“When people are taught in a language they can understand, fear and ignorance give way to the light of the Word.”
– Cameron Townsend, Founder, Wycliffe Bible Translators
Compassion World Outreach is a Christian education organization.
In partnership with indigenous pastors, CWO provides training for church planters, pastors and local leaders in their own country and in their own language.
Who We Are…
Since 2006 CWO has existed to provide Biblical training and assistance to the next generation of pastors and church leaders in the worldwide kingdom of God.
How We Accomplish Our Mission…
At CWO we work in partnership with the Bible Training Centre for Pastors in Atlanta. BTCP publishes the curriculum which CWO provides for use at international teaching sites such as seminaries and
church based Bible institutes.
Compassion World Outreach was founded by Clark and Louise Ivey. Clark was a pastor and teacher for 25 years. In 2006, God gave the Ivey’s a burden for leadership development in the churches of the Worldwide Kingdom of God. Today, there are over two million untrained pastors in the world – this means they are trying to lead their church with no Bible training of any kind. There are also millions of church planters and laity leaders who need training in the Truth of God’s Word. The mission and purpose of CWO is to provide opportunities for men and women to equip themselves for ministry.
With each new generation, Bible literacy is declining. The effect in our churches is huge. The mission of CWO is to equip and train Christian leaders around the world using the Word of God.
The Bible Training Centre for Pastors and Church Leaders (Atlanta) provides a ten course curriculum which CWO offers in a local church setting. Qualified national instructors teach in a “life on life” environment that is focused on the Bible. BTCP is available in 87 countries in 28 languages. The ten courses are:
- Bible Study Methods
- Old Testament Study
- New Testament Study
- Preaching Biblical Messages and Pastoral Ministry
- Bible Doctrine Survey
- Personal Spiritual Life
- Church Ministry/Administration/Education
- Teaching Principles/Methods
- Church History
CWO Sponsors Church Based Bible Institutes in These Countries
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
How You Can Help
- Pray for CWO
- Our Staff
- Our International Partners
- Our Students and Teachers
- You can make a tax-deductible gift which will provide the Bible training and assistance needed for making disciples of Jesus Christ.
- $50 provides a student with a Study Bible
- $100 provides a student with Bible training for one year
- $600 provides a teacher with a stipend for one year
- $1200 provides a National Director with Travel Expense and a stipend for one year