Do you believe the church can change the world?

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Vulnerable communities are being changed from the inside out. Local pastors, community members, men and women, whose lives have been transformed economically, physically, socially and spiritually, are now changing their communities through an innovative model called a Church Empowerment Zone (CEZ).

The Church is the largest and broadest social network on the planet. In sub-Saharan Africa, the church is the epicenter of communities, drawing nearly 70% of the population to itself. Because of this, the church and its leaders have unparalleled influence and opportunity to both address the complexity of poverty and identify the underlying causes driving it in their communities.


When you give to World Relief, you’re helping train and equip local churches to catalyze change which results in flourishing individuals, thriving families and healthy communities. Be a part of the transformation.  

 

From one community of 4,000 households significant transformation is happening.

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Health and economic indicators revealed unprecedented progress. Transformational behavior shifts within the home healed and strengthened families. Spiritual growth and discipleship led communities into a fullness of life unlike anything they’d ever experienced.

“My relationship with my wife has changed significantly since the volunteers started visiting our family. We now talk more and make decisions together. I did not value my children and my wife. Now, I know they are special to me and to God.”

“My relationship with my wife has changed significantly since the volunteers started visiting our family. We now talk more and make decisions together. I did not value my children and my wife. Now, I know they are special to me and to God.”

“In the past I did not care for my children. I only cared about drinking. [Then] a church volunteer came to me and helped me reconcile with my family. Now my entire life’s focus is on my children’s future.”

“In the past I did not care for my children. I only cared about drinking. [Then] a church volunteer came to me and helped me reconcile with my family. Now my entire life’s focus is on my children’s future.”

Equipping a CEZ to address issues of poverty within their community creates opportunity for change results in flourishing individuals, thriving families and healthy communities.

By empowering 10,000 churches over the next ten years to serve 10 million of the world’s most vulnerable, World Relief believes we can reach a critical tipping point that will transform entire nations. We are seeing the church change the world.

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