Phillip Wall Secretary-Treasurer Georgia Assemblies

Phillip Wall
Secretary-Treasurer
Georgia Assemblies of God
April 20, 2015
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Included in this packet
 2014 Annual Report
 2015 District Council Schedule
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Voting Guide for the 2015 District Council on Tuesday, May 5 at 9:00 AM
 Elect One AT-LARGE PRESBYTER
 Elect two ordained ministers to be Georgia’s candidates for the GENERAL COUNCIL
SOUTHEAST NONRESIDENT EXECUTIVE PRESBYTER. A list of candidates presented to
General Council in August will include these two candidates along with the two candidates from
the other Southeast Districts. The General Council in session will elect one ordained minister to
serve.
 Elect an ordained female to be Georgia’s candidate for the GENERAL COUNCIL NONRESIDENT
EXECUTIVE PRESBYTER. A list of candidates presented to General Council in August will
include Georgia’s female candidate along with the female candidates from the other Districts. The
General Council in session will elect one ordained female minister to serve.
The 2015 District Council begins in less than two weeks. You can register online or at the Council. Only voting
participants need to register, which are ordained credential holders, licensed credential holders, and church
delegates. All delegates must have a letter from the church signed by the pastor and corporate/board secretary
authorizing them to be a delegate. You can bring the letter to Council or send it to the District office prior to
Council.
Please feel free to contact my office if you would like a detailed year ending financial report or if you have any
questions about the Annual Report.
I am looking forward to seeing you in Douglasville.
In Christ,
Phillip Wall
Secretary-Treasurer
Georgia Assemblies of God
Georgia Assemblies of God * PO Box 28470 * Macon, GA 31221
Phone (478) 405-5901 x112
Fax (478) 405-5902
2015 DISTRICT COUNCIL SCHEDULE MAY 3 – 5, 2015 DAY ONE | SUNDAY, MAY 3 5:00‐7:00 pm REGISTRATION | COMMONS 7:00 pm KID’S COUNCIL | CHILDREN’S MINISTRY AREAS 7:00 pm ORDINATION SERVICE | WORSHIP AUDITORIUM Superintendent Rick Collins 50th Year Recipients, GSOM, Ordination Ordination Reception Following Service* *A “By Invitation” Event DAY TWO | MONDAY, MAY 4 8:00‐9:00 am REGISTRATION | COMMONS 9:00 am MORNING SESSION | WORSHIP AUDITORIUM THE POWER OF EVERYONE: PENTECOST Larry Martin – Pensacola, FL 11:30 am COMMUNION AND MEMORIAL SERVICE | WORSHIP AUDITORIUM 5:00 pm SPEED THE LIGHT BANQUET | CHAPEL* *A “By Invitation” Event 5:30‐7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm REGISTRATION | COMMONS KID’S COUNCIL | CHILDREN’S MINISTRY AREAS EVENING SERVICE | WORSHIP AUDITORIUM THE POWER OF EVERYONE: OUR NATION Dary Northrop, Sr. Pastor of Timberline Church – Fort Collins, CO DAY THREE | TUESDAY, MAY 5 8:00‐9:00 am REGISTRATION | COMMONS 9:00 am VISION CASTING & BUSINESS SESSION | WORSHIP AUDITORIUM Noon BGMC LUNCHEON | CHAPEL* * Open to All Guests | Register Online 2:00‐4:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm AFTERNOON SESSION | WORSHIP AUDITORIUM Brian Bolt – City Reach Network KID’S COUNCIL | CHILDREN’S MINISTRY AREAS EVENING SERVICE | WORSHIP AUDITORIUM THE POWER OF EVERYONE: THE WORLD Kurt Plagenhoef – Missionary to Albanians in the Balkans Dr. Peter Njiri – General Superintendent of Kenya Guest Band – Heartsong of Evangel University Last Printed 3/24/2015 10:28 AM TABLE OF CONTENTS Superintendent’s Report ......................................................................................... page 5 Secretary‐Treasurer’s Report .................................................................................. page 7 Credential Report ....................................................................................... page 8 Financial Report ......................................................................................... page 9 World Missions Report ........................................................................................... page 18 Top 40 Global Missions Giving Report ........................................................ page 19 Top 40 World Missions Giving Report ........................................................ page 20 Top 40 U. S. Missions Giving Report ........................................................... page 21 Light for the Lost Report .......................................................................................... page 22 Church Planting Report ............................................................................................ page 23 Adult Ministries Report ........................................................................................... page 24 Top 10 Missions Giving Report ................................................................... page 26 Top 10 Missions Giving – Per Capita Report ............................................... page 26 Student Ministries Report ....................................................................................... page 27 Children’s Ministries Report ................................................................................... page 31 Top BGMC Churches in the Nation ............................................................ page 32 Coins for Kids/Missy/Masters Tool Box Reports ........................................ page 33 Top 40 BGMC Giving Report ...................................................................... page 35 Superintendent’sReport–RickCollins
2014
The days are so quickly passing. It seems like it was only yesterday that I was writing my report for 2013. As a movement, the Assemblies of God is 101 years old and this is the 82nd Georgia District Council. In 1934 we met with a total of 16 Ordained and 12 Licensed ministers. Today, we are comprised of 361 Ordained, 157 Licensed, and 110 certified ministers. In 1934, our largest Assembly was North Highland with 323 on the roll (which included 74 additions that year) and they gave $228.80 to foreign missions. Today, Griffin First has over 10,000 who call it their home and an annual mission’s budget of $2.2 million. In 1934 we had 13 churches and now, eighty‐one years later, we total 210 churches with ten new Assemblies opened in 2014: 
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Centerville Community Church / Centerville
Cornerstone Assembly / Augusta
Cross Connection / Lookout Mountain (PAC)
Faith Community Church / Covington
Freedom Church / Albany
Refuge Church / Columbus (PAC)
Riverside Church / Atlanta
The Church at Chapel Hill – Atlanta (PAC)
The Light / Savannah
Thrive Chapel / Woodstock
As we move forward in time, we must keep alive the Spirit‐empowered witness of Jesus Christ to our world. Part of my mission as Superintendent is to create partnerships between our District churches, ministers, and other ministries so that we might better encounter today’s culture with our message of truth, grace, and mercy through Jesus Christ. The resourcing, training, and education which we glean from these alliances truly aid us in fully comprehending THE POWER OF EVERYONE. Some of those community contact points are: Rural Compassion. After partnering with Rural Compassion/Convoy of Hope, we have reached thousands of persons in rural Georgia with a practical and viable witness of Christ. We have distributed 7,104 pairs of shoes, 400 backpacks, and 2 semi‐loads of resources of 30,000 pounds each worth a total of over $80,000. In the last two years, we have trained, resourced, and partnered with 74 couples who have found new ways to open the doors of their respective 37 churches and let the light of God shine out into the community around them. Special Touch. We had the privilege of hosting our first Special Touch Getaway this past year. I am thankful for the churches and individuals who contributed to make this a success. We ministered to 40 special needs individuals with 9 professing salvation for the first time. Of equal importance is the grass‐
roots response in many of our churches to the vast need of this community, which numbers 1.4 million people in our state alone. I pray that these efforts will be redoubled in the years to come as we minister the wonderful story of redemption to those who are many times physically weak and often times marginalized in our society. CityReach Network. We have joined hands with Pastor Brian Bolt and CityReach to plant at least 10 new churches in one day in 2016. In order to survive and prosper as a movement, we must be a church planting movement. I am praying the Lord of the Harvest to send out laborers into the field. We need young men and women who will roar like lions in defiance of Satan’s schemes. Brian will be addressing 2014 ANNUAL REPORT
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our Council on Tuesday afternoon at 2 pm. Come and hear this man of faith share his testimony and how God has allowed him to plant thirty churches in the last ten years, with a vision to plant more – by the end of this year there will be a total of sixty! My goal is to further strengthen these ministries and their effectiveness within the borders of the Georgia District. We have also revamped our Elders ministry, which is the key piece in us becoming more relational as a District. While you cannot legislate or force good healthy relationships between our credentialed ministers, we can provide the needed environment and the right setting in which it can occur. I am happy to serve with our new District Sectional Elders: Albany – Eddie Adams; Athens – Charles Reese; Augusta – Fred Burman; Blakely – Ken Davidson; Columbus – Bud Rupel; Dublin – Wayne Nichols; East Atlanta – Russell Davis; Gainesville – John Rayburn; Griffin – Tommy Smith; Macon – Jon Fennell; Moultrie – Arnold Hodum; North Atlanta – Dale Stephens; Rome – Robert Anderson; Savannah – David Riner;
Valdosta – Marshall Adcock; South Atlanta – Russ Taylor; Waycross – Ronnie Rentz; West Atlanta – Randy Scalise. They have already done an amazing job of providing Pastoral Care and encouraging fellowship among our ministerial family. I believe that God wants us to act and function as a team, helping one another to achieve greater things for the glory of God! During the coming year, I will also introduce to the District new and vital partnerships which will provide training and ministry opportunities through community impact ministries and critically needed disaster services. While preaching and teaching the liberating Gospel through words, we must follow the example of Jesus by taking it to the streets through acts of righteousness, love, and mercy. I want to offer thanks to God for giving me such a wonderful Executive Team and staff with which to work each day. Phil, John, Jane, and Gay are tremendous co‐laborers in the field. Beth, Judy, Jennifer, Rochelle, Alise, Becky, Betty and Alex have all gone above and beyond to make things go. And finally, thanks to Pastor Dennis Lacy, who serves as our Assistant Superintendent and who, along with our Presbytery, helps me in the day‐to‐day operations of our great District. Thank you for the honor of serving you. Jane and I are blessed to be numbered among you and I look forward to a bright future of God’s purpose for His church here in Georgia. Pray for me as I continue to offer myself in HIS service. Page
