The INN: Teaching English

The INN (The International Neighborhood Network) is proud to serve the international community through fun and effective English classes. As we help our friends and neighbors become more proficient in the English language, we are preparing them for U.S. citizenship, employment, and life in the US. We do this in response to God’s great love and sacrifice for us! It is a joy to share our life, time, skills, and love with those around us in practical ways.

Teaching English meets a significant felt need in the communities we serve. ESL classes serve as natural connectors between the team and the diaspora community. From our earliest contact within the community, we identify ourselves as followers of Jesus Christ. This lays a firm foundation and opens the door for ongoing, deeper conversations about the gospel.

Teaching English to non-native speakers of all ages is both challenging and rewarding. English teachers are needed at every INN site.

Join The INN and use your skills, education, and spiritual gifts to serve the nations among us! Formal Bible training and an exposure to missiological principles is helpful, but not required.

  • TESL Training: Training or experience in teaching English
  • Understanding of Culture and Worldview: Ability to be patient and display cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Mature Christian: People who love God, love people, and can maintain spiritual disciplines as they work with people resistant to the gospel
  • Evangelism and Discipleship: Desire to share the gospel and disciple people from different world views, religions, and backgrounds
  • Church Planting and Multiplication: Desire to participate in implementing creative church planting and multiplication strategies
  • Team Player: Good interpersonal, listening, and communication skills, as well as the ability to work collaboratively on a team and within a local network
  • Learner: A willingness to be part of a learning community dedicated to growing their skills, gifts, and abilities in church planting and multiplication while serving in a diaspora community
  • Planning and organizing lessons that meet the team criteria and the needs of the learners
  • Providing instruction that is consistent, coordinated, and engaging
  • Using a variety of teaching techniques and strategies to help learners develop their language skills
  • Evaluating and assessing learners’ progress and providing feedback
  • Creating a supportive and positive learning environment
  • Outreach: Use your skills to build genuine friendships that help our friends adapt to life in the US by sharing the love of Christ through word and deed
  • Evangelism and Discipleship: Journey with your contacts through dynamic spiritual conversations, sharing the truths of scripture, and discipling them into an intentional, growing relationship with Christ
  • Church planting: Be part of a team that desires to plant reproducing house churches in the local diaspora community
  • Community Service: Serve local diaspora along with the team and local network through meeting felt needs and building genuine relationships