Compassion Sunday changes lives through local churches.

Hosting a Compassion Sunday event is a way for your church to fulfill the Great Commission and meet the physical needs of children living in poverty by connecting them to local churches through sponsorship. By hosting an event in your church, you’ll give your congregation an opportunity to grow in their faith and answer God’s call to care for the poor.

Hear what this pastor has to say

Pastor Ray in South Carolina shares about the immense impact Compassion Sunday had on his church ... and on children living in poverty.

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Churches helping churches

Compassion depends on local churches around the world to implement the child development program. This means that children in our program are known, loved and protected under the leadership of their neighborhood evangelical church.

This creates a unique and powerful missions experience for your church members as they see themselves as part of the global Church.

Compassion Sunday helps grow followers of Christ in your church

We encourage you to explore the benefits that a Compassion Sunday event would have for the individuals and families in your church. Watch this video to see how 9-year-old Grace was impacted as she lived out her faith by hosting a Compassion Sunday event at her church.

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About Compassion

Since 1952, Compassion has been releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Today, more than 2 million children are sponsored in 27 countries around the world through Compassion.

Learn more about Compassion’s ministry and financial accountability >

Jessy Padilla, Pastor, Iglesia Emanuel, Illinois

“Compassion makes the gospel visible to those who don’t believe yet.”
— Jessy Padilla, Pastor, Iglesia Emanuel, Illinois