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I N T H E SA M E WAY, THE G OS P EL I S B E A R I N G FRUI T A N D G R OW I N G THR O U GH OUT T H E W H OLE WOR LD­— J UST AS IT H AS B E E N DOI N G A MON G YOU S INCE THE DAY YO U H E A R D I T A N D T RULY UN DE R STOOD G OD’ S G RAC E . COLOS S I A N S 1:6

2015 ­­– 2016 HOLY TRINIT Y CHURCH CHICAGO ANNUAL REPORT

TA B LE O F CO N TE N TS OUR VISION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 ANTIOCH PRINCIPLE 2.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 OUR CONGREGATIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Downtown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Hyde Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 North Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Pilsen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 OUR CITY-WIDE MINISTRIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Expository Preaching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Kid City, Community Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Youth Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 College Connect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Women’s Ministry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Marriage Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Worship & Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Goodbye to the Lynerds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Celebrating the Jacksons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 OUR CITY-TRANSFORMING MINISTRIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Chicago Parnership for Church Planting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Mercy & Justice, Encore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 HTF | Neopolis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 FINANCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 VISION CAMPAIGN UPDATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 HTC LEADERSHIP & STAFF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

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Why do we do what we do at HTC? Our vision is clear—we want to S E E TH E CIT Y O F CH I CAGO TR AN S FO RM E D BY TH E POWE R O F TH E GOS P E L O F J E S U S CH R I ST.

This means that we are not satisfied with things as they

are in Chicago. The brokenness of the city breaks our hearts. We want to see God move mightily in our lives, our neighbors’ lives and throughout our city. And we believe strongly in God’s ability to change lives through the beauty and truth of the gospel of Jesus. It is because of this vision that I am so grateful for everything God has done during the last twelve months of ministry at HTC. God has been active. Our church has grown spiritually and numerically across our congregations. More than any other year in our 18-year history, we’ve added wonderful, godly (sometimes hilarious!) members to our ministry staff. Our city-wide staff now exceeds twenty paid leaders. We are growing in maturity as a church as well. We are learning what kind of ministries our city and neighborhoods need and the Lord is using those ministries. Our diversity is increasing as well. God has called people to HTC over the last year from more than forty of Chicago’s neighborhoods and more than two dozen countries. And God is continuing to bless our partnerships with churches and other ministries throughout Chicago. More than ever, I’m convinced that Chicago needs churches like HTC, churches committed to multi-ethnic ministry, committed to reconciliation through the gospel, committed to strong teaching and obedience to God’s Word, and committed to a vision larger than ourselves. Holy Trinity is now eighteen years old. But our work in Chicago is just beginning. I believe our best days are ahead of us. Looking forward to what God will do,

OUR V I S I O N

Jon Dennis Senior Pastor, Holy Trinity Church Founder and Chair, Holy Trinity Fellowship and Neopolis Network

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ANTIOC H P RINCI P L E 2. 0 Inspired by scripture, compelled by the vision “to see the city of Chicago transformed by the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ,” and aware that minorities make up a sizeable portion of the people in Chicago—in 2005, HTC leaders launched an initiative to secure minority leaders for the HTC pastoral team.

By Pastor Arthur Jackson

“Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a member of the court of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.” Acts 13:1

TJ M O R R I S S E T T E

serves as Director

C H R I S T I A N PA R K

calls HTC-Pilsen his

of Youth Ministry for the HTC-HP

home. As Ministry Director he covers

congregation. TJ (Decipha) is also a

lots of ministry space—seeing to it

hip-hop artist who ministers God’s

that things get done on a weekly basis

Word powerfully in a style that is

on many levels—both for the worship

Based on Acts 13:1-4, which highlights a multi-racial team of ministry leaders who help to launch a

recognized and respected by churched

service and other ministry endeavors.

Spirit-empowered church planting movement, the plan came to be known as the “Antioch Principle.” This

and unchurched alike. His wife, Jessica,

Christian and his wife, Hee, have been a

visionary effort brought Oscar Leiva, Arthur Jackson, and Joseph Kim to the Holy Trinity pastoral team

serves alongside him in ministry.

welcome addition to the HTC family.

and over the last 10 years there has been a noticeable change in the makeup of our congregations. Still, our work in this crucial area is not done! is a Pastoral

BING NIEH

is the Hyde Park Assistant

In 2015–2016 we began our second round of Antioch hires. Antioch 2.0 has brought two African

A S H A N T I P E T TAWAY

Americans and two Asian Americans to our leadership team. May the Lord use these men like the men of

Resident at the HTC-DT congregation.

Pastor for University and Missional

Antioch of old to advance his kingdom. Let’s pray to that end!

Ashanti is married to Amanda and

Ministries. He is also a PhD student

they have a son, Joseph. Ashanti’s gifts

at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

are many and on any given Sunday

Recently Bing and Christy, along with

(morning and evening) you may find him

children Charissa, Adelyn and Joshua,

preaching God’s Word or otherwise

moved into the Hyde Park neighborhood.

assisting where he’s needed.

He’s been with us since February and already his impact is being felt.

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MU LT I-FAC E T E D G R OW T H As we reflect on this past year, we once again praise the Lord for his great provision.

By Pastor Joel Miles

service, we saw people visit HTC for the first time whose work

example is a faith and work ministry that is beginning in

schedules necessitated an evening service. Many of these

the summer of 2016. Part of this is the Summer Institute of

visitors have become regular attendees and members, so that

Faith and Work that 36 young professionals were involved

our geographical reach continues to grow throughout the city.

in, along with an 8-month faith and work intensive called

We also saw community groups start in new neighborhoods

the Burnham Fellowship that is launching in the fall. This is

such as Bronzeville, Wicker Park, and even Wheaton.

one sign of things to come as we expectantly pray that the Lord would continue to enable us to grow.

G R OW I N G T E A M

From June 2014 to August 2015 we had the immense privilege of the HTC-Pilsen core team joining our congregation, as well as having Pastor Oscar Leiva help lead. However, HTC-Pilsen’s presence was always temporary, moving toward the goal of launching them in the Pilsen neighborhood. This launch took place in September of 2015. We praise God for his provision in launching HTC-Pilsen, but also for enabling us to fill the leadership void this created. For just before this launch we added Downtown Pastoral Resident Ashanti Pettaway and Downtown Kid City Director Julia Dennis. These leadership additions helped free other downtown leaders to be more focused on their particular

G R OW I N G C O N G R E GAT I O N

In 2014–2015 our congregation experienced great growth. There is no doubt that our experience of growth was helped

K E Y S T O N E B A P T I S T C H U R C H PA R T N E R S H I P

By Ashanti Pettaway

by the HTC Pilsen core team being present for that year. And

A great new partnership developed over this past year with

yet, we praise God that even after sending out a core team

Keystone Baptist Church in West Garfield Park. Pastoral

of around 50 people to toil for the Lord in Pilsen, the Lord

Resident Ashanti Pettaway has been able to serve alongside

increased our average attendance to 242!

