resources for churches
The worldwide church is one body. So when we hear of Christians being attacked or persecuted elsewhere in the world, it is not happening to 'others' – it’s happening to us. Here you will find a range of resources to enable churches in the UK and Ireland to support and encourage your persecuted family by praying for them, giving and speaking out on their behalf.
Don't forget, you can keep up to date with the latest news and needs of persecuted believers around the world by signing up for our weekly emails. Help your church to pray intelligently, give compassionately and speak up powerfully on behalf of our persecuted family!
Can You Believe It? Church Pack
Imagine you live in a land where, because you’re a Christian:
- you’re failed in your studies
- your neighbours beat you up
- your home is destroyed
- your family is put in prison
- your father is killed.
How would you respond? Would you lose heart, give up, change your faith? Or would you pray harder, stay faithful, grow bolder? Find out how God is strengthening his followers around the world in the face of hostility, violence and injustice - and share it with your church.
World Watch List 2018 Church Pack
Could your church be the answer to a persecuted Christian’s prayer? The World Watch 2018 Church Pack helps you to share the insights and information from the Open Doors World Watch List 2018 with your church. The pack contains a complete service outline, World Watch List maps for adults and children, and other exciting, inspiring resources specially designed for youth groups and children’s sessions.
Thy Kingdom Come
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement initiated by the Church of England, calling people to pray for their world between Ascension and Pentecost (10-20 May). Open Doors has partnered with Thy Kingdom Come and 24-7 prayer to produce Deliver Us From Evil – 11 Prayers for the persecuted church.
Fast Food is a great way for churches, youth groups, families and friends to show solidarity with persecuted Christians. Each week you share a meal with others, serve up stories of the persecuted church and take away a 'fasting' challenge. Our free pack has all the instructions, so order a copy now!
PRAYER NEWS DVD
Do you want help in praying for your persecuted brothers and sisters? Prayer News brings you information and inspiration from Christians who live and work where faith costs the most. Be inspired to pray as you hear the voices and see the faces of your persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ.
BECOME A PARTNER CHURCH
Become a Partner Church and commit to praying regularly, supporting practically, and speaking up powerfully for the rights of our persecuted brothers and sisters. Not only will your church provide persecuted Christians with the spiritual encouragement and practical support that they need, having a deeper relationship with persecuted Christians will inspire you to grow in faith, prayer and love.
VIDEOS AND RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN
We also have a range of resources for families and children – perfect for all-age services and children's groups.
OPEN DOORS VIDEOS
You can see all the latest videos from Open Doors on our YouTube channel.
RESOURCES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
The Open Doors Youth website has a huge range of resources and information for young people. Perfect for youth leaders and youth groups.
- Powerpoint: Praying for Refugees
- Powerpoint: Praying for Secret Believers
- Powerpoint: Praying for Nigeria
- Powerpoint: Praying for Chibok
- Prayer diary