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2014 ANNUAL REPORT
2014
Secretary‐Treasurer’sReport–PhillipWall
It is a joy to serve the Georgia District as Secretary‐Treasurer. Our theme this year is “The Power of Everyone,” and as Secretary‐Treasurer, you can see that quantified through the numbers. All of us together are stronger than we are individually. While we are not the largest District in our Fellowship, together we, in Georgia, are making a difference for the Kingdom of God! The stats below are from the ACMR reports that our churches complete each year. The General Council will revise the 2014 ACMR stats as churches continue to complete their reports. Georgia District 2013 *Total Churches
Total Membership Major Worship Sunday PM Attendance **Adherents Conversions Spirit Baptisms Water Baptisms 2014
Georgia District *207
*209
32,237 32,738
32,463 33,865
6,850 4,790
52,080 **53,621
11,353 8,436
1,296 1,338
2,203 2,328
**Adherents
Boys
Girls
Men
Women
Percent under age 25 Percent over age 50
Age 50‐64 Largest Change 2013 2014 52,080 **53,621
6,727 6,874
7,672 7,815
16,696 17,549
20,985 21,383
38.7% 37.3%
26.7% 27.2%
8,500 9,342
*Total Churches – During 2014, Georgia opened 9 churches and closed 7
**2014 Adherents Percent by Race ‐ Asian/Pacific Islander 1.6%; Black 17.9%; Hispanic 6.4%; Native American .1%; White 67.7%; Other 6.3% ** 2014 Adherents Percent by Age – (0‐5) 6.4%; (6‐12) 11.6%; (13‐17) 10.8%; (18‐24) 8.5%; (25‐34) 12.5%; (35‐49) 23.0%; (50‐64) 17.4%; (65+) 9.8% I am pleased to report that 2014 was a good year for the Georgia District in all three main areas under the Secretary‐Treasurer department. The three main areas are the credentials, finances, and the Georgia School of Ministry (GSOM). The following pages will give you the 2014 financial picture for the District. Please feel free to contact my office if you would like a detailed year ending financial report. The credential report, below this introduction, shows a small increase in the number of credential holders. GSOM had another great year with 140 students actively enrolled for 2014. I appreciate the privilege of working with Superintendent Collins to add whatever support I can provide as he moves the District forward. In addition, I want to thank Judy Antkowiak, Alise Drawhorn, and Becky Griffin for the committed labor of love that they provide to this District in these three areas. While they cross‐task in all three of these areas each has a main focus – Credentials, Judy Antkowiak; Finances, Alise Drawhorn; and GSOM, Becky Griffin. Number of Credential Holders
353 364
400
153 152
200
120 112
0
Ordained
Licensed
2013
2014 ANNUAL REPORT
Certified
2014
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2014
GeorgiaDistrictCredentialReport
CREDENTIAL BY CATEGORY
Ordained
136
Licensed
Certified
88
26 23
38
12 3
10 7
32
45
23
21 10
42 51
1
18
9 2 2
8
8 3
6 2 2
GENDER & MARITAL STATUS
Ordained
340
Licensed
Certified
333
104 79
Male
133
24 48 33
Female
86
5
Married
14 22
Single
5
2
2
Divorced
21
3
2
Widowed
The 2013 and 2014 statistical breakdown for Georgia’s credential holders by median age: Credential Ordained Licensed Certified Page 8
Median Age 2013 59 46 42 Median Age 2014 59 47 43 2014 ANNUAL REPORT
2014
GeorgiaDistrictFinancialReport
Ministers' Tithe ‐ 5 Year Comparison
$1,382,134.23
$700,000.00
$1,320,709.15
$900,000.00
$1,307,492.99
$1,100,000.00
$1,337,494.53
$1,300,000.00
$1,400,007.04
$1,500,000.00
$500,000.00
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
Loan Liabilities ‐ 5 Year Comparison
$8,000,000.00
$6,000,000.00
$4,000,000.00
$2,000,000.00
$12,298,294.97
$10,000,000.00
$13,450,615.91
$12,000,000.00
$14,639,365.43
$14,000,000.00
$15,456,172.10
$16,000,000.00
$16,655,628.88
$18,000,000.00
$0.00
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
Loan Fund During 2014, the District was able loan to our churches $396,973.94. This loan fund helps our DCA and GCA churches have access to funds for repairs, updates, etc. that most would be unable to obtain through traditional lending. All the loans made through the loan fund are current in their repayments. 2014 ANNUAL REPORT
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2014
GeorgiaDistrictFinancialReport
2014 Cash Balance Sheet Currency Assets FUND GENERAL FUND CHURCH SERVICES MINISTERS SERVICES REGIONAL SERVICES MISSIONS SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP SERVICES (ED) GEORGIA MISSIONS CHURCH LOAN FUND – NOTE 1 GSOM ADULT MINISTRIES CHI ALPHA MINISTRIES STUDENT MINISTRIES CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES CE/SMALL GROUPS TIMBER LAKE TOTAL DECEMBER 31, 2013
BALANCES
555,801.82
52,938.14
37,446.51
46,263.17
18,130.82
25,801.90
136,317.73
11,659.66
12,765.11
34,905.47
27,583.36
4,566.49
43,916.63
(60,983.81)
947,113.00
DECEMBER 31,2014
BALANCES
602,444.00
120,014.59
45,690.13
56,384.84
17,643.30
31,801.42
110,261.51
(64,590.15)
20,023.56
34,080.02
5,378.13
30,919.45
21,415.41
36,865.19
(98,554.07)
969,777.33
Available Cash (restricted/designated funds not included) – December 31, 2014 ............. 969,777.33 Designated Funds – December 31, 2014 ...................................................................... 347,500.55 Church Plant .................................................................................. 91,906.12 Deferred Maintenance ................................................................... 85,250.00 Medical Insurance Reserve Fund .................................................. 30,912.04 Timber Lake Deferred Maintenance ............................................. 79,432.39 Timber Lake (Sprinkler Code Upgrade) ......................................... 60,000.00 Temporary Restricted Funds – December 31, 2014 ....................................................... 50,504.23 Balance in Checking Account December 31, 2014 (includes Designated/Restricted Funds) . 1,367,782.11 General Fund Reserve December 31, 2014 (4% compounded quarterly) .................... 322,600.75 Cash Assets in all Accounts – December 31, 2014 ..................................................... 1,690,382.86 Note 1 Page 10
The deficit in the Loan Fund is due to paying off a $217,917.53 SunTrust loan in December 2014. 2014 ANNUAL REPORT
GeorgiaDistrictFinancialReport
2014
General Fund General Fund Income Ministers Tithe ......................................... $1,382,134.23 District Meetings ........................................... $21,718.49 Credential Fees ............................................. $10,226.47 Copier .............................................................. $7,557.38 Reimbursements ............................................. $5,113.50 All Other Income ............................................. $1,080.48 Total General Fund Income ................................................ $1,427,830.55 General Fund Expenses Operating Expenses .................................... $129,730.32 Property Expenses ........................................ $70,221.34 Executive Salaries/Benefits ......................... $322,578.38 Department Head Salaries/Benefits ........... $212,408.28 Support Staff Salaries/Benefits ................... $167,770.04 Ministry/Designated Giving ......................... $354,203.14 District Meetings ........................................... $45,648.87 District Travel ................................................ $58,441.88 Presbytery Expenses ..................................... $19,746.16 Total General Fund Expenses ............................................. $1,380,748.41 Church Services General Income Transferred from General Fund ...................... $2,000.04 Insurance Claims/Property Exp. Recovery .. $117,912.24 Mortgage Payments ...................................... $79,332.90 Loan/Property Payments .............................. $87,553.30 Loan Retirement ........................................... $23,156.56 Rent Income .................................................. $41,479.29 Total Church Services Income ................................................ $351,434.33 Church Services Expenses Operating Expenses ........................................ $4,020.73 Mortgage Payments .................................... $160,556.48 Insurance/Property/Assistance .................. $113,780.67 Church Loan .................................................... $6,000.00 Total Church Services Expenses ............................................. $284,357.88 2014 ANNUAL REPORT
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GeorgiaDistrictFinancialReport
2014
Ministers Services Ministers Services Income Transfer Funds .............................................. $17,500.00 Ministers Service Offerings ............................ $1,305.00 Benevolence/Memorial Offerings .................... $275.00 Total Ministers Services Income .............................................. $19,080.00 Ministers Services Expenses Operating Expenses ............................................... $9.26 Sabbaticals ...................................................... $1,000.00 Minister Helps ................................................ $ 9,827.12 Total Ministers Services Expenses ........................................... $10,836.38 Regional Services Regional Services Income Transfer Funds .............................................. $36,002.63 Total Regional Services Income ............................................... $36,002.63 Regional Services Expenses Regional Expenses ........................................ $25,880.96 Total Regional Services Expenses ............................................ $25,880.96 Missions Services Missions Services Income Transfer Funds .............................................. $23,698.52 Total Missions Services Income ............................................... $23,698.52 Missions Services Expenses US Missions ..................................................... $8,231.42 World Missions Expenses ............................. $15,954.62 Total Missions Services Expenses ............................................ $24,186.04 Scholarship Services Scholarship Services Income Transfer Funds ................................................ $8,000.00 Total Scholarship Services Income ............................................. $8,000.00 Scholarship Services Expenses Operating Expenses ............................................... $0.48 Scholarship ...................................................... $2,000.00 Total Scholarship Services Expenses .......................................... $2,000.48 Page 12
