7.6 million syrians are displaced within the country, and 3.8 million have sought refuge in other countries. The UNHCR’s latest figures show the crisis is getting worse. Families are moving not to simply better their lives, but to literally save their lives.

And at a time when the west is reeling in fear and over half of the Unites States Governor’s are saying they will not accept Syrian refugees into their state, we as the Church have a responsibility to respond.

We cannot sit blindly by as people die, flee for their lives, search for homes, or live in an existence many of us cannot even comprehend.

We cannot let the generations to come look back on this time in history and wonder how we sat back and did nothing.

We must engage, and we must act.


Online webinar presented by Q Ideas and #WeWelcomeRefugees:

Join Gabe Lyons (Q Ideas), Rich Stearns (World Vision U.S., CEO), and Stephan Bauman (World Relief, CEO) as they discuss how the Church can play a key role in engaging in the Middle East refugee crisis.

#WeWelcomeRefugees exists to empower the Global Church to be a key agent of hope and compassion in the Middle East Refugee Crisis

We, the Church, have an unprecedented opportunity to leverage together on a global scale and change the tide on this urgent and dire issue. is our response to Jesus when He said:  “I was a stranger and you welcomed Me in.” – Matthew 25:35

Your church, your people, and your community can impact our brothers and sisters seeking a better life in real and tangible ways. We have all seen the heart stopping photographs and we know that the love of God is for such a time as now. The Church, moved to action, can be God’s answer to the prayers many have been praying for so long.

This is a developing movement to mobilize the church and as pathways are forged in the weeks ahead, we will continue to provide tangible ways for you and your church to support refugees and partner with churches on the front-line of this humanitarian crisis.

“The local church is the most diverse social network on the planet. And it is rising up like never before to engage the great global issues of our time. God has called individuals, communities and the church to become champions of the poor and vulnerable.”

World Relief

“Now, now,  is the time for the Church to be the Church. In the past, the Church may have been defined by what the Church is against — but, in this defining moment in history, may the Church be clearly defined by what it is for — and the Church has always been for the stranger, the sojourner, and the welcoming arms of the Savior. How can we not move heaven and earth to let the broken in  – when heaven moved and came to earth to let us in?”

Ann Voskamp


Say Yes to Welcoming Refugees and we will continue to update you over the coming days and weeks on specific ways you can partner with churches and organizations seeking to be the answer to the current refugee crisis.