THEN HE SAID TO HIS DISCIPLES,
"THE HARVEST IS PLENTIFUL
BUT THE WORKERS ARE FEW.
ASK THE LORD OF THE HARVEST
THEREFORE, TO SEND OUT
INTO HIS HARVEST FIELD."
FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 2012 ANNUAL REPORT
TABLE OF CONTENTS
FROM OUR PASTORS To Our Church Members, Past and Present, as well as Friends of CFC: With the increase of post-graduates living in the community, the number of children attending our church also continues to increase. In addition to being a church with many different age groups, we also have a diversity of ethnicities, with over twenty different ethno-linguistic groups represented at CFC. Although the demographics of the church have changed, through the preaching of God’s Word and prayer, God continues to minister to the members of CFC.
When Covenant Fellowship Church began twentytwo years ago, God planted within the heart of Pastor Min the vision of the church, to produce workers for the kingdom of God (Matthew 9:37-38). It is with this vision that God has been working in the members of CFC but also through the members of CFC to become workers for God. As we reflect back on 2012, we can see how God has been working faithfully in the members of CFC. Although the church has been in the same location since 1990, the demographics of CFC membership have changed since it first began. Many more out-of-state and international students can be found attending small groups and other church events as the admission of these students has increased at the University of Illinois (20% of the University’s student body is comprised of international students). The number of non-university students also continues to grow as post-graduates settle down in the community to work and build their families.
God has also been working through the members of CFC to share His love with the world. Whether it has been through events such as the New Student Week Picnic or the Summer Festival, programs such as the Summer Missions Program, or ministries such as International Student Connections, we are doing our best to share God’s love with the world. It is our hope and prayer that CFC will be a church that will serve and love the Lord maximally, so that God will be maximally glorified in and through our lives. We desire for every day we live to be the day that we love Jesus the most. Difficulties may come along the way, but through the Word and prayer, we fix our eyes on the One who is and always will be faithful. May God be praised!
Raising Workers for His Kingdom, The CFC Pastoral Staff
2 PASTORS' LETTER 3 LEADERSHIP INFO 4 DEMOGRAPHICS 5 ATTENDANCE 6-7 EDUCATION PROGRAMS
leadership info CURRENT STAFF
Dr. Min J. Chung, Senior Pastor
Rev. John Chong, Associate Pastor Missions / ABEL & AFM Areas Pastor Jim Han, Assistant Pastor Rev. David Kang, Associate Pastor Administration / CRH Area Rev. Kevin (KJ) Kim, Associate Pastor Education / FAR/PAR Area Pastor Sean Lee, Assistant Pastor Creative Arts / ISR Area Tony Thomas, Intern Ethnic Ministries
8-9 SMALL GROUP COMMUNITIES 10-11 MISSIONS SUPPORT 12-13 SMP / SUMMER SCHOOL 14 FINANCE SUMMARY 15 MISCELLANEOUS
Tasia Bradley Ester Cha Mary Cha April Cho Jinny Cho * Steve Choi * Selah Hong (Spring) Itch Hung Alex Joe Susan Jung (Spring/Summer) Charles Kim * John Kim
Taewoo Kim Yoshi Kita (Spring) Mimi Kwak * Jae Lee (Spring) * John Sooho Lee Jong Tae Park * June Park Sae Han Park Grace Ro Danny Tang * Jooho Yoon (Spring)
Tasia Bradley Ester Cha Mary Cha April Cho Jinny Cho * Sarah Choi Steve Choi * Peter Simon Hahn * Itch Hung Alex Joe Charles Kim * John Kim Taewoo Kim
Mimi Kwak * John Sooho Lee Sharon Lee Lauren Ma Linn Min * Jong Tae Park * June Park Sae Han Park Grace Ro Phil Su * Hannah Yeam Jisoo Yoon Fei Zhao
* Indicates Officer Meeting Attendee
MINISTRIES Resource Ministries
AUDIO RESOURCES Haley Mui BOOK TABLE Sae Han Park FOOD - Steffi Chang HOSPITALITY Mimi Kwak PIANO - Grace Ro SET UP - Andrew Kim SPECIAL PRAISE Travis Mui TYPING & EDITING Linn Min VIDEO SETUP Soomin Hyun VISITORS - Tasia Bradley WELCOMING Nadine Rong
FAMILY - Phil Su
HEALTH PROFESSIONALS FELLOWSHIP Dr. Harold Yoon
WORSHIP Dae Woung Kang
DECOR - Aileen Moon DESIGN - Judy Lee DRAMA - Jon George MUSTARD SEEDS - Itch Hung PHOTOGRAPHY - Dan Lee VIDEO - Soomin Hyun
YOUNG ADULT Charles Kim
FINANCE - Ester Cha MISSIONS - Steve Choi, Jong Tae Park
NURSERY - Yun Jung Yi SUNDAY SCHOOL Jinny Cho, Tiffany Jon YOUTH GROUP - Joe Tek Yun
INDIAN CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP - Tony Thomas INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CONNECTIONS Natalie Mullen JAPANESE HANG OUT PLACE - Yoshi Kita KOREAN BIBLE STUDY Elizabeth Ohr
SUMMER SCHOOL - Paul Han
LIGHT - FILIPINO BIBLE STUDY Francesca Paras
SUMMER MISSIONS PROGRAM - June Park
TAIWANESE INVESTIGATIVE BIBLE STUDY - Matt Lee
69.1% 18-22 yrs 60% undergrad
677 625 506 543
4.9% 28-32 yrs
Throughout the year, CFC has a number of events and meetings which are geared towards strengthening and training up its members to become Kingdom workers in both their present and future callings. Being in Urbana-Champaign, the church cycle follows the academic (August– May) and summer (June–August) school schedules. The chart below reflects participation in various church-wide events during 2012.
