2011 A Year of Growth Spiritual and Numerical

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1 Adoration Church of God Greater Things 2011 Vision Mission Statement Love God...Love One Another...Reach the World...Heal the Hurting...Teach them God's Word...Equip them for a successful Spiritual Life's Journey...Reproduce New Believers...and in all things Give God the Glory. Vision Statement We desire to be a spiritually and numerically growing "whosoever will" Church that is making an eternal, positive, life changing impact in our world for Jesus Christ, through God's love and by the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. Motto "Where Love Abounds for God and You." 2011 A Year of Growth Spiritual and Numerical Spiritual Growth We believe spiritual growth is Biblical and reflects a healthy church. We are working on building the Kingdom of God. It takes place at a personal level and as a church, working together to accomplish effective ministry. We desire to spiritually grow personally and as a Church to new levels with God through the following key spiritual disciplines: Prayer The Word Worship and Service Evangelism Building Strong Relationships Tending the Temple Prayer Growing in Prayer- We can do nothing without the Lord's help. Nothing can be accomplished of eternal worth and significance without the help of our heavenly Father. Through faith, we must increase our prayer life and submit to His perfect will. Everything we have set out to accomplish must be continually covered with prayer for spiritual guidance, protection and power. We Desire to Grow in Prayer Grow in Personal Prayer Life Commit to prayer daily

2 Develop prayer partners Periodic fasting Become a prayer intercessor at church Be involved in prayer initiatives Prayer walk and drive through the community Grow as a Praying Church Intercessory prayer Multiple prayer meetings Focused prayer strategies for various parts of the city Prayer walking and driving Prayer team for Pastor, Leaders, Ministries and the lost Commit to altar time for prayer Altar workers and counselor training Altar Ministry - Keep anointing oil, prayer cloths Fasting and Prayer Initiatives throughout the year January Church-wide Prayer and Fasting Open church 7 am and 7pm for 1 hour daily for prayer Be involved in Prayer Conferences Community Prayer Breakfast Make classes available focused on prayer & fasting Establish prayer network through organized structure The Word Growing in the Word- We are committed to the sound truth of the Word of God and believe that it is to be preached and taught without compromise in a time of rising apostasy and false doctrine. The Word of God is divinely inspired by the Holy Spirit and relevant to all areas of our lives today from the youngest to the oldest. We Desire to Grow in the Word of God. Grow Personally in the Word Commit to daily Bible reading Read the Bible Through in 2011 Personally be involved in a Bible Study with other believers at least once weekly Memorize scriptures Share the Word with others Conform to the Word Grow as a Church in the Word We will teach and preach the Word of God We will emphasize personal Bible reading and application to victoriously overcome Biblical illiteracy, spiritual weakness and failure We will develop teachers equipped to effectively minister the Word of God and we will duly express our appreciation for their gift to the Body.

3 We will offer preaching, Bible studies and ministries that are relevant and enriching to the needs of each person for successful spiritual progress through: Small group Bible Studies, including Sunday School, Home groups Preparation and devotion Obedience to Scripture to make disciples Worship and Service Growing in Worship and Service - We have been given much and much is required of us. We will worship God and nothing else. We will put God before everything else and trust Him with our lives and needs. We will serve Him and serve one another out of a heart and spirit of love. We Desire to Grow in Worship and Service. Grow Personally in Worship and Service Daily make it a practice to worship the Lord Keep a worshipful attitude Speak positively about the goodness of God Devote personal service to God and others using our God-given time and talents Continually seek opportunities to serve inside and outside the Church as an act of worship and love Be more faithful in attending Church services and events Personally give more financially to the Church by faithfully giving tithes and offerings consistently Growing as a Church in Worship Music Ministry Establish Choirs Establish weekly sanctuary choir Youth, children's, Senior Adult Choir Form a Drama Team Easter & Christmas Productions Lighting enhancement Continue to establish Praise and Worship Teams Continue to recruit musicians Gospel Music Concerts Enhance sound ministry Develop Sound Ministry Team and train Revamp microphone system Communion at least quarterly Stewardship emphasis initiatives Increase the % of people who tithe and financially support the church Appoint a Finance Committee with at least quarterly reports to the church membership Explore a Capital Campaign to raise funds for Church Vision and debt elimination

4 Fund raisers Spiritual gifts class Emphasize and increase volunteerism Growing as a Church in Service We will operate in the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit Develop a strong Biblically based Deacon/ Elder Ministry to effectively serve the Body Develop ministry groups that are service oriented Re-instate Van Ministry - Consider mini-bus with handicap access Visitation ministry Increase hospital ministry representation, visiting shut ins, absentees Newcomers follow-up Card Ministry development Greeters and Ushers Training/ Recruiting Hospitality Ministry Continue to recognize, appreciate, inform and assimilate newcomers to Adoration Church and its ministries Improve internal communications Establish a Master Calendar Newsletter Photographer Church Directory Ministry Brochures Purchase a new copier and office equipment to better serve the church administrative needs to serve the Body We will strategically position the church for future growth Evangelism Growing in Evangelism - We are commissioned by Jesus to reach the lost world with the gospel. Locally and globally there are people who do not know Jesus. It is harvest time and we are committed to reach the lost souls through the power of the Holy Spirit by whatever means are available to us in these last days. We Desire to Grow in Evangelism Grow Personally in Evangelism Be used more of God as a witness of Jesus Christ Do the work of an evangelist with the God-given capacity to reach people for Jesus Establish a personal goal for winning people to Jesus in 2011 Invite more people to come to church with you Discover and develop how to share your testimony Be involved in a missions project Growing as a Church in Evangelism Establish an Outreach/ Missions Team and develop ministries to effectively meet the mission of reaching the world.

