Teaching is not just a support ministry. It's vital in sharing the gospel, displaying Christ and helping children and young people to thrive. Could you use your gifts and skills to make Jesus known among the nations?
AIM currently has 572 children from around the world serving with their families in Africa. The majority of these children are either homeschooled or attend Christian boarding schools. For that to happen, and for those children to flourish, we need missionary teachers. Homeschooling doesn’t have to be carried out by parents. And it’s not always carried out at home! But a missionary teacher, teaching the children of their team mates can mean the difference between a whole team struggling or thriving.
Children living away from home in boarding schools are in desperate need of godly role models. Just as those their parents are working among need to hear the good news of Jesus, so do their children away at school. Through your life, ministry and service, could you have a vital impact in sharing the gospel with young people?
If you feel called to teaching, but don’t think that you could serve through teaching in a boarding school or through homeschooling, there are plenty more opportunities to get involved. Could you teach English to adults, and whilst doing so, share with them the words of life? If you’re a teacher why not check out the open opportunities now, and discover God’s calling on your life?
Have a missions event or missions board at your church? Why not download a teaching opportunity sheet for others to find out more about serving in Africa?
There are so many opportunities for you to get involved in teaching across Africa. From homeschooling opportunities, time serving in schools for missionary children or serving in national schools, there’s plenty of ways for you to serve. If you’re taking a year out, a career break, early retirement, or just simply wanting to offer up time to serve God, you can apply either as an individual or as a team of two or more for 3-12 months service.
Twelve months to a lifetime… If God is calling you to use your teaching skills or you’d like to explore your giftings whilst in Africa, we would love to partner with you and your church. You could join as part of a focus team, a TIMO team among the unreached, or work to support the African church through ministries such as teaching pastors, teaching English or teaching others to teach!