The Annual Report of Christ Community
Welcome to the Christ Community Church Annual Report.
The 2019-2020 ministry season was defined by change, but one thing didn’t change at Christ Community Church: God was on the move.
God Didn’t Stop Changing Lives
- 139 before the pandemic.
- 39 were baptized in our special outdoor baptism this July
Next Step Packets given to those surrendering to Christ
Last year: 917
people surrendered to Jesus at This Is Christmas.
“My non-believing husband, Has watched every service at home with us (EATING BACON on the couch helps). He has asked me to pray for him As He considers surrendering to Jesus ”
middle school and high school students surrendered to Jesus
44 were baptized.
directly came from GO Team trips this year.
Our Building Services and Guest Services Teams work hard to minister to community service volunteers during their court-appointed service hours. Some come back to serve even after their hours are completed!
God KEPT US GROWING
Community Groups belonged, grew, served, and reached together.
Camp Commotion boxes
weekly Kidsworld online views
average attendance of Care Night
As we were wrapping up our Re-engage group over Zoom, couples shared their faith journeys. An older gentleman told about surrendering to Christ after the passing of a young girl; he wanted faith like her. Then, another woman shared: “That girl was a friend of mine. When she passed, we prayed people would come to Christ because of her death.” She was moved by how the Lord answered that prayer. God’s story is woven through community.
God Continued to Invite Us Into His Mission
23,430 lbs (1,975 bags)
of non-perishable food collected through Canning Hunger.
1,002,888 Feed My Starving meals
were paid for by the Year-End Gift and packed by 3,926 volunteers.
fed for one year through FMSC packing event.
local moms served for Mother’s Day.
“I figured I was not going to get anything this year...it is heartwarming to be recognized. Thanks for making us feel seen.”
~Local Single Mom
collected in last fall’s Back to School drive.
This is up from 80 the year before.
were given school supplies thanks to our summer collection
attended 40 Days for Life last October
This is up from 181 the year before.
Aurora InterFaith Food Pantry Food Drive: 23,000 lbs of food collected
Multicultural Food Drive: 12,000 lbs of food collected
Blood Drive: 157 units of blood collected; potentially saving 471 lives
$38,636.82 re-allocated from the Community Impact budget for COVID-19 affected ministry partners
The church-wide blood drive this spring collected enough blood to save 471 lives. At the Streamwood event, a woman asked a volunteer to teach her how to read the Bible. They spent almost two hours together!
GOD KEPT REACHING THE NATIONS
of 132 Go Team members were first-timers!
dug in Sierra Leone our first year of partnership with Living Water International.
1,680 new village churches
started by our partner New Harvest Global Ministries in Sierra Leone.
sent to our partner countries since the start of the pandemic for the purchase of food.
“I was on the Brazil English Camp trip last July. Sixty people surrendered to Jesus. I got to pray with a couple of them. I had never been part of something like that before, and it was wonderful!” ~Debbie
God Remained Faithful
in regular giving. Despite the impact of COVID-19, that giving exceeded our budget for the year. In fact, it also exceeded the year before by almost 3 percent.
In addition to this generous giving, spending was 8 percent less than what was budgeted.
raised through the Love Your Neighbor Year End Gift.
given to the Corona Care Fund.