Literacy Missions Ministry

Literacy Missions Ministry reaches out into communities, meeting the literacy needs of adults and children while sharing the gospel and demonstrating the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Matthew 28: 19

Have you ever felt called to the mission field? God is so great! Internationals are now here from all over the world! You can introduce them to Jesus Christ while sharing the gospel to internationals from all over the world in your own community while teaching conversational English.

Blessed is he who reads, and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and keep those things, which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
Revelation 1:3

How many times a day do you use your ability to read? Have you ever considered how blessed you are to read a book, a street sign, a note from your best friend? Do you recall how you used your reading skills to find the correct street addresses when going for a job interview?

How often have you been reading your Bible, thanking God for teaching you something you did not know? Do you know and understand what you have read?

It is true that one in five adults is functionally illiterate with little to no reading skills at all. Do you realize what this means to a nonreader?

1. They cannot read or fill out a job application.
2. They cannot read street signs and are unable to find the address for or go to any unfamiliar location without someone going with them.
3. They cannot read prescriptions bottles or any written medical forms or information.

Sometimes we find ourselves as Christians, saying, “I don’t understand why they do not come to church.” They do not come because:

1. Most are unable to read above a fifth grade level.
2. They cannot read the Bible, a worship music, or any other Christian literature.
3. They are afraid of being asked to read.

Literacy Missions Ministry is an exciting opportunity to impact your community with the gospel. It is also an excellent way to begin a ministry with language groups that may be moving into the area or are already there.

This ministry provides workshops any church member can attend to learn how to teach:

English as a Second Language
Adult Reading and Writing
Tutoring Children and Youth
See the Sound Visual Phonics

The Literacy Ministry is a ministry that changes lives, not just for one family member but for the whole family. This ministry provides Southern Baptist churches and associations with a way to reach out to the communities, meeting needs while sharing the gospel as local churches grow and new churches are planted.

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