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.

We host English classes on Mondays mornings as well as Wednesday and Thursday evenings. In the fall of September 2021 these classes (levels 1-5) will be offered in person and online, whichever you are most comfortable with. In addition, other internationals have taken part in these activities:

  • spent a holiday with a family
  • joined in field trips
  • met for conversation with a church member
  • attended special events such as international dinners or Christmas programs

Well over 500 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.

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

When are classes?
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.

Where are classes?
Some classes are online. Some classes are in person at Church of the Ascension. You have a choice!

Contact for International Ministry
LuAnn Pengidore