Annual Report 2018
5 services were held each week between our Upper Valley campus and our Spring Hill campus
Average weekly attendance - 914Spring Hill campus launched an evening service on Wednesday, August 22.
37 Red Chair Teams provided leadership and guidance for our church family. For a complete list of Red Chair Teams and Leaders, see below.
65 new First Steps Discipling Relationships were formed
We offered the following NewU Classes:
Financial Peace University (offered twice) – 30 people
Israel - 32 people
Greatest Chapters of the Bible - 15 people
Red Chair Leadership (offered twice) - 40 people
Invisible World - 27 people
Worldview - 25 people
LIFE Groups in the spring semester with about 34 people who committed to encouraging, connecting to, and loving one another. They studied "When Helping Hurts" together and then put those principles into practice.
We hosted a block party on August 5 in the Spring Hill neighborhood for 1400 of our neighbors. This fun event allows us to connect with more of our neighbors each year than anything else we do.
We partnered with first-responders to serve food as well as provide games, crafts, and entertainment for a neighborhood block party at the Johnny Lytle police sub-station.
The Food Pantry provided food and clothing to those in need every 2nd and 4th Saturday from our Upper Valley campus. Groceries and clothing were provided to about 2,800 families and approximately 5,300 meals were served.
The house directly adjacent to the Spring Hill campus was purchased. Plans are underway to level the house and re-purpose the land for some additional parking, green space for connection programming, as well as a community garden.
Champion City Sports, Dance, and Fitness offered new programs and was able to expand some existing programs (see below)
The Family Ministry Team organized events and launched new ministry opportunities throughout the year (see below)
We worked with local officials on development of a Recording Academy for high risk teens.
We trained and equipped 75 volunteer on worship and production teams.
We partnered with other local churches to continue support of Celebrate Recovery to provide a safe, healthy Christian environment for recovery from hurts, habits, and hang-ups.
450 people experienced Taste of Missions featuring foods from around the world, special activities for the kids, guest speakers Friedrich and Nancy Lueckhof from the Philippines, uplifting worship, Parade of Nations, and 30 ministry displays.
New ministry partners, Tim and Barbara-Lee Glessner who are serving in Puebla, Mexico. Seeing a need, they moved into a neighborhood with very little Gospel presence to minister to the people living there. The Glessners have planted a church in that neighborhood, conduct Bible studies, and offer leadership training and discipleship programs for their neighbors.
International mission trips were taken to serve in the Philippines and in Russia.
A group went on an educational sight-seeing trip to Israel to experience the Holy Land.