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LifeBridge JM Annual Meeting June 30, 2012. Mission: To lead people in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ Vision: To become a family of Christ followers.

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1 LifeBridge JM Annual Meeting June 30, 2012

2 Mission: To lead people in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ Vision: To become a family of Christ followers who are rooted in scripture, and growing, sharing, and passionately living out our faith in our homes, our relationships, and our community.

3 How have we done this: –Increased the number of Kids Hope USA mentors –Increased Food Pantry assistance 75% –Increased BackPack food program 50% –Doubled the number of students involved Baptized 24 students in the past year –Expanded STUDY hour to include two venues –Brought in a unified curriculum for all ages –Grew weekly attendance nearly 10%

4 FY 2012/ asked for 35% increase in expenses –Invest in LifeKids – expanded new curriculum –Invest in Students – transition Ryan to full time –Increase visibility through advertising – weekly newspaper ads & new signs Actual increase was 33% –Brought in new Children’s curriculum –Added Ryan Jones and ramped student programming –Weekly ads in Breeze + specialized advertising –Continued leasing the Connecting Place on Jay Ave. –Spent money saved in prior years Facility contributions stopped shortly after we acquired the building

5 Kingdom ‘Return’ on that investment  nearly 40 people baptized and 25 more recommitted to Christ  over a dozen marriages repaired or strengthened and nearly 20 individuals helped through pastoral and lay counseling  5 new ministry teams launched to reach and serve different segments of our church family and community  deepening involvement in our community – especially our school district that routinely reaches out to us for assistance, student counseling, and other types of service

6 Some community stats –1760 elementary students 38% eligible for free/reduced lunch 35% not reading at grade level Serving kids is necessary!

7 Some community stats –1760 elementary students 38% eligible for free/reduced lunch 35% not reading at grade level Serving kids is necessary! –1430 MS/HS students only one full-time youth pastor (ours) Investing in students is necessary!

8 Some community stats –1760 elementary students 38% eligible for free/reduced lunch 35% not reading at grade level Serving kids is necessary! –1430 MS/HS students only one full-time youth pastor (ours) Investing in students is necessary! –16000 people in Johnstown/Milliken 2600 are connected ‘regularly’ to a church family Reaching families with Christ’s hope is necessary!

9 Ministry Objective: continue to maintain our foundation in Scripture, while increasing emphasis on sharing and living out our faith Expand Ministry Continue to enhance LifeKids –a celebration environment (team, equipment) –Grow volunteer base Expand our reach with Students –expand volunteer base –add after-school program(s) Extend our reach to the community –Expand backpack food, food pantry, and mentoring –Enhance our Celebration environment Infuse the ‘church’ into our neighborhoods –Live out MT 22:37-40 (Love your neighbor as yourself) Be ready to react to facility opportunities

10 Financial Objective: live within our means (balanced budget)  We need to return to financial self-sufficiency as a campus  Prior year’s decisions carry forward (facility & staff)  Ministry decisions need to be made early in the budget year based on committed funding.

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17 Your support of this Ministry Plan (with your vote and your contributions) is an investment in your community and the Kingdom. Supporting this Ministry Plan means you commit to investing in it with your –Time –Talent –Treasure (finances) A fully funded plan requires each family to commit to at least –$35 / week or $150 / month –3-6 hours / month of service


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