2016 Annual Report
Dear 26 West Church,
On behalf of the elders, thank you for making 2016 a fruitful year to “help people experience life in Jesus.” I hope a few highlights remind you of God’s faithfulness and stir you to greater service in 2017.
Serving Jesus with you,
Helping people experience life in Jesus in 2016
People were baptized in water this year during our Gatherings.
Needy children were sponsored at our church plant in Arua, Uganda and are now receiving education, food, medical care, and hope in Jesus.
Communities within our church serve neighborhoods, schools, and local organizations year round.
Was given to help plant churches in Spokane, WA and Bend, OR, and towards sharing the Gospel in Estonia, Romania, Uganda, and the United Kingdom.
Was given to Hear The Cry to bring compassion and justice to people in Haiti, Nicaragua, Iraq, Somalia, Zimbabwe, India, Uganda, and SE Asia.
2016 Survey Results
Results were compiled from 380 voluntary entries in church-wide survey taken February 2017. All numbers shown when rolling over charts are percentages unless otherwise noted.
Years at 26 West Church
26 West Church as your Primary Church
Number of Children (under 18) per Family
Part of a 26 West Church Community
Baptized by Immersion
Where We Live
2016 fiscal year for 26 West Church extended from October 2015 – September 2016.
The numbers shown when rolling over this chart represent dollars.
This figure represents 100% of giving before 10% has been given to Hear The Cry and another 10% has been given to Church Planting & Evangelism.
Church Planting & Evangelism
Gifts toward Church Planting & Evangelism directly benefit the work of spreading the gospel of Jesus both globally and locally.
Compassion & Justice: Hear The Cry
10% of every dollar given to the church goes directly to justice work and those in need both globally and locally. Additional information below.
Net General Giving
This figure represents 100% of giving after 10% has been given to Hear The Cry and another 10% has been given to Church Planting & Evangelism.
Allocation of Net General Giving
Include but are not limited to: Kids, Youth, Young Adults, Men, Women, Benevolence, Studies, Basics, and Communities.
Wages & Salaries
Include but are not limited to: Wages and salaries for all staff and benefits for full-time staff.
Include but are not limited to: Building Leases, Maintenance, Utilities, Office Supplies, and Insurances.
By your generosity and God’s grace we ended the year with a surplus that has been moved to a reserve fund.
Hear The Cry:
Compassion & Justice
As followers of Jesus, we have a responsibility to hear the cry of those in need. 10% of every dollar given to 26 West Church goes directly to Hear The Cry, a non-profit organization that exists to bring compassion and justice into areas of brokenness around the world. Hear The Cry operates through gifts and volunteers from churches and individuals across the United States. Through Hear The Cry we were able to partner with these organizations and more in 2016.
- Door To Grace: Oregon, USA
- Hands Of Hope: Zimbabwe
- Jose Zayas Evangelism International: Oregon, USA
- Villa Esperanza: Nicaragua
- Fly Fishing Collaborative: Oregon, USA
- These Numbers Have Faces: Rwanda
- Love Does: Iraq
- The Rapino Foundation: Haiti
- Happy Home For The Handicap: India
- Royal Family Kids Camp: Oregon, USA
- Restore Haiti: Haiti
- Remember Nhu: Southeast Asia
Hear The Cry:
- 10 nations visited
- 3 Aquaponic Farms Built
- 21 Teams traveled
- 367 Sponsorships of Families, Kids, and Mothers
- 750 Refugee Restart Kits Collected
- 191 People Traveled
- 40 Royal Family Kids Campers