Together, we’re joining God in his plan to bring lasting change to our world.
You long to serve your congregation well, to effectively call and mobilize them for mission and launch them into lives committed to the most vulnerable.
How can you inspire your congregants to ‘Be The Church’ seven days a week? To go out into all the world as disciples? And how do you, as a leader, follow your call to move your church?
These are questions many of us grapple with daily. And finding the answers can often be incredibly challenging.
But here’s the good news. We understand, and we can help.
At World Relief, we’ve been partnering with churches both in the U.S. and around the world for over 75 years, helping them join in God’s plan to bring lasting change to our world. Our passion is to create partnerships that support and empower local churches to bring holistic long term change to vulnerable communities and to fight back against injustice around the world.
Today, we’re a movement of over 5,000 churches, across 20 countries, bringing hope, healing & restoration to the world’s most vulnerable.
Together, we can expand your congregation’s understanding of what it means to love, serve and learn from the most vulnerable, as well as guide your church into deeper discipleship through:
We’ll help you guide your congregants towards a deeper understanding of the world’s greatest problems and God’s call to to stand up against injustice.
You’ll build relationships with, and learn from, the global church serving on the frontlines around the world.
We’ll provide opportunities for your church to go and be the hands and feet of Jesus, as together we tackle problems of extreme poverty, violence and oppression.
7 Reasons We Believe The Church Can Change The World
We believe that when the church is mobilized to achieve its full potential, it has the power to change our world. We believe this because:
The local church is God’s plan to reveal his mercy, compassion and truth to people around the world.
The local church is the largest social network on the planet and has the ability, authority and permanency to do far more than any government institution or non-profit organization could.
The local church is led by local, trusted community leaders — those with an inside voice and understanding that no outside organization can bring.
The local church has the influence and moral authority to shape behaviors rooted in biblical values of love, compassion and justice.
The local church offers the greatest hope of reconciliation between classes, tribes, ethnicities and political parties, unifying people under a common identity in Christ.
The local church can restore dignity and bring hope to the suffering, forgotten and marginalized by reaching out to the most vulnerable in its community and answering God’s call to love.
The local church is empowered by the Holy Spirit to do more than human wisdom and efforts could ever possibly accomplish alone.
World Relief and the National Association of Evangelicals publicized a statement calling for evangelical Christians regardless of political affiliation to repent, renew and resolve their commitment to engage in civic responsibility for the health of the nation for the good of all people.
As evangelical Christians, we are called by Jesus to love God and to love our neighbor, and as Americans who heed this command, we must engage the complex social issues that face our nation with humility, civility, intellectual rigor and honesty. We invite all followers of Jesus — whether Democrats, Republicans or Independents — to join us for the flourishing of our country.
“Church health can’t be defined by attendance or budgets alone. Rather, by how well our congregation is loving their neighbors and coming alongside the most vulnerable in our community and around the world. As a partner, World Relief has played an important role in equipping and mobilizing our church to step into the lives of the vulnerable both here and around the world.”
– Nathan Nelson, Missions Pastor
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“For WE are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10