Church Resources

Run a Nepal Earthquake Appeal in your church

Children and families in Nepal urgently need our prayers and support. We have resources that can help you mobilise your church to take action. Download resources, including Tim Costello's video message from Nepal to churches, a PowerPoint slide and a situation update with prayer points and a donation coupon. 
Email us to request pledge envelopes. 
Thank you for supporting the Nepal Earthquake Appeal.

Run an Iraq Crisis Appeal in your church

The recent escalation of violence in northern Iraq has forced 1.45 million people to flee their homes. Faced with the brutal conflict, many families have had no choice but to leave everything behind. Among them are many Christians and other minority groups who have chosen to abandon their homes rather than their faith. At least one million people are in urgent need of food, water, hygiene items, blankets and shelter. Please mobilise your church to take action! Download a flyer explaining the situation, with urgent prayer requests and a donation coupon. Email us to request pledge envelopes.

Run a South Sudan Appeal in your church

Children and families fleeing South Sudan urgently need our support and prayers for protection. We have resources that can help you mobilise your church to take action. Download resources, including a video clip to share and situation reports explaining the situation, with prayer points and a donation coupon. Email us to request pledge envelopes. Thank you for supporting the South Sudan Appeal

Re:Thinking a public faith conference podcasts

Download and listen to podcasts from the Re:Thinking a public faith conference, held in March 2014. Professor Miroslav Volf, Director of the Yale Centre for Faith and Culture, joined ABC Managing Director, Mark Scott, Sydney University Vice Chancellor, Michael Spence, World Vision Australia CEO, Tim Costello, Centre for Public Christianity Founding Director, John Dickson, and a wide range of other contributors to explore the question: 'How should Christians engage a post-Christian culture?'

World Vision Prayer app

Ever wondered how to pray for a country or emergency? Get up to date prayer alerts as emergencies occur and have prayer requests from countries World Vision is working in. Download this free app with family and friends!

The Faith Effect

The Faith Effect is a five-week interactive study designed to facilitate Christian social engagement. Written for churches and church groups, this comprehensive new resource equips Christians to become more informed and engaged around the issues of global poverty and injustice from a Biblical perspective.

Find out more about The Faith Effect


Another way to love

Edited by Rod Yule & Rev. Tim Costello (World Vision Australia) Another Way to Loveexplores the role of Christian social reform and how our actions can go beyond treating the symptoms to addressing the causes of global poverty and injustice. Buy now by emailing

God of the Empty Handed

Dr Jayakumar Christian (National Director, World Vision India) argues that, to provide sustainable solutions to powerlessness, poverty and oppression, it is critical to challenge and redefine power from the perspective of the kingdom of God. Only when we realise that we are all 'empty-handed' before God can broken relationships be restored. Buy now

The Hole in Our Gospel

By Richard Sterns (CEO, World Vision US). This is a story of how a corporate CEO faced his own struggle to obey God whatever the cost, and his passionate call for Christians to change the world by actively living out their faith. Using his own journey as an example, Stearns explores the hole that exists in our understanding of the Gospel. Two thousand years ago, twelve people changed the world. Stearns believes it can happen again.

Buy now at: Koorong or WORD bookstore

Christian Learning

The Faith Effect eNews - being God's love in the world

The Faith Effect eNews gives voice to church leaders, development experts and communities World Vision partners with. You will hear from people tackling the issues from the ground up, from church leaders about what their church community is doing both at home and overseas, and from experts explaining the issues and what is needed to create change. Read the latest issue or subscribe here.

Our Christian Identity

Find out about our Christian identity and our approach to biblical approach to aid, development and advocacy. Read more >