The Compassion Experience: Parent Preview

A note to parents of young children attending The Compassion Experience

We are often asked “Is this Experience appropriate for my younger children?” It’s a great question, though it’s always a tough one to answer as every situation is unique.

Compassion International works in some of the toughest places on the planet. Children growing up in these environments are extremely vulnerable. The stories we profile in The Compassion Experience contain true realities that are faced everyday by children living on less than $1.90/day. We take great effort to avoid sensationalizing dark circumstances and try to tell the bigger story of these children who are on a journey from poverty to hope.

We view The Compassion Experience as a resource to help you, as a parent, bring your children into a larger conversation about helping others and showing Compassion to the vulnerable in other parts of the world. We have designed the experience to be generally appropriate for all ages, however we are mindful that small children are all impacted differently by stories they hear.

To help you be prepared for some of the themes and content that are a part of The Experience, we have some resources to help you:

Rincon, GA- Rincon FBC
Justin, TX – First Baptist Church
Burleson, TX – Alsbury Baptist Church
Los Angeles, CA – Bel Air Presbyterian Church
Norman, OK – Wildwood Community Church
Boca Raton, FL – Spanish River Church
Lynchburg, VA – Liberty University
Lyman, SC – Lifesong Church
Hoover, AL – Green Valley Church
Mobile, AL – Christ UMC
Summerfield, FL – Valley View Community Church
Bessemer, AL – Grace Life
Demorest, GA – River Point Community Church
Conyers, GA – Discover Point Church
Huntersville, NC – Christ Community

IDS AUDIO TRACKS: For certain experiences, we have child specific audio tracks available. For smaller children, these tracks provide more age appropriate audio versions of each story with simplified language and sound effects. At your request we will set your children up with the child friendly audio version when available.

If you have any specific questions, please email us at