ESOM California

Financial Information


Initial Payment

An initial payment of $200 is required to confirm your place upon your acceptance into the course. This must be paid within two weeks after being accepted into ESOM. The remainder of your $1500 course fee must be paid by September 14th, 2019. 

Additional Costs

The course fees cover expenses such as our annual retreat as well as event costs, workbooks, handouts and staff costs. They do not cover  books on the course reading list, or travel and accommodation costs for mission trips. These will need to be budgeted for by the student during the year. 

Self Financing 

Students will need to work out in advance some form of financial support to cover their fees and their entire living expenses for the year. This support could be from personal savings or it could be from ongoing support through their local church, small group or family and friends. 

There is a level of faith required in raising support and we believe that personal responsibility and self-management should also be a key part of this process; this means that students should take full responsibility for meeting their financial commitments.  

There is no remuneration or financial help from Vineyard Anaheim or Commonwealth towards fees or living costs. 


Students will be required, as part of the application form, to sign a commitment agreeing to the financial implications of attending California Encounter School of Mission as outlined previously. This commitment states that they agree to organize their support in advance of starting, and that they agree that it is their responsibility to cover their entire living expenses for the year on time. 

Early Withdrawal / Expulsion  

Due to students having committed to the course in advance, if any students decide to leave the school early or are removed from the course for discipline reasons, they are required to cover any costs incurred throughout the remainder of the year.