ESL Ministrya ministry of Morrison Heights
UPDATE: ESL will NOT meet Tuesday, March 17.
English as Second Language
Tuesdays | 6:00PM | FREE
Morrison Heights is excited to offer free English classes to non-native speakers. It does not matter where you are from of what language you speak – ALL NATIONALITIES ARE WELCOME.
EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT
6:00PM – 6:15PM – Practice Conversation
6:15PM – 6:30PM – Large Group
6:30PM – 7:30PM – English Class
Morrison Heights Baptist Church
201 Morrison Drive
Clinton, MS 39056
If you have any questions about this ministry or if you’re interested in volunteering, contact PAM ANDERSON at 601.942.3240.
There are several ways to volunteer with the ESL ministry with no formal training or experience. However, volunteers trained to participate in literacy mission work are especially needed.
VOLUNTEER TRAINING OPPORTUNITY
State Literacy Missions Conference
July 30 – August 1 | Camp Garaywa | Clinton, MS
The Mississippi Baptist Convention Board has planned a Summer Literacy Missions Conference that will train individuals to work in literacy mission programs. Basic workshops will be offered in Adult Reading and Writing, English as a Second Language, and Tutoring Children and Youth for those who need initial training before becoming a tutor/teacher.
More information about this conference is available at the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board website.
HOW IT BEGAN
Morrison Heights began the ESL (English as a Second Language) program in 2011 at our missions campus at 201 Morrison Drive. Paul and Rhonda Floyd were the first directors and did a wonderful job getting organized. They set up beginner, intermediate and advanced classes.
It was soon realized the students were coming straight from work and were hungry so dinners were provided by the Life Groups to stop the hunger pangs long enough for the students to concentrate on hearing the gospel and learning English. Child care was also provided by Betty Kainz and Mark Wilson to keep the children occupied while their parents were in class.
Paul played his guitar and taught the students Christian songs to plant the seed. Chuck and Jean Hobby did a fantastic job teaching a Bible story every week. Angela Crawley was in charge of teachers and classes and also spoke Spanish which helped for students who had just come to the U.S. from Spanish speaking countries.
That was the beginning of what we have evolved to today!