The Terrible Twos

As of today, Awaken Church is officially 2 years old!

A lot has happened in the last 2 years since we opened our doors on September 19, 2009.

On Sunday, we celebrated the great things that God has done by taking a look back, but also by casting the vision for what’s next (If you want to watch or listen to the message, click HERE). Here’s a quick summary of our vision for what’s next…

Awaken Church will aggressively and unapologetically reach out to a lost and dying generation with the hope of Jesus Christ.

Everything we do stems from that statement. We’ll do things differently; we’ll do them with excellence; and we’ll do them to glorify the name of Jesus Christ.

As we celebrate the 2-year mark, I’m praying that Satan sees it as Awaken’s “terrible twos.” We want to make destructive & devastating blows to his kingdom as we aggressively pursue this generation with the Gospel! This year holds big things for Awaken, and I’m praying it’s the worst one yet for the enemy!

Over the last few weeks, I’ve asked the Awaken Staff to collect numbers and statistics that represent some of the things God has done in their part of the church. It’s a tangible way to get a small glimpse on the huge impact God is using us for. However, I didn’t want to just read off a list of stats – I wanted people to be able to visualize it. So, thanks to my friend and fellow graphic designer, Khanh Dang, from New Mexico, we handed out these infographics with each bulletin on Sunday. They represent some of what God has done, but pay attention to the bottom line…

Since we gathered these stats at the beginning of the month, some of them have already changed.

>>> 32 professions of faith should actually be 33!

>>> 13 baptisms is actually now 25!

We also didn’t have room for everything, so here are a few noteworthy stats that didn’t make the cut…

>>> 450 cups of coffee in the last 2 months (hence the need to sell some sweet coffee mugs)

>>> 70+ volunteers serving regularly (that’s about 45% of our current church attendance!)

>>> giving has increased about 300% since our first month as a church (let’s keep that number going: give online here)

>>> 90 people involved in Awaken Groups (including leaders, hosts, adults & students) – that’s 60% of our church involved in weekly Christ-centered community throughout the city! 

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