As 2017 comes to a close, we look ahead to the future and think back on the past. We have a lot to be thankful for. Here are just a few of the amazing things we’ve seen God do in 2017…
- We began the year with the launch of The Socialside. The Socialside functions as a social meetup area on Sundays as well as a collaborative and inviting meeting and working space for Awaken Staff, Awaken Groups, and Awaken Students throughout the week. We have big plans for The Socialside in 2018!
- We expanded into an additional 1,500 square feet in Riverside Center, renovating an old dance studio into a beautiful new space for Kindergarteners and Awaken Kids Clubhouse. We also quadrupled our kids check-in stations!
- We saw more people in Awaken Groups and Discipleship Groups than ever before! In our Fall semester alone, we had almost 200 people in attendance in 21 Awaken Groups!
- During our “In God We Trust” series, we had 67 individuals or families give for the very first time! Souls are the best way to invest!
- Over the years, we’ve seen online viewers from 80 countries join us for our live-stream, for a total of 306,000 minutes of watch time! A few of those online viewers even made faith decisions while watching!
- We baptized 55 people, 33 of those on our first baptism of the year – the week after Easter!
- And best of all, we got to see 109 people make faith decisions!
Awakening people far from Christ to new life in Christ. That is our goal, and it’s exactly what we see God doing in increasing measures.
The end of a year is a good time to look back, but it’s also a great time to look forward…
God is only getting started with Awaken Church, and we are thrilled about the possibilities of the future. One of our greatest current needs is a bigger building where we can expand to seat more people. We are rejoicing, knowing that God has the perfect plot of land and the perfect building picked out for us already. We are waiting on His timing and provision to lead us.
As we close out the year, would you consider giving a final year-end gift? Together, we can make 2018 be our best year yet as we bring our resources together to awaken even more people who are far from Christ to new life in Christ!
Give securely online at awaken.church/giving, or text any amount to 931-444-5143.
Till everybody know Jesus or we die trying!
K E V I N • M I L L E R
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