Refugee Ministry Summit

Event details

  • Saturday | November 4, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • George Mason University Merten Hall 4400 University Drive Fairfax, VA 22030

George Mason University, Fairfax – Merten Hall 1201

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Please register using the button above, or by following this registration link.

Lunch will be provided. Catered by McAlister’s Deli.

Childcare will be provided.

Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a Refugee Summit?

Impact Church of Northern Virginia and the SBC of Virginia are partnering together to bring you and your church an opportunity to serve the nations living among us, and reach refugees with the Gospel. Come find out how your church can get engaged with refugee work here in Virginia and the DC area.

What will we talk about?

We will hear from experts in refugee ministry to learn how we can engage and serve refugees in our area. We will hear from guest speakers with experience as refugees, and those who have ministered to and planted churches among refugees. We will learn how to practically serve and share the gospel with refugees.

Some of the topics we will cover include:

  • The biblical basis for refugee ministry
  • International law from a Christian perspective
  • Terminology & understanding of the refugee crisis
  • Understanding geopolitical & socio-economic impacts & causes
  • Issues of resettlement
  • The church’s role & other’s in engaging with refugees
  • Different sectors & needs of refugees
  • Psychological & emotional trauma of refugees
  • Threats and concerns of national security in regards of refugees
  • Different models & examples of successful refugee engagement
What actions will we take?

You will have the opportunity to network with other churches and leaders in Northern Virginia and DC seeking to minister to refugees. We will also hear about opportunities to begin connecting with refugees and discuss ways to serve them.

What is a refugee?

“A refugee, generally speaking, is a displaced person who has been forced to cross national boundaries and who cannot return home safely.”

Why are we doing this?

Jesus calls us to reach the nations with His Good News, and to minister to the poor, the oppressed and the foreigner among us. We hope to see the church in Northern Virginia and DC reach out and show the love of Christ to the many people of all nations living among us.