Cultivating Community
Across Cultures

We exist to show the love of Jesus to refugees by fostering meaningful relationships and providing resources and support through the local Church and trusted community partnerships.

Juniper Refuge is a para-church ministry that seeks to provide refugee-status residents and Christians the opportunities to make genuine connections with one another. We provide platforms through which Americans and refugees can engage with one another in mutual interests, grow in understanding of one another, and create lasting friendships. We strive to bring along more Americans to become bridges for vulnerable refugees that they might thrive in America, knowing that we grow and are changed by understanding our refugee neighbors more deeply.

Roughly 9% of Lincoln’s population was foreign born in 2017. Of that 9%, half are from Asia, with 25% from Latin America and 11% from Europe. Thousands of refugees have resettled in Lincoln to make a new home for themselves, and our unique city offers much to help those refugees thrive here. We are privileged to be just another small part of that communal effort.

Our Values

We believe all of our Christian mandates are relational and work to shape us into people who live more rightly with one another and God.

The Example of Jesus as we interact with refugees in our city by living holy, humble, and honest lives individually and corporately.

The Local Church as a necessary and active agent of compassion and love in a broken world, living the integrated “word” and “deed” components of God’s mandate.

People whether staff, volunteers, donors or partners as important actors in bringing peace, love and justice. As we seek to better the world around us, we recognize that we, too, are changed, by those we serve.

Partnership by seeking and facilitating collaboration and coordination among the local Church, other non-profits, and the business community, recognizing connectivity as essential to accomplishing any great task.

Flexibility by providing a safe space to create, adjust and mold ourselves that we may serve needs that are as diverse as the population.

Prayer as the priority and foundation to accomplishing our mission.

Juniper Refuge

is Growing

We cannot continue to address the needs of our refugee participants and friends with only one staff member. Help us to hire a Program Coordinator, hire interpreters for the Driving Program, assist with urgent needs that arise to particularly vulnerable families, and resettle new refugee families!

We need 30 more $50 a MONTH donors
We need one time gifts of $2000

Give now through December 31st

Together, we can not only provide a genuine welcome, but we can also stick around for the hard work of learning to thrive in another country.
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Give to the Mission

We invite you become a part of the Juniper Refuge Circle by becoming a monthly donor during our year end giving campaign.

  • $2,000/year will provide the interpreter for driving lessons for one student.
  • A gift of $50 to $500/month will equip us to hire a Program Coordinator.

As you choose how to bless others during this season, please consider joining us to address long-term obstacles our local refugees face.

Often the relational, side-by-side care of our neighbor is overlooked for “shinier” ministries with big numbers or flashy campaigns. I give to Juniper Refuge because I know that — while it’s a quieter ministry — they provide consistent care, warmth, and opportunities for our refugee population to make Lincoln feel more like home. Juniper Refuge provides a feeling of safety and welcome for refugees entering an unknown space. Whether more practical or relational, I know the love of Jesus is woven into every program they provide.

– Allea Grummert, donor

Contact Us

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We would love to hear from you!