We so often take English for granted. We are fluent in one of the most highly desired languages in the world: more than 1.5billion people worldwide are learning English (British Council). English opens doors for pastors in Thai churches. English represents connection to community, acceptance and esteem for bringing this gift to the community. Our Teach English Thailand teams focus on building the local church for pastors to work more positively and openly in their community.
Our journey starts in in Bangkok and the few days here will set up the rest of the trip. We’ll spend time going through cultural briefings, team building, and work through our teaching program. We’ll also go through child safety protocols. Whilst in Bangkok, every opportunity will be taken to connect to missionaries and Thai church leaders. People who have given up their homes, careers and family to serve and play their part to bring the Gospel to Thailand. Their lives and stories will impact you as you hear their vision and heart for Thai people to know Christ.
English teaching will be in schools and community settings. Our days will be full and you’ll need plenty of stamina: fun will be your fuel! Ministry to children and churches are also part of the expected team opportunities. You’ll have an opportunity to really stretch yourself in what God asks you to do by sharing testimonies and songs, praying for people you meet, and sharing God’s love and kindness.
Your attitude of ‘yes!’ is the one that is most needed for this team. We go to serve, not to be served. You need to be flexible, open to change, ready to divert from the program… ready for anything.
This trip is open to all ages and especially suited to anyone who wants to learn more about missions in action and how to be further involved through prayer, giving, or going.
Efforts will be made to arrange for the most fruitful exposure possible. These efforts usually involve the local missionaries going out of their way to arrange for activities, events and ministry opportunities for the team. So be prepared:
1. For last minute changes in programs.
2. To minister to anyone whenever opportunity arises. This could include making simple conversation, praying for a general blessing, praying for specific needs (e.g. healing), sharing a testimony, playing a simple game, etc.
3. To function as a team to help out one another.
The trip will be co-ordinated through our mission partners in Bangkok and in rural areas of Thailand. We will see church expressed in many different ways – after school center, kids club, Youth Remand Center, home churches, coffee shop churches.
Sr. High, College, Adult, and Seniors
Individuals, Groups [max size 12], Married Couples, and Families
No formal training required.
Previous experience in English teaching would be good to have.
Participants should agree to our Statement of Faith in our Lord Jesus
Funds needed: Total : $1,125 (US)
Included in Cost: Lodging and Meals
Other Cost given is for 14 days and will be confirmed when dates are finalized. Amount includes all local ministry travel expenses, all meals and shared accommodation in a budget hotel or church. Accommodation and facilities may be basic in rural areas.
Travel fares to and from Bangkok, and visa fees (if any) are on top of the US$1125.
A non-refundable deposit of $150 will required to secure your booking.
You will be required to take out travel insurance and to provide evidence of your policy.
Does not include airfares to Thailand and internal airfares if required.
There will be some pre-trip preparation that will be needed and participants will need to familiarize themselves with the preparation activities. Such activities may include:
1. Read fully team handbook that will be provided after you have joined the team.
2. Reading material that will provide information on the places and people that the team is visiting.
3. Preparing a testimony, a short sharing.
4. Learning some songs, game activities for purpose of interaction.
5. Collecting, cleaning and packing items from donors and friends that can be a blessing to the ministry and people we are visiting.
6. Go through check lists to ensure that all administrative arrangements are made correctly.
7. Skype calls among team leader / members.
8. Undertake a strengths assessment, (or similar) and be willing to discuss with the Team Leader.
9. One day of in-country team briefing and training will also be held at the commencement of the trip.
10. Review and agree to team code of conduct.
Debriefing: In-country debriefing will be held on the final day of our trip. This will be followed up with individual conversations and support when you return home.
It may be possible to customize a trip for your group – just ask.