A Church Leader's Tool Kit on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

The world is facing the largest refugee crisis since World War II, with nearly 60 million individuals globally forcibly displaced from their homes because of persecution and violence. As leaders, we have an opportunity to educate our congregations, shape perspectives, spark conversations and move to action. But this particular journey provides some unique challenges. If you're willing to join thousands of leaders around the country as we lead God's people towards his truth and heart for refugees, please explore this guide. We pray that it might be a blessing to you and your congregation.

I knew that our if church was going to grow in our understanding of God and the Gospel, we not only needed accurate information, we needed to wrestle with God’s heart and our attitudes toward Syrian refugees.
— Kevin Sampson, Lead Pastor of Renewal Church
We quickly discovered our people were already thinking about the issue, forming opinions, and debating pros and cons without any guidance from the church. We got clear on the facts about the crisis and the biblical teaching on refugees, and then let people ask honest questions and share their opinions on the issue. I’m sure glad we took the plunge and addressed the issue.
— Mathew Woodley, Church of the Resurrection