Online training

Free, online training sessions to equip your church as you serve refugees.

All our training will be conducted via Zoom video link. The Welcome Churches team will be in touch with the details of the call.

Click here to sign up today

Online training

Each session will be run twice – in the daytime and the evening – to allow as many people as possible to attend. The content will be the same in both sessions.

Welcome to the Word – Foundations: Discipleship training tool. Wednesday 25th November: 7-8pm

Where do you start if refugees and asylum seekers arrive at your church, who know nothing about the Bible at all? The ‘Welcome to the Word – Foundations’ course is a six session course designed for people who want to find out more about the Christian faith and are brand new to the Bible. It uses a Discovery Bible Study approach for use with refugees coming from other religious backgrounds. No prior knowledge or church contact is assumed. Sign up for 25th November to find out more.

Legal Awareness training

Get equipped to support asylum seekers you know through the legal process of claiming asylum in the UK, without giving legal advice.

This training will be run by Chris Lane. Chris is a Church of England curate in Walsall. Prior to his ordination, Chris was a barrister, based in Birmingham, specialising in immigration and asylum law with a particular emphasis on representing persecuted Christians. Chris has significant experience in this area of law as well as in the advocacy involved in dealing with witnesses.

Understanding the UK asylum system: Wednesday 25th November 1-2pm

Understand more about how you can support people through the asylum process, without giving legal advice. This is invaluable to churches who wish to better speak out for asylum seekers and immigrants with whom they are involved.

Helping Christian converts with their legal claims: Wednesday 2nd December 1-2pm

Many churches are asked to support Christian converts in their asylum claims: particularly by providing letters of support and accompanying people to court and acting as a witness. Don’t be overwhelmed! Come and learn more about what this involves and be as prepared as possible to support your asylum seeking friends.

Online groups for refugees in churches

Equipping and empowering refugees to engage with their local church. Please click here for more information and encourage refugees you know in your church to sign up and join in.