Michael with a few of his new friends



Bear Creek Church is a key supporter of our mission work. This picture is from our visit in 2012.
Bear Creek Church is a key supporter of our mission work. This picture is from our visit in 2012.

Thanks for taking the steps to give to the work God is doing at Black Forest Academy and TeachBeyond! The picture to the left represents one family who has made a commitment to support international missions and missionary families from over 50 countries.

Every penny you give to TeachBeyond on our behalf is tax-deductible. You will receive a tax receipt in the mail and in most cases, you will also get an email confirmation. It’s really simple! And TeachBeyond is accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) so you can trust that your gift will be used to carry out the Great Commission while meeting the highest standards of accountability. You have three donation options listed below.


Our greatest need is for monthly sponsors. You can download the Support Pledge Form here.  Just print it out, fill it in and mail it with a voided check (or fill it out as usual if it’s only a special gift) to this address:

PO Box 6248
Bloomingdale, IL  60108-6248

You may start your monthly giving right away or schedule it to begin on the 1st or 15th of an upcoming month.


You can donate online by using the services of PayPal. PayPal will securely process the funds through a credit or debit card of your choice, or if you have a PayPal account, whatever criteria you set up. The fee is 2.2% plus 30 cents for each transaction. The PayPal fees will be deducted from the funds we receive, but you will be receipted for the entire amount.

Use this link to go directly to TeachBeyond’s donation page. You can give using a debit card or credit card.  Be sure to designate “Jonathan & Valerie Griesse” and we will receive your gift in the next 30-45 days.


Still have questions? Send us an email with your name and address and we’ll send you our latest newsletter along with everything you’ll need to make a donation. vgriesse@teachbeyond.org : :  jgriesse@teachbeyond.org


Once you have mailed your completed Support Pledge Form, you’ll get something in the mail that will look like the picture at the left.  Click on the image if you’d like to see it in greater detail.

It’s three things in one envelope, a thank you, an official receipt, and a portion that you can submit with your next gift.

We personally recommend the auto-withdraw option (also called an EFT – electronic funds transfer) which is safe and much easier than having to mail something in every month. You’ll save time and save postage too! You’ll still receive the same 3 in 1 receipt from TeachBeyond each month.

If you run into any problems, call TeachBeyond, (800) 381-0076, or send us an email and we’ll do our best to help you right away. Thanks for your faithfulness and generosity!




TeachBeyond is accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). 

Our Daily Prayer Guide is and Support Pledge Form are available in a Portable Document Format or PDF.  If you do not have a way to read PDF’s, you can use the link below to visit Adobe’s website and directly download the application to your computer.


Discipling, Teaching, Serving at Black Forest Academy