2019 Annual Report

OUR VISION IS TO HELP PEOPLE DRAW LIFE FROM GOD AND POINT OTHERS TO HIM

WE WILL DO THAT BY HAVING A GOSPEL IDENTITY – KNOWING WE ARE UNDENIABLY FLAWED AND UNBELIEVABLY LOVED // A REACHING PRIORITY – BEING AS CONCERNED ABOUT OUTSIDERS AS WE ARE INSIDERS // LIVING IN AUTHENTIC COMMUNITY – A PLACE WHERE WE CAN BELONG AND BECOME // A SPIRITUAL INTIMACY – BELIEVING GOD WANTS A RELATIONSHIP WITH ME MORE THAN WANTING ME TO FOLLOW A SET OF RULES // OWNING A PERSONAL MINISTRY – BECOMING A SERVANT OF OTHERS INSTEAD OF A CONSUMER OF RELIGIOUS SERVICES // ONE PERSON AT A TIME // ONE FAMILY AT A TIME // ONE GROUP AT A TIME // ONE CAMPUS AT A TIME // HELPING BROKEN PEOPLE BECOME WHOLE

232
People Baptized
212
Professions of Faith (Approx.)
3,042
Average Weekly Attendance
153
LIFEGROUPS
2,929
People In Lifegroups
1,396
People Serving On Teams
2,573
Guests Attended
667
Children In Lifepoint Kids
444
Students & Collegians

Lifepoint Missions

$49,392
Given supporting North American Church Planting
$49,392
Given supporting Global Church Planting
$152,104
Wide Open World Missions Offering
*Both of the above are in addition to the Wide Open World Missions Offering which supports the efforts listed below.
4
Long-Term Missionaries Sent
2
Mid-Term Missionaries Sent
90
Short-Term Missionaries Sent
(56 International, 34 Domestic, 11 Teams)

By partnering with La Fuente de Vida in Chile, we’ve seen the national church continue to grow in leadership development and we are seeing an increase in Kingdom partnership between churches who wish to see the Gospel come to unreached areas of Northern Chile. La Fuente de Vida has begun and continues to minister to a nearby village that has little to no Gospel engagement.

By partnering in the Caribbean we’ve watched an island-wide church planting movement continue to multiply and indigenous leadership raised up.

By ministering in Peru, Lifepoint continues to be a part of developing the first set of Bible stories in the Huaylas Quechua language and we celebrated the first ever printing of the Scriptures in their entirety (Old and New Testament) in the Huaylas Quechua language. National Quechua missionaries continue to be mobilized to villages of the Andes mountains where we have been working. Teaching, discipleship, and training were conducted among small groups of local believers and leaders. Local believers continue to be sent out to neighboring villages with the Gospel.

By partnering with Global Theological Seminary, we’ve continued to see pastors and church planters trained from all over East Africa. Many new churches have been started. Hundreds have heard the gospel through the students during their term breaks.

By partnering with Children’s HopeChest and Vision Baptist in Uganda, construction has been completed on the infrastructure at Kakira CarePoint (multi-purpose building, kitchen & latrine). In addition, a security gate with drainage ditch, garden space, and water collection tanks have been installed. Educational, medical and nutritional support has been implemented for the 210 children enrolled at the CarePoint. Lifepoint has increased to and maintained a sponsorship of 96% through the second year of the CarePoint’s operation.

By partnering with Finish Line Ministries in Malawi, Funding has been secured to complete the Carpentry program at the Finish Line Ministries Vocational Training Center in Malawi. Funding should be complete in 2020 and construction beginning.

Lifepoint has continued 3 North American church planting partnerships across The United States & Canada. Multiply Church, Calgary, Alberta; Journey Point Church, Stapleton, CO; The Bridge Church, Brooklyn, NY. Among these churches, multiple people have come to trust Christ and have / are preparing to take a step toward believer’s baptism.

Lifepoint continues to support the ministry and work of long-term workers commissioned from Lifepoint in Europe, Southeast Asia & Central Asia long term.

Long term missionary families in the United States, Kenya, Canada, Malaysia, and the Caribbean were supported, as were missionaries to domestic University students in Ohio and West Virginia.

In addition to our partnerships, through the generosity of the church (and the invitation of guests):

  • $1000 was given to 1040 Global, in support of ministry efforts among unreached people groups in Ohio.
  • $1530 was given to Military Bible Sticks providing audio Bibles to men & women in the armed forces.
  • $1350 was given to Out of Darkness, supporting the rescue and rehabilitation of those trapped in sex trafficking in Columbus.

Lifegroups

Locally, our Lifegroups in 2019:

  • Served approximately 860 meals to the homeless through Dream Center, Family Promise of Delaware County, Stowe Mission and other local organizations in Mount Vernon and Columbus.
  • 50 School Break Bags (30 bags of food & 20 personal care bags) were delivered through Delaware City Schools.
  • Through Backpacks of Hope, 3,405 bags (13,620 meals) were distributed to area elementary school students. In addition, we provided 541 notes of encouragement, 84 $30 Marshalls Gift cards at Christmas, 70 $10 Wendy's Gift cards, 140 McDonald's Happy meals & 280 Dominos Bread Twists.
  • Through partnership with Kindway Ministries, approximately 20 transition backpacks were created
  • Through partnerships with IFI and Bridges International, international students were welcomed by several of our groups, including 250 final exam care-packages.
  • Through partnership with Olentangy Local Schools, funds were mobilized to help families in crisis.
  • In additional to these, groups were involved with Delaware County Job and Family Services, Common Grounds Free Store, Arise2Read, Van Buren Homeless Shelter and many more…