Being a part of a community comes with certain responsibilities and just as you are a member of the Foothills Church community, Foothills Church is part of a larger East Valley community. The value of “Go” at Foothills is our commitment to do the work of Jesus whenever and wherever we are able – partnering with Family Promise is our opportunity to do the work of Jesus by fulfilling our community responsibilities and serving our neighbors who are currently without a home.
Family Promise of Greater Phoenix is a non-profit organization that has been giving families the tools and training to care for their children, find employment and housing and become independent and successful. Since beginning in 2000 they have helped over 500 families and Foothills plays a role in their service to the city.
How Foothills Serves with Family Promise
Several times a year we host temporarily homeless and misplaced families as they seek to regain their independence. Our facility is transformed from church campus into living quarters, complete with bedrooms, activity areas and home-cooked meals for our guests.
Our hosting happens throughout the year and lasts for a week starting on a Sunday evening running through the following Sunday morning. Our volunteers clean, setup, cook, tear down and chaperone overnight all to care for and honor our guests.
Why We Participate in Family Promise
Our involvement in Family Promise is all about sharing the Gospel through service to others. We trust Jesus with these families and believe that between our church and the other partner churches, God will draw these families to himself and provide them hope beyond monetary stability – we pray for eternal salvation for them.
“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” – James 1:27
How You Can Participate in Family Promise
Each host week does not happen without volunteers just like you. There are many areas that allow you to serve the people God loves, Family Promise is a unique evangelical outreach event unlike any other we do. To execute each host week the following volunteer positions must be filled:
Sunday PM room setup crew
Overnight hosts (must be husband and wife)
Provide dinner one or more evenings
Sunday AM reset crew
If you would like to become part of our Family Promise volunteer team, please contact Shanna Gallo, firstname.lastname@example.org. No experience is required, all training needed will be provided.