Annually our church leadership prepares this numerical snapshot of what we at Beltway Park are graciously allowed by God to have been a part of in the previous year. And part of the reason we do this is to be accountable. 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:
Just a few weeks ago, I was participating at our Walk to Bethlehem outreach at the Abilene Zoo, an outreach that had almost 9500 people come through to hear the true message of Christmas. I was, of all things, part of a team of “Christmas Carolers” who would sing to people as they waited in line. And if you wonder why I am a bit facetious about being a caroler, you have obviously never stood beside me in worship.
During one of our breaks, I was speaking to a fellow caroler I didn’t know. He told me that he had surrendered his life to Jesus just a couple of months earlier, and had confessed Him as his Lord and Savior through baptism.
As he was describing the change in his life, he said, “It’s like I’ve been given the cheat-codes for life. I now know what life’s all about.” And I thought, “That’s it – that’s why we exist. We want to bring hope to people through Jesus, and we want to help them grow in that hope by taking their next step with Jesus right in the middle of this messed-up, fallen world.”
His story is one of literally thousands of stories from this year alone at Beltway Park and among our 95+ mission partners around the world. 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?
From the elders of Beltway Park,
Beltway Park had an incredible Halloween night spreading the love and light of Jesus! With 75 different groups all over Abilene, we were able to show up big for our city. Thank you to everyone who joined us and for your generosity, which makes it possible to continue doing amazing outreach opportunities like this. We are truly grateful to be able to love our city together!
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
average number of kids ministered to weekly (eight weeks-5th grade)
average number of 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 1,542 baptisms toward our 2030 Vision goal of 4,000 baptisms by the year 2030.
and 464 people attended Start Here.
with 11 licensed foster families, and 4 wrap around teams. 449 foster children have come through Beltway in the past 12 years; with 143 adoptions from CPS in the past 12 years!
and 30 couples went through pre-marital coaching.
2,681 families were served representing 8,547 individuals; $225,800 in groceries were given as blessings.
454 families helped; $80,750 in help received; 866 people received prayer from a pastor on call which resulted in 43 salvations and 21 rededications.
390 families served; 9 vehicles donated; and $96,604 in labor and parts given to help.
92 serve team members; 301 families helped; 37 partner organizations; with 148 Bibles given.
9,480 people heard the story of Jesus; with 295 team members serving over a 10 day period.
111,011 total local gospel touch points.
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 2023 budget was given to missions and outreach.
given to local and foreign missions.
We also served 100 ministry partners, which included 24 local partners and 76 global partners.
Every year we have a number of incredible camps, retreats, and events like our Encounter Weekend 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 2024.
576 attended in person; 129 attended online
504 students attended with 115 serve team
353 kids attended with 125 serve team
229 received prayer in person; 21 received prayer online