Crossing Cultures with Jesus

I wish I’d read this book years ago. I certainly wish I’d read it before I repeatedly offered food to my friend, Ibrahim, who kept politely refusing! If only I’d read a book which pointed out how gaining ‘awareness of a few basic cultural differences that impact relationships (can) help us build trust more effectively’… Read more »

‘Art and Paintings’ – an online lesson plan for intermediate and higher level learners

Online Lesson Plan (Zoom) Topic: Art and Paintings              Level: Intermediate and above   Preparing your learners and helpers before the lesson: Suggest 5 famous pieces of art from the collection on the national gallery website (see resources) together with a worksheet which contains a table of categories. Learners choose… Read more »

‘Seasons’ – an online lesson plan for lower level learners

This lesson has been created by the 2:19 during the Coronavirus pandemic. At this time it isn’t clear when we will be able to teach again face to face so many churches have moved over to teaching online using video conferencing platforms. We hope this is useful for those who have made that transition. Online… Read more »

What does 2:19 look like in practice?

Hilary Nichols describes her experience leading an English language class, with the help of 2:19, in Highlands Village, North London. The surrounding area comprises lots of flats, with a diverse population. It has been difficult to reach into the community as most people live in closed flats. It is serviced by two large primary schools… Read more »

Top tips for online English teaching & iCafs

If this title reminds you how mindboggled and bamboozled you have felt recently by all this online stuff, stick with us as we try to de-code some of it for you.  Seldom has there been such an intense time of change and adaptation required as we are experiencing at the moment.  We are sure that… Read more »

Bingo! It’s an Easter lesson

This activity is based around playing a game of Bingo with your learners!  It is one of the many activities included in our Easter Lesson Pack and can be used as a one-hour lesson or even a café-style activity.   The Easter pack itself has enough resources and ideas for 2-3 hours so is well worth… Read more »

Understanding the Chinese Worldview – by David Baldwin

Scenario from 2019 Forum: Chinese worldview –     My non-Christian parents have always struggled with the fact that I am going into Christian ministry. On a recent family visit to an auntie’s house, the auntie mentioned that she’s practiced in Chinese numerology; fortune telling by birthdays. She offered to do me and before I could object my parents had already… Read more »

Tavid & Marcin’s Stories

Watch David tell Jonathan two very different stories of men who met Jesus through 2:19’s work and local churches reaching out to help immigrants.

Interacting with our Hindu friends – by Dan Strange

When witnessing to our Hindu neighbours we can feel inadequate and ill-equipped. How might we engage in a way that naturally leads to Jesus. Here are some steps we might work through: 1. Enter – We need to take time to listen carefully to their worldview and understand what’s going underneath. One particular issue I’ve… Read more »

Using Christmas carols in a lesson

Christmas carols are rich with narrative, cultural significance and timeless lyrics. Packed full of gospel truths, they are also an ideal tool for introducing our students to the most precious gift of all. Research has shown that music in general is a valuable tool for language teaching. Through song, we can build vocabulary, change the… Read more »