Find a Faith Based ESL Ministry in the U.S.

Southern Baptists have been teaching ESL through local churches for more than 50 years. To find a ministry, check out National Literacy Missions Partnership representing ESL ministries in 19 different U.S. states. Contact Claudean Boatman, National Coordinator at: or telephone:             (970)371-3091


teaching resources

The North American Mission Board offers free downloads of the ESL textbooks, ENGLISH LESSONS from the BIBLE:  BOOK of MARK by Glenda Reece. The books teach everyday spoken English using biblical stories from the life of Christ.

For additional resources by Glenda Reece, please go to her website at

The Mission to North America Presbyterian Church in America has a great website full of ideas and resources for ESL ministries. Teachers will find ideas to use in their classes. Program Directors will see ideas for special events with students. There's info on how to start an ESL school. A compilation of available resources on the internet is most informative.


Resources for sharing concepts of faith with esl students

Are you looking for resources to share concepts of faith with your ESL students? Check out these two items from Doris Dillard Edwards.

Learning of Jesus features twelve lessons for teaching English to speakers of other languages using the Lipson Method. Both the book and the accompanying PowerPoint are available as free downloads from the North Carolina Baptists website. Choose the Literacy Missions page and find the download under Featured Resources: Learning of Jesus and the Learning of Jesus PowerPoint.

Windows to the World is a 12 lesson curriculum based on the JESUS film produced by the JESUS Film Project and Campus Crusade for Christ. 


teaching english as a foreign language outside north america

Need some training in teaching methods for English as a Foreign Language?

Check out Doris Dillard Edward's training manual, Beyond Our Borders (BOB). This free download is available from the North Carolina Baptists website. Choose the Literacy Missions page and find the download under Featured Resources: Beyond Our Borders Manual