5 Missions projects - adopt at least 3 Benevolence Setup distributions of food and clothing Assist various organizations that help the hungry, poor, abused, needy Nursing Home Ministries Have ministry presence in at least 2 nursing homes consistently. Adoption. Jail Ministry Create presence in at least 2 local jails/ prisons Establish ministry to help people overcome addictions Partner with Other Churches and Ministries - Work with others to accomplish what we cannot do alone. Fall Festival and other community outreaches Focus on reaching various ethnicities in our city to become a multicultural Church Make better use of the Internet and Technology Website - further develop - 1,811 hits since started in early 2010 Online services Media Finalize the implementation of DVD/ CDs Ministry Purchase video camera and recruit a videographer Advertising Perform mass mailings Utilize church sign for ministry Newspaper advertising church and events Utilize banners outside church and outreach events Distribute doorhangers/ fliers Building Strong Relationships Growing in building strong relationships- We are people created by God that coexist and are interdependent. Satan desires to destroy our relationships with one another, but God desires to strengthen and build new relationships. He wants us all to be made whole. We Desire to Grow in Building Strong Relationships Grow Personally to Build Strong Relationships Commit to a stronger marriage Pray and study the Bible together Go out on more dates Get involved in Marriage enrichment classes and ministries as provided Become a better parent Have family devotions Be a godly example Learn from the best Father of all Get involved in Parenting classes and ministries as provided Get to know better our brothers and sisters in Christ by fellowshipping more Open our homes for fellowship Seize opportunities the Church provides for fellowship

6 Learn to listen better and speak less Seek to heal broken relationships Forgive Growing as a Church in Building Strong Relationships Men's Ministry - Helping men become stronger godly men Monthly meetings, Prayer Breakfasts, Church Projects, Car & House Repairs for Seniors and Single Moms, Conferences, Bible Studies, Sports teams, Outdoors adventures, mentoring young men Women's Ministry - Helping women become stronger godly women Monthly meetings, conferences, Bible studies, Fund raisers, Outings, mentoring young ladies, benevolence Power House Kidz - Children's Ministry ages 4 to 12 Establish Kids Clubs, VBS, Children's Choir, Quarterly projects, Develop ministry team, Fasting, Outings Elevate Student Ministry - ages 13 to 25 Re-establish Elevate Student Ministry Participate and have presence in local schools Young Adults Ministry College and Career ministry, Monthly meetings and outings, Trips, Campus Outreach Singles Ministry Monthly meetings and outings, Bible Studies, Connecting with Other Churches, Outreach Senior Adult Ministry Bible Studies, Trips, Conferences, Assist those needing help Family and Friend Days Quarterly Family Ministry Initiatives Picnics Church Trips Parenting Class Parent's Night Out Counseling Marriage Conference Sweetheart Banquet Tending the Temple Growing in tending the temp/e-we are given one body and it is the dwelling of the Holy Spirit. It is our personal responsibility to take care of it and use it to the maximum for the glory of God. We come together as the Body of Christ to grow spiritually at the house of God. It facilitates ministry and should be used wisely and maintained properly for the glory of God. We Desire to Grow in Tending the Temple

7 Grow Personally in Tending mv Temple Commit to eat healthier, exercise, stop bad habits with the Lord's help Be more selective in what we watch, read, and how we invest our energy and efforts Practice the principles of holiness in all manners of life by practicing moderation. Growing as a Church in Tending His Temple We will utilize our current facilities to effectively minister and do it within our means. As the church grows, we will need to construct a Family Life Center with Volunteer labor Financial gifts from the congregation Multipurpose facility with kitchen, gymnasium, stage, storage, etc. Possible facelift on front of church to improve appearance Continue with Facilities Ministry teamwork Responsible for Keeping Church property maintained, ie. Mowing, trimming shrubs, keeping clean - inside and outside, maintaining church supplies, etc. Update the stage area and sanctuary of the church Playground - relocate and construction Continue updating Children's Ministry area Numerical Growth We believe spiritual growth works its way out of the 4 walls of a church and cannot be contained within a true believer. As we grow spiritually, it will result in more people being ministered to and being touched by the power of God. We will grow numerically. Following are goals for numerical growth in 2011 submitted to the Lord, to be continually prayed over, and to be worked at diligently to accomplish. Numerical Growth 2011 Goals 100 people on average per Sunday by Easter 2011, April 24 November 2010 average was 68, September 2010 average people by year-end People Saved 50+ Baptized 50+ People filled with the Holy Spirit 50% increase in membership = 40 new members 30+ Powerhouse Kidz Ministry attendance 30+ Elevate Student's Ministry attendance 10 small groups established by year-end 2011 As growth goals are met, the completion of Family Life Center by Fall Prayer ministry partners 5,000 hits on the website Record monthly average tithes Record missions giving In all things Give the Glory to God

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