Journey with Me

Introduction

Refugees are our neighbours. When we think of refugees, we often hear of the biblical call to “welcome the stranger.” And welcoming the stranger is a good first step. But in this increasingly interconnected world, these strangers are our neighbours, and we need each other. When one part of a community struggles, the entire community is affected. Our hope is that this workshop and toolkit will help Christian citizens to work with their refugee neighbours for justice. The cornerstone is a 90-minute workshop, but there's lots more in this toolkit. Dig in!

 

Our Partners in Creating this Project

 

  

 

Worship Resources

Learning about refugee stories at Sunday school

 

 

 

 

 

Prayers and litanies

 

 

 

 

 

Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs

 

 

 

 

 

Scripture passages and sermon examples

 

 

 

 

 

Children’s message

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for other worship resources? You can find both general and issue-specific worship resources on our Resources page.

Workshops

Journey with Me Workshop - Christian Reformed Version

Participant Guide

 

 

 

 

 

Facilitator Guide

 

 

 

 

 

Journey with Me Workshop - Ecumenical Version

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Facilitator Guide

 

 

 

 

 

Other Workshops

Creative Ways to Engage

Music

 

 

 

 

 

Poetry

 

 

 

 

 

Skits

 

 

 

 

 

Film discussions

Resources for Housing and Welcoming Refugees

Ideas for Hosting and Welcoming Refugees

World Renew’s Refugee Resettlement Office

Are you sponsoring a refugee or thinking of doing so? This website from our partner World Renew has many helpful resources for sponsors.

New Interim Federal Health Program Guide

We celebrate the full reinstatement of refugee healthcare! Here are the details of the new Interim Federal Health Program.

Beyond the Welcome: Churches Responding to the Immigrant Reality in Canada

This research report explores how and to what extent Canadian churches are welcoming and integrating recent immigrants in their church life and helps churches to learn how to better welcome recent immigrants within Canadian churches.

Statements from the Christian Reformed Church