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English as a Second Language

Reach the world right here.


God has brought “every tribe, tongue, and nation” to the doorstep of SBC of Virginia churches. Today, we have a unique opportunity to fulfill the Great Commission and “make disciples of all nations” by reaching our non-English-speaking neighbors through English as a Second Language (ESL) ministries.

Reach the world everywhere.


Southern Baptists have a great heritage of going to every part of the world to share the Good News. ESL can open doors for the Truth, in areas where traditional evangelism methods are not permitted. Training you receive can help you reach non-English- speaking friends and neighbors in Virginia, but it doesn’t stop there. ESL can help you reach the nations—from the nations.

Interested in getting involved?


Want to start an ESL ministry in your church? Interested in training to be a teacher?

Please contact Sarah DeJarnette, Mobilization Associate (804-334-4117) or sdejarnette@sbcv.org  with questions.

ESL Trainings


To teach in an ESL ministry, you are required to complete a training workshop for certification through the North American Mission Board. SBC of Virginia churches offer training at various times throughout the year. Workshop times are 6:30-9:30pm on Friday evening and 8:30am-5:00pm on Saturday for each scheduled training.

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Upcoming Training


Oak Grove Baptist Church will host a four-part workshop which qualifies you for ESL Certification through the North American Mission Board.

The ESL training has been cancelled for the upcoming weekend. We hope to reschedule this for a time in the spring.

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