While immigration may seem to many like a hot-button political topic, it is actually a chance for the Church to do what we are called to do—take care of those in need and extend unconditional love. Today, immigrants from around the world make up approximately 13% of the U.S. population and 20% of Canada’s. An estimated one in seven people who reside in the United States is from another nation, and millions of these immigrants have limited English proficiency. Can you imagine what it would be like to leave everything you’ve known and live in a place that was completely foreign?
You can make a difference in the lives of immigrants in your community—whether they are professionals, students or refugees. Use English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to help meet immigrants’ basic needs and share the hope of the gospel with them.
Download these resources:
- Adult Reading and Writing
- A Guide for Teaching Church-based ESL Ministries
- Teaching English as a Foreign Language
English Lessons from the Bible: Book of Mark
To locate an ESL trainer who will assist you in preparing for ESL ministry, contact the National Literacy Missions Partnership through the form below.