Persecuted Church

World Watch List Courtesy of OpenDoors Ministry

What is the Persecuted Church

"Christian persecution is any hostility experienced from the world as a result of one's identification as a Christian..."

OpenDoors Ministry

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One of Grace Community Church's ministries is to raise awareness of the persecuted church. There are many resources available online which are updated on a regular basis and this page is dedicated to pointing you to important sites and outlining the things you can do concerning the persecuted church.

Why should I be concerned?

World Focus OpenDoors Ministry

Our Committment

In addition to raising awareness of the persecuted church and the many available resources available online, Grace is committed to pray corporately, to engage in special Persecuted Church Sunday School classes, and dedicated to learn about other countries. We have weekly updates of current events in the bulletin, so people can pray individually during the week.

Persecuted Church Focus


Please check out our map with individual stories in the Narthex. It is currently updated with stories from around the world.

Persecuted Church Pray


Commit to pray for the persecuted church. Stay tuned for updates in the bulletin and special focused SS classes.

Educate Yourself

Educate Yourself

You can find fact sheets about the various churches at Learn more

(image courtesy of Open Doors Ministry)

How Can You Help

  • Read the Seven Snares in Relating to the Persecuted Church: Read
  • Pray: Why Pray?
  • Stay Informed: Where does persecution happen?
  • Pray: Persecution is always happening.
  • Give: Many good Christian Relief and Mission Organizations work in areas where Christians are refugees and persecuted: Samaritan's Purse, World Vision, Food for the Hungry, Mennonite Central Committee and many others. Supporting organizations that bring awareness of persecution, such as, OpenDoors, International Day of Prayer, or Voice of the Martyrs, is another way of giving.
  • Pray: Acts 4:23-31
  • Advocate: Take Action!
  • PRAY!


Please check out this link for a beautiful picture of people receiving the Word:

How To Contact Us

Grace Community Church
424 Garretson Road
Bridgewater, NJ 08807