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STANDING IN 2022

Year EndREPORT

This past year we took a STAND. We learned to STAND for our faith, family, community and church so we could weather the storms, STANDing grounded in God's Word and focused on our purpose.

We STAND to make the gospel relevant by loving God, loving others, and making disciples...here's how taking a STAND looked this past year.



SOCIALLYconnected


Our website and social media presence continued throughout the year to spotlight taking a STAND and create new and better ways for our people to engage.

Between Facebook, YouTube, TheOrchard.life and Instagram, we worked hard to keep those digital connections as real and effective as we could.  


2000

FB followers watched

90,000

minutes of videos


11000

.LIFE visitors logged

21000

sessions


6000

viewers watched

0

broadcasts



standing true to the gospel resulted in

27 Baptisms

and 90 Decisions for Christ


MAKING THE GOSPEL RELEVANT

STANDING

by serving


Our church family really took a STAND by serving in 2022! Teams grew, increasing our serve capabilities across the board.



Kids Zone
0
people served
0
hours

Worship Team
0
volunteers served
3000
hours

First Impressions
0
people served
0
hours

Deacons
0
people served
0
hours


Safety Team
0
people served
2300
hours

Student Ministry
0
people served
0
hours

Celebrate Recovery
0
people served
0
hours

OG Men's Ministry
0
people served
0
hours

STANDing for Gilmer

Thanks to all of our amazing volunteers, our church took a STAND for our community in so many ways this past year! Here's how we did that...

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DNOW
0
youth heard the Gospel

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Easter On The Field
0
heard the Gospel

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VBS
0
kids heard the Gospel


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Seamless Summer
0
children fed

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Back[packs] to School
0
kids received backpacks and clothes

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Teacher Breakfast
0
teachers and staff fed


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C4
0
youth heard the Gospel

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Hope Tree
0
kids received Christmas presents

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Breakfast With Santa
0
heard the true story of Christmas

STANDing for Each Other

STANDing together in 2022, we brought 211 people together into 15 LifeGroups, more than doubled our student ministry, launched a men's ministry and expanded our Ladies Fellowship events to include their first off-campus women's conference.

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LifeGroups
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people doing life together

15 LifeGroups are meeting weekly in homes! They're eating, praying and studying God's Word together. They also completed 2 book studies, Until Unity and Pursuit of Holiness.


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Orchard Student Ministry
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youth reached with the Gospel

We've had tremendous growth since Steven Mansell joined our team as Pastor to Youth & Discipleship. Weekly attendance is now averaging 48, that's more than doubled! 12 youth gave their lives to Christ and so far 8 have been baptized.



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Orchard Guys Ministry for Men
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men growing and serving together

Launched a men's leadership team in January. Our kick-off event in the spring had 50 men in attendance. 5 small groups formed following the event with 30 men participating. 12 men developed their leadership skills at a training event in the summer. The Fall Clean-up event had close to 30 men & youth clearing our "future home" property. Interest groups for men developed as a result of that event, opening doors for gospel conversations.


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Ladies Fellowship
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attended 1st Women's Conference

14 women attended our first women's conference together in Gatlinburg, TN! They had so much fun, they are already planning on doing this again. In addition, women came together twice in 2022 for fellowship at our "You Are Special" events designed just for women!


2022 Financial Report


  At the very beginning of 2022, we took a STAND and we kept STANDing all year. We brought Steven Mansell on board as Pastor of Youth & Discipleship and launched our new men's ministry Orchard Guys. LifeGroups began something new...the Until Unity book study in the first quarter and wrapped up the last quarter with Pursuit of Holiness book study. In between it all we worshiped, baptized, celebrated, studied, discipled, prayed, and served our church, each other and our community.


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Yearly Budget

$0

General Giving

$0

General Spending


2022 Allocation

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  • Love God: $7,622
  • Love Others: $27,007
  • Make Disciples: $90,520
  • Facilities: $151,791
  • Administrative: $94,273
  • Payroll: $398,177

Year To Year Contributions

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ForGilmer

Your gracious giving to ForGilmer and the General Fund allowed us to not only fund our usual outreaches, but enabled us to flex with the changes, so we could do what nobody else is doing to reach people nobody is reaching.


$10,523

Total Giving

$9,429

Total Spending

Celebrate Recovery

Watching Celebrate Recovery grow is a blessing! Thankfully, even though their spending this year exceeded their giving, they had enough overflow from 2021 in their account to cover it.


$20,317

Total Giving

$23,730

Total Spending

Highland Fund

Your continued support helps us prepare for moving to our future home.


$10,821

Total Giving

$4,800

Total Spending

Guatemala

Two elders and two deacons walked into a church building in Guatemala.
It is an old, run-down awful building. Pastor Secundino is trying to get his new church building built. His congregation has raised enough money for four walls and a roof, but still needed a floor, windows, and front doors.

We prayed about it, and funded the completion of their building by sending them $12,000 from our Guatemala fund in the first quarter so they could begin meeting there as soon as possible! We're happy to report that the church building is complete and services are in full swing. Their first service was December 21, 2022!


$1,957

Total Giving

$12,050

Total Spending

Current Fund Balances


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  • General: $123,017
  • Highland Fund: $10,615
  • Celebrate Recovery: $17,296
  • Student Ministry: $12,371
  • For Gilmer: $1,408
  • Guatemala: $12,371

We hope that this information gives you a complete and well rounded look at how we seek to steward our resources.  Your obedience and generosity makes all of this possible.  If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to reach out to Larry Lynch through the button below.  He manages our accounts and is more than happy to help!


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The Orchard Church

7288 Hwy 515 N

Ellijay, GA 30536


706-621-5160

hello@orchardellijay.com

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