Pastor Ernest Gray. Pastor Gray is also a professor in the Bible Department of Moody Bible Institute and currently

G R OW I N G M I N I S T RY

finishing up his Ph.D. With this heavy workload Ashanti’s

Numerous ministries were strengthened through the

assistance has been crucial to the ministry. Specific areas

Lord, including community groups, children’s ministry,

of assistance included preaching, Bible study, hiring of staff,

international ministry and the youth group. Looking to

and shepherding of members. We look forward to continue

the future, we are excited for some new ministries. One

to serve our brother on Chicago’s Westside.

areas of responsibility and enabled us to build stronger ministries so that our mission could grow. G R OW I N G M I S S I O N

For the third year in a row we had two services in the morning. In the fall, we decided to add a third service in the evening, strengthening our downtown presence. At our very first evening 8

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+18% IN GIVING OVER THE LAST FISCAL YEAR

THIRD SERVICE LAUNCHED FALL 2015

242 AVERAGE SUNDAY ATTENDANCE

QU ITE A Y E A R As these words and images demonstrate, 2015–2016 has been quite a year for ministry at Holy Trinity Church in Hyde Park.

By Pastor Arthur Jackson

I T ’ S B E E N Q U I T E A Y E A R A S I T R E L AT E S T O P R O G R A M S !

I T ’ S B E E N Q U I T E A Y E A R A S I T R E L AT E S TO P R O P E R T Y.

Under the capable leadership of Donna Dortzbach, Kid City

After calling the Hyde Park community home for years,

ministry meets the needs of our children by using educational

HTC-HP finally has 24/7 space that we can call “home” at

methods and materials that are just right for them. A team

57th and Blackstone. “The Loft” space includes offices for

from among us created a “Daniel Series” curriculum that was

pastors, a large meeting room, a reception lounge area,

beta tested with our kids.

kitchenette and bathroom, and several other rooms that

Adult Christian Education continues to be well attended. Our I T ’ S B E E N Q U I T E A Y E A R A S I T R E L AT E S T O P E O P L E !

series, “Challenges for the Church in Chicago,” addressing economic disparity, race, and violence was well received.

Our morning worship service numbers have been the best in

can be variously used. IT’S BEEN QUITE A YEAR AS IT RELATES TO THE LORD’S PROVISION!

Though the generous giving of God’s people we experienced

our congregation’s history. On many Sundays 200 people

Several church-related programs find us making our way

a 33% increase in our giving from the previous year and

or more gather for encouragement and strength through

into our surrounding neighborhoods. Our “Serving Schools

exceeded our giving goal for the year!

worship and God’s Word.

Together” initiative gives us “presence” at Ray Elementary and North Kenwood Oakland Schools. Under the leadership

Increasingly, people from various racial and socioeconomic

of Keaf Lindsey, our ministry at Park Shore Nursing Care

backgrounds are comfortable calling our church their home.

Facility has broadened to include Chicago Plan interns.

The Lord answered our prayer for an Asian American to lead our university ministry by sending Bing Nieh our way along

Encore Resale Store has experienced renewal through the vision and hard work of Aly Anderson and her team.

Our response to the Lord for the ministry momentum of 2015–2016? Humble praise, earnest prayer, and faith-filled anticipation for 2016–2017!

with his wife Christy and children—Charissa, Adelyn, and newborn son, Joshua. Bing is Assistant Pastor of University and Missional Ministries. Amanda Zagnoli has joined our team as Communication and Administration Coordinator. Her presence has expanded our capabilities and brought the pastors relief.

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200 +

3600

+3 3%

CONGREGANTS ON MANY SUNDAYS

SQUARE FEET OF 24/7 SPACE AT “THE LOFT”

INCREASE IN GIVING

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C REATI V E O U T REAC H The North Side continues to grow, albeit slowly! Last year seven people took membership vows. Two were baptized—one adult, one child. And the nursery is quickly approaching capacity!

By Pastor Kyle Edwards

M E R C Y A M O N G T H E W E A LT H Y

We worked hard this past year to initiate effective mercy ministries. Thay Guirguis, a social worker and church member, crafted and organized these ministries. “Ready, Set, Go” was a monthly ministry where young families in the community were invited to the church for guided play time, support, and in some cases training with particular parenting issues. Mercy ministry

A large contingent of the congregation also attended Mather High School’s Empty Bowls event. Beth Wright, wife of elder David Wright, teaches at the school. Mather High School an ongoing relationship with the school.

T E A R S A N D L AU G H T E R

E N GAG E M E N T A N D E Q U I P P I N G

Numbers aside, the Lord was good to the congregation. His

Along with these new initiatives for mercy and engagement, we planned three missional

hand was seen most dramatically with Benjamin Plaiss, one

community events to welcome people from outside the congregation. We went ice skating,

of the many babies. Benjamin experienced a frightening

bowling, and hung out at a sports bar.

neurological impairment with little hope he’d fully recover. But by God’s grace, he has. Such experiences connect well

“Pub Talks” was another new initiative, headed up by Jonathan Hwang. These open

with one of our congregation’s new favorite songs, “He Will

discussion forums covered controversial and challenging cultural and political issues. Our

Hold Me Fast.”

aim was to help people think through and be equipped to discuss these issues in their work and life contexts.

