Child sponsorship programs follow the biblical call to care for children “in distress” (James 1:27) by providing financial and spiritual support to those in poverty across the globe. Key child sponsorship organizations, including Compassion and World Vision, count Christian witness as a primary motivation for their programming. After a series of news stories in the late 1990s exposed administrative flaws in some organizations, charities increased their financial accountability. With the added visibility lent by Christian music artists’ support for the cause, child sponsorship has grown to support millions of children around the world.
- More Ministries Seek Alternatives to Child SponsorshipsNine million children are supported by one-to-one funding, but a growing number of Christian groups say that approach is problematic.
- How the ‘World’s Largest Family’ Survived a Global PandemicWhile other children’s homes have closed, Mully Children’s Family has continued to care for thousands.
- World Vision Flips the Script on Child SponsorshipIn the ministry’s first major innovation in seven decades, the children now do the choosing.
- What Current, Past, and ‘Never’ Child Sponsors ThinkSurvey finds one of America’s most popular forms of ministry remains misunderstood.
- Compassion: Why We’re Leaving India, But Still Have Hope‘Frustrated’ CEO explains how shutdown of 589 centers serving 145,000 children will affect staff, sponsors, and churches.
- Passion Students Sponsor Every Compassion Child in Four CountriesAttendees at 50,000-strong conference commit to financially support 7,000 children in developing world.
- Compassion: 145,000 Children Could Lose Sponsorship by ChristmasChristian charity's largest country, India, no longer lets it transfer money. And now it's run out.
- Compassion International Sues Teen Mania over Acquire the FireArrest warrant issued for Ron Luce, reports World magazine.
- Welcome to the Golden Age of Global CharityThanks to innovations in accountability, poverty-fighting efforts are flourishing like never before.
- Sponsoring a MovementFormer sponsored children like Moses Pulei pay it forward in their hometowns.