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East Mountain creates spaces in which Christian leaders can grow in character, competence, and connection with God, in community and partnership with fellow believers.


We have inspiring stories from staff, residents and partners

"East Mountain has been very supportive of training4changeS through the years. Some of our staff have attended Summit and Residency, which was instrumental in shaping them as young leaders. Over the years we have had numerous residents serving with training4changes, and they have made a profound impact on the young people we work with. Residents have helped us on the soccer field, in the classroom, and with facilitating Bible discovery sessions for our kids. It is a privilege for us to have residents serving with us, and we appreciate that East Mountain does a thorough job of preparing them before they come to serve.... It is safe to say that training4changeS wouldn’t be where we are today without the support we’ve received from the East Mountain community."

Daniel Thomae
Partner Director

"I have always appreciated EM’s focus of first serving the school [Calling Academy]…. What the residency does is pull people from different backgrounds together, and that diversity in the residency itself really serves the school well, as they can relate to the underprivileged background of the students. But they have stepped up in life and applied some drive and innovation and joined residency. EM has added a lot of help to the vision of Calling Academy. They have helped turn the theory of Calling Academy by giving life and expression to the vision. "

Werner cloete

"The life on life discipleship focus at EM really inspired me to think about what it means to have a residency in Mitchells Plain.... It has been a joy and really formational for me in terms of thinking and praying through my own ministry. The mentorship, discipleship, and spiritual formation offered by Mark to Grace2Learn was really impactful as an organization for our leaders being mentored and discipled in some way."

Brad Sitzer
Partner and Board Member


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8 March 2024

Mar 24

Vision Braai

A couple weeks ago we hosted a "Vision Braai" with 50+ partners, alumni and friends of East Mountain. Despite the only rain storm in February hitting at that exact time, we were still able to have a wonderful time catching up with new and old connections, communicating our vision and sharing our hopes and dreams for the next few years at East Mountain as we fundraise for a new property and plan residency and non-residential programs.

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Jan '24

2024 Vision: Building a Space to Flourish

For eleven years, the Lord has been using East Mountain as an instrument of transformation, but our "space" has been a struggle. This year we received a great opportunity to purchase a property in Somerset West, just outside of Cape Town that will fit our needs! With this acquisition, we would no longer be burdened by rent, and would even have income and sustainability opportunities. We are so excited by the potential for this property to be a place that meets the needs of our vision for emerging and engaged leaders to come and be transformed and encouraged by the Gospel for years to come! We hope you will join us in praying for God's kingdom building on this property and in all of our spheres of work and support us as we raise funds for this new opportunity!

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Dec '23

Staff Transitions

We have had a lot of staff transition in the past 6 months, but are so excited by the passionate team that God has been pulling together!

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