Our Five Core Ministry Programs Transform Communities

We partner with churches, organizations, and denominations to ensure leaders are empowered to build healthy churches in every community of poverty.

95% of today’s leaders are not trained for pastoral ministry and a lack of training can lead to frustration, cynicism, and overwhelm for urban pastors. That is why everything we do at World Impact is geared toward helping urban pastors and church leaders get access to affordable and effective training.

When you partner with World Impact, you are making sure that these agents of change get the resources and support they need to build and sustain healthy churches. Read more about our five core ministry programs below.

Our five core ministry programs

Church-Based Seminary

The World Impact Urban Ministry Institute resources and trains urban church leaders. We provide affordable and accessible seminary-based training for men and women in communities of poverty everywhere.

Urban Church Planting

Our Evangel School of Urban Church Planting trains Christian workers to plant healthy churches among the urban poor. This training is specifically designed to equip teams to reach under-resourced communities.

Trauma Healing

World Impact’s Trauma Healing Program equips urban ministry workers and leaders to facilitate Bible-based healing groups. Participants can choose to be trained in leading their own healing groups, exponentially expanding the ministry.

Prison Ministry

Through our Onesimus Workshops, we train church leaders and workers to succeed in discipling those who have been incarcerated. We also offer Church-Based Seminary for those who are behind bars.

Leadership Retreats

Leadership Retreats resources urban ministry leaders through concise, practical, and hands-on training at women’s and men’s retreats. These retreats provide a space for vital links to be nurtured between fellow leaders who face similar challenges.

We equip the 95% of leaders who have no pastoral training

The tough reality faced by pastors and church workers serving in urban communities is that money and time are too scarce for these valiant leaders to engage in long, traditionally structured pastoral training while devotedly serving God.

Building healthy churches in these communities is practically impossible without training geared towards their needs and circumstances. We ensure that urban leaders have access to affordable and effective training, no matter where they live. Our five core ministry programs are vital to their success.

When you come alongside World Impact as a donor, you empower thousands of workers globally and help provide formal theological training to the 95% – in their communities, for their context, and to spread the reach of the Gospel with faithfulness to Scripture.

Our Solution

Our five programs designed for the urban context train church leaders to train others in their communities.

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Our Impact

We have a global reach by strategically engaging major U.S. cities as gateways to the world. 

Where we work:

  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Bhutan
  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • DR of Congo
  • Cuba
  • Ecuador
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Iraq
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Tanzania
  • Ukraine
  • USA