“For the Lord your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality, nor take a bribe. He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the stranger by giving him food and clothing. So show love for the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”
At Jericho Road, we see the arrival of refugees and other migrants in Australia as an opportunity to show God’s love in meaningful ways. Our Refugee & Cross-Cultural Support Worker, Andrew Adams, works to equip churches and organisations to meet the needs of people who are making a home here, often in very difficult circumstances. By working with congregations, we can make our churches places where refugees and other migrants can find support, friendship, and ultimately Jesus.
We also work with Sydney Refugee Team to support the hands-on work that is changing lives in Sydney’s refugee communities. This team builds strong connections with families, assisting them as they navigate a language, culture and legal system that is new. Jericho Road provides food donations to be distributed by their team, and also raises financial support to fund their activities and camps.
Moving to a new country can be a difficult and lonely experience for many.
Would you like to explore how your church can reach those who are newly arrived in Australia? Are you interested in starting a cross-cultural ministry in your church?
Why not invite Andrew Adams to speak at your church, Bible study or youth group about refugee and cross-cultural ministry. Andrew would love to chat and share some of his own experiences in running a cross-cultural ministry at church. He shares what the Bible says about refugees and how we can show the love to Jesus to those around us.
Andrew is our Refugee & Cross-Cultural Support Worker.
Contact us to find out more.
Your church can collect rice and oil for delivery to Jericho Road, which enables us to provide around 80 families with these staples
Our next planned packing day is: TBA
Contact us to get involved.
Our Packed with Love project coordinates the collection, assembly and distribution of care packages and food hampers to people in need, such as the families connected to Sydney Refugee Team (SRT).
In doing this, we support the work of SRT by creating another opportunity for connection and friendship with the families they visit.
For more information about Packed with Love, click here.
We partner with Sydney Refugee Team. They offer seminars for churches and groups to help them understand the experience of people seeking asylum and refuge and a biblical response to them. They also provide training for all volunteers.
Find out more about Sydney Refugee Team.
Your church could run an English as a second language program.
This can be a great opportunity to meet and serve refugees and other migrants in your local area.
Take a look at the resources offered online by Anglicare.
Contact us to find out more.
The resources below provide further information on the topic of refugees and immigration, some from secular sources and others providing a Christian perspective.
Have a question?
Click below to get in touch with the Partner Ministries team.