International Friends was established in our church in November 1969. We minister to the needs of families in our multi-cultural community through English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. The largest ESL class in Texas, International Friends assists internationals as they adjust to life in the United States. Students in the program improve their conversational English, learn about American culture and share the Christian faith. International Friends meets Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. September through May.
We have two hours of classes, and a refreshment break between class hours provides time for fellowship, announcements, Bible stories, music and cultural exchanges. Special programs throughout the year include a Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas Coffee, Spring Luncheon and an End-of-the-Year Party. Students are also invited and encouraged to participate in all activities at our church. Nursery care is provided free of charge for preschoolers of our students and teachers. Students are asked to pay a registration fee of $5, and textbooks are sold in each class.
Information regarding this program may be obtained by calling the church office at 972-235-5296.