World Impact

World Impact empowers urban leaders and partners with local churches to reach their cities with the Gospel — extending the truth, love, grace and justice of God in the city.

We believe that the best way to change our world is the hope of the Gospel in our cities. The best way to declare that hope is to partner with denominations, networks, and local church leaders. And the best way to partner with them is through relationships.

Our roots go back 50 years with evangelistic kids’ clubs — from Los Angeles, California, to Wichita, Kansas, and beyond. As the children we reached grew up, we saw the need for urban churches and the empowerment of church leaders to continue to transform their communities from within.World Impact is perfectly positioned to train urban church leaders.

World Impact champions the ability of the urban poor to own and lead ministry. We believe in the power of community insiders.

Organization Type: Other Organization


All locations


Urban, Suburban, and Rural

Characteristics of Partner Churches

Theological Traditions

All denominations and traditions

Stance on Women in Ministry


Stance on Sexual Ethics


Planting Models

All models

Worship Styles

Liturgical, Contemporary, and Other

Support Offered

  • Coaching and/or Mentoring
  • Ongoing community/peer support
  • Conferences, Seminars, and Gatherings