Other Missions Ministries

World Friends ESL Program

Class registration begins September 8; Classes begin September 13

About: Join us to learn English, improve your English or learn more about American culture while practicing English.

Students assemble for classes in groups arranged by student skill level. English lessons often include Bible verses as we share the Good News with those who are eager to learn more of the English language. Our students come from many countries and language groups, with English often the only common language in the classroom.

We welcome all who want to attend classes and offer on-going student registration. Classes are FREE as well as child care where volunteers teach children English, music and crafts. You only have to buy your instruction book.

Volunteer! We need children's leaders for both the nursery and pre-school while their parents are attending class. Contact Rachel Eckard if you are interested in learning more!

When: September-May; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30am - 11:30am
Where: Columbia, 103 West Columbia Street, Falls Church, VA 22046 (get directions)
Additional Resources and Information: 2016-2017 Class Schedule Contact: Lay Leader, Tom Moore / 703-527-6623

Christian Legal Aid (Good Samaritan Advocates)

About: Columbia Baptist Church IS NOT a Legal services center but we host clinics for Good Samaritan Advocates. Volunteer attorneys, paralegals, law students and administrative assistants seek to address the spiritual as well as the legal needs of low income individuals who seek help. However, legal representation it is NOT provided.

When: 4th Saturday of each month, 9:30am - 11:30am
Where: Columbia@Crossroads, 3245 Glen Carlyn Road, Falls Church, VA 22041 (get directions)
Additional Resources and Information: View a full list of helpful organizations for people seeking legal aid.
Schedule an Appointment: Call 703.534.5700 or email reckard@columbiabaptist.org. Be sure to download and fill out the required intake form for your appointment.
Get Involved: Volunteer attorneys and paralegals needed. Translators fluent in Spanish are also needed to assist both the clients and legal volunteers.

"Teach One...Reach One" Tutoring Ministry

About: This tutoring ministry provides academic, emotional, and spiritual support for students on a weekly basis during evening hours throughout the school year. Tutors in all subjects are needed.
When: Tuesday evenings (mid September to mid May) - Registration now open
Where: Columbia@Crossroads, 3245 Glen Carlyn Road, Falls Church, VA 22041 (get directions)
Contact: Claudia & Lin Peacock, 571-214-6551