Such touching moments contrast wildly with the biggest overhead projector screen slowly lowered from the ceiling in view of the congregation—but not the band. Jungsun Moon, playing the keyboard, didn’t realize what was happening until the screen hit him on the head. It was hard to sing over the laughter from the congregation. No one knows why the screen lowered, since no one was in reach of the switch that 12

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is hard in a well-to-do area, but all families, no matter how stable and secure, need help.

has an extremely high number of students who arrive as refugees. Our hope is to establish

technology malfunction of the year. One Sunday the large

+15%

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OUR HOME

The North Side meets for worship at Blaine Elementary School in the Lakeview neighborhood. Lakeview, which has gentrified significantly in the past ten years, is made up of lots of young families who take their kids to play in the field next to the school. This also presents some challenges, since the neighborhood is highly transient, and our congregation is geographically spread out over a dozen neighborhoods, not just Lakeview.

operates it. We have our very own Phantom of the Opera. H O LY TR I N IT Y C H U RC H

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S T R ON G COMMUNITY In the life a church, there are defining moments that indicate the characteristics of that church. HTC-Pilsen has had a number of moments that defined our characteristics as welcoming, compassionate and loving the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

By Christian Park

Our love for the Gospel was displayed in our Candlelight

anticipation at our Sunday, September 13th launch. Now,

Good Friday Service. Music Lead Corin Droullard had a

there is still a feeling of excitement but a different feeling

powerful vision. He invited a string quartet from among his

of anticipation. We anticipate God using our longevity

Civic Orchestra of Chicago colleagues to play selected

in Pilsen. We anticipate relationships developing. We

music reflecting a somber mood. There were three spot

anticipate the power of the gospel transforming the

lights highlighting a cross draped with a white cloth, the

neighborhood of Pilsen.

communion table and a local artist who painted a picture of Jesus at Gethsemane during the whole service. Before the message and communion, everyone dipped their hands

September 13, 2015. The launch service was a culmination

in black paint and wiped it on the cross’s white cloth. After

of sixteen months of faithfulness, hard work and prayers.

communion, all the lights shut off except for the light on the

There was a feeling of excitement and anticipation that

elements. The blackened cloth was placed over the elements

morning after the lights, the sound, the coffee and Kid

to signify forgiveness. Everyone walked out quietly.

City were set up. Lively conversations were happening as

Our security guards are not part of our congregation—but We couldn’t have asked for a more welcoming environment.

they observe us every week. One said, “I’m so glad that you

When newcomers arrive, the Pastors have to wait to meet

guys are here. Your church is a light for this community.” We

them because congregants are constantly conversing with

want to see the Gospel shine the light.

them. It’s hard to get to newcomers to talk. What a great problem to have!

L AU N C H S E RV I C E

people anticipated the worship service. The ministry in Pilsen has begun. The path has been paved. It is now up to God’s faithful people to draw others to him through great wisdom and insight. We need to be attentive to what God is saying to us about the people of Pilsen. We want to see

This past year was amazing to see God’s hands at work

the whole city of Chicago transformed by the power of the

in HTC-Pilsen. There was a feeling of excitement and

gospel of Jesus Christ.

In terms of compassion, a neighborhood girl was killed back in February. An intern discovered a GoFundMe page, so we donated a small monetary amount and informed them about our Sunday Service times. In response, the mother and fifteen of her family and friends came the next Sunday! Time was created for the mother to speak during the service and for HTC-Pilsen to pray for her. After very emotional prayers, HTC lined up to hug, comfort and encourage the mother at the end of service. Compassion shined. 14

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100 PEOPLE AT THE LAUNCH SERVICE ON SEPTEMBER 13 , 2015

60 –70 AVERAGE SUNDAY SERVICE ATTENDANCE

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Each year, we have the pleasure of opening up God’s Word on a weekly basis to see how it applies to our lives today. This was another power-packed year examining various aspects of God’s character through sermon series on Philippians, Hebrews, 1 John, Psalms and 1 Samuel. All of them provided great encouragement, guidance and exhortation. It is our commitment to expository preaching and the power of God that allows for such fruit to be seen. Our emphasis on expository preaching allowed us to dig in depth and to look into how 1 Samuel points

The Chicago Plan’s training is centered on the exposition of God’s Word. Every Monday several interns prepare expositional work on an assigned text, sometimes preaching that text as well. Last year we worked through the book

to Christ. Seeing how David foreshadows Christ, as

of Hebrews. Interns serve at each

well as the uniqueness of what happens with Saul

of our four congregations in every

and comparing him to David. FINDING AND FOLLOWING GOD'S UNEXPECTED KING

By Pastor Kyle Edwards

Our time in 1 Samuel pointed us to God’s faithfulness to his people. This book is a rich

narrative full of stories with which many of us are familiar like Hannah’s crying out to God for a child, Samuel’s anointing of the shepherd-boy, David and Goliath, and the brotherhood of Jonathan and David. A lot of times when you’re reading narratives you miss out on nuances. Going chapter-by-chapter and verse-by-verse allowed us to get so much out of it. Here are a few of the key lessons.

aspect of ministry: preaching, teaching, community group leadership, youth work, university work, administration and evangelism. 15 INTERNS

5 Hyde Park, 5 Downtown, 2 North, 3 Pilsen BOOKS READ

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Israel had been led by God for years and knew of the great stories of his mighty hand in

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the lives of their forefathers. But that wasn’t enough to keep them from being influenced by their surrounding culture. They rejected God for an earthly king. In many ways, we too are like Israel—rejecting God in order to serve the kings of this world. G O D LY P E R S P E C T I V E

God judges a man by his character and his heart. However, many of us look only on outward appearances, like Israel did. They chose Saul: the man who came from an affluent family, stood taller than everyone and was very handsome. But we find that his heart is not devoted to God. Instead, God chose David, the unbecoming shepherd-boy who was the least among his brothers. “But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature,

Expositional Preaching by Dave Helm Preaching and Preachers by Martyn Lloyd-Jones O T H E R TO P I C S D I S C U S S E D

Pastoral Counseling, led by Oscar Leiva Leadership, led by Jon Dennis Administration, led by Paul Fowler T H E C H I C AG O P L A N ’ S THREE PILLARS

Instruction, Experience and Mentorship

because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.’” 1 Samuel 16:7 A TA L E O F T WO K I N G S

As we saw the lives of Saul and David play out, we were reminded of the importance of following God’s way. The comparison and contrast of these two men showed us the difference between following God’s king and man’s king. Saul, the king chosen by Israel, ultimately led to their downfall and destruction. David, God’s chosen king, provided deliverance and refuge for those who followed him. In this way, David serves as a foreshadowing of our coming King and Savior, Jesus Christ. 18

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By Donna Dortzbach “Significance of Family” is one of HTC’s seven core values.

are doing every day in the home. Whether at Downtown,

Kid City is our ministry to children created to support this

Pilsen, Hyde Park or North Side, God’s Word is central to the

value. September 13, 2015 marked the beginning of Kid City

curriculum, teachers are loving and nurturing, and children

across all four Holy Trinity Church congregations (replacing

feel safe in our care. Praise God for all that He has done for

Team Kids at some congregations). Kid City exists on

children in our city and for what is yet to come!

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by Julia Dennis “What did we learn about last week? Do you guys remember?”

