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1 MINISTRY PLAN 2018 FOR I KNOW THE PLANS THAT I HAVE FOR YOU Jeremiah 29:11

2 MINISTRY PLAN

3 Dear West Cobb Family, God is at work among us in extraordinary ways and we have so much to be thankful for. Our great God has called us to help people far from God find and follow His son Jesus. As we look to the future, no doubt, greater things are yet to come. As we make strategic plans for the next twelve months, we believe God wants to use our time, our talents and our treasure to grow His kingdom in new and exciting ways. My prayer is that God would be glorified as we feed the hungry, provide for the orphans, and love the least, the last and the lost. I pray that we will learn to love what God loves, so much so that we will never be the same. To that end, this booklet illustrates how in 2018, we will GO GLOBAL WITH THE GOSPEL IMPACT THE NEXT GENERATION GATHER FOR WORSHIP DO LIFE TOGETHER INCREASE OUR MINISTRY CAPACITY Please take time to look through this information and prayerfully seek how God would have you partner with us in our mission. God can do so much more than we can imagine with what we give. This is such an exciting time in the history of our church and Terrisa and I are thankful for how you ve welcomed us into the family. I consider it a great privilege to be your pastor. Stan Coleman, Lead Pastor

4 WCC Campus CBC Campus TI Campus Special Offerings Missions Sprouts Other Total Income Projected ,688, ,063 68, ,000 25,000 49,510 9,820 2,290,149 Proposed ,749,600 84,500 97, ,000 40,000 80,000 10,032 2,361,882 Combined Annual Income includes 52 weekly offerings and 3 special offerings MINISTRY PLAN

5 our goal for 2018 $2,361,882 category totals Go Global with the Gospel $377,901 (16%) Impact the Next Generation $637,708 (27%) Gather for Worship $495,995 5 (21%) Do Life Together $307,045 (13%) Increase Our Ministry Capacity $543,233 3 (23%) MINISTRY PLAN

6 2018 GO GLOBAL WITH THE GOSPEL Your faithfulness to give in 2018 will fuel the global outreach that West Cobb is committed to, such as: supporting missionaries and their families, funding church plants, equipping members for national and international mission trips, engaging unreached people, and much more. $377,901 Includes donations and support to our partners, along with costs for programming, staffing, facility use & other administrative ative costs related to taking the gospel to our city, our nation and our world. 16% of the Ministry Plan GLOBAL MISSIONS 90 BENEVOLENCE In 2018, West Cobb plans to send over 90 church members to join God 200+ where He s working all over the globe. families helped financially in 2016 belarus ORPHAN CARE thailand haiti sierra leone las vegas denver MINISTRY PLAN

7 PROVIDING RELIEF CHURCH AFFILIATIONS 2018 will be a year for discovering ways to provide relief to our community and beyond. First Responders Disaster Relief Orphan Care Anti-Sex Trafficking Refugees West Cobb partners with three organizations for the purpose of helping start new churches and reaching people far from God. On a local level, West Cobb cooperates with the Noonday Baptist Association, which is comprised of 125 churches, multi-site campuses and church starts in seven different counties in the Atlanta area. On a state level, West Cobb cooperates with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, comprised of several thousand churches of all sizes scattered throughout the state. On a national level, West Cobb cooperates with the Southern Baptist Convention, comprised of over 45,000 churches. CHURCH PLANTING INITIATIVES West Cobb is shifting our missions efforts toward church planting in unreached parts of North America and the world. In 2018, we re prayerfully exploring partnerships (both new and continuing) with church planters in Las Vegas, Denver, Thailand, Haiti, Sierra Leone, and Belarus. Much more information will be provided in 2018, including opportunities for you to be involved as the Lord opens doors MINISTRY PLAN

8 2018 IMPACT THE NEXT GENERATION Your faithfulness to give in 2018 will allow us to continue investing in the next generation by providing age-appropriate worship services and small groups, creating powerful special events like VBS and FLIP, and continuing to offer life-changing encounters with God through camps for children and students. $637,708 Includes costs for programming, staffing, facility use & other administrative costs related to making an impact on kids and students. 27% of the Ministry Plan BIRTH-12TH GRADE PRESCHOOL 1800 lessons taught on Sunday mornings in ,300 diapers changed every year on Sundays goldfish & animal crackers consumed annually MINISTRY PLAN

