Mission: To mobilize christian churches to transform lives and neighborhoods in the name of christ.
Programs: Loving our neighbor - this program helps people become missionaries on their own streets by praying caring and sharing with their neighbors.
community coalitions - e. S. A. Has developed over forty coalitions addressing specific needs, such as disability ministries, missions network and others. Esa staff convenes the citybuilders roundtable, a group of christian, non-profit leaders who meet to discuss best practices and to assist one another through networking and training resources. Community coalitions is vital to both accomplish our mission and to improve our community.
love in the name of christ. This program acts as a clearing house and organizing churches in the fresno area to meet the emergency needs of hundreds of people due to economic conditions.
ESA/Love INC helps people regardless of their religious background. Their goal is to connect clients to a helping church who can come alongside them and enfold them into their congregation. Marvin Olasky author and publisher of World Magazine wrote in his book 'Tragedy of American Compassion’ There are three things the poor need 1. Affiliation/belonging to a caring group of people. 2. Bonding/ having a few close caring people in their lives. 3. Categorization/food, clothing, shelter, money. ESA mobilizes the church to do that. The church is the largest company in our city, with branch offices in almost every neighborhood, where the poor can go to get the basics of life.