T HESE WO R D S S HALL B E O N YOU R HE A RT

There is silence and six pairs of eyes are avoiding mine. They need a little hint. “We’re in Exodus and we learned…” “About Moses! And the Ten Commandments.” There we go. It’s surprisingly hard to remember what happened a week ago. The kids are quick, excited and eager to talk about what they’re learning. They finish your sentences, nod

along in recognition when you read verses, and generally like the lessons. As sevenyear-old Jaylen says, “I like coloring. I also kinda like hearing the story.” Today’s lesson is about the golden calf, Exodus 32-34. I wrestled with why the Israelites created an idol so soon after they were set free from Egypt. As a Kid City teacher, you want to make sure you are clear on the lesson before talking about it. Of course the golden calf happened because the Israelites were sinful. But it also happened because the Israelites forgot. It wasn’t a created idol that brought them out of Egypt. It was the one, true God.

There is importance in remembering and reminding. Like the Israelites, we will stray if we forget God. How do you remember something? You write it down, talk about it, train yourself to think about it, put words or pictures different places that will trigger your memory. How do we remember God? By being in and memorizing his Word, speaking to him, worshipping corporately, hearing his Word taught. And by talking about who God is and what he has done. May the people of HTC be those who are constantly reminding each other of the goodness and faithfulness of God in a world that wants us to forget.

By Pastor Joel Miles Not only do we have four congregations in four different

well. Another example is HTC-DT, which offered six training

locations, but our congregants live in nearly half of the

sessions called Leadership Community and Training (LCAT)

neighborhoods of Chicago. Because of this, as we grow one

throughout the year. At each LCAT, participants received

of our main focuses is on continually offering training and

training from one of the pastors or leaders in the church,

discipling to our old and new community group leaders. As an

mentoring and accountability from other leaders, along with

example of this, HTC-HP brought all of their leaders together

a chance to pray with other leaders for their geographical

at the beginning of the year, just before they launched their

region. Training strengthened our community groups, and we

groups. The purpose of this gathering was to teach and

are excited to continue similar training this coming year.

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Our vision as a youth group is to be pursuing relationships with each other but also to put our faith in practice externally. This summer we’ll serve in various neighborhoods, with the goal to set a new tone for the fall and how we can be a light in the community. To be a presence in places we don’t usually frequent. To not be afraid. It is key to equip students to minister to their friends and schools. G R OW T H

CHANGED LIVES

By Pastor Bing Nieh

Within Chicago proper reside fourteen universities comprised of over 130,000 students. These students assemble from all parts of the globe, immersing themselves for a season in the rigor of academic study. In this season of life the University Ministry of Holy Trinity Church seeks to enter, bringing the gospel to bear on these young lives. Having recently begun my role (February 2016), I’ve been

Middle East. But his desire was to read the Bible and wrestle

struck with the desire of students to integrate faith and

through its meaning and implications. This bold endeavor

study. Many of our students are proud to believe in the Bible

encapsulates the enthusiasm of our students to honor Christ where they have been set down. This same student has gone

TJ joined the HTC team in the Summer of 2015 and his

“God has been teaching me about the importance of prayer. … I

and be evangelical regardless of what the culture or the

presence is helping African-American students feel more

have grown to understand that we must maintain our connection to

University thinks. Their faith has been tested by intellectual

on to pursue doctoral studies with the hope of serving the

comfortable coming. At the retreat we had 40 students,

God through prayer carefully. The words that we are praying should

rigor and still holds. These students seek to find meaning in

persecuted church in the Middle East.

several of whom were from outside the church. Our new

be sincere. We should be thanking him for his goodness, as well

their study, knowing that intellectual acquisition is not the

24/7 space—the Loft—acquired in September, is also making

as asking for forgiveness or things that we need.” - Anna Dennis

end goal. Rather, the goal is to live faithfully to Christ not

it easier for students to come.

only during this season of study, but for all of life. “God has been doing a lot for me this year, school has been its

With the permanent space offered by The Loft in Hyde Park, university students have been able to meet regularly for conversation, fellowship and Bible study. Given all that is

hardest yet … I went to Youth Group almost every week because

A recent graduate shared with me a Bible reading group

taking place under the Lord’s hand, we can look toward the

I knew how much I needed everyone there as well as the words

he coordinated within his department—Middle Eastern

future with great excitement and anticipation.

that TJ would preach to us … Going through the word this year

studies—at the University of Chicago. His peers came

at Youth Group has been the best ever, and was truly the only

because, after all, the Bible is a very important book in the

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By Jon Lauriat

The Women’s Ministry exists to equip women to maximize their relationships with one another for mutual spiritual growth and to acquire the tools to more faithfully interpret the Bible.

The Marriage Ministry serves and equips married couples in order to grow their love for God and each other. It’s uniquely suited to reach those taking part in such a unique institution.

WO M E N ’ S R E T R E AT

TH E PSALMS AN D H UMAN EMOTI O N

All too often, spouses fail to make their marriages a priority.

This past year, we saw three groups raised up across the city:

By Katina Yohpe

Days can go by, then months and years, and that bond starts

one in Hyde Park and two Downtown. With outreach as a

to erode. Bad habits and thought patterns may start to

priority, we were so excited that one of the groups included

become the norm. The question comes up all too often:

non-believers. Leaders from the Pilsen congregation were

“How did we get here?”

trained in order to bring the ministry to their couples, and

About 130 women from all four congregations gathered in January at Covenant Harbor in Wisconsin. Katina Yohpe

The Psalms provide us with a way to express the full gamut of

preached the Psalms. Jenny Lauriat and a team led music,

our human emotions to the God who most certainly hears us

including a black-gospel oriented vibe session led by

when we call to him. These God-breathed poems also give us

Amanda Pettaway. Lisa Helm moderated a diverse panel as

a shared language with which to enter into one another’s lives

they shared about God’s faithfulness in various aspects of

in times of joy, sorrow and gratitude. How do we respond to

their lives: singleness, marital struggles, financial struggles,

a sister who is experiencing happiness or success or spiritual

family issues, etc. The women of HTC were drawn into closer

blessings? We join her in praising our great God! “Shout for joy

communion with God and with one another as we sang and

in the LORD, O you righteous!” How do we engage with one

prayed and heard the word.

who has lost a job, received a poor diagnosis, or confessed a besetting sin? We lament the pain and fallenness of this world

OTH E R GOI N GS O N

• Simeon Trust Workshop - an opportunity to be equipped • Cheese, Chocolate, & Wine - an entry point for connection • Six summer Bible study groups through the Psalms • Three word-based events in Hyde Park

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Since the Marriage Ministry started to take shape a few years ago, my wife and I have been so grateful to grow and

we look forward to training North Side leaders this next year and adding new groups.

help other couples grow. Using the Re|engage study in small

We hope that more and more spouses are encouraged and

groups has helped us and other married couples in our

strengthened by the open and honest community in the

church have tough conversations, find community, forgive

Marriage Ministry.

each other and mature in spiritual intimacy.

alongside her. “For I eat ashes like bread, and mingle tears with my drink.” And how do we best invite another to join us in sweet fellowship after we have come through a deep trial? We beckon her with a hymn of thanksgiving. “Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!”

