Offer your time and talent.
Offer your time and talent. World Vision can help you match your skills, experiences, and interests with volunteer opportunities that make a real impact for children and families and that demonstrate the gospel around the world. Encourage others to sponsor children, commit to pray for those affected by extreme poverty, join a women’s or advocacy group, volunteer at a World Vision event or program, offer pro bono professional services, or even knit a sweater for a child. Explore the variety of opportunities to make a difference.
Take a spiritual gifts survey.
LifeWay Christian Resources offers a spiritual gifts survey that takes just 30 minutes. After completing the survey, prayerfully consider what the results tell you about yourself and your God-given gifts. Talk to your pastor or spiritual adviser about what these insights mean for you and how you might use your gifts in your local church.
Sponsor a child through World Vision.
Put yourself on the front lines of the kingdom of God and experience a new country, culture, and context through the eyes of a young boy or girl. Sponsorship helps provide children, their families, and community with access to critical essentials like clean water, nutritious food, healthcare, education, and more. Visit www.worldvision.org to get started.
Volunteer with a local mission.
Ministries in nearly every city and town in the United States offer assistance to those in need of a helping hand. Homeless shelters, substance abuse recovery programs, and centers offering job training opportunities all demonstrate new ways to bring forth the kingdom of God. Read Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore for a moving example of how serving can change your life.
Get something started in your church.
Whether you’re a pastor or a church member, you can work through and with your church to increase its involvement with the poor. Begin a prayer group focused on local or global needs. Suggest that your congregation or small group take on a service project. Talk to your pastor about hosting a Hope Sunday, encouraging people to sponsor children through World Vision. Visit worldvision.org/church for resources to help you get started.