Rio Vista Center Food Drive Report

Thank you for donating food to support our partner, Rio Vista Center. Outreach has been a big part of Foothills history and continues to be so.

If you are not familiar with Rio Vista, they are a Christian organization that responds to the needs of the Valley’s less fortunate through compassionate initiatives and efforts focused directly on the needs of the community. Our annual food drive for Rio Vista helps fill up their pantry, giving their workers the food supplies they need to take care of those in their care.

On top of this food drive that helps feed those less fortunate, Rio Vista Center also offers other programs that greatly benefit our city and community. The main population receiving assistance and aid is obviously the South Phoenix area, but with a benevolent reach to people all over the valley, the need for their work is real. Check out their website to hear more about the ministries at the Rio Vista Center.

This year, we donated 2,800 pounds of food and 185 pounds of clothes to Rio Vista! Thank you for partnering with Rio Vista Center to share the gospel with the people of Phoenix.

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

In the next several weeks, you will start to hear a lot about the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Lottie Moon is the namesake of the international missions offering that Foothills participates in every Christmas with Southern Baptist’s across the world. Lottie was just like today’s missionaries, laboring tirelessly so that people without access to the Gospel could come to know Jesus.

The great thing about the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is that 100% of your generous gifts will be used to provide missionaries the services they need to live among the unreached peoples they serve. Currently, there are 3,678 missionaries on the field. 847 people groups are engaged through the work of the IMB. These missionaries live and work among those around the world with little to no access to the gospel.

As one who calls Foothills your church home, you will be challenged to contribute spiritually, financially, and physically to the very same work Lottie dedicated her life to. We could not be more excited to see what God does through all of us this Christmas season.

Our Goal for 2019 = $45,000

In our worship services over the next several weeks, you will see videos of some of our partners in the mission field overseas. The Lottie Moon Christmas offering will help support missionaries just like them, providing things like language education, children’s education, security training, Bibles, tools, medical needs, refugee care, and much more!

Will you pray with your family for missionaries serving in the fields? The week of December 1-8, we will provide you with a prayer guide of specific needs. Please, also pray to see how much God would have your family sacrificially give to help the gospel be unleashed into all of the world. Our official “Give Sunday” will be December 8, but you can contribute at any time.

Lottie Moon: Across the World, Across the Street

Pastor Keith Wieser says students from his church go regularly to Asia with the hopes of seeing hearts changed by the gospel. But what they find is an added blessing – they are changed too, and when they come back, their passion for missions changes the culture of their church.

Across the World, Across the Street

Lottie Moon is the name given to the international missions offering we participate in every Christmas. Lottie was just like today’s missionaries, laboring tirelessly to tell people about Jesus.

Your contribution to the Lottie Moon Offering will provide direct funding to real people who are doing the physical work of delivering the gift of Jesus to people who don’t know him. This is a gift that changes the world… literally.

You call Foothills your church. As such, your challenge is to contribute financially to the same work Lottie dedicated her life to. Your time to do so will be Sunday, December 9.

Our Goal for 2018 = $40,000

There are opportunities to physically do the work of Jesus and there are opportunities to fund the work of Jesus. The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is our way to fund the work of Jesus.

Lottie Moon: Relentless Love

Sao Paulo, Brazil, is a huge city, yet God sets His affections on individuals and pursues them personally. That’s a reality that two young women serving there find overwhelming. They see that God’s unfailing love is breaking down barriers and changing hearts.

Every Church. Every Nation.

Lottie Moon is the name given to the international missions offering we participate in every Christmas. Lottie was just like today’s missionaries, laboring tirelessly to tell people about Jesus.

Your contribution to the Lottie Moon Offering will provide direct funding to real people who are doing the physical work of delivering the gift of Jesus to people who don’t know him. This is a gift that changes the world… literally.

You call Foothills your church. As such, your challenge is to contribute financially to the same work Lottie dedicated her life to. Your time to do so will be Sunday, December 9.

Our Goal for 2018 = $40,000

There are opportunities to physically do the work of Jesus and there are opportunities to fund the work of Jesus. The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is our way to fund the work of Jesus.

Lottie Moon: Open Heart

Larry Pepper had his dream job, but one day he realized he hadn’t offered his career to God. As he put everything on the table for the sake of the gospel, God led his family on an adventure he could’ve never imagined.

The Lottie Moon Offering

Lottie Moon is the name given to the international missions offering we participate in every Christmas. Lottie was just like today’s missionaries, laboring tirelessly to tell people about Jesus.

Your contribution to the Lottie Moon Offering will provide direct funding to real people who are doing the physical work of delivering the gift of Jesus to people who don’t know him. This is a gift that changes the world… literally.

You call Foothills your church. As such, your challenge is to contribute financially to the same work Lottie dedicated her life to. Your time to do so will be Sunday, December 9.

