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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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.
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:
Slide 1 of 3: 3,500 church leaders have been equipped to lead development projects with their congregations.
Slide 2 of 3: 877 church leaders and theologians have taken part in online events to share learning.
Slide 3 of 3: 25,000 churches have been leading sustainable development in their communities.
3,500 church leaders have been equipped to lead development projects with their congregations.
877 church leaders and theologians have taken part in online events to share learning.
25,000 churches have been leading sustainable development in their communities.
Your church can play a part in ending extreme poverty around the world.Find out more
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