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Churches of Welcome:
Welcome Hub

Jesus said: “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” (Matthew 25:35)

Churches of Welcome:
Welcome Hub

Jesus said: “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” (Matthew 25:35)

God’s call to recognize him in “the stranger” — the foreigner, the immigrant, the outsider — is an ancient call.  At times, the Church embraced the call, at others, she rejected it. What will she do today?

The number of people forcibly displaced from their homes has reached the highest point in recorded history. Hundreds of millions of people have been driven from their homes as a result of three growing and interconnected realities — violent conflict, climate change and extreme poverty.

Is your church hearing the Spirit whisper “It’s time to see Jesus in the face of the stranger”?


What is Churches of Welcome?

Churches of Welcome is a national movement of churches, all with different backgrounds and histories, embarking on a discipleship journey and missional opportunity to engage one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our time. 

Are you ready to move beyond politics and unite in Christian service to our neighbors?

Then you’re already part of the Churches of Welcome movement!

The most ever. Hundreds of Millions of People.


Desperate for refuge


Fleeing for their lives


Praying for safety


40% are children

Take the next step.

Coming Soon

A Discipleship Journey: Learn > Do > Serve > Lead

As the movement grows, World Relief will support your church with vital resource packages that include training courses, 24/7 discussion groups, live forums, and other resources to help your church along this discipleship journey.  World Relief has been helping churches likes yours serve the most vulnerable for 80 years!

Join the Churches of Welcome waitlist by sharing your interest.



Is your congregation ready to learn more? Is it confused by the political division or just wants to know what can be done to help refugees and other immigrants? We have a multitude of courses and resources — from 101 to advanced.


Is your congregation ready to roll up their sleeves and do something? Or would it benefit from a tangible learning experience? We can help.


Perhaps your church is sensing the call to serve vulnerable immigrants in your community. Explore your longer-term service opportunities for small groups. 


If your congregation has been committed to serving the vulnerable immigrant community for some time, consider helping other churches join the movement.
Lead locally, regionally or nationally.

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