Teaching Experience

    10 Years

Field Experience

    12 Years

Hello there, my name is Lauren Ferguson and I cannot wait to meet you!

I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Maryland, as well as a Master’s degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Central Florida, both with academic honors. I always imagined myself teaching in a public-school setting; however, my education journey has been anything but traditional!

Over the last 12 years, the Lord has given me a passion for teaching Bible, discipleship, and character-building lessons to children, youth, and young adults through various settings. I have been a children’s ministry coordinator, on staff for a college ministry, a one-on-one tutor, an online ESL teacher to students in China, and a full-time missionary to the Dominican Republic and Africa.

During my four years in the Dominican Republic, I initially homeschooled missionary children ages 6-15 in math, English, history, and science. After having witnessed the lure of sex-tourism and prostitution on the island, I began teaching Empower Girl classes across several villages, encouraging young girls of their value in Jesus and His desire for them. My final year in the DR was spent developing relationships in a rural village where I created and taught bible lessons, coupled with the storybooks “The Princess and the Kiss” and “The Squire and the Scroll” by Jennie Bishop, to young girls and boys. This season culminated with a crowning and knighting ceremony of God’s princesses and squires with the royal charge of guarding their hearts in Jesus.

After leaving the Dominican Republic, I partnered with Christ’s Hope International, a ministry in Africa, for two years developing and writing four levels of curriculum (ages 4-15) about God’s love through Jesus and His design for manhood, womanhood, sexuality and marriage. These lessons are currently being taught in ministry care points across 7 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to AIDs affected orphans and vulnerable children.

Again, my teaching experience has been ANYTHING but ordinary, and I would not have it any other way! Where He leads, I follow!

I grew up in the Methodist church and remember having an urgency that we couldn’t miss a Sunday! In middle school, I went through confirmation and was active in my church’s youth group. However, though I was saved, I did not have a meaningful or active relationship with Jesus until after I graduated college. I moved down to central Florida to be near family and found a church that quickly became home. It was there the Holy Spirit truly opened my eyes to His beauty and majesty! I began volunteering in children’s ministry and pursued my master’s degree, as Florida’s public-school system was unfortunately experiencing a hiring freeze at that time. In hind sight, it is clear to see that the Lord was strategically planning each opportunity for His will and purposes!

During this time, I went on my first mission trip with a campus ministry to India, and it was there the Lord planted the desire in my heart for all the world to know He is Lord. I began praying “send me, I’ll go,” with the stipulation that it would only be 6-12 months… little did I know it would become 7 years! Shortly after returning from India, I was offered a position in Children’s Ministry at my church and fell in love with teaching God’s Word to children. I eventually found myself on another mission trip to the DR where I met the missionary family I would soon homeschool… and the rest is history!

I have come to know the Lord as an Ephesians 3:20 God who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly MORE than we could ask, think, or imagine! He has shepherded me through deep valleys and has given me hinds’ feet for the highest mountain tops… and He’s only just begun! I believe following Jesus is the greatest adventure and honor of our lives here on earth. The best is yet to come with Jesus leading the way!

I enjoy running, playing piano, singing, walking my dogs, reading good books, scuba diving, playing with my nephew and niece, spending time with my family and friends, and discussing the things of the Lord.

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