Mercy Ministries exists to be a bridge to engage members of the Santa Barbara Vineyar Church with the community in which they live. Our hearts are to develop ministries of outreach that extend beyond the church building and engage the lost in their own cultural environment. This ministry exists to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our neighbors who are poor or are in seasons of hardship in order to bring them into their full destiny in Christ Jesus.

“Our outreach shouldn’t be a relationally distant giving that looks like modern welfare. It’s not enough to just give our things, we need to also give of ourselves and our time. Our giving is the avenue with which we connect people to God and people to other people and thereby we fulfill the Great Commission."     - Kris Griffin

Matthew 25:34-36 “Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.  For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,  I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”