simplebooklet thumbnail

2018 Annual Report

2018
ANNUAL REPORT
Brothers and Sisters,
The landscape in the Okolona area has been transforming over the past several
years. We have seen several farms and tree lined roads transformed into places of
business and single family subdivisions. Wow, our opportunities are limitless! Jesus
appoints 72 others to go out ahead of Him in Luke 10:1-2 and tells them, “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.”
Okolona Christian Church has been going through her own transition, specically
in 2018 and continuing into 2019. These changes have brought about excitement
and encouragement to the whole body as we continue to be a church where every
believer is inspired by grace, compelled by truth, sharing the Gospel of hope.
The following pages are lled with stories and statistics representing God’s hand
in and through OCC. Things like community partnerships through schools and
local organizations, supporting our rst responders, using our campus to support
equipping and training programs, support groups, blood drives, retreats and many
others.
As we go into 2019, the leadership is enthusiastic about our future. Hundreds
have committed to serve in response to the “I’m In” series and many are engaged
in Bible studies. In addition, the generosity of our church body remains faithful (as
communicated in our weekly bulletin). Finally, it is exciting to observe our church
demonstrating uncommon expressions of forgiveness, uncompromising focus on the
Bible and prayer, uninching risks for people separated from Christ and undeniable
acts of love and compassion. May God continue to lead us as we follow Him.
In Christ,
The OCC Elders
From Our Elders
Deacons
Tim Anderson
Mike Coleman
John Fox
Shannon Gamble
Ryan Homan
Jan Horton
Joey Howard
Matt Hutchison
Mark Ledford
Tony Lucas
Travis Midki
Phil Montgomery
Anthony Oliver
Joel Pittard
Kevin Price
Walt Reeves
Clay Risner
Dan Sherrard
Paul Ward
Brian Wilson
Steve Robbins
Jeff Imlay
Greg Lane
Casey New
man
Jeff Johnston
Todd Pilbean
Dennis Pittard
Larry Wooldridge
From Our Elders
2018  ANNUAL REPORT
98
New
members
2018
For where two or three
are gathered in my name,
there I am among them.
matthew 18:20
2018 Sermon Series
Uncprising
Focus on the Bible and Prayer
By Bryan Hay
Bill was baptized here at OCC on August 16, 2015. He
began his journey as a new Chris-
tian by reading the entire Bible
and writing commentary on
his reading journey in 2016.
As 2017 came along, Bill
helped co-lead a Life Group
and continued to grow in his
knowledge and faith. This
brought him to a major year of
growth and evangelism in 2018.
This past year, Bill helped co-lead a
life group and teach in a rotation in the Loyal Work-
ers Adult Bible Study Class. He also began a Driver
Chaplain Program at his trucking company, began
preaching online videos for his co-workers and drivers
on a variety of topics about Christianity and began
taking classes at a local college to get his
Bible Degree. He did all of this while also
taking care of his lovely wife Sonia as she
ghts off health challenges, his Mom who
just had knee surgery and helping his adult
son through great struggles. Bill exemplies
a man who passionately loves Jesus and at-
tempts to spend every spare minute working
on content that will help others know Jesus
as well.
Prayer
Room
Monday - Thursday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
8:30 - 11:30 am
Room 102
Rise up
and
Pray
Bill Mahews’ Jrney
Luke 22:46
Uncprising
Focus on the Bible and Prayer
A New
Hope BANquet
10 VoluNteers
A New
Hope BABy
Bottle CAmpAigN
7 VoluNteers
prAyer
for first
respoNders
12 VoluNteers
OUTREACH
On any given day here at OCC
we have folks show up at the
door with a need. For some it is
basic questions about the church,
service times, Okolona Christian
Preschool, etc. For many others,
though, it’s more complex. You
can usually see the desperation in
their eyes. Before they say a word
you know there is a need. It may
be food, some gas money or even
counsel. Some are on the verge of
ending their life and need someone
to talk them back from the edge.
The common need in every
one of these people is hope.
Somehow at some point they lost it.
I’m so grateful that they nd their way
onto our campus and we are able to
meet them and share with them the
hope we know in Christ.
Most we never see again. Others
come back. But regardless,
it is both our responsibility and
privilege to serve them and
share
the
grace
and truth of Jesus.
Undeniable Acts of Love and Compassion
Unflinching R isks for those separated from Christ
feed
Homeless At
JourNey CC
9 VoluNteers
A New
Hope BANquet
10 VoluNteers
weekly
At oCC
food
pANtry
250 people
Helped
tHANksgiViNg
meAls
250 meAls
Engage
Projects
100’s of Hours
Served
7
th
Division
Police Dinner
19
VoluNteers
dollAr
proJeCts
$5,122
Bsideu for
life luNCHes
10 VoluNteers
fCA
5 VoluNteers
Blue liCk
elemeNtAry
17
VoluNteers
OUTREACH
operAtioN
CHristmAs
CHild
150 Boxes
Undeniable Acts of Love and Compassion
Unflinching R isks for those separated from Christ
iNterVArsity
diNNers
3 diNNers
supplies
for refugee
studeNts
14 HygieNe BAgs
50 lAuNdry det.
Bsideu
for life BABy
Bottle
$4,500
Missions
National & Global Impact
* Gateway – Gateway is a code name for our ministry to an unreached people
group in a country in Southeast Asia. This mission team has started a Discovery
Bible Study, has a teammate meeting weekly with women to answer questions
about Christianity and recently baptized a gentleman. At the end of 2018, more
doors were starting to open for the Kingdom of God.
