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CEDARCREEKCHURCH

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ANNUAL REPORT

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The adventure begins. What God has called us to.

M I L E

Mile markers on the journey. Steps we took together.

Fuel for the mission.

How we slice the budget pie.

Venture ahead.

Where we are headed for the future.

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Life

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If we’ve learned anything over our past 25+ years as a church,

ORD

is an adventure

FROM PASTOR

it’s that God’s plans are far bigger and greater than our plans. Life is an adventure! This past year has been full of twists, turns, and unforeseen events and circumstances that formed us into the people God chose to move his mission forward at CedarCreek of introducing people to Jesus and the life-changing adventure with him! No matter what is going on in our world, people still need to be introduced to Jesus and grow in their relationship with him, and he has placed us here in the communities we serve for such a time as this.

the Snyders

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OUR MISSION NEEDS

Over this past year, we’ve been challenged with COVID disrupting our society, our lives, and many of our ministries as a church. However, it did not stop us! I’m so proud of our church! As you look through this annual report, please take some time to celebrate what we have accomplished together. Our mission needs your calling! God has so much in store for us both individually and together as a church, and I believe he’s gifted and equipped each of us to move this mission forward together.


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OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS

As we move into this next year with the confidence that the best is yet to come and God is by our side, we have opportunities for amazing impact. However, the only way to do this is if we each leverage our voices and influence in the spaces where we live and work, with the relationships God has put in our paths — each of us realizing God is calling us to more, each of us having the spiritual vision to see how God is working and moving the pieces around us on a daily basis, and each of us believing “You Matter” about every person God places around us. Every invite — every conversation — matters!

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OUR CHURCH NEEDS

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You have a role! Each of us has an important role to play, and I believe that is evident now more than ever! Let us come alongside of you to help you see how God has gifted and equipped you. If you’ve been through GrowthTrack, great — it may be good to revisit your purpose in this new season; and if you haven’t been through GrowthTrack, now is the time. There’s Kingdom work to do, and we are all called to join in the adventure. Now is the time! Together, the adventure continues!

Lead

pastor ben snyder


The mission

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THE

J O U R N E Y: Receiving God’s grace and know trusting him more every day.

GOD.

find

Engaging in authentic relationships that help FREEDOM. us get through what we’re going through. Realizing your past, personality, and discover passions all have potential with God.

PURPOSE.

make a

Using the life God has given DIFFERENCE. you to grow his family.

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C. W E L CO M E TO

CEDAR CREEK

CHURCH The CedarCreek structure for governance, ministry, and business of the church is based around our commitment to clarity, accountability, and transparency. These values have been the foundation of our structure since the beginning, and they continue to this day with our current governance and structure.

Team THE

ExecTeam — Establishes and brings alignment around CedarCreek’s mission, vision, values, strategies, and structure.

LeadershipTeam — Leads our staff and brings perspective on key organizational decisions. StaffTeam — Is committed to leading a movement of people used by God to make a difference in the communities we serve by helping every person to know they matter. DreamTeam — Believe no matter the role, we are here to help someone take a next step in the adventure God has for them.

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We are MISSION

DRI VE N We are

BET TER TOG E THE R

We take

GRO WTH PERSONALLY

We

CEL EBR AT E P R OG R E S S


The CedarCreek Board is responsible for setting the governance structure and policies by providing clear guidance and goals through written policies on expectations and limitations of the Lead Pastor. The board supports the Lead Pastor in every way while annually evaluating their performance according to church goals and metrics. It also maintains the doctrine CedarCreek operates by.

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Annual Report: Celebrates everything God has done through the life of CedarCreek Church. Shares the actual and budgeted finances for the previous and upcoming fiscal year.

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Outside Financial Review: Each year we bring in an independent outside audit firm to review all financial transactions and statements. The Board and Financial Advisory Team are provided the results, details, and any material weaknesses in internal control or other significant risks, should they exist.

