Magnificent church buildings occupy places of prominence all throughout the city of Budapest. The central location of church buildings in the major squares of the city is reminiscent of an era in which the institution of the church played a significant role in the life of the city, regularly exerting its influence over many aspects of daily life. But times have changed, and the Budapest of today bears the scars of a godless, communist past while ushering in the reality of a post-Christian present. While church buildings still remain at the physical centers of the city, the church in its traditional and historical forms and expressions seems to have lost its effectiveness.
However, Hungarians are increasingly open to spiritual things, eager to experience Christian community, as expressed in a form that has relevance for them. True life-change will come about as followers of Jesus penetrate neighborhoods and communities, acting as salt, light, and leaven. Public high schools in Budapest are regularly seeking native English speakers to join their staffs as volunteer English teachers. In this remarkable way, God is opening a door for followers of Christ to have a place of relational and spiritual influence in one of the most secular sectors of Hungarian society.
- Degree in education. (TESOL training a plus!)
- Teaching experience preferable.