2014 ANNUAL REPORT
2014
GeorgiaDistrictFinancialReport
Georgia Missions Georgia Mission Income General Income ............................................... $9,032.29 Church Plants .................................................. $2,480.00 Covenant Fund .............................................. $24,078.39 Transfer from General Fund ......................... $54,000.04 Total Georgia Mission Income ................................................. $89,590.72 Georgia Mission Expenses Operating Expenses ........................................... $696.41 Payroll Expenses ........................................... $33,619.52 District Events ................................................... 7,276.46 New Works Expense ..................................... $61,300.00 Church Plants & Assessments ....................... $12,754.55 Total Georgia Missions Expenses ........................................... $115,646.94 Loan Fund Loan Fund Income Loan Repayments ........................................ $328,255.21 Total Loan Fund Income ........................................................ $328,255.21 Loan Fund Expenses New Loans ................................................... $396,973.94 Transfer Funds ................................................ $7,531.08 Total Loan Fund Expenses ..................................................... $404,505.02 Georgia School of Ministry Georgia School of Ministry Income Tuition ........................................................... $27,935.72 Other Income ..................................................... $984.46 Total GSOM Income ................................................................ $28,920.18 Georgia School of Ministry Expenses Operating Expenses ....................................... $ 4,602.09 Payroll Expenses ........................................... $17,059.64 Total GSOM Expenses ............................................................. $21,661.73 2014 ANNUAL REPORT
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GeorgiaDistrictFinancialReport
2014
Adult Ministries Adult Ministries Income Women’s Ministry General Income ............................................. $23,126.48 Life ................................................................... $9,100.00 District Events ............................................... $17,029.54 Total WM Income ................................................................... $49,256.02 Men’s Ministries General Income ............................................... $3,306.12 District Events ................................................. $6,343.35 Total Men’s Income .................................................................. $9,649.47 Light for the Lost Total LFTL Income ................................................................... $21,806.79 Senior Adult General Income ............................................... $2,774.63 District Events ............................................... $10,825.20 Total SA Income ...................................................................... $13,599.83 Total Adult Ministries Income ................................................. $94,312.11 Adult Ministries Expenses Women’s Ministry Operating Expenses ...................................... $13,413.47 Payroll Expenses/Stipends ............................ $22,553.13 District Events ............................................... $11,277.50 Total WM Ministries Expenses ................................................ $47,244.10 Men’s Ministries Operating Expenses ........................................... $729.23 Payroll Expenses/Stipends .............................. $6,811.85 District Events ................................................. $3,651.39 Total Men’s Ministries Expenses ............................................. $11,192.47 Light for the Lost Operating Expenses ........................................ $1,520.34 Payroll Expenses/Stipends .............................. $6,111.85 District Events ............................................... $11,104.39 Total LFTL Expenses ................................................................. $18,736.58 Senior Adult Operating Expenses ........................................... $862.03 Payroll Expenses/Stipends .............................. $5,011.74 District Events ............................................... $12,090.64 Total SA Ministries Expenses ................................................... $17,964.41 Total Adult Ministries Expenses .............................................. $95,137.56 Page 14
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GeorgiaDistrictFinancialReport
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Student Ministries Student Ministries Income General Income ............................................. $15,624.27 District Events ............................................. $288,575.45 Speed the Light ............................................. $85,576.50 Summer Camp Revenues ............................ $161,742.81 Total Student Ministries Income .......................................... $ 551,519.03 Student Ministries Expenses Operating Expenses ..................................... $ 19,055.68 Payroll Expenses ........................................... $37,797.28 District Events ............................................. $277,004.19 Speed the Light Expenses ............................. $65,922.94 Camp Expenses ........................................... $148,402.85 Total Student Ministries Expenses ......................................... $548,182.94 CE/Small Groups CE/Small Groups Income Offerings and Church Ministries ................... $14,796.96 Total CE/Small Groups Income ................................................ $14,796.96 CE/Small Groups Expenses Operating Expenses ............................................. $37.02 District Events .............................................. $21,811.38 Total CE/Small Groups Expenses ............................................. $21,848.40 Timber Lake Retreat Center Timber Lake Income General Income ............................................... $5,993.73 Rental Income ............................................. $268,668.15 Concessions ................................................... $17,979.49 Transfer from General Fund ......................... $50,000.04 Total Timber Lake Income .................................................... $ 342,641.41 Timber Lake Expenses Operating Expenses ................................... $ 185,208.15 Payroll Expenses ........................................... $64,051.31 Camps & Retreat Expenses ......................... $130,952.21 Total Timber Lake Expenses ................................................. $ 380,211.67 2014 ANNUAL REPORT
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GeorgiaDistrictFinancialReport
2014
Children’s Ministries Children’s Ministries Income Girls Ministries General Income ............................................. $26,248.70 District Events ............................................... $16,124.01 Total Girls Income .................................................................. $ 42,372.71 Royal Rangers General Income ............................................. $15,760.52 District Events ............................................... $26,866.34 Total RR Income ..................................................................... $ 42,626.86 Kids Ministries General Income ............................................. $13,523.11 District Events .............................................. $14,621.85 BGMC ........................................................... $48,534.51 Camp Income .............................................. $129,585.96 Total Kid’s Ministries Income ............................................... $ 206,265.43 Total Children’s Ministries Income ........................................ $291,265.00 Children’s Ministries Expenses Girls Ministries Operating Expenses ...................................... $12,454.81 Payroll Expenses/Stipends .............................. $5,086.22 District Events ............................................... $19,203.53 Total Girls Ministries Expenses ............................................... $ 36,744.56 Royal Rangers Operating Expenses ........................................ $1,883.77 Payroll Expenses ............................................. $5,086.22 District Events ............................................... $25,612.27 Total Royal Rangers Expenses ................................................. $32,582.26 Kid's Ministries Operating Expenses ..................................... $ 15,037.84 Payroll Expenses ........................................... $10,173.44 District Events ............................................... $21,836.15 BGMC Expense .............................................. $47,331.23 Camp Expenses ........................................... $110,710.60 Total Kid’s Ministries Expenses ............................................. $205,089.26 Total Children’s Ministries Expenses ..................................... $274,416.08 Page 16
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Chi Alpha Ministries Chi Alpha Income Transfer Funds .............................................. $10,000.00 REACH Missions .............................................. $1,020.00 Internship ........................................................... $515.00 Total Chi Alpha Income .......................................................... $ 11,535.00 Chi Alpha Expenses Operating Expenses ........................................ $3,559.72 District Events ................................................. $2,597.15 Total Chi Alpha Expenses .......................................................... $6,156.87 2014 ANNUAL REPORT
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2014
WorldMissionsReport–DennisLacy
“EMPOWERED…so all can hear.”