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15 COUPLES

RE | ENGAGE GROUPS

SERVED

3 CONGREGATIONS REPRESENTED

WORSH I P & MU S I C

By Jonathan Gilley

To the degree that I look and see Jesus put up on the cross, crucified and risen for me is the degree to which I am spiritually healed. This is the joyful work in which those of us responsible for musical worship are privileged to participate.

GO O DBY E TO THE LY N ER DS

By Clare Rothschild

Within only a few shorts years of HTC’s beginning in Hyde Park, music directorship fell into the hands of Benjamin Lynerd, a PhD student in Political Science at the University of Chicago. Ben quickly invited other musicians— anyone willing to make a joyful noise to the

The 2015-2016 ministry year was filled with many of these

Psalm 46 by Ben Lynerd. The Downtown congregation’s series

moments. One highlight was our February City-Wide worship

on 1 Samuel gave birth to yet another a brand-new song, “None

service at the Chicago Hilton. It was the largest gathered

Like You.” This expositional song put the words of Hannah’s

service in HTC history and included numerous musicians from

prayer (1 Samuel 2) into the voices of congregants as we sang.

all four congregations. The year saw the maturation of musical worship ministries, including new music interns Downtown and deepened leadership at HTC-Pilsen and North. Easter arrived with multi-ethnic music as well as the largest single-Sunday attendance in HTC history. Holy Trinity Music applied for and was awarded a Calvin Vital

Whether through new songs by HTC composers, through

Lord—to join him at the Lutheran School of Chicago where the church then met. Slowly but surely, Ben and Gwen Camera (vocal lead/violinist) garnered a group of regular musicians. Within a few years Ben initiated an annual concert, Christmas on the Town. In 2015, its fourteenth season, more than 530 people attended. In his time with the church, Ben wrote many arrangements and composed countless songs.

new recordings by Holy Trinity Music

Ben met Helen-Joy Bechtle, a founding church member, in an HTC Bible study. They were

(which released its

married in 2005 and today have three beautiful children, Abel, Esther and Lydia. This

Worship Grant. The actualization of this grant in the coming

second album this year), or through the intentional efforts

year will include composing new songs. This continues and

of each congregation’s Music Lead, our passionate goal for

summer the Lynerd family moved to Virginia where Ben will take up a full-time academic

extends Holy Trinity Music’s commitment to expositional and

musical worship is for Jesus to be lifted up so that all might look

post in Political Theory and Constitutional Law at Christopher Newport University. The

multi-ethnic songwriting for congregations.

to him and become more and more a new people.

Lynerd family has been very involved in our church and community. Beyond Ben serving for

Some of our congregations have been singing HTC original

fourteen years as music director, Ben and Helen served as deacons and led a community

songs for years. At HTC-Hyde Park, this year’s favorite was

group in their home for nearly a decade. We will miss the Lynerd family very much. We wish

“Fortress,” a resetting of Martin Luther’s musical exposition of

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Since 2007, Arthur and Shirley Jackson have brought muchneeded pastoral care and nurturing to the congregants of Hyde Park: they have mentored dozens of people, provided care to the deacon board, hosted events in their home and labored alongside both stewards and musicians on Sunday mornings. Their care and integrity have left an indelible mark on the Hyde Park ministry. Kansas City’s gain is our loss; they will be missed.

“I distinctly remember an Elder group

“My wife, Devin, and I are deeply, joyfully

meeting on Martin Luther King Jr. day

in Pastor Jackson’s debt for the role he

during which we read King’s Letter from the

has played in supporting and guiding our

Birmingham Jail around the circle—each

relationship over the past eight years… All

person taking one paragraph. After we

along the way, his pastoral patience, joy

completed the text, we prayed. Within

and hope have produced much fruit in our

the next year, the Church hired Arthur. I

lives… Pastor Jackson never flinched from

have always viewed his place at HTC as a

treating me as a brother in the church and

fulfillment of the prayers we offered that

a member under his care.”

night.” CL AR E ROTH SCH I LD, FOU N DI N G M EM B E R , C E L L I S T, S P O U S E O F E L D E R D O U G ROTH SCH I LD

“I remember one favorite sermon when he was preaching about understanding the majesty and the grace of God, and he became swept up in an apostolic moment of reflection about the depth of that grace. And in his tears and in others’ tears

C ELEBR AT I N G T HE JAC KS O NS

following, I really began to appreciate what his calling means to him within Hyde Park.” J E R O M E G R E E N , LO N G -T E R M M E M B E R , D E AC O N , D R U M M E R

“Integrity. Arthur’s character precedes whatever he is going to say. So you know if he says something it’s coming from the heart. I’ve been around when he’s had to say hard things, and he’s never just left it there. He’s always been a comforter. He’s always been someone who’s easy to talk to. For me and my wife, he and his wife have been there. He’s somebody I can trust to have a sure answer—but then be honest if he doesn’t know. His words have been soothing to our souls.”

By Jill White

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Assistant Professor at Moody Bible Institute

TJ M O R R I S S E T T E , D I R E C T O R O F YO U T H M I N I S T RY H Y D E PA R K , H I P - H O P A R T I S T

M A R C O S G O U V E A , P H D S T U D E N T, S O C C E R P L AY E R

“I had the unique opportunity of being mentored by Pastor J this past year. His foremost blessing to me has been his heart of personal Christian service. He always sought to see what more we could discuss that would benefit me, or what passage he could bring up that would stir me more for Gospel witness. I thank God that we were able to share this short chapter together.” S H AU N TA N , U N D E R G R A D UAT E , C H I C AG O P L A N I N T E R N

“Arthur and Shirley were like parents to

SOME OF ARTHUR’S AC C O M P L I S H M E N T S AT H T C

Served as Associate Pastor since 2007; later Executive Pastor Served as the Director of Holy Trinity Fellowship | Neopolis Collegially pastored the people of the HP congregation Participated in the initiation and development of adult education Helped to better organize and mobilize deacons Initiated ministry at Park Shore nursing care facility Led the church wide pastoral staff team under the direction of Pastor Dennis Assisted in the initiation of HTC Nairobi and Havana

me during my time in Hyde Park. Their hospitality made me and others feel

B E FO R E HTC

intimately welcome in the community from day one. Arthur and Shirley are a model of a loving, energetic married couple to students on campus. Seeing how they

