We’ve received great response to our annual report, so I thought I’d share it here. We had an amazing year at Immanuel Baptist Church and, borrowing from ideas we’d seen elsewhere, we decided to produce our first annual report.
We had a talented young couple in the church help us with this. The staff provided input and I was able to share it with leadership of the church.
Here’s how we unveiled it:
One Sunday evening we invited anyone who leads in any area of our church to a meeting. They could serve as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, or ministry leader. We even included our top 100 givers. (Some people serve with the gift of giving.) We weren’t trying to be exclusive. We turned no one away and even made a general announcement on a Sunday morning. We were trying to fill a smaller room than our large worship center with those we knew would be most invested and interested in the report. Combined this made a group of several hundred people, of which about 200 were able to attend. I walked through the report as a slide presentation. Of course, we later shared it online with the entire church. It was an opportunity to celebrate, give God the honor and challenge us for the new year.
You can view the report HERE.
Here’s to a great 2014 Immanuel!
Stay tuned for our new website release — coming soon!
Does your church do something similar?
Point me to a link in the comments of this post. I’d love to get ideas from you and celebrate with you!