POBLO - People of the Book Lutheran Outreach

International Friendship Center

What is an International Friendship Center? They are an innovative model of community engagement and Gospel outreach ministry sponsored by POBLO (People of the Book Lutheran Outreach.) IFCs provide free classes for immigrants and refugees located within our community. Kingwood has been identified as a well-suited site for a IFC. Because of this, since July (2016) a core group of folks at CTK have been praying regarding hosting a IFC in Kingwood. This group feels it is now time to progress toward this goal. The Kingwood IFC will provide opportunities for volunteers to share the love of Jesus through friendship and hospitality. Volunteers serve by teaching classes, providing student tutoring and hosting social activities. Please consider joining the team in ministering to the needs of refugees and immigrants in our area. Contact Annette Rensberger at 281-358-9306 or FriendshipLakeHouston@gmail

Calling for International Friendship Center Volunteers

Christ the King is seeking volunteers for staffing the International Friendship Center to begin March 20 at CTK. We will offer English as a Second Language to refugees or immigrants in our in our community. This ministry is part of the larger ministry, People of the Book Lutheran Outreach (POBLO.) The initial class will be held each Monday morning from 10 – 11:30. If you are interested in volunteering in this developing ministry, please contact Annette Rensberger at 281-358-9306 or FriendshipLakeHouston@gmail
All volunteers will be fully trained and no previous experience is needed. Calling all willing hearts to service!

ESL Teachers and Greeters Needed

The first International Friendship Center in the Houston area will open for class on March 20 at CTK in Kingwood. We are in need of volunteers to offer their time on Monday mornings (10 – 11:30) as teachers, assistant teachers, greeters, and hospitality. All volunteers will be fully trained and no previous experience is needed. Please consider joining the growing team at CTK for this International Friendship Center. Contact Annette Rensberger at 281-358-9306 or

FriendshipLakeHouston@gmail for more information