Your church can share God’s love and compassion by hosting a Refugee Sunday.

(Full list of Refugee Sunday Pastor Resources below)

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Refugee Sunday is an interactive way for your church to identify with and bring hope and life giving aid to Syrians who have fled their homes in pursuit of safety and security. World Vision is helping refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey by providing food, clean water, education, healthcare, and Child-Friendly Spaces.


The Syria crisis is the worst humanitarian disaster of our time.  More than 12 million people have been affected – more than those affected by Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake, and the Indian Ocean tsunami combined.  Over 4.8 million Syrians are refugees and 6.6 million are displaced within Syria; half of these are children – almost the same number of children in Canada under the age of 14.

Refugee Sunday Resources

Please let us know of your desire to host a Refugee Sunday and we’ll be happy to support you with resources. Here is a preview of resources we have available to make your Refugee Sunday a success.

1. Worship Service Resources: This guide contains a suggested order of service to help you plan your Refugee Sunday service. Worship Planning Resource. Also here are Prayer Points to use during your service.

2. Sermon Resources: Find facts and stats about the crisis and also 4 sermon outlines with lessons and insights from both old and new testament passages. Sermon Planning Resource

3. Handout Resources: These 5 story cards will help your congregation connect to the stories of child refugees living in unimaginable conditions.  Use these cards as bulletin inserts or place on seats in your church. Please print front and back. DOWNLOAD HERE.

4. Photo Resources:  Use these powerful images to promote your event and move your congregation to help child refugees. DOWNLOAD HERE. 

5. Video Resources. DOWNLOAD HERE to show during your Refugee Sunday service.

6. Participation Resources. Submit your congregation’s donation using this form. Download and complete this form

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FREE refugee crisis guide download


FREE DOWNLOAD: Refugee Crisis Leadership Guide

Get your free Refugee Crisis Leadership Guide – co-created by the Willow Creek Association and World Vision for GLS16. Learn how to understand and pray for the crisis, make a plan of action, and engage your church.


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Watch Father Daniel’s story serving refugees in Iraq.


Three Additional Resources to Help You Understand the Syria Refugee Conflict:

1. Download the free e-book by Rich Stearns: Understanding the Syria Crisis and the Role of the Church

2. The Stand Alongside Refugees Small Group Guide is available for those who would like to understand the Syria Crisis in a small group setting.

3. Learn the history of the conflict by downloading the Refugee Crisis Syria Timeline

Preview the Video Resources

Syrian children send a message to world leaders explaining what peace means to them

World Vision Canada’s President Michael Messenger visits refugees in Jordan

What would you take if you had to flee your home