Ministry Information

Over 1,000 refugees come to Arlington every year and most come from countries found in the 10/40 Window, the focus area of our missions program. Refugees often arrive in America with great excitement, but they face daily challenges as they adjust to a new culture. Settling into a different country can be a lonely experience, especially for those who miss family and friends. The following are ways that you can minister to refugees and make their transition smoother:

  • English-Language Conversation Partner
  • Tutoring children in their school assignments
  • Refugee Companion: Meet regularly to talk; extend hospitality; and help navigate experiences like using the Metro system, opening a bank account, and filling the gas tank at a self-serve station.
  • Back-to-School Event team member


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Meeting Info

While we don’t have a regularly scheduled meeting time, our team gathers for special events. Join us at an upcoming event!

Upcoming Events
Refugee Back to school Event

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Room 131 (Gym)

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Back-to-School Event

Join us (Aug 19th; 11:00 am) when we host the Lutheran Social Services back-to-school backpack event for refugee families! Volunteers needed!

Event & Volunteer Info
Get Involved

Interested in learning more about our refugee ministry? Need details about getting trained?

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Ethnic Embrace

Use this booklet as a starting point for you to reach out to the foreigners in your midst.

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