This Giving Tuesday, let’s join together and create a lasting impact on urban communities.
In the midst of the challenges we all face in this current age, it is essential to remain steadfast in our trust in God’s faithfulness. As we look towards the future, we are called to press forward with unwavering faith, guided by the words of 2 Corinthians 5:7:
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”
After all, we believe that our glory days are still ahead of us in Christ!
As we reflect on our achievements and the lives that have been changed, we are reminded of the crucial role that supporters like you play in our mission. It is through your generosity and partnership that we can continue to empower urban church leaders to own and see their own ministries, individuals, families, and neighborhoods flourish.
Celebrating Impact & Transformation
Our journey has been marked by countless milestones and achievements, all pointing toward the power of God’s hand at work. Allow us to share just a glimpse of the remarkable metrics we are celebrating right now:
- Serving 633 ministry partners who are dedicated to making a difference in their communities.
- Authorizing 671 trainers who equip individuals with the skills and knowledge they need to bring about lasting change.
- Training 1,090 workers who are on the frontlines, tirelessly working to uplift marginalized communities.
- Active programming in 30 countries, where lives are being transformed through our initiatives.
Without adequate training, many church leaders face difficulties in effectively growing their ministries and making a lasting difference in their communities.
That’s why, on this upcoming #GivingTuesday, we invite you to join us in making a difference by donating to World Impact. This global movement is dedicated to empowering leaders to build healthy churches in communities of diversity and poverty.The lack of formal training among 95% of church leaders hinders ministry impact and healthy church growth in urban neighborhoods. Help make a difference this #GivingTuesday by donating to World Impact. Together, we can create lasting change. Click To Tweet
If you miss the opportunity to donate on Giving Tuesday, which falls on November 28, don’t worry. You still have the chance to make a significant impact by donating anytime throughout the calendar year of 2023. Your contribution during this period will greatly support our cause and help us achieve our goals.
Why Give on Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday, a global day of generosity, provides a powerful opportunity to come together and create positive change. By contributing to World Impact on this special day, you can help us end the year strong and continue our vital work in the coming months.
Your donation will directly impact lives by supporting our core ministries: Church-Based Seminary, Church Planting, Prison Ministry, and Trauma Healing. Here’s how:
1. Equipping Leaders with Contextualized Training
World Impact’s Church-Based Seminary aims to provide affordable, accessible, and highly effective training for both church leaders and lay leaders. This program is specifically designed for men and women residing in communities of poverty.
The process begins by partnering with churches, organizations, or denominations to identify emerging leaders within urban communities. Following this, The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) centers are established as hubs for learning and growth. Graduates of the program receive comprehensive training and certification, enabling them to become advocates for renewal and spiritual development within their own communities.
2. Training Urban Church Planters
The Evangel School of Urban Church Planting is a specialized program for Christian workers seeking to establish thriving churches in under-resourced urban communities. This training equips individuals with the necessary tools and knowledge to effectively reach the urban poor.
Prospective church planters receive personalized coaching and training from experienced urban church planters, guiding them in developing comprehensive plans for church structure, services, outreach, finances, discipleship, and leadership development.
Upon completion of the program, students emerge empowered and equipped to fulfill their calling to plant churches and spread the message of Jesus Christ within their own communities. The focus is on creating healthy and reproducing churches that contribute to the flourishing of neighborhoods among the urban poor.
3. Sharing Urban Ministry & Leadership Knowledge With Prisoners
Our Prison Ministry focuses on training and empowering individuals to become pastors and church planters within prisons and their home communities. Thousands of incarcerated citizens receive valuable training in urban ministry and church leadership through our efforts.
We begin by establishing church-based seminaries within prison walls. Then, we support churches and ministries in assisting returning citizens – offering discipleship and enabling them to carry out impactful ministry in some of the hardest to reach communities.
4. Facilitating & Multiplying Trauma Healing Groups
World Impact’s Trauma Healing program, developed in collaboration with the American Bible Society’s Trauma Healing Institute, equips urban ministry workers and leaders to facilitate healing groups based on biblical principles. Participants have the opportunity to become certified to lead their own healing groups, expanding the reach of this impactful ministry.
Recognizing the importance of creating an environment for healing, we acknowledge that trauma can pose significant barriers to individuals engaging with Scripture. Trauma overwhelms coping mechanisms, hinders expression, shatters dignity, and limits choice. To address this, our program focuses on equipping urban church leaders to provide essential trauma care, ensuring that every obstacle to connecting with God is eliminated.
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Making a Difference Today
Making a donation to World Impact on Giving Tuesday is simple and impactful. Visit our website and choose the donation amount that resonates with you. Every contribution, no matter the size, makes a significant difference in the lives of those we serve. Every dollar you donate counts.
Together, we empower leaders to establish healthy churches that are self-sustaining, self-governing, and capable of expanding their impact.Make a donation to @WorldImpact on #GivingTuesday. Every contribution, big or small, makes a significant difference. Together, we empower leaders to establish healthy churches in impoverished communities. Join us today! Click To Tweet
Spreading the Word
In addition to making a personal donation, you can also help us by spreading the word about Giving Tuesday and encouraging others to support World Impact. Share our mission on social media (be sure to tag us on Facebook or Instagram) and engage your friends and family in conversations about the importance of offering Gospel-centered, affordable, and effective training—made for urban ministry—anywhere and anytime they need it. This is what World Impact provides.
Together, let’s end the year strong and create a lasting impact on the lives of individuals in urban communities. Join us on Giving Tuesday 2023 and make a difference.
When we join together, we will have the greatest impact. Give today at www.worldimpact.org/donate.