By the end of this year, Stadia’s vision to amp up the powerful combination between church planting and caring for children will result in 21 new churches in Latin America. Because Compassion runs their programs ONLY through the local church, each of these new churches will see at least 200 children gain access to sponsorship and all its life-transforming benefits.
That means Stadia needs to recruit sponsors for thousands of Compassion children this year!
You can help us take significant steps toward this goal and existing sponsorship needs by hosting a Compassion Sunday at your home church. A Compassion Sunday features:
- Emphasis on Compassion sponsorships and the spiritual, physical, educational and emotional impact they have on children.
- A call to action by the church’s Senior Leader. This is an opportunity for the church leader to cast vision about Christ’s love for children and rally your people around that vision in a way that doesn’t cost the church any money. The cost to you personally will be toward the child(ren) you and your family choose to sponsor.
- We will provide your church with resources as well as response materials to give your people the opportunity to become sponsors right in the midst of your weekend service.
My family sponsors eight children through Compassion International’s Child Development Sponsorship Program. (Read this post to find out why!) RiverTree has hosted several Compassion Weekends and the church currently sponsors over 2,000 children.
By sponsoring a child, we give him/her the opportunity to participate in church-based ministries that offer life-changing benefits like education, health care, social skills and – of course – access to the Good News and hope of Jesus.
Will you consider changing the life of a child for all eternity? Please host a Compassion Sunday.
Contact me to let us know when you’ll host a Compassion Sunday.