Narrow Gate Efl Inc

Equipping for Life

Roswell, GA   |  https://narrowgateefl.com/

Mission

Investing in Disciples and Equipping Disciple Makers by Mirroring the Methods of Jesus.

Ruling year info

2015

Principal Officer

Mark Danzey

Main address

1875 Old Alabama Rd. Suite 630

Roswell, GA 30076 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

47-2075437

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2020, 2015 and 2014.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Problem George Barna Group printed research in 2015 and 2018 on The State of Discipleship and the results are more than alarming: • 1 in 10 Christians walk like Christians • 37% could identify “The Great Commission” • 16% could identify “The Great Command” Patrick Morley of Man in the Mirror suggests that of 100 believing young adults entering college 87% will fall away by their 2nd year in the work force. In 2013 John S. Dickerson published The Great Evangelical Recession and their research can predict that the mega-trend of the next 30 years reveals a trajectory of massive recession. He outlined six factors that will “Crash the American Church” and the six solutions that follow the 2,000-year-old strategy Jesus used to train the Twelve Disciples. At a recent New Room conference Jon Tyson of The Church of the City in N.Y. shared statistics showing that during the next 30 years: 40 million Christians will leave the Faith and 50% of the churches will close.

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?

Co-Mission Institute

Equipping Pastors to Disciple

Population(s) Served
Christians

Where we work

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 New Pastors Enrolled in Co-Mission Institute

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Co-Mission Institute

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Congregants Reached by Pastors Enrolled in Co-Mission Institute

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Co-Mission Institute

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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 Mission: Invest in Disciples and Equip Disciple Makers By Mirroring the Methods of The Master

In 2014, Narrow Gate became a 501c3 organization with a mission to: Invest in Disciples and Equip Disciple Makers by Mirroring the Methods of The Master. A curriculum was developed called “The Apprentice of Jesus”. Narrow Gate began offering this curriculum in 3-year covenant groups with 4-6 believers. In addition, Narrow Gate established The Co-Mission Institute with the objective of walking with pastors as they build out & implement their own Disciple Making Culture. The Co-Mission Institute offers 18 monthly 1-day sessions. We like to call these groups “Pastoral Iron Sharpening”. Narrow Gate offers both in-person and online offerings in order to maximize the number of pastors reached around the globe.

Our Strategy: Stewarding the Master-Apprentice Relationship

Three Focused Initiatives:

1. Disciple: A prayerful selection process is utilized to assist the candidate to know what they are saying “yes” to; followed by three consecutive 1-year covenant commitments in a group of 4-6, utilizing our Apprentice of Jesus Curriculum.

2. Mentor: The First Generation Disciples who have completed Initiatives 1 or 3. As Paul made three journeys to encourage, edify, and support his past disciples we know that a “Follow-Up” system is necessary to multiply Disciples of Jesus to the 4th Generation.

3. Coach: Pastors are given the responsibility to “Equip the Saints to do the ministry of The Church,” yet seminaries do not provide the adequate training. In small groups of up to 6 pastors we enter into a two-year covenant through our Co-Mission Institute. We provide Pastors and Lay Leaders intensive, individual coaching to help them grow a thriving disciple for life framework within their existing church culture.

We, as disciples of Jesus Christ today, are responsible to carry out His Commission. To that end there are thousands of resources, developed by his followers, to help educate today’s body of Christ. Narrow Gate has attempted to gather together best practices, concepts, curriculum, documents and definitions in an organized fashion, these resources have been developed by some of the greatest biblical minds of the past centuries.

Two Differentiating Factors:

• The First, is in our name “EFL” or “Equipping for Life”. When either laity or pastor completes the respective three or two-year curriculum all that changes is the frequency of our meetings. We systematically follow-up and mentor each disciple to encourage, support, and edify them much the same as Paul modeled in his three journeys.

• Secondly, just like the Twelve Disciples of Jesus each of us is gifted with a unique personality, communication style, and life experiences. Our role is not to say “this is the way, do it” but to familiarize them with The Teachings and Methods of Jesus. At the end of their initial training and equipping they have a “Disciple Makers Toolbox” to assist in building their own process. They can draw from different elements of the total curriculum to design their own strategy based on their individual leadership and facilitation style.

To accomplish this God-sized objective we need partners in prayer, participation, and funding (Vision 2025):

Disciple: Grow from 1,200 to 5,000 in Greater Atlanta Area with each Disciple Maker touching five first generation disciples, resulting in 25,000 Families transformed with Jesus’ Teaching and Methods.

Mentor: Follow up over the next ten years will necessitate a talented committed group of staff to support, equip, and edify the 1st and 2nd generations. With this accomplished, the 4th generation can change the culture.

Coach: Our objective is to conduct 500 pastoral groups totaling 2,000 – 3,000 with a thriving generational disciple making culture as a result of the Co-Mission Institute to revitalize The Church.

Narrow Gate has been blessed by the Lord to be given hundreds of disciples, both laity and pastors, over the past 15 years. These disciples are located in Africa, Russia, 12 Eastern European countries, as well as the Southeast USA.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

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

    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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

Narrow Gate Efl Inc
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

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

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

Narrow Gate Efl Inc

Board of directors
as of 6/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Paula Lohnes

Bill Lohnes

President

Tammy Danzey

Secretary

Lee Jamison

Treasurer

Rev. Adam Borneman

Member

Doug Black

Member

Cameron Pierce

Member

Kristy Pierce

Member

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/22/2021

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
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data