As we raise funds, build buildings, train, and send leaders around the world, we continue to be dependent
on the Holy Spirit.
“Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit…” Zechariah 4:6
Over the past 100 years, we have seen our worldwide fellowship grow to more than 65,000,000 believers,
338,000 churches, 2,000 Bible schools, and 119,000 Bible School students. While our strategy of the
indigenous principles is a good one and has certainly facilitated some of that growth, we would all affirm
that the principal reason for the growth has been the Holy Spirit’s outpouring upon our world missions.
Our leadership at AGWM is casting a vision for the future in these three areas: partnership, unreached
people groups, and the suffering church.
Thank you, Georgia District, for embracing this vision and making a great impact around the world. You
are making a difference.
Last year, Georgia contributed $5,083,877. We ranked #18 in the nation. Take a moment and review the
giving totals for the top 25 missions giving churches on the following page.
The top three giving churches (in total missions) for 2014 are:
#1 First Assembly, Griffin, Pastor Randy Valimont
#2 Evangel Temple, Columbus, Pastor Paul Thomas
#3 The Church at Chapel Hill, Douglasville, Pastor Dave Divine
$2,018,196.53
$ 421,685.32
$ 396,462.26
We remain committed to reaching all people in all nations, with all the Gospel. All we do – is “so all can
hear.”
Thank you, Georgia, for your partnership in this great endeavor!
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2014 ANNUAL REPORT
2014 GLOBAL MISSIONS GIVING
TOP 40 CHURCHES
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First Assembly of God
Evangel Temple
The Church at Chapel Hill
Assembly of God Tabernacle
Abundant Life Assembly of God
Solid Rock Assembly of God
Calvary Assembly of God
Trinity Fellowship Assembly of God
The Assembly at Warner Robins
North Highland Assembly of God
Evangel Community Church Assemblies of God
Life Church Smyrna Assembly of God
Roswell Assembly of God
First Assembly of God
Christ Community Church
First Assembly of God
Trinity Temple Assembly of God
First Assembly of God
First Assembly of God
Maranatha Assembly of God
First Assembly of God
First Assembly of God
Glad Tidings Church
The Church at College Station
Stone Edge Church
Pike County Assembly of God
Atlanta International Church
Believer's Fellowship Assembly of God
Parkway Assembly of God
Lakeside Assembly of God
Calvary Assembly of God
Dexter Assembly of God
University Avenue Assembly of God
Victory Tabernacle Assembly of God
Trinity Assembly of God
Hidden Treasures Assembly of God
Calvary Assembly of God
Radiant Life Christian Fellowship
The Praise Center Assembly of God
Faith Family Church
Griffin
Columbus
Douglasville
Decatur
Jackson
Midland
Atlanta
Sharpsburg
Warner Robins
Columbus
Snellville
Smyrna
Roswell
Lincolnton
Cumming
Dallas
Columbus
McDonough
Augusta
Rincon
Waycross
Vidalia
Jonesboro
Athens
Macon
Zebulon
Atlanta
Conyers
Macon
Moultrie
Pooler
Dexter
Columbus
Albany
Soperton
Kingsland
Cedartown
Savannah
Monroe
Acworth
$2,018,196.53
$421,685.32
$396,462.26
$323,838.96
$284,025.50
$227,532.85
$223,471.96
$222,255.51
$193,666.64
$162,411.28
$127,712.76
$124,054.50
$114,607.45
$113,575.50
$103,002.34
$80,805.70
$77,024.94
$65,553.71
$63,798.15
$48,701.64
$48,130.40
$44,426.00
$43,598.00
$39,679.00
$35,623.29
$35,526.35
$35,445.86
$35,084.00
$33,963.88
$33,451.90
$33,161.00
$32,181.72
$27,857.44
$27,134.00
$24,430.00
$24,136.95
$23,844.80
$23,078.39
$22,967.80
$22,948.47
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2014 WORLD MISSIONS GIVING
TOP 40 CHURCHES
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
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37
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39
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First Assembly of God
Evangel Temple
Assembly of God Tabernacle
The Church at Chapel Hill
Abundant Life Assembly of God
Trinity Fellowship Assembly of God
Calvary Assembly of God
Solid Rock Assembly of God
North Highland Assembly of God
Christ Community Church
First Assembly of God
The Assembly at Warner Robins
Evangel Community Church Assemblies of God
Life Church Smyrna Assembly of God
Roswell Assembly of God
Trinity Temple Assembly of God
First Assembly of God
First Assembly of God
First Assembly of God
Glad Tidings Church
First Assembly of God
Maranatha Assembly of God
Parkway Assembly of God
First Assembly of God
Stone Edge Church
Believer's Fellowship Assembly of God
Calvary Assembly of God
The Church at College Station
Lakeside Assembly of God
Dexter Assembly of God
Hidden Treasures Assembly of God
Calvary Assembly of God
Atlanta International Church
Pike County Assembly of God
The Praise Center Assembly of God
Victory Tabernacle Assembly of God
Living Waters Assembly of God
Faith Family Church
University Avenue Assembly of God
First Assembly of God
Griffin
Columbus
Decatur
Douglasville
Jackson
Sharpsburg
Atlanta
Midland
Columbus
Cumming
Lincolnton
Warner Robins
Snellville
Smyrna
Roswell
Columbus
Dallas
Augusta
McDonough
Jonesboro
Waycross
Rincon
Macon
Vidalia
Macon
Conyers
Pooler
Athens
Moultrie
Dexter
Kingsland
Cedartown
Atlanta
Zebulon
Monroe
Albany
Riverdale
Acworth
Columbus
Adel
$876,063.26
$344,903.25
$276,116.46
$240,894.28
$226,069.44
$207,335.51
$206,664.37
$130,182.50
$113,186.01
$93,037.34
$91,082.50
$90,291.90
$87,622.10
$84,992.18
$65,473.24
$62,113.34
$61,448.63
$55,341.15
$52,862.69
$41,421.00
$38,463.81
$33,735.64
$31,292.08
$30,887.00
$27,980.29
$26,624.00
$23,666.00
$23,599.00
$23,364.57
$21,437.72
$20,976.63
$20,495.00
$20,240.86
$19,982.00
$18,922.00
$17,934.00
$17,782.00
$17,748.47
$14,869.46
$14,604.00
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2014 U. S. MISSIONS GIVING
TOP 40 CHURCHES
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
First Assembly of God
Abundant Life Assembly of God
Evangel Temple
The Church at Chapel Hill
Assembly of God Tabernacle
North Highland Assembly of God
Trinity Assembly of God
Life Church Smyrna Assembly of God
Roswell Assembly of God
Atlanta International Church
The Church at College Station
Radiant Life Christian Fellowship
Trinity Fellowship Assembly of God
The Assembly at Warner Robins
First Assembly of God
Dexter Assembly of God
Evangel Community Church Assemblies of God
Church of the Nations
First Assembly of God
Solid Rock Assembly of God
Calvary Assembly of God
First Assembly of God
University Avenue Assembly of God
Pike County Assembly of God
First Assembly of God
Maranatha Assembly of God
First Assembly of God
Calvary Assembly of God
Cornerstone Fellowship
First Assembly of God
Stone Edge Church
Life Bridge Inner City Assembly of God
Southside Assembly of God
Trinity Temple Assembly of God
First Assembly of God
Christ Community Church
Believer's Fellowship Assembly of God
The Refuge Church
First Assembly of God of Cairo
Gateway Assembly of God
Griffin
Jackson
Columbus
Douglasville
Decatur
Columbus
Soperton
Smyrna
Roswell
Atlanta
Athens
Savannah
Sharpsburg
Warner Robins
Lincolnton
Dexter
Snellville
Athens
Vidalia
Midland
Pooler
Dallas
Columbus
Zebulon
McDonough
Rincon
Waycross
Atlanta
Dacula
Baxley
Macon
Savannah
Savannah
Columbus
Augusta
Cumming
Conyers
Perry
Cairo
Columbus
60,056.02
35,872.00
34,526.00
33,960.00
30,395.00
27,315.00
19,207.50
17,110.00
15,325.00
14,265.00
12,800.00
11,608.92
11,420.00
10,165.00
9,925.00
9,767.00
9,195.00
8,875.00
8,175.00
7,200.00
6,940.00
6,900.00
6,730.00
6,540.00
6,500.00
6,290.00
6,240.25
6,235.00
6,000.00
5,216.68
4,975.00
4,940.00
4,810.00
4,779.00
4,595.00
4,250.00
4,220.00
3,600.00
3,200.67
3,000.00
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2014
LightfortheLostReport–BillyThomas
We read in Isaiah 55:11 (ESV):
“
so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that
which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it”.
