Tony and Lisa Svendsen
Serving Ireland, Poland and Tulsa, Oklahoma
Our Mission is to Equip God’s people to Evangelize His world to Establish His Church!!!
Equip: We equip the church to be on mission, to be active participants in God’s Great Commission calling. To achieve this, we train and equip Believers with simple, biblical and reproducible tools to proclaim the gospel and make disciples.
Evangelize: Our goal is to communicate the gospel to every person on the planet. Why? Because it is God’s goal and vision for His people (Matthew 28:18-20). We do this internationally by partnering with national leaders and taking short term mission teams to train and model evangelism and discipleship. Churches in the US are also trained both for participation in short term trips but also to engage their local communities.
Establish: Jesus said He would establish His Church and the gates of Hell would not prevail against it (Matt. 16:18). For this reason, e3 seeks to follow the patterns that Jesus modeled for us in Scripture. The best way to establish healthy, reproducing churches is to ensure the multiplication of disciples.
He was a lone pastor from Oklahoma with a simple, yet profound vision. In 1987, Mike Downey left the pastorate to create a small missions organization. It consisted of believers going into new cities, preaching the Gospel, and leaving behind new churches. Originally named Global Missions Fellowship (GMF), this new organization focused on making a lasting difference around the world by securing networks of local partners who lay the groundwork for short-term mission teams.
In 2005, Global Missions Fellowship became e3 Partners. Nearly 30 years later, we are serving over 50 countries, supported by a passionate team of 450 staff. Thousands of Christians are joining us on hundreds of expeditions every year to spread the Gospel and transform communities. Our mission is simple and our name says it all. We equip God’s people to evangelize His world and establish His Church. And we do this through critical partnerships.
What We Do:
- Train churches in outreach, evangelism and disciple making/church planting strategies
- Lead short term church planting and discipleship mission trips
- Develop local/country strategies for the advancement of the gospel, disciple making
and church planting
- Conduct training events/conferences
- Catalyst for the NoPlaceLeft vision
A Little About Us:
We were married on the island of St. Thomas in 2002, and live in Tulsa OK. We both enjoy traveling, biking, hiking, reading, cooking and photography. Tony enjoys college football (Go Huskers!) and both college and high school wrestling. Lisa enjoys running, history, art and is a Docent at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa. We have served with e3 since 2006. Having the opportunity to see much of the world has truly changed our perspective on life and fueled our passion for seeing the proclamation of the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Our desire is to see people transformed by the power of the Gospel, develop their identities in Christ (become a Christ-follower) and then be empowered to live the Christian life. While we have truly been blessed to have shared the Gospel of Jesus, make disciples and plant churches with e3 in the Middle East, South America, Asia and Africa, currently our main mission focus is Europe (Ireland and Poland) as well as the US. Our life verse:
Philippians 3:10 - My goal is to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings.
We are working with e3's National Director, Andrew Clements, who lives in Kilkeel, N. Ireland, to start a church planting movement in all 32 counties across all of Ireland. Our vision is to achieve this by the year 2032, or 32 by 32. A church planting movement consists of a church that plants six churches that multiplies to the fourth generation. A church planting movement in each county would consist of 25 churches per county or 800 churches total. With the DNA of multiplication in each church, we feel by the year 2032 we could say there is NoPlaceLeft to work in Ireland. We will work with local Irish leaders to raise up laborers by holding trainings, conferences and model our vision by leading short term mission teams to engage lostness with the Gospel, make disciples and plant health multiplying churches.
At present, we are working to establish Poland as a new mission strategy for e3 Partners. Our first task is to raise up leaders and train them in our overall NoPlaceLeft vision and equip them with the tools to plant healthy reproducing churches. We are building a network of practitioners of different ministries and churches that want to be a part of this Kingdom vision for Poland and have already identified several leaders who are currently being trained. Our prayer is to see a developed plan and strategy being implemented by the end of 2017. We lead our first team to Poland in October 2016 and will lead our second in August 2017.
Because we have been called into missions, we wouldn't be fulfilling that calling if we neglected our Jerusalem which is Tulsa, OK. We are a part of a local network of churches and ministries that have a desire to see God's Kingdom expand in the Tulsa Metro area. Therefore, we are working through this network to provide training for churches to raise up laborers for the harvest. Our goal is to help them engage every community within Tulsa with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Additionally, we work with the Tulsa Metro Baptist Network to cast vision and provide training for the one hundred and sixty plus churches within the network.
We want to invite you to be part of what God is doing in this ministry. We need your partnership and want you to prayerfully consider becoming a partner with us in the Great Commission.
There are three specific areas where you can get involved:
Pray: Being a prayer partner may be one of the most important aspects of our ministry. God is the Lord of the harvest and though the harvest is plentiful, the laborers are few.
Go: Join us as laborers in the harvest. We invite you to “Go” with us on one of our mission trips. You will be equipped with everything you need to proclaim the Gospel and make disciples.
Give: We are praying for monthly partners to help meet the financial needs of the ministry. Your partnership helps us pay for our family needs as well as ministry expenses and traveling. All donations are tax deductible.
Please prayerfully consider becoming a partner at $25, $50, $75 or $100 a month
Churches please prayerfully consider becoming a partner at $100-$500 a month
Become a monthly financial partner or make a donation at:
Or by mail at:
e3 Partners Fund at Pure Charity
Searcy, AR 72145Memo Line: Svendsen #390
Email for more information:
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Matthew 28:18-20“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”