Areas of Ministry
International Friendship Partners
To Welcome International Military Students and help connect them with local families as “Friendship Partners.” We do this by partnering with the IMSO at Ft. Benning and their Host Family Sponsor Program. Each year we connect with over 120 students from around 50 countries who come here for training. Students get to know local Americans and experience America in an authentic, relational way. Friendship Partners are able to learn about the student’s countries and cultures. The outcome is long-term change in the lives of students and sponsors. As they share in life together, the love of Christ is experienced. Both begin to see the world in a new way and live life more fully. Call 706-653-0097 or email to learn how to become a Friendship Partner.
English as Second Language
We offer 3 levels of ESL Instruction and Citizenship Classes. Each year we serve over 200 international friends through this program. We are currently operating online only due to the pandemic. All classes are free of change. Call 706-653-0097 to register, or fill out the interest form here. Questions? Email: .
Each Fall & Spring IFM plans a weekend away for international families. The weekend includes activities for the children, youth and adults. Special music and inspirational testimonies are a part of the weekend for the adults. Many have said that the IFM Retreats were the most meaningful experiences they had while in the United States. Many additional events and outings are planned throughout the year. Cookouts, birthday parties, movies and celebrations, etc. We also have activities for international children and teens including Summer Camps!
Men meet on Monday evenings at 6 p.m. for teaching, small group discussion, prayer and fellowship. The study focus for 2020 is based on the book "The Call: Counting the Cost of Following Christ." We are discovering together what it looks like to follow Jesus in every day life. To be apart of men's group email or call 706-464-8721.
During the school year, the Ladies' Bible Study meets in different homes every week, giving the ladies a chance to visit American & international homes. The ladies enjoy special finger foods, great fellowship & friendship building and a time of Bible study. Many say that these Bible studies have been life changing for them. The ladies group also enjoy making different crafts, learning subjects of special interest (such as cake decorating, door wreaths, flower arranging), and taking short trips to local places of interest. Strawberry picking is one of the favorites. In this season, the Ladies' Bible Study is meeting online. If you'd like to join, contact us at 706-653-0097 or .
Students learn basic skills in drawing and painting, color mixing of primary and secondary colors, creating values and shading, and fundamental elements of design and composition. These classes establish a good beginning foundation for those students who want to learn to better draw and paint. We also provide classes in music, drama, dance and reach international youth through outreach and discipleship. If you'd like more information, contact us at 706-653-0097 or .
The chalet was donated to IFM by a generous partner. It's our desire for it to provide a place of rest and renewal for our friends. This lovely 3-bedroom chalet is located in the Pine Mountain Club Chalets Resort, a 65-acre property less than one hour from Atlanta in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The property has a 12-acre fishing pond, playground, seasonal salt water swimming pool, tennis courts, sand volleyball, basketball court, 9 hole putt putt course and wilderness are with walking trails.