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Media attention on the plight of refugees continues to raise awareness of the tremendous desperation that forces so many to flee their homes in search of a future and a hope—and the risks they must take to get there. For all the people who make it, there are those who don't. The tragedies are immense and they are heartbreaking.

This is not a new crisis, but immediate action is still needed in the life of every person who is being forcefully displaced. Every person's story is unique but the conditions that create a refugee crisis are not a surprise—and they're all too common today.

War, persecution, famine, drought, natural disasters, economic stresses, injustice... all of these are forms of oppression. Closing our eyes to effects of these conditions leads us to count refugees among the most invisible people of our generation. But the tide is turning. Eyes are opening and hearts are awakening. Even in such desperation, hope is being kindled.

Jesus meets people where they are, and that's no different in a crisis. ITeams has been working with refugees for decades and we have long-standing teams in strategic places around the world. We work closely with local governments and organizations to help meet immediate and long-term needs. Every person has dignity and value because every human being is made in the image of God, no matter their circumstances or religious background. This belief causes us to come alongside refugees and demonstrate the love of Jesus.

Please pray for refugees. Though you may not know their names or stories personally at this point, Jesus does. Come and join us and be a witnesses to the transformation that is possible for those who risk their lives to find a future.

There is no single response to the refugee crisis. For the sake of men, women, and children everywhere risking everything in hope of a future...

...let's do something now. Learn more below or donate to help make an impact.



Evaluate and Engage


When we enter a community, we seek to relate to and understand the community through the eyes of Jesus. This includes pre-training and ongoing on-field research.


We repeat a collaborative cycle that aims to work alongside others in the community to identify and assess both needs and resources. Alongside the community, we encourage initiatives guided by a strategy and help implement them.


As transformation takes hold in a community our role changes. We avoid creating unhealthy dependencies and focus on what Jesus is doing within the community. This typically leads to expansion as transformation impacts surrounding communities.

Refugee stories

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Long-Term Opportunity

Psychological Counselor

Do you long to see marginalized people find wholeness through intentional, caring therapy?

Short-Term Opportunity


​Looking for an internship to give your skills and education a test run? Are you drawn to serving refugees and the poor in a specific, impactful way?  

Long-Term Opportunity

Team Member

Do you desire to learn another language and reach out to refugees? Join our team in Austria and develop programs to connect with the local people.

Short-Term Opportunity

Refugee and Immigrant Ministry Intern

Within Rockwood (Portland), Oregon, lies a neighborhood where one can hear 90 different languages spoken here as Somali women sit nearby, Iraqi men slowly walk past, children run to the park, and Spanish music streams from a nearby apartment. Here, almost 40% of the population live near or below the poverty line. You can be a part of transforming this community. 

Mid-Term Opportunity

ESL Teacher

Do you have a passion for teaching and working with refugees and immigrants? 

Long-Term Opportunity

Business as Mission Specialist

Do you have experience working in business and desire to use that to help serve others? 

Long-Term Opportunity

Ministry Coordinator for At-Risk Youth/Family Enrichment

Do you desire to work with at-risk youth? 

Long-Term Opportunity

Ministry Coordinator for Life Skills Institute

Do you desire to teach others important life skills? 

Long-Term Opportunity

Ministry Coordinator for the Homeless

Rockwood (Portland) is one of the top 5 cities in the country dealing with the issue of homelessness. Join our team and be a part of transforming this community. 

Long-Term Opportunity


Are you a natural networker and developer? Does your heart break for both the spiritual AND physical needs in your community? Do you want to help catalyze local, sustainable, Christ-centered transformation in an East Coast city? 

Short-Term Opportunity

Summer Internship

Do you have a passion for serving refugees and immigrants? Would you like to do that while being trained for future service? This mix of serious training and serving refugees may be just for you. 

Long-Term Opportunity

Refugee Ministry Developer

Do you have a heart for refugees? Would you like to learn Arabic? Our cosmopolitan city has a population of 4 million, and around one third are refugees from a neighboring country in desperate need of the love of Jesus.

Long-Term Opportunity

Refugee Discipleship Leader

Do you have a heart for refugees? Are you interested in seeing a movement of disciples of Jesus growing throughout refugee communities in the Middle East? Our team ministers to the refugee communities seeking to catalyze Church Planting Movements (CPM) among various people groups and in neighborhoods throughout the city.

Mid-Term Opportunity

Children's Ministry Developer

Are you passionate about working with children? Do you want to jump into a role to create new ministry opportunities for children in partnership with others in the community?

Long-Term Opportunity

Addiction and Recovery Specialist

​Are you called to help hurting people? Do you want to make a real difference in the lives of people facing difficult life situations?

Long-Term Opportunity

Ministry Coordinator for Refugees and Immigrants

Do you have a heart for refugees? Would you like to help them adjust to life in the U.S. by connecting them to valuable resources? Would you like to see more unity among refugees, immigrants, and U.S. citizens?

Long-Term Opportunity

Ministry Developer with Nepali Churches

Do you have a passion for the refugee church in America? Do you feel called to help equip the church in theology and leadership?

Long-Term Opportunity

Refugee Worker

Is God speaking to you about serving refugees?  The opportunities are vast.  We can use people with gifts of: hospitality, evangelism, working with children of all ages, technological support, teaching, administration and more. Helping Hands is a refugee center located in the heart of Athens, Greece.  We are passionate about seeing the lives of refugees transformed through Christ, believing that both the demonstration and proclamation of the Gospel are important.

Long-Term Opportunity


Are you a natural networker and developer? Does your heart break for both the spiritual AND physical needs in your community? Do you want to help catalyze local, sustainable, Christ-centered transformation in Greece?

Mid-Term Opportunity

Refugee Ministry Worker

The city has a population of nearly 20 million, and is the cultural and economic center of the nation and surrounding region. The city is both secular and Islamic, Western and Middle Eastern. Our team ministers among the refugee communities seeking to care for the breadth of their needs. This includes meeting them in their poverty and uncertainty, sharing the good news of Jesus, and discipling potential leaders for the church.

Long-Term Opportunity


Are you a natural networker and developer? Does your heart break for both the spiritual AND physical needs in your community? Do you want to help catalyze local, sustainable, Christ-centered transformation in Central Asia?

Long-Term Opportunity

Victims of War Director

Develop strategies for meeting the physical needs of the victims of the war with Russia. This includes IDPs (Internally Displaced People) and families of wounded soldiers....

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Love Carrick Neighborhood Church Start-Up

Love Carrick is a neighborhood house church network that will be the centerpiece of our ministry from which holistic mission will flow. Through the creation of this church , we will be able to multiply disciples, train laborers, and partner in a robust way with businesses, schools, and other ministries in the neighborhood.

Urban Ministry Internship Program (ICT focused)

Pittsburgh and several cities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region are home to thousands of Nepalis with few signs of the transformation of Jesus. Large portions of Nepal remain untouched with the Gospel. The need for workers is immense and we believe the solution to that problem is to develop an internship program to train and release qualified leaders who serve the Nepali community well.


This area is part of our Core Integrated Fund which allows us to strategically leverage your gift to fuel the movement of integrated community transformation around the world - wherever needs are greatest. The Core Integrated Fund allows us to be agile and to expand work into new and existing communities strategically.