Why are Converge MidAmerica Churches
Partnering with Compassion?

  1. Each Compassion child development center is linked strategically with a Christ-centered church in the community.
  2. Through the local church, Compassion addresses spiritual, physical, social and economic poverty.
  3. Families in your church can have a personal, life-changing relationship with a child and family overseas.

What the Converge/Compassion partnership looks like to serve the global poor and take the gospel to the world.

"I met Zai, our 5-year-old, rambunctious, sponsored child. Mary and I are amazed at the deep impact Compassion makes in his life - spiritually, emotionally and physically. We are proud to partner with Compassion." Gary Rohrmayer, Converge MidAmerica Executive Minister

Converge MidAmerica churches are on a movement of compassion to make a difference in global poverty. Like the Rohrmayers, every family in your church can sponsor a child in partnership with Compassion International. Each sponsor-child relationship has the potential to change lives physically, spiritually and economically—in your church and around the world. Set a date in the next 6 months to share Compassion at your church.


Recently, Gary Rohrmayer hosted a webinar to cast a vision for a compassionate response to global poverty. Watch the webinar to hear Gary's personal story and be inspired for action.

Watch the Webinar

Next Steps

Look deeper at Compassion. Pastor FAQ Speak with a Compassion Church Engagement staff member to learn how your church can respond compassionately to global poverty. Schedule a call Every member of your church can make a difference to alleviate global poverty in partnership with Compassion. Register a date to share Compassion at your church. Register

Converge and Compassion Share a Common History

Rev. Everett Swanson was pastor of Central Avenue Baptist Church in Chicago, part of the Baptist General Conference (Converge). He became a missionary and founded Compassion International in 1952. In the early days of Compassion, Everett and Miriam worked from an office in the basement of their home, and they were supported by donations from regional churches. The Swansons asked families to contribute $10 a month to feed, clothe, and shelter orphans in Korea. Today, Compassion has 1.8 million children enrolled in holistic Child Development Centers operated by more than 6,900 indigenous churches in 25 countries.