All over the country, women just like you are connecting together in person and online in small groups to grow in what it means to show Christ-like welcome. Together, we seek to learn, engage, and grow to be more like Christ in our welcome toward the stranger. Bible study groups meet to learn what God’s word says about the sojourner, prayer groups meet to pray for God’s will to be done in the immigration space, and advocacy groups lift up voices together for the vulnerable, the marginalized, and the forgotten. Together, we’re on a journey to understand biblical hospitality in an authentic way.
Hosting a Women of Welcome Small Group is easy. Sign up to tell us what kind of group, when, and where. We will send you everything you need to host and be there for you all along the way.
You choose whether to post your group as closed (choosing to have a group with just the friends you personally invite) or open (so that other women around the country can join). Either way, we trust that God will bind your hearts together on a journey that better reflects God’s heart of welcome towards the sojourner.
Every spring and fall we release a new bible study for our community to engage with. These studies are designed for individual or small group use with a focus on deepening our understanding of God’s heart for immigrants and refugees. When a new study is launched, we go through weekly discussions in our online community (Facebook or IG), but we highly encourage you to connect below to find or start a study with others in your local area. You can start a group and use any of the studies available at any time.
Prayer groups coming soon!
Prayer Groups meet to pray for immigrants and refugees and the issues that affect them. While you wait for Prayer Groups to begin, sign up for our weekly newsletter to get the latest prayer requests every week.
Advocacy groups coming soon!
Discover how empowering it is to join your voice together with that of other women in your state. Host or join a group of brave women to regularly contact your elected officials through email, phone calls and even in-person visits. Never feel alone again as a Christian woman advocating for immigrants and refugees. Check back here soon for more information.
We hope our Connect Groups are safe and welcoming spaces for learning and growing alongside other women. We have a few guidelines that are helpful in cultivating this welcoming environment:
Listen First – Group members have unique experiences, backgrounds, political affiliations, and Christian traditions. Always assume the best intentions in others and listen to find common ground.
Respect One Another – Constructive disagreement is acceptable but no one should feel judged for their point of view. Respect people’s journeys and trust the Holy Spirit to lead them into all truth in His timing. Feel free to offer a different perspective, but do so in humility and love.
Remain Nonpartisan – Discussing immigration necessitates discussing policies and practices, since these things affect immigrants. However, we do not promote or insult/demean political parties or their members/candidates. Everyone who wants to learn more about God’s heart for the sojourner should feel welcome, regardless of their political affiliation.
Maintain Privacy – In order to create an environment that is safe for open and honest participation, trust is non-negotiable. Members should feel confident that nothing they share will be repeated outside of the group without their permission.
We ask that all group hosts and members acknowledge that they will abide by these guidelines when they sign up.