East Mountain exists to develop Christian leaders for global missional service. We are a Community where leaders grow – spiritually, biblically and practically.
We accomplish this by inviting current and future pastors, missionaries, biblical scholars, and para-church leaders to participate in relationally driven, community-centric, multi-cultural learning environments. Programs seek to integrate development in our three key areas of spiritual formation, theological education and practical leadership skills.
East Mountain was born out of a desire to equip the global church in a community-centric setting. Gabriel Smith and Rodney Duttweiler, founders of East Mountain, believe that the training and equipping of leaders must be relational, intercultural, and based on the goal of forming the whole person for the leadership task. Their desire was for the East Mountain Community to raise up leaders in a way that reflects the realities of a changing global church. This vision first became a reality in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2018, East Mountain will launch in Edinburgh, Scotland to reach the unique post-Christian culture in Europe.
Our dream is that one day, East Mountain communities will develop leaders who lead with excellence in Kingdom initiatives on every continent. To learn more about East Mountain, visit eastmountain.tv