Church Engagement

We Are the Body of Christ

“Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world.”

Teresa of Avila

Loving God and Neighbor is central to our mission at Mercy Ships, and we believe each person has a beautifully unique way of doing this. As the Body of Christ, we all have the chance to use what we’re passionate about to serve others and bring hope and healing to the world.

Mercy Ships provides safe, sustainable, skills-based international missions opportunities for your church members to join. There is always a need! From nurses to deckhands, teachers to chefs, accountants to mechanics — it takes all kinds of people with all kinds of skills to keep a hospital ship going strong. Your church can be the Body of Christ, both onboard and off!


Prayer has always been integral to Mercy Ships. Join others around the world to uphold Mercy Ships in prayer.


A variety of skills are needed onboard our state-of-the-art hospital ships. Learn More by clicking here.


Support your church member who’s serving with us, or donate a one-time or monthly gift to support our mission.

Request a Speaker

Interested in sharing the Mercy Ships story with your club, congregation, or event?
Speakers are available for events and presentations of all sizes, virtually or in person!

Partner With Us

We’d love to hear more about your church and explore ways we can partner together to bring hope and healing to the forgotten poor.

Please call Roger Newquist at 903-939-7186 or email to get connected.


We were never meant to stay in the pew. Download Mercy Ships resources to supplement your efforts to keep the #MissionsMomentum going in your church.

We have many resources available for your use: bulletin inserts, posters, videos, Mercy Ships cards, and more. Contact us for more options and resources, or if you would like a Mercy Ships representative to speak at your church or special event.