2018 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

93
People Baptized
204
Professions of Faith (Approx.)
2,680
Average Weekly Attendance
150
LIFEGROUPS
2,747
People In Lifegroups
1,607
People Serving On Teams
2,067
Guests Attended
578
Children In Lifepoint Kids
623
Students & Collegians

Lifepoint Missions

2
Long-Term Missionaries Sent
2
Mid-Term Missionaries Sent
85
Short-Term Missionaries Sent

By partnering with La Fuente de Vida in Chile, we’ve seen the national church continue train leaders, disciple new believers and engage their community and beyond with the Gospel.

By partnering with Mahanaim in the Caribbean we’ve watched an island wide church planting movement continue to multiply.

By partnering with IsleGo Missions in Jamaica, there was 1 additional little blue house built for a family in need. Our team was also able to distribute 150 audio Bibles in the Patois language (Jamaican Creole).

By ministering in Peru, the Gospel was proclaimed in four villages of the Andes mountains. Our teams were able to deepen our relationship with national believers through teaching, discipleship and training. A Proclaimer in their indigenous language, Quechua, was also given as a resource to help more people hear the Good News of Jesus in their “mother tongue.”

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

By partnering with Children’s HopeChest and Vision Baptist Centre, 210 children have been sponsored and land was purchased as the first step toward establishing the Kakira CarePoint, which will serve the vulnerable in their community.

By partnering with Journey Church & Upward Sports Canada, the gospel was proclaimed to families from several unreached people groups through a week-long sports camp in Toronto.

By partnering with Finish Line Ministries, land was purchased that will eventually house a skills training center adjacent to their current secondary school, in Malawi, in addition to training over 300 indigenous pastors and preaching the Gospel in remote villages.

Lifepoint sent 2 mid-term collegiate summer missionaries to live. One to South America and one to Southeast Asia.

Missionary families in Kenya, Canada and the Caribbean were supported.

Computers were purchased for a new Church Plant in Calgary, Alberta.

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

  • $955 was given to TouchPointe Ministries in Mount Vernon, helping to serve and minister to families.
  • Over $500 was given to support the Crisis Pregnancy Center at Stowe Mission of Columbus
  • $995 was given to OneLife One Water Filter project in Myanmar, allowing 66 water filters to be distributed by the local church.
  • $785 was given to Faith Comes By Hearing to aid in the translation of the Scriptures (in audio form) in a language yet to be translated.

Lifegroups

Served approximately 500 meals to the homeless through Dream Center, Stowe Mission and other local organizations in Mount Vernon and Columbus.

Volunteered 244 hours of coverage at the Family Promise House and served 460 individual meals to families transitioning from homelessness into a positive housing situation.

Packaged and delivered two hundred twenty-five (225) School Break Food Bags (Spring Break & Christmas) through 2 Delaware City elementary schools.

Packaged and distributed nine hundred thirty-eight (938) “Backpacks of Hope” to children at a local Mount Vernon elementary school, providing 3,316 meals. In addition to this, 54 families received gift cards to Wendy’s, Domino’s Pizza, and Walmart.

Welcomed and cared for multiple international students through partnerships with IFI and Bridges International. One hundred-fifty (150) final exam care packages were delivered with love to international students.

Created Transition backpacks that are ready to be distributed by Kindway Ministries and they assist those re-entering society from the prison system.

In additional to these, groups were involved with Delaware County Job and Family Services, Operation Christmas Child, Common Grounds Free Store, Mount Vernon Hot Meals, Sanctuary Emergency Shelter and much more…we are blessed!