felicia said.

Praise God with us, and pray for Felicia as she begins raising support for her ministry with DiscipleMakers this summer.

Christian Lewis Joins DiscipleMakers' Staff Team

Christian Lewis

Christian Lewis

Christian Lewis has joined DiscipleMakers’ staff team! After Christian accepted Christ as his savior in high school, God used DM's ministry at Bloomsburg University to expand Christian's view of the gospel.

“I am very excited to labor with the ministry that had a deep impact on my walk with God during college!" he said.

Praise God with us, and pray for Christian as he begins raising support for his ministry with DiscipleMakers this summer.

DiscipleMakers earns fifth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

DiscipleMakers has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for the fifth consecutive year. Charity Navigator is America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities.

“We are proud to announce DiscipleMakers has earned our fifth consecutive 4-star rating," wrote Michael Thatcher, Charity Navigator's president and CEO, in a letter to DiscipleMakers. “This is our highest possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that DiscipleMakers exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. Only 7% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 5 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that DiscipleMakers outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets DiscipleMakers apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness."

To learn more, visit DiscipleMakers' profile on Charity Navigator's website.

Shawn Davis Joins DiscipleMakers’ Board of Directors

DiscipleMakers’ board of directors elected Shawn Davis as its newest member in their meeting on April 1. Shawn lives in State College and teaches science at the public high school.

“I’ve been very impressed by what I’ve seen in DiscipleMakers,” Shawn said. “I am drawn to authentic people doing authentic things—I have little patience for dishonest pursuits. What I see in DiscipleMakers is honest pursuit of a worthy goal—an organization doing Christian ministry the right way. This pursuit is spelled out clearly in DM’s Vision, Mission, and Core Values. It’s easy to want to be a part of something like that.”

We praise God for leading Shawn to serve on our board and pray that God will use him to help advance DiscipleMakers’ mission to make disciples for Christ on campus.