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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, Personal Social Services

Mission: Narrow Gate Foundation holds to a single core purpose: to invest our resources for the Glory of God by making disciples of Jesus. As a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, inspiring, and empowering Christian discipleship, we equip and train young men, develop business discipleship platforms, and serve local church communities.

Results: We've served over 300 young men and their families in the past 12 years. On top of the 24/7 disicipleship experience offered through Narrow Gate Lodge (for young men ages 18-25), we've also launched Narrow Gate Artisans (www.ngartisans.com). Narrow Gate Artisans exists to glorify God by discipling Narrow Gate graduates in Kingdom business and craftsmanship, and by providing a sustainable source of support to our parent organization, the Narrow Gate Foundation. Our products made of wood, leather, and metal represent raw materials which have been transformed into vessels of usefulness and beauty - just like the young men who participate in the Narrow Gate Lodge experience. Most recently, we launched our Servants Table initiative which is a unique disciple-making model, run in partnership with local churches, that creates transformative communities for the purpose of equipping individuals to come together and serve one another as they grow in maturity in Christ. Learn more at www.servantstable.org

Target demographics: young men, their families and churches

Direct beneficiaries per year: young men on our property, hundreds in local congregations and many more through speaking engagements and social media

Geographic areas served: Discipleship Ministry

Programs: personal discipleship, models for the local church and businesses that help young men get employment and learn how to allow their Christian worldview to impact the business world

Community Stories

21 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Sarah337

Client Served

Rating: 5

My brother attended Narrow Gates this past year (2016 ),and it has been life changing, for he and our relationship. My brother dropped out of college to pursue music which didn't turn out like he expected and without a college degree I watched his self confidence plummet. He found a place among a crowd of partiers, which were not a good influence. It broke my heart to watch my best friend slowly lose his joy for life, thinking it was found in the nightlife. He wasn't the brother I knew anymore. After a lot of prayers, a few wonderful people entered his life, and told my brother about Narrow Gates. My brother recently graduated and his love for life his back! His mind, soul and heart are wise, sound and full of abundant joy. He now has two jobs, is active in his church and feels called to lead in ministry one day. Most important, his relationship with God is stronger than ever. He no longer carries a weight of guilt around for he knows God loves him regardless. Narrow Gates changed my brother's life. The leaders, teachers, and skills the boys learn at Narrow Gates will help any young man in life, and I recommend this beautiful place in a heartbeat!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son is a recent graduate of Narrow Gate, and initially asked to go there because of the incredible change he saw in another young man he knew. I love that NG starts out with going back to the basics and builds from there. They teach life skills and what it practically means to be a follower of Christ, provide in-depth Bible teachings, activities and excursions, and encourage each individual's personality to shine while building relationships. It is an awesome gift to watch the transformation happen in these young men, and also see them continue in this practice of helping others. Narrow Gate is a gift--to families, communities, and ultimately the world. Thank you, Narrow Gate, for your investment in the lives of our kids. Forever grateful.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I can't say enough about Narrow Gate! The time and love they poor into these young men while they are there and even after they leave are beyond words! This is a God Centered Ministry that you can definitely see God working it every single day! When our son was there I had such peace and rest knowing he was being loved and cared for in such a way that I would love and care for him! These people devote 24/7 nonstop attention to these young men and as a foster parent myself for the last 13 years I know exactly how exhausting and how much time it takes from you! But the reward is watching them do well! I can say that when these young men Narrow Gate they are forever changed and they know their place in Gods Kingdom! Narrow Gate my family is forever devoted to you for what y'all have done and giving up to do what you do! God Bless & we love you! Thank you! Peggy Bradley in Odessa Texas

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Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I have supported Narrow Gate for the past several years. We have been fortunate to have witnessed first-hand young men’s lives being changed. When we visit the Narrow property you can feel the presence of the Holy Spirit at work. Bill and Stacy Spencer are incredible servants of our Lord and are remarkable stewards to His incredible blessings for Narrow Gate.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been connected with Narrow Gate for 11 years. It has been amazing to watch this great non profit grow all because of their faith in Christ and allowing God to lead them on this journey. Even though I do not have a son that has gone through the program yet, (he is 11 and I call hm NG JR in training) we visit when we can and are truly embraced by compassionate hearts and the love of Christ. As a family, we have met some of the young men along the way and followed their journey. Narrow Gate is life changing, inspirational, encouraging, and God driven. Many, many young men that have gone through the program have been a big ripple effect across our world today. The impact is priceless.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Narrow Gate is the most indescribable experience one can have as a part of their faith journey. The Holy Spirit has filled that property with outstanding leaders who are nothing but faithful to the end. Its an opportunity to witness God's miracle of saving young men and transforming them to be a witness for His Glory. Its an opportunity to get away from the world and be shown the spiritual realm of His Holiness, which is eye opening to see that spiritual warfare exist everyday no matter where you are. But while you are there and upon graduation you exit knowing God is with you wherever you go and most importantly we know the end of the story, HE WON the WAR! I am a Narrow Gater and if you feel like there's something more out there but don't quite know what that maybe, this experience will enlighten you. Back ground doesn't matter because staff knows it just Him writing out His Story. There is fear for each individual but that is quickly overcome by Him. "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of sound mind." (2Tim. 1:7) Go and see that God is GOOD!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

First visited Narrow Gate when it was about 6 months old. Bill and Stacy are the top of the chain in Carrying for kids that need some help and a little push..I still have contact with some of the original guys to go through Narrow
Gate and they are pillows of the community and Christian young men..They have more success stories and the other..This is a great group and we moved and do not get to see them and cook for them anymore. A great Christian study camp and an experience you will never forget..Love you guys and gals..God is great

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Daryl and I learned about Narrow Gate when Bill Spencer and a few Narrow Gate graduates shared their stories one Sunday morning at church. We were deeply moved to hear about how God was transforming young men's lives through this ministry, and we knew we wanted to get involved. Within a few weeks we made our first visit to Narrow Gate and had a chance to spend some time with these guys. What an incredible group of young men! It is so evident that Bill, Stacy and the staff care so deeply about the character development and growth of the guys, and have created an environment of trust and love that allows each of them to discover who they are and how they can best use the gifts they have been given. We can't say enough good things about Narrow Gate!

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Former staff

Rating: 5

Narrow Gate was the tool God used to shape me into the man I am today. Without the foundational truths and values I learned here as a student I wouldn't be where I'm at in life.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My life was a complete mess before narrow gate. A broken drug addict with no sense of direction or purpose in my life. Narrow gate has swung the doors wide open for me. This place allowed me to seek the god of love that radically changed my life.