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Love. Grow. Reach Out.

Gospel Community Church Annual Report 2012

Chris Devlin


Contents Introduction & Thanks .............................................................................................................................. 5 The Mission ................................................................................................................................................. 5 Giving Summary ........................................................................................................................................ 6 Ministry Expense Summary ..................................................................................................................... 7 Internal Ministries .................................................................................................................................... 11 Salaries ................................................................................................................................................... 12 Facility ................................................................................................................................................... 13 Fellowship ............................................................................................................................................. 13 Administrative...................................................................................................................................... 14 Honorariums......................................................................................................................................... 14 Discipleship........................................................................................................................................... 14 External Ministries ................................................................................................................................... 15 Global Missions - Short ....................................................................................................................... 16 Global Missions - Long........................................................................................................................ 16 Local Missions ...................................................................................................................................... 16 Local Needs........................................................................................................................................... 17 Administrative Ministries ................................................................................................................... 17 Setup & Tear Down ......................................................................................................................... 17 Connection ........................................................................................................................................ 17 Media, Sound, Sunday Morning Worship Service ...................................................................... 17 Accounting ........................................................................................................................................ 18 Web Design ....................................................................................................................................... 18 Discipleship Ministries ........................................................................................................................ 18 Hospitality/Prayer Team ................................................................................................................. 18 Worship Service................................................................................................................................ 18 Nursery/Toddlers ............................................................................................................................. 19 Children’s Ministry .......................................................................................................................... 19 Community Group .......................................................................................................................... 19


Outreach Ministries ............................................................................................................................. 19 Saturday Serve .................................................................................................................................. 19 Downtown Bible Studies................................................................................................................. 19 Re-Entry Dinner ............................................................................................................................... 20 Good News Club .............................................................................................................................. 20 Global Missions ................................................................................................................................ 20 MomsLife .......................................................................................................................................... 20


Tables Table 4: Salaries ........................................................................................................................................ 12 Table 5: Facility Costs .............................................................................................................................. 13 Table 6: Fellowship Costs........................................................................................................................ 13 Table 7: Administrative Costs ................................................................................................................ 14 Table 8: Honorariums .............................................................................................................................. 14 Table 8: Discipleship ................................................................................................................................ 14 Table 9: Global Missions - Short............................................................................................................. 16 Table 9: Global Missions ......................................................................................................................... 16 Table 10: Local Missions.......................................................................................................................... 16 Table 12: Local Needs .............................................................................................................................. 17

Figures Figure 2: 2012 Internal vs. External Spending........................................................................................ 8 Figure 2: 2011 Internal vs. External Spending........................................................................................ 8 Figure 3: 2011 Overall Expense Summary .............................................................................................. 9 Figure 3: 2010 Overall Expense Summary ............................................................................................ 10 Figure 4: 2012 Internal Expense Summary ........................................................................................... 11 Figure 4: 2011 Internal Expense Summary ........................................................................................... 12 Figure 5: External Expense Summary ................................................................................................... 15


Introduction & Thanks “For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body - Jews or Greeks, slaves or free-and all were made to drink of one Spirit. For the body does not consist of one member but of many.” Romans 12:12-14

Contributions to the mission of Gospel Community Church have come in many forms – some have volunteered their time, some have volunteered their talents, and others have offered their finances. It is a privilege to be a part of this body of believers and to strive side by side in our various roles for the advancement of the gospel. Often times those actively involved in ministry receive thanks and appreciation from those whom they serve and encouragement from those whom they serve with. However, those that are unable to attend our service projects and outreach programs are many times hard at work performing nine to five jobs. Our annual report is intended to thank those that have contributed their hard earned finances throughout the year by sacrificing part of their time and effort that was spent in the office or on the job. Your financial contributions represent hours spent working in the service of Christ and we appreciate your participation in the gospel. Thank you for your generous donations and helping us advance the kingdom of God.

