Compassion Sunday changes lives through local churches

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

Find out what pastors around the country are saying

Hear from pastors whose churches have been impacted by Compassion Sunday…and see how their congregations are now making a difference in the lives of children living in extreme poverty.

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Churches helping churches to be the Church

Compassion depends on the indigenous church to implement the child development program. This means that every sponsored child is known, loved and protected under the leadership of his or her neighborhood evangelical church.

Compassion Sunday helps grow followers of Christ in your church

We encourage you to explore the benefits of Compassion Sunday for the individuals and families in your church. Watch this video to see how another pastor hosted Compassion Sunday.

Here are some resources to get you started.

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About Compassion

Since 1952, Compassion’s focus has been on helping release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Today, more than 1.9 million children are sponsored in 25 countries around the world through Compassion.

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Candace Cameron Bure, Compassion International Sponsor

“You, me, your church — we’ve all been called to share the gospel, to help the poor. What an exciting opportunity to bring before your pastor, as you work together to answer God’s call!”
— Candace Cameron Bure, actress, author, mom and Compassion sponsor