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Church Resources & Engagement

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At World Relief, we believe God has equipped the church – the most diverse social network on the planet – to be at the center of reconciliation bringing peace, justice, and love to a broken world.  The Church is central to our mission.  In fact, it is our church partnerships that make it possible for WRDA to serve over 5,000 refugee and immigrant clients each year.  Through the giving and sharing of time, energy and finances, the body of Christ welcomes the stranger and fulfills Scripture’s mandate to love and serve the foreign born.

Learn

Presentation
World Relief DuPage /Aurora [WRDA]staff are available to come and present on God’s heart for refugees and immigrants. Presentations can be of any length and for any audience— a small group, the entire congregation or a youth gathering.

Educational Video
WRDA has produced a 4.5 minute video that helps Christians understand the journey of refugees and immigrants coming to Illinois.  Playing this video in services, classes or small groups can promote
understanding and encourage involvement in the lives of vulnerable neighbors.

- World Relief Ministy Overview ( 1o:06 minutes)
- WorldRelief Ministry Overview (4:24 minutes)
- The Power of Relationship: Annette & Jeannette

I Was a Stranger Challenge
As an individual, church or small group, set aside forty days to seek God’s heart for immigrants through the study of Scripture and prayer. A toolkit and video are available for download at www.evangelicalimmigrationtable.com

Act

Special Prayer for Refugees and Immigrants
Include a special time of prayer in your service to ask God’s blessings on refugees and immigrants living in our community, those who serve them, and to ask God’s guidance in how your congregation should be involved in the lives of these vulnerable neighbors.

Volunteer
Newly arriving refugees and immigrants need friends to help them integrate into the community.  WRDA offers training for a wide variety of volunteer opportunities in all of our programs.  We can also help facilitate work among church networks to Stand for the Vulnerable.

Ride For Refuge
Each fall, WRDA participates in the Ride for Refuge, which is a family-friendly bicycling fund raiser for organizations that work with the displaced, vulnerable, and exploited.  We ask that you both promote the event to your congregation and consider sponsoring a church-wide team.

Join the WRDA Prayer Team
To receive e-mail updates on current prayer requests, contact Tommy Moore at tmoore@wr.org

Share

Collect Items to Welcome New Neighbors
As a refugee resettlement agency, WRDA welcomes new neighbors to our community with a fully furnished apartment and other items.  There are many types of items which a congregation can collect
that will show hospitality.  Please click on the following link for a list of needed items www.worldreliefdupage.org/top-needs

Special Offering for World Relief DuPage/Aurora
Every year, WRDA ministers to over 5,000 immigrants and refugees offering Refugee Services, Education Services and Immigrant Legal Services.  Every dollar donated to WRDA is leveraged to be eight dollars in ministry to the vulnerable.

To learn more about WRDA or ministry to refugees and immigrants, contact Rev. Tommy L. Moore, Sr., Church Mobilizer, at tmoore@wr.org or (630)462-7566 x 1064