EASTERN EUROPE | English Teacher

Job title:  English Teacher

Length of Service:  Short to Mid Term

Ministry Vision / Purpose: In Eastern Europe, local educational opportunities are often under-resourced or missed altogether. Everyone should have access to quality opportunities to learn! Our non-profit organization bridges the educational gap by combining local and international resources so that communities will be transformed as people gain the confidence to initiate change.

General Description:
  

People in Eastern Europe view the English language as a key component to economic development and connection with the rest of Europe. But they lack opportunities to maintain the English they previously learned in order to improve their quality of life. As their English skills decrease from lack of use, they are left feeling hopeless and stuck, with no way out of their current situation. We provide conversation, reading, and writing practice that refines English skills and empowers people to pursue a hope-filled future. When we empower learning, confidence grows and people are better prepared to pursue their ideas and dreams!

Our team is committed to impacting communities and transforming lives through education and spiritual opportunities. With over 25 years of combined cross-cultural experience, our team in Eastern Europe is equipped and trained in sustainable and reproducible disciple-making principles. We’re not just a non-profit committed to meeting tangible needs, but we’re also a team of disciple-makers committed to sharing the Gospel message with every person in our region so they can experience a meaningful relationship with God through Jesus!

Requirements:
  • Fluent English speaker
  • A fundamental understanding of English grammar
  • Creative, engaging and willing to think outside the box
  • Initiative and follow-through
  • Self-motivation
  • Willingness to engage in language and culture learning
  • A firm grasp of the whole Gospel message
  • The ability to mentor and disciple others
  • Passion for developing intentional relationships
  • Additionally, one or more of the following skills sets: ESL certified; experience writing curriculum for classes or camps; lesson planning; tutoring; teaching. 

Field background:  

Eastern Europe has a deep, tumultuous religious history.  For many years, Communism minimized the importance of religious affiliation, but nationalistic differences always remained in tension just below the surface.  Since the regional war in the ‘90s, many people have returned to religious practice along political-nationalistic lines…Islam, Catholicism, and Orthodoxy. For most, this allegiance to religion is not reflective of a personal faith or relationship with God.  It is often more of a statement of political loyalty and an empty set of traditions and customs.  There is also a strong resistance to change and persecution against those who want or pursue change.

There is a small number of evangelical, Christ-following fellowships in Eastern Europe, but the country as a whole is still largely unreached with the Gospel message.  With a population of over 3 million people, only between 300-500 are disciples of Christ. We are committed to sharing the gospel message of the Kingdom of God with every person in our region so they can fully experience a meaningful relationship with God through Jesus Christ!