The Mission “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20

All our efforts at Gospel Community Church are focused on bringing glory to God the Father and being faithful to the commandment to create disciples in the name of Jesus Christ. These efforts include our time and energy as well as your financial contributions. It is important to us we are 100% transparent in how we allocate your contributions to the work of Jesus Christ and for that reason we attempt to disclose all information regarding how your generous donations have been spent throughout this fiscal year. Each contribution was spent in accordance with our churches vision to love God, grow together in Christ, and reach out with the love of Christ.


Giving Summary “But as you excel in everything – in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you – see that you excel in this act of grace also. I say this not as a command, but to prove by the earnestness of others that your love also is genuine.” 2 Corinthians 8:7-8

In 2012, we had contributions from 181 different individuals and families compared to 83 in 2011 and 49 in 2010. We break down the giving into three categories – tithes, donations, and other. The tithes include regular contributions from our church family on a weekly or monthly basis received on Sunday mornings. This dollar amount is what we use to plan and budget our church ministries. Donations we classify as irregular one-time contributions and other income includes some receipts received through Paypal and monies specifically raised for short term missions trips.

The monthly 2011 and 2010 contributions from tithes, donations, and other are see in Table 1 and 2, respectively. The total giving received by Gospel Community Church in 2012 was $235,958 compared to $139,948 in 2011. Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Total Monthly Average

Tithe Donation Other Total $11,264.39 $8,960.00 $0.00 $20,224.39 $12,864.72 $6,292.28 $0.00 $19,157.00 $12,219.70 $8,810.50 $0.00 $21,030.20 $11,854.09 $2,070.00 $0.00 $13,924.09 $14,466.09 $1,340.00 $0.00 $15,806.09 $10,289.06 $7,476.68 $0.00 $17,765.74 $11,688.89 $5,703.92 $494.00 $17,886.81 $17,389.59 $1,560.00 $1,540.00 $20,489.59 $21,347.19 $30.00 $2,415.22 $23,792.41 $23,090.82 $485.00 $0.00 $23,575.82 $15,273.76 $5,032.41 $0.00 $20,306.17 $18,600.14 $3,400.00 $0.00 $22,000.14 $180,348.44 $51,160.79 $4,449.22 $235,958.45 $15,029.04 $4,263.40 $370.77 $19,663.20 Table 1: 2012 Monthly Giving


Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Total Monthly Average

Total Tithe Donation Other $13,401.00 $5,851.00 $250.00 $7,300.00 $15,496.25 $4,524.25 $1,500.00 $9,472.00 $13,199.60 $7,009.60 $200.00 $5,990.00 $7,742.17 $5,616.51 $0.00 $2,125.66 $8,913.35 $6,518.35 $150.00 $2,245.00 $9,570.50 $7,023.50 $150.00 $2,397.00 $6,644.98 $6,644.98 $0.00 $0.00 $10,463.56 $7,210.56 $300.00 $2,953.00 $7,185.56 $7,095.56 $0.00 $90.00 $13,164.24 $10,064.24 $2,400.00 $700.00 $16,675.04 $7,775.04 $5,000.00 $3,900.00 $17,491.86 $8,349.20 $3,000.00 $6,142.66 $83,682.79 $12,950.00 $43,315.32 $139,948.11 $6,973.57 $1,079.17 $3,609.61 $11,662.34 Table 2: 2011 Monthly Giving

Ministry Expense Summary “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.� Matthew 9:37-38

In the first century, Christ told his disciples that the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. This statement holds true two-thousand years later and for this reason we make every effort to be efficient with the money God has entrusted to us. At Gospel Community Church, we categorize our spending in one of two ways: Internal or External. Finances spent internally are for ministries that are focused on discipleship and fellowship of our church body; such as Sunday morning gatherings or small groups. We believe these functions are important for the spiritual health of the body of Christ and as we mature and grow internally it empowers us, encourages us, and teaches us to share the love of Christ externally. Ultimately, the objective is to have a missional church – the way Christ intended it. The internal costs help facilitate in this goal of taking the gospel to the lost. The internal costs include administrative expenses, facility, fellowship, salaries, and others. Finances spent externally are for ministries which are focused on meeting needs and spreading the gospel to the lost - both locally and globally. Our long term vision at Gospel Community


Church is to spend 50% of all giving internally and 50% externally. 1 Figure 2 shows that in 2012 we spent roughly 56% internally and 44% externally.

