People - thousands of people - invest in the ministries of this church with their time, talent and money. We as an eldership pray together each Monday morning before work, asking God for the faith and wisdom to steward well these investments. And we prepare this report to show that we are seeking to be faithful in stewarding the investment you are making.
But this report goes far beyond mere accounting. This is a cry of worship, a shout of praise because we know:
This precious girl from Africa came in for a benevolence appointment. Her boyfriend had abandoned her, and her children and she needed help with a utility bill. After about 5 minutes in my office, I could tell she did not know Jesus. I explained the difference between relationship and religion and explained to her the urgency of the hour and laid out the full gospel. But after explaining all of this, she was still just as hard as could be! She told me that she had many questions and I immediately discerned that she was angry with God.
I asked her about her questions. She had experienced many atrocities and could not understand a good God allowing those things to happen to her and in this world. I began to explain to her why it was not God’s fault, but the free will of men who were inherently evil. She told me that she did NOT believe that JOY existed and would never be happy in her life. I shared with her that she was drinking the poison and holding on to all that unforgiveness. While sharing, the Holy Spirit just fell on her and she broke!!! She began to weep and told me she had cried out to God that previous night that if he was real, He would do something in her life that was different!
Well, it happened in my office! She repented of all her unforgiveness, prayed the sinner’s prayer and gave her life completely to the Lord! I gave her a Bible and invited her to church on Thursday evening in which she showed up and was extremely touched by the service. I commented, as she was leaving the church, that for someone who didn’t believe in joy, she sure had a lot of joy on her face for she was smiling ear to ear! She laughed and said now she knew joy existed! She had also called her brother in Africa and shared her testimony with him for he was a believer and had been praying for her.
I don’t have words to adequately communicate how overwhelmed my heart is that we get to be part of stories like this, stories that number in the tens of thousands.
So let me encourage you to worship and give thanks as you look over this report. And when you finish, would you ask God to do even more in us and through us in the days to come?
For the elders of Beltway Park,
Beltway Park was honored to partner with other agencies in the city of Abilene to bless our neighbors, and show God's love through meeting needs and serving others during We Love Our City Week. There are two designated weeks for our church family to join in the spring and fall. However, we encourage everyone toward finding ways to consistently BLESS our neighbors and communities!
At Beltway Park Church, we believe that you grow where you are committed. So if you are ready to take your Next Step with Jesus and get better connected, we'd love to help you do that!
average weekly online campus viewers
kids (8 weeks-5th grade) ministered to weekly
students (6th-12th grade) ministered to during Wednesday evening activities
enrolled in Kids' Club After School Ministry
enrolled in Kids’ Club Summer Program
which is 2,435 baptisms in the past 8 years.
and 510 people attended Start Here.
with 21 licensed foster families, and 18 wrap around teams. 441 foster children have come through Beltway in the past 10 years!
and 41 couples went through pre-marital coaching.
1,454 families served
427 families helped; $67,244 in help; 555 people received prayer from a pastor on call which resulted in 24 salvations and 8 rededications.
374 families served; 11 vehicles donated; and $83,107 in help
215 serve team members; 328 families helped; 7 partner churches; 71 partner agencies; 169 Bibles given
139 air conditioners were given away during the 2022 summer heatwave.
138,704 total local gospel touch points
there were 445 adult ministry groups
2,101 people on serve teams
Your gift helps us live out our vision to share the love of Jesus with people in the Big Country and all over the world.
family units gave to the mission.
of our 2022 budget was given to missions and outreach.
given to local and foreign missions.
We also served 95 ministry partners, which included 23 local partners and 72 global partners.
Every year we have a number of incredible camps, retreats, and events like our Encounter: A Night of Prayer & Worship to help us grow in relationship with each other and in our relationship with Jesus! Below are some of the events we were blessed to host this past year. You can also check out some of the awesome events we have planned for 2023.
475 students attended with 106 serve team
376 kids attended with 111 serve team
143 received prayer