Kingdom Living: Local

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Love in Action

Love in Action is what we call some of our organized local efforts of loving those in our area – away from the campus of our church. Right now, the two main focuses of this local effort are:
 
Shumway Leadership Academy
It’s been our desire to love and bless Shumway and the work that they are doing in investing in the community. We have been actively supporting and linking arms to support them: whether playing games with kids during events, blessing them with school supplies, or serving lunch to the teachers, we’ve enjoyed the opportunities that have opened up in process of loving this school.
 
Palm Terrace
Through relationships built at Shumway, we have begun to share the Love of Christ at an apartment complex called Palm Terrace. Two times a month we have a ‘kids day’ where we play games, crafts, sports, and have a meal where the community is invited. Also, once a week we have a Discovery Bible Study in the community and are continually blessed by how God is opening doors.
 
 
 
 

Food Pantry

Through our food pantry, we assist families in our community. Last year, we provided 4,226 food boxes given to 23,306 people in need.
 
The current hours for our food pantry is:
Tuesdays from 10am-1pm.
(and for emergencies upon request)
 
FAQ
Is there a cost? No, there is no cost.
 
Is a form of identification needed? Yes, we do ask for ID as proof of Arizona residency. If you do not have an ID, we can also take a utility bill.
 
Is there a need for volunteers? Yes, we can always use volunteers to carry boxes of food to people’s cars and pray with them!
 
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Homeless Ministry

We partner with Chandler Christian Community Center to provide dinner and house approximately 20 homeless people on our campus once per month. For more information, please call the church office at 480-892-5828, or contact Lesley at lesley@vineyardaz.com.
 
 
 
 

Migrant Family Ministry

Since February, Gilbert Vineyard has served about 1,450 people through their migrant family ministry. During this time strangers were welcomed, the hungry fed, the poor had good news preached to them, and many trusted Christ and came into the kingdom.
 
Due to developments in our state as well as in the federal immigration process, the migrant family ministry is currently on hold at this time, and we are not receiving donations. Our team is currently praying and exploring the ways to best serve the migrant families now in our area. If you would like to be put on the contact list to know about developments as they happen, please click the “Learn More” button below.