About Us

We come alongside church leaders with ministry training to build their local church

A vision to impact the world

For more than 50 years, we’ve affirmed the call and vocation of local urban church pastors and ministry leaders who want to transform their cities through the Gospel.

We have a vision to see a healthy church in every community of poverty.

At World Impact, we know that many church leaders struggle to sustain ministry impact and grow healthy churches in urban neighborhoods because they do not have the training they need. We know this because we’ve been in your shoes for five decades.

Our training is designed for the urban context and empowers leaders to build healthy churches in communities of diversity and poverty. When urban church leaders are empowered to own and lead their own ministries, individuals, families, and neighborhoods flourish.

The need that drives us

We believe pastors and urban ministry leaders deserve training to work effectively in communities of poverty.

  • We empower urban leaders to plant healthy churches.
  • We equip and activate urban church leaders so that their churches are self-supporting, self-governed, and self-propagating.
  • We ensure that urban churches and ministries in communities of poverty can multiply workers and leaders, both at home and globally.
  • We work so that urban churches and leaders can serve their communities of poverty by advancing community well-being, a more robust social fabric, and a more just society.
World Impact's Theory of Change.

How we empower the church leaders of tomorrow

Our goal is to reach under-resourced urban pastoral leaders and empower them with affordable, accessible, and effective training. We do this by partnering with local churches, ministry networks, and denominations to meet them where they are.


We come alongside local churches and organizations that are working in communities of poverty.


We commission trained leaders to go back to their cities or countries of origin and create new ministries.


We connect urban church leaders to the training they need to fulfill their calling.

Our workers are global

Where we work:

  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Bhutan
  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • DR of Congo
  • Ecuador
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Iraq
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Restricted Country
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Tanzania
  • Ukraine
  • USA

Mission and Ministry by the Numbers

We believe the church is the hope of the world, and we know the local church strongly influences the quality of life in urban neighborhoods. 

That’s why we are laser-focused on healthy churches in every community of poverty.

When we train urban pastors and leaders through our core ministry programs, we help transform communities across the world.

Total Operating Revenue in the past fiscal year
$ 0 M

(ending 6/30/2023)


A ministry engaging in a World Impact program with its costs covered.


A worker equipped to provide a World Impact program to other workers.


A person who has participated in a World Impact program.

  • In fiscal year 2023, we invested 72% in ministry programs and 28% in operating expenses.
  • In fiscal year 2023, we raised $5.76M for ministry programs and $2.24M for operating expenses.