Tentmaking Seminar Comes to Fort Myers, FL February 20, 2018

Where: First Assembly of God, 4701 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers
When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time: 2:30 – 4:30pm & an encore presentation 7 – 9 pm
Brought to you by the Discipleship School of Fort Myers and Global Intent
Contact: Contact Phill Sandahl at
phill@intent.org, or 239.243.0881 for more information.

This intensive & informative seminar will cover:

  • Tentmaking in the Bible, history & today
  • Stories of tentmakers challenges and victories
  • Why is tentmaking needed?
  • Who can be tentmakers?
  • How do tentmakers prepare?
  • What are the steps?
  • What are the training options?

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Rev. David Cross Appointed Executive Director of Global Intent

Fort Myers, Florida, October 1, 2017 – Global Intent has announced the appointment of Rev. David Cross as their new Executive Director. He succeeds Ari Rocklin, who has faithfully served as Interim Executive Director since June 2016.

David Cross has served as Vice President of Information Technology for Pioneers in Orlando, Florida since 2012. Previously, he served for nine years as field staff and Team Leader for Pioneers/Arab World Ministries both in the United States and the Arabian Gulf.

“Global Intent is passionate about God, passionate about work and passionate about the unreached. It is my privilege to apply my years of tentmaking experience to train and equip other tentmakers for effective ministry across the globe among the unreached,” notes Rev. Cross.

David Cross has been focused on reaching the least-reached for 25 years through different ministry opportunities. He has been keynote speaker and preacher at numerous colleges, universities, churches and Christian camps to mobilize people to be a part of the Great Commission, particularly among unreached people groups who have not had the opportunity to hear the Gospel in a way they can understand.

Through their personal tentmaking ministry, David and his wife Cheryl have seen several churches planted with 125 Persian Muslim Background Believers coming to faith. Their five home-schooled children are preparing for ministry careers serving the Lord.

David Cross holds undergraduate degrees in Biblical Studies and Bible from the University of Northwestern – St. Paul, and a graduate degree in Linguistics from the University of North Dakota. He is author of the book Mondays In the Middle East: The Lighter Side of Arabian Nights and contributor to The Desert Is Alive!

Global Intent was founded in 1984 by Ruth Siemens to prepare people to effectively minister to the least reached while practicing their profession overseas. With the one-week training seminars Global Intent shows  these global professionals how to integrate their work and faith through their careers as teachers, engineers, doctors, dentists, etc. to fulfill the call to ministry among the unreached. Global Intent is based in Fort Myers, Florida with partner training offices in Norway, Spain and Brazil. 

August 10, 2017

FREE eBook
Mondays in the Middle East – David Cross


June 1, 2017

We are excited at the launch of GLOBAL Intent and this new website!

“Our new minimalist website has been designed to work well on the mobile platform, to load fast, ‘no splash – no flash’, no pictures of random people, just the facts. A resource rich website with a simple navigation structure designed to get people to what they are looking for in 3 clicks or less. – We help you get there!”

We will be adding more resources and features in the coming months. Additionally, a new article will be posted monthly. Stay tuned!’



We have a limited number of these Kingston 8GB engraved USB sticks. They come in a tin presentation box. We suggest you put the USB on your key chain so it will be available should the need arise to copy or share something. The tin box would look nice on your work desk, especially if filled with your favorite mints.

For a donation of $100 or more, we will send you one post haste!

Go to our donation page and let us know you want one.

Tentmaking Today

Formerly known as Tentmaking Briefs, this widely read eJournal will be launched as an independent publication for the worldwide tentmaking movement in September 2017.

Online Course

The online version of our class room course will soon be available from just about anywhere in the world.


“I see the competitive advantage of the Integrated Faith Tentmaking Course to be a field-driven approach combined with experience-based teaching. This kind of practical teaching, especially in the form of case studies directly from tentmakers in sensitive areas, is unique. I have not found the same real-life storytelling capability and deep in-field-knowledge anywhere else in the field of teaching on mission”.
– Linda Christiansen 
Missions Consultant & Missions Pastor






Tentmaking Seminars

As of June 2017, this seminar has been attended by 2897 people in 13 countries. We can bring it to your church or organization, just contact us.


  • Tentmakers personal stories
  • Biblical basis of tentmaking & work
  • Today’s tentmaker challenges
  • Working in sensitive areas
  • Finding an international job
  • Cross cultural preparation
  • Principle of Tolerable Risk
  • Real world Case Studies
  • Sending platforms
  • Spiritual challenges & disciplines
  • Telling your story
  • Sharing your Faith @ Work
  • Hospitality as ministry
  • Making disciples that make disciples
  • Starting a Bible study in your home
  • House church planting
  • Team Dynamics
  • Tentmakers and their churches
  • The preparation process
  • How to promote tentmaking

If I could roll back the last six years of education GO Equipped is the one course I would HAVE to take. It is the most concise and practical.

For 2 days, God was pouring out experiences, examples, strategies and opportunities to merge my talents and career with my ministry. – Mexico 2015

The snow and cold did not dampen our time together at this wonderful missions school. I was amazed to find participants from Moldova, Germany, Finland, Brazil, Italy, Norway and Canada!

I told my former boss that this course was one of the best programs for training missionaries I have participated in. Please pass my gratitude to all the teachers. – Mission Leader | USA

I sat in class living one “wow” moment to another. Just when I thought it could not get any better, you upped the ante. I will be digesting what I heard for years to come.

Not only did this course help me plan for going as a tentmaker, it also gave me practical advice on how to start being active with sharing my faith here at home while I finish my studies.

The local church I Pastor in Pretoria is no longer the same after my training in Florida early this year. Everyone knows it is their responsibility to go into their work places and neighborhood to win souls to the Lord. – Sammy M, South Africa

I was impressed by the teachers & their creative teaching, not “death by power point”. I absorbed much more due to the effectiveness of the presentation and handouts.

Coming to a GO EQuipped course will re-energize your faith walk and give you ideas you can put into effect now, and guide you in what to consider for the future. – Pharmacist

This approach to missions needs to be promoted broadly and influence a younger generation to prayerfully consider serving God in this way.

Expected practical advice for missions. It was much more than that. Lots of new ideas that I can apply for everyday life and pass on to others.