Spain – TESL

The TESL Provider in Spain has a unique ability to assist the church planting team by opening doors for ministry. People with formal and informal training or experience in teaching English will help their students gain a valuable skill while creating a natural bridge for building relationships and sharing the gospel.

This role is designed for workers who desire to teach English, which may include informal English clubs or formal teaching assignments. Some of the placements require internationally recognized certifications, while others may not. As the students gain valuable skills, doors will open for evangelism.

The English Teacher will use their skills, education, and spiritual gifts to serve the community. Formal Bible training and an exposure to missiological principles are helpful but not required. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Training: Formal or informal training/experience in teaching English
  • Understanding of Culture and Worldview: Ability to be patient and display cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Christian Maturity: Evidence of Christ-like character and leadership competency; a humble spirit and listening heart; Strong spiritual disciplines while working among people resistant to the gospel
  • Evangelistic Outreach Experience: Participation in the implementation of creative church planting and multiplication strategies
  • A Collaborative Style: A team player with good interpersonal, listening, and communication skills, as well as the ability to work cooperatively on a team and within a local network
  • Those wanting to serve in Spain long-term should become proficient communicators in the local language

This role requires:

  • Organization: Planning and organizing lessons that meet the team criteria and the needs of the learners
  • Dedication: Provision of instruction that is consistent, coordinated, and engaging
  • Creativity: Using a variety of teaching techniques and strategies to help learners develop their language skills in a supportive and positive learning environment
  • Communication: Evaluating and assessing learners’ progress and providing feedback
  • Evangelism and Discipleship: Building genuine friendships that welcome people through dynamic spiritual conversations, sharing the truths of Scripture, and discipling believers into an intentional, growing relationship with Christ
  • Church Planting and Expansion: Participating in a holistic, church planting team that desires to plant reproducing churches in the local community