Internationals  (FOCUS)

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Our Ministry to Internationals promotes the diverse and cosmopolitan character of our church in order that we might increasingly become a "house of prayer for all nations."



Boston is blessed to welcome tens of thousands of international scholars each year and more than 60 countries are represented at Park Street Church. Our Ministry to Internationals has been befriending international students, visiting scholars and their families for four decades through our  FOCUS ministry, Park Street International Fellowship (PSIF), Bible studies, and an English language programs.  We are in tune with unique spiritual challenges that internationals face as they establish new lives in the US and join the community of faith at Park Street. We particularly enjoy offering arenas of Christian service which utilize internationals' specific gifts and unique backgrounds.

Park Street International Fellowship (PSIF)

Join us on Sundays for lunch, singing, prayer and small group Bible discussion in English 12:45 to 3:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. It is open to new émigrés, and all international students, scholars and their families, including children, regardless of ethnicity, gender or religious affiliation.

To volunteer for PSIF or for more information email our volunteer team

To volunteer to lead at PSIF email Dr. Raymond Kam, Minister to Internationals, or reach him via phone at Ext 230.



We offer four types of English language classes and three sessions of classes each year.  The fall session runs from September to December; the winter session from January to April, and the summer session from May to August. Childcare is available for most classes.

We offer:

  • Conversational English as a Second Language
  • TOEFL preparation
  • Academic English Writing
  • Professional Communications Workshop

Bible Study

Drop in any time to learn about the Christian faith (you do not need to be a Christian). All Bible classes are free, and, if English is not your first language, we will help you find a class to match your English fluency. Groups meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, or Sundays.


Bible Study for Internationals
Are you an international and curious about Jesus Christ? We study the Holy Bible in English to understand the claims of Christ and the foundations of the Christian faith in a clear way.

Date & Time: Sundays, 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM 

Location: Park Street Room & Park Street Conference Room

Facilitator: Bible Study for Internationals Team


For information on ESL classes, email Karen Patschke, ESL Coordinator, or by phone at Ext 236.

View current christian education classes

For more information contact: Dr. Raymond Kam, Minister to Internationals

Upcoming Ministry Events

  • International Easter Dinner

    International Easter Dinner


    March 24


    Join us for dinner at 4 PM followed by a short presentation on Easter.  All are welcome! Please register.



    Location: Fellowship Hall, Park Street Church (Zero Park Street, Boston, MA 02108)

    • Starts: March 24, 2018 / 4:00PM
    • Ends: March 24, 2018 / 4:00PM