Serving Persecuted Christians Worldwide - Volunteer: Church Representative - Open Doors UK & Ireland

Church Representative

Imagine your church uniting in prayer - for Christians who share our faith but not our freedom. Imagine your church growing in faith as you pray, for God is building His church in the face of persecution. Imagine the impact...

You can make a difference...

We have a vision to see the persecuted church on the agenda of every church in the UK and Ireland. Our concern should be for our persecuted family standing with them in prayer and support. But this vision will only become a reality through people like you responding to the call to become a Church Rep. You can be the link between your church family and our persecuted family.

You may even be doing the role without knowing it!

If you are...

  • A people person who enjoys mingling with others
  • Are an active part of your church community
  • Are able to spot opportunities to make a difference and make the most of them
  • Are motivated by a challenge
  • Communicate to groups or represent a cause

Maybe you would like to...

  • Find ways to make your church aware of our persecuted family with our resources
  • Inspire people to add their voice to sign up to critical advocacy campaigns and emails
  • Involve others in praying more for persecuted Christians
  • Request financial support when appropriate
  • Invite an Open Doors' Speaker to speak or take a service

We have lots of ways to support you and encourage you on this journey:

  • Practical resources for letter writing and holding a 'Great Big...' event
  • Kidzone resources to get younger people involved
  • Youth resources for teenagers and young adults' participation
  • Prayer resources for the top 50 persecuted countries
  • Opportunities to travel and meet with believers in other countries
  • On hand by phone and email to offer support, advice to help tailor this role to your skills, interests and experience
  • Trained Open Doors Speakers who can make formal presentations to your church about the ministry of Open Doors

For more information please call the Inspire team on 01993 460015 or email .

“If it wasn't for Anne, our desire to support the persecuted church would still be just a desire. She has helped turn our vision into reality.” Alex, church pastor

Get involved

Your support helps persecuted Christians continue to courageously follow Jesus.
Together, we can reach those where persecution hits hardest.