There are times that this “word” has been interpreted as the Holy Scripture, but it goes much
further than this. This verse actually refers to God’s promises and His purposes. The Word of God
(Scripture) is the complete outline of the promises of God. Therefore, it is the Promises of God, found in
the Word of God that fully describes the purposes of God.
What is God’s purpose? That all people may have the opportunity to hear the Word of God! The
brilliance of this purpose is simple, once they hear, the seed is planted and a potential is laid for a harvest.
Light for the Lost has one mission; “to empower the church to provide God’s Word for every
person on the planet.” With this mission at the heart of the ministry for over sixty-two years, over three
hundred million dollars has been given to take the purpose of God around the world. It has been said that
for every dollar given to LFTL, three people will hear the message. With that in mind, LFTL has reached
close to a billion people with the Word of God!
As I have been assigned as the new district LFTL director, I would like to say a very special
thank you to Brad Fussell for his ten years of exceptional leadership to LFTL. As a friend and colleague,
Brad has left a great foundation for me to work from. With his advice and wisdom, I begin this journey
and just pray to continue what he has worked to do.
In 2014, Georgia district was number two in their division giving 233,040.93 to LFTL. We had
100 churches that participated in this goal! I will be announcing the top five and thanking you personally
during our district council. To all of you, I say thank you for your faithfulness. To those that were unable
to join LFTL in 2014, I am inviting you to join us in 2015 for the greatest year ever!
During 2015 there will be changes with our district LFTL. This year, instead of the sectional
banquets we will be having two large LFTL Celebrations: one at men’s retreat and one at minister’s
retreat. There will also be three regional events in our district. I will join you for sectional meetings,
missions’ services and other activities in the months to come.
This year, every church is being given a “zip drive” with the new LFTL Celebrate the Light
campaign videos. We are asking you to show the videos in your church on Sunday the 13th of September
and take an offering for LFTL. This will also be your time to make a commitment for 2016 for your
monthly giving to LFTL. I believe in 2016 we can give $300,000.00 to fulfill the purpose of God with
His Word!
On Saturday, September 19th, we will come together at our district men’s retreat and share our
offerings and pledges. You do not want to miss this great Saturday morning celebration! We will
celebrate how Georgia men believe in the purpose of God to take the Word of God around the world.
2014 LIGHT FOR THE LOST GIVING – TOP 5 CHURCHES
First Assembly of God
The Church at Chapel Hill
Calvary Assembly of God
Assembly of God Tabernacle
First Assembly of God
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Griffin
Douglasville
Atlanta
Decatur
Dallas
63,960.00
25,491.67
21,295.00
9,030.00
7,958.54
2014 ANNUAL REPORT
ChurchPlantingReport–RossWiseman
2014
The GACMN celebrates with you the planting of 9 churches in 2014! God is at work through
the Georgia District Council and together we are making an impact in Georgia. Thank you for
your investment to reach those who are far from God. Your contributions through finances and
relational support have helped these planters introduce many to an encounter with the power
and presence of God our Savior, Healer, & Baptizer!
With you on the Journey,
PAC: Parent Affiliated Church
-Ross
DCA: District Affiliated Church
The Refuge, Waverly Hall (Kevin & Stacey Baker) - PAC
Cross Connection, Lookout Mountain (Robert Kosch) - PAC
Riverside Church, Atlanta (Dale & Andrea Stephens) - PAC
Cornerstone AG, Augusta (Freddie Burman) - DCA
Thrive Chapel, Woodstock (Sean & Tara Jazdzyk) - DCA
Freedom Church, Albany (Kenneth D. Hodges) - DCA
Centerville Community Church, Centerville (Justin & Elizabeth Wright) – DCA
Faith Community Church, Covington (David & Shannon Grace) - DCA
The Light, Savannah (Phillip Ford) - DCA
Giving to plants and planters – *$74,505.55 (Includes $60,000 in Covenant Funds)
BGMC Investment in Church Planting: $8,000
Thank you Gay Wall for your investment in GA Church Multiplication
I would also like to thank John Dougherty for leading the GA Students to invest $21,000 into
multiplying churches in 2015 through Speed the Light! It’s this kind of forward thinking and
support throughout all our ministries and churches that will make Georgia a multiplying
machine! I am so excited to serve a district that gets it! Please continue to pray for and support
the planters in your region. These are your plants and planters. You will never know the
encouragement even a quick coffee with a planter brings.
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AdultMinistriesReport–JaneCollins
2014
“If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another...” 1 John 1:7a. How blessed we were in 2015 as our Georgia Adult Ministries Department came together in fellowship and shared the light of God’s truth and grace. Georgia Men’s Ministries was “fired up” as Pastor Jeremiah Hosford ministered at the “Men on Fire!” retreat in April. Accompanied by his vibrant worship team from Abundant Life, he preached with a powerful anointing of the Holy Spirit. The men were blessed as they enjoyed the rustic backdrop of Timber Lake, and God moved in their hearts. Our Georgia men gave more than $240,000 to Light for the Lost in 2014, and our Georgia women gave nearly $64,000 in their L.I.F.E. Offerings and nearly $2,000 to Convoy of Hope. How thankful I am for the heart for Missions that is evident throughout our Adult Ministries Department. “A Heart to Know Me” was the National Women’s Ministries theme for 2014. As the ladies met for Ladies Fall Connection in Columbus in September, they enjoyed the ministry of Jodi Detrick, author of The Jesus‐Hearted Woman. Pastor Grant Collins also shared a timely message during the Friday afternoon session and challenged women to reclaim their God‐given purpose. The women brought new and lightly worn shoes and bags of all types to the retreat, and these were sold in a “boutique” setting with profits of $1,747. This amount was added to the offering received, and the total of $3,219 was presented to Georgia missionaries Jonathan and Sharon Brown, along with all the remaining shoes and bags, for their ministry in the inner city of Savannah. Well over $7,000 worth of items were donated for this ministry. What an incredible weekend our ladies shared! Georgia Ministry Wives enjoyed a lovely “Her Green Room” luncheon at our 2014 District Council at North Highland in Columbus. These ladies had a second opportunity to be together at Church Ministries Conference where Kerry Clarensau spoke regarding marriage in the ministry. The Ministers Retreat at St. Simon’s Island allowed our Ministry Wives a third opportunity to fellowship as they toured Jekyll Island and enjoyed a delicious “high tea” experience. These times of connecting resulted in encouraging and uplifting moments for these women who give so sacrificially. The Senior Adults of Georgia were thrilled as they came together in October for their 2014 retreat with the ministry of Christian Comedian/Minister Lee McBride. “Life’s A Trip!” was the theme, and Lee truly ministered to the hearts of these seniors as he honored and loved them throughout their days of relaxation and joy in Toccoa. The last night found them sharing their music favorites as they sang praises to their “first love”. As we look forward to the remaining months ahead in 2015, we must not pause on the side of the track as we run our race. Let us cheer each other on as we come together throughout the Page 24
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year. Let us bring our leaders to Church Ministries Conference in August and allow iron to sharpen iron. As our ladies gather for Ladies Fall Connection in Warner Robins in September, may they be challenged by the ministry of Deanna Shrodes to love selflessly so they might enjoy “A Beautiful Life”. I pray our men will thrive as they unite in worship and focus at the Men’s Ministries Retreat in September at Timber Lake. Finally, may God pour out his blessings upon our Senior Adults in October as Dr. Ron Westbury ministers to their hearts. Let us run our race side by side and urge each other forward around every bend. The Georgia District joins me in expressing sincere appreciation to Pastor Brad Fussell for his steadfast leadership of Light for the Lost and Men’s Ministries in the years 2012‐2014 and welcomes Pastor Billy Thomas as he has received the baton of leadership for Light for the Lost. Many thanks to my faithful assistant, Rochelle Brumbalow, who always stands ready to serve, and to all those helping hands across this state who give of their time to build the body of Christ. The Adult Ministries Department is unique in that its teams are built solely upon volunteers. Pastors, thank you for supporting these volunteers as they serve needs within your churches and across Georgia. Rick Collins, thank you for sharing your wisdom and your love with me, with our children and grandchildren, as well as with this Georgia Assemblies of God family. Proverbs 10:9 says, “The man of integrity walks securely”, and I gratefully and humbly follow in your footsteps as you follow in those of Christ. Praise God from whom all blessings flow! 2014 ANNUAL REPORT
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2014
TOP TEN CHURCHES GIVING TO
BECKY FOR L.I.F.E.
