CONNECTING THOSE WHO ARE WILLING WITH THOSE WHO ARE IN NEED.

WELCOME

For over 20 years, we have been helping churches and individuals partner together toward planting churches, training leaders, and restoring communities. We're thankful for your interest in our ministry, and welcome any questions you might have about who we are and how you can get involved.

Steve Youngren Founder,
Compassion Connection

WE PLANT
CHURCHES

Following Christ's plan to extend His Kingdom through local churches, we exist to see churches planted throughout Ecuador, Latin America, and the world.

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WE TRAIN LEADERS

The strength of local churches and church plants in Ecuador is dependent upon the foundations of those who plant, pastor and lead them. We exist to train these leaders biblically, theologically and in practical ministry.

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WE HELP RESTORE
COMMUNITIES

Believing that Jesus' Kingdom is meant to restore the broken relationships between man and God, between one another and between man and God's creation, we exist to equip local churches in Ecuador to extend Christ's compassion by ministering to issues of poverty, injustice and disease.

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WE PLANT CHURCHES

Many churches desire to participate in international church planting, but don't know how to connect to new works.

We help catalyze relationships between churches in the United States and Ecuador through shared projects, outreach, and funding requests. Our goal is to establish long-lasting relationships between churches sharing in the work of the gospel.

PARTNER CHURCHES
US

PARTNER CHURCHES
ECUADOR

BECOME A PARTNER

We'd love to send you more information about opportunities for partnership through Compassion Connection.

WE TRAIN
LEADERS

In many parts of the world, pastors shepherd with little to no training, and no opportunities for training on the horizon. We want to change that.

We provide needed biblical training at little to no expense to those being trained. Our three-year training programs feature seminars that also serve as an avenue for churches and pastors to partner together.

COTOPAXI
TRAINING CENTER

We have been building and developing the Cotopaxi Training Center for almost a decade.

We're proud to offer pastors training and means at almost no cost to those being trained. The food we provide is grown on the property itself, and the training comes directly from pastors and teachers willing to serve.

PARTNER
NETWORKS

INTERESTED IN
BECOMING A TRAINER?

We're looking for qualified teachers who have a heart to serve.

If you desire to serve pastors in Ecuador, and believe you have the necessary qualifications for training them, we would love to hear from you.

WE HELP RESTORE COMMUNITIES

We equip local churches in Ecuador to extend Christ's compassion by ministering to issues of poverty, injustice and disease.

We believe that the gospel came with power to not only restore our relationship with God, but also with others and with our world. We work to develop churches and leaders that will be engaging in the culture around them, looking for specific ways in which they can be a blessing. Often this focuses on partnerships with stateside churches and their short-term teams which help with community development issues particular to the vision of each local church pastor within their context.

OUR TEAM

It is our privilege to work with an incredible team of people. The term "synergy" comes from the same word translated "fellow-worker" in scripture and describes the multiplying effect that takes place when people combine their gifts and talents together for the Kingdom of God.

Steve Youngren

Steve graduated from Northwest University in 1982 with a degree in Pastoral Ministry, and has since completed his MA in International Development from William Carey University in Pasedena, CA. He is Co-Founder of Compassion Connection (1998) and oversees all operations of Compassion Connection (1998) in Ecuador, mentors church planters, coordinates and teaches in the training programs, as well as represents Acts 29 in Ecuador.

Sandi Youngren

Sandi is Co-Founder of Compassion Connection (1998) and integrally involved with networking and maintaining communication with stateside support. Sandi also has a small jewelry company that helps to support young women in Ecuador escaping human trafficking. See more at QueEncantadora.etsy.com.

GET INVOLVED

We would love to connect you or your church to those in need. Please consider partnering with us in one of the following ways.

JOIN US IN
PRAYER

Pray with us for new works, exciting initiatives, and bold evangelism. We will keep you updated with needs, updates, and stories of all that God is doing in and through our partner churches.

PARTNER WITH
A CHURCH

Find out how you can connect with a new work in Ecuador, and work together for the advancement of the gospel.

PARTNER WITH US
FINANCIALLY

Compassion Connection is funded by kingdom-minded individuals and churches that give sacrificially of their finances in order to advance Kingdom work in South America.

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