Working with Refugees

Working with Refugees, Stage 5: Being and Doing

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God must be the initiator of a faith-based ministry with and for refugees and asylum-seekers. This ministry requires God’s heart in each person seeking to help them.

Working with Refugees, Stage 4: On Your Mark

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Let’s look at those tasks immediately preceding the start of a refugee ministry, hence the title “On Your Mark.” These tasks are the necessities of your particular ministry.

Working with Refugees, Stage 3: Connect with People

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The third stage of beginning work with refugees focuses on connecting with people. Connections include the gatekeeper, the activist, and the caretaker of the refugees.

Working with Refugees, Stage 2 Continued: Set Goals and Objectives for Your Ministry

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If you are organizing a faith-based ministry to help refugees, then you have written your mission statement following God’s leadership. Now depend on Him to help you identify the goals and objectives for this ministry.

Working with Refugees, Stage 2: Found a Faith-Based Ministry

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Stage 1 of working with refugees is getting to know them by talking to and listening to them. Once you’ve done this, it is time to move to stage 2—founding a faith-based ministry to refugees.

Working with Refugees, Stage 1 Continued: Build Trust

Faith-based work with refugees is grounded in prayer and direction from God. Moving into ministry to refugees includes an awareness of many different aspects of culture, correct assessment of their needs, and the willingness to forge solid relationships.

Working with Refugees, Stage 1: Get to Know Them

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Prayer must enwrap any program for faith-based work with refugees. God must be the One who gives the vision so steadfastness occurs when days are long, times are hard, and refugee stories are painful to hear.

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