9 CHILDREN CAMP VBS BAPTISM kids learned about Jesus at camp in 2017 STUDENTS in 2017 praying for 400+ in 2018 have been baptized in 2017 PURSUIT DODGEBALL MISSION TRIPS Students in 2018 In Attendance in 2017 Students on mission in 2018 SUMMER CAMP PRAYING FOR Goal for Decisions for Christ in Students Baptized in MINISTRY PLAN

10 2018 GATHER FOR WORSHIP For many, our worship services and events are the front door to our church. Your faithfulness to give in 2018 will allow us to provide excellent weekly worship services, communion, and other essential church activities at our three campuses around Cobb County. $495,995 Includes costs for programming, staffing, facility use & other administrative costs related to coming together to worship at all three campuses. 21% of the Ministry Plan FALL 2017 ATTENDANCE 730 After journeying through a difficult season in the life of our family, West Cobb is primed for growth as Cobb County continues to expand and thousands of homes are under construction within minutes of our largest campuses. 575 WEST COBB CAMPUS OUR LOCATIONS 45 COVERED BRIDGE CAMPUS 111 TU IGLESIA CAMPUS COVERED BRIDGE CAMPUS West Cobb is committed to the multi-site approach. We are prayerfully considering a relaunch of our Covered Bridge Campus in the fall of 2018 with a new vision and a new staff. Join us in praying through the timing of this important decision, and for the encouragement of our faithful members there who are pressing forward despite the challenges. We look forward to seeing what God has in store for our multi-site future! MINISTRY PLAN

11 COME, LET US WORSHIP...LET US KNEEL BEFORE THE LORD OUR MAKER. Psalm 95:6

12 2018 DO LIFE TOGETHER Your faithfulness to give in 2018 will provide opportunity to make disciples and increase participation in groups for men and women at West Cobb. $307,045 Includes group curriculum and resources, along with costs for programming, staffing, facility use & other administrative costs to ensure we re able to encourage connecting in small groups. 13% of the Ministry Plan SMALL GROUPS SPIRITUAL GROWTH MEN AND WOMEN 156 in Women s Groups 358 Weekly in Adult Small Groups West Cobb is committed to spiritual growth. We believe that life-change best happens in groups, and that a believer s spiritual growth can be drastically stunted without the support that comes from such a community. We encourage everyone who is a part of our church family to get in a group! Men at Man Up at West Cobb Wednesdays MINISTRY PLAN

13 2018 INCREASE OUR MINISTRY CAPACITY Your faithfulness to give in 2018 will allow us to mobilize volunteers, build our cash reserves, steward our facilities and continue paying down our debt. $543,233 Includes facility maintenance and repairs, along with costs for programming, staffing, facility use & other administrative costs to ensure we re able to continue the mission of West Cobb. 23% of the Ministry Plan OVER 170 SERVING EVERY WEEK West Cobb is a church that serves! From parking lots to nurseries, our people continue to put others before themselves as they give of their time and skills. FACILITIES Maintaining and upgrading our facilities requires our constant attention and, unfortunately, takes resources. But it s an important undertaking to maximize our ministry capacity. CASH RESERVES Maintaining healthy cash reserves represents good stewardship and allows us to be prepared for the unexpected. Our operating reserve is currently 4 1/2 weeks (goal is 6 weeks). Our mortgage reserve is currently 4 months (goal is at least 3 months). REDUCING OUR DEBT We understand that sometimes debt is necessary, but we want to handle it wisely so that it doesn t handle us. At the beginning of 2017, West Cobb had debt totaling $3,471,536. By the end of 2018, our debt will be $3,116,495. We currently reduce our debt by approximately $180,000 a year through our regular monthly mortgage payments MINISTRY PLAN

