World Impact West is a Christian missions organization committed to facilitating church planting movements by evangelizing, equipping and empowering America's unchurched urban poor. Our vision is to recruit, empower, and release urban leaders who will plant churches and launch indigenous church planting movements that will advance God's Kingdom in every city through the local church.
Evangelism, Equipping and Empowering
World Impact is committed to three missional priorities — Evangelism: We believe everything we say and do reveals the love of God to our neighbors. Equipping: We train urban disciples to live healthy Christian lives and make disciples themselves. Empowerment: Out goal is to empower indigenously-led, church-based ministries to transform communities together.
The missional priorities inform our four focus areas: Planting healthy urban churches, developing missional partnerships, resourcing urban leader, and demonstrating compassion and justice. Through healthy urban churches, the Holy Spirit will provide transformative power to communities through each of these four focus areas, which work together as an electrical grid. Each source is imperative for the current to travel. A fried transformer, bad outlet, short in a cable, or burnt out light might leave many unreached by the light of Christ, but when all are properly maintained, lives will be transformed and more power sources will be built by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Plant Healthy Urban Churches
The Church is the transformative power of Christ in the community. By planting healthy urban churches, neighborhoods will be empowered to transform in visible ways. World Impact strives to plant as many churches as possible among diverse urban cultures.
Develop Missional Partnerships
The outlet for community transformation already exists in indigenous leaders. World Impact seeks to form Kingdom-minded relationships that collaboratively love, serve, and engage under-resourced communities.
Resource Urban Leaders
Local leaders can get plugged in and energized through resources developed for the urban context. World Impact equips indigenous leaders to shepherd the people of God within their own communities through TUMI, Conferences, the Associates Initiatives and others.
Demonstrate Compassion & Justice
The tangible demonstration of compassion and justice is the light the community sees coming from the Church. World Impact mobilizes local churches to be outposts of the Kingdom of God through thrift stores, medical assistance, schools and more.