Great question Haley! Every field office has a formal process for partnering with local churches. This process includes a formal written application, a visit to the church, and a review to see if the church qualifies for partnership. During this process, the field office ensures that the church's doctrine is compatible with Compassion's statement of faith. they have space where the children can meet and activities can take place, and evidence that the church has an active commitment to minister to children. If all of these qualifications are met, the field office will approve the church's application for partnership.