LIFE CHURCH Smyrna Assembly of God, Smyrna
$5,387.32
Cathedral of Praise Assembly of God, Brooks
$4,037.51
North Highland Assembly of God, Columbus
$3,441.00
First Assembly of God, Dallas
$3,347.00
Evangel Temple Assembly of God, Columbus
$2,596.09
Abundant Life Church, Jackson
$2,228.00
The Rock Church, Valdosta
$2,043.20
Lakeside Assembly of God, Moultrie
$1,689.00
Maranatha Assembly of God, Rincon
$1,500.00
Father’s House Ministries, Inc. , Conyers
$1,450.00
TOP TEN CHURCHES GIVING PER CAPITA TO
BECKY FOR LIFE
Cathedral of Praise Assembly of God, Brooks
$ 389.17
LIFE CHURCH Smyrna Assembly of God, Smyrna
$ 107.75
First Assembly of God, Donalsonville
$
94.29
First Assembly of God, Dallas
$
83.68
Father’s House Ministries, Inc., Conyers
$
72.50
The Church at College Station, Athens
$
72.25
First Assembly of God, Vidalia
$
66.67
Calvary Assembly of God, Cedartown
$
59.70
First Assembly of God, Lincolnton
$
58.00
Edgewood Assembly of God, Columbus
$
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StudentMinistriesReport–JohnDougherty
2014
Teen Bible Quiz‐ Doug Black continues to lead our growing Teen Bible Quiz by adding scholarships in 2014 to our top quizzers! We want to reward those students that work diligently studying the Word and there is no better way than to assist them as they enter the university campus. Generous contributors have seen the value in TBQ and have signed on to fund these scholarships and we are eternally grateful for their impact. Fine Arts Festival‐ Our District Fine Arts Festival was hosted by Evangel Temple in Columbus with over 500 student participants presenting in 700+ areas. Georgia Fine Arts continues to grow as we place an ever‐increasing emphasis on our students developing and deploying their gifts. A special thank you to Pastor Paul Thomas and the incredible staff and volunteers of Evangel Temple. Your warm welcome to our Georgia FAF participants is incredible! Youth Camp‐ Nearly 1300 attended our summer youth camp and we saw hundreds saved, filled with the Spirit and called into ministry. I am so proud of the many volunteers that serve faithfully each summer to make Georgia one of the best summer camps around. We continued the Reach|Initiative for churches that have not attended youth camp in the last 2 years. This initiative offers 1 full scholarship to be used by that church to help defer the costs of their launching camp into their youth ministry again. We had several churches take advantage of this and it will also continue in 2015. Rewind has also proven to be an added benefit to our students wanting to attend multiple weeks of camp. AIM‐ AIM/Colombia was an incredible success as we took 132 to Armenia, Colombia to work with a team of missionaries led by Ryan and Caitlyn Jordan. Georgia had one of the largest District foreign AIM trip in the nation in 2014 and we are so proud of our students for catching the vision for short‐term missions. We partnered with several local churches and saw many lives changed through school assemblies and revival services. We saw many miracles take place during that week of ministry. The youth department wants every Georgia student to participate in one AIM trip before leaving High School because we know that it can change their lives. I am so proud of Georgia students and leaders catching the vision for missions! (Georgia AIM Team at Crusade service.) 2014 ANNUAL REPORT
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Speed The Light‐ Georgia had the honor of being recognized as 11th in the nation for Speed‐The‐Light giving in 2014 with $215,595.20! Missionaries serving all over the world are spreading the Good News with essential equipment provided by Speed‐The‐Light and our Georgia churches are making it happen! On behalf of missionaries serving all around the world and right here in Georgia, thank you! Here are just some of the projects that you funded in 2014: COUNTRY/REGION Middle East/Sensitive Middle East/Sensitive Ecuador I Heart Church Christ Foundation A/G Motorcycle Chaplaincy Thrive Chapel Faith Community Church Centerville Community Church Freedom Church of Albany Motorcycle Chaplaincy Middle East/Sensitive Teen Challenge Brazil Ecuador Romania PROJECT Vehicle Refurbish Vehicle Refurbish TV Equipment New Church Grant New Church Grant Vehicle Transfer New Church Grant New Church Grant New Church Grant New Church Grant Vehicle Repair Vehicle Vehicle Vehicle Vehicle Vehicle MISSIONARY Middle East/Sensitive Middle East/Sensitive Unsion Fred Higgins Fred Higgins Middle East/Sensitive Ed Dalbello Thom Davis Ellena Munguia AMOUNT 4,000 4,000 30,000 3,500 3,500 15,536 3,500 3,500 3,500 3,500 492 50,000 8,000 25,000 10,000 10,372 I firmly believe that Speed‐The‐Light is a “non‐negotiable” when it comes to our missions programs and should be a part of every missions‐minded church; because every missionary needs transportation and equipment. Currently, only 32% of our District churches give anything to Speed‐The‐Light. Our missionaries and church plants need us. As you can see above, we just recently funded $21,000 in Georgia church plant grants to help them purchase presentation equipment. These grants are essential, and just another way that Speed‐The‐Light helps build the Kingdom. New missionary projects are added every month, so come on Georgia! Let’s be 100% committed to resourcing our missionaries! Below are some of our current projects that need our attention: CURRENT PROJECTS FOR 2015 COUNTRY/REGION PROJECT MISSIONARY AMOUNT Cambodia Middle East/Sensitive Europe Leadership Project Middle East/Sensitive Brazil Thailand Kenya Field Vehicle for outreach Vehicle Tablets for training Vehicle Video Equipment Vehicle Customs/Import Fees Ken Huff Middle East/Sensitive Life Publishers Middle East/Sensitive Ed Dalbello Anna Foster Jonathan Cooper 9,000 35,000 35,000 20,000 5,000 35,000 10,000 Page 28
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Albania Ecuador Romania Teen Challenge Motorcycle Chaplaincy Vehicle Refurbish Vehicle Vehicle Vehicle Vehicle (Critical Need) Kurt Plagenhoef Thom Davis Ellena Munguia TC Middle GA Fred Higgins 4,000 30,000 10,000 12,000 25,000 TOP 25 SPEED‐THE‐LIGHT First Assembly of God
Assembly of God Tabernacle
First Assembly of God
Calvary Assembly of God
North Highland Assembly of God
Evangel Temple
First Assembly of God
The Church at Chapel Hill
Abundant Life Assembly of God
Christ Community Church
Lakeside Assembly of God
The Assembly at Warner Robins
First Assembly of God
Parkway Assembly of God
Trinity Fellowship Assembly of God
First Assembly of God
Church of the Nations
First Assembly of God
Faith Family Church
First Assembly of God
Evangel Community Church Assemblies of God
Full Life Church Mableton Assembly of God
Lakeside Assembly of God
Rescue Atlanta Church of the Assemblies of God
Life Church Smyrna Assembly of God
Griffin
Decatur
Lincolnton
Dunwoody
Columbus
Columbus
Vidalia
Douglasville
Jackson
Cumming
Moultrie
Warner Robins
Dallas
Macon
Sharpsburg
McDonough
Athens
Rome
Acworth
Waycross
Snellville
Mableton
Eastman
Marietta
Smyrna
GA
GA
GA
GA
GA
GA
GA
GA
GA
GA
GA
GA
GA
GA
GA
GA
GA
GA
GA
GA
GA
GA
GA
GA
GA
$ 22,709.88
$ 22,681.50
$ 14,130.00
$ 10,051.08
$ 9,953.95
$ 9,191.19
$ 8,650.00
$ 8,547.55
$ 8,387.27
$ 7,967.56
$ 6,993.82
$ 6,712.40
$ 6,626.16
$ 6,467.58
$ 5,315.97
$ 5,000.00
$ 4,010.00
$ 4,000.00
$ 3,843.82
$ 3,709.82
$ 2,858.31
$ 2,717.30
$ 2,503.01
$ 2,500.00
$ 2,365.60
Made4More‐ This past fall, the Made4More Conference brought 150+ girls and leaders together for a gender‐specific gathering to tackle the issues faced by our young ladies. With all‐girl worship bands, lively speakers and many different breakout sessions for our young ladies to choose from, you can see why this has turned into an amazing time for our Teen Girls Ministry. Jennifer Dougherty is doing an incredible job as our Georgia Teen Girls Representative! ONE Conference‐ This past February, students and leaders from all across Georgia arrived at The Assembly of God Tabernacle in Decatur as we kicked‐off our newly rebranded District youth conference. This conference was one of the most impactful that I have been a part of. So many amazing testimonies have been sent to us of how God touched the lives of students and leaders. Look at these: 2014 ANNUAL REPORT
