Our Work

We champion the ability of the urban poor to own and lead ministry

We believe in the power of community insiders

Since 1971, we have worked with thousands of poverty workers. Our mission is to create learning communities of redemptive poverty workers. Redemptive poverty work is urgent. Those who live in poverty feel the effects of sin and feel the weight of living in a broken community.

World Impact strives to engage in poverty work at the highest level, which is redemptive. We believe that poverty is an oppressive condition people live in, not their identity. Scripture defines poverty as being caused by either personal or societal sin. At World Impact, we believe that we, as Christians, have the responsibility to improve the quality of life of those who live in this condition.

Our redemptive poverty work affirms that it is God who does the rescuing, freeing people and communities from sin and oppression (Isaiah 60:16; 1 Peter 1:18–21). We believe that we all need rescuing because we are all fallen human beings. Our poverty work is a second commitment, after our salvation, to use our God-given time, talents, and treasures for the Kingdom. We maintain a radical solidarity with those who live in the condition of poverty. We admit our complicity in injustice, come alongside those who live in poverty, and enter into the work God is already doing.

When you come alongside World Impact as a donor or a ministry partner, you help us introduce those living in poverty to the redemptive work of Christ, which signals complete victory over the forces of sin and evil. This story of redemption carries hope and is the foundation for holistic restoration.

Our work creates flourishing neighborhoods

Meet some of our trained & certified leaders

At World Impact, the trained become the trainers.

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“I don’t see an ‘ex-felon.’ I see the next leader of a church or a community. We are better together, stronger together, and can transform communities together.”

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“This brings me joy because I know I’m doing what God has called me to do.”

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“All of my pain, all of my abuse, all of my dysfunction, was for a purpose. My mission in life is for other girls to realize that they can have a purpose for their pain.”