If you are a church leader and want to get your congregation involved in refugee care, here are some guides on how to practically prepare members. These resources include important materials on how to educate church members and partner with local organizations as well as the dos and don’ts of volunteering with refugees and resettlement organizations. Also included are links to programs such as World Relief that can help you custom-design refugee outreach plans for your church.

Practical Ways Your Church Can Help Refugees

Written by a ministry leader in The Foursquare Church's Northeast Atlantic District, this article has practical tips, resources and prayer recommendations for churches who want to serve refugees, from any nation, recently arrived on U.S. soil.

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Best Practices for Congregations Engaging in Refugee Resettlement Ministry

Created by the Episcopal Migration Ministries, this orientation tool for your church’s volunteer team(s) should be read before working with refugees. It explains the dos and don’ts of volunteering with refugees and resettlement organizations.

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Checklist for Congregations

In the formation of teams for welcoming refugees, this step-by-step guide shares how to educate church members, partner with local organizations, and utilize self-care practices for church members.

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Congregations Welcoming Families

Need ideas for how your church congregation can welcome refugee families in your local area? View tips from Church World Service (CWS).

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Church Mobilization Plan

Work with World Relief to get a custom-designed plan to mobilize your church from the platform you have to help refugees in your community.

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Engaging in the Syrian Refugee Crisis

The most current refugee crisis originates with the war in Syria. World Relief, an evangelical, government-endorsed, voluntary agency, has set up We Welcome Refugees to equip and mobilize the church to bring life and hope.

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