2.1% 33<x yrs
WEEKLY MEETING ATTENDANCE 686
9.2% x<17 yrs
demographics* *unless specified, these numbers were derived from the fall 2012 cfc census
14.6% 23-27 yrs 0
SPECIAL EVENTS ATTENDANCE winter retreat
spring variety show easter baptism
6% Comm. Health 5% Comp. Sci
5% Business 31% Engineering 7% Psychology
TOP 10 MAJORS 9% Teaching/Education
Top 5 Careers Teaching (29%) Engineering (25%) Business (21%) Medicine (16%) Social Work (9%)
mini olympics revival
lock-in (fall) 0
how to survive
10% Science 8% Medicine
186 166 185
education programs No longer just students ranging from ages 18-24, our congregation now consists of a number of newborns and toddlers on up. CFC provides programs starting from Nursery (ages 1-3), Sunday School (grades Pre-School – 5th) and Youth Group (Junior and Senior High School) that meet concurrently with the 12:30PM adult Lord’s Day services. The aim of these ministries is to provide a safe and Christcentered environment in order to plant seeds of faith through weekly meetings and teacher-student interactions.
SPECIAL BIBLE STUDIES HEART MOTIVES I & II (UTS) Dr. Min J. Chung MARKETPLACE BIBLE STUDY Dr. Min J. Chung SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY I & II Rev. John Chong APOLOGETICS - Rev. David Kang EVANGELISM - Pastor Sean Lee MISSIONS - Pastor Sean Lee UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE Charles Kim GLOBAL MISSION WORKFORCE Steve Choi & JT Park
Contact Person: Joe Tek Yun Location: English Building (University of Illinois campus) 12 volunteers 27 Students The vision of the CFC youth group is aligned with the church vision of raising kingdom workers to serve Christ in this generation. The youth group ministers to students from grades 6 to 12. The schedule includes weekly Sunday service, Friday night activities (consisting of games, seminars and/or prayer meetings), fellowship hang-outs every month, and main retreats/events throughout the year.
Contact Persons: Jinny Cho, Tiffany Jon Location: University YMCA (Wright & Chalmers) 21 volunteers 44 students
2012 CALENDAR JAN
The Sunday School ministry focuses on introducing Scriptural knowledge and its application to children. The aim is to make worship and Biblical messages accessible for young minds from ages 3-11 years old. The weekly schedule includes Worship (primary and upper elementary) and Bible Study according to grade levels each Sunday during the 12:30PM service.
13-14 Family Retreat NURSERY
27 Family Service
6-9 J-Gen Retreat 16 Parent-Teacher Dinner/Meeting
3 Bowling Fundraiser 21-24 Winter Retreat
Contact Persons: Yun Jung Yi, Sarah Lee Location: Same as the 12:30PM service location (unless otherwise noted) 8 volunteers 9 students (as of Dec. 2012) The Nursery ministry provides care for one- to twoyear-old children during the 12:30PM service on Sundays when there are 2 services. During this time, the children eat lunch and have play time. The twoyear-old children also have “Story Time,” which is a short worship time with a Bible lesson, prayer, songs, and an activity/craft.