$91,573 44%

$117,616 56%

Internal Spending External Spending

Figure 1: 2012 Internal vs. External Spending

$36,082 46%

$42,918 54%

Internal Spending External Spending

Figure 2: 2011 Internal vs. External Spending

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Figures 3 & 4 show the overall spending of Gospel Community Church for all categories both internally and externally. Each category of spending is discussed in further detail in the following sections.

0% 4%

12%

Advertising

4%

Miscellaneous

9% 3%

9%

Fellowship 2%

1%

Facility Honorariums Discipleship

11%

Salaries 27% 12%

Administrative Children's Ministry Local Needs

6%

Local Missions Global Needs Global Missions - Short Global Missions - Long

0%

Figure 3: 2011 Overall Expense Summary


$1,764.52 5%

$0.00 0%

$4,238.29 12%

$1,258.52 4% $4,600.00 13%

$3,424.00 10%

$834.33 3%

Administrative Facility Fellowship Salaries Other

$833.32 2%

Global Missions $17,794.45 51%

Global Needs Local Missions Local Needs

Figure 4: 2010 Overall Expense Summary


Internal Ministries “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:10 The ministries internal to the church are intended to help disciple our existing members and create opportunities for fellowship throughout the year so that our love for each other might abound more and more. 2 As we grow in the faith and mature as Christian’s this time and effort spent focusing on the needs of the church body is intended to motivate us as believers to take the gospel to the world. In 2012, we spent roughly 56% of all expenses, or $117,616, on ministries internal to the church compared to 54% in 2011. We spent $30,000 on equipment related to the purchase of equipment and a U-Haul in order to move out of the JRCC. Aside of this one-time item, the major categories of spending include administrative, facilities, fellowship, and salaries. The breakdown of internal expenses is found in Figure 4 and is discussed in the following sections. Uncategorized

$6,586 6%

Administrative Advertising Church Needs

$40,237 34%

Discipleship $30,342 26%

Equipment Facility Fellowship Honorarium Insurance Salaries Taxes

$17,030 14%

Figure 5: 2012 Internal Expense Summary

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$4,836.47 11%

$0.00 0%

$0.00 $3,250.23 7% 0%

$2,964.49 7%

Advertising Miscellaneous Fellowship

$7,250.00 17%

Facility Honorariums

$20,944.87 49%

Discipleship $2,016.85 5% $1,655.72 4%

Salaries Administrative Children's Ministry

Figure 6: 2011 Internal Expense Summary

Salaries “Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching. For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain,” and, “The laborer deserves his wages.” 1 Timothy 5:17-18

Salaries represent the largest percentage of our internal ministry expenses. We believe that those who preach the gospel should earn their living from the gospel. 3 In 2012, we were blessed with one full time employee (Teaching Pastor) and two part time employees (Worship Leader and Admin Director). As giving increases we look forward to hiring additional staff members and increasing the absolute value of the salaried positions. Total Salaries $40,237 Table 1: Salaries

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Facility The James River Conference Center located on 400 Court Street was a huge blessing to us since the beginning of our ministry. Unfortunately, we had to move out due to extraneous circumstances – the move increased our rent expense and costs associated with equipment. We will continue to look for cost effective ways to comfortably meet and worship Christ together without spending too much of our monthly tithe on a facility. Facility $17,030 Table 2: Facility Costs

