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How can your church encourage persecuted Christians?
There are lots of ways you can support and encourage your persecuted family: by praying for them, giving and speaking out on their behalf.
Whether you're looking to engage adults, children or youth through services or small groups, we've got a wide range of resources to help you.
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For more information to help you pray on Sundays or in small groups, go to our archive of weekly emails.
PRAY FOR SYRIA AND IRAQ AT IDOP
Our Pray for ME resource pack will help your church pray, petition and provide for the needs of our brothers and sisters in Syria and Iraq.
Resources for Sermons
Introduce your church to the message of the persecuted church, using the following pre-prepared outline talks, sermon notes and Powerpoint presentations.
World Watch Church Pack
The world is a dangerous place for millions of Christians. Our new World Watch Church Pack is full of resources to help you share the latest facts and figures from the Open Doors World Watch List 2016 with your church. With a church service outline, DVD, as well as ideas for children and youth, there’s something for everyone in the World Watch Church Pack!
Become a partner Church
As Christians we are part of one church, one family – with a responsibility to stand shoulder to shoulder with those who are suffering. But the need is growing. Only by working together can we give our persecuted brothers and sisters the support they need.
PASTOR EDWARD SPEAKS TO NEW WINE LEADERS
Pastor Edward, one of Open Doors partners in Syria who leads a church in Damascus, speaks to the New Wine leadership conference on Nehemiah and the hope he has for Syria.
Church Appeal pack
Over 24,000 Christian families in Iraq and Syria are now dependent on Open Doors for their survival. Without our support, it's difficult to see how these families will survive.
Scary soldiers, death-defying dares, bold prayers, true love, and miracles! Secret Smuggler is a short, colourful adaptation of God's Smuggler, the story of Brother Andrew, suitable for children aged 5-11.
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- Powerpoint: Praying for Chibok
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