YOUR CHURCH AND US
World Vision is an international Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation within God's mission mandate for the Church. We share the ministry of the Church to work with people in poverty and oppression, and bear witness to Jesus Christ.
World Vision’s commitment is to work with churches as indispensable partners. We are fully committed to work humbly with – and in the service of – the Church to fulfill God's mission in the world. To learn more, read our FAQ section below.
|If you are interested in partnering with us to organise events or activities in your church, kindly contact us at:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Phone: +603-7880 6414.
During the recent floods, which were among the worst in Malaysia in 30 years, we embarked on a mission with specific partners of the Malaysian Church. This collaboration resulted in a massive mobilisation of resources and interdependence to ensure effective relief and the subsequent rehabilitation of children and communities in Kelantan. Now entering the rehabilitation phase of the post-flood initiative, our partnership with the Malaysian Church continues to flourish as we commit to the sustainable rehabilitation of identified communities in Kelantan. Click here to find out more.
In January this year, World Vision Malaysia invited several local churches in Klang Valley and Penang to host the Blue Sky Choir from World Vision Mongolia and Marilee Pierce Dunker, the daughter of World Vision founder Rev Dr. Bob Pierce. The members of the Blue Sky Choir were former street children whose life-transforming testimonies brought many to tears. Marilee too used her powerful and passionate voice to inspire Christians to reflect upon the heart of God being broken by the sufferings of the poor. The divine appointment opened opportunities for Malaysian churches to partner World Vision in our journey with the poor around the world.
Click here to read on 'God Space: A time to speak' and 'From the streets to the sky: Sponsorship comes full circle in Malaysia' by Marilee Pierce Dunker.
There are many ways to engage your congregation and join us in reflecting God’s love. We have resources and expertise that will help connect your church to God's heart for the poor.
Every year, our theologically qualified Church Relations team visits churches all over Malaysia to minister to congregations and speak about the work of World Vision.
Audio recordings of our sermons and sharing sessions are available for free listening. Click here for more.
Through workshops in churches, World Vision Malaysia seeks to raise awareness and inspire people to action on topics like:
- Child Protection
- Community Transformation
- Humanitarian Emergency Affairs
- Global Hunger
Every year, World Vision facilitates church camps to help young people learn more about issues like poverty through case studies, simulation activities and more.
In recent years, various church congregations have organised interesting activities like car washes and cooking events to raise funds for World Vision Malaysia initiatives.
You can also encourage your church members to support World Vision Malaysia’s Child Sponsorship, Emergency Relief, Ministry Support and/or Gifts of Hope programmes through creative fundraising initiatives.
The Journey is an experiential and interactive programme that engages and educates youths on poverty and what it really means. It is carried out through seven activity stations, each spotlighting an issue faced by children and communities living in poverty. The seven stations are: Fast for Light, Fast for Water, Fast for Food, Fast for Health, Fast for Education, Fast for the Protection of Children and Fast for Relief.
The 35-minute experience through the stations helps youths to experience and understand what poverty means and the effects of the ruthless poverty cycle. Each station consists of a Bible passage, learning resources on the focus issue, a reflection and a tailor-made activity that highlights the impact of that issue on the poor.
This programme is ideal for youths aged 13 to 19 and can be carried out in the premises of a church. As it is a reflective activity, The Journey does not involve strenuous or heavily physical movement, making it suitable for both boys and girls. The Journey will, without a doubt, challenge youths to look at life and people from a different perspective, through God’s eyes.
Call for Action (Faith in Action)
Once participants have gone through The Journey, they are encouraged to respond to God’s heart for the poor by taking up the ‘Live Simple Challenge’. Participants are challenged to put what they’ve learned, and their faith, into action by saving at least RM2 every day for 30 consecutive days to raise funds for World Vision Malaysia programmes combating poverty.
10 Frequently Asked Questionse
What does it mean when you state that World Vision is a Christian organisation?
We acknowledge one God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
In Jesus Christ the love, mercy and grace of God are made known to us and all people.
From this overflowing abundance of God's love we find our call to ministry.
We proclaim, "Jesus lived, died, and rose again. Jesus is Lord."
We want him to be the centre of our individual and corporate life.