Our Goal for 2018 = $40,000

There are opportunities to physically do the work of Jesus and there are opportunities to fund the work of Jesus. The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is our way to fund the work of Jesus.

Annie Offering for North American Missions

The Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions enables the North American Mission Board (NAMB) to train, resource and send missionaries to plant churches and help the hurting across the U.S., Territories and Canada.

Every gift to the Annie Offering – 100% – supports more than 5,000 missionaries across North America.

Our Goal for 2018 = $20,000

Foothills chooses to partner with NAMB through our giving because we have a shared faith and mission. To make the Good News of Jesus known to our neighbors across this nation. We partner locally with NAMB sponsored church planters like Anthony Cox at Mercy Hill Church, Phoenix, and Shea Ferguson at Freedom Life Church, Chandler.

Phoenix itself has been designated as a SEND City in recognition not only of the size of our city (#5 in the nation) but also because so many in our city have no relationship with Christ.

How You Can Help Reach The Lost

Over the next few weeks, you will be hearing us speak more about Annie Armstrong and how you can contribute to this offering. We are asking everybody to give above and beyond their normal giving. When you give to this offering, 100 percent of your gift will be transformed into missionary salaries and ministry supplies. Those missionaries and supplies will help others hear the message of Christ and respond in faith to His offer of salvation.

On Sunday, May 6, we will collect this offering during our two morning services. This will be your opportunity to give financially, and help us live out our core value of reaching lost people.

Lottie Moon and the Mission Experience

We are midway through our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering with only a few weeks left to give. It’s an exciting time to be part of something that is much bigger than any one of us.

The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering provides direct funding to IMB missionaries who are going all over the world to share the gospel. Without them there would be a lot of people who would never know Jesus. That’s why this offering is so important.

Give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Today

As this offering is underway, we wanted to show you what these funds are going towards. IMB is the organization that sends these missionaries throughout the world; they put together this amazing video showing you who these missionaries are.

In this video, seasoned IMB missionaries reflect on the joys and trials of their years in the field. Together they leave a legacy of people touched, hearts encouraged and lives changed for eternity. This is what the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is all about.

Our 2016 goal is $55,000, and we can’t do it without you. To give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, click on the button below.

Why Your Pastors Are Sending Your Money to Calgary

Mission trips are crucial to spread the Gospel but is also a great opportunity to introduce our students to missions and start planting those seeds. By now you’ve heard all about our Calgary mission trip. We have partnered with IMB Missionaries, Dan & Amber Sweaza and our students are heading to Calgary, Canada this Friday.

To share more about this mission trip and how Foothills is helping spread the Gospel take a listen at this audio interview where Dave Shrein and David Gantenbein talk more about Calgary.

Partnering in Calgary

Living in Ahwatukee and the surrounding area, we are blessed to have many Christ-serving churches, including Foothills. God has truly blessed our community. As blessed as we are, not all communities are this fortunate. There are places all over the world that lack churches and the community it builds. Calgary, Canada is one of those places.

We’ve already shared Dan and Amber Sweaza’s story; in this video you will get to see the city God has called them to serve.

As you saw on the video, only 5% of the city of Calgary has a relationship with God, but God has other plans. He is calling people like Dan and Amber to transform this city and spread the Gospel.

On June 4, our students will be going to Calgary for a short-term mission trip to help this church plant. This is one way Foothills, as a church, is partnering with Dan and Amber to help plant Connect Church in Calgary. We are also partnering with them by supporting them financially. Many of you have contributed to the Connect Church Calgary Offering, but if you haven’t, you have another chance here. Click on the button below to help fund and support a church that will help spread the Gospel.

Contribute to the Connect Church Calgary Offering now.

Connect Church Calgary Offering

For the past few weeks you’ve heard us talk about the Connect Church Calgary Offering during Sunday worship. If you have already contributed, thank you! If you are wondering what this offering is all about, let us share a little more. Or better yet, let Dan and Amber Sweaza, church planters in Calgary, Canada share with you.

Contribute to the Connect Church Calgary Offering now. 

From a Short Mission Trip to a Calling

After a short mission trip to Calgary in the summer of 2015, Dan and Amber had a calling to plant a church in Canada, specifically, launching Connect Church in Symons Valley, a neighborhood in Calgary. The city of Calgary has less than 150 evangelical churches in the entire city, while Symons Valley has no evangelical churches. There is clearly a need for the Gospel.

This is where you come in.

Partnering in the Gospel

At Foothills, we know the importance of partnerships to further the Gospel of Christ. It’s through partnerships like these that the Gospel reaches new places. In June, our students will be going on a short mission trip to Calgary to help support this church plant. This is one way Foothills is partnering with Dan and Amber. The other way is by contributing financially.

This is Dan and Amber’s story; as a church we want to help them fulfill their calling. If you have not yet given to our Connect Church Calgary Offering, you can click on the button below to contribute. We are excited to send our students, equipped with training, and funding to make a Gospel impact with our neighbors to the north.