Compassion Sunday changes lives through local churches.

Compassion Sunday is a way for your church to help fulfill the Great Commission and meet the physical needs of children living in poverty by connecting them to the local church through sponsorship. By hosting an event in your church, you’ll give your congregation an opportunity to grow in their faith and answer God’s call to care for the poor.

Find out what pastors around the country are saying

Hear from pastors whose churches have been impacted by Compassion Sunday … and see how their congregations are now making a difference in the lives of children living in extreme poverty.

Image of a church exterior

Churches helping churches

Compassion depends on the local church to implement the child development program. This means that every sponsored child is known, loved and protected under the leadership of his or her neighborhood evangelical church.

Compassion Sunday helps grow followers of Christ in your church

We encourage you to explore the benefits of Compassion Sunday for the individuals and families in your church. Watch this video to see how 9-year-old Grace was impacted as she lived out her faith by hosting a Compassion Sunday at her church.

Here are some resources to get you started

Download Sermon Outline >Download Pastor's Booklet >

Image of two sponsors and sponsored child

About Compassion

Since 1952, Compassion’s focus has been on helping release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Today, more than 2 million children are sponsored in 25 countries around the world through Compassion.

Learn more about Compassion’s ministry and financial accountability >

Jessy Padilla, Pastor, Iglesia Emanuel, Illinois

“Compassion makes the gospel visible to those who don’t believe yet.”
— Jessy Padilla, Pastor, Iglesia Emanuel, Illinois