We focus on the Church - the global community of believers, not limited to buildings or certain doctrine - because we follow Jesus. He left a clear mission for his followers and sent the Holy Spirit to help. His mission is to teach others everything he taught directly. To proclaim the good news of his work to redeem and restore all of creation, with actions as much as words.
Churches also play a strategic and practical role in community development. In many places around the world, churches remain key cultural and social institutions, strategically poised to influence change. They are proximate to the needs and often more permanent than government. They are in place before, during and after crises, and are one of the first support networks people of all faiths seek when in need.