Online training for church refugee workers

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.

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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.

Wednesday 22nd July: Rebuilding your refugee – welcoming team after lockdown

As we look ahead to the rest of 2020 you will want to rebuild your team to serve and welcome more refugees again. Will you have the same team as before Coronavirus or will your team look completely different? How will you make sure your team is equipped again to welcome refugees to your community? Join us to look at these important issues to make sure that you can welcome more refugees to your community in the rest of 2020.

Trauma training series

Trauma-awareness in refugees: Tuesday 7th July: 1-2pm, Thursday 9th July: 7-8pm

Many of the people we meet in our church refugee work have experienced significant trauma which continues to affect their daily lives. Join us to learn what we mean by ‘trauma’ and how the emotional challenges of leaving their homeland, living in transition, and resettling in a new country impact the day-to-day lives of refugees in the UK.

Caring for yourselves and others working with refugees: Tuesday 14th July: 1-2pm, Thursday 16th July: 7-8pm

This online training will look at the stresses we sometimes face when welcoming and supporting refugees in a variety of ways. We will also reflect on how we cope with stress and the practical ways we can look after ourselves and those that work alongside us in supporting refugees. We will then consider what we can do to support those in our churches who are involved in refugee work.

Looking after myself – for refugees: Tuesday 28th July: 1-2pm, Thursday 30th July: 7-8pm.

Are you from a refugee-background and trying to rebuild your life in the UK? Do you find that you sometimes struggle with feeling low, or remembering the difficult things that have happened in your life or back in your home country? It’s ok, this is very normal! Join us to discuss what trauma is and the impact it can have on your day-to-day life. Whilst this session will be taught from a Christian perspective anyone from any faith is welcome to attend. We recommend coming to this training in pairs – with one person coming to support the refugee who wants to attend.

Online groups for refugees in churches

Equipping and empowering refugees to engage with their local church. Please recommend these groups to refugees you know in your church to join in with.

Discussion in Farsi: Culture and communication in British churches: Thursday 16th July: 1-2pm

Join us to discuss the challenges of communicating in British churches. How is British culture different to your own and how does this impact your communication with your church leadership and community?

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Discussion in English: Understanding trauma for refugees. Tuesday 28th July: 1-2pm, Thursday 30th July: 7-8pm.

Are you from a refugee-background and trying to rebuild your life in the UK? Do you find that you sometimes struggle with feeling low, or remembering the difficult things that have happened in your life or back in your home country? It’s ok, this is very normal! Join us to discuss what trauma is and the impact it can have on your day-to-day life.

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