The CedarCreek Board Members: (pictured from left to right)

Bill Trout Ben Snyder Steve “Hooty” Hutmacher Kathy Hoops Nate Manuel

The Financial Advisory Team helps to keep the church operationally sharp by assisting in the oversight of financial matters with the goal of preserving the financial health of CedarCreek Church. Financial Advisory Team Members: Adam Zuercher/Findlay Campus Chris Weaver/Whitehouse Campus Donna Owens/West Toledo Campus Jay Potter/West Toledo Campus Gary Moritz/Perrysburg Campus Jack Bushmeyer/Perrysburg Campus Calvin Sweeney/The Tabernacle


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Markers on the journey


Know God

GO

Mile marker one is not only where the life-changing adventure with God starts — it’s also where the adventure is sustained and completed. It doesn’t get left in the rearview mirror. It’s actually the marker for everything else on the adventure. Think of the weekend gatherings with practical teaching as base camp. We each take steps here to know God more — something about his heart, his character, who he is, and his constant invitation for us to be part of the bigger story he is writing, for today and for all eternity.

5,679 attendance (average)

219

decisions for Christ

279 baptisms

1.0 mile

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Equipping for the journey

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Through our weekend messages this past year, we’ve helped people to both know God better and to live out that authentic faith in bold ways. We offered spiritual principles to help people make the most of their summer and to find peace no matter what the world throws at us; we celebrated 25 years of relentlessly pursuing the lost and helping people take bold next steps on the spiritual journey; we talked about the division in our country and how to respond as the church; we learned what it looks like to live a blessed life and to speak only what is helpful for building others up; we talked about Jesus’ most powerful statements and what they mean for us today; we invited people to step out of the shadows at Easter, and to step into the bold, satisfying life God calls us to during The Adventure of You; and so much more! We can’t wait to see where the adventure God has us on, and the mission he has for our church, lead us next.


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Camps

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Last summer, 2020, our CedarCreek Family Ministry Camps were cancelled due to the pandemic, but this year we are back on track. Camps make a life-changing investment and impact in the Next Generation:

“Olivia was struggling at school and home. She was not plugged in at church, but about a month and a half before Fusion Camp, her mom reached out to see if there was anything we could do to help her. Because of the generosity of donors, Olivia received a scholarship allowing her to go to camp. That made such an impact on her family that they started occasionally attending on the weekends. At Fusion Camp, Olivia made really great friends. She now attends every weekend, and her family attends as well! Thanks to Fusion Camp, and the donations that allowed her to go, Olivia has a great circle of friends and is personally in a better place than she was before camp.”

355

kids camp

381

fusion camp

117

high school camp


y r o t S r u yo

Preparation and intentionality through routine habits are essential to the adventure. Reading God’s Word, praying, fasting, and even journaling our experiences along the way all add depth to our lives with God and help us see the meaning in the challenges we encounter.

MATTERS

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4,060 living it out subscribers

3,505

right now media subscribers

3,188

prayer requests submitted

362

stories shared


Travel companions

m o d e fre FINDING

We are a community of everyday people meeting together in Groups across NW Ohio and SE Michigan. We get honest about our lives in a smaller gathering where we talk, laugh, learn, serve, and grow together. Sometimes we’re driving motorcycles or playing disc golf, other times we're discussing a book of the Bible or Financial Peace University. No matter the type of Group, we share our lives and stories with each other, share Scripture, and pray together. This is often what God uses to accelerate life change on the adventure with Jesus.

420 19 64 337 total kids

students adults

2,950 247 632 2,343

total people in groups kids in groups

students in groups

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adults in groups


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projects

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attendees

Each month, Second Saturday Serves provide simple, meaningful projects that meet a tangible need to make a difference in someone’s life. From partnering with local organizations who are making an impact in under resourced neighborhoods, to landscaping for a widow, to delivering care packages to first responders, we offer help and hope as we show the world the love of Jesus.

Let’s Build Beds believes that every child deserves a bed of their own to sleep in at night, and they help children by providing a bed and empowering them to assemble it and be successful. At our April 2021 Second Saturday Serve, CedarCreek partnered with this organization and with The Tabernacle to assemble 50 beds! Two recipients were 10-year-old twin boys who were brought to the experience by their foster mom. They had a blast using power tools and spending time with supportive and fun adults… and they had a hand in building their own beds!


