If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself,’ you are doing right.”  – James 2:8

Pittsburgh welcomes internationals from many countries each year, and the Church of the Ascension welcomes YOU if you are one of them! If you are here for education or for work, if you need help or prayer, or if you are new to the United States because of problems in your home country, we welcome you! We hope you feel at home with us.

Our International Ministry officially began in the fall of 2016. Since then there has been a weekly average of 60-75 internationals who have attended English classes on Mondays mornings or Wednesday or Thursday evenings. These classes are now online (levels 1-5).

In addition, other internationals have taken part in these activities

  • volunteered to help others with church members
  • attended English classes in the mornings or evenings
  • spent a holiday with a family
  • joined in field trips
  • met for conversation with a church member
  • attended English Language Bible studies
  • attended special events, such as international dinners

In fact, over 460 students from 40 countries have come to Ascension’s EFL (English as a Foreign Language) classes at some point since we began this ministry in September 2016.

If you are an international and want to PARTICIPATE!

Church of the Ascension offers EFL conversation classes online right now due to Covid 19.

How long?
13 weeks during the fall and spring semesters. We have a shorter summer term.

We begin September, January and then again in mid-May through the end of June with special classes and field trips in July and August.

Classes are now online and some field trips are outside this summer.

Once the risk of Covid 19 has decreased, we will be back at the church for classes and childcare will be provided.

Contact for International Ministry
LuAnn Pengidore