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G.T., age 16: “…So, Pastor John, I prayed a dangerous prayer. "God please do a work in me at One Conference and please touch me in a mighty way. Refresh me and renew my strength." And can I tell you that He did above and beyond all that I asked or could ever think!” C.W., youth leader: “She (one of their students giving a testimony on Sunday after conference) boldly told the adult church that this generation of youth was not the future church. She said we are the church today and God is moving in us and we can go out and change the world with the power of the Holy Ghost now, not in the future! It was powerful. Praise the Lord and thank you again!” And there are so many more! A special thank you to those Pastors who responded to our district‐wide call to prayer for the conference and believed along with me that the Holy Spirit would bless our students with an enduring encounter with Him. Thank you to Pastor Mark Haston and the incredible staff at The Tabernacle for allowing us to come, and for being such incredible hosts. Your staff and volunteers made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. We could not do it without you! Thank you, also, to Pastor Don Saglimbene and Faith Family Church, Acworth, for assisting us with transportation for the Conference. And thank you to the many volunteers, youth leaders and Pastors that helped make it a success. Timber Lake‐ Phase 1 of the revitalization is almost complete. Though we have had numerous delays, the light is shining at the end of the tunnel and we will have the auditorium and restrooms ready for this camping season. It’s exciting to see the transformation occur and see the added momentum going into this summer. Our Timber Lake staff has worked tirelessly and I am thankful for their investment. I hold Timber Lake very near to my heart and am encouraged by the many churches giving to the revitalization campaign. So many lives, just like mine, have been changed by what God did and is doing at that very special place. Thank you for making that eternal investment in the lives of our children and students. In closing, I want to thank you for the support and encouragement that we have received personally from you and your support for Georgia Youth Ministries. Monthly financial support for the Youth Department, words of encouragement and your active involvement in events and ministry are invaluable to us as we grow and expand. The Youth Department is strong and getting stronger as we continually reevaluate, rethink, and rework the ways that we reach this generation. I have said it before and I will say it again: Youth ministry works and it’s the best thing that this generation has going for it! Our young people are desperate for an encounter with Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit. We want to help make sure that it happens in your youth ministries. I would also like to thank Superintendent Collins and the District Presbytery for the opportunity to serve this incredible District. I get to work with amazing people, and it’s easy to hit homeruns when you have leadership that believes in Youth Ministry! Thank you to Jennifer Dougherty, my administrative assistant, for her tireless work and investment into youth ministry, to the District Office staff who are ready to help whenever there is a need and the many volunteers that support our events. Also, a special thank you to all of our Sectional Youth Department Representatives for their hard work and commitment to build a network of youth ministry professionals. We couldn’t do it without you! Page 30
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Children’sMinistriesReport–GayWall
2014
"And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men." Luke 2:52. “Children's ministry is serving children and helping them to grow in relationships with God and others.” I like that statement about Children’s Ministries. All the camps, events, quizzes, missions, and yes even fun things that we do in Georgia Children’s Ministries is to help children grow with God and others. We live out this mission through Kid’s Ministries, BGMC, JBQ, Royal Rangers, and Girls Ministries. We had an incredible year in 2014! I want to thank all the men and women who serve as Children’s leaders in your churches that value children and understand the importance of these formative years in their lives. Most of the Children’s leaders throughout Georgia serve their ministry as volunteers. Thank you for your time, commitment, and passion as you serve Christ by serving children. Thank you pastors for resourcing your Children’s leaders and understanding the importance of what they do. On the District level, we are blessed to have dedicated leaders like Russell and Misty Smith, BGMC Coordinators; Derek Goodwin, Royal Rangers; Roshelle Speir, Junior Bible Quiz; and Bob Aston, Children’s Ministries Internship program. I am grateful for the great leaders who serve on our Kids, Junior Bible Quiz, Royal Ranger, and Girl’s Ministries teams. Very thankful for my two assistants, Alex Warren and Betty Hardy who both work part time, but have a full time heart for Children’s Ministries. Helen Keller’s quote, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much” is so true of our Children’s Ministries team. Together, we have accomplished much for the Kingdom of God. Georgia placed 6th in the Nation in BGMC giving with our highest giving ever for Georgia at $231,447.07! Over the past 6 years Georgia has placed in the top 10 in the Nation and 1st place in Division 3 (161 – 240 Churches) over the past 5 years!! Since 2004 Georgia has increased in BGMC giving by 190.39%! Thank you for your faithfulness in giving to BGMC!! BGMC funds in 2014 has helped in many different ways, some we can’t list because of the sensitivity of the country. Below are a few of the ways your BGMC giving has been used in 2014: Georgia Church Plants – 2014 churches ‐ Centerville Community Church; Thrive Church, Woodstock; Riverside Church, Atlanta – Since 2007 Georgia BGMC has helped 20 churches with almost $37,000! Timberlake Retreat Center, Forsyth, GA ‐ Revitalization Shepherds Club ‐ Kids Camp in Georgia – In 2014 Shepherds Club was able to help 43 kids attend Kids Camp who would not have been able to attend. Orphanage Infant Care in China Drilling Wells in Africa Kids Camp in Asia Middle East Project Life Publishers Barnabas & Practical Pastoring Project Global Initiative Network 211 Thanks to the 103 churches who partnered with the kids in Georgia this year to touch the lives of many in Georgia and across the Nations. 2014 ANNUAL REPORT
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Top Georgia Churches from the top 100 Churches in the Nation CATEGORY CHURCH CITY PLACE AMOUNT NATION First Assembly of God Griffin 8 $33,720.61 The Church at Chapel Hill Douglasville 17 $21,216.86 First Assembly of God 33 $16,336.93 The Assembly at Warner Robins Dallas Warner Robins 41 $13,409.00 Assembly of God Tabernacle Decatur 45 $12,759.00 Calvary Assembly of God Atlanta 68 $10,000.00 Top Georgia Churches from the top 100 Churches in the Nation by Division CATEGORY
CHURCH
CITY
PLACE
AMOUNT
Division 5 (1000+ Sunda y AM)
First Assembly of God
Griffin
7
$33,720.61
The Church at Chapel Hill
Douglasville
10
$21,216.86
Division 4 (501‐1000 Sunda y AM)
The Assembly at Warner Robins
Warner Robins
Assembly of God Tabernacle
Decatur
Evangel Temple
Columbus
North Highland
Columbus
Trinity Fellowship Assembly of God
Sharpsburg
Abundant Life Assembly of God
Jackson
6
8
15
23
46
56
$13,409.00
$12,759.00
$7,364.30