Fellowship “that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.” Romans 1:12 At Gospel Community Church we believe it is important to encourage one another both spiritually and practically in the way we spend our time and resources. 4 In 2012, we spent $8,100 on activities that we consider fellowship oriented. These include coffee on Sunday mornings, meals together, cook-outs/picnics, camping trips, and gifts for those in our family of faith. We believe that gathering together to enjoy the company of those in the family of faith is an important way to display our love for each other to the world. Fellowship $8,100 Table 3: Fellowship Costs

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Administrative “For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light.” Luke 16:8 Administrative costs go toward required expenses to operate our church as a legal entity in the United States. These fees typically include insurance, postage fees, taxes, ATM fees, purchasing of checks, paper, Paypal processing fees, etc. It is our goal to keep these fees to a minimum to maximize our ability to give toward the mission of the church. In 2012, administrative expenses were $6,585 on activities required for church operation. Administrative $6,585 Table 4: Administrative Costs

Honorariums Throughout the year we have guest speakers and guest worship leaders that preach and lead worship for the church. In order to honor and thank these guests for the hard work they put in we pay them for their contribution to God’s kingdom through one time gifts known as Honorariums. In 2012, we spent $1,756 on Honorariums. Honorariums $1,756 Table 5: Honorariums

Discipleship At Gospel Community we believe in supporting our leaders and church members as they participate in activities that contribute to their spiritual well being (their development in their walk with Christ). In 2012, we spent $6,173 on activities associated with discipling our congregation, which includes some expenses for Kids City and the Nursery. Discipleship $6,173 Table 6: Discipleship


External Ministries “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.� Matthew 28:19-20 Ultimately, all the ministries we perform internally within the church are designed to create disciples that are prepared to take the gospel to the ends of the earth. Our external ministries are geared toward taking the gospel to all the nations, starting locally and extending globally. We categorize expenses for our external ministries into four categories: Global Needs, Global Missions, Local Needs, & Local Missions. We believe that through these four avenues we can effectively fulfill the great commission of Christ.

$8,613 9% $17,032 19%

Global Missions $65,927 72%

Figure 7: External Expense Summary

Local Missions Local Needs


Global Missions - Short “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8 Short term global missions represented $35,447 of overall spending at Gospel Community Church in 2012. We believe these short term trips allow us to participate in major overseas discipleship making processes – such as church plants in India. All expenses associated with these short term trips were raised independently of the churches tithes and offerings. Global Missions - Short $35,447 Table 7: Global Missions - Short

Global Missions - Long “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8 Global missions represented $30,289 of overall spending at Gospel Community Church in 2012. This money was contributed to ministries around the world including monthly contributions to sponsor Sarah Pisney, Brittany Wray, and Heather Matthews, and one time gifts for ministry partners like Luke Prosper. It also includes helping to purchase land in Haiti for a church building, sponsoring the Rose Initiative Pro-Life movement, and donations to other global missions groups. Global Missions - Long $30,289 Table 8: Global Missions

Local Missions “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8 Local missions represented $17,032 of overall spending at Gospel Community Church in 2012. These funds include supporting our ministries MomsLife, the Good News club, our Christmas Gift Giveaway, Lighthouse Ministries, Re-Entry Dinner, Saturday Serve, and other local needs. Local Missions $17,032 Table 9: Local Missions


Local Needs “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’” Matthew 25:34-36 Meeting needs for those locally, particularly those in our church family, is an essential element to our mission at Gospel Community Church. In 2012, we spent $8,613 on meeting local needs. This includes buying groceries for those in our community, paying water bills, electric bills, helping to pay for funerals and supporting those in our church that came across difficult financial times. We look forward to continuing to support and serve our community and our church family to tangibly share the love of Christ in a practical way. Local Needs $8,613 Table 10: Local Needs

