English Classroom Assistant in UK Midlands
Join an exciting project reaching out to the local immigrant community in Walsall, West Midlands.
Serve as a voluntary worker with our Neighbours Worldwide team in this city on the outskirts of Birmingham, supporting an English teacher and getting alongside adult students in a classroom situation.
They are eager to learn English, but many have little knowledge of Jesus or his saving grace.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
Knowledge of any South Asian language and of the culture would be an asset, but not required.
No English teaching qualification required, but you love Jesus and enjoy listening and telling stories.
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It is an occupational requirement of any role with WEC International to have a committed evangelical Christian faith, because sharing your faith will be part of that role.
About Teaching English
Fluency in English provides students with a vital skill. By teaching English you have a chance to build relationships with students, and can provide opportunities to share the gospel.
You can use your TEFL or TESOL training on a short-term mission experience with WEC. Have an opportunity to travel and experience a new culture.
TEFL training: You can study English Teaching online, or gain qualifications with one of our partners, ChristianTEFL.org
Every year there are opportunities in Brazil to teach our trainee missionaries. Here's a couple of tasters:
Jacquie taught English in Guinea-Bissau on a short term mission with WEC. Read Jacquie's story.
About Neighbours Worldwide
The world is on our doorstep!
Across the UK and Ireland there is a thriving and growing population of people from areas of the world where the gospel is not easily heard. Although living among us, most of these families still have no real knowledge of Christ or relationship with a Christian church.
Our Neighbours Worldwide ministry aims to reach unreached ethnic groups in over 14 locations across the UK and Northern Ireland.
Working alongside existing churches, our multi-cultural teams visit families, lead Bible studies, give out Christian literature, and train churches in cross-cultural evangelism. They also teach English, driving theory or sport, run community farms and charity shops, doing all they can to share the gospel in a relevant way.
Read more Stories here
About United Kingdom
The capital of the United Kingdom is London and is the largest city with a population of 10.3m. London is the fourth-largest city in Europe. Other major urban areas in the UK include Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester.
The UK is a developed country and has the world’s fifth-largest economy by GDP. The total area of the UK is approximately 243,610 square kilometres. The country occupies the major part of the British Isles archipelago which includes the Republic of Ireland. The UK has a temperate climate, with plentiful rainfall all year round.
The UK has a constitutional monarchy. King Charles III is the monarch and head of state of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as well as the Sovereign of 15 other independent Commonwealth countries. The UK has a parliamentary government based on the Westminster system that has been emulated around the world. The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, is the UK's head of government. The UK has sovereignty over 17 territories which do not form part of the UK itself (14 British Overseas Territories and three Crown dependencies).
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have devolved administrations based in their capitals: Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast respectively. Each have their own government or executive led by a First Minister.
[Main source: Wikipedia].
Religious worldviews and unreached peoples in the UK
The population of the UK is around 65.4 million.
57% profess to be Christian and of those 7.91% are Evangelical. Other main religions and belief systems include: Islam - 4.1%, Hinduism - 2.8%, Pagan religions - 0.7%, Buddhism - 0.4%, Non-religious - 34.5%.
The UK contains around 105 distinct people groups, of whom 35 are classified as 'unreached' with little access to the good news of Jesus in their community, language or culture.
[source Joshua Project]
WEC's ministries in the UK
WEC’s primary goal is to take the gospel to the least-reached peoples of the world, and to see churches planted and growing among them. WEC's work in the UK and Ireland has a long history of training and sending Christian workers all over the world, but also of identifying the unreached in our midst.
WEC International is committed to:
• Work cross-culturally among immigrant communities in several cities to see Christian communities established which reflect their cultures through our Neighbours Worldwide teams;
• Encourage and stimulate prayer for cross-cultural mission around the world, accurately researching the whole mission scene through the Operation World team;
• Partner with churches all over the UK and Ireland to mobilise their congregations into cross-cultural ministry;
• Offer opportunities for short-term cross-cultural missions exposure and pass on the vision;
• Minister to those who suffer from drug and alcohol addictions and plant churches among them through Betel’s teams;
• Train and produce media broadcast content through our Radio Worldwide ministry;
• Work with schools and churches to run children’s programmes and youth camps aiming to bring children to faith and to educate them about their potential to influence God’s world;
Please note that a tier 2 or 5 visa sponsorship would not be available for any of the current UK roles we are advertising.
Please pray with us for – integration and support for refugees and immigrants
– a national awakening
– local churches sharing the good news of Jesus
– youth and childrens' work
[Operation World, 2010 print edition]