You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”  – Deuteronomy 10:19

Pittsburgh welcomes internationals from many countries each year. 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 began in the fall of 2016. Since then there has been a weekly average of 35-55 internationals who have:

    • attended English classes in the mornings or evenings
    • eaten dinner with families
    • spent a holiday with a family
    • joined in field trips
  • met for conversation with a church member

In fact, over 200 different students 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.

When do we meet?
Monday morning English classes: 9:00 – 10:30am
Wednesday evening English classes: 6:30 – 8:00pm

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 July

At Church of the Ascension in the newer Education Wing. Enter through the double glass doors facing N. Neville Street with 569 over the door.

Does it cost money?
Students pay a small fee for books, but the rest is free! We also provide childcare!

Contact for EFL Classes