Develop a Plan:

Beginning with the end in mind, of welcoming immigrants and refugees well, WRDA is prepared to help churches welcome refugees and immigrants well by creating an individualized plan for learning and launching into ministry.  The following strategies are examples of how to take a first step by creating a plan:

Church Engagement Strategy for smaller churches v2.pdf

RISE Awareness Campaign.pdf

Would you like to learn more about serving with WRDA before you bring your small group or church on the path?

Our general volunteer orientation is a great way to learn more about WRDA!

Orientations are scheduled regularly throughout the year and you can reserve a space by emailing Todun Afolabi, Church & Volunteer Engagement Coordinator.

In addition, WRDA can provide:

  • a learning lab experience for you to see what others are doing

  • a bibliography of recommended books on the subject

  • movies to watch

  • studies for small groups

  • sermon ideas for Sunday mornings


For more information, contact Keith Draper, Church Mobilizer at 630.462-7566 x1064 or