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Persecution levels are rising rapidly. That’s what the research behind this year’s Open Doors World Watch List 2016 has found. And as persecution increases, our Christian brothers and sisters need us more than ever. That’s why we’ve produced the World Watch Church Pack, so that you can share the message with everyone in your church, including children and youth.


The World Watch Church Pack includes a film called ‘Faces of Persecution’ that begins by focusing on Maryam, a 10-year-old girl whose family have had to flee violence in Iraq. But the story of refugee Christians is just the tip of the iceberg. Our World Watch Church Pack shows the big picture of persecution around the world through the stories of six different kinds of Christians and includes:

  • World Watch Guide 2016 - a guide to global persecution showing the 50 countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian
  • World Watch Map 2016 – a three-way poster for your church noticeboard
  • Church Service Outline: based around the theme: ‘We are family’
  • DVD/DVD-ROM - with film, audio track and PowerPoint slides for Bible reading, talk and prayers to use in a church service or small group session
  • Youth Session - with discussion material and stories to inspire prayer
  • Kidzone Map - with game to encourage prayer, and fun session plan for children’s group
  • Eat-Walk-Sleep Like a Refugee leaflet - imaginative suggestions to help your church show solidarity and support for persecuted Christians during Refugee Week: 20-26 June 2016
  • Church Giving Form – helping your church to offer a vital lifeline to our persecuted family.


How big is your family?postcards
Give individuals in your church the chance to find out more about the work of Open Doors.

Gift aid envelopes
Perfect if you’re planning an offering, making each individual donation worth 25% more.

And when you pray
Youth booklet with ideas on how to pray for persecuted Christians in World Watch countries.

Additional resources


"If one part of our body hurts, we hurt all over. If one part of our body is honoured, the whole body will be happy. "

- 1 Corinthians 12:26 (CEV)