Compassion Sunday – Small Group Curriculum


Listen to a Worship song (If you need suggestions you can use one from the YouTube Playlist for this week) or express something that you are thankful to God for.


  • Check In – How is everyone doing (good things, lessons learned, prayers answered)?


  • What do you appreciate the most about living in Canada?
  • Read through these stats from Compassion of Canada
    • For the first time since 1998, global poverty will increase in 2020-21. (Source)
    • The United Nations predicts that the COVID-19 crisis will reverse decades of progress made in the fight against poverty.
    • The United Nations World Food Programme predicts that an additional 130 million people could face food insecurity due to the COVID-19 crisis.
    • Worldwide, an estimated 59 million primary-school-age children are not attending school.
    • Approximately 385 million children – that’s 19.5% of the world’s children – live in extreme poverty.
    • Around 45% of deaths of children under 5 are linked to undernutrition.
    • An estimated 821 million people worldwide are undernourished.
    • There are 2.1 billion people globally who don’t have safe water at home.
  • Read Scripture Psalm 82:3 and James 1:27
  • What stands out to you from these scriptures?
  • Why is it sometimes easy to forget marginalized people worldwide and in our community?
  • What can we do to help those in our community?
  • What about worldwide?
  • What is one thing you can do to help with these needs?


How can we keep from becoming callous towards those in our community who need extra help and support?  What are practical ways to help?


Pray for our world situation. Pray for any other concerns that your group has.

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