2019 Impact Report

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A look back at all God has done in the life of Westtown Church in 2019.

2019

IMPACT

REPORT

COMMITTED TO KNOWING THE TRUTH,

EXPERIENCING THE JOY AND LIVING

THE LOVE OF CHRIST

www.westtownchurch.org


A YEAR OF EXPECTANCY

As we continue to develop as a church, we also have grown as

leaders–not just in our community, but in our families, in our

own spiritual journeys and in the truth, joy and love of Christ.

Throughout 2019, God has been so good to us, here at

Westtown Church. It’s been incredible to be able to walk

alongside you this past year, as we have continued to

learn about the undeniable love our Savior has for us,

and for each of you–through spiritual, relational and

emotional growth.

Because of your commitment to this local church, we

have been able to:

Preach the gospel to those who do not yet know Jesus.

Make disciples and create community opportunities through

Life Groups, Bible studies and many outreach events.

Raise up children to come to know and love the Lord, and

we have guided and trained up our youth into becoming

mature young men and women in their faith.

Support young mothers in need.

Provide needed relief to victims of natural disasters.

Help serve those in need in our community and abroad.

While it’s always important to reflect on where God has

taken us in the past, let’s not forget to also be expectant

and excited for where He has us headed in the future. As

we celebrated our Church

Vision Night this past September, we shared plans of

expansion and growth, by finishing our existing buildings,

expanding our preschool and the

future construction of a community

life gym facility.

As we continue pursuing Him in 2020,

let us always remember that His plans

are greater than our own. Our hope

and plan for the year ahead is that we

continue investing in our most valuable

asset–our people. Without you,

Westtown doesn’t exist and ceases to

serve a purpose.

Frank Taylor | Senior Pastor

Let’s not

forget to

also be

expectant

and excited

for where

He has us

headed in

the future.


BY THE NUMBERS

Over the course of a year, a lot takes place in the life of a

church. Here’s just a few numbers to reflect on and celebrate.

540

Average Weekly

Attendance

1,165

Highest Number

Of Worshipers

15,035

Sunday Morning

Bulletins Printed

106

New

Members

537

Total

Members

7

Sermon Series

Preached

34

Church &

Preschool Staff

70,930

Total Website

Page Views

1,311

Unique Podcast

& Sermon Plays

142

Sunday Worship

Songs Sung


COMMUNITY & DISCIPLESHIP

Community is the heartbeat of our mission at Westtown Church.

God has blessed our church richly with people who care for

others and build their faith upon the support of others.

Participating in the men’s mission

trip to the Dominican Republic last

year was an incredible experience!

It was because of God’s grace, and

the selfless love that I saw from so

many people, that I rededicated my

life to serving Christ. The biggest

surprise of all was that I never

could have guessed that a trip like

this would bring 7 very different

guys together to form such a strong

bond that will last a lifetime.

Brett Baker

142

People In

A Life Group

68

Men Active

In Community

16

Total Elders

& Deacons

14

Total Number

Of Life Groups

124

Women In

A Bible Study

69

Belong Class

Participants

The women at Westtown are always

ready to drop to their knees and

pray for anyone who asks. This

past year they have showed me

how God has been working in my

life when I needed it most. This

continuously encourages me to

pour the love of Jesus into others,

as they do into all of us. I am truly

blessed to be part of the Westtown

community.

Tammy Dent-Allman


SERVING & OUTREACH

By serving others, you have blessed an immeasurable amount

of people in and around our community. You have displayed

Christ’s love by your actions, together.

285

People Who

Serve Regularly

19

Mission Trip

Participants

Working in Kids’ Town has made

my life richer. It’s great to walk

down the hall and know so many

of the kids by name. After 5

years, I am now seeing students

I taught as 1st graders becoming

Middle School age. It’s incredibly

rewarding to see them still sharing

their faith with others.

Barb Meister

112

School Backpacks

Filled & Donated

150

Angel Tree

Gifts Donated

1,085

Operation Christmas Child

Shoeboxes Donated & Delivered

Serving on the Connections

Team has been a great way for

me to really get involved and feel

at home at Westtown. It’s been a

great experience making others

feel welcome every Sunday, and

I’ve made a lot of new friends

along the way.

Rhonda Blount


PRESCHOOL, KIDS & STUDENTS

The next generation at Westtown is paving the way for others,

by learning who Christ is, how to live a life devoted to Him and

what it takes to lead others to know Him.

Westtown Christian Academy is

more than a place that Fernando

and I send our children to school, it

is like an extended family. Through

attending Westtown Church, our

children attending Westtown

Christian Academy, serving at

KidsTown, and taking advantage of

the Bible studies offered, our faith as

a family continues to grow in Christ.

We are forever thankful for our

Westtown family and community.

Fernando & Stephanie Montini

113

Kids’ Town

Average Attendance

233

Kids Served

During VBS

137

Families Enrolled At

Westtown Christian

118

MS & HS

Average Attendance

187

Students Served

On Trips & Retreats

Westtown student ministries has

given me a second home and

a safe place to be myself while

worshiping around my brothers

and sisters in Christ. I’ve seen God

change the lives of people around

me and personally change my life.

Life Groups are my favorite part–

they allow you to truly get to know

people in a smaller group setting

and walk with them through the

highs and lows of life.

Abby Hartley


GIVING & GENEROSITY

Being a generous church is more than just meeting the budget

numbers–it’s about developing people’s hearts into giving away

what’s been given to them, so that God can do even more.

Tithing has impacted our family in

many ways. Six years ago we had

to choose between tithing or going

into debt. It was a difficult decision,

but in the end, we chose to tithe. It

was a scary time for us financially,

but God provided in the most

extraordinary ways. Doing so made

our faith stronger, as the Good Lord,

time and time again, has shown us–

when we are faithful to Him, he is

faithful and loving to us.

Bobby & Lindsay Stewart

3,436

Total Number

of Financial Gifts

298

Total Individual

Giving Units

80

Total 1st Time

New Givers

We put our faith in God, that no

matter what, he will provide for our

needs and keep us exactly where

He wants us. We view our tithe as

a reflection of how we trust in God

for how awesome and merciful

He has been to us. At the end of

the day, everything we have in

this life is a gift and not our own,

and this life is a living sacrifice to

Jesus our Lord and Savior. To God

be the glory!

Stephen & Sydney Kennedy


FINANCIAL OVERVIEW

Every financial gift given to Westtown supports various ministries of our church, our local community,

and our other ministry partners. We could not do this without you and our leadership is overwhelmingly

grateful for your financial partnership. We look expectantly to the next year of ministering together.

2019 CHURCH OPERATING BUDGET

ORIGINAL 2019

OPERATING BUDGET

$1,167,378

2019 EXPENSES

$2,023,592

55%

ORGANIZATION

STAFFING

16%

MINISTRY

PROGRAMS

REDUCTION IN

BUDGETED EXPENSES

(-$70,550)

$1,096,828

16%

BUILDINGS &

FACILITIES

8%

GENERAL

OPERATING

4%

DEBT

SERVICES

ACTUAL 2019

TITHES & OFFERINGS

ACADEMY CONTRIBUTION

WESTTOWN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

$1,042,668

$112,640

2019 REVENUE

$2,103,024 50%

TITHES &

OFFERINGS

44%

WCA TUITION

& FEES

$1,155,308

5%

PROGRAM

PAYMENTS

1%

MISCELLANEOUS

FUNDRAISERS

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