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Legacy Annual Report 2016

Church of the Highlands

Annual Report

We Will

Live with purpose every day · Serve with compassion · Focus on eternity · Pray first · See a need and meet it · Invest strategically · Love with our actions · Build a home for the lost, hurting and broken · We will do this with intention · One city at a time · One campus at a time · One prison at a time · One person at a time

We Will See People Come Home

Five Lanes of Legacy Giving

We don’t give to a church; we give through a church. There are five areas that we call the “Legacy Lanes” where your giving can make a difference through Church of the Highlands.

Church of the Highlands

Through our church, we want to see more people come to know Christ and make a difference for Him with their lives. This lane accelerates the vision to reach as many people as possible by starting new campuses and moving our portable campuses into permanent facilities.

Highlands College

One of the greatest investments we can make is to train and equip young leaders to change the world for Christ. This lane provides scholarships for students and allows us to expand as we continue to grow this institution to its fullest potential.

Local Missions

Our first responsibility is right here in Alabama, especially in the cities where we have campuses. Through this lane we support and grow the Highlands Dream Centers and partner with local ministries to reach the people of our state.

National Missions

Our second area of focus is our country. This lane allows us to launch more churches nationwide and help already established churches to grow.

International Missions

We believe every person deserves the opportunity to hear the Gospel of Jesus and to have a Bible in their native language. Through this lane, we help plant more new churches worldwide and partner with organizations that are translating the Bible into new languages.

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Church of the Highlands

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Decisions Made for Christ

24,692

People Baptized

4,592

Visiting Families

15,620

The Big Picture

Average Weekly Attendance

43,613

Small Groups

4,502

People Serving on the Dream Team

17,622

Conference Attendees

40,447

People Serving on SERVE Day

21,000

Campus Growth

Choose a Campus:

Grants Mill

10,586

Average Attendance

Baptisms

1,400
3,677

Dream Team

2,548

Visitors

905

Fall 2016 Semester Small Groups

Online Campus

9,342

Average Weekly Attendance

199

Salvations

Small Groups

40,416

Small Group Attendance This Semester

Small Groups

Current Small Groups

4,502

Small Groups

Small Group Hubs

Men

695

Women

790

Marriage

447

Students

757

Freedom

385

Outreach

347

Financial

97

Prayer

173

Conferences

Conference Attendance

Financial

3,360

reCreate Women

7,505

MOTION Students

14,246

Marriage

5,832

Men’s

3,860

Summer Blast

4,993

Growth and Expansion

Growth and Expansion

Montgomery Campus

Montgomery Building Project

In early 2017, the Montgomery campus will move from its portable facility to a permanent, 55,450 square foot home located on 25.78 acres. With seats for 1,320 people to attend each service as well as plenty of space for children’s services and Growth Track events, this beautiful, new building will allow us to reach even more people in our state with the hope of Jesus.

Growth and Expansion

Growth and Expansion

Grandview Children’s Wing

Grandview Children's Wing

As our new Grandview Campus continues to grow, we are excited to open a newly renovated, 30,000 square foot wing that will be home to children’s services and Growth Track events. These new spaces will open the opportunity for more people and families to grow closer to Jesus.

Growth and Expansion

Growth and Expansion

Auburn Dream Center

Auburn Dream Center

Part of growing our reach to the people of our state is opening more Dream Centers where people can receive help, care, and the love of Jesus in practical ways. We are excited to continue progress toward opening a Dream Center in Auburn which will include 1,825 square feet of office space, 5,466 square feet of warehouse and work area space, and a drive through area in the warehouse for the DC Truck.

Growth and Expansion

Growth and Expansion

Fultondale Campus

Montgomery Building Project

It is always encouraging to see the additional growth that happens at a campus when we are able to open a permanent facility. We are currently working toward a building for our Fultondale Campus on 68 acres of land. With space for 1,320 people to attend each service and a Growth Track room for 226 people, we look forward to seeing how God will continue to change lives through this Highlands Campus!