14 YOUR WORD IS A LAMP TO MY FEET AND A LIGHT TO MY PATH. Psalm 119:105

15 projected income 5.06% 4.37% 90.56% West Cobb Covered Bridge Tu Iglesia 90.56% 4.37% 5.06% All Campuses WEST COBB COVERED BRIDGE TU IGLESIA WEEKLY NEED $33,188 $33,646 WEEKLY NEED $6,763 $1,625 WEEKLY NEED $1,192 PROJECTED $32,470 PROJECTED $3,751 PROJECTED $1,314 $1, MINISTRY PLAN

16 ALL CAMPUSES WeeRock (Preschool) 26,420 KidsRock (Children) 33,240 Pipeline (Students) 76,800 Sprouts 74,625 Groups 28,400 Creative Arts 106,120 Missions 133,740 Communication 58,700 Campus Resources (Facilities) 651,199 General Supplies 24,000 Human Resources 1,130,238 Financial Resources 6,400 Contingency & Reserve 12,000 2,361, MINISTRY PLAN

17 How was the 2018 Ministry Plan put together? This Ministry Plan is a result of a collective team effort. Our staff developed and submitted budgets with the priorities established under Lead Pastor Stan Coleman s leadership. John Streetman led the budgetting process, which included input from our Executive Pastor, Lance Taylor & Financial Manager, Paige Long, along with discussion and approval by the Leadership, Finance and Personnel teams. What you have before you is the 2018 budget recommendation from our Leadership Team, which will be voted on on Sunday, December 17. Who oversees how the funds are spent? Executive Pastor Lance Taylor, Financial Manager Paige Long and Administrator John Streetman manage the day-to-day operations of the budget. Key church members on the Leadership, Finance and Personnel teams meet regularly for oversight, transparency and accountability, and to provide counsel and support to the staff. The effort requires lots of teamwork. What if our church gives more money or less money than the Ministry Plan requires? The Ministry Plan is a guide for us as a church. It s a prayerful agreement that God is leading us in a certain direction. As the year unfolds, He may provide more funds, or He may provide fewer funds. In either case, we will stay in close communication as a staff and with our key church members that help us administer our resources and will adjust as needed. Wise financial decisions are crucial to God s work at West Cobb. Does our church undergo a financial audit? Our church takes financial stewardship very seriously. Trust, accountability, accuracy, transparency, communication and maximization are principles we re committed to in handling money at West Cobb. An annual audit by an outside accounting firm is just one of the things we do to make sure we are doing things well. Our next audit is being scheduled for the first quarter of It s such a big church. Does my giving really matter? Every dollar matters and helps us make the most of our ministry year. You are a part of that! It s not about equal gifts, but equal sacrafice. Our prayer is maximum participation. If I have a question about the Ministry Plan, who do I ask? If you have a question, you can ask it! Just see or Lance Taylor Paige Long or John Streetman If we can t answer your question, we ll find out who can MINISTRY PLAN

18 HOW MUCH SHOULD I GIVE? God has called us to live with sweeping generosity in light of the great needs in our city, in our nation, and around the world. Each of us should prayerfully consider how to respond. When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required. - Luke 12:48 In 2018, make it a goal to step out in faith and take the next step in your giving. Maybe that is for you, we believe that God wants to move each of our hearts to respond generously. MAKE GENEROSITY A PRIORITY #1 If giving/tithing is not part of your current budget, make it a priority to give to the church first. Some people use scheduled reminders on payday; others ONE PERCENT CHALLENGE END OF THE 1% YEAR GIFT If every family at West Cobb gave just 1% more, we would easily surpass our 2018 budget goal. A small change for your family can make a huge impact in the life of our church. CONSIDER ASSETS END OF THE YEAR GIFT Consider donating land, a house, a car, jewelry, stocks, etc. Perhaps you could have a yard sale and donate the profits. Get started at westcobb.com/give. Many families and businesses are able to make generous donations at the end of the year because of bonuses or distribution of company profits MINISTRY PLAN

19 ARE YOU WILLING TO MOVE? In 2018, we re asking every West Cobb family to prayerfully consider taking the next step in their giving. + GIVING BEYOND THE TITHE 10% BECOMING A TITHER % BECOMING A PLANNED PERCENTAGE GIVER $ BECOMING A GIVER AT WEST COBB 0 ATTENDING, BUT NOT GIVING MINISTRY PLAN

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