For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.
Matthew 25:35-36 (NIV)
Why Global Sponsorship Sunday?
Take your church on an extraordinary journey of sponsoring children to help them understand God’s heart for the most vulnerable.
Enrich your church’s faith.
A lot of people feel something is missing. They’ve been going to church, but they’re still unsatisfied. They have no sense of mission. Now is the time to encourage and grow them!
Provide discipleship opportunities for your congregation.
Nothing in the gospel is more powerful than Jesus’ unconditional love for suffering people. And He’s commanded His church to continue the work He started by reaching out with that love to those in need. As your congregation learns about and responds to those in need, they too will be renewed.
Care for children in need, strengthen families, and stabilize communities.
One of the most powerful ways to care for those in poverty is to sponsor a child. Sponsorship is a personally rewarding way to connect with a child in poverty, support their family, and bring sustainable change and both physical and spiritual hope to their entire community.
Everything you need for powerful weekend services
Videos and Photos
Children’s Ministry Curriculum
A Small Group Study
Why pastors are joining in this great calling...
"As we seek to express Jesus love and truth around the world, we've found World Vision to be a terrific partner. They have the heart, experience, expertise, and scope to help break the destructive force of poverty that enslaves so many. Most importantly, they are committed to doing it in the name of Jesus and in partnership with the local church."
Pastor Brad Powell, Northridge Church
"Following Jesus out to the masses in the margins is messy business. It’s much easier to ignore the least, lowest, and last. That’s why Crossroads loves to partner with our friends at World Vision as they blaze a trail to those in greatest need."
Pastor Phil Print, Crossroads Church
"World Vision and our Newsong family have formed a strong alliance to go to the darkest and hardest places to love. We know we’re better together than by ourselves."
Dave Gibbons, Founder of Newsong Church
World Vision is urgently calling the church to a hope-filled response.
Working together, and with World Vision’s network of more than 13,000 churches and 25,000 faith leaders in the field, we can help make fullness of life possible for children and families living in the margins.
Join the movement of churches hosting sponsorship events all across the country World Vision will provide your church with informative content, discipleship resources, and positive ways for your congregation to respond during your weekend services.
We offer a full solution to poverty and injustice issues — and make it sustainable so it lasts.
We work in the most difficult contexts in the poorest countries because we believe in the power of transformation. Find out more about our mission and values.
Child sponsorship is at the foundation of our work that helps us support our community development approach and empowers children and families to break the cycle of poverty and reach their God-given potential.
For more than 65 years, World Vision has ministered in the margins, helping families and communities lift themselves out of poverty with lasting improvements in education, access to clean water, healthcare, sustainable food sources, economic empowerment, child protection, Christian discipleship, and more—as well as critical emergency relief. Founded in 1950 by evangelist Bob Pierce, World Vision continues to be deeply invested in the church.