A collection of resources to assist you in promoting the AGC Refugee Sponsorship Initiative in your local church.
The EFC and its partners in the Refugee Resettlement Initiative (which includes the AGC) have produced this new practical resource to help private sponsors welcome and settle individuals and families into a new life in Canada.
A 65-page booklet available here in PDF format, or as a hard copy by requesting one here.
This resource is highlighted in our "First Look" at refugee sponsorship here, which includes the table of contents.
In light of the on-going refugee crisis, people will need to pray for refugees, asylum seekers and those who have been forcibly displaced from their homes for many years to come. If you need a few ideas of specific issues, then this list may be useful to you.
More than anything, our world today needs people who will pray. The refugee crisis is far too large and complex for us to solve. It is only by the merciful intervention of our kind, compassionate and holy God that any long-term solution will be found.
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
A one-page poster outlining several ways former refugees are good for Canada. Published by IRCC, Statistics Canada and UNHCR.
Three PowerPoint slides for churches to download and include in any weekly presentation. The content includes current "Figures at a Glance" and possible ways we as God's people can respond.
Created with Office 365, it downloads with no animations or transitions so it can be customized to work with your existing weekly PowerPoint presentations.
Perfect for Refugee Rights Day (April 4) or World Refugee Sunday (the Sundays before and after June 20 each year) or any time that your church would like to highlight the refugee crisis as it continues today.
A convenient bulletin insert providing 5 FACTS regarding the refugee crisis today on one side with 5 Common Refugee Myths Debunked on the other.
Perfect for Refugee Rights Day (April 4) or World Refugee Day (June 20) or any time that you'd like to bring the Refugee Crisis to the attention of those in your congregations.
This colorful & informative tri-fold brochure is called "Bring Hope to Refugees." It outlines befriending a forcibly displaced Christian through the Body of Christ Connection ministry, as well as five ways to pray for refugees, the most recent numbers from UNHCR "Figures at a Glance" for the forcibly displaced, refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced, and outlines how to get started for a church that wants to begin a ministry to refugees.
This 8.5 x 11" poster gives basic information regarding the refugee crisis today and calls AGC people to get involved as together we can make a difference and Bring Hope to those who have been forcibly displaced.
Suitable for Refugee Rights Day, World Refugee Day and for general posting in any local church.
An 8.5 x 11 inch flyer for posting on a bulletin board, adding to a website, or emailing that explains a little more about this opportunity to connect with people via email, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, etc. to help God's people "be a neighbour" to those who have been forcibly displaced and who have lost so much.
on YouTube at https://youtu.be/IiLHbVeuf6I
Churches and community organizations in Port Hope and Cobourg, Ontario, have welcomed several refugee families as newcomers to their community.
This three minute video introduces us to some of those families, and tells the story of one community responding to Jesus' call to "be a neighbour."