Discipling Marketplace Leaders


DML Marketplace Ministers Create Transformational Impact!

Doing ministry is exciting!  But knowing that the ministry that God has you involved in is producing transformational results is even more exciting!

Our Marketplace Ministers and partner churches commit themselves to impacts relating to the Quadruple Bottom line:  Social, Economic, Environmental, and Missional.  Additionally, as a ministry, we believe in long-term research to measure impacts for business, community, and churches.  We are excited to share this with you!

Who We Equipped in 2021

2021 continued to be problematic due to COVID in many of our partner countries. This restricted the ability for workshops and trainings, yet we are so thankful to God for the work that was still done and the people that were reached! A brief summary of some of those metrics can be seen in the picture below, or you can read the full story in our 2021 annual report.


At DML, we believe in research.  We want to know that what we are “preaching” actually works.

So from 2013-2015, we did a two year research study in Kenya with three churches who implemented DML and three churches who did not (for comparison purposes), and 260 businesses, half of whom went through the DML ministry and half who did not (for comparison purposes).  At the end of the two years, we saw results that show churches grow numerically and financially, as well as businesses who grew financially.  To see the results of the Kenya study, please click here:  DML Kenya Research 2015.

But we thought we should do more research with a larger pool of churches and businesses as well as in a different part of Africa.  So we did a second research study from December 2017 to December 2019 in northern Ghana, with 25 churches and 608 businesses.  We again saw positive results for churches, businesses, and the community.  To see the results of this research study, click here:  DML Research Report 2020.

If you really like charts and graphs, and would like to see more supporting indicators, please click here for the longer report for the results of the Ghana research:  DML Research Report 2020 long

We are thankful to Hopeline Institute and ICM Kenya for helping us in the gathering of this research!