Right in the middle of North Raleigh, there is a growing community at Cedar Point Apartments, a door to the nations of the world. Many families have come from all over to reside in this place. Since 2007 we have counted it a privilege to serve this community with the love of Christ. In 2015, we organized as a program under the umbrella of New Life Camp. In April of 2018, we moved out from under that umbrella to form an independent 501c3 non-profit organization named Refugee Hope Partners. Although our mission and programs remain the same, we believe this new structure allows us to leverage more gifts, talents, and resources of the community for the growth of the kingdom. We desire to partner with local churches in loving our refugee neighbors with the hope of the gospel.
Philosophy of Ministry
We believe that every human being is created in God’s image. All people are created with inherent dignity, and have been blessed with unique gifts, talents, and resources for the service of God and others. In light of that fact, we commit to respecting the dignity and competence of everyone, and to supporting families as they continue to grow and flourish in a new environment. Our programs, activities, and relationships consciously avoid imposing our cultural standards on their lives, fostering patterns of dependence, or treating people as a means to the end of our own growth or achievement. We will respectfully and sacrificially walk alongside our neighbors as they grow in their relationship with God and others
Furthermore, we commit to proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ. We believe that mankind was created for relationship with our Creator. Despite the tragic consequences of our sin, each individual has hope of a restored relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ. He is both the source and model of all true compassion. As believers, we cannot be satisfied to help a man “gain the whole world, and lose his own soul” (Mark 8:36).
For a more robust picture of our philosophy, we recommend the book “When Helping Hurts” by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert.
We love our refugee neighbors by
ENGAGING families and individuals as they face cultural, practical & emotional hurdles
EQUIPPING hands, minds, and souls for independence with dignity
ENCOURAGING healthy relationships & spiritual growth with the hope that all will thrive
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Refugee Hope Partners exists to glorify God by loving our refugee neighbors with the hope of the gospel.