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We hear it often: "God is good, all the time. And all the time, God is good." It's a bedrock principle of Scripture, it's a foundation for understanding God, and it's a longing in our hearts. Who doesn't want to know, believe, grab onto, and sing about the utter goodness of God?

But what do you do when the goodness of God doesn't seem good? What do you do when your laughter turns to sorrow, and your joy to grief?

Join us as we spend the week with an ancient prophet, Habbakuk, who wrestled with these very things. The hope of the gospel is that your joy will even become deeper, no matter what God's goodness looks like.

Week 1 is for Bloomsburg, Bucknell, East Stroudsburg, Gettysburg, Kutztown, Lebanon Valley, Muhlenberg, Penn State, and Shippensburg.

Week 2 is for Dickinson and Lafayette.



• Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound: The Call & Challenge of Ministering Mercy to Unbelieving Family & Friends (led by Zack Gugenheim)

• As the Deer Pants: How God's Mercy Can Fuel a Joyful Daily Walk with Him (led by Michael McManigal)

• Who Is My Neighbor? The Compelling Call to Mercy Ministry (led by Clint & Jillian Watkins)

• Seventy Times Seven: How God's Mercy Propels Radical Forgiveness (led by Ben Hagerup)



8:00am - Prayer Meeting

8:30am - Breakfast

9:00am - Time Alone With God

9:30am - Tracks

12:30pm - Lunch

1:30pm - Rest and Recreation

5:30pm - Dinner

6:30pm - Evening Session

8:00pm - Campus Groups

9:00pm - Snack and Free Time

11:00pm - Lights Out


Note: Focus Week 1 will conclude Friday with lunch, and Week 2 will conclude Thursday with lunch.




Focus 2015 will be held at the Doubling Gap Center, a peaceful retreat center in the hills outside of Carlisle, PA.

Doubling Gap Center: 1550 Doubling Gap Road, Newville, PA 17241

(717) 776-5281



When you register, you will receive an email containing important information about Focus 2015. If you do not receive this email, please email registrar@dm.org as soon as possible so we can get it to you!


The cost of the conference is $240 (Week #1) or $195 (Week 2).

This covers materials, housing and meals (Sunday dinner through final day's lunch). To reserve your spot at the conference, you must make a payment of at least $20 at the time of registration using a credit or debit card. You can pay the remaining balance by credit/debit card during online registration, or by sending a check or cash by mail.

If sending payment by mail, please make checks/money orders out to DiscipleMakers and write either "Focus Week 1" or "Focus Week 2" in the memo line. Mail your payment to the address below. Please send payment before the registration deadline (Friday, May 1st for Week 1 and Friday, May 8th for Week 2).

365 Science Park Road
State College, PA 16803

Paying Your Balance

Need to finish paying for the conference? You can pay online (Week 1 here and Week 2 here) to speed up your check-in when you arrive, or you may pay at the conference by credit/debit card, check, or cash.


If you have paid for the conference but are no longer able to attend, please contact us. Refunds will be given until the registration deadline (Friday, May 1st for Week 1 and Friday, May 8th for Week 2). After the registration deadline, refunds will be given at the discretion of the registrar.

What to Bring

  • A Bible and a notebook. We will be studying the Bible throughout the week, and you'll want to take notes! (If you don't have a Bible, please e-mail your DiscipleMakers campus staff and he or she will provide you with one.)

  • Recreational items such as frisbees, board games, etc.

  • Bedding, a pillow, and a towel for your room at the conference site.

Arriving at the Conference

Please plan to arrive at Doubling Gap between 3:00pm and 5:00pm for registration and unpacking.  Registration will be located just inside the main entrance of the gym. Please check in and pick up your conference materials, which will inform you of your room assignment and other important information.  It is expected that you will participate in the entire conference (Sunday afternoon through Friday lunch), and we know you will be glad you did!