The International Connections team is a group of volunteers at FBC Durham who enjoy getting to know and serve people from all over the world.

We host a variety of activities and events in the Raleigh-Durham area that provide opportunities for internationals to practice English,
form friendships, learn about American culture, and study the Bible. 
It's our joy to welcome and serve our international friends, loving the sojourner just as God has loved us. 

Below are some of our opportunities to connect.
Click "Calendar" for an up-to-date schedule of activities! 

Activities Calendar

Opportunities to Practice English

English Conversation Classes  •  Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30pm

English Conversation Classes

We offer classes at the basic, intermediate, and advanced levels to help internationals improve their conversational English.

Childcare is also provided for children ages 4 and under.
Questions? Email Chase at

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International Friends  •  Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30am

International Friends
(For Women)

International friends is for international women to meet other international and American women for friendship, English Conversation, and Idioms classes.

Childcare is also provided for children ages 4 and under.
Questions? Email Myia at

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Virtual Idioms Class  •  Tuesdays, 10 - 11am

Idioms Class

Interested in learning about English idioms? This class is for you! Join us as we learn and discuss the meaning of common English phrases.

Class is offered virtually on Zoom.
Questions? Email Chase at


Conversation Partners  •  Virtual

Conversation Partners

The English Conversation program works to pair international friends with American volunteers for conversational English practice at a time that works for you.

Meetings offered virtually on Zoom.
Questions? Email Chase at


Opportunities to Study the Bible

Discovering Truth Study  •  Sundays, 9:15 - 10:15am

Discovering Truth Study

Interested in learning about the Bible? Have questions? Join us at 9:15am on Sunday mornings as we walk through Bible verses and discuss their meaning for our lives.
Questions? Email Chase at .


International Women's Bible Studies

International Women's Bible Studies

We have several women's Bible studies meeting in-person and virtually. These are great places to study the Bible and practice English. 
Interested? Email Chase at

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