Pastor at Rock Church: June 1988 to January 1994

interact together and hearing Shirley’s beautiful solos and Arthur’s piercing sermons give students such as myself a wonderful feeling for what ministry in marriage can look like.” FREDERIC REPOND, UNIVERSITY OF C H I C AG O A L U M N U S

Pastor at Judson Baptist: February 1994 to September 2007 (overlap of one year with HTC)

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By Ashanti Pettaway

MERCY & JUSTICE By Ben Anderson and Grace Sung

CHICAGO PARTNERSHIP FOR CHURCH PLANTING

Last spring, Holy Trinity Church hosted a church-

we are looking forward to better serving our brothers and

wide Mercy Ministry Forum with 25 members from the

sisters all over our city. The challenges that we face in

Downtown, Hyde Park and North Side congregations in

Chicago at the street level are as daunting as ever, but we

attendance. During this event hosted by Mercy Ministry

are confident in the power of the gospel to effect change in

coordinator Ben Anderson and Executive Pastor Arthur

human hearts.

Jackson, participants shared their mercy ministry areas of interest, discussed their desire to study theological foundations and engage more intentionally in the community, and expressed the need for opportunities to bring local ministry experts in to teach and collaborate on best practices across congregations.

Hope for Chicago hired a new Executive Director, Grace Sung, this summer, and she is up for the task of strengthening a multi-ethnic, collaborative movement of

With the upcoming relaunch of Hope for Chicago as well

mercy and justice in Chicago.

as mercy and justice projects within Holy Trinity Church,

Words can’t fully explain how gun violence and a seemingly increased murder rate in Chicago impact our society. Now add police brutality, a few high profile cases of unarmed men of color being killed, and increased racial tension throughout the country­—and one can become overwhelmed and frustrated. What do we do? How should the church respond?

E NC O R E RE S A LE By Aly Anderson

CPCP tackled these questions head on with the event

CPCP recently decided to support Missio Dei, a far

“Prayer, Protest, Power: The Church’s Response To Systemic

South Side church plant in the Beverly/Morgan Park

Encore had its first year of turning a profit in 2015-2016, which

Injustice.” This event brought pastors from all over the city

neighborhoods. Pastor Tom Kubiak is an experienced planter

was a huge milestone! We also completely renovated to reflect

together for a great conversation. Wonderful insight was

and pastor and a native of Roseland. Tom and his wife

our re-branding as more of a boutique. We continue to build

provided from the speakers: a retired police officer Louis

Joanna are currently recruiting a diverse leadership team.

meaningful relationships in the community, making Encore a

Watkins, staple urban community pastor Marshall Hatch,

They are passionate about the transforming power of gospel

landmark and a relational hub. We partner with St. Sabina’s

and the journalist Brandon Smith and community activist

reconciliation. They envision this initial Missio Dei plant

youth employment program in Englewood to provide youth

William Calloway (who were responsible for the release of

serving as a hub to plant more churches and ministries in less

job development opportunities through internships, and we

video footage showing the shooting of Laquan McDonald).

resourced far South Side neighborhoods.

actively participate in the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce

This was just one step in the journey as CPCP continues to

to promote small business growth in the community.

help the church address societal issues—part of its mission in conjunction with helping plant churches.

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200

60

560 BAGS

REGULAR CUSTOMERS

NEW CUSTOMERS EACH MONTH

O F U N U S E D M E RCHAN D I S E DO NATE D TO TH E HYD E PAR K I NTE R FAITH CO U N CI L

A D O P T I N G H TC - H AVA N A

HTF | NEOPOLIS

By the time most read this report, 10 members of a short-term missions team will have spent nearly a week (July 13-19) in Cuba working alongside ministry partners Alexis and Lourdes Perez and members of their church, Nueva Vida (New Life).

HTF | Neopolis is a city-facing, multi-ethnic and global network of churches, engaged in church planting in five spheres: world, city, neighborhood, university and poor. We envision churches multiplying across Africa, North and Latin

The goal of the mission is to adopt Nueva Vida into our Holy Trinity Fellowship family and to assist this church in establishing another congregation. The two congregations will be known as HTC-Havana. A bit of background will help put things in perspective. In November 2013, Pastors Jackson and Dennis met with Alexis and Lourdes for introductory conversations about the possibility of Alexis establishing a church within Holy Trinity Fellowship. In September 2014, Alexis began the work of establishing Nueva Vida. In February 2015, he approached David Helm (who was ministering in Cuba) and asked about

America, Asia and Europe, forming a mutually enriching chain of gospel work that reaches around the globe. Key to our strategy is the concept of families of churches within the broader network. Similar to how clans and tribes functioned

next steps to join Holy Trinity Fellowship. In April 2015, Alexis submitted his application. The

within Israel, smaller families

Perezes came to Holy Trinity in Chicago in September 2015 and Alexis met with the elders.

of churches in the network will

Alexis is a hardworking, respected ministry leader. He was trained as a medical doctor and then earned a theological degree from a Baptist seminary in Cuba. In addition to pastoral ministry, Alexis directs a ministry called Equipo Impacto that specializes in training pastors. In January, a team including Jon Dennis, Arthur Jackson and Felipe Chamy traveled to explore church-planting opportunities in Cuba. They spent three days traveling around

provide accountability, intimacy and stronger support. Holy Trinity Fellowship churches are a family, sharing a name and church distinctives. Neopolis churches are a network, sharing values.

Havana and outlying areas visiting pastors. Plans for a short-term visit, and to bring the existing work into the Holy Trinity family, began to formalize. Alexis has embraced the HTC Chicago multi-congregational model. He also has adopted our training model. In addition to ministry in Cuba, we envision the possibility of Alexis serving as a regional ministry coordinator for Central/South America. We are excited about partnering with Alexis, Lourdes and Nueva Vida!

B AC K T O A F R I C A

A return to Nairobi, Kenya is planned for this year to celebrate the anniversary of Holy Trinity Church/Mathare Valley. We planted a congregation there in August 2015 and, like the apostle Paul, we are compelled to return to use our gifts to strengthen the work and workers. Join us in prayer for the work of HTF | Neopolis in Cuba, Kenya and elsewhere.

