Church Plant Partnerships
BUILDING A LEGACY FOR GOD's kingdom
We began giving toward starting a new church in Haiti back in mid-March 2019. Thanks for being a wonderfully generous church with a heart for the world. In mid-April, we met our goal of $77,000 for the first new church and now, we have been able to fund a second church plant in Peru! Praise the Lord!
Partnership in Haiti
CHURCH PLANT UPDATE: December 2019
Progress has been slowed by political unrest in Haiti, but that has not dampened the church's efforts to reach the community. Currently, 40 adults and 75 children attend the church regularly.
- The foundations of the church is set; crushed-rock foundation is nearly ready for the next step
- The iron forms for the posts have been prepared and are ready for concrete to be poured
- The construction of a cistern under the area where the pulpit will be placed is ongoing
- Finishing work on the school walls and the cafeteria
- The macadam in the church and finishing the cistern under the pulpit
- Finishing foundation and the walls of the church
- Completing construction of the restroom block
Praises and Prayer Requests:
The church continues to praise and glorify God, the creator of the universe, for offering them this great opportunity: the implementation of a church, a school, a cafeteria, a restroom block, and the opening of a child development center.
The church continues to pray that God blesses the donors and their ministry and to give them good health.
The church would appreciate your prayers for:
- Political crisis will be solved
- The spiritual and physical growth of the church; that community members give themselves completely to God
- The holistic development of the beneficiaries so they become responsible leaders in their community
- The construction work to be finished well
Partnership in Peru
CHURCH PLANT UPDATE: December 2019
- The foundations forms and concrete support pillars have been set
- Most of the outer walls have been completed by bricklayers
- Materials for the roof have been delivered
- Finishing the floors
- Plastering the walls and ceilings
- Painting the walls
- Completing the bathrooms
- Installing doors and windows
Praises and Prayer Requests:
The staff of the church says this project will be a light for the community because they will be able to reach many people.
They are grateful for the donors’ generous hearts toward children. They thank you for your unconditional commitment to the work of God because you have helped them plant this church to receive people and preach the word of God.
They ask for your prayers for this project and for people who, through it, will come to repentance.
In response to the Great Commission, Compassion International exists as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty, and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults — all for God’s glory. We also speak out for the needs of children in poverty to compel Christians worldwide to respond to God’s call to “look after orphans and widows” through advocating for children (James 1:27).
ADVANCING GOD'S KINGDOM:
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10, NIV). True life and hope are found only in the redeeming gospel of Jesus Christ. Fighting poverty is more than providing economic resources — it is defeating the fatalistic lie that we are unworthy of God’s love. At the heart of all Compassion’s work is our commitment to releasing children from spiritual poverty. We pursue this commitment with as much fervor as we approach any other type of poverty.
More than 2,104,835
More than 2,104,835 children currently participate in Compassion's programs in 25 countries around the world.
Planting a New Church Partner
Compassion’s church-based efforts are key to its effectiveness. We invest a great deal of time and money ensuring each new church we partner with is like-minded in ministering to children and evangelizing biblically-based Scripture. Building relationships with more local church partners allow Compassion to open more Child Development Centers in more extreme pockets of poverty and reach more children who otherwise would have no exposure to Jesus’ love and mercy.
Compassion International is seeking committed US churches that are passionate about planting new churches in Latin America and providing needed funds for the construction of a suitable facility for the new church plant. These new churches will be identified and mentored by a local, established "mother" church and extend the reach of the gospel into new, unreached communities through planting a "daughter" church where they already have a ministry presence.
Child Development Through Sponsorship
Once planted, a new Compassion Child Development Center will be among the first outreaches of the new church. Experience shows that, as the local Compassion staff members minister to approximately 200 children in need, visit their homes, and host community events, many parents and other family members become involved in the new church. This unique collaboration of ministry helps new churches grow even faster and stronger as they meet real needs.
Members of your church may wish to expand their individual ministry to children in Haiti by personally sponsoring some or all of the children who will be registered in the new Compassion student center.
Compassion International's Approach to Planting Churches
Identify established churches successfully operating Compassion's programs and working with children in an extended community as potential church planters
Thoroughly investigate and vet the capacity of the established church (mother) to plant and mentor a new church (daughter) in the proposed community
Partner with like-minded churches that are able to provide financial resources for the church plant's infrastructure needs, and potentially interested in sponsoring children
Construct new facility, register up to 200 children in Compassion's sponsorship program and communicate the impact of the daughter church to the supporting church partner
Compassion International's Ministry Model
Three distinct foundations of how Compassion works:
We focus exclusively on children — “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these” (Luke 18:16, NIV). All programs are aligned with developing children holistically (pre-natal through young adulthood) by addressing physical, spiritual, socio-emotional, economic and educational needs.
We work exclusively with the local church — Compassion believes that the Church is God’s agent for change in a broken world, which is why our programs are only offered through partnership with churches in the developing world that have the same passion for prioritizing and ministering to children.
We keep Jesus at the center of all we do — Children and families are not required to profess Jesus as their Savior to participate in our programs, but we want children to hear the gospel, see living faith and be discipled in the ways of Jesus. To this end, every mother and child registered in our programs receive age-appropriate Bibles, which are replaced as children mature and develop.