Our goal for the past 3 years has been to focus on “health” and “depth”. We have worked hard to have the leadership in place that we do today. I am so thankful for each of our ministry leaders. I am happy to report to you that our church continues to show the important marks of healthy church both practically and spiritually.
Your Pastor, staff, governing board, and elders remain deeply committed to the vision God has given us as a church. We are committed to continuing growing healthy and pursuing depth in the way we lead and shepherd. A new chapter is among us at 217church! With a new commitment to the ARC, a new focus on discipleship, and a new name coming later this year, I know the best is yet to come! I can’t wait to see what God will continue to do in us and through us in 2023.
Here’s to a fruitful year of ministry together,
Pastor Kevin Namur
The Vision and Mission
To see God Rebuild Lives One Person at a Time
Pursue God Passionately
Care for One Another Deeply
Serve the Community Relentlessly
The Executive Board
Pastor Kevin Namur**
** – Elder
- 5 Baptisms in 2022 – 303 since Launch
- 50 kids at Kids Camp in Trenton with Living Hope Church
- Hiring a Pastoral Resident Ethan Meiers
- Monthly event partnerships with Street Church Ministries
- Provided funding for Mission2535 in the DR
- Christmas gifts provided to all Urban Promise families
- 217youth going to Lake Champion
- 3 Celebration Services with Living Hope Church
- Developed a new teaching team of 4
- 5 baby dedications
- Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Kick-off
- Strengthened partnerships with Street Church, Mission 2535 and Intervarsity MCCC
- New partnership with Greenwood Elementary School
- 220,000lbs of food distributed throughout Mercer County
- Alliance Restoration Center serving 120+ families monthly
|Alliance Restoration Center||$8,449.63|
|Money Market **||$140,634.43|
** Restricted Funds
|Money Market **||$115, 626.92||$140,634.43||+$25,007.51|
** Restricted Funds
|Alliance Restoration Center||$23,048.30||$8,449.63|
In 2023, we want to keep our focus on what God is doing in our church, our community, and our families.
Our focus’ for this year are:
A New Commitment:
Establish the Alliance Restoration Center as it’s own 501c-3 Non-Profit
A New Name:
We will rename our church ministry to a name that better represents who we are and what we value
A New Focus:
Discipleship for our church + our processes for families and helping people grow in their relationship with Jesus
Our 2023 Budget is $354,688.00
Ministry – 15% increase from $32,800 to $37,800
Missions – 0% change from $49,800 to $49,800
Staffing – 15% increase from $174,500 to $200,333
Operations – 0.3% increase from $66,550 to $66,755
As I look forward to the rest of 2023 I am full of expectation for us to experience a new chapter of our story. I truly believe we have been in a season of preparation for something really special!
We are first committed to working hard to ensure that our church family is being cared for well.
We will prioritize strengthening our discipleship process to ensure that families who call our church home are growing in their relationship with Jesus at all ages and in all seasons of life.
We will center our gatherings around sound teaching of the scriptures with more open times of prayer and ministry.
We will also continue to strengthen our relationships with our ministry partners here in our community and around the globe.
We will formally establish the Alliance Restoration Center as its own non-profit organization that we run and support with the help of Living Hope Church.
We will then move forward into our 14th year of ministry under a new name that communicates who we are and what we value.
I see this as a year of stretching and a year of fruitfulness! We have prepared well for this season and I am excited to see what this year has in store!