$5,777.56
$3,197.54
$2,583.18
Division 3 (251‐500 Sunday AM)
Calvary Assembly of God
First Assembly of God
Christ Community Church
Stone Edge Church
Atlanta
Lincolnton
Cumming
Macon
16
52
76
77
$10,000.00
$5,029.00
$4,062.78
$4,040.29
First Assembly of God
Dexter Assembly of God
Lakeside Assembly of God
First Assembly of God
Maranatha Assembly of God
Dallas
Dexter
Eastman
Douglas
Rincon
4
41
48
61
78
$16,336.93
$4,929.20
$4,400.00
$4,025.22
$3,600.00
Toccoa Assembly of God
Toccoa
72
$2,553.25
The Crossroads Church
First Assembly of God
Swainsboro
Donalsonville
41
60
$2,281.17
$2,000.00
Division 2 (101‐250 Sunday AM)
Division 1‐B (51‐100 Sunday AM)
Division 1‐A (0‐50 Sunday AM)
Girls Ministries gave $20,524.09 to Coins For Kids and Missy (Missionary Kids) and Royal Rangers gave $2,922.53 to Master Toolbox in 2014. Page 32
2014 ANNUAL REPORT
2014 GIRLS MINISTRIES “COINS FOR KIDS” & MISSY (MISSIONARIES KIDS) GIVING $1,000 OR MORE City
Church
Lead Pastor
Girls Ministries Coordinator
1
Douglas
First Assembly of God
Marshall Adcock
Betty Whitley
$4,325.22
2
Griffin
First Assembly of God
Randy Valimont
Sue Jones
$3,516.00
3
Toccoa
Toccoa Assembly of God
Lester Cowan
Karen Simpson
$2,550.61
4
Rincon
Maranatha Assembly of God
David Riner
Vickie Grovenstein
$1,250.00
5
Macon
Parkway Assembly of God
Joe Williams
Alicia Craft
$1,146.25
6
Monroe
Praise Center Assembly of God
Russell Davis
Terri Askren
$1,137.00 Amount
2014 TOP ROYAL RANGERS MASTERS TOOLBOX GIVING City
Church
Lead Pastor
Royal Ranger Commander Amount 1
Sharpsburg
Trinity Fellowship
Mark Anthony
Ron Heatherly
$625.50
2
McDonough Oak Grove Community Church
Mark Brown
Jeff O'Dell
$575.21
3
Griffin
First Assembly
Randy Valimont
Eddy Moore
$500.00
4
Lincolnton
First Assembly
L. Lewis & T. Bonds
Jason LeRoy $500.00
5
Dublin
Cornerstone AG
Eddie Rudd
Fred Houston
$305.65
Royal Rangers and Girls Ministries continues to be intentional about reaching boys and girls with a gender specific ministry. Pow Wow had 279 in attendance which emphasized “Strength & Honor”. Girls Retreat had 132 come together who learned about being “Wanted By God”. Both retreats saw kids saved and lives changed – Praise the Lord! Children’s Pastors/Leaders Retreat held at the King & Prince on St. Simons Island was our third year of connection, information, and tons of fun. Russell and Misty Smith, our speakers shared from their hearts and we went away refreshed and resourced. Fourth annual Oasis Road Race brought in over 250 registered runners or phantom runners. First year for us to add the 10K! A successful race where we were able to give $15,000 to Oasis Project to help drill a well in a rural village in Mozambique, East Africa. Junior Bible Quiz had another exciting year reaching over 160 children in 11 churches. In 2014, Atlanta Tamil in Norcross represented Georgia at National Competition and came in first place! This year, Solid Rock in Midland will be representing Georgia at Nationals. JBQ is an incredible program to help teach your kids the Word of God. 2014 ANNUAL REPORT
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Kids Camp 2014 was Cowabunga! All of our Ninja kids learned how to keep watch for the enemy who wants to kill, steal and defeat. Kids left camp this year armed with God’s Word to defeat the enemy. We had over 900 at camp over the three weeks of Kids Camp. Praise the Lord for over 148 Salvations, 60 Healings, 127 baptized in the Holy Spirit, and 54 Called into Ministry! First year for our Children’s Ministries Internship Program which allows students to come learn leadership skills and gain knowledge and perspectives in Children’s Ministries. The skills they learn help them in their future ministry at their home church, in their community or wherever they serve. We were very proud of the 3 Alpha Interns (served for two months, June and July) and the 9 Omega Interns (served the three weeks of Kids Camp). I am thankful for the many churches and individuals who gave toward The Shepherds Club in 2014. We were able to scholarship 43 kids during camp from Atlanta Dream Center, Life Bridge AG in Savannah, Missionaries Kids, plus some other special needs. Fun Arts (Fine Arts for Kids) was incredible this year with 55 students who performed in 7 different categories; Arts, Communications, Cooking/Baking, Creative Movement, Drama, Multimedia, and Music. These students are discovering their gifts and learning how to use their talents to honor God! With the POWER OF EVERYONE we have been able to continue seeing our kids grow in Christ and develop a heart for missions. It has been rewarding to serve under the leadership of Superintendent Collins and the District team. It is a high honor to serve as the Children’s Director for Georgia. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and our churches. Page 34
2014 ANNUAL REPORT
2014 BGMC GIVING TOP 40 CHURCHES 1
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City
Name
Pastor
Children's Pastor
Amount
Griffin
First Assembly of God
Randy Valimont
Russell Smith
$33,720.61
Douglasville
The Church at Chapel Hill
David Divine
Michael Gaddis
$21,216.86
Dallas
First Assembly of God
Brad Fussell
John and Heather Heiskell
$16,336.93
Warner Robins
The Assembly at Warner Robins
Mark Merrill
Jason McCoy
$13,409.00
Decatur
Assembly of God Tabernacle
Mark Haston
Frank Dinie
$12,759.00
Dunwoody
Calvary Assembly of God
Brian Campbell
Steve Bilsland
$10,000.00
Columbus
Evangel Temple
Paul Thomas
Adam Lawley
$7,364.30
Columbus
North Highland Assembly of God
Dennis Lacy
Chris Rentz
$5,777.56
Lincolnton
First Assembly of God
L Lewis and T Bonds
Chip Woodall
$5,029.00
Dexter
Dexter Assembly of God
William Nowell
Trista Kincaid
$4,929.20
Eastman
Lakeside Assembly of God
Tyler Kirkley
Justin Piper
$4,400.00
Cumming
Christ Community Church
Jason Skipper
Donovan Reed
$4,062.78
Macon
Stone Edge Church
Clint Jett
Brandi Pye
$4,040.29
Douglas
First Assembly of God
Marshall Adcock
Betty Whitley
$4,025.22
Rincon
Maranatha Assembly of God
David Riner
Vickie Grovenstein
$3,600.00
Sharpsburg
Trinity Fellowship Assembly of God
Mark Anthony
John Stienklauber
$3,197.54
Macon
Parkway Assembly of God
Joe Williams
Betty Hardy
$2,928.50
Snellville
Evangel Community Church Assemblies of God
Timothy Gross
Celeste Slater
$2,890.41
Tifton
First Assembly of God
John Thomas
John David Thomas
$2,725.00
Warner Robins
Christ Chapel Warner Robins Assembly of God
Andy King
David Clymer
$2,633.87
Waycross
First Assembly of God
Johnny Summerall
Dorothea Boatright
$2,593.59
Jackson
Abundant Life Assembly of God
Jeremiah Hosford
Dwayne Biles
$2,583.18
Toccoa
Toccoa Assembly of God
Lester Cowan
Linda Cowan
$2,553.25
Swainsboro
The Crossroads Church
Wayne Nichols
Perry
The Refuge Church
Billy Thomas, Sr.
Jamie Morris
$2,003.00
Donalsonville
First Assembly of God
James Scarborough
Gale Scarborough
$2,000.00
LaGrange
Heart of Worship Center
Steve Evans, Jr.
Jeff Delaney
$2,000.00
Blairsville
New Life Family Church
Don Parmely
Noire Helstrom
$1,929.40
Kingsland
Hidden Treasures Assembly of God
Ricky Arreola
Christina Triano
$1,890.16
Murrayville
The River Community Church
John Rayburn
Lisa Mimbs
$1,759.50
$2,281.17
Roswell
Roswell Assembly of God
Charles Newby
Deborah Myers
$1,703.20
Conyers
Believer's Fellowship Assembly of God
Jon Fennell
Lori Patterson
$1,690.00
Jefferson
Hope Crossings Assembly of God
Chris Stephens
Olivia Chandler
$1,469.00
Augusta
First Assembly of God
Baxter Stanley
Lisa Siddle
$1,396.15
Athens
Church of the Nations
Mel Holmes
Rebecca Costa
$1,300.00
Riverdale
Living Waters Assembly of God
Jason Rowland
Juan Santacruz
$1,300.00
Fort Valley
First Assembly of God
Tom Lawrence
Elaine Grinstead
$1,288.93
Valdosta
The Rock Church
Glen Starling
Danelle Starling
$1,250.00
Columbus
University Avenue Assembly of God
Jerry Sauls
Mary Dunaway
$1,236.10
Acworth
Faith Family Church
Donald Saglimbene
Scott Holloway
$1,224.65
2014 ANNUAL REPORT
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