Code of conduct

Students will seek to ‘be imitators of God’ with ‘not even a hint of sexual immorality, or any kind of impurity,’ living as ‘children of light’ and finding out ‘what pleases the Lord’ (Ephesians 5:1-12). This standard of identity governs our personal and public life. 


ESOM is not for those who are looking for a place of recovery, self-based discipleship or for people who are coming out of a lifestyle of sin. The school is designed to be a ministry training centre where our students understand their identity, and walk in their kingdom authority and calling as children of God. Students come to serve and grow in mission. Our focus is outward not inward. 


The freedom of the ESOM environment requires a high level of self-management. Any student struggling to make wise choices will receive quick and direct feedback, which is designed to help draw out the greatness within the student. Our staff are trained and empowered to apply strength and grace to the lives of the students.  


Students are expected to attend classes, ministries, mission trips, small group and church services regularly and punctually. Students will also attend 'Impossibility Groups', which are small groups which will meet twice a month at lunchtime after class. These small groups are designed to facilitate further discussion around the classroom topics, and form deeper community throughout the ESOM year.