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 organisations across the globe.

We equip. TeachBeyond equips educators, schools, and organisations 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 organisations to provide continuing education to teachers, administrators, boards, and school owners.

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

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

TeachBeyond’s Network

We serve K-12 schools, language centres, 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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Arbor Christian Academy
Serving local students in the Dominican Republic starting in 2017. The school features pre-k through elementary school.

Belize Christian Academy
Founded in 1993 by Charlie and Judy Williams, Belize Christian Academy serves approximately 235 local and missionary students ranging from kindergarten to high school seniors.

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

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

Léman International Academy
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, 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, 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 SE Asia port city.  It serves as the only bilingual school in the community, emphasizing elementary education and positive community impact.

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

Rainforest Academy in SE 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 are TeachBeyond schools, others are quality schools owned by partnering agencies. Some are committed to introducing Christ to uninformed students from a hostile culture, 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

TeachBeyond sends lecturers, ESL instructors, administrators, and professors to post-secondary institutions. We have been involved in providing a variety of adult learning services for many years, supplying lecturers and professors for partner organisations. 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, organisations, and institutions. These services include camps and retreats, the “Godly Play,” counselling, 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

David Durance

David Durance

David Durance has been closely associated with TeachBeyond, formerly called Janz Team Ministries, since he was a child. Born in Calgary, Canada, he grew up in Germany where his parents worked as missionaries for 12 years at the Janz Team school, Black Forest Academy.

After studying General Biblical Studies at Ambrose University, he completed a degree in business at the University of Regina, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts. He worked in telecommunications for more than 10 years, during which he was promoted to a senior leadership role.

Mr. Durance joined TeachBeyond in 2011 when he and his wife, Nancy, moved to Asia, where he worked in a number of capacities including National Director and Regional Director. In 2015, Mr. Durance accepted the appointment as Executive Director for the work in Asia and parts of Africa. On April 1, 2019 he began serving as TeachBeyond’s second President.

Mr. Durance has been married to Nancy for 17 years, and they have four boys. He enjoys reading, singing, listening to music, playing soccer with his kids, and running with his wife.

“My desire is that TeachBeyond continues to be a catalyst for redemptive change by the power of the Holy Spirit, for learners, educators, organizations, and communities around the world.” 

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.


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

Today the founding Janz association is known as TeachBeyond. Its primary emphasis is on educational initiatives, such as English language camps, professional seminars, and schools, including Black Forest Academy, which was founded in 1956. Over 350 workers serve with TeachBeyond in countries from Southeast Asia to northern Africa, Brazil and various countries in Europe. The name TeachBeyond reflects the organization’s commitment to teaching beyond one-dimensional, utilitarian forms of education to a comprehensive, holistic form of education.

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