Sandals Church began 17 years ago with five people in a tiny living room. If you had told me then that we would eventually be where we are today, I don't think I would have believed you. But today I see that God has generously blessed Sandals Church and we are getting the opportunity to share the good news of Jesus Christ with more people every week.
This year, I'm excited to share an overview of what God has done at Sandals Church in 2013 to celebrate some amazing moments and give you a better idea of our current attendance, involvement and budget for the year. Our desire is to be real, open and transparent with what God has entrusted to us and empower more people to be a part of what God is doing here.
Matt Brown, Lead Pastor
|− Pledges Receivable||$5,037,762|
|− Fixed Assets||$16,824,966|
|− Other Receivables||$251,312|
|− Building Loan||$10,587,033|
|− Deferred Revenue||$4,933,364|
|− Accounts Payable/Accruals||$572,784|
|Admin & Facilities||$1,148,211|
Each year, Sandals Church undergoes a full financial audit with a Certified Public Accounting (C.P.A.) firm. Our financial records and our internal processes are audited to ensure that we are compliant with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. By reviewing our internal controls, the C.P. A. firm ensures we have proper approval processes and cash handling processes to protect staff, volunteers and the church as a whole. Our Board of Directors reviews our financial statements throughout the year and approves the Sandals Church annual budget.
In the book of Acts, Jesus makes this statement, "You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." In saying that, he not only laid out the plan for Christians throughout history, he also laid out the blueprint for the future of Sandals Church.
We call it REACH.
REACH is about community, generosity and shared struggle. We know that, as the Bible says, a cord made of three strands is not easily broken. This fall, hundreds of families from Sandals Church joined together to REACH up to God in acts of worship, REACH out to our community in love and REACH deep within ourselves to multiply our effectiveness and influence and take the vision of being real further than ever before.
We want to thank every one of you who made a REACH commitment. God is using Sandals Church to make an eternal impact throughout the world and we are inspired by the amazing generosity of our church.
Enlarge your house; build an addition. Spread out your home, and spare no expense! For you will soon be bursting at the seams. Your descendants will occupy other nations And resettle the ruined cities.
To date, we have received 1,696 pledges totaling $5,142,090. While we haven’t hit our $8.3 million target yet, we are encouraged and thankful for every person who chose to REACH deep within themselves and up to God, so that we can REACH out to others with the good news of Jesus Christ.
The REACH campaign is still in process and has not ended. We’re hopeful that our total will continue to increase as we receive pledges from individuals who have not yet taken the opportunity to participate.
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