2020 Annual Report


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We are so grateful for your generosity! The year 2020 seemed destined to change everything, but we’re so grateful for how much did NOT change. Despite being unable to meet in person for most of the year, our giving only dropped 1%! Each of our 2 venues were able to add staff in 2020, and even increase our savings.

Vineyard Church was able to continue supporting massive international missions efforts and several local ministries. The Box (our benevolence ministry) had a great year and was able to respond to many urgent needs in our community, and we raised over $34,000 dollars through Must Have Gifts. There’s so much to celebrate!

Below you will find some of the income totals from ministries within Vineyard Church and a few totals of how your giving was utilized.

 

Joining God in the renewal of all things.

2 Unique Venues


Worshiping in multiple venues, allows us to empower new leaders, start new expressions of the Body of Christ, develop a collaborative network of unity and support, and pave the way for future growth.

Each Venue is a distinct, local community with its own leadership, story, and cultural aesthetics. We share vision, core values, missional efforts, best practices, and many resources through a central governance that provides structure, direction, and support. Each venue is encouraged to contextualize and invent, tailoring ministry efforts around their unique congregations and communities.

Maryville

Sundays In-Person 9:30 & 11am / Online 10am

713 Wm Blount Drive, Maryville,TN 37801

Venue Pastors Aaron & Sharon McCarter

Venue Page

Springbrook

Sundays In-Person & Online at 10am

Alcoa Middle, 532 Faraday St, Alcoa, TN 37701

Venue Pastor Lindsay Mizell

Venue Page

OUR FINANCIAL BOARD

We take financial stewardship seriously! Our financial board is comprised of faithful and qualified leaders who carefully and prayerfully govern our church's finances. We're proud of how we allocate our finances, and believe that God is leading us in wisdom. Board members serve a three year term. 

Board Members in alphabetical order:
Amanda Howerton
Keith Hulton
Aaron McCarter
Matt Meeuwsen
Kris Sigmund
Curt Stokes
Ginger Teague
Jonny Williams*

*non-voting

Finances


We don't tolerate secrets, so we operate with full transparency. If you have any questions about how we spend money or make decisions, we really do want you to ask! Please feel free to email for more information.




2020 General Fund
0
*in thousands
2019 General Fund
0
*in thousands
2018 General Fund
0
*in thousands

Expenses

Staffing 41%

Facilities 26%

Ministry Expenses 6%

Missions 10%

Admin 6%

Savings 11%

If I give a dollar to the general fund, where does it go?



  • 72¢ goes to…

    LOCAL VENUE
    Operations, staff, ministries, and savings of the local venue.

  • 15¢ goes to…

    CENTRAL SERVICES
    Organization-wide admin, communication, HR, accounting, etc.

  • 3¢ goes to…

    VISION FUND
    Shared savings for future ventures, and mutual support

  • 7¢ goes to…

    VINEYARD MISSIONS
    Haiti, Ivory Coast…

  • 3¢ goes to…

    VINEYARD USA
    Missions, education, church planting, and admin for the VUSA

  • Our Shared Vision

    Joining God in the renewal
    of all things

FYI:


We maintain a minumum of 3 months operating expenses in reserves at all times, in addition to savings at each of the venues, Missions, and Central Services.

Missions

Last year hit many ministries and non-profits hard, but we praise God that our international missions efforts continued to thrive. God continues to be faithful despite global pandemics and other difficulties! We are now connected with five previously unreached people groups in West Africa who are hearing the Gospel of Jesus for the first time. And nearly 10,000 people have also started attending Discover Bible Study gatherings around the region.

The organizations and groups we are partnering with in Haiti continue to grow and flourish. This includes the Freedom House, Access Health Alliance and Medical Clinic directed by our own Abercrombie family, and Simple Church Ministries—a disciple-making movement of 1,000 house churches. In 2020, through budget allocations and additional gifts we supported our missions efforts with:


$111,071


Joining God in the Renewal of

Where we gave in 2020

International Missions

$51,254

The Box
(benevolence)

$37,092

Must Have Gifts

$34,063

Vineyard USA

$28,250

Local Support

$7,900

Visionary Fund

$16,579

What's Next?

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We encourage you to give generously as the Lord is leading you. The Bible gives us tithing (giving 10% of our income) as a template, and also makes it clear that the Holy Spirit will direct us in how we give. Please prayerfully consider giving to the ministries of Vineyard Church. 

If you haven't already, consider setting up a recurring gift, so that you can most easily give consistently as you intend. 


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