The Compassion Journey is a family-friendly, 30-minute audio-guided trip through six hands-on learning stations.
A group of visitors to the Compassion Journey

Each station represents a reality for children growing up in extreme poverty:

  • What do they eat?
  • How do they live?
  • What do they fear?
  • What do they dream about?
  • What are their prayers?

Five to six guests travel together as a group between the stations at their own pace. To help process some unique challenges of poverty, Compassion provides guided discussion questions to start spiritual conversations. Individuals/families have time to consider a compassionate response to their journey. At the end there is an invitation to sponsor a child as a way to put faith principles into action.


Although we may never think of ourselves as materially rich, most of us live in the top 2% of the world’s wealthiest people.* How do we communicate this to our children who are growing up in a culture of comfort and self-centeredness? Journey opens the minds and hearts to see the world from a different perspective. Our goal is to give participants a way to put faith into action (James 2). Often spiritual growth is the outcome when faith is paired with action.

A wall filled with stickers that say I Care on them


The Compassion Journey is designed to be hosted by churches whose average weekend attendance is 300-500 people. If your church is smaller or larger, we have similar experiences that are scaled to meet the needs of any sized church. Please inquire by email at [email protected] or call our toll-free number, 866-607-5162.

A woman greets a guest to the Compassion Journey.

The hosting church will:

  • Present Compassion and child sponsorship in the main worship services
  • Promote Journey to your congregation and surrounding community
  • Make child sponsorship packets available to congregants and guests
  • Recruit volunteers to help you facilitate the weekend experience

Compassion is able to assist with marketing and promotion in your community. Please let us know if this is helpful to your church. Also, it is best when volunteers are part of your church family. However, please let Compassion know if you need additional help to recruit volunteers.

What to Expect
  • The Compassion Journey is a weekend learning experience with a practical application at the end.
  • There is no cost to host Journey at your church. There is no cost to participating guests.
  • You will need to recruit volunteers to work the event.
  • You will also need: 1,000 square feet of space, eight 6’ tables and a reliable wifi connection to conduct the event.
  • Everything else for Journey arrives in two crates which are delivered to and picked up from your church.
  • We will help you promote Journey within your church and to your community.
    • We provide a coach to help you plan a meaningful event.
    • We provide an onsite representative to help manage the event.
    • We provide child sponsorship packets to display at Journey and in your church lobby.
  • Friday—Set up
  • Saturday—Journey is open to the community
  • Sunday—Journey is open to your church
  • Monday—Tear down
Volunteer Roles
  • Greeter: Welcomes guests to Journey
  • Technician: Issues iPods and headsets to guests and helps them become familiar with the technology
  • Traffic control: Stands in a central location to coach guests to move from station to station (if needed). We encourage “leap frogging” if one group wants to spend more time at a station and the group behind is waiting to advance.
  • Cleaner: Cleans iPods and headsets for the next group of guests
  • Greeter: Welcomes guests to the World Impact Area
  • Reserve Journey at least 6-8 weeks before your event date.
Next Steps
  • Consider being the point person to bring the Compassion Journey to your church.
  • Collaborate with decision-makers at your church to add the Compassion Journey to your church calendar.
  • Complete the form to notify us of your interest.
  • We will connect with you to reserve The Compassion Journey for your church.

*Visit to find out where you rank among the richest people on earth by income.