About eli

Imagine a global Church that is united, maturing and mobilized.

Our mission is to equip and multiply biblically mature leaders who make disciples in every area of community life.

Developing World Focus

ELI is committed to serving Christian leaders who have had little formal training, resources, or prospect of obtaining either. Therefore, we focus our ministry in developing world nations, typically in the global south.

Fostering Relational Respect

ELI recognizes that God has been building his Church long before we arrive in a particular country. We serve those whom God has called, and engage with them in a genuine partnership for wisdom and strategy to bring gospel transformation. These “national partners” typically oversee whole networks of Christian leaders.

Leveraging Influence

ELI intentionally trains men and women with the capacity and call to train others. This leveraged approach results in exponential influence as nationals train nationals in some of the most remote places on earth.

Transforming Communities Holistically

The Gospel changes everything. ELI equips Christian leaders to think and live redemptively in all realms of influence, whether in the home, church, school, or business.

We equip and mobilize pastors and other strategic Christian leaders to train up other leaders to impact families, churches, schools, and workplaces.


Whether teaching pastors, educators, or business leaders, our goal is gospel transformation that begins with a clear exposition of the Word of God. We typically begin work doing large group conferences, while seeking nationals who are capable and called to train other leaders. We then transition our focus from large group conferences to equipping these trainers, who are able to bypass the culture and language barriers in teaching our courses to the least resourced.

strategic partnerships

In addition to our national partners, our work is made possible by generous financial partners. The Church in the west has been greatly blessed educationally and financially. We believe we have a responsibility to use these gifts from God for the health of his Church. Additionally, we partner with other mission agencies such as Mission to the World, Third Millennium Ministries, Advancing Native Missions, Ligonier Ministries, Miami International Seminary, and World Reformed Fellowship.


Wherever our audiences are literate, we provide written versions of our courses in the local language. Moreover, as we pass our courses on, we also seek to empower local trainers to pass on these printed resources. For many, this will be the extent of their theological or professional libraries.


ELI actively recruits mature believers who are able to teach, and have a heart for making disciples globally. We also delight to partner with National Movement Leaders to train their networks of Christian leaders.

Our Mission

We equip and multiply biblically mature leaders who make disciples in every area of community life.

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