Jesus at the center

by Edgar Sandoval on December 10, 2018
Jesus at the center
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. - John 1:14 As long as I can remember, the birth of Jesus was central to Christmas. My family had a nativity set, and each year we arranged Mary, Joseph, and the animals in the...
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Advent Conspiracy Resources

Advent Conspiracy Resources

by World Vision Church Resources on December 3, 2018
Between the pressure to spend more on gifts, holiday parties to plan, and traffic at the mall to meet Santa, the chaos and commercialization of Christmas has become an overwhelming and stressful...
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For every child you sponsor, four more children benefit

For every child you sponsor, four more children benefit

by World Vision Church Resources on November 26, 2018
Debby loves Christmas. The vivacious 7-year-old relishes every day, but Christmas is special. On that day, says her father, there is “more than enough” — more than enough food, and now that they...
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Pray for your sponsored children

Pray for your sponsored children

by World Vision Church Resources on November 5, 2018
Praying the Scriptures is one of the most powerful ways to talk to God. This season, pray Psalm 139 over your sponsored child using the prompts below that correspond with verses in the...
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A Gift that keeps giving – the ripple effect of the gift of a goat

A Gift that keeps giving – the ripple effect of the gift of a goat

by World Vision Church Resources on October 30, 2018
A goat from the World Vision Gift Catalog may seem like a simple gift. But Like a growing light, that single act of generosity can cascade into more gifts that enable families to climb out of...
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For where your treasure is, there your heart shall be also

For where your treasure is, there your heart shall be also

by Chris Huber on October 26, 2018
Teenager gives his treasure to be more like Jesus Jesse Klaasen, 16, worked on a cattle farm in western Michigan and saved his paychecks for three years to pay for a home for a struggling...
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Cheerful givers: Children from Grace Christian Church 'didn’t want to put God in a box'

Cheerful givers: Children from Grace Christian Church 'didn’t want to put God in a box'

by World Vision Church Resources on October 2, 2018
The youngest members in a small church in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, learned an important lesson about not limiting God. With a weekly attendance of about 150, Grace Christian Church members...
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The Power of a Broken Heart

The Power of a Broken Heart

by Richard Stearns on September 28, 2018
Over the years I've learned a lot from the leaders who served before me at World Vision. The most valuable piece of wisdom is a timeless prayer of our founder and first president, Bob Pierce:...
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Lessons learned from obeying God

Lessons learned from obeying God

by Richard Stearns on September 18, 2018
Rich walks with two of his family’s sponsored children, Jackson, left, and Morgan, right, in Zambia. (©2004 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren) After spending 20 years immersed in the...
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Lessons in Leadership

Lessons in Leadership

by Richard Stearns on September 17, 2018
When Rich Stearns left the for-profit corporate world behind in 1998, he immediately stepped into the business of poverty, hurricanes, and deadly diseases. And there was...
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What the Bible Says About Generosity

What the Bible Says About Generosity

by Church Resource Team on September 14, 2018
Sponsored child 11-year-old Rocio receives a package from her sponsor in Colomi, Bolivia. (©2015 World Vision/photo by Eugene Lee)As Christians, the Bible is clear throughout its pages that...
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Matthew 25 Challenge Prompts Church Unity and Conversation

Matthew 25 Challenge Prompts Church Unity and Conversation

by World Vision Church Resources on September 7, 2018
"For me, it's personal. I was born and raised in Colombia, where we are no stranger to poverty. My sister once took me along to complete her service project in the slums of Bogotá, where I saw...
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Churches see hearts and eyes opened for

Churches see hearts and eyes opened for "the least of these brothers and sisters"

by World Vision Church Resources Team on August 31, 2018
We are delighted to share feedback from families who have gone through the Matthew 25 Challenge with their church. On October 21-28, we are inviting churches to step into this experience...
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Matthew Math

Matthew Math

by Richard Stearns on August 31, 2018
I have an unusual – and some would say annoying – ability with numbers. I can look at a long spreadsheet full of figures and quickly see an error, much to the chagrin of my colleagues as we review...
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Youth Expand the Matthew 25 Challenge to their Schools

Youth Expand the Matthew 25 Challenge to their Schools

by World Vision Church Resources on August 31, 2018
"As a church, we have always supported the efforts of outside missions caring for the global poor, but we had never really internalized it. Our congregation wanted to make...
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