Mission & Vision

Our Vision Prayer

We wholeheartedly desire to serve our Father’s world, to love Jesus Christ, and to see individuals and communities transformed by His Spirit through education.

Our Mission

As followers of Jesus we are a global community providing transformational education to children and adults. We provide teaching and learning services in order to see individuals and communities become all God intends, promoting holistic personal growth and enduring social benefit.

Our Statement of Faith

We ascribe to the statement of faith of the World Evangelical Alliance that grounds our understanding of God and His world.

Our perspective on
Transformational Education

Teachers impact lives and cultures through education every day. Our vision is to go beyond – integrating faith and learning in the simple, yet profound belief that through the power of God’s Holy Spirit, lives and cultures will be transformed into Christ’s image.

TO TEACH BEYOND

We teach in classrooms – and beyond to informal community settings. We teach for vocation – and beyond to life, meaning, and purpose. We teach knowledge and skills – and beyond to character, values, and attitudes. We teach in our home towns, but always with a heart open to going beyond – to new places in the global community where Christ may send us.

We go wherever there is a teaching-learning environment, because education provides an especially effective means of engaging people. We partner together in a global community of lifelong learners who depend on the Holy Spirit for the transformation to which Christ calls us.

The TeachBeyond Distinctive

We hold to a collection of characteristics and qualities, which taken in sum, constitute our approach to transformational education. Our distinctive is the way we embrace these tenets, beliefs, and ideas which, in and of themselves are not necessarily “distinct.” The seven characteristics and qualities are:  TeachBeyond Distinctive.

For a complete list of identity statements describing TeachBeyond – including Mission Statement, Vision Prayer, Core Values, Statement of Identity, Statement of Faith, and The TeachBeyond Distinctive – go to: TeachBeyond Identity Statements.

Core Values

  • Faith: Trusting God for wisdom and provision and believing He is good in all He does, we live in bold confidence that reflects that trust.
  • Integrity: We live in such a way that our consciences are free from guilt and our actions align with our words and thoughts, so that we can be trusted and respected for who and what we actually are and are becoming (i.e., Christ followers), by God’s grace.
  • Holiness: Valuing the moral perfection of God, we pursue a life of purity as He instructs us to in His Word and enables us to live through His indwelling Spirit.
  • Love for people: Our thoughts and actions are motivated by a love for others that reflects Christ’s love for us and the world.
  • Creativity: We seek to explore, to imagine, and to invent in order to pursue that which improves and furthers God’s Kingdom on earth, while bringing joy to our Father and to those with whom we live.
  • Cultural relevance: While we embrace tradition and reject religious syncretism, we contextualize our practices to the cultures in which we live in order to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ fairly and persuasively.
  • Congeniality: Kindness, joy, civility, pleasantness, and the appreciation of fun and laughter reflect our family origins and mark our on-going interpersonal relationships.
  • Partnering with others: We believe we can usually do things better together with others than we can alone and that working collegially with the Church locally and others is a mark of the Spirit’s presence and blessing.
  • Excellence: Whatever we do, we do it wholeheartedly to the best of our ability and for the glory of God alone.
  • Stewardship: Acknowledging that the entire created order is the Lord’s and that He created human beings to be humble, faithful stewards of the world, we accept our responsibility with awe and humility and commit to loving and caring for the world as He Himself loves and cares for it.