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welcome Learning

Understand the refugee experience

Identify how you can reach out to refugees in your local context

 

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What does being good news for refugees look like in your community? We will work with you to put an action plan together for your church. Welcoming refugees will influence all areas of church life.

That’s why our experienced team will meet with your church leadership to put this plan together and help you explore new possibilities.

 
 

 
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welcome Training

Get equipped to run one of our Welcome Projects.

Receive Coordinator and Welcomer (volunteer) training for one of our Welcome Projects.

 

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Through our training, you will receive input for project coordinators and volunteer welcomers. By the end you will be ready to run:

  • Welcome Boxes

  • Welcome to Resettlement

  • Welcome to Community Sponsorship

  • Welcome Holidays

  • Welcome Houses

If you want to discover more about how to get trained to reach out to refugees through a variety of projects then get in touch...

 
 

 
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welcome network

A referral and support network throughout the UK.

Our Welcome Network provides ongoing support and resourcing for your ministry to refugees

 

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Join our network to access:

  • Our national referral system to find a church that will welcome refugees moving to a new area

  • Ongoing training, support and resources

  • Connection with other Welcome Churches

To take your next steps, please fill the following form:

 
 

 
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Welcome Projects

We believe that newly-arrived refugees and asylum seekers deserve the very best quality of care and support that is on offer. Our projects equip and resource the local church to play a positive role in welcoming refugees to their local area.

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Welcome Boxes

Specifically equipping churches to welcome and support asylum seekers, housed in Home Office accommodation.  Trained volunteers deliver a Welcome Box, filled with small gifts, to the homes of people who have recently arrived in the area. They provide information about local groups and services and support asylum seekers to find a place to belong within community.

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Welcome Houses

Resourcing and equipping churches to provide affordable housing for refugees in need of a home.

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Welcome to resettlement

Empowering churches and volunteers to positively engage with the government's Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme in your local area.

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Welcome Holidays

Do you live in an area where other people like to come on holiday?We are looking for churches who could host a Welcome Holiday, giving refugees the chance to escape from the stress and chaos that life in the UK can bring.

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Welcome to Community Sponsorship

Equipping churches to take a lead in facilitating community sponsorship of refugees in their local community.

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Welcomer training

Education and awareness for churches on the needs of refugees and asylum seekers arriving in the UK? Who are the people coming to the UK? Why are they coming and what are their needs? How can your church positively welcome refugees into your community?