Our Christian faith is central to who we are. We follow Jesus’ example by being an active, visible, tangible expression of God’s love as we work alongside the poor and oppressed. Our faith calls us to serve children in need—of any faith, or none. We partner with faith leaders throughout the world, equipping them to use their influence to make their communities safer for children. Interested in learning more about a relationship with Jesus? >
children and youth participating in discipleship and values education thanks to the support of World Vision donors in the U.S. in 2018.
faith leaders benefiting from ministry and community care training thanks to the support of World Vision donors in the U.S. in 2018.
churches serving their communities in partnership with World Vision thanks to the support of World Vision in the U.S. in 2018.
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 to strengthen local churches so that when we leave the community, they are thriving, engaged, and equipped to support sustained spiritual and physical transformation.
Christ calls us to serve the vulnerable, and this calling often takes us to places where the majority of people follow faiths other than Christianity. We serve wholeheartedly in these places because we cannot ignore the need. 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.
Empowered Worldview Technical Brief (PDF)
Research found positive association between our Empowered Worldview faith-based approach and increases in material and subjective well-being of community members.
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
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!