The Power Team Crusade is a Huge Success!
Close to 200 people gave their hearts to the Lord during the Power Team Crusade. Over 1200 peole attended and The Power Team was able to impact several area schools.
Click here to see a video report on the Power Team Crusade from the Northwest Herald.
Church in the Word has a monthly operating budget that is met by the faithful giving of its covenanted members and tithes from regular attendees. To adequately meet this monthly budget, 100 giving units (families, individuals) are needed to make a commitment of $500 each month. Are you part of the 500 Club? If your family is already tithing $500 a month, sign up and show your support. If you are benefiting from the ministry of Church in the Word, make a commitment to see the monthly budget met and join the 500 Club today!
Church in the Word Timeline
Church in the Word starts with ten people.
The congregation moves into premises at Berg Street, Algonquin, with about 55 people.
Church in the Word expands offices and youth ministries at Berg Street and has a congregation of 135.
430 Airport Rd, Elgin, became our new home with an attendance of 180. Currently there are over 350 people that attend Church in the Word, with 250 in attendance each week. Our goal: 300 in Sunday attendance within six months.
Sowing and Reaping!
Just six years ago Tami and I sowed a vision; and from only ten people, we have grown to our current size. Along the way we have reaped harvests. This year our rate of growth in attendance is currently 12%. Faith Week saw a 90% increase from the previous year. Our kids’ Halloween alternative, Slime Time, saw a 75% increase on last year’s attendance. All of this happened because we have sowed time, talent, prayer, faith and finances. People have harvested blessing, miracles, healing and restoration. We have seen people receive deliverance and direction. People have discovered who Jesus truly is and the presence of the Holy Spirit. Many have discovered new talents and giftings. We have reaped thousands of souls around the world in decisions for Christ. To reap the next harvest, we need to sow now. To reap a greater harvest, we need to sow more. Join me as we sow and reap together.
Where does all the money go?
To make a ministry function properly, it needs to be well funded. At Church in the Word, we have taken steps to curtail any unnecessary spending while adequately funding our ministries that are essential to the life of our congregation. Staff salaries are well below the average percentage of total income for churches of our size. Each month we need about $45,000 to function well. This is why we need faithful givers to fund what the Holy Spirit is doing. If we are to have revival we must sow in every area: prayer, fasting, the Word and financial giving.
The Council and I are standing in faith, believing people will be obedient to the Holy Spirit and give towards the current needs of this ministry.