MOVING TOWARD JESUS AND TAKING OTHERS WITH US
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Senior Pastor’s Report: Matthew St. John Dear Friends, I am always intrigued about how quickly a year goes. What a full and fruitful number of months we have experienced together. God’s grace toward our precious church family is nothing short of extravagant. We have so much for which to be thankful. Consider, from this past year, that through the ministries of New Hope Church we have seen well over 2,000 men, women and children trust Christ for their salvation. We have witnessed just under 1,900 families come through our HopeBridge community center and have distributed more than 126,000 pounds of food. Moreover, we have seen the rise of a dynamic launch team for a church plant. Gospel Life Church is getting underway right now in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood of Minneapolis. Hundreds of people from around the community are joining us with a humble posture of learning how to be a Christ-centered community for all people. Also, we have experienced a profound outpouring of financial generosity. Through your gifts we are able to help countless couples strengthen their marriages, equip scores of students and young adults to move toward Jesus, support global partners in some of the world’s most strategic mission fields, and pray with and encourage those who are ill or homebound. Among many other things, this list includes the new church and food distribution mentioned above. Holistic and vital ministry is impacting the lives of little kids, strangers to Jesus, seasoned saints and more. God is great! On a personal note, let me stress how grateful we are to be with you. Christa and I remain humbled by your love and care. We love you! To paraphrase the Apostle Paul’s tender words to the Philippian disciples, “We hold you in our hearts” (Philippians 1:7). Indeed, we sure do!
Pastor Matthew St. John
A Christ-Centered Community for All People
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$49,308 $24,654 THANKSGIVING OFFERING
GIVEN TO SAFE FAMILIES
Square yards of parking lot repaved
POUNDS OF FOOD DISTRIBUTED TO
AVERAGE WEEKLY CAMPUS ATTENDANCE
Aaron Avis Elijah Fenlason Andrew Fischer William Fischer Andrea Goble Olivia Goble Cassie Goldrick Launa Goldrick Lydia Goldrick Nate Johnson Taylor Majoy Meghan Michalicek
Square yards remaining
NEW MEMBERS Jenn Carlson Luke Carlson Justin Denelsbeck Dylan Airhart Mabel Denise Mia Airhart Berline Fallah Brianna Alamsaputra Darlene Finnamore Didi Alamsaputra Robert Finnamore David Anderson Jean Fraser Denise Anderson Wesley Hoppe John Bangsund Ellen Ingolfsland Julie Bangsund Jason Ingolfsland Melody Benjamin Jenna Jaunich Rob Benjamin Harry Karweaye Davika Botts Richie Kermue Gregory Botts Jon Kimmel Denise Brecheisen Megan Kimmel Mark Brecheisen Wayne Kolle
Grant Montgomery Mark Mooney Amber Nelson Oliver Olson Autumn Peterson Maria Peterson Rosa Peterson Caleb Posey Judy Richter Emma Riley Madison Riley Andrea Smith Taylor Steffensmeier Tim Steffensmeier
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71 FRIENDSHIP CLASS 147 CHRISTIAN GLORY CLUB
71 new members
ATTENDED STUDENT CONFERENCE
Jordan Lindborg Stephen Lindborg Sharon Liners James Lundberg Ben Meyer Maria Meyer Tiffany Miller Kelly Fry-Ogren Jeremy Ogren Nancy Orstad Larry Orstad David Park Jennie Park Sandra Patterson David Peal Victor Placencia Garcia James Redd Hope Reichert Richard Reichert Ben Richards
Devon Roehrich Karen Roehrich Emily Rosckes Justin Rosckes Michael Rye Terren Rye Kathy Schneider Kathy Severson Tom Severson Jennifer Stethem Anthony Swaray Precious Swaray Stephene Tablah Serina Tengben Rukkey Umukoro Molly VanDiepen Denise Voll Tarlo Woheel Douglas Wold Theodore Wroben
250 KIDS ATTENDED VBS
2,400 INDIVIDUALS CAME TO CHRIST THROUGH THE MINISTRIES OF NEW HOPE CHURCH
10 40 NEW
LIFE GROUPS SPANISH 4SPEAKING
Visits by community nurses and volunteers to homebound and ill
NEW HOPE SERVES
15 PROJECTS 150 PARTICIPANTS
PEOPLE WENT ON SHORT-TERM TRIPS
GLOBAL ACTION TEAM PARTICIPANTS
2017–18 Proposed Budget This financial proposal represents the faithfulness of God and the commitment of His people. The proposal is a 1.6% increase from our congregationally-approved 2016–17 commitment.
