Equipped nearly 1,500 educators around the world through formal and informal programs.
Global Annual Report
2019 marks the end of year five of our six-year strategic plan, “A Vision for Transformation 2015-2020.”
Here are the 8 highlights for 2019:
Meet the TeachBeyond Family
Acamp Serra are camping ministries in Brazil that provide overnight and day camps for children, teens, and families.
Arbor Christian Academy
Serving local students in the Dominican Republic starting in 2017, the school features pre-K through elementary school.
Belize Christian Academy
Founded in 1993 by Charlie and Judy Williams, Belize Christian Academy serves approximately 235 local and missionary students ranging from kindergarteners to high school seniors.
Beyond Borders sends Christian educators, administrators, and staff to provide transformational education to the displaced and marginalized.
Beyond Inglês offers a quality English program in a suburb of Brasilia to students of all economic levels, and offers the hope of Christ through transformational education.
Black Forest Academy
Black Forest Academy in Germany has operated since 1956, providing a quality education to approximately 340 local and boarding students whose families serve in more than 50 countries.
BridgeWay North American School
BridgeWay North American School opened in 2017 in Mexico City. Its bilingual curriculum includes English instruction by American and Canadian teachers.
Fateb Kinshasa Academy
TeachBeyond and Bangui Evangelical School of Theology opened Fateb Kinshasa Academy in 2015 in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Forerunner International School
Forerunner International School has both day and boarding students. It brings quality education to the poorest province in the nation.
Located in the second largest city in this South Asian country, Founders Academy provides English-medium instruction using an American curriculum. The school provides an international education that prepares local students for study at world-class universities.
Haven International School
With a celebrated opening in 2017, Haven International School became the first of it’s kind in this southeast Asian port city. It serves as the only bilingual school in the community, emphasizing elementary education and positive community impact.
International Education Services
International Education Services is a school located in one of the largest unreached nations in the 10/40 window. Its purpose is the education of the children of families called to ministry in this country, thereby enabling them to remain on the field.
Janz Team Gramado
Janz Team Gramado is a campus with meeting and camping facilities. This is where TeachBeyond Brasil holds many of its events.
Léman International Academy
Léman International Academy opened in 2010 to offer a French/English bilingual education for ages 3 to 11. It is located near Geneva and follows a Swiss curriculum.
LiveBeyond, founded in 2008 with the name Atos and renamed in 2016, transforms youth in Brasil through theoretical and practical training in internships and missionary trips.
New Hope International School
New Hope was founded in 2015 with a vision to be the premier bilingual school serving the city and preparing students to positively influence their community.
Open Schools Worldwide
Open Schools Worldwide gives marginalized children with no access to schools the opportunity to learn numeracy and literacy to the third grade level.
Rainforest Academy in Southeast Asia
Rainforest Academy is located in an Asian country along the equator. Founded in 2009, this private, faith-based school has a student body of about 200.
Working Together To Love The Marginalized
Department: Open Schools Worldwide // Alan McIlhenny PhD / Co-Founder
In June 2019, TeachBeyond and Open Schools Worldwide exchanged plaques: “In celebration of Open Schools Worldwide joining TeachBeyond” and “Open Schools Worldwide expresses a deep appreciation for the warm and gracious embrace of TeachBeyond in welcoming our family of staff, partners, volunteers, and grateful children into the family of TeachBeyond. Our prayer is that we may be a rich blessing to one another.”
Open Schools had started as a program of ACSI. Our vision was to bring hope through life-changing learning to children unable to access schooling. Our model was to train and resource students from Christian high schools in Africa to reach out and serve such children in their locality. Churches and Christian community groups quickly grasped the concept and our program grew beyond what was appropriate for an association of schools; we became an independent mission!
The number of children not in education is huge; our small team is able to serve just a tiny fraction of them. At the same time, we were very conscious that the founders of Open Schools were now in their mid-seventies. We urgently started to pray that the Lord would lead us into a relationship with an-other mission that would enable us to reach more children and ensure the future of our ministry. The Lord has wonderfully answered our prayers as we joined TeachBeyond.Keep Reading...
Our first project together is with Beyond Borders, beside the huge garbage dump at Korah, an urban slum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Twenty children attend our Open School here. Some parents were initially reluctant to let their children attend, as they feared the loss of income from the reduced time their children were able to spend scavenging on the dump. However, the joy and pride on the parents’ faces at a recent parents’ meeting, when the students displayed their work and read aloud, spoke of the wonderful transformation that is taking place. As our teachers share God’s love with these most marginalised of children they are bringing hope, now and for eternity.
Providing Tools and Resources to all of Our Members
Department: Educational Services // Joe Neff / Director
Educational Services equips, empowers, and encourages TeachBeyond educational projects and the people in them. Staff serving schools, higher education, informal education, and life long learning come together to provide our members and partners with educational philosophy, transformational education practices, and support for local and contextualized programs through mutual life changing relationships and collaboration to meet needs.Keep Reading...
The Educational Services team develops resources and training to advance transformational education for all programs and members. School Services provides everything from Teacher Education Services and curriculum help to board training and school leadership support. Higher Education works with seminaries and universities to provide transformational education at the post-secondary level with courses, degree programs, and partnerships. Informal Education supports a large range of camps, after school programs, language centers, leadership training, and other non-school based transformational education including our new Lingo language center franchise. Life Long Learning provides resources for the ongoing growth of TeachBeyond members.
