We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization sharing God’s love through literacy ministry across Texas

Training Faith-Based ESL Teachers

Helping churches by preparing volunteers to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) classes in a church-based setting. 

Giving Kids Access to Books


Helping churches by providing access to books for children participating in summer meals programs.

Preparing Refugees for School

Helping churches by establishing Ready for School! programs, a 20-week curriculum where volunteers help refugee children prepare for school.

Teaching Adults to Read & write

 Through LEARN for Life, volunteers from churches can help adults build reading skills necessary to progress in education and employment.

From the Panhandle to Palacios and from East Texas to El Paso, Texas churches have taken seriously the mandate to welcome the stranger. Volunteers have provided instruction in English for refugees in many settings, but ministry has not stopped at the end of class. Caring volunteers have helped refugee families find jobs, furnish apartments and provide for the educational needs of their children. Let’s get ready!

Lester Meriwether

Executive Director, Literacy ConneXus

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The Literacy ConneXus blog is regularly updated with teaching tips for working with English Learners. Our ESL Associate Taynim Johnson is a regular contibutor, and our TECs Trainers also write guest posts on occasion. Check out the latest posts and subscribe today!

Register for an Upcoming Event

Literacy ConneXus regularly holds ESL teacher training sessions around the state. To register for an upcoming training, check out our events page.

Donate to Literacy COnnexus

Our ministries are sustained through generous donations from individuals and churches who value faith-based literacy initiatives. A donation of $25 can enable a volunteer ESL teacher to attend a training. Click here to donate today!

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Find an ESL Ministry Near You


If you are intersted in finding a faith-based ESL ministry near you, the Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy and Learning (T-CALL) provides a searchable database. Under organization type, select religiously-affiliated literacy. The contact info for the church will be provided.

Can’t find an ESL ministry in your area? Reach out! We can help you start one.