Talk and session outlines

Essential notes and downloads for speakers

Speaker resources

Chances are, you’re looking at this page as you’ll soon be giving a talk to a church, youth group or at an event on behalf of Open Doors. So, first things first, thank you! It’s amazing to have you on the team, getting the word out about our persecuted family.

We believe 100% that the passion, faith and perseverance of many persecuted Christians can inspire and transform our own faith. Our family in the persecuted church truly know the cost of following Jesus. They challenge our comfortable Christian existence, calling us to be more radical, more loving, more forgiving… In truth, they challenge us to be more like Jesus! We need them to keep pushing us to take risks and not settle.

But, our persecuted family also need us. They need our prayers. They need our practical help. They need us to speak up for them.

As you tell the story of the persecuted church we want you to both inspire people to better follow Jesus AND show them how they can respond to the needs of their church family around the world. It’s not one or the other, but both.

To help you, we’ve created some talk notes, a PowerPoint presentations and provided you with a bunch of movies and films you can share too. These resources are guides, so feel free to add your own experiences and stories – we want it to be personal. But do make sure you print out and take along some of the sign up sheets, ask us for latest resources and have a chat to us about ongoing or upcoming campaigns to make sure you’re pointing any interested people in the right direction!

Thanks again for helping out – you’re a legend! If you need anything you can’t find on this page, just drop us a mail at [email protected]

Speaker resources: The talk

Download these PowerPoint presentations talk notes, plus sign up forms!

One Family Talk notes
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One Family PowerPoint presentation
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Pray With Them PowerPoint presentation (New for 2017)
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One Million Voices of Hope Petition sheets
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Flags (to print out for 'Who's flag is it anyway)
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Simple sign up sheet (don't need if you're using the petition)
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Speaker resources: Videos

Download one or more of these videos to include in your talk. We suggest using 'My Sister, Sarah' then choosing another that you find inspiring...

Video: 'My Sister, Sarah'
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Video: Saudi Arabia / Fatima / Risk Taking Christianity
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Video: Uganda / Susan / Worthy
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Video: North Korea / Hea Woo / Radical Faith
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Video: Eritrea / Helen / Thankfulness
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Video: North Korea / Beth Croft / Hea Woo / Worship
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Video: Iraq / Jasper Rutherford / Douglas / Joy
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Video: Nigeria / S.O / Deborah
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We support people who are beaten, tortured,
imprisoned, falsely accused, and hated simply for following Jesus.