small group communities
SMALL GROUP DISTRIBUTION BY AREAS
26% Ethnic/ISC 16% CRH
ALLEN, BUSEYEVANS, LINCOLN AVE RESIDENCE HALLS
CHAMPAIGN RESIDENCE HALLS
FLORIDA AVE RESIDENCE HALLS PENNSYLVANIA AVE RESIDENCE HALLS
ILLINOIS STREET RESIDENCE HALLS
Rev. David Kang 12 groups 27 leaders 158 members
Rev. Kevin J. Kim 17 groups 47 leaders 192 members
Pastor Sean Lee 11 groups 27 leaders 106 members
ADULT & FAMILY MINISTRY
Rev. John Chong 8 groups 31 leaders 188 members
ETHNIC MINISTRIES/ INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CONNECTIONS Rev. John Chong Tony Thomas 10 groups 31 leaders 272 members
1,171 PEOPLE IN SMALL GROUPS 20% FAR PAR
Rev. John Chong 7 groups 17 leaders 75 members
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CONNECTIONS (ISC) Natalie Mullen / 20 Leaders / 175* members *includes both program participants & ministry volunteers
ETHNIC MINISTRIES Indian Christian Fellowship (ICF) Tony Thomas / 4 Leaders / 50 members Korean Bible Study (KOBS) Elizabeth Ohr / 4 Leaders / 24 members Taiwanese Investigative Bible Study (TIBS) Matt Lee / 3 Leaders / 23 members The membership of ISC and Ethnic Ministries shown here consists of members who are part of a weekly bible study and/or have attended separate outreach events hosted by the ministries.
DEMOGRAPHICS: RACE/ETHNICITY Korean
26 24 16 10 10 5 25
Japanese Multi-Racial African-American Filipino/a Vietnamese Other* 0
Afghani Argentinian Assyrian Bangladeshi Brazilian Burmese Egyptian French
Hong Kong Indonesian Iranian Laotian Latino Singaporean Thai Turkish 400
MISSIONS SUPPORTED BY CFC The vision of CFC is Matthew 9:37-38, to produce Kingdom workers. To this end, we partner with a number of workers by supporting them through prayer and finances. Listed below are various seminarians, ministries, and missionaries CFC supports.
NORTH AMERICA Aaron and Julie Otis (Ucluelet, BC Canada) Global Partners USA KIM-NET * KOSTA *
Biblical Theological Seminary (PA)
EMA Rev. Young Dae Kim (Korea)
Grace Christian Fellowship Pastor I.J. Kim (VA) *
Global Partners Rev. Yong Joong Cho (Korea)
Mission to North America Rev. Henry Koh
SIM Rev. Kyung Sul and Hye Won Kim (Korea) SEED International Rev. Man Sook and Esther Kang (Japan)
The Redemption Church Rev. Jong Park (IL) * Restoration Community Church Rev. Brian Park (IL) Campus Crusade for Christ UnChong and Scott Burkey (IL) * Urbana Theological Seminary (IL) *
WEST USA Dr. Peter & Joann Kim (AZ) OC International Rev. Daniel Oh (CO) *
Covenant Life Church Rev. Jung Lee (MN) * Harvest Church of Madison Rev. Paul Chi (WI) *
MIDDLE EAST AFRICA
SOUTHEAST ASIA 19 missionaries
Holistic Missions Rev. Eun Yong Lee (Africa) * Rev. Paul Kwang Suk Park (West Africa) EMA Rev. Jong Ahn (Burundi) EMA Rev. Jong Pyo Im (Kenya) Nairobi Baptist Church Gebre Ighzabiher Kahsai (Kenya) EMA Eun Bin Koh (Kenya) EMA Sook Ja Suh (Kenya)
missions: smp & summer school
THAILAND MEDICAL TEAM
KENYA TEACHERS TEAM
SUMMER MISSIONS PROGRAM
March 17-27 Team Facilitator: Harold Yoon 9 participants
July 26 – August 7 4 participants
In addition to supporting people serving as full-time workers overseas, CFC also participates in the Great Commission by sending out short-term teams in the summer. Participants began preparing for SMP in February 2012, learning about the culture, raising support, and most importantly, laying a foundation of prayer. Administration Team: Rev. John Chong, Pastor Sean Lee, Yoshi Kita (Admin), Mary Cha (Finances), June Park, Sooho Lee 27 participants 5 volunteers
ETHIOPIA June 12 – July 12 Team Leaders: Rev. John Chong, Rev. David Kang 12 participants Our team was invited to many churches throughout 4 districts in Ethiopia, as we partnered up with local pastors and missionaries for outreach ministries through house to house evangelism and children's ministries (VBS). Our team leaders also led Pastors Training Conferences in each district, in which over 200 hundred area pastors were in attendance. One of the many highlights of the trip included the opportunities we had to join the nationals in Mountain Prayer Meetings. The first mountain we climbed was Mt. Didaye, where we had a great time with over 10 thousand Ethiopian believers in prayer for their nation. Our prayers continue today for the empowerment of the churches of Ethiopia to bless their nation and beyond.
