Tearfund's World Relief Sunday 1

Tearfund's World Relief Sunday 1

Tearfund's World Relief Sunday 1

Reserve your Sunday!

Speaker slots for this year’s World Relief Sunday are starting to fill up! Don’t wait until the last minute. Register today. 

Every Gift. Every Prayer. Is Powerful in God’s Hands.


Sometimes what we give, or do, can seem insignificant. But God is asking us to trust Him with the little we have.

Jesus teaches us that less is more in God’s hands. Faced with over 5,000 people to feed, a few loaves and fish seemed insignificant to the disciples. But when handed over to Jesus, these loaves and fish became more than they could have ever imagined.

Christ came to give us life in all its fullness (John 10:10). To restore the broken relationships sin caused between us and Him, between each other, and with creation. Furthermore, He called us – His Church – to be a part of this mission.



Tearfund’s World Relief Sunday is an act of worship. Together we commit to make God’s love known through acts of compassion and transformation. It provides your congregation with the opportunity to be part of something miraculous. To recognize what we have – our time, money, and abilities – can be multiplied by God to bring His Kingdom to Earth.

Rooted in scripture, each engagement digs deep into how “Less is More” is in God’s Kingdom and how it is applicable for our lives today. Your church will hear real-word stories of how a little seed, a little mulch, or meager savings can be massive in God’s hands.

Together, through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can help create a world with:

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Your church will then have the opportunity of joining in following Jesus where the need is greatest. Generous donations made in response to World Relief Sunday will provide skills, supplies and support which empower people to escape poverty, dramatically, and permanently.

Pendo’s Story

Pendo’s mother died at a young age. And her stepmother never allowed her to get an education higher than grade 5. She was married off young as a second wife. Her marriage was difficult and abusive. So she fled.

She worked as a maid, but the pay was barely enough to cover the bus fare to and from work. There were many nights where she couldn’t afford anything to eat.

But then Pendo joined a savings group in the village called Mazengo  held at the local church. She met weekly with other women to save money, pray and receive encouragement. Eventually Pendo was able to take her first loan; enabling her to start a small business and eventually build a house.

God used a little bit of savings and support to deliver Pendo from poverty. He multiplied her income from about $1 a day to $20! Now she always have enough to eat.


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    A Tearfund Guest Speaker

    Often pastors themselves, our speakers are excellent storytellers that will engage your congregation and challenge them to apply God’s word in their lives. Having been involved in poverty alleviation around the world for decades, they will provide unique examples and perspectives for your congregation. (If you prefer not to have a speaker, please let us know).

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    Promotional Materials

    You will receive Less is More posters, bulletin inserts and web material to help get the word out.

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    5 Week Devotional Series

    Specially produced for your congregation, you will receive access and materials for a 5-week devotional on the Less is More theme. Complete with scripture and practical steps, this devotional will help your congregation not only hear the word, but help them apply it to their daily lives.

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    Sermon Materials

    Along with sermon notes, you will receive a Powerpoint presentation and two awe-inspiring videos to help illustrate and bring the Less is More theme to life.


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    – Matthew Wiley

    Lead Pastor, Rice Road Community Church

    Tearfund Sunday is an opportunity for us to pool our resources together and to make a difference in the lives of others. The experience was uplifting and uniting. It brought the congregation together and it has prepared us for the conversation we are having now in regards to sending people on short term missions trips.

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    Pastor Pete Burrill

    Emmanuel reformed Church, Woodstock

    “Over the last several years we have been blessed to participate with Tearfund in World Relief Sunday and in this small way participate in the work that God is leading them to do all over His Kingdom. We have found in Tearfund a ministry of integrity and blessing and look forward to participating with them for years to come.”

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    Bishop Cliff Fletcher

    Free Methodist Church in Canada

    “I am so thankful for our partnership with Tearfund. It has been at least 20 years of journeying together. One of our priorities as a Free Methodist Church is stopping poverty and stepping into injustices and Tearfund provides us with that opportunity and outreach. Thank you for our partnership!”

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    Pastor Kelvin Luong

    Hallelujah Evangelical Free Church

    "Tearfund gives priority to the world’s poorest; impacting those least likely to get help. Tearfund is committed to serve the poor through the local churches so it is more cost effective, more sustainable, empowering the churches to gain respect and influence in their community, proclaiming a wholistic gospel that reaches the body, soul, and spirit. Community economic empowerment projects address the root causes of poverty with the potential of not just providing temporary relief but transforming the whole community for good."


1. Pray

Ask God if this Less is More topic / study is a fit for your church and congregants. Reflect how they might benefit from this opportunity.

2. Select a Preferred Date

Tearfund’s World Relief Sunday can be held on any Sunday starting September 2019 to June 2020. If you prefer to have host it on another day or evening, please let us know.

3. Fill In Your Details

The basics. Your address, phone number, email and size of your church.  

4. Let Us Know What’s On Your Heart (Optional)

We want to help you and your congregation learn and apply God’s word and grow His Kingdom. If you have any particular challenges that you need help with, we would love to hear them.

Frequently Asked Questions

That’s it! We will follow-up with you to confirm your details, speaker and logistics. On the day of, be ready to see how God can take the little we have and use it to transform lives!  


Spots are filling fast so sign up today to get your preferred Sunday! Don’t wait until the last minute, register today.

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  • Please let us know what additional information you need to prepare for this year's Tearfund's World Relief Sunday. We will respond with 24 hours. You may email our Church Relations Director, Don Miller directly at dmiller@tearfund.ca