Together we can work to end poverty – in all its forms.

The local church can be the greatest force for good on earth. When it works together to achieve God’s purposes, anything is possible.

The church is the only institution we know will last until Christ returns. It is God’s preferred method of fulfilling His restoration mission on Earth. It is also the largest social service agency in the world.

Across Africa and Asia, there are hundreds of thousands of churches and millions of congregants. They want to fulfill the mission that Christ has given them to preach the Good News to the poor. Not just in speech but in need. Helping the widows and orphans, feeding the poor, advocating for justice, and stewarding creation. Imagine if they were emboldened and empowered – these churches would change the world! They would lift millions of people out of poverty and shine God’s love to the world.

This is our grand vision, and we hope you’ll join us in making it happen. We work with churches here to empower churches there. By providing local churches with biblical training, cutting-edge sustainable agricultural techniques, savings groups and relief support – your church can unleash the power of thousands of churches across the world who are striving to live for Jesus.

Unleash the Power of the Local Church!

Benefits of Being a Tearfund Ecclesia Family Member

World Relief Sunday

Providing you with a range of materials and resources, World Relief Sunday helps to mobilize and empower churches to fulfill their calling to serve the poor.

World Relief Sunday is more than just a particular day. It is an opportunity for your church to think about what it means to “love thy neighbour” in the furthest parts of the world.

The program is customizable to your congregations particular needs and goals.

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Partner With a Project

We work with incredible, spirit-filled partners, serving to share God’s love and to lift people out of poverty. Long-term (3 year) partnerships are invaluable to our church partners and their mission. They provide the reliability necessary for effective planning and also a great sense of encouragement to both parties as they pray and support each other.

Through partnership, your church can have life-changing impact as it builds a lasting relationship with one of our church-based partners.

Request a Speaker

Inspire your church with a Tearfund speaker who can share amazing stories of lives changed through our church-based partners overseas. All our speakers can present anywhere from five to 50 minutes and share what God is doing worldwide through his global church.

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Pray with Us

Join us in Prayer for God’s work. Recognizing that we cannot do anything without God’s help, all our work is rooted in prayer. Help us by signing your church up to pray. Click below for prayer emails and to find other resources for your church.



When conflict and disaster arise it’s usually the poor who are hardest hit. Of all the people killed by disasters around the world, 69% live in poor countries.

When disasters strike overseas, there is often desperate need and the Church is called to help.

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