The church in this city is responding in love to the flood of refugees coming from Syria Iraq Afghanistan and Iran. Refugee ministry is a team effort using a community center and home visits seeking to minister wholistically to the needs of these people in Jesus name.
Refugee ministry is available for those willing to come and serve at least 6 months. People of all nationalities and ages can help in this work. There is a lot of people contact so being outgoing and friendly and open to cross-cultural friendships is important. By touching in Jesus name the lives of those devastated by war or persecution you can help them come to know Him and His healing and transformation. Volunteers can help in significant ways whether short- or long-term through language help art sports music drama administration technical support home repair skills visitation listening prayer etc. Knowing Arabic Farsi or Dari is a plus but not required.
We need caring people with a servant heart. You need a love for people a desire to share Christ in word and deed and a solid spiritual life depending on God You need to be flexible adapting to a dynamic work environment and changing refugee needs and profiles. We want to start new ministries to refugees so an initiator or leader-type would be a plus. You should be a team-worker with good people skills and be willing to learn the language and culture of the refugees you will serve.