Administrative Ministries Setup & Tear Down The setup and teardown crew is responsible for all non-technical setup on Sunday mornings – including cleaning up the room, removing the dance floor, placing chairs, placing lamps, etc. Director – JJ Bryant Schedule – Every Sunday beginning at 7:00am (whenever GCC has two services) or 9:00am (whenever GCC has one service) until complete. Connection The connection team is responsible for setting up the connection table, the signs around GCC, and preparing the coffee. The connection team also sets up the laptops to allow new members to sign up for ministries online through GCC website before, during, and after the church service. They also are responsible for touching base with new and interested members. Directors – Samantha Moroz and Rebekah Taylor Schedule – Connection table is setup every Sunday beginning at 9:00am. Connection duties are performed when convenient throughout the week. Media, Sound, Sunday Morning Worship Service The media and sound team is in charge of setting up the sound board, creating the Power Point presentations, preparing video content, and setting up the stage equipment for the worship band.


Director – Dave Marcus Schedule – The sound equipment is setup every Sunday before 9:00am. The Power Point slide is developed Friday/Saturday after the teaching pastor has emailed the appropriate content to the Power Point developer. Accounting The accounting maintains a weekly log of all income and expenses incurred by the church on a cash basis. The accounting team writes checks and balances the check book for the church. Director – Gabe Meyers Schedule – The check book should be balanced on a weekly basis by 9:00pm on Sunday night with the appropriately updated Quicken file uploaded to DropBox. Web Design The web design team is in charge of maintaining the www.gospelcc.org domain name and content. The team works in coordination with the Community Group team and Connection team to help facilitate these ministries. Also, the web design team uploads sermon and video content to the website. Leaders - Drew Griffith, Wes Cole Schedule – Duties are performed on a continual basis.

Discipleship Ministries Hospitality and Prayer Team The hospitality team is in charge of assigning greeters at the door on Sunday mornings and having individuals roaming the church to greet people. Director - HJ Owen Schedule – The group meets every Sunday morning at 10:30am. Worship Service The worship service is our Sunday morning worship coordinated throughout the service. Leader – Pastor Brian Friberg Schedule – The worship team meets for practice every Sunday at 9:00am and plays until the service ends.


Nursery/Toddler Ministry The nursery is dedicated to watching and taking care of the 0-3 year olds at the church. Directors - Karen Berkenkemper, Keely Griffith Schedule - The nursery ministry meets every Sunday at 8:30 am until the end of the worship services. Children’s Ministry The children’s ministry is dedicated to teaching, worshiping, and entertaining kids from ages 412. Director – Heidi Dalton Schedule – The children’s ministry meets every Sunday at 10:00am until the end of service. Community Group The Community Group’s are designed to help individuals find community within the context of Gospel Community Church. They are smaller and more intimate settings for building relationships and pursuing after Christ. Director - Robb Hibbard Schedule – Multiple groups scheduled throughout the week.

Outreach Ministries Saturday Serve The Saturday Serve outreach allows the church to get out in the community to perform projects and develop relationships with the local community. Directors – Brock Howard, Micah Johnson Schedule – Meets every Saturday at 10:00am at Lighthouse Ministries. Downtown Bible Studies The downtown Bible Studies are similar to the Community Groups but geared toward nonbelievers and new converts in the downtown area of Lynchburg.


Re-Entry Dinner The Re-Entry dinner gives the church an opportunity to develop relationships with individuals recently introduced back into society after periods of incarceration. Schedule – Last Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm. Good News Club Director – Bethany Yorio Global Missions The global missions team is dedicated to helping organize short-term missions trips, develop relationships with long term missionaries and organizations, raise awareness in the church about global needs, coordinate prayer for unreached people groups, etc. Director – Matt Mihelic Leaders - Seth Grutz, Lindsay Grutz

MomsLife Dedicated to serving and discipling inner-city moms. Director – Charlee Tchividjian

Gospel Community Annual Report - 2012  

Gospel Community Church financial report for 2012