community impact

Jesus said His followers would be known by their love.  So, we know how important it is not just to talk about our hope in Jesus, but to live it out in love.  


Below are some of the ways we seek to have an impact in our community, whether nearby or far away.

love our city

Great things happen when someone serves their community.  Serving others develops humility and creates a heart of genuine concern and love.  So, on Love Our City weekends, teams from our church volunteer at local aid agencies like AZ Brain Food, Project C.U.R.E., Child Crisis Center, and Feed My Starving Children.


For more information watch the recap video below or contact the church office.






habitat for humanity

Each year, we team up with Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona and other Lutheran churches to build a home for a family in need.  During the cooler months, volunteers work on Saturdays from about 7am-2pm with a free lunch.


Contact Brandon Smith or Steve Cramer for more information.

Night in bethlehem

What was the first Christmas like?  Our free, annual Night in

Bethlehem is a family-friendly, interactive experience that

recreates the sights and sounds surrounding the birth of Jesus.  

Try your hand in the shops of Bethlehem.  Have fun petting live

animals.  Enjoy free hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies.  You can

even talk with Mary and Joseph.  And don't miss the Songs & 

Stories music experience in our worship center.  


For more information, contact our church office.

i-help

As part of our goal to embrace our neighbors with unexpected love, we partner with Lutheran Social Services to regularly host their Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program, known as I-Help. Single women are given an evening of shelter with a nice dinner, then breakfast and a sack lunch on the following day.


For more information, contact Terri Ewert.

stephen ministry

Life isn't easy.  So, we offer Stephen Ministry to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to people who are going through a difficult time.  A Stephen Minister is a well-trained, volunteer caregiver who listens, cares, prays, encourages, and offers the love of Christ during a time of need.


For more information, contact Kathleen Hoffmann.

international partnerships

We partner with Groundwork Ministries in Guatemala and Germany. Our volunteer teams lead camps for kids, make home visits, and distribute needed medical, faith, and school resources.  


For more information, contact Ryan Brooks.