Why Does the Church Matter?

Before a new Compassion project opens its doors to eager children, it is given life through its local church. But what is it about the Church that makes its work so effective?

The churches we build through minister to some of the poorest places in the world – their own communities. They face the same hardships as their neighbours; they understand exactly what life is like. Because they minister with love and integrity, they’ve built amazing, trusting relationships, bringing families to Christ and opening doors to share the gospel in a way no one else can.

Then there are the partner churches that support our projects, people excited to follow Jesus’ example in reaching out to the orphans and widows and loving the oppressed and disadvantaged. At home in Canada and in countries across the globe, we advocate and sponsor; we raise awareness and we raise funds. We pray and praise and share the gospel, and in doing so, become what the Church was meant to be.

We work from wherever we are to reach people wherever they are.

And there’s nothing the Church can’t do when God stands behind her. 

Keep learning why the local church matters to Compassion's ministry.

Written by: Aveleen Schinkel

Aveleen is Compassion Canada's Multimedia Storyteller. Her passions include videography and photography, spending time outdoors and sampling tea from every country she travels to.