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CORNHOLE AXE THROWING

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CIGARS BONFIRES Sometimes we also need a longer stop – to refuel, double-check the direction we’re headed and ensure it’s with God and others. This longer stop was specifically for men on the life-changing adventure through the Men’s Event. Brian Tome was our special guest and he renewed our perspective of some of the bold, sometimes risky ways it’s necessary to move to keep following Jesus.

FOOTBALL ON THE BIG SCREEN OH, AND BRIAN TOME


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DISCOVER Moment to moment it might sound like this is an adventure for the sake of adventure, but this journey we’re on – we consider it to be THE adventure with God. We know God put us here on purpose for a purpose. Our personality, passions and place all point to our God-given purpose and how we are a part of his story. Our commitment is to provide GrowthTrack every weekend where we help others see it too. We don’t settle for safe and comfortable when we know the invitation is to go further and believe for more.

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completions


Make a difference

DREAM TEAM

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God’s dream is for more and more people to step into the life-changing adventure with him. One practical step after the next, God calls us to be a part of his dream, his team — the DreamTeam — and to live a full, wild, bold life so that his family will grow. Our goal isn’t to fill our seats with more of the already convinced. When we look into the pages of Scripture (and the truth of our own lives), we see a God who leaves the ninety-nine, who pursues at all costs, who rejoices each and every time a son or daughter comes back to the family. Our DreamTeam is committed to participating with God in this eternally significant work!

1,410

current DreamTeam


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Our shared vision of seeing every person know they matter means that in both big and small ways, we serve and help others in the communities we call home. Each July, we have our biggest Make a Difference day of the year with Serve Day, as hundreds of people step into dozens of projects across our region.

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projects

541 people

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OUTREACH


Have you ever thought about trying to find a job, get to work, buy groceries or take the kids to the doctor without a car? It’s difficult, almost impossible, without a vehicle. CedarCreek Cars, led by members of our DreamTeam, is dedicated to helping provide and maintain safe and reliable transportation for families in need. “When we received the good news about the van my kids and I were so ecstatic that the kids did a happy dance and I of course cried tears of joy and praised God for such a wonderful blessing.” — L.E.

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WE C E L E B R AT E YOUR

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When you give, you make a difference in your

life and in the lives of those impacted by CedarCreek Church. We celebrate everyone who takes a step in giving. Whether you give for the first or second time, you are a regular giver, a tither, or you give above and beyond a tithe, giving is an invitation to trust God. Giving is trusting God. Giving has an eternal return on your investment.

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64

cars repaired

4

cars gifted

912

DreamTeam hours served

Giving is a step we celebrate on the spiritual journey. At CedarCreek, we celebrate all givers: first-time givers, second-time givers, recurring givers, tithers, and legacy givers.

514

1st time givers

191

2nd time givers

3,498 total givers


COVID RELIEF

In the spring of 2020, as our region began to reel from the impact of COVID, we recognized the opportunity to rise together and be light in the midst of so much darkness. As part of our Easter 2020 experience, we committed to giving away $1 for each person who experienced the service. Almost 25,000 people tuned in, allowing us to resource three community organizations who were providing food support to people in need. Those organizations were The United Way of Hancock County, The United Way of Greater Toledo, and The Tabernacle. We also purchased $5,000 of bottled water for individuals served by Cherry Street Mission.

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The Workforce Partnership

PARTNERSHIPS The Tabernacle

We love the work The Tabernacle is doing in Toledo, and we relish opportunities to partner in making a practical impact in the name of Jesus!

Learning Centers were launched by

The Tabernacle as spaces where children received an abundance of resources to help them succeed. They were able to engage with online classes throughout the school year. Into the summer, they continued to receive tutoring and participate in enrichment from community organizations, all while knowing they were safe and cared for by an incredible staff.

