Annual Report
for the year 2016
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Message from Chris

2016 was a tremendous year! Around our staff, we called it a Year of War because we wanted to be “good soldiers” for Jesus & take new ground with the gospel (2 Timothy 2:3). One of the most exciting things that happened was getting to send our first team of long-term missionaries to Thailand! It’s amazing that our church is now sending our own people to take the gospel to places where many people haven’t ever heard about Jesus. In 2016, we saw many people commit their lives to Christ, get baptized, and begin taking next steps with Jesus. I just want to thank all of you who served & gave so that all of this can happen. We couldn’t do it without you! I can’t wait to see what God does in 2017!

—Chris Galanos

Worship Attendance

Average Weekend Attendance

Southwest
Downtown
Raider Church
Online
Abernathy
Freedom Campus
Total = 3918*

* Campuses do not add up to Total because Raider Church only meets during part of the year.

Highest Weekend Attendance

Easter Weekend

Commitments to Christ

Total Commitments

Southwest
Downtown
Freedom Campus
Raider Church
TV
Abernathy*
Total = 1835

* Experience Life Abernathy began Fall 2016.

Note

We started praying for 10,000 in 10 years right as the church began and most of us were pretty sure it was impossible. We just knew with God, all things are possible. Well, he’s done it again. Just 9 years in and we’ve already had 12,000+ people indicate they were committing their lives to Christ!

Baptisms

Total Baptisms

Southwest
Freedom Campus
Raider Church
Downtown
Abernathy*
Total = 735

* Experience Life Abernathy began Fall 2016.

First-time Guests

Total First-time Guests

We gave a t-shirt to every first-time guest. That's a lot of t-shirts!

Southwest
Downtown
Raider Church
Freedom Campus
Abernathy*
TV

* Experience Life Abernathy began Fall 2016.

Life Transformation Groups

Number of Groups & Leaders

Groups (All Campuses)
Leaders (All Campuses)

Total Number of People Involved

All Campuses

Amazing Fact

In 2016, we had 41 new LTGs start!

Prayer

People Prayed For

Downtown
Southwest
Freedom Campus
Online
Raider Church
Abernathy*
Total = 5065

* Experience Life Abernathy began Fall 2016.

Inter­cessors

We grew in our intercessory rooms this past year as we focused on prayer communities rather than individual intercessors.

Southwest
Downtown
Raider Church
Abernathy*
Total = 1582

* Experience Life Abernathy began Fall 2016.

For the City

Local Mission Partners & Community Impact

We partnered with 30 non-profit organizations in Lubbock impacting the homeless, foster care, adoption, single parents, at-risk youth, underserved schools and neighborhoods, incarcerated, senior citizens, trafficking, impoverished families, and crisis pregnancies. We partner with them because we believe in the work they are doing, and we believe that so much more can be accomplished when we work together. By partnering with those who are already out in the community, it helps to expand our resources. Our impact is multiplied!

Service Projects

Total Projects

Hours that eLifers served our community! That's 772 8-hour work days given to bless our community!

One Less Orphan Update

Adoptions

New Licensed Foster Families

New Certified Babysitters

New Ministries Launched: Foster Life, Mentoring Matters, and All In Orphan Care

Investment in Lubbock

Total Dollars Given to Local Partners

For the Nations

Mission Partners & Short-Term Trips

eLife has major partners in CHINA, GUATEMALA, INDIA, MEXICO and THAILAND.

Short-term trips to Mexico, Guatemala, the Dream Center, and Thailand (14 to Thailand).

eLifers participated in short-term trips.

Thai Team 1

A dream came true this year in that our first long-term missions team launched to Thailand! THAI TEAM #1 is now in Bangkok focusing most of their time on learning the Thai language. Their plan is to go to the Isaan province of Sisaket when they finish language training.

For the Nations Stats

Missionaries sent long-term (1 to Africa, 5 to Thailand)

Mobilizers on staff

People in Phase 1 and Phase 2* who are training to potentially go long-term to the Nations

* Phase 1 and Phase 2 are the primary components of our mobilization process. eLife's mobilization process is designed to train and prepare people to go long-term to the nations to plant churches in unreached people groups.

Phase 1 groups are for people that have, above all, a passion for Jesus. That passion spills over into a passion for His Kingdom and for being biblically strategic in our efforts to complete the Great Commission. In Phase 1 you will increase your knowledge of Scripture and your understanding of multiplication and missions. You will fellowship and pray with others in a unique missional community and be held accountable to spiritual disciplines and ministry activities.

Giving & Contributions

Giving Stats

Total Contributions

Money Given Away

First-time Givers

Number of Giving Units

3-Month Tithe Challenge

Where the Money Goes

69%

Campus Ministries

19%

Giving

8%

Central Services

4%

Campus Development

ECFA

The eLife financial records are audited annually by an outside CPA firm. In addition, Experience Life is certifiied by the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability, the premier accreditation agency for Non-Profit entities. We are one of only two churches in the West Texas/Panhandle area with this certification.

We are Debt Free!

On January 21, 2016 we made our final debt payment!

Volunteers

Prayer Volunteers

Southwest
Downtown
Freedom Campus
Raider Church
Abernathy

eKids Volunteers

Southwest
Downtown
Abernathy

First Impressions Volunteers

Southwest
Raider Church
Downtown
Abernathy

Media Volunteers

Southwest
Downtown
Abernathy

Takeover Volunteers

Total Volunteers

Leaders

Special Event Volunteers

Volunteers (Other)

Host Homes

Other Volunteers

Safety Volunteers (All)

Abernathy Setup Team

Parking Volunteers

Takeover Volunteers (Downtown)

eKids

Average Weekend Attendance

Southwest
Downtown
Abernathy

eKids Stats

Total Number of Kids in the Door

Total KidFaith Attendees

Takeover

Attendance

Average Monthly Attendance

Largest Gathering

Next Steps Taken

Commitments to Christ

Baptisms

Camp

Students

Volunteers

LTGs

High School and Middle School students meet together weekly in smaller groups.

Large Groups

Boy & Girl LTGs

Retreats

Dearly Loved

Make War

eLife Originals