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FIN A NC E S

INCOME

$560,309

2014-2015 INCOME

+34%

-50% CAPITAL USED

+12%

$116,244

DOWNTOWN

HYDE PARK

$97,955 $181,487

$427,600

+76%

NORTH SIDE

$44,632 +3%

$80,428

$168,337

+82%

PILSEN

$34,679

$169,318

EMPLOYEE COSTS

SHARED COSTS

TOTAL

CAPITAL BUILD-UP

CASH RESERVES

+459%

$169,318

+62%

$229,657

VISION 2018. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $328,448

DOWNTOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $475,970 HYDE PARK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $297,474 NORTH SIDE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $103,955 PILSEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $44,147

DOWNTOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $560,309 HYDE PARK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $397,844 NORTH SIDE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $116,244 PILSEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $80,428

TOTAL INCOME. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,227,623

TOTAL INCOME. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,485,162

2015-2016 EXPENSES

VISION 2018. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $277,261

VISION 2018. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $427,600

EMPLOYEE COSTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . $745,196

EMPLOYEE COSTS. . . . . . . . . . $1,066,069

SHARED COSTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $191,435 Missions: $29,721 Hope for Chicago: $20,333 Ministry Commitments: $64,450 Office Rent: $22,786 Operating Expenses: $54,145

SHARED COSTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $229,657 Missions: $78,819 Hope for Chicago: $15,000 Ministry Commitments: $39,598 Office Rent: $24,788 Operating Expenses: $71,452

DOWNTOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $111,893 Ministry Commitments: $14,509 Operating Expenses: $97,384

DOWNTOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $181,487 Ministry Commitments: $26,369 Operating Expenses: $155,118

HYDE PARK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55,563 Ministry Commitments: $8,036 Operating Expenses: $47,528

HYDE PARK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $97,955 Ministry Commitments: $35,617 Operating Expenses: $62,339

NORTH SIDE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $43,258 Ministry Commitments: $3,000 Operating Expenses: $40,258

NORTH SIDE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $44,632 Ministry Commitments: $2,227 Operating Expenses: $42,405

PILSEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,561 Ministry Commitments: $1,795 Operating Expenses: $5,767

PILSEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $34,679 Ministry Commitments: $5,142 Operating Expenses: $29,538

TOTAL EXPENSES. . . . . . . . . . . . $1,154,907

TOTAL EXPENSES. . . . . . . . . . . . $1,654,481

CAPITAL BUILD-UP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $72,716

CAPITAL BUILD-UP. . . . . . . . . . . . . -$169,318

CASH RESERVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $337,655

CASH RESERVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $168,337

-233%

+20%

+54%

$1,066,069

2015-2016 INCOME

VISION 2018. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $306,077

2014-2015 EXPENSES

+7%

VISION CAMPAIGN

EXPENSES

+21%

+18%

$397,844 $328,448

$1,485,162

+0%

Notes

$1,654,481

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+43%

• • • • • •

Actual Vision Campaign income for FY16 was lower than projected by $96,552. Total congregational income was slightly lower than projected by $16,966. Actual expenses were higher than projected by $150,780. Each of our congregation depends on congregational giving, and some vision campaign giving is dispersed for ministries across various congregations. Our session is considering plans to strengthen the cash reserve in FY17. Restricted accounts include funding for CPCP, Royalties, Charles Simeon Trust, Hope for Chicago, Holy Trinity Fellowship Neopolis, and Short-Term Missions.

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VISION CAM PAI G N UPDATE

PRE- CAMPAIGN 2012–2013 Actual

YEAR ONE 2013 –2014 Actual

YEAR TWO 2014 –2015 Actual

YEAR THREE 2015 –2016 Actual

YEAR FOUR 2016 –2017 Budget

$90,659

$347,946

$305,877

$493,605

$186,912

$90,659

$284,846

$205,889

$343,605



— G IV I N G FR O M E X T ER N A L FR I EN D S O F H TC



$63,100

$99,988

$150,000

$136,912

— A D D I T I O N A L H T F | N EO P O L I S I N CO M E









$50,000

$90,659

$230,486

$277,261

385,275

$192 , 517

COMMU NIT Y EXPEN SES



$87,974

$142 ,040

$204, 528

$56,112

— M AT U R I T Y G R A N T S



$60,076

$84,226

$126,653

$17,465

— TRAINING PROGRAMS



$8,000

$22,841

$25,000



— L E A D ER S H I P









$8,647

— WO M EN ’ S M I N I ST RY D I R EC TO R



$3,000





$15,000

— TOTA L C H U R C H -W I D E I M PAC T



$16,898

$34,973

$52 ,875

$15,000

— TOTA L G R OW T H I N I T I AT I V E S



$27,898

$57,814

$77,875

$38,647

M OV E M E N T E X P E N S E S



$74,000

$45,000

$60,000

$25, 357

— M ER CY: 1 2 N E W C H U R C H E S I M P L E M EN T M ER CY M I N I ST R I ES



$22,000

$20,000

$15,000

$15,000

— T R A I N I N G : 2 8 R ES I D EN T S & C A N D I DAT ES



$1,869



$20,000

$7,000

— L E A D ER S H I P D E V F O R T R A I N I N G



$25,131







— A RT I ST S : 4 CO H O RT S O F A RT I ST R E S I D EN T S











— C  HICAG O PARTNERSHIP FOR CHURCH PL ANTIN G : SUPPORT 10 NEW CHURCH PL ANTS



$25,000

$25,000

$25,000

$3,357

N E T WO R K E X P E N S E S



$46, 557

$90,221

$120,747

$111,048

— T OTA L P L A N T 3 C H U R C H E S I N U R B A N CO N T E X T S , N E T WO R K D E V ELO PM EN T



$18,642

$47,166

$35,000

$51,000

— H T FEL LOW S H I P M U S I C D E V ELO PM EN T



$16,664

$20,100

$25,000

$15,000

— E XEC U T I V E L E A D ER S H I P



$7,720

$20,000

$20,000

$20,000

— T H R O U G H PA RT N ER S H I PS H EL P STA RT 2 0 N E W C H U R C H ES G LO B A L LY



$1,467

$2,955

$25,000

$15,000

— CO N FER EN C E D E V ELO PM EN T



$2,064







— E XP LO R AT I O N







$15,747

$6,250

— S C H O L A R S H I P/ST I P EN D S









$3,798

$90,659

$21,955







TOTA L I N C O M E

— G IV I N G FR O M H TC CO N G R EGAT I O N S

TOTA L V I S I O N 2 0 1 8 E X P E N S E S

I N T E R N A L C A M PA I G N C O S T S

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HT C L E A D E R S H I P A N D STA F F H O LY T R I N I T Y C H U R C H S TA F F

H O LY T R I N I T Y C H U R C H E L D E R S

Jon Dennis, Senior Pastor HTC, Downtown Lead Pastor

Steve Ahrenholz, Downtown

HTC is also grateful for all of our 2015–2016 Sunday ministry volunteers in our four congregations! Our Sundays are operated by countless people who help with setting up, cleaning, welcome table, coffee table, nursery, stewarding, arts, music, audio and visual, Kid City and adult education teams.

