Welcome, church friends.
Nothing affects the world as much as when followers of Jesus come together in prayer, asking God to support, encourage and strengthen His church. This is why the Church Mobilization Team seeks to connect the church body in America to their persecuted family around the world.
We want to serve local congregations by encouraging and equipping them to pray, engage, and partner with believers who share our faith but not our freedom.
You can get your church involved by:
- Praying consistently and specifically with Persecuted Christians, including praying for their persecutors. We encourage you not to just pray for them, but unite with them in prayer.
- Engaging with stories and lessons from the Persecuted Church.
- Partnering with the persecuted church in their work of evangelism and discipleship in some of the most spiritually dark places on earth.
You can also get our Church Resource Update. In each email, you’ll find resources such as firsthand stories, practical lessons, real-time prayer points and tangible ways for your church to connect, encourage, learn from and support the persecuted church. [Button to subscribe to church resource email.]
Also, there are immediate steps that you can take to get involved in supporting the persecuted church starting today. As you scroll through the free resources available below, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] if our team can serve your congregation in any way.
And here are a list of additional resources you can use at your convenience. If you are a pastor or a church leader, please view our pastor resources page.
- Open Doors Video Library — A collection of videos that highlight our work with persecuted Christians in the world’s most hostile regions.
- Open Doors World Watch List — The most comprehensive, authoritative report of the top 50 countries where Christian persecution is most severe.
- World Watch List Resources — In this kit, you’ll find real stories, practical lessons, real-time prayer points and tangible ways for your church to connect, encourage, learn from and support the persecuted church.
- Presence Magazine — This quarterly magazine will give you the latest updates, stories, prayer requests, and praise reports from the Persecuted Christians.
- Prayer Force Alert — The number one thing that persecuted Christians ask for is prayer. Learn more about
the different ways you can pray for persecuted Christians.
- Church Resource Newsletter — Subscribe to the latest prayer requests from persecuted Christians around the world.
- Open Doors Powerpoint Presentation — Will you be speaking in churches about persecuted Christians? Download our PowerPoint presentation, which will help you present to your congregation in an effective and powerful way.
- Prayer Event Resources – Download a free collection of resources to assist you in hosting a gathering called One With Them: A Prayer Event for Syria. This includes a planning guide, presentation slides, videos and more.
- Open Doors Video Library — Our videos will allow you to connect and learn about Persecuted Christians, to help engage your church in prayer for the persecuted.
- Secret Believers Video — Secret Believers is a new television show by Open Doors USA that tells the untold stories of believers who are persecuted for their faith.
Free Downloadable Curriculum for Groups and Churches
- Ripple Effect Resources — A free interactive study that helps individuals and groups discover how they can take actions that create a ripple effect of support for the persecuted church.
- Dangerous Faith — This series of videos explores the dangerous faith of the first century church and that of persecuted Christians today.