What We Do

Residency program

East Mountain is dedicated to equipping leaders to impact their communities for Christ with skills pertaining to the head, hands, and heart. One way we do this is with our year-long residency program situated in the stunning Helderberg Mountains outside the small university town of Stellenbosch. Residents live at the East Mountain community house and engage in a variety of enriching activities to equip them with the following:
  • One-on-one discipleship from a mentor within our community
  • Theological training
  • Practical leadership skills and opportunities to apply them
  • Spiritual formation guidance that fosters growing in faith and relationship with God
  • The opportunity to live and learn alongside a diverse group of other residents within the context of an intentional community
  • An internship with a local church or ministry site that focuses on meeting the needs of the local community under experienced leaders and pastoral staff.

Meet our 2019 Residents

Training Workshops

    One of East Mountain's values is a commitment to lifelong learning. We engage with this by offering training workshops led by some of our gifted community members on a wide variety of relevant topics. Our training workshops are open to anyone in the greater Cape Town area. Contact us for more information: info@eastmountain.tv 

Some workshop examples include
  • Overview of the Bible: The Bible as a Story
  • When Helping Hurts: A Framework for Understanding Poverty
  • Cultural Blindspots
  • Animism
  • Adult Dialogue Education
  • Roadmap to Reconciliation
  • Addressing Trauma in Children's Ministry

Theological Learning Cohorts

East Mountain is a learning community passionate about the study of the Scriptures. One way that we mobilize leaders in the local community is by creating opportunities for rich conversation. In Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, South Africa, we facilitate learning cohorts, groups of adults who meet with their peers to discuss topics centered around the Bible and Christian living. Cohorts typically meet once a month and read over similar content to prepare for their cohort meeting. 
A typical cohort meeting includes a casual meal and a brief time of worship and mingling, followed by rich dialogue.

We currently have three levels of cohorts:
  • Fundamental Elements of the Bible Cohort
  • Leaders Cohort
  • Scholars Cohort
Our cohorts are open to anyone in the greater Cape Town and Port Elizabeth areas who would like to learn with us. Contact us for more information.