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Highlands College

Highlands College

Highlands College

Highlands College
906

Students Enrolled

51

Students Placed Into Ministry

25

States Represented

2

Countries Represented

146

Ministry Training and Leadership Classes Offered

352

Academic Classes Offered

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Local Missions

The Dream Center

The Dream Center

DC Kids

3,438

Kids Who Have Heard the Message of Jesus

456

Kids Who Have Made Decisions for Christ

DC Kids

3,480

Meals Served

3,438

Kids Reached Monthly Through DC Kids Fun Zone

50

Boys
Small Groups

140

Kids in Weekly After School Program

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The Dream Center

The Dream Center

First Saturday Outreach

First Saturday Outreach

Community Projects

128

Meals Served to the Community

6,140

People Who Served on First Saturday

2,284

The Dream Center

The Dream Center

Holiday Outreach

400

Meals given to the community during Thanksgiving Outreach

488

Families served during the Giving Hope Christmas Mall

940

Children served through Giving Hope

6,800

Christmas gifts given

1,125

Bibles given

Holiday Outreach

Christ Health Center

Christ Health Center

Medical Visits

13,550

Dental Visits

4,884

Prescriptions Dispensed

16,012

Dollars Patients saved in Medication Costs

$1,655,000

Patient Assistant Prescriptions

1,720

Case Management Services

2,280

Correctional Ministry

Correctional Ministry

Decisions Made For Christ

1,872
Correctional Ministry

Average Weekly Attendance

1,183

Growth This Year

6%

Correctional Ministry

750

People Serving

15

Weekly Services

88

Small Groups

Correctional Ministry

14

Facilities Statewide

2

New Facilities Planned

4

Freedom Retreats in Correctional Facilities

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National Missions

Grow

The Grow Network

Churches in the Network

4,548

Growth This Year

228%

New Members This Year

1,918
48

States Represented

56

Countries Represented

Grow

Grow Leadership Intensive

Grow Leadership Intensive

Total Attendance

3,157

Churches Represented

523

Scholarship Dollars Invested in Grow Leaders

$166,350

Grow Serve Team

450

Leadership Trainings expanded to

Germany
Peru
Japan
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ARC

ARC

Church Plants in 2016

79

Total Church Plants

613

Launch Day Decisions for Christ

956

Launch Day Attendance

20,205

ARC Churches Missions Giving

$15,000,000
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International Missions

Missions

Missions

Highlands Missions Trips

40

Highlands Missions Trip Members

683

U.S. Cities Visited

Los Angeles St. Louis New Orleans Winter Park

Countries Visited

Nepal Panama Guatemala Romania Spain Germany Israel Moldova Peru Croatia India United States

Missions

We intentionally partner with organizations focused on reaching the world with the hope of Jesus and helping people in bondage be set free. Below is just a small picture of the major impact that is happening through the international missions giving of Highlands.

189

people rescued from human trafficking

50

traffickers convicted with a total of 660 years in prison sentences through A21

25

house churches planted in the northern region of China

74

projects completed in 27 countries helping with water systems, hospitals, and disaster response through Engineering Ministries International

14,600

people accepted Jesus as their Savior through EQUIP and The John Maxwell Leadership Foundation

43,000

audio Bible listening programs helping disciple nearly four million people were implemented in 2016 through Faith Comes by Hearing

85

languages were added to the available Scripture recordings in 2016 with 42 additional language recordings in progress

30M

Persians with access to satellite TV were reached through evangelical TV programs through the Hope for Persia organization

3.5M

people, including 700,000 Hebrew-speaking Israelis, were reached with evangelistic videos, particularly “The Forbidden Chapter- Isaiah 53,” through Kehilat HaCarmel

180,000

pounds of life-giving supplies were delivered to Nepal earthquake victims by MountainChild including tents, tarps, rope, blankets, medicine, rice, daal, hygiene products, toilets, and clean water

363,636

children in Niger received God’s Word through One Hope, and 75,000 children were reached in Northern India, one of the most difficult areas to reach with the Gospel

15

churches planted in Niger, 72% of which are located in areas where both Islam and Animism prevail

Be a Part of the Legacy

Jesus is building His Church, and He is using every one of us. While we’ve accomplished so much together, God is giving us more vision and opportunities than ever before. As we continue to build God’s Kingdom, you have the opportunity to help share the love of Jesus with even more people in our community, our state, our nation, and our world.

Pray

Pray that God would maximize our local, national, and international efforts to reach as many people as possible so that their lives would be changed forever by the love of Jesus.

Give

Give as God leads you. This isn’t about investing in what we are already doing, but in what we could do. Ask God what He wants you to give and then do what He shows you.

Go

Be the hands and feet of Jesus by serving others through an Outreach Small Group, the Dream Team, a Missions Trip, and by living daily with an attitude of generosity toward others.