Release Potential works with young people, students and youth workers to engage with the story of pain, passion and grace experienced by persecuted Christians today

Change Makers

Be The Change as you encourage and support followers of Jesus whatever the cost.  Spend a year serving your brothers and sisters in Christ



Give the gift of education to communities torn apart by religious violence


Uncover and explore some of the issues surrounding persecution and what following Jesus costs.
These six sessions have been written for Christian youth groups and CU’s


Welcome to Release Potential

Release Potential is the young adults (18-30’s) ministry of Release International; a charity that supports persecuted Christians around the world.

Release Potential aims to inspire and challenge creative young Christians based in the UK and Ireland to engage passionately and practically with the issue of persecution.

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Current News


Pray for our brother Zafar 5 years on

Pray for our brother Zafar 5 years on

Our brother Zafar is facing the prospect of spending the rest of his life behind bars in Pakistan over false accusations of ‘blasphemy’ – and really needs our prayers. Zafar Bhatti, who is being held in Adyala Jail in Rawalpindi, was sentenced to life imprisonment in...

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Delivered & Displaced

Delivered & Displaced

I was able to visit a refugee camp on the northern border between Ethiopia and Eritrea a few years ago. It was a long trek up from the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, involving multiple short flights and then what felt like an endless drive through the Ethiopian...

Through the eyes of a theology student

Through the eyes of a theology student

Are you aged 17-23? Do you want to stand up for justice and speak out for peace? Do you want to be equipped to share your faith at home and around the world? Hello, I’m Amy! I’m a first year theology student. As part of my theology course, I needed to do four hours...

The Team




UK Director

Laura keeps the Release Potential team grounded and has a wealth of expertise! She has joined us this year and we are excited about her passion and her dedication to her brothers and sisters who are persecuted for their faith.



Team Leader

Chioma is passionate about young people and equipping them to reach their full potential through the power of the gospel! She wants to empower and equip students, young people and youth workers with practical and creative ways of raising awareness about persecuted believers around the world.  



We have many amazing volunteers that help with the running of Release Potential.