Churches & Church Groups

Churches are an integral part of the life and work of Mercy Ships. Through prayer, financial and volunteer support, congregations, small groups and individual church members help us demonstrate the love of God to the poor and needy. There are a number of ways that churches can get involved:

  • Become a liaison for Mercy Ships with your church
  • Invite a Mercy Ships speaker
  • Take a special offering
  • Sponsor a project


For further information or assistance, please contact us at or 1-866-900-7447.

Invite a Speaker

We have a dedicated group of volunteers who can be booked to speak at a church service, small group, women’s group, men’s breakfast, youth night, retreat, etc.

Many on the Speaker’s Network are former crew members and have first-hand knowledge and stories of life on a Mercy Ship. They can adapt their presentations to suit your time frame, the number of people attending, the venue, etc. This may include Mercy Ships videos, Powerpoints, photo displays, and other materials. You can support us by arranging one of our speakers to come to you.

Take a Special Offering

By taking a special offering for Mercy Ships during a service, or at a special time of year such as Easter or Christmas, your church can give children and families a new start in life. Mercy Ships can supply brochures, posters and displays to support your offering.

Sponsor a Project

Get your whole church working together to demonstrate God’s love to the poor and needy by raising funds for a development project. Your congregation could raise money to buy a piece of equipment on a Mercy Ship, or fund a project that will transform the lives of an entire community. Mercy Ships will work closely with you to select a project suitable for your church and provide support, resources and feedback to make it a year to remember.

For further information on how to get your church or group involved or to arrange a speaker, please contact us at or call 1-866-9007447.

Other Ways to Get Involved