* Lifeline in Honduras – Lifeline provides leadership development, nutrition,
healthcare, Christian Schools, Girls Home and church planting. In 2018, OCC
had a group of 15 go to Honduras for a medical mission. They provided VBS
for over 500 children, 5 mobile clinics and additional children were sponsored.
In preparation for the mission trip, our church body contributed peanut butter,
toothbrushes, toothpaste, and eyeglasses.
* Church Planting – We are partnering with Restoration House Ministries,
which plants churches in New England, the most unchurched region of the
United States. We helped plant OceanPointe Christian Church in Rhode Island
(recently bought a new building & averaging 600+ in attendance) and are
currently supporting Movement Christian Church in Merrimack, NH (two years
old and averaging close to 300 in attendance).
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son
and the Holy Spirit.”
Matthew 28:19
6 Local 5 National 8 International
$162,913.60
to support...
189 Campers
$2,426 Given
98 Animals
4 Pigs
4 Goats
6 Rabbits
34 Ducks
50 Chickens
Newborn - 5th grade
SpringHill Camp
77
4 2
Accepted
Christ
Kids
Worshipped
Every
Sunday
Children’s Ministry hosted SpringHill Camps for the rst time. SpringHill
is a week-long day camp experience that came onto our campus and
put on camp for elementary age students. They brought 20 college-age
staff who led the campers through games, worship, Bible study and much
more. SpringHill brought water slides, trampolines and a rock wall. The
kids who attended were able to participate in activities that they may not
otherwise have the opportunity to experience.
To be able to partner with SpringHill, OCC needed to commit to sponsoring
45 kids from our community. OCC Children’s Department has amazing
relationships with 5 schools in our area. We were able to work through the
Family Resource Center within these schools to nd students and families
who would be willing to attend but needed some help with the nances.
We were able to sponsor 45 community students, only 9 of those students
reported having a church home.
Campers
Faithville
156
1800
Attended Trunk or Treat
Our calling as believers is to love Jesus with all of our hearts and to
demonstrate that in ways other people can see, so they may come to
know Him. In July of 2018, this is exactly what happened through our
week of Middle School Camp. Every year, we have a mission for our
students to learn about and contribute to. This past year the mission
was World Vision. While World Vision has many goals and efforts, their
largest and most known are their endeavors to provide clean water
across the globe and to end world hunger. They truly seek to not simply
enter communities to meet immediate needs, but to empower these
communities to create sustainable ways of improving their lives. One
way that they do this is by providing the opportunity for people to sponsor
the purchase of animals for these communities. This was the goal for
our middle school students at our week of camp. Throughout the week,
campers learned about how different animals provide different benets
for communities around the world. Through several opportunities and
avenues of contributing toward this goal, by week’s end our campers
blew us away with their generosity. By their giving and excitement in
going after our goal, people across the globe were provided for and will
hopefully come to see the love and beauty of God and His global Church.
189 Campers
$2,426 Given
98 Animals
4 Pigs
4 Goats
6 Rabbits
34 Ducks
50 Chickens
Middle School Camp 2018
64 Students involved in Groups
95
Students Worshipped
every Sunday
12
Events
in
2018
6th -12th
GRADE
Community Impact
Campus
Use & Impact
Adoption Support Group
Meetings
Bullitt County Elementary
Honors Choir Program
Chonda Pierce Live Event
Community Garden
Cooper Farms Subdivision HOA
Meetings
Deputy Sheriff Drivers Training
Foster Parenting Appreciation
Dinner
GriefShare Gatherings
Language for Luke ASL Classes
Longest Night Prayer Vigil
(Families affected by Alzheimer’s)
Okolona Christian Preschool
(Graduation and Christmas Programs)
Okolona Fire Department
Training
Red Cross Blood Drives
Shedd Association Classes
Southern High School
Emergency Evacuation
Location/Staging Area
Southern High School
Teachers/Administration Retreat
SpringHill Day Camp and
Christmas Party
How generous were we?
GENERAL FUND INCOME
$2,266,044.29
How much did we spend?
GENERAL FUND EXPENSES
$2,208,412.63
Spending Breakdown
AVERAGE WEEKLY OFFERING — $43,577.00
ANNUAL PER CAPITA$40.91
DOLLAR PROJECT CONTRIBUTIONS — $5,122.53
ADULT MINISTRIES — $360,868.88
MINISTRY STAFF, GROUPS, SERVING, SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT, PASTORAL
CARE, WORSHIP AND LOCAL OUTREACH
16.34%
MISSIONS — $162,913.60
LOCAL AGENCY, CHURCH PLANTING AND COMMITTED SUPPORT
7.38%
CHILDREN AND STUDENT MINISTRIES — $224,028.09
MINISTRY STAFF, SUNDAY PROGRAMMING, EVENTS, OUTREACH, CRAFT
MATERIALS AND FOOD
10.14%
OPERATIONS — $930,445.95
OPERATIONS STAFF, FACILITIES, OFFICE, COMMUNICATIONS AND I.T.
42.13%
DEBT SERVICE — $530,156.11
PRINCIPLE AND INTEREST
REMAINING DEBT: $4,192,194.73
24.01%
FINANCES