English Language Resources
Equipping English teachers in ministry with resources and professional development
opportunities resulting in excellence in teaching and in culturally appropriate outreach.
Philosophy of Ministry
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a God-given opportunity to show Christ and to make Him known in countries around the world and in North America. We believe that to gain the respect of students and to earn the right to be heard concerning the Gospel, we must display excellence in teaching English. “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus …” Colossians 3:17.
The principles of English language ministry are 1) Be ethical, 2) Be hospitable, and 3) Be in prayer.
- Those involved in English language ministry must be ethical, i.e., we must do what we say we are doing. We must avoid a “bait-and-switch” mentality in which we advertise English classes without delivering what we promise. We must be excellent English teachers.
- Those in English language ministry must also practice hospitality. Love must be evident in all we do. Classes should involve relationship-building and involve personal ministry.
- We also need to be in prayer. Prayer must be given for our students and for our teachers. Prayer must be an integral part of our churches and our English language ministries.