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Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center 
7984 257th Street West
Farmington, MN 55024

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Rachel Uthmann 
International Association for Refugees 
612-200-0321 ext. 4 

IAFR's Foundations of Refugee Ministry Training

IAFR's "Refugee Ministry Foundations" training will be held January 12-16, 2020, in Farmington, Minnesota (45 minutes from Minneapolis/St. Paul). We know Minnesota in January is not everyone's idea of a place of growth and flourishing... but we promise to keep you warm and engaged in this interactive training event! 

This training will take a deep dive on the reality faced by those forced to flee their homes because of hatred and violence. We will discuss the process of recovery after forced displacement and some crucial 'context clues' for ministry in humanitarian space. Our goal is to prepare you for fruitful and sustainable investment in the care and recovery of forcibly displaced people. Both those with prior experience and those with no prior refugee ministry experience are most welcome.

After framing our discussions with common terms and a global overview of the issue of forced displacement, we'll examine the following topics:

  • What the Bible Says about Forcibly Displaced People     
  • IAFR's Continuum of Response    
  • Detailed Discussion of Recovery Ministries    
  • Partnerships and Working in Humanitarian Space    
  • An Effective Christian Witness in Humanitarian Contexts    
  • How We Talk about our Work    
  • Staying Healthy for the Long-Term in Refugee Ministry

All of these conversations are focused on principles and best practices of refugee ministry, allowing you to apply them as needed in your context.

Please register below and submit a deposit of $100 or payment in full by December 30, 2019, to confirm your reservation. Information on payment by credit card will follow after you register.

The cost of this training varies based on choices you make regarding housing. Click through to the registration page for more information or reach out to us on email at training@iafr.org.