Adult English Classes and Children’s Program (0 to 11 years)
Starting: August 22, 2024
Days :Thursday Evenings 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Location: Chapel Rock Christian Church, 2020 N Girls School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46214 map
WELL Vision: To welcome and serve our international neighbors in the Spirit of Christ through language, love and learning.
WELL Mission Statement: To provide a high-quality English language learning program for our international neighbors on the west side of Indianapolis.
The following will happen as we live out our mission:
- Equip participants with the necessary language skills to open doors and create
opportunities in their new communities.
- Foster an environment of compassion and love, supporting and encouraging the
participants as they learn English.
- Build a community in which we bridge language barriers, build relationships, and
create a sense of belonging for all participants.
- Create opportunities for participants to experience the love of God as they are served in His name.
Introduction to WELL
WELL (Westside English Language Learning) will begin in August 2024 at Chapel Rock
Christian Church located at 2020 N Girls School Rd in Indianapolis. WELL’s vision is to
welcome and serve our international neighbors in the spirit of Christ through language, love, and learning.
To accomplish that WELL is recruiting volunteers who desire to build relationships and have
conversations with adult students as they learn to speak English for the first time or improve
their English-speaking skills. Volunteers will also be able to serve in the children’s program
interacting with the children of WELL students (ages infant through age 11 years) who need
childcare while their parents are learning English.
As you may realize, over 70 languages are represented in households of children in the Wayne
Township & Speedway school systems. The passion to begin English classes in our Chapel
Rock community was realized as we learned existing English classes in the city reach capacity
quickly leaving a demand for additional opportunities for our neighbors to learn English. Many newcomers to this community are seeking opportunities to learn English to obtain employment, get better jobs or receive a promotion, to obtain higher education in the US, or to help their children with homework and read communication from their children’s school systems.
WELL’s program is patterned after (FIEC) Faith International English Classes at Faith Church at
91 st and College in Indianapolis which has existed in that community since 2005. FIEC’s
program is inspirational as they are working with over 200 adults and children in this 2023-2024 session. Their willingness to share information, experience and knowledge gained from the 19 years they have been serving English learners with our WELL leadership team has been a huge blessing.
WELL has a leadership team of 7 individuals who are actively planning & preparing to launch
WELL in August 2024. There will be informational meetings in April and training in August.