Partners for a Kingdom Purpose

Partnering with us, in our mission to release children from poverty in Jesus' name, are scores of Christian speakers. They are ambassadors for Compassion, taking the children we serve where we could not otherwise go, communicating in a voice, we cannot duplicate with people we would not otherwise meet.

They have all been personally affected by our ministry. And they each have a unique perspective on the loving and powerful impact of Jesus Christ.

What is a Compassion Ambassador?

Compassion Ambassadors are public speakers who have a God-given gift and passion to share their faith and help us share God's heart for the poor and the Church's responsibility to care for them.

They are motivational speakers challenging the world with the transforming power of the gospel message. They have chosen to use their speaking engagements and platforms to speak out on behalf of the poorest children in the world and see them released from poverty in Jesus' name.

Compassion Ambassadors come from a variety of ministry backgrounds and enjoy a variety of speaking opportunities.

They serve as keynote speakers at conferences and inspirational speakers at festivals and crusades. They speak at universities, churches and professional gatherings.

They are ministry leaders, business owners, bestselling authors, and comedians. They are worship leaders, visual artists, music artists and even Compassion alumni and Compassion executives.

They are our mission, and they are friends and partners. We don't call someone a Compassion Ambassador until we have cemented a mutually trusting relationship.

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What are the Benefits of Partnering With Compassion?

  • Your speaking ministry can have an international impact. You have the chance to go global by extending the reach of your public speaking beyond your venue.
  • When you advocate for children in poverty and encourage your audience to respond, you help meet the needs of children in the countries where we work.
  • You give your audience the opportunity to share and experience God's heart for the poor while fighting poverty with one of the most effective and strategic weapons available.
“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 Speaker 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 your audience.
  • 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.
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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.

How Do I Become a Compassion Ambassador?

It's easy! 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:

  • 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.

Complete an online application now >

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.