Experience the transformation of your congregation through the power of Chosen™.

Shore Community Church, Auckland

Bring the Chosen ministry experience to your church!

Chosen is the heart of the Gospel – God chooses us, loves us, and sees us. Chosen™ is a new invitation to Child Sponsorship, where for the first time, the power to choose is in a child's hands. The power to take hold of their future, to create change in their own lives and to transform their community.

Unify your church through Chosen™.

Unify your church through Chosen™.

ARISE Church, Hamilton

Inspire your congregation to go deeper in their faith, using Chosen™ as a powerful reminder that Jesus chooses us out of His great love.

Through Chosen™, you can foster connections across ages, cultures and disciple congregants by conveying the heart of the Gospel.

Our team will help you along the way with proven, simple event planning. World Vision staff will ensure you're fully equipped to deliver the Chosen experience at your church.

Connect with us today to bring this life-changing experience to your church.

We'd love to connect with you to hear more about your church, pray with you and answer your questions about bringing Chosen™ to your church. Complete this form to connect with your local World Vision Church Relationship Manager.

"For many are called, but few are chosen."

- Matthew 22:14

How Chosen™ will work at your church.


Invite your church to be Chosen™.
Your congregation are invited to sign up to be Chosen™. Here we take their photo to be sent to a community where excited children are preparing to pick them as their sponsor.


Children get to choose.
Some kids have waited for years to be chosen by a sponsor. Now, at the choosing party, it's their turn. For the first time, they are empowered to choose their own sponsor.


The big reveal.
This is a powerful moment for your congregation! Each person will find out who chose them. They will receive a photo of their new sponsored child, and a beautiful relationship begins.


Celebrate the transformation.
Through Chosen™, your congregation will sponsor children from the same area. Joy travels both ways through love, prayers, and letters as you share the journey with these children. 

Right across New Zealand, congregations are being transformed.


C3 - South City, Christchurch


ARISE Church, Wellington


Thrive Church, Rangiora

"So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing."

- 1 Thessalonians 5:11

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In 2022, 84.4% of World Vision New Zealand's total operating expenses were used for international program support that benefited children, families and communities in need. Learn more about our impact.