Church Engagement

[Video from World Relief Spokane]

The Nations Have Arrived in the Triangle

God has brought the nations to our doorsteps. The Bible is filled with instruction that the Church is to love those who have crossed over into our land. World Relief believes it is essential to partner with the local Church as a foundation for seeing the most vulnerable transformed economically, socially and spiritually. WRD pursues true partnership out of the genuine conviction that our vision cannot be achieved without the gifts, people, skills and varied resources of the whole Church.

God has blessed the Triangle:

World Relief Durham and refugees in the Triangle are continually blessed by the network of solid, Gospel-centered churches in the area that God has empowered to selflessly leverage their lives for newcomers. Reaching the nations no longer exclusively means traveling across the world and engaging in international missions. Serving the nations is now part of both international and local, or “glocal” missions.

Pursuing a partnership with WRD:

World Relief Durham believes that true partnership with a local Church comes from both members of the local Church’s congregation and its leaders using time, talent and treasure to support refugees in the Triangle. Additionally, partnership is mutually beneficial. WRD wants to be in relationship with the local Church, supporting it in prayer, time and resources. WRD wants to dream alongside the local Church. If WRD does not have the resources or assistance that a local church is seeking, WRD will use its network to refer a local church to another organization. If a volunteer or leader is interested in partnership with WRD, contact the church engagement specialist.


 In community with the local church, World Relief envisions the most vulnerable peole transformed economically, socially and spiritually.

World Relief Durham currently engages with over 100 churches in ministry to immigrants.  Large churches, small churches, churches in immigrant communities and churches who have been in this area for many years come together to welcome new immigrants. 

World Relief is committed to partnering with and equipping local churches to be a part of ministry to the foreign born and those who are seeking safety and opportunity in the United States.  We want to encourage more churches along the pathway to ministry, whether taking first steps, starting to RISE or learning to STAND.  Follow the button to learn more.