Compassion Ambassadors: Partners for a Kingdom Purpose
For the past 35 years, through passionate and convincing presentations at concerts, festivals and tours, our artist ambassadors have helped bring opportunity and hope to more than 400,000 children in poverty.
Compassion Ambassadors take the children we serve where we could not otherwise go, communicating in a voice we could not duplicate with people we would not otherwise meet.
We work with artists from many genres and musical styles. From contemporary Christian to Southern gospel, rock and roll to country. What connects us is a common bond to speak on behalf of the poor.
What is a Compassion Ambassador?
Compassion Ambassadors are creative communicators: speakers, artists, authors, worship leaders, comedians and visual artists who recruit sponsors for children in our Child Sponsorship Program.
They are messengers of our mission, and they are friends and partners. We don't call someone a Compassion Ambassador until we have cemented a mutually trusting relationship.
What are the Benefits of Partnering With Compassion?
There are incredible nights, when you know beyond a doubt, that you are doing what you were created to do. And there are nights when you find yourself wondering, "Is this worth it?"
Many of our ambassadors say that partnering with Compassion enables them to consistently answer YES to that question.
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy." — Proverbs 31:8-9 (NIV)
What Do We Expect of Our Music Artist Ambassadors?
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be afraid of your doubts.
- Let us show you what we do, along with why and how we do it.
- Don’t pull any punches when you tell our story and ask people to join you as child sponsors. We want you to know what you’re talking about, and we want you to talk about what you know.
- Take our mission to the hearts and minds of the people who trust you. We'll take you where you most likely can't otherwise go, and we ask you introduce us to your circle of trust.
- Use your own voice. We won't provide you a script to learn or stats to memorize.
- Share what's on your heart. Be yourself. Tell your audience why you're passionate about the work we're doing.
- Tell the truth, and don't exaggerate. Don't misrepresent or objectify the poor.
- Be considerate and respectful. Never browbeat an audience in our name.
What Can You Expect of Us?
- We promise to pray for you and listen to you. We will always tell you the truth. And we'll do our best to empathize with you.
- We won't set specific goals for you to achieve. We'll work together to achieve results that benefit everyone.
- We will connect you with a relationship manager to serve as your point person and resource for all things related to your partnership. Tell us what you need and we'll do our best to provide it.
- We'll train you and provide materials and guidance, along with regular updates about the impact and reach of your efforts.
- We commit to honor Jesus Christ in all that we do.
- We commit to work in partnership with the local church.
- We commit to safeguard the children in our programs.
- We commit to develop each child individually.
Except for select artists and speakers listed as a featured artist, we won't book events for artist ambassadors.
How Do I Become a Compassion Ambassador?
The first step in becoming a Compassion Ambassador is to learn about Compassion. Investigate how and why we partner with the local church, and take a look at what makes us distinct among child sponsorship organizations.
The basic requirements for becoming a Compassion Ambassador include:
Complete an online application now.
- Sponsor a child. To share about our ministry with integrity, it's important that you sponsor a child, either individually or as a group.
- Have a vocational calling for full-time ministry.
- Agree to work within the bounds of our statement of faith.
- Consent to a background check.
It typically takes 5 to 10 business days to review your application. Once it has been reviewed a Compassion representative will contact you to schedule an interview and advise you of next steps.