Unleash the Potential of the Local Church!
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Mobilize and equip churches – in the very poorest places – to help people escape poverty and live transformed lives
Through bible study, churches learn what it means to love their neighbours and be true ‘salt and light’ in their communities. They understand the role God has called them to in their community.
Churches along with their community, identify their problems and start exploring solutions. They explore what God has already given them in terms of resources and abilities them to change their futures.
People and communities are transformed not just physically – but emotionally, socially, and spiritually. This whole-life transformation is rooted in restoring broken relationships.
When churches and their community identity their own resources and make their own decisions, true change is realised. Transformation continues for years and decades after we’re gone.
“Tearfund’s Church-Based Community Transformation is, by far, the best development model I’ve seen.”
Sandra Ryan, The Peoples Church, Toronto
Transformation In Action
How it works
“Because of the training, we learned to show love and compassion to people outside the church. The bible says give help to all… We look at the needs of our community and think of ways we can help through raising funds, starting new projects, helping specific people.” – Ethiopian, congregant
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The View from
Ellerslie Road Baptist Church
We chose Tearfund as a partner organization because they help us fulfill our vision as a church.
Our desire is to be in parts of the world where the church isn’t – or where it is, but needs help carrying out the mandate the Lord has given them.
Tearfund is rooted in local churches where they work, and helps those churches – and us – be obedient to Jesus’s commands. They make deep commitments and only stay as long as they are needed.
We recently were encouraged to hear how God is using the church in Ethiopia in remarkable ways. Churches are realizing that the gospel is more than salvation preached within their walls – but love in action displayed to their communities. Through its provision of biblical study and technical training, Tearfund, provides us a way of strengthening and equipping these local churches to be salt and light in their communities.
Our congregation is excited to be a part of this amazing movement and what God is doing. It is incredible to think we can help strengthen God’s church and help thousands of people escape poverty and live restored lives.
Our Growing Church Family
Expanding God’s Kingdom
We don’t believe poverty will have the last word. Join us in bringing God’s Kingdom to the ends of the earth.
Get involved as a church
All around the world, the church is rising up to break people free from physical, social and spiritual poverty. Learn how your church can join the movement and help those living in the world’s poorest places.
Join our family as a individual
We all have God-given potential to do amazing things and believe by unlocking this potential is the key to seeing people live fulfilled lives. Your gifts and prayers will help people be released from poverty and live flourishing lives.