Into our city and the world.

Outreach Ministries at Illuminate

Illuminate International

"Illuminate International" exists to equip and mobilize our church to make Christ known among the nations. Immediately before ascending back into heaven, Jesus commissioned His disciples one final time. He said:

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." (Acts 1:8, ESV)

As followers of Christ, we are empowered by the Holy Spirit to make Him known among every tribe, tongue, people, and nation. This includes reaching the nations overseas and here locally.                                        


Heart for Our City

“Heart For Our City” is the local outreach ministry at Illuminate. We exist to fulfill the call to bring compassion, justice and the gospel to those in need. We pursue meaningful serving opportunities where families, small groups, and the Illuminate community can engage together to demonstrate Christian love by meeting needs, standing against injustice, and bringing hope to those in our community.

First things first. By meeting basic needs we find more openness to meeting relational, emotional, and spiritual needs. We build bridges by attending to the essentials like food, water, shelter and dignity. We want to be the hands and feet of Jesus while proclaiming His gospel. 

You can get involved with the local ministries we are partnered with!



CarePortal connects local churches to hurting families. Invest in our community - help local children and families in crisis. 
Point Person: Tina Poole -

House of refuge:

Provides supportive services and transitional housing to homeless families. 
Contact: Julie -


Join the fight against hunger and homelessness in Phoenix.
Contact: Yadira -


Interested in serving our city? Here's a list of people from our church who are currently involved. Contact them as God lays it on your heart to serve:

Public School Ministry (Teach One to Lead One) // Blake Sutton:
Prison Ministry // Bob Farrell:
Foster Care/ Adoption // Kyle & Laura Marr:
Poverty Transformation // Rob Erickson: 
Ministering to Your Neighborhood // Scott Martin:


For more info or for help with coordinating your community group to serve, contact:

Pastor of Outreach, Scott Martin //