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Video: We Believe the Church Can Change the World

Why the Church Has Hope for a Hurting World

At World Relief, we believe that when the Church is mobilized to achieve its full potential, it has the power to change our world.

This is because we believe that the local church is God’s plan to reveal his mercy, compassion and truth to people around the world. In each of our communities, local churches function as a social network. Churches have influence. Churches have the opportunity to share truths about God’s love, compassion, and justice.

And with the power of the Holy Spirit, we believe that the Church can accomplish more than humans could ever possibly do alone.

What is the task of the church? We are to embody Jesus Christ by doing what He did and what He continues to do through us: declare—using both words and deeds—that Jesus is the King of kings and Lord of lords who is bringing in a kingdom of righteousness, justice, and peace.

Steve Corbett, When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor and Yourself

How World Relief Equips the Church

World Relief Chicagoland has partnered with churches for more than 40 years. And the global World Relief network has partnered with churches across the U.S. and around the world for over 75 years. Together, thousands of church partners are creating long-term change in vulnerable communities. Today, we’re a movement of over 5,000 churches, across 20 countries, sharing hope and love to families in vulnerable situations.

World Relief believes the Church can change the world. Do you?

Watch the video below to hear more about our vision for churches.


Watch more videos of hope on World Relief Chicagoland’s YouTube channel or learn about how your church can partner with us to create lasting change.

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