Marketplace Ignitors are what we call our faithful monthly donors. Because of the consistent support of our Marketplace Ignitors, DML teams throughout Africa and Central America are continually empowered to spread the light of Christ and encourage others to show Christ’s light every day of the week – not just on Sundays. DML is on a mission to keep lights burning for all to see, and we simply couldn’t do it without the support of our Marketplace Ignitors.
Join us in igniting God’s most strategic weapon: Workers in the Marketplace. God has called us to be the light of the world, every day of the week, in every place. For a light to turn on, there needs to be an ignitor. We invite you to become a Marketplace Ignitor through a monthly gift and prayer for those ignited. Help us ignite a movement of God’s people in the marketplace across Africa and Central America!
Will you consider become our next Marketplace Ignitor?
Giving is easy and convenient, and you can change your monthly gift at any time.
Why should you become a Marketplace Ignitor?
Your monthly gift enables us to continually mobilize our team to teach and lead the local church in Marketplace Ministers. By becoming a Marketplace Ignitor, you ignite whole teams in countries across Africa and Central America! The total amount of monthly support needed for these teams is $15,000 USD ($180,000 USD per year).
Support for teams cover communication and travel, equipment, scholarships for those who need help to attend workshops, translations, as well as stipends for part-time and fulltime implementation teammates. Sponsor any of the countries below by selecting them when you set up your initial gift:
- Burkina Faso
|Gift Amount||What does this gift do?|
|$25||Provide scholarships for pastors to attend foundational DML workshop|
|$50||Provide scholarships for businesspeople to engage in training and mentoring|
|$75||Sponsor pastors and church leaders to attend a workshop and receive coaching|
|$100||Scholarships for business people to receive training, mentoring, and advocacy|
|$250||Empower DML teams to take the training to new churches and communities|
|Other||Whatever God lays on your heart to facilitate this work in West, Central, or East Africa, or Central America!|
Will you consider joining us as a Marketplace Ignitor?
Read our Marketplace Ignitor Newsletters here from our various partners:
What is a Gospel Patron?
Great Question! John Rinehart’s book, Gospel Patrons (get book here!) shares three stories of people who used their business to support the spreading of the gospel in ways that are still impacting us today. While many have heard of William Tyndale and his Bible translations, most have not heard the story of Humphrey Monmouth, who supported Tyndale’s work and was imprisoned for doing so. The body of Christ is made up of many people with gifts and talents in all shapes and sizes, with the ability to work together. As someone who is passionate about spreading the news that Work is Worship, we encourage you to read this book as we believe you will see yourself in each of these powerful stories.
To provide scholarships for DML leadership training around the world, this April we will be reaching out to supporters like yourself to help us raise $30,000 in 30 days! This campaign will equip disciples in each of our partner countries to advance the gospel through business development. By definition, your participation in this campaign makes you a gospel patron!
DML provides trainings to four audiences:
- Pastors and Church Leaders/Denominational Level Trainings
- Seminaries and Bible Colleges/Universities
- Marketplace Ministers in all sectors: business, government, education, and more!
- Partner Ministry leaders who are implementing DML in countries and places where DML is not working.
How do scholarships in DML work?
Scholarships empower those that are financially challenged to have the ability to attend our workshops and trainings. With just $20, we can provide a two-day training and meals for a pastor or church leader to attend our foundational workshop. With just $50, we can train business leaders for three hours per week for twelve weeks.
Thanks to supporters like you, in 2022, we were able to train 3,047 pastors and 8,877 business owners to learn how to do their work to the glory of God! With your help, we’d love to train even more in 2023!
Giving is easy and convenient! Click below and under “select a campaign,” pick the scholarship fund.