Food Distribution The Tabernacle hosts two food pantries each week, providing bags of groceries to hundreds of families each month.

equips high school students to be successful as they transition into adulthood. This year, three CedarCreek locations were identified as Workforce Partnership sites. Each student who participated found summer employment, and many of those job opportunities were projects funded by CedarCreek donations (for example, the Green Team — landscapers who mow vacant lots).

Christmas Shoeboxes Christmas of 2020, CedarCreek teamed up with The Tabernacle to provide 465 shoeboxes full of toys, candy, and hygiene items to children from families who could use extra support. We were also able to donate $11,000, which provided a joy-filled Christmas to twenty families!


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PARTNERSHIPS Association of Related Churches 488 The local church is the hope of the world, so we get excited about more people being reached as new churches are planted! To help with church growth, we invest in the ARC, an association of relational churches working with church planters and church leaders to provide support, guidance and resources to launch and grow life-giving churches. ARC’s model has been proven through the launch of more than 900 churches across the U.S. and around the world, with large launch day attendance and long-term success that exceeds national averages.

Convoy of Hope

In 2020, we identified Convoy of Hope as a partner to help us make a difference in the face of disasters near and far. Convoy of Hope is a faith-based nonprofit organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, and disaster response. Financial support from CedarCreek played a role in the following impact:

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international and domestic disaster responses to date (62 in 2020)

200+

million meals delivered to communities in response to COVID-19

4.5

million individuals served in 2020

64,000+

disaster service volunteers


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GCLA Churches

MISSIONS

Working in International Missions for the global Kingdom, during a global pandemic, came with unexpected challenges, but God never stopped working through CedarCreek’s partnerships and your ongoing support. CDI After-school Programs While the CDI After-school Programs we partner with had to temporarily shut down their normal physical gatherings, they never stopped their day-to-day efforts to assist the children and their families. Instead, they used video calls to continue assisting children with school assignments and assessing family needs and shifted funds normally used for the daily lunches, school supplies, and school uniforms toward things like providing and delivering food for entire families who were unable to earn money due to pandemic restrictions. Plans are being made to relaunch the CDI's physical gatherings, and the CDI staff are so thankful to sponsors and other donors who make their work possible. They were also able to open two new CDI after-school programs in Olanchito and Valle De Angeles, Honduras, thanks to CedarCreek’s Legacy DreamTeam.

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Total Health Medical Clinics continued to see patients in the early part of the pandemic and transitioned to seeing patients digitally when possible. As protective medical equipment become available, Total Health staff have started to see more patients in person. Thanks to CedarCreek’s Legacy Team, we were able to send a medical mission team to Central America and open a new Total Health Medical Clinic in Valle De Angeles, Honduras.

During the pandemic, the region around San Pedro Sula, Honduras, was also hit by two devastating hurricanes, only two weeks apart from each other. The region's local GCLA church was at the forefront of rescuing people from the heavy flooding and providing food and temporary shelter for those affected. Thanks to the ongoing generosity of our local church attenders, CedarCreek was able to assist our GCLA partners in Central America this year with $30,000 in hurricane relief funds and over $6,000 in basic video and audio equipment for digital services and local CDI outreach programs. A new multisite location for the church in La Ceiba, Honduras, will be ready to open when the pandemic allows, thanks in part to funds provided by CedarCreek.


AND THE PREACH-OFF

Easter

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THE THREE BIGGEST WEEKENDS

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2020-2021

Budget

(HOW WE ENDED THIS PAST YEAR) 2020-2021

2020-2021

Budget

Actual Total

$9,654,000

$9,950,914

Total - Ministry Programming

$2,175,800

$1,943,104

Total - Ministry Environments

$2,189,476

$2,553,522

Total - Ministry Teams

$4,978,000

$4,608,035

$310,724

$846,253

$9,654,000

$9,950,914

Income

Total Giving Giving Allocation

Total - Margin Total Giving Allocation

CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS: Ministry Programming - Our tools we use to do ministry Ministry Environments - Our spaces we use to do ministry

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Ministry Teams - Our greatest asset, our people who serve our communities Margin - Our reserve for the special opportunities God provides

Stewardship – the job of supervising or taking care of something, such as an organization or property. We are passionate about responsible stewardship of the church’s resources. We want to make sure the church’s resources are utilized for maximum Kingdom impact. That Kingdom impact perspective is not only for today (short term), but also for tomorrow (long term). Our goal is to make sure the business of the church doesn’t hold back the ministry of the church. Here’s how we put the generosity of CedarCreek Church to work.