SMP FINANCE SUMMARY Income Donations Received Ethiopia $37,871.00 Japan $42,451.04 Program - General $380 Easter Dinner $5,390.57 Program Fees $1,000.00 TOTAL INCOME $87,092.61
Expenses Team Expenses Ethiopia $38,470.63 Japan $36,800.42 Program Expenses $4,796.25 TOTAL EXPENSES $80,067.30
The Thailand Medical Team joined with Dr. Bob Shim in ministering a remote island located in southern Thailand, providing primary medical care. The team consisted of three doctors, two nurses, and three support staff. The island of Koh Yao is almost 100% Muslim, and there is virtually no healthcare access. During our time there we saw 600 patients and also ministered to spiritual needs. We were also able to meet Missionary Milo Cho and his family in Bangkok. We learned about his ministry and also the spiritual environment in the capital city. The team would like to praise God for His love for the Thai and also for our opportunity to take part in His work there.
The Kenya Teachers Team was able to fundraise and bring 100 copies of the Kenyan national curriculum for early childhood education along with 100 copies of the Jesus Storybook Bible for each of the schools that are associated with HMAN. We conducted a week long training teaching them how to use the Jesus Storybook Bible, how to plan using their own Kenyan curriculum, and what it means to be a teacher for the Lord. God moved throughout the week casting future vision as we return in 2013 to continue the work. He also used the talents of the team members who went, to minister to, help, and develop the Kenyan teachers throughout our time in Nairobi, Kenya.
JAPAN June 7 – July 10 Team Leader: Pastor Sean Lee 15 participants Our team partnered with J-House in Osaka by going to three college campuses, befriending students, engaging them with the Gospel, and then connecting them to the local church. We also had an opportunity to visit a ministry to the homeless and pray for the people there. It was exciting to see many students hear the Gospel, enter a church for the first time, and be committed to learning more about Jesus. Praise the Lord for all the support!
SUMMER SCHOOL From our humble beginnings with a small group of Sunday School students, CFC Summer School has expanded into a five-week program, which includes many children from the community as well. We continue to strive for a quality program (four week academic and one week VBS curriculum) through which we actively participate in domestic missions. Our purpose is teach and train all attending children the Gospel to ultimately impact generations to come.
SUMMER SCHOOL FINANCE SUMMARY Income $35,335.19 Expenses $48,090.11 Outgoing Donations
June 18-July 20 (Training Week: June 11-15) Overseeing Administration: Paul Han, Sooho Lee, Alex Joe, Sarah Choi, Jon Ahn (Finances) [Pastor KJ, who is the education pastor, also worked closely with us]
23 teachers 45 volunteers 96 children
finance summary INCOME
General Operations $20,846.76 $732,421.58 $39,206.72 $792,475.06
Other Accounts Summer School SMP Reserve Building
$35,335.19 $87,092.61 $2,984.37 $11.25
1% Reserve 1% Building 9% SMP 4% Summer School 4% Other Income 2% Donations
TOTAL INCOME $917,898.48 80% Tithes/Offering
6% Summer School
Operations Fees IT Printing & Reproduction Equipment & Inventory Event Costs External Event Costs Education Facilities Rentals Property Transportation Total Operations
$524.44 $525.73 $4,945.81 $11,772.09 $27,023.06 $2,907.89 $730.86 $76,874.99 $57,464.98 $23,288.66 $206,058.51
Personnel Payroll Expenses Loan Repayment Education Insurance Salaries Taxes Total Payroll Expenses Pastoral Expenses - Other Total Personnel
$14,323.52 $28,380.00 $75,450.75 $197,933.81 $5,966.52 $322,054.60 $10,403.18 $332,457.78
Missions Domestic Once Domestic Regular Overseas Once Overseas Regular Mercy Seminarian Support Total Missions
$23,200.00 $92,400.00 $30,867.00 $27,300.00 $4,000.00 $5,410.00 $183,177.00
In 2012 we had the privilege as a church to partner with Samaritan’s Purse’s program Operation Christmas Child. We raised 118 shoebox presents that were handed all over the world to children in need and helped spread the Gospel message.
Giving Donations Tithes/Offering Other Income Total General Operations
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
TOTAL EXPENSE $850,991.15
Summer School SMP Mercy
$48,582.30 $80,067.30 $648.26
Total Expense Total Income
statement of faith WE BELIEVE... ... the Scriptures, Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original manuscripts, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the Divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.
... that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only those who receive Jesus Christ through faith and repentance become children of God.
... in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
... that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed by the church during that present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation.
... that Jesus Christ is the true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins, arose bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of God the Father; He is our High Priest and Advocate. ... that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore totally lost, unable to save himself, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can he obtain salvation and eternal life. ... that only those whom God calls in His grace, through no choice of their own, will express faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
... that the true Church is composed of all regenerated believers who are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the Head. ... in the personal and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this hope has a vital bearing on the present personal life and service of the believer. ... in the bodily resurrection of the dead, of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.
39% Personnel -14-
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