Loving Refugees

“I was hungry and you gave me food,

I was thirsty and you gave me drink,

I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”

– Jesus (Matthew 25:35)


The Bible has a lot to say about caring for ‘the stranger’. As a church family, we strive to live generously by using our time, skills and resources to bless and serve our community and to live as the hands and feet of Jesus. Today, as refugees continue to find their new home in Phoenix, we are working to support and serve alongside local agencies, partners and churches in these efforts.

Learning About Refugee Resettlement

One of the key ways DSBC discerns how to best serve our community is through key partnerships. Recently, Pastor Caleb had the opportunity to interview Mary Kaech, Executive Director of Phoenix Refugee Connections, to help us get a better picture of what refugees experience during resettlement, how the U.S. government works with organizations and how churches and individuals can help their refugee neighbors. Check out the interview below.

Refugee Ministry Workshop – September 25th

If you are looking for opportunities to serve, our recommended next step is to participate in the Refugee Ministry Workshop on Saturday, October 2. Click here to register.


Serve or Donate to Partner Organizations

Gathering Humanity
Gathering Humanity prepares and provides meals, sets up apartments and manages a warehouse of donated items. For a list of requested items to donate (and not to donate) click here.

Phoenix Refugee Connections
Phoenix Refugee Connections equips Christians across Phoenix to love their refugee neighbors. PRC provided a helpful list of ways to educate yourself as well as a quick list of ways to volunteer here.

International Rescue Committee in Phoenix
The International Rescue Committee provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in America.

We Welcome Refugees
WWR is building a community of advocates who choose welcome above all else.

The Welcome to America Project celebrates refugees and accelerates their self-sufficiency by providing personal, meaningful welcomes and continued connections. We share transportation, technology and transformational resources to enhance success, so that refugees do not just resettle in our country, they find community and flourish.