Online training and events

Free, online 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.

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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.

Tuesday 26th January: Refugees Online information session, 1pm – 2pm or 7pm – 8pm.

Enabling digitally isolated refugees to connect with community online.

As Covid-19 restrictions continue, we are encouraging your church to reach out to refugees and asylum seekers in your community, helping them to stay connected with friends and community. We are delighted to be partnering with the Allchurches trust and Acts 435 to launch Refugees Online in 2021.

Refugees Online will address:

  1. The additional challenge for refugees of accessing technology in a second language during the pandemic.
  2. The additional financial challenges faced by refugees during the pandemic, to access digital technology.
Sign up to one of our information sessions on Tuesday 26th January to find out more

Welcomer training: For churches running Welcome Boxes

Does your church already partner with us to run Welcome Boxes? Train to become a Welcomer within your church Welcome Boxes project. Dates for Welcomer training this Spring include: Monday 25th January and Tuesday 9th March from 7pm-9pm.

Refugee Prayer Hours

Join us to pray with, and for, refugees. Each Refugee Prayer Hour focuses on a different issue affecting the lives of refugees and asylum seekers. Monday 18th January: 7pm-8pm, Saturday 13th March: 11am-12noon.

Register for our FREE online training and events today

Learning to Lead: a course for refugees in UK churches

Starting on 24 February for 5 weeks, 10 am – 11.30 am on Zoom, Welcome Churches is running a short course for refugees who desire to discover and develop their potential of leadership within the UK Church context. This course will help refugees to learn about servant leadership and help refugees to contribute meaningfully to their church life. Participants are required to have an active, Christian faith and, as the course is run in English, reasonable English speaking and listening skills are required. Participants will be issued a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

Both refugees and asylum seekers can register for the course themselves or someone else in their church could register on their behalf.

Click here to register today