Partnering with World Relief
World Relief Tri-Cities embodies our mission of empowering the local Church to serve the most vulnerable by creating mutual partnerships with churches in our community.
There are refugees living in every part of Tri-Cities. World Relief serves over 2,000 refugees and vulnerable immigrants each year.
The church has an open door to do cross-cultural ministry right here in our city.
World Relief has developed knowledge adn skill in services to Refugees and other Immigrants. However, we are not meant to do this work alone. Church partners are vital in helping our refugee and immigrant friends integrate into our community. Churches have what those we serve long for most: relationships with American friends and to be part of a new family.
Engaging with refugees sharpens our faith, teaches us about the complexities of the world in very personal ways and develops a deeper understanding and empathy for those who are vulnerable.
Church partners commit to:
Church Liaison: Designate a point person to serve as the communication link between World Relief and your church.
Unique Ministry: Become involved in a ministry that fits your congregation’s strengths and interests.
Examples include: ESL classes, Good Neighbor Teams, citizenship classes, supporting refugee youth, advocacy groups, etc.
Financial Giving: Support the work of World Relief in your church budget.
World Relief commits to:
Train: Provide training that helps churches work cross-culturally with refugees.
Connect: Connect volunteers in your church with refugees, with a priority on refugees who live near and around your congregation.
Support: Organize meetings where partner churches can share, learn from one another and work together.
Empower: We will keep churches informed of local and national issues that offer chances for involvement and advocacy on behalf of refugees.
Contact us at TriCitiesOffice@wr.org to learn more.