Discipleship Unlimited is a multi-faceted prison ministry based in Gatesville and Marlin, Texas
Since 1974, thousands of people inside and outside prison walls have felt our impact as we build up the body of believers through prayer, study, accountability, and Biblical truth. DU programs are designed to lead men and women to a lifelong commitment to Jesus Christ.
During the holiday season, ex-offenders and volunteers are given an opportunity to connect with those behind the fences and bring a gift of shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, candy bar and a book.
An adventure began several years ago when I received a phone call from Tricia Mankin asking “How could our Bible study help you?” Learn how that call ignited a fire in the Waco Women.
It’s been more than 10 years since our first faith-based dorm graduation. Now many of our women have been released from prison, and we have stayed connected through Celebrate Recovery and Reignite.
For more than a decade, we’ve been leading Celebrate Recovery in prison, a program that uses Christ-centered teaching to overcome hurts, habits, and addictive behavior.
Graduations are an important component of our dorms. Find out how DU encourages ex-offenders and those reentering society to finish the work begun in them.
More and more we at Discipleship Unlimited are realizing the value of aftercare, so that those who’ve been set free do not become enslaved all over again.
But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. - Ephesians 2:4
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow!
Now, to HIM who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory! Your faithful support and prayers encourage and equip us. Let us boast in our God!
When those in prison need to be hospitalized or given hospice care, they are moved to the Carol Young Unit in Texas City. Our team made its annual visit this January, beginning on Thursday night at the medical unit.
Jesus was born in a manager! And He identifies with those who are poor and homeless.
Every DU program is designed to lead men and women to salvation through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our goal is to transform hearts from the inside out.
We operate multiple faith-based dorms that allow women to grow in their faith and live in accountable relationships.
Ministry and outreach
DU also offers weekly programs and yearly outreaches that enrich inmates, including ministry to women on death row and in protective custody.