Teaching ESL is a great ministry opportunity for your church.
Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to recent immigrants is an opportunity to demonstrate you care and introduce them to Jesus Christ. Because Good Soil Evangelism & Discipleship is easy-to-understand and worldview relevant, it is a helpful resource for explaining the gospel in to ESL learners.
The Story of Hope - Global English
The Story of Hope - Global English version (4th to 5th Grade Reading Level), consisting of 40 pages, is for telling or teaching the Bible’s big redemptive story in as few as fifteen minutes or as long as twenty or more hours.
The Story of Hope – Global English is an adaptation of The Story of Hope evangelistic Bible study workbook to a 4th - 5 th grade reading level by a professional Global English translator.
It presents the gospel in the way people of non-Christian worldview cultures need to be introduced to the Bible—begins in Genesis 1:1 and unfolds the Bible’s BIG redemptive story all the way through the Old and New Testaments. Thus, it provides the overall Biblical context that makes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ clear and meaningful, even for people who know nothing about the true God, the Bible, and Jesus Christ.
For intermediate or advanced ESL students; not appropriate for beginning English learners.
The Story of Hope ESL Leader's Guide (40-page Global English Edition) - Download
The leader's guide to The Story of Hope Global English Edition. Free Download.
A FREE download. Eighty-three professionally designed pages. Created by ESL instructors with years of ministry experience and educational preparation for teaching English as a second language. Includes Teacher’s Notes related to key vocabulary terms, Grammar Overview tips, as well as answers and explanations related to the Bible-related questions in the study.
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Also, there are many translated editions of The Story of Hope. If an edition is available in the language your ESL student speaks, we recommend that you also provide him/her with a copy of that edition.Translations
The Bible's BIG Story Teaching Visuals - Set of 105
Set of 105 laminated, double-sided teaching visuals for teaching the Bible's redemptive story, from Genesis through Revelation.
13.5” x 10.75” laminated printed teaching visuals. Key Bible event content on the back, event image on the front. 100+ teaching visuals, 50 Old Testament and 50 New Testament, plus five others that are of special interest with Muslims. Great for teaching the BIG Story of the Bible, that begins in Genesis and culminates in Revelation, with people who do not speak English or do not speak English well.
ChronoBible Cards: Genesis-Revelation
A complete set of 135 pocket-size cards (4.5" x 3.375") for learning and reviewing the content and chronology of the Bible's Big Story.
Pocket-size cards for learning and reviewing 100 key Bible events as they appear chronologically from Genesis through Revelation. Each Bible event card contains an image from the Good Soil Redemptive Story art collection on the front and key content information on the back. 25 major Bible era cards and 10 Chronological Bridge to Life cards included.
The Chronological Bridge to Life Visuals
Set of 8 laminated teaching visuals focusing on 8 essential truths.
How to Use the ChronoBridge to Life DVD & Card Set
This ten minute video presentation illustrates how to use the Chronological Bridge (ChronoBridge) to Life in presenting God’s story of hope.
The Chronological Bridge to Life Cards
These playing-size cards are designed to be used in presenting the "ChronoBridge to Life" in personal witnessing.
The Message of Hope - Folk/Popular Islam Version
The Message of Hope is a chronological, evangelistic Bible study of 40 redemptive events (20 old testament and 20 new testament) strategically chosen to address Muslim worldview and culture. Adapted from The Story of Hope, it incorporates the same flexibility of design to teach God’s redemptive plan and is a time-flexible (contractible and expandable) resource allowing one to present the Bible’s big redemptive story in as few as fifteen minutes or as long as twenty or more hours. The Folk / Popular Islam version has pictures visualizing each event along with Bible maps.
The Message of Hope Leader's Guide - Download
A leader's guide for use with The Message of Hope, a Bible study book for helping Muslims understand the Bible's BIG Story of redemption as it unfolds chronologically from Genesis through Revelation. Includes a lot of helpful information regarding concerns that Muslims generally have about the Bible and the Christian faith. 176 pages
Although not specifically for ESL ministry, The Message of Hope is a workbook specifically developed to introduce Muslims to the Bible’s redemptive story, culminating with Jesus Christ, God’s Son and our Savior. Begins in Genesis 1:1 and moves chronologically through the Bible.
The Leader’s Guide for The Message of Hope includes nearly 200 pages and was written by people who have lived for many years in Islamic cultures.
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Gaining Ground with Good Soil
Want to understand more about Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship? This is the place to start! NEW Visually Enhanced 2016 Edition - An evangelism and discipleship training narrative that is a scaled-down version of the Good Soil E&D seminar in a narrative format. Full color throughout.
Gaining Ground with Good Soil is an evangelism and discipleship training narrative—a scaled-down version of the Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship seminar in a narrative format. The principles gained from this book are applicable for anyone wishing to serve God through Biblical evangelism and discipleship, but is especially instructive and helpful for ministry leaders, such as leaders of ESL ministries.
The realistic, but fictional narrative, around which the book is developed, tells the story of a couple of missionaries who were frustrated and discouraged—to the point of almost giving up—because of their lack of success in evangelism and discipleship on their field. But, the “Good Soil” principles they learned from Bible study revolutionized their ministries. It will help you think through a theology of evangelism and discipleship and help you to present the gospel so that men and women will clearly understand it, sincerely embrace it, and firmly hold on to it.
Free instructional resources for individual and group study are also available for download. www.GoodSoil.com/FREE
If you are a leader of an ESL ministry, with a USA shipping address, and will commit to reading this book , we will send you a FREE (and postage-free) copy of Gaining Ground with Good Soil.
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