Proposed Allocation of Funds July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018
52 elder leadership team
SUPPORTED GLOBAL PARTNERS
MULTI-CHURCH PLANTING PARTNERSHIPS
Saado Abboud Mike Brown Cort Cieminski Derrick Grow Chris Haskett Jerry Hoffman Dan Johnson Armando Mazon David Quon Tony Ringsmuth Jot Turner Jeff Westman
Office Ministries $253,503 Ministry Departments $413,343
Senior Staff Senior Pastor Office Support Property Food Service Vehicles Capital General Technology
1,124,799 54,800 1,662,870 630,014 86,428 5,685 263,000 39,860 48,058
972,196 55,400 1,680,497 633,162 92,409 4,500 263,000 113,930 51,546
152,603 -600 -17,627 -3,148 -5,981 1,185 0 -74,070 -3,488
15.7 -1.1 -1.0 -0.5 -6.5 26.3 0 -65.0 -6.8
subtotal admin. min.
departmental ministries Human Resources $2,961,060
Senior Pastor Matthew St. John Executive Assistant Tiffany Miller Senior Associate Pastor Paul Schoolmeesters Executive Assistant Jess Giah Care Ryan Fair Children’s & Family Holly Miller Community Outreach Cassie Davison Bair Global Herb Janes Latinos Pablo Cachon Life Groups Pablo Cachon Full ministry team list at Students Justin Wevers newhopechurchmn.org/staff Women Andrea Tyson Worship Arts Jeff McCourt Young Adults Dayton Dodge
Global Children & Family Junior High Senior High Combined Youth Men’s Young Adults Community Partners Care Worship Arts Sound & Media Women’s Community Outreach Life Groups Latino Ministries Crossroads
375,235 57,500 6,850 10,420 39,100 8,500 8,600 31,350 22,600 100,980 37,000 14,275 25,450 13,175 34,853 0
subtotal depart. ministries $785,888 total general ministries weekly average
371,235 4,000 1.1 54,500 3,000 5.5 7,400 -550 -7.4 10,870 -450 -4.1 27,600 11,500 41.7 5,000 3,500 70.0 19,400 -10,800 -55.7 29,850 1,500 5.0 24,315 -1,715 -7.1 97,280 3,700 3.8 32,800 4,200 12.8 13,495 780 5.8 29,500 -4,050 -13.7 10,345 2,830 27.4 26,690 8,163 30.6 0 0 0 $760,280
Independent Auditor’s Report
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New Hope Church,
We have audited the accompanying statements of financial position of New Hope Church (a non-profit organization) as of June 30, 2015 and 2016 and the related statements of activities and cash flows for the years then ended.
Total Current Assets
Property & Equipment Less Accumulated Depreciation
Total Property & Equipment
In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of New Hope Church efca as of June 30, 2015 and 2016 and the results of its activities and its cash flows for the years then ended in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. Froehling, Anderson, Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants Extended version of financials available from NHC financial services.
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Total Other Assets
Net Assets Unrestricted–board designated Unrestricted–undesignated Temporary Restricted
150,960 5,477,885 938,483
153,880 5,383,513 654,688
Total Net Assets
LIABILITIES Total Current Liabilities Total Long-term Liabilities Total Liabilities
TOTAL LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS
2017 Candidates Elder Leadership Team Oversee and promote the spiritual welfare and overall ministry of NHC by being ministers of prayer and encouragement, counselors of wisdom and a prepared crisis team in waiting Saado Abboud Professionally, I have experience as a university professor and corporate executive, and I am currently running my own business consulting firm. I have attended NHC for 15 years and have served on the men’s leadership team and other ministries (including the Elder Leadership Team this year). I’m excited about New Hope’s growing tenderness and desire to remove barriers among people with different upbringings and backgrounds. I have a unique perspective on life and how the Lord can redeem our painful circumstances as a result of growing up in another culture under extremely difficult conditions. I aspire to use that perspective to serve and lead as part of the Elder Leadership Team. Jim Fultz Knowing NHC since I was 10 years old, from my perspective, this local body of Christ has never been healthier. My leadership experience includes music ministry, teaching and Bible translation in several African countries. I am happy to bring many years of experience in multicultural contexts and special sensitivity to others in my season of life to the elder leadership role.
