The future of the evangelical community of our country is contingent upon pastors who Make Disciple Makers of Jesus - Bill Lohnes, Founder


Our Co-Mission Institute provides Pastors and Lay Leaders intensive, individual coaching to help them grow a thriving disciple for life framework within their existing church culture.

And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ – Eph. 4:11-12, NASB

Co-Mission Institute
Pastoral Iron Sharpening

Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. – 2 Cor. 9:10, NIV

This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. – 2 Cor. 9:12, NIV

The objective of our Co-Mission Institute is to walk with Pastors as they build out & implement their own Disciple Making Culture.

Coaching Pastors to Make Disciple Makers is our top priority.  


We seek to glorify God by joining Jesus in His:

  • Vision – The Gospel to all nations
  • Mission – Seek and save the lost
  • Strategy – Disciple to maturing in Christ

Covenantal Commitment

Pastor Testimonials

“Narrow Gate’s practical approach to disciple making has changed my life and the way I do ministry. I am now equipped and determined to live out the great commission of making disciples of Jesus.” – Pastor Mark Danzey

"During forty years of pastoral and foreign missions ministry I dabbled in disciple-making and had very little success. Through Bill's help I now see a clear path forward and am confident in God that in my "latter years" I will finally succeed in establishing a disciple-making culture in my church. Praise the Lord for Narrow Gate!" – Pastor Jack Stockdale

“One of the most misguided assumptions in the church today is that discipleship is just one among many programs a church can offer. But discipleship isn’t a program.  It’s a way of life, and it’s the basis for who we are and what we do as the Church.  Corporate worship, personal devotion, witness and evangelism, justice and local mission are all rooted in making disciples of Jesus and participating together in God’s mission to the world in the power of the Spirit.Rev. Adam Borneman, Program Director, The Ministry Collaborative

“Becoming part of Narrow Gate, EFL through the first women’s Co-Mission Institute is bringing depth to my own spiritual growth through new means for personal worship.  The leaders are equipping us to live out and to equip others to live out Jesus’ words in the Great Commission to “Go and make disciples of all nations.”  Joining the Co-Mission is an invitation into Kingdom work that will transform you personally and as you share this with your friends, family, colleagues and congregations, culture change will result and will pave the way for a new awakening of the Holy Spirit.” Rev. Liz Millar

“I was on the edge of burnout as a pastor when I came into Narrow Gate’s discipleship plan. Now I feel I have a new vision as a disciple maker.”  Pastor David Sanders

“Disciple-making…this is my life now!”   Pastor David Laycock

“Disciple making has deepened my relationship with Jesus, and has given me a better understanding of His love for us. Knowing we have Him as our model and the Holy Spirit as our guide, has allowed me to courageously and boldly share the Good News of Jesus and invite, teach and walk in accountability with people to do the same.”   – Rita Felice, Mount Pisgah UMC

“Narrow Gate and the Co-mission Institute have changed my life and ministry. For years I had this “holy discontent” with what I saw in the modern Church compared to what I read in the New Testament. After meeting Bill Lohnes and finding out more about Narrow Gate and then eventually being part of the Co-mission Institute, I have found that missing link through Biblical Discipleship.

I am forever indebted to Narrow Gate and thank the Lord everyday that I get to be a part of a Disciple Making Movement that lives out the Great Commission.” – Brent Gilstrap, Ebenezer Baptist