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Your church is part of God’s plan

Find out how your church can play a crucial role in ending extreme poverty and injustice around the world.

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Poverty is not God’s plan. You are.

Around the world, churches are changing. Changing lives. Changing communities. Changing futures. Tearfund works in more than 50 countries, equipping local churches to lead transformation. It’s a model that’s seeing thousands of people lift themselves out of poverty. And your church can be a part of it.

Tearfund exists because poverty is not God's plan.

We are already working with 25,000 churches in some of the poorest areas of the world, but God has given us a bold vision to see 250,000 churches become centres of transformation in their communities in the next seven years.
‘We know this vast global network has huge potential to have far greater impact still. The opportunities ahead are tremendous.’
Nigel Harris, CEO, Tearfund

Local church, global difference

We believe that every church can play a part in ending extreme poverty – that’s why we want to equip you and your church to take action. Sign up to our email newsletter for church leaders, Local Church, Global Difference, to receive free resources and hear testimonies from around the world to inspire your church to tackle global poverty in practical ways.

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Tearfund works with local churches to help transform communities and see people lift themselves out of poverty. We call this model of working Church and Community Transformation (CCT).

Why does Tearfund work through local churches?

Around the world, churches are supporting some of the most vulnerable people in areas that aid and development organisations often struggle to reach. Church leaders are often respected role models within their communities and are well placed to lead development initiatives.

We believe that poverty exists as a result of broken relationships with God, ourselves, others and creation. The church can play a key role in helping to restore these four broken relationships, bringing whole-life transformation to individuals and communities.

See how communities in Burundi are transforming their lives and lifting themselves out of poverty with the help of training from Tearfund.

Church and Community Transformation

Tearfund uses a process called Church and Community Transformation (CCT) to help churches actively respond to the holistic needs of their communities in practical and sustainable ways, using their God-given potential and resources. We kickstart this journey by envisioning church leaders and encouraging them to take an active role in bringing about the change they long to see.

Thanks to Tearfund’s Church and Community Transformation programme:

Your church can help make a global difference.

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Your church is part of God’s plan

If you have any questions that haven’t been answered here, please email [email protected] or contact our lovely Supporter Care Team on 020 3906 3906.

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