Jerry Hoffman Professionally, I have experience working as a production manager for printing and manufacturing companies, and I now work in the freight industry. I have attended NHC for 19 years, serving in Awana, on various committees and on the elder board. I have been privileged to serve with leaders who desire Jesus and are committed to leading the NHC body into its vision for the future. The people here have a passion and love for the Lord and a desire to move toward Him and take others with them. I am excited to be part of a church body that is moving forward in becoming a cross-cultural community. Nick Johnson I grew up at NHC and returned to the area and this church family four years ago. NHC is an amazing place to raise a family, serve and be sharpened in community. I’m excited about the amazing staff that helps create this environment and the chance to support them. I’ve used my spiritual gift of leadership in several ministry areas including music and drama, youth, college students, men’s ministry, as an elder in another church, as well as in my job as a team leader. I aspire to be a 1 Timothy 3 leader as I use my gifts and experience in this role.
Armando Mazon Professionally, I work as a Senior Software Engineer and I have experience as a Technical Lead. In the five years I have been at New Hope Church I have served the Latino community in worship, teaching and on the leadership team. I am currently serving on the Elder Leadership Team and as a Life Group facilitator. I feel called to this role by the desire to serve people from all races and backgrounds, bringing my perspective which is aligned with the Latino community. I see the gospel transform people living in very different realities through the teaching, worship and fellowship at NHC. Zach O’Neel Fourteen years ago I was struggling with identity and purpose when several pastors came into my life and showed me that I was precious in God’s sight. Now, as the Director of Spiritual Care of a hospice organization, I have the privilege of imparting this truth to chaplains under my leadership. God has given me the capability to unite people around a common goal and inspire them to work together. I have been a part of NHC for 10 years. We have a great assignment to reach our beautifully diverse community and I’m excited to be a part of it. Dale Pust My family and I have attended NHC for more than 20 years and I have served in worship, the Audit Committee and Life Groups. I’m excited about our connections with the community, the dialogue about racial reconciliation, support of adoption and the focus on being a church for all people. Professionally, I am a Firm Administrator/Controller of a CPA firm. I understand good business practices and appreciate a ministry mindset. I recognize the need to balance the two in this setting. I would bring my heart to this role, seeking to compassionately listen and minister to those in our congregation.
2017 Candidates Audit Committee
Proactively, regularly evaluate the financial activities of the church Trisha Aleckson I have been a part of the NHC family for more than 30 years. I’ve enjoyed serving on this committee for a few years in the past. My accounting and business background gives me a good understanding of the financial practices that the committee reviews.
Steve Brown NHC has been my church family for 20 years and I desire to put my business skills to work and serve alongside others on the team.
Jeanne Gooden I have been at NHC for 11 years and have previously served on this committee. I enjoyed working to establish systems and define the role of this committee to best assist the church family.
Church Clerk Keep record of proceedings and decisions at congregational business meetings and serve as church representative as needed Beth Pederson (Chair) I am privileged and willing to serve New Hope Church. This has been my church family for 25 years. I believe when I am asked to serve, even in an area where I do not feel equipped, the Lord equips me as I choose to obey.
JaNan Cavanaugh (Vice Chair) I’ve worked in office administration for many years and I enjoy it. I desire to use my experience to serve at NHC, my church home for 30 years.
Steward NHC’s facilities by initiating and approving updates, campus improvement projects and overseeing long-term maintenance plans Doug Dahl (Chair) I have the desire and spiritual gifting to serve and lead on the Property Council to keep each area ready to reach people for Christ. I’ve been at NHC since 1979 and caring for NHC facilities comes naturally as an extension of my professional and personal experiences. Randy Fox (Vice Chair) I enjoy all aspects of construction and facilities. I have worked as an electrician for more than 35 years and been a part of the NHC family for 19 years. This is a great way for me to serve the church and to use the skills God has given me.
Nominations Committee Responsible for choosing and presenting candidates for all elected positions Ingrid Brown The nominations committee is a praying group that is intensely looking to guard the church and put forward godly candidates who will lead us well. New Hope Church has been my church home for about 20 years, and I have had the honor of serving with this group in the past. Sue Johnson This committee is an opportunity to work together as a team to seek the Lord’s will in the significant leadership roles of NHC. I have been a part of New Hope Church for 37 years, I enjoy working with others, am well-connected, and believe God could use me as a part of this committee. Rick Leuck I have been at NHC for the past 21 years and my interest in the role is to serve God and this church body for His glory. When asked to take on this role, I considered the time commitment, the gifts that I’ve been given, and I’ve sought confirmation from the Holy Spirit.
Lori Shedd I am honored to be considered for the Nominations Committee at NHC, my church family for 27 years. My interest lies in leaning on the Holy Spirit’s guidance and direction for New Hope Church. It is a gift to minister whenever the Lord opens doors and I pray He uses me in whatever capacity He desires.
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