‘More than a language school’

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‘More than a language school’ is for anyone who wants to see their English classes become a place of hope for the nations as internationals are pointed to Christ.

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‘More than a language school’ is for anyone who wants to see their English classes become a place of hope for the nations as internationals are pointed to Christ. Of course, we want to offer good quality English lessons but as followers of Jesus we have so much more to offer them in the message of the gospel.

Whether you feel that you’re seeing and taking lots of opportunities to share Christ, or whether the opposite is true, this seminar should help you assess your current situation and what steps you could take to improve things. The seminar won’t be covering specifically Christian curricula, but rather will look at practical steps that can be taken to help pave the way for opportunities. We want to make sure that from the vision statement to the way we build relationships outside the classroom, Christ is central.

  • Hillary Wilkinson

    I’m currently at Oak Hill College, London, where my husband is training to be a pastor and I am taking the opportunity to do some study as well. I work part-time with Maura Baldwin on the two:nineteen project, looking to resource people in their outreach to internationals.

    When I lived in France for a year, I can remember feeling vulnerable and child-like when I first arrived, but soon realised that even a smile from a stranger could really help. This fuelled a desire to help internationals back in the UK and gave me the confidence to believe that a little kindness can go a long way. Of course knowing the Lord is huge motivation as we know he is the Saviour of the nations and we have the privilege of holding out the word of life to internationals.
    In the summer I love getting out into the countryside with my husband for a walk and a picnic. In the winter, I’m more likely to occupy a comfy sofa in a café with a weekend newspaper and large latte!

    I think there’s often a lot of fear surrounding the issue of how we can each personally enlarge our cross-cultural outreach, but at a basic level it probably starts by aiming to be a good neighbour and friend. Smiling at our neighbours, asking how they are or asking about their family are all fairly simple steps that don’t require a lot of courage but who knows where that might lead? It’s about being prayerfully intentional in the day-to-day, in the places God has put us.