'I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and you gave me a room, I was shivering and you gave me clothes, I was sick and you stopped to visit,
I was in prison and you came to me.’
Then those ‘sheep’ are going to say, ‘Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?’ Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me— you did it to me.’ (Matthew 25:35-40 MSG)
The Phoenix Ministry is the community service and outreach arm of IFC. The Phoenix Ministry provides food, clothing, and survival kits to the most vulnerable and underserved persons living in the Bay Area including but not limited to the following groups: homeless, food insecure, and low-income families.
In addition to tangible goods, the Phoenix Ministry offers (i) spiritual support to persons requesting prayer and a deeper relationship with God through salvation and fellowship opportunities with IFC, and (ii) referrals to social services and community-based organizations tailored to an individual's stated or demonstrated need.