Through the Every Last One campaign, our goal in 2016 was to equip 8 million pastors, Christian leaders, teachers, parents, children and youth with the training and resources they need for young people to learn Bible-based life skills and to explore or deepen their faith in Jesus Christ by 2022. By the power of God and the support of our donors and partners, we exceeded our goal — reaching more than 10.1 million people!
In many poor communities, parenting culture isn’t built around Jesus’ love. And churches often don’t focus on children — or aren’t equipped to teach in ways they can understand
A child’s Christian faith is supported by parents, encouraged by pastors and teachers, and activated through youth programs.
Yet in many parts of the world, that support network is broken or simply doesn’t exist, and parents follow destructive cultural norms, pastors have little or no theological training for how to minister to children, or there’s no youth ministry of any kind.
It's estimated that 41.7% of the world's population who have not heard the good news of Jesus.
We’ve been working with parents and churches for decades, providing training, resources, and support that help children learn and grow in their relationship with Jesus.
EQUIPPING: We equip parents through our Celebrating Families program to be loving contributors to their children’s faith, using biblical principles around raising children, forgiveness, and healthy relationships
TRAINING: We train Christian leaders to nurture the spiritual growth of parents and children. Our Channels of Hope for Child Protection program equips faith leaders to lead a Christian response in addressing vital community issues that affect children.
STRENGTHENING: We strengthen children’s and youth ministries, working with churches and schools on effective, age-appropriate programs — including materials for Sunday school, Bible clubs, Vacation Bible Schools, church camps, leadership growth, and mentoring.
World Vision is unique in our work to support children's faith development, focusing on strengthening families and working with faith leaders, Christian churches, and other community partners to ensure the spiritual nurture of children.
Jesus showed us that children are blessings to be protected, guided, and nurtured when he said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19:14, ESV). That directive is at the core of who we are at World Vision. We believe that the success of a community is inseparable from the well-being of its children. We desire to see every child grow in their understanding of God’s love—and to experience life in all its fullness.
64,039 Bibles were made available and benefited 320,195 people.
3.9 million people benefited from ministry activities in 2022.
597,026 children and youth directly participated in Christian discipleship activities in 2022.
36,082 pastors and church leaders were trained in theology and children’s ministry in 2022.
3,161 new churches engaged in Christian discipleship of children and youth in 2022.
We are blessed to partner with hundreds of Christian philanthropists and couldn’t do this work without them. And we’re able to reach more people because of our highly collaborative local and global partnerships within private and public sectors.
“World Vision completely changes the trajectory of people's lives.
... The good deeds lead to good will, which then leads to opportunities to share the good news.”
“World Vision demonstrates God's love and empowers the Church to reveal Christ in every corner of the world. Serving Christ isn't part of their model. It is the model.”