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We believe that education is an effective catalyst bringing hope to individuals and positive transformation to societies.

We follow our Lord Jesus Christ by engaging with the needs of this world – physical, relational, and spiritual. Our teachers use their skills and contexts to bring Christ’s light and healing to all – children, adults, leaders, and mission workers alike.

We go. TeachBeyond recruits and sends Christian educators, administrators, and workers to serve in many different schools and organizations across the globe.

We equip. TeachBeyond equips educators, schools, and organizations to serve our Lord in pursuit of our common vision for transformational education.

TeachBeyond has dozens of consultants and coaches who work with like-minded schools and organizations to provide continuing education to teachers, administrators, boards, and school owners.

We partner. TeachBeyond rarely works alone. We partner with groups, organizations, and institutions in pursuit of our mission.

In partnership with local organizations, TeachBeyond co-owns and supports a number of K-12 schools, English language learning programs, and projects.

TeachBeyond’s Network

We serve K-12 schools, language centers, universities and seminaries, in teacher training, English camps, and in many other places where teaching and learning occurs, formally or informally.

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What can TeachBeyond do for your organization?

Arbor Christian Academy
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Serving local students in the Dominican Republic starting in 2017, the school features pre-k through elementary school.

Belize Christian Academy
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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.

Black Forest Academy
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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
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BridgeWay North American School opened in 2017 in Mexico City. Its bilingual curriculum includes English instruction by American and Canadian teachers.

Fateb Kinshasa Academy
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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.

Janz Team Gramado
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Janz Team Gramado is a campus with meeting and camping facilities. This is where TeachBeyond Brasil holds many of its events.

Léman International Academy
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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
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.

Harmony International School
As its name implies, Harmony offers classes in fine and performing arts to students of all ages and ability levels within an English-speaking environment.

Haven International School
With a celebrated opening in 2017, Haven International School become 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.

Quest
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Founded in Brazil in 2008,  Quest develops people of all ages by educating, challenging, and serving them in an experiential adventure camp environment.

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.

Partnering Programs

International Schools

TeachBeyond works with more than 30 international schools (K-12), serving the children of expatriates and Christian workers, thereby supporting world missions by training the next generation. Among these is our oldest school, Black Forest Academy, in Germany. Some of these institutions are TeachBeyond schools, others are quality schools owned by partnering agencies. Some are committed to introducing Christ to uninformed students, while others focus on serving the needs of the international Christian workers’ community.

National Schools

TeachBeyond works with national schools and school start-ups that are committed to academic achievement, English language enrichment, and teaching with a vision for transforming lives. Parents across the globe desire a better education for their children, often defined as a commitment to learning English and meeting international standards. TeachBeyond is actively involved in helping start schools that address these expectations. These institutions are in key locations in Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. At the core of all these initiatives is our holistic philosophy of transformational education.

ESL / Language Learning

Short-term teams from North American churches run summer English camps in Europe, Eurasia, and South America. Teens at the camps receive an introduction to the Bible while learning English and enjoying a cross-cultural experience.

Universities, Colleges, Seminaries

For a number of years TeachBeyond has been sending lecturers, ESL instructors, administrators, and professors to post-secondary institutions and partner organizations. New opportunities are emerging in the fields of teacher training, Biblical and theological studies, and the teaching of English in post-secondary institutions.

Informal Education

In environments as diverse as a street corner, a concert hall, or a campsite under the stars, educators proclaim Christ in ways appropriate to the cultural and political situation. TeachBeyond offers informal education and equipping services to individuals, organizations, and institutions. These services include camps and retreats, the “Godly Play,” counseling, marriage enrichment seminars and retreats, leadership development seminars, and continuing education. Some of this equipping takes place in a teacher conference or seminar format in countries where such services are not readily available. In addition, short-term courses on issues of interest to adults from a variety of vocational backgrounds are also offered.

Our President

Dr. George Durance

Dr. George Durance

George Durance was born in Canada in 1951. He was educated in Canada, the United States, and England, and received diplomas and degrees in biblical studies, history, and education. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Durham, UK, and is the recipient of a number of awards and honorary titles. His professional career began as a high school Social Studies teacher in Calgary. Three years later he moved to Germany where he taught at Black Forest Academy, becoming principal of the school in 1987 and director in 1992.

Dr. Durance returned to Canada in 1997 to become the president of Ambrose University College. During his twelve-year tenure he not only helped reposition the school as a liberal arts university, but also relocated the school to another province and built a new campus. In 2009 he accepted the appointment of president of TeachBeyond. He has helped cast a new vision and introduced a strategic planning process. This has led to the merger of several organizations and the launching of significant educational initiatives in East Asia, India, Europe, Africa, and South America.

George is married and has three children, eight grandsons, and two granddaughters. His hobbies and personal interests include music, literature, sports, epic movies, landscaping, and long walks/hikes. He is actively involved in a local church and has been a board member of two schools and one mission society. He has stated that his intention as a leader is to ask God for impossible things – things that only God can do – so that the Kingdom is furthered and Christ alone is glorified.

Our History

TeachBeyond was born on the western Canadian prairies in 1954, when Leo Janz committed himself to bringing the biblical message of hope to post-war Germany. Several members of his family joined him to create The Janz Brothers Gospel Association, which began broadcasting over Radio Luxembourg in 1955. News of the Association’s radio, church, music, and educational work spread to German-speaking communities in Europe. As opportunities grew, the original Janz Association established various national Janz organizations to serve needs in Europe and South America.

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From left: Hildor Janz, Adolf Janz, Leo Janz, Cornelius Enns, and Harding Braaten. Germany, 1971.

Today the founding association is known as TeachBeyond. Its primary emphasis is on educational initiatives, such as schools, English language camps, and professional seminars. The name TeachBeyond reflects the organization’s commitment to teaching beyond one-dimensional, utilitarian forms of education to a comprehensive, holistic form of education.