The Gospel compels us to build bridges to those around us in order to help them encounter the goodness of God. As a church we participate in several outreach endeavors in our local community and around the world.
Areas of Ministry
Guadalupe Neighborhood Development and Learning Lab
The work in Guadalupe Arizona is based on the philosophy of Neighborhood Transformation. Guadalupe is a small town completely surrounded by the Phoenix metropolitan area; populated by descendants of Mexican Native American refugees fleeing persecution at the turn of the 19th century. The town was settled in 1904. The town is considered a tribal area although it is a town, not a reservation. The people struggle with the same challenges of many tribal areas in the United states - very low incomes and poor educational opportunities. Only ~ 50% of the children will graduate high school and less than 5% of the town has any level of college education. We walk with our friends in Guadalupe as they run a pre K “head-start” style program to get children ready for kindergarten and an after school tutoring program open to anyone from the ages of 5 to 20+. Our Guadalupe friends seek to change these educational statistics so their children will have a better future in Guadalupe. We welcome people that want to learn more about Guadalupe and our friends there as well as help them improve the education of their children.
AZNT and the Guadalupe Learning Lab are led by Jeff Bisgrove who is also a part of Living Faith.
Anglican Campus Fellowship (ASU)
ACF is a fellowship of University students of Anglican persuasion, with a divine passion to so disciple them that they would then make disciples of others as commanded by our Lord in the Great Commission. Our mission field is primarily the Arizona State University, said to be the largest in the US and the world, with a student population of over one hundred thousand students, in its four campuses that includes around fourteen thousand internationals from around 139 nations of the world. Our activities include Bible Studies and Alpha course in the University premises, church plant in and near the University, led by students, hands on training to make disciples who will then make disciples of others.
ACF is led by Fr. Ernest and Lalitha Victor who are also a part of Living Faith.
Graduate Student Fellowship (ASU)
Graduate students face numerous stresses, well beyond those of undergrads, during their pursuit of a Masters or PhD degree. In Graduate Christian Fellowship, grad students can find a supportive community striving amidst academic pressures and occasional hostility to live out their faith at ASU. GCF is open to all graduate students. The power of such a community is an attraction to those seeking meaning for their lives.
GCF is led by Jean Duerbeck who is a part of Living Faith.
C3: Campus Christian Center (ASU)
The Campus Christian Center (C3) is home to 30 Christian ministries to Arizona State University. Located at 1034 S. Mill Ave., C3 is across the street from the largest university in the United States, with 60,000 students on the Tempe campus alone. And the world has come to ASU, with 13,000 international students from 130 nations, more than any other public university in the nation. Ten of the ministries meeting at C3 are focused on these students, bringing wonderful ethnic diversity. For more information, see www.c3tempe.org.
C3 is led by Ben and Sarah Sanders who are a part of Living Faith.
African Students Forum (ASU)
The African Students Forum (ASF) is a ministry of the International Students Club providing a friendly meeting point and environment to students for Interaction, Learning skills, Cultural Exchange, Spiritual Encounter, Leadership Development, Achievement & Success Celebrations and Relevance Preparations for impacting Society here in America and back in Africa!
ASF is led by Emmanuel and Mabel Chijindu who moved here from Nigeria to lead this ministry. Both Emmanuel and Mabel are a part of Living Faith.
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian non-profit that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. FMSC opened a permanent pack site in Tempe, Arizona in 2011. In 2015, the Tempe packing site moved to a much bigger facility in Mesa, Arizona. They have sent food to over 70 countries in the world. Over half of FMSC volunteers are under the age of 18. Volunteers as young as 5 years old are welcome to pack, making it a fantastic way for children to help children. In 2015, more than 1 million volunteers joined FMSC to package nearly 273 million meals for children around the world. Each meal costs less than $0.25 to produce.
With the support of the Evangelism team, LFAC's first packing session as FMSC was in May 2013 and since then we have tried to do at least one session a year with around 20 volunteers per session. We have, for the most part, fully funded each session that LFAC have participated in, so not only have we brought volunteers to pack the food but we've fundraised and paid for the meals we've packed too, which is phenomenal.
Living Faith is the sponsor organization for Troop 7 of the Boy Scouts. The troop is for 6th to 12th grade boys and meets at every Monday night, (except national holidays) from 7:00 to 8:30.