Our Vision 

student.jpgOur primary vision is to explain and show the Gospel to people who speak English as a second or other language.  Our heart is that people from different nations would come to know God's love and His saving power in Jesus.  We also want to see people grow in confidence in their use of the English language. 

This vision is realised through the free local Bible and English classes that we offer to people who speak English as a second or other language.  We express God's love to our students in real ways through pastoral support, friendship and practical help.  As a result, we have seen many people respond to the love of Jesus, the One who changes lives.  God's life-changing power is at work in the lives of the students, through God's Word and by the power of His Holy Spirit.

OpenWORD also has a vision to equip and encourage churches and individuals undertaking similar projects in their own localities. OpenWORD is involved in the following developmental work:

  • developing and disseminating Bible and English lesson materials
  • working with national and international organisations which have a similar vision to reach the nations
  • training Bible and English teachers and classroom support assistants
  • raising awareness about the potential of Bible and English language provision (participating in conferences through running seminars and presenting the work of OpenWORD)