We seek to follow him in identifying with the poor, the powerless, the afflicted, the oppressed, the marginalised; in his special concern for children; in his respect for the dignity bestowed by God equally on women and men; in his challenge to unjust attitudes and systems; in his call to share resources with each other; in his love for all people; in his offer of new life through faith in him.
We hear his call to servanthood and see the example of his life. We commit ourselves to a servant spirit in the organisation. This means honestly facing our own pride, sin and failure.
We bear witness to the redemption offered only through faith in Jesus Christ. Our staff is equipped by belief and practice to bear this witness. We will maintain our Christian identity, while being sensitive to the diverse contexts in which we express it.
How do you bear witness to Jesus Christ and the good news of the kingdom of God?
Through integrated, holistic commitment to:
- Transformational Development that is community-based, sustainable, and focused especially on the needs of children
- Emergency Relief that assists people afflicted by conflict or disaster
- Promotion of Justice that seeks to change unjust structures affecting the poor
- Partnerships with churches to contribute to spiritual and social transformation
- Public Awareness that leads to informed understanding, giving, involvement and prayer
- Witness to Jesus Christ by life, deed, word and sign that encourages people to respond to the Gospel
Are you guided by any statement of faith?
As World Vision persons we are members of various local churches and/or denominations. Most of these groupings have their own formal creeds. The founders of World Vision, believing that our activities should be undergirded by a few straightforward confessional commitments, elected to adopt the following Statement of Faith in our new Constitution:
- We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory.
- We believe the Bible to be inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
- We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
- We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
- We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved until the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
- We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
How do you, as a faith-based organisation, relate to the Church?
World Vision is an international Christian relief, development and advocacy organization within God's mission mandate for the Church. We are an expression of the Church in mission on behalf of the poor and oppressed, and we share the ministry mandate of the Church to work with people in poverty and bear witness to Jesus Christ.
World Vision and churches resource each other for mission work. World Vision is committed to work humbly with and in the service of the Church in all its expressions to contribute to the fulfilment of God's mission in the world.
Are you affiliated with any Christian network of churches/para-church organisations?
Yes. World Vision International is a global partner of the World Evangelical Alliance. For more information, please click here.
Why are you committed to building relations with churches in Malaysia?
World Vision believes that spiritual transformation is integral to transformational development and that the Church is God’s sustaining instrument in the world. While we continue to engage the total community, World Vision’s commitment is to work with churches as indispensable partners.
We share the Church’s commitment to disciple followers of Jesus Christ who bear witness to the gospel by life, deed, word and sign, encouraging people to respond to the Gospel. We seek to promote Christian cooperation and unity across the spectrum of the Church.
What response does World Vision Malaysia hope to receive from churches who invite you to preach/share/conduct workshop sessions with our congregation?
World Vision Malaysia hopes to partner with churches to enhance the holistic well being of children, families and communities. We seek an advocacy alliance with churches on matters of common concern, particularly issues relating to children and justice. We sincerely invite church leaders to come together from various traditions for reflection and collaboration to nurture holistic ministry, encourage Christian unity and contribute effectively to their ministry capacity.
As World Vision works in some areas where churches lack a significant presence, we support initiatives that encourage fellowship groups, Christian witness, leadership development and the emergence of new Christian communities. As such, World Vision seeks to nurture relationships with churches at local, national, regional and global levels.
What are the qualifications of your speakers/preachers/facilitators in ministering to Malaysian church congregations?
The Church Relations team consists of people who have prior formal theological education and are actively preaching and serving in their respective local Malaysian churches. The team intentionally seeks to integrate sound biblical hermeneutics in our Christian humanitarian work. Profiles of our Church Relations Team members and their theological qualifications, as well as their speaking engagement experience, are available upon request.
Do you provide churches with discipleship resources that are relevant to World Vision’s Christian humanitarian work of community transformation, emergency relief, and advocacy?
Yes, we do! Contact us for the latest interactive World Vision discipleship resources.
How can we participate in World Vision’s Christian humanitarian work?
Please refer to the section ‘How can we serve you?’ below for more information on how you can be an active partner in World Vision’s humanitarian work.
If you are interested in partnering with us to organise events or activities in your church, kindly contact us at:
Phone: +603-7880 6414