19.5%

25.7%

MINISTRY ENVIRONMENTS

MINISTRY PROGRAMMING

8.5% MARGIN

46.3% MINISTRY TEAMS


2021-2022

Budget

(HOW WE ARE OPERATING THIS YEAR) 2019 - 2020

2020 - 2021

2021-2022

Actual Total

Actual Total

Budget

$9,936,575

$9,950,914

$9,900,000

Total - Ministry Programming

$1,979,280

$1,943,104

$2,258,500

Total - Ministry Environments

$2,244,977

$2,553,522

$2,145,000

Total - Ministry Teams

$4,779,054

$4,608,035

$5, 115,000

$933,264

$846,253

$381,500

$9,936,575

$9,950,914

$9,900,000

Income Total Giving Giving Allocation

Total - Margin Total Giving Allocation

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Allocation

GIVING $10.0

MILLIONS

$8.0

$6.0

$4.0

19.9%

19.5%

22.8%

22.6%

25.7%

21.7%

48.1%

46.3%

51.7%

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Ministry Programming = 15-25% Ministry Environments = 15-25% Ministry Teams = 45-55% Margin = 5-10%

% of Total Ministry Programming % of Total Ministry Environments % of Total Ministry Teams

$2.0

$0

Multi-Site Church Benchmark Percentages:

9.4% 2019-2020 Actual Total

8.5% 2020-2021 Actual Total

3.9% 2021-2022 Budget

% of Total Margin


L E G A C Y In 2019, we launched a new DreamTeam called the Legacy Team for those with the spiritual gift of giving. The Legacy Team is about connecting people with the gift of giving to their Kingdom purpose through the local church. Since that time, over $225,000 has been given to fully or partially fund thirteen Legacy Team Projects.

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Eleven Fully Funded Projects! Projects Legacy Lane: • Broadcast Upgrades and LED Wall in the Perrysburg Campus Auditorium Next Gen Legacy Lane: • Kids Space Redesign at the Perrysburg Campus • Launch of a Kids Event • Gaga Ball Pits at the Oregon and South Toledo Campuses Local Outreach Legacy Lane: (in partnership with The Tabernacle) • After-School Tutoring Program • Summer Bridge Program • Learn-to-Earn Program • Outside Event Inflatables International Outreach Legacy Lane: • New Medical Clinic in Valley of the Angels outside of Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras • Two UTMC Global Health Project Medical Mission Team Trips • New Children’s After-School Program in San Jose, Costa Rica


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e r u t n e Adv AHEAD

We still have an unflinching resolve to the same mission. We believe God placed all of us here for this very season. We will continue to be courageous. We will continue to try fresh methods to reach new people. We are convinced that the local church is the hope of the world!

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We realize that what got us here may not be where God is taking us next, but we are up for the adventure.


This 32

YEAR

We are positioned to: • Continue to reach our communities with creative courage and fresh marketing. • Increase our digital engagement more than ever before. • Leverage physical locations by: – Upgrading our Kids’ spaces – Evaluating permanent facility options for our West Toledo and Findlay Campuses – Exploring new campus locations in new communities (i.e. Cleveland, Lima, etc.) • Open a CedarCreek DreamCenter to serve our community in new and exciting ways. • Lean into topics impacting our world. • Organize specific events to help build community and help people take next steps on the life-changing adventure. • Equip people to discover their purpose with new and exciting updates to GrowthTrack. • Celebrate more life change stories than ever before.

• Make sure each and every person knows “YOU MATTER!”


GOD HAS DONE SO M U C H I N U S A N D T H R O U G H U S, B U T

t s e B e h t

IS YET TO COME! Don’t sit on the sidelines. Venture ahead. Let’s go!

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