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Christian Faith

Our Christian faith is central to who we are, and we follow Jesus’ example in working alongside the poor and oppressed. We serve every child in need that we possibly can, of any faith, or none. We partner with faith leaders throughout the world, equipping them to meet the needs of their communities.

Five ways we help children experience the love of God

Jesus calls his followers to become like children in order to enter the kingdom of heaven. But what does it look like to welcome children as Jesus commanded? How do we support children’s faith and not become stumbling blocks in our homes, churches, communities, and around the world? World Vision helps children experience God’s love in five ways.

What does the Bible say about poverty?

We love the way Jesus showed us how to care for the poor and oppressed. See what the Bible has to say about God’s heart for those in need.

Love breaks through in Lebanon

Many Lebanese churches are providing critical social care and a powerful witness to the inclusive and transforming love of Jesus Christ to Syrian refugees.

children and youth participating in discipleship and values education

Thanks to the support of World Vision donors around the world in 2016.

faith leaders benefiting from ministry and community care training

Thanks to the support of World Vision donors around the world in 2016.

churches serving their communities in partnership with World Vision

Thanks to the support of World Vision donors around the world in 2016.

Our Approach to Faith

Our faith in Jesus Christ is core to who we are. As an expression of God’s unconditional love for all people, especially vulnerable children, we serve alongside the poor and oppressed. We hope to live as followers of Christ by being active, visible bearers of God’s love.

Relying on God’s grace and Spirit, we affirm the truth of the gospel and our hope in Christ through our character, speech, actions, and in the signs of God’s power at work in individual lives, in the communities where we work, and in all creation.

As a Christian charity, we partner with local churches, helping to strengthen local leadership and equipping them with resources and training to carry out our shared mission among the poor and oppressed. Our commitment is that when World Vision leaves communities, there will be thriving, engaged churches for sustained spiritual and physical transformation.

In our work among people of other world religions, we value our common humanity and common desire to care for and protect vulnerable children. By developing relationships with people of other faiths, we have found that suspicion, mistrust, and fear are replaced with trust, friendship, and mutual support.

Faith Resources

Interfaith Series: Philippines (PDF)
Interfaith cooperation facilitated rapid humanitarian response and peace building in the Philippines.

Interfaith Series: CAR (PDF)
In Central African Republic, interfaith engagement can build social cohesion.

Empowered Worldview (PDF)
The Empowered Worldview approach is faith-based and reaches deep into people’s core beliefs, transforming their view of the world so that the cycle of chronic poverty and hopelessness can be broken. Empowered Worldview helps people find value in their own identity, create a vision for their future, nurture family and community relationships, and understand their ability to have an influence on their own circumstances.

Ways to Give to Christian Faith

Give monthly to help Christian commitment: $30+

As we help children and families gain access to life essentials — like clean water, nutritious food, and healthcare — we strive to serve as a vibrant witness through our lives, deeds, and words to God’s unconditional love for all people and the hope available in Christ.

Your monthly gift will help ensure that World Vision serves as a beacon light of God’s love, touching the lives of children and families in need all over the globe.

Provide a Bible: $12

Share the story of Jesus and the glory of God’s work. When local communities request Bibles, your gift will mean so much for a child who’s eager to have a Bible in his or her own language. What a wonderful way to show a boy or girl God’s love!

Together, we work to help communities develop the perfect recipe for sustainable success.

Choose one and see how our work gets done.


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