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The Ministry


Different Formats
  • One-on-One Mentoring, Coaching & Counseling
  • One Evening & One Day Training Seminars
  • Church and Mission Organizational Consulting
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language
    Retainer Agreements
    ESI works with smaller churches and ministries under a monthly retainer arrangement to provide missions consulting, cross-cultural training and candidate mentoring. Contact ESI for more information.

    Training Tools

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    MissionSmart: 15 Critical Questions To Ask Before Launching Overseas Written for for overseas ministry candidates, church mobilizers, and mission agency staff. More info

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    ConnecTEFL: Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certification Course 15 week 120 hour course to train quality ESL teachers for working overseas or serving the international communities in America. More info

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    World Religions & Cultural Understanding Training Seminars Designed to bring clearer understanding regarding other religions and cultures in order to equip God’s people to engage internationals living among us. Write to us to arrange one in your home, church or ministry.


    MissionSmart should be required reading for all prospective missionaries! Excellent resource and guide for all sending churches and mission organizations to employ in their efforts to ensure they are sending the right people at the right time to the right places.


    The questions addressed in Mission Smart are critical, practical and clearly from an experienced missionary who has seen many come and go. I believe if sending agencies employed this book in their candidacy programs, we could cut dramatically cut missionary attrition. Please give this book to your missions pastor or mission agency you support and save the time, energy, money and embarrassment of poorly picked, poorly timed and poorly placed workers on the field!