KID CITY

T H E C H I C AG O P L A N

H O LY T R I N I T Y C H U R C H D E AC O N S

Donna Dortzbach, Director of Kid City,

Kyle Edwards, Coordinator

Cherice & David Barr, Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Arthur Jackson, Executive Pastor, Hyde Park Associate Pastor

Jon Dennis, Downtown

Julia Dennis, Director of Kid City, Downtown

Joel Miles, Associate Executive Pastor, Downtown Associate Pastor

Josh Dortzbach, Hyde Park

Megan Pros, Pilsen

David Helm, Hyde Park Lead Pastor

Kyle Edwards, North Side

YO U T H G R O U P

Toria Edwards, North Side

TJ Morrissette, Director of Youth, Hyde Park

Joe & Amy Buehler, Pilsen THE CHARLES SIMEON TRUST

Dave Helm, Executive Director H O P E F O R C H I C AG O

Brock & Kristi Brockway, Hyde Park Joe & Kathy Calabrese, North Side Sully & Laura Curtin, Downtown

Grace Sung, Executive Director

Carl & Evie DavyRomano, Hyde Park

Ben Anderson, Board Member, Mercy

Michael & Katelyn Glaze, Downtown

Ministry Coordinator

Jerome & Jennifer Green, Hyde Park

Josh Dortzbach, Board Treasurer

Art & Rachel Hackett, Pilsen

Judy Fenton, Board Member

Chris Johnson, Pilsen

Kyle Edwards, North Side Lead Pastor

David Helm, Hyde Park

Oscar Leiva, Pilsen Lead Pastor

Andy Hensel, Hyde Park

Kiel Russell, Downtown

Jonathan Gilley, Director of Music and Worship Arts

Arthur Jackson, Hyde Park

COLLEGE CONNECT

Brian Kammerzelt, Board Chair

Jon & Jenny Lauriat, Downtown

Bing Nieh, Assistant Pastor, Hyde Park

Taeyun Kim, Board Member

Marcelo & Breezy Mellijor, Downtown

Bing Nieh, Assistant Pastor of University and Missional Ministries, Hyde Park

Oscar Leiva, Pilsen

Eric Nielsen, Downtown

Arthur Jackson, Board Member

Billy & Minjung Oh, Downtown

Shandra Richardson, Board Secretary

Lisa Roth, Hyde Park

Joel Miles, Downtown

W O M E N ’ S M I N I S T RY

Jacob Zerkle, Board Member

Vince & Amanda Scaletta, Hyde Park

Ashanti Pettaway, Pastoral Resident, Downtown Sullivan Curtin, Pastoral Resident, Downtown/North Side Felipe Chamy, Pastoral Resident, Downtown Eric Nielsen, Pastoral Resident, Downtown Donna Dortzbach, Director of Kid City Julia Dennis, Director of Kid City, Downtown

Doug Rothschild, Hyde Park Paul St. Aubyn, Pilsen

Matt Boffey, Downtown

Luci Frerichs, Director, Hyde Park

E N CO R E (R E SALE CLOTH I N G STO R E)

Ruth Seward, Hyde Park

Jenna Satterthwaite, North Side

Alysan Anderson, Store Director

Alan & Jeanne Shoesmith, North Side

Nicolle St. Aubyn, Pilsen

David Wright, North Side Rich Wunderink, Downtown

M A R R I AG E M I N I S T RY

Jon Dennis, Chairman

Clif & Judy Fenton, Downtown

Arthur Jackson, Director

Art & Rachel Hackett, Pilsen

Ellen Kim, Special Projects

Dave & Lisa Helm, Hyde Park Jon & Jenny Lauriat, Downtown Billy & Minjung Oh, Downtown/North Side

Corin Droullard, Music Director, Pilsen

COMMUNITY GROUPS

Grace Sung, Director of Ministry Operations and Development Breezy Mellijor, Office Assistant Heather Fowler, Accountant Amanda Zagnoli, Communications and Administration Coordinator, Hyde Park

Val Uhle, Downtown H O LY T R I N I T Y F E L L O W S H I P | N E O P O L I S

Christian Park, Ministry Director, Pilsen

TJ Morrissette, Director of Youth Ministry, Hyde Park

Keith & Gail Schoonmaker, Hyde Park

Katina Yohpe, Director, Downtown

Jonathan Hwang, Coordinator, North Side Joel Miles, Associate Pastor, Downtown Bing Nieh, Assistant Pastor, Hyde Park Christian Park, Ministry Director, Pilsen

Jennifer Wilson, Downtown Kevin & Katina Yohpe, Downtown A S P E C I A L T H A N K YO U T O T H E F O L L O W I N G P E O P L E F O R T H E I R C R E AT I V E

CHICAGO PARTNERSHIP FOR CHURCH PLANTING

C O N T R I B U T I O N S T O H T C T H I S PA S T Y E A R :

Jon Dennis, Leadership Team

Paul Fowler

H O LY T R I N I T Y M U S I C

Jonathan Gilley, Director, Downtown Ben Lynerd, Director, Hyde Park Corin Droullard, Director, Pilsen Jungsun Moon, North Side

Jon Lauriat Christy Nieh Mandalyn Renicker Neil Renicker AN N UAL R E PO RT TE AM

Alyssa Walker, Project Manager I N T E R N AT I O N A L F E L L O W S H I P

Jon Lauriat, Design, Photography

Chris & Kaiti Long, Downtown

Grace Sung, Content

Kim Tsai, Downtown

Julia Dennis, Content

Vicky Tsou, Downtown

Joel Miles, Content Mandalyn Renicker, Photography Christy Nieh, Photography

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As we reflected on what God has done over the past year, two themes rose to the surface: GROWTH and ANTICIPATION. God has grown HTC in every way: in numbers, in maturity, in diversity, in leadership and in partnerships. We are so grateful for God’s provision. This year has also seen a lot of transition with valued team members moving on and new team members joining. Ministries are changing to meet new needs and new needs are inspiring new ministries. All this transition leaves us with a great sense of anticipation—what will God do next?

“ SO N E ITH E R H E W H O P L A NT S N O R H E W H O WATE R S I S A N Y TH I N G , B U T O N LY G O D W H O G I V E S TH E G ROW TH .” 1 CORINTH IANS 3:7

HTCCH I CAG O.O RG