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Perhaps you want to help people survive and recover from forced displacement, but you're not sure where to begin. Or maybe you are already serving refugees, but feel the need to be better equipped?

IAFR's training program will help you gain an in-depth understanding of refugee realities along with biblical perspective and cross-cultural tools to help you develop a ministry strategy well-suited to your unique context.

While our complete on site training requires 3 days, we are able to break it down into shorter segments to better work with your schedule. Learn more about our training and upcoming training opportunities below.

Training & Event Calendar

Upcoming training opportunities, conferences, workshops and speaking engagements are listed below. Click on a heading to learn details of an event.

9-20 Oct 2017 | Welcome the Stranger (Bethany Global University)

Dates: 9-20 October 2017 (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri)
Event: Welcome the Stranger
Event Host: Bethany Global University, Minneapolis, MN

Theme: Welcome the Stranger

Location: Bethany Global University, Minneapolis, MN

Details
IAFR Director of Church Training (Rachel Uthmann) and IAFR Colorado Ministry Leader (Shanna Doughty), will be teaching a course on Welcoming the Stranger from 8:00 - 12:00 on the Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays within the given dates.

The focus is on a deeper understanding of the causes and challenges of forced displacement as well as best practices in welcoming forcibly displaced people in our communities.

Restrictions: Open to registered students at Bethany Global University only.


13-14 Oct 2017 | Missions Fest Seattle

Date: 13-14 October 2017
Event: Missions Fest Seattle
Event Host: Westminster Chapel, Bellevue, WA

Theme: From Nations to Neighbors

Location: Westminster Chapel, Bellevue, WA

Details
Tim Uthmann, IAFR Assistant Director of Operations, will present a seminar titled "Neighboring from the Nations: the Church's Role in Loving Refugees" at 11:00 - 12:00 on 14 October.

As the conference considers the church's missional role with its neighbor, this seminar will explore the unique opportunity we have to love the forcibly displaced as their journey brings them to us.

No registration required.

*Tim will be available at the conference throughout the day. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to meet up & chat over a cup of coffee!


19 Oct 2017 | Pressing Issues in Global Missions Contexts

Date: 19 October 2017
Event: Pressing Issues in Global Missions Contexts
Location: Multnomah University, Portland, OR
Registration: Registered university students only

Details
Tim Uthmann, IAFR Assistant Director of Operations, will use this college class to highlight the current refugee situation and encourage students to consider the implications for their future missional engagement.

Registered university students only.

*Tim will be available on campus throughout the day. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to meet up & chat over a cup of coffee!

7 -10 Nov 2017 | Refugee Highway Partnership

Date: 7-10 November 2017
Event: Regional Round Table of the Refugee Highway Partnership
Location: West Asia
Registration: By invitation only

Details
Tom Albinson (IAFR US President) and Rachel Uthmann (IAFR Assistant Director of Church Training) will be among the plenary and workshop leaders at this gathering of people serving refugees in West Asia. Topics will include investing in refugee resilience, the role of community in recovery from forced displacement, self-care for those serving traumatized people.


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IAFR Training

Refugee Realities

Gain an in-depth understanding of the global refugee crisis.

Biblical Perspective

Develop a biblical perspective concerning issues related to refugees and forced displacement.

Recovery Work

Learn how you can help people recover from the trauma of forced displacement.

Ministry Strategy

Develop a contextualized strategy to help people survive and recover from forced displacement.
IAFR missionaries bring a wealth of front-line refugee ministry experience and perspective to our training and consulting work that is highly sought out by churches, agencies and practioners around the world.

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A Movement of Hope

Let’s make a difference together!

There are over 65 million forcibly displaced children, women and men in the world. That's 1 in every 113 people alive today. Another 28,000 people are uprooted every day. The last time there were this many refugees was during World War 2.
Three reasons why we refuse to lose hope.
First, God is alive and well along the refugee highway today. Second, Refugees are more than people in need. They are an important part of the solution. And third, God has begun a worldwide movement of his people to welcome and love refugees.

Learn more below.
PROJECTS
Discover how you can help refugees survive and recover from forced displacement by providing them with shelter, water, Bibles, church buildings, schools, specialized training and more!
LOCATIONS
Whether by joining the support team of one of our missionaries or by joining one of our teams yourself, you can show up in the lives of refugees. Explore the unique work of IAFR in Africa, Europe and the USA.
TEAM
When it comes to helping people survive and recover from forced displacement, our team is our greatest asset. We think you will agree. Get to know the IAFR team now.

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