Children’s HopeChest partners with churches to provide consistent, meaningful support to vulnerable children and their communities. We select church partners carefully to ensure that both the community partner and the church are enriched.

Why do we partner with churches?

We have found that true transformation only happens in the context of community. Churches provide that Community-to-Community relationship, along with the stability, encouragement, support and guidance that are key to creating sustainable change and move disparate, vulnerable children from a point of crisis to long-term health. We require our partners to be committed and have a passion for working alongside communities in need, helping identify and leverage local resources, restore hope, and help provide a path for a future for orphaned and vulnerable children — ultimately equipping them to live full lives that honor and glorify God. By their nature, churches are likely to meet these requirements.

Is Children’s HopeChest right for my church? It might be!

You were probably expecting to hear that HopeChest is absolutely right for your church. We’re different from other organizations though, and we’re not the right fit for everyone.

Long-term relationships

Our model is based on sustained involvement with a community. When a church becomes a HopeChest Partner, they are not simply one-time donors, but building a long-term relationship. Because of this, we only select churches that are already ready to make this kind of commitment. This includes things like:

A desire to pair passion for helping others with a plan of action

A desire to focus on a long-term global partnership, and to expand mission opportunities for the congregation

A large children’s and family ministry

A lead pastor who is committed to and engaged with global missions, and willing to go on Vision and mission trips

“HopeChest has been a tool in the hands of the Lord to radically transform the people who make up The River. With their help we have become a global minded people who spend our lives for others. In partnering with two different villages in two different countries, not only are we having Kingdom impact across the globe, our local impact has increased as more folks see the value of ministry beyond themselves.”

—Rob Link, Lead Pastor of The River in Kalamazoo, Michigan and HopeChest partner in Uganda and Guatemala

Take the Quiz

We’ve found that certain questions can help you decide if your church is ready to consider a HopeChest partnership.

Taking the Next Step

Our church is ready to learn more or get stated in the partnership process, what are the next steps?

If your church is ready to become involved with HopeChest, please fill out the contact form below and we will be in touch with you!