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WHAT A YEAR...

Here we are again—another year of ministry! As we all know, this has been a year like no other. COVID, the election, masks, vaccinations, social unrest have dominated the news and our personal lives. Many churches have been forced to step backward, but by God's grace, we’ve been able to move forward by utilizing both in-person and online service experiences. We have seen record numbers in our Kids and Students ministries and have welcomed several new families into our community of grace. Through your generous support, our Outreach team has been able to help global missionaries and local families who have suffered as a result of the pandemic. Because you gave, we are on track to finish this fiscal year with zero debt, and we can’t thank you enough for giving!

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Putting Jesus on display in 2021-2022

Each summer, we update our ministry plan to coincide with our fiscal year, which runs from July 1 - June 30. We believe this plan represents the ways God is leading us to join him in his plans for this church. 

Our vision is to see God transform us into a community of grace, passionately pursuing life and mission with Jesus. Putting Jesus on Display is our ministry plan for 2021-2022 that exists to strategically budget, organize, raise and spend resources in a way that points people to Jesus and the life he offers. As you're pursuing life with Jesus, life in community, and life on mission, we believe the following plan reflects our heart for Jesus and the work he's doing in the Upstate.



OUR STRATEGY

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In addition to equipping you for "triangle" living, we have shared with you a bold plan for equipping the next generation of leaders with the character and competencies necessary for faithful, lifelong ministry. With Jason Malone joining our staff, he will lead the initiative for what we are calling "The Upstate Church Collective" (UCC). If this is news to you, watch The State of the Church message from April 18. Since the budget for the Collective will be separate from our General Fund budget (as is Missions and Benevolence), it is not reflected in this year's ministry plan. The monies needed to fund the UCC will mainly come from donations from partner churches and individual contributions.


OUR PROPOSED PLAN

This year's budget is .26% above last year's projected giving. Our plan for ministry is fully reliant on Jesus, and we look forward to serving with you in the coming year while prayerfully putting Jesus on display as we continue to passionately pursue life and mission with him. Please take a look at the graphic below, and once reviewed, click the button at the bottom of the page to affirm the ministry plan.

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Vote on Ministry Plan