Step #1 - Learn

There are now an estimated 258 million people living in a country other than their country of birth — an increase of 49% since 2000. If all migrants lived in one country it would be the fifth most populous country on earth. The reality is that no matter where you live - whether urban or rural, east coast, west coast, or somewhere in-between – you’ve noticed a change in the demographics of your community. One of the first ways that Immigrant Connection seeks to partner with you is providing up-to-date resources to help you research your own community and find out more about your immigrant and refugee neighbors.

Immigration might be one of the most polarizing issues in today’s world.  While it seems everyone has an opinion, it surprises most people, including people of faith, to learn that Jesus and the Bible speak frequently about immigrants. Our hope is that followers of Jesus will formulate their thoughts and perspectives on immigrants based on a Biblical perspective. Our learning resources help you teach others about God and His heart for immigrants. We encourage you to start the learning journey by signing up for an Immigrant Connection facilitated online learning cohort.

Online welcoming the stranger learning cohorts

An 8-week learning journey led by an Immigrant Connection facilitator
Click for more information and to register for upcoming cohorts
3 cohorts launching in February 2021 - sign up today!

Learn about your own community

Local Community Demographics
Follow instructions on left of page. After location is selected and report is created, choose "Culture Report" to view detailed information on immigrants in your community.

preaching resources

Going to Samaria: Understanding the Biblical Call to Serve Immigrants

Welcoming the Stranger: A Sermon from Kyle Ray

Kollao-ing with immigrants along life's journey

basic fact sheets prepared by immigrant connection

Immigration 101: A Concise Fact Sheet

Citizenship 101: A Timeline and Sample Civics Test Activity

WELCOME 2020: Action Steps