Engaging your church in a global partnership

A church partnership with World Vision emerges out of genuine relationship and shared vision.   Together, we take the time to co-create the values and desired outcomes that will transform your congregation members, local community and a community in need overseas or in Australia. 

Rather than reinvent the wheel, or do something that’s not our expertise, we believe it’s better to partner with someone who really has that power and expertise… and that’s been confirmed as I’ve been into the field many times now.

Neil Smith, International Director, Planetshakers

Woman in Nepal Earthquake rubbleA woman walks through the rubble left in the wake of a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal. Picture: Stuart Rintoul/World Vision

Red Button Churches: Helping in Emergencies

Churches are vital in helping World Vision respond swiftly and effectively to emergencies.  Find out more (link to pdf) about why partnering with World Vision in an emergency is an effective way for your church to support communities in crisis.   Sign up to become a Red Button Church and receive prayer updates to share with your congregation within 48 hours of a rapid-onset disaster.

Engaging your community

For fifty years, Australians have trusted World Vision to deliver help where needed to the poorest communities around the world.   Partner with World Vision to engage local playgroups, schools and community groups in the Kingdom mission of bringing fullness of life to all.

Vision Sisters

Rally the women in your community to support their sisters in the world’s poorest countries in practical ways. Vision Sisters is a network of women who Vision Sisters are Australian women joining together with faith and compassion to stand by our sisters facing poverty and injustice around the world. As Christians we see the value and beauty God has given every woman. www.worldvision.com.au/visionsisters

For Youth (and young at heart)

The 40 Hour Famine has become a rite of passage for many young Australians since starting in 1975. Participants have raised community awareness and funds to help fight global hunger. Find out how you can disciple your youth – and engage with your local community - through involvement in the 40 Hour Famine. www.40hourfamine.com.au

Community to Community partnerships

World Vision can be the conduit for your church and local community to partner together and transform an entire community overseas. More details coming soon.

Kids Hope Aus

World Vision is a proud partner of Kids Hope AUS. This life changing program provides Churches with an opportunity to impact and serve their local community through a partnership with a local Primary School. After comprehensive training, your Church can provide passionate, screened and trained mentors to the school to provide one-to-one mentoring to children in need for one hour per week. www.kidshopeaus.org.au

Asylum seekers and refugees

Register your church as a 'Welcome to My Place' community and encourage your members to practically model welcome as an alternative to mandatory detention. World Vision is partnering with Welcome to Australia for this exciting initiative. http://www.welcometoaustralia.org.au/volunteer/item/9-welcome-to-my-place

Going deeper: resources for your church

Bible Study resources

Become a slavery free church

The Faith Effect

The Faith Effect is an award-winning five week interactive bible study series tackling global poverty and injustice.  Learn more about Jesus call to follow him to the margins through powerful insights shared by Bishop NT Wright, Rev Dr John Dickson, Rev Dr Joel Edwards and Ruth Padilla DeBorst.  Buy now at Koorong stores

Child holding rope

Join the next generation of Abolitionists, rising up and saying “no!” to men, women and children being exploited for profit through human trafficking and slavery.  World Vision’s human trafficking experts have put together resources to help churches take action on this global issue at a local level and ensure their purchasing does not contribute to the exploitation of God’s children.

Reconciliation Action Toolkit 

Hope Sunday

Australia Program

World Vision is working with Indigenous Australians for change.  Your church can join us and Reconciliation Australia on this journey, using a new Reconciliation Action Toolkit. Our Church Partnerships team would love to chat with you about how your church can use this resource. Email us to find out more.

Tim Costello

Invite a Vision Speaker or Vision Artist to lead your congregation in an impactful encounter with the justice of Jesus Christ. Our Church Partnerships team would love to understand your needs and discuss which speaker or artist would be a great fit for your congregation. Email us to find out more.

More ways to get involved

Whether you're focussed on ending world poverty, human trafficking or global hunger there are many different ways you and your church can take action.

  • Sign up to the Micah Challenge and help halve global poverty by 2015.

  • Partner your church with a primary school to make a lasting difference with KIDS HOPE AUST.

  • Join the 40 Hour Famine and fight hunger as a community.


    We can work with your church to tailor a partnership that suits your needs.

    Ask us for a Church Partnerships Pack by emailing church@worldvision.com.au or call 13 32 40 and ask to speak with the Church Partnership Manager in your state.