Our Congregation Has Always Supported Teachers
The Bratislava International Church was instituted as a response to the need for an English-language worship community for English teachers in Bratislava, sent by the ELCA. In the early 90s the Evanjelické Lýceum was the first school to offer bilingual-level English to Slovak students. To this day it draws students from all over Slovakia and our church is the home to their American and Canadian English teachers.
The church continues to be an epicenter of sorts for the program. Throughout the years the Pastors of BIC have served the teachers across Slovakia and Poland and have often been teachers at the Lýceum in Bratislava.
Information About the Schools We Serve
Evanjelické Lýceum v Bratislave
(Lutheran High School of Bratislava)
Vranovská 2, 85102 Bratislava
Evanjelické Gymnasium Jana Amosa Komenského
(Jana Amosa Komenského Lutheran School)
Škultétyho 10, 04001 Košice
Hospitality is one of the core ministries of BIC. As new teachers come and go, the congregation has opened its doors and houses to host short- and long-term travelers to Bratislava.
Over the years, the church has drawn not only teachers from the ELCA, but teachers from other programs based in Bratislava as well. There are many English schools for the children of expats living in Bratislava.