The hope of Educational Services is advance the TeachBeyond mission and goals in transformational education by loving our members and seeing God’s grace through the power of the Holy Spirit transform our lives first and then the lives of our learners of all ages and sorts, everywhere we serve.
Provision from Unexpected Places
Department: Advancement // Mike Koerber / Director
As I reflect on what God has done around the world through TeachBeyond in 2019, I am profoundly thankful for many thousands of financial partners who make this work possible. Our members and projects are dependent on the prayers and financial support from those who share in the vision of seeing individuals and communities transformed by God in educational settings. TeachBeyond’s Advancement Department focuses on inviting individuals to participate in this work of transformation by investing their financial resources. We are grateful for those who respond by partnering financially with TeachBeyond members, schools, and projects – as well as the Global Impact Fund, which supports the advancement of the mission as a whole. Every year, we are awed by countless stories of how God provides, often in unexpected ways.Keep Reading...
One example of God’s unexpected provision this past year involves a gift to the Global Impact Fund that helped us reach our $150,000 faith-stretching goal for 2019. A couple serving with TeachBeyond, who was already responsible for raising funds for their own ministry plus another major initiative, wanted to also give to the Global Impact Fund. However, the gift amount they felt God leading them to commit to was beyond what seemed possible. As the time to make the gift drew near, these members were surprised to learn of a completely unanticipated and extraordinarily generous gift for their ministry. Amazingly, they noticed that 10% of the gift to their ministry equaled the amount that they had committed to giving to the Global Impact Fund! This couple saw it as a clear sign of the Lord’s provision for their ministry that also allowed them to have the joy in giving to further the global advance of TeachBeyond. This is just one of many examples of how we saw God’s hand so clearly in providing for His work in 2019, and we look forward to hearing more of these stories in 2020 as the Lord raises up additional financial partners and resources.
Survey To Support Members Better
Department: People Services // Monica Bonifield / Director
In the Fall of 2019, People Services approached the Annual Summary (member engagement survey) in a whole new way. A new survey, The Mission Wellness Evaluation, was developed and piloted to assess member engagement, mission and organization effectiveness, and member service satisfaction. We tested eleven questions to cover the following three themes: organizational management, community and work environment, and career development.Keep Reading...
The intention behind the survey was to see where TeachBeyond is leading or lagging in serving its members in their personal and professional growth. The data will be used to assess how we might help our members be more effective, better developed, and serve longer with our mission. For 2020, People Services will expand the survey to reach our broader global member community.
Informal Education Growing in Central Asia
Department: Informal Education // Diane Kraines / Director
“It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation. Rather, as it is written: ‘Those who were not told about him will see, and those who have not heard will understand.’” Romans 15:20-21
Why Central Asia? Located between Europe and Asia, this region needs the attention of the Church. At ½ billion people, and far less than 0.5% of whom are Christians – Central Asia is the least reached region of the world1. It is our dream to lay a foundation for Transformational Education in the region.Keep Reading...
TeachBeyond Informal Education has begun using camps as outreach in Central Asia. Through the work of camps, a small team of national leaders has developed in the region providing momentum for further projects such as Sports Club, English Club, and discussion groups. Young people are especially eager to learn more about Jesus-Messiah. Dreams and visions are being realized as one by one lives are being transformed by the love of Jesus Christ. Local leaders are being developed through ongoing projects, and discipleship is a natural outcome. What we are seeing in Central Asia is also happening in other parts of the world, where Great Commission fruit is an expected outcome of transformational education.
Some other highlights from in 2019
- Began a Transformational Leadership program for senior leaders within TeachBeyond
- Raised up new division leaders in Latin America and Asia
- Added new camps in South and Central Asia, Dominican Republic, and Serbia
- Started two new English Language Learning Institutes globally
- Trained camp leaders in Latin America
- Added Sports Leadership Programs in 3 International schools
- Developed new leaders in Central Asia
A story from one of our camps
Zarina (name changed) was one of the first campers I noticed on the bus. She sported short blue hair, a Metallica t-shirt, and a demeanor that was closed to meeting new people. At camp, Zarina ended up in our discussion group. Her response to any subject related to the existence of God or His character was harsh and atheistic. Throughout the camp, we never seemed to be able to break the ice with her.
Midway through our camp, we began praying intensely for the campers. On the last day of camp, we shared the gospel boldly with our group, talking about God’s love for us. As the camp ended and everyone went to the beach to click photographs, we noticed a big group gathered around Zarina, hugging her as she wept.
My wife and I walked Zarina away from the crowd and asked her what she was feeling. “I feel God,” she said in tears. Zarina allowed us to pray with her and committed her life to Christ right there on the beach. Looking up after the prayer, her face was bright and glowing with joy. A burden had been lifted from her heart.
1 People International, www.peopleintl.org.uk
2019 Global Financial Highlights
|Revenue by Region (R)*|
|LATIN AMERICA REGION||$1,573,629|
|US / CANADA REGION||$14,754,784|
|Expenses by Region (E)*|
|LATIN AMERICA REGION||$1,720,328|
|US / CANADA REGION||$14,074,813|
* All numbers are rough estimates based on local reports
† Numbers shown are in USD equivalent
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