The concept of partnering with a church may seem simple enough, but what’s actually involved in choosing which churches we should partner with? It’s a relatively simple question with a not so simple answer.Continue Reading ›
One of our church partners in Thailand has “graduated” from Compassion’s support and now hosts a holistic child development program on their own.Continue Reading ›
In part two of the “Ask Jimmy” blog series, Jimmy unpacks how we select the countries in which we work, shares about some positive global development in those countries and explains why we choose to partner with the local church.
The challenges a church faces when serving a poverty stricken community can appear insurmountable. However, when the will of that community is to have a better future, children have the opportunity to accomplish great things.
Partnering between the resource-rich part of the Church and the resource-poor part of the Church is not something particularly new or noble. It is just what we should do. It is simply what Paul asked the early Church to do.
Partnership is at the center of what we do at Compassion — we not only partner with you, our sponsors and donors, but also with the local church around the world. So it’s worth understanding what we mean by partnership and how we do it.
What do we do? The short answer is, we release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. But, how else do we explain what we do?
Our ministry is Christ-centered, child-focused and church-based. But what does this really mean and how are we set apart, or different, from other child development organizations?
Wolfgang Riedner was born in Nuremberg, Germany, and spent five years as a pastor in southern Germany before he moved to Uganda to teach in Bible colleges. He now serves as Compassion’s Church Partnership Director.
From Cristo Rey de Gloria Student Center (GU-970) in Guatemala. Shaun Groves takes you on a two-minute tour of the child development center and shows you what it looks and sounds like when the children are there.