2019
ANNUAL REPORT

#lifeonpurpose

Table of Contents

WELCOME

A welcome message from our Lead Team.

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ABOUT US

Discover more about Cultivate.

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BY THE NUMBERS

A look at 2019 through numbers and stats.

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FINANCIALS

How our resources were used in 2019.

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GIVING BACK

Ways we served and gave back.

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MESSAGE SERIES

Everything we discussed in 2019.

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CONNECT ONLINE

Ways to connect with Cultivate Church.

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CONTACT US

Have questions? Contact us.

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WELCOME

It’s amazing how quickly one year can come and go. Although 2019 has come and gone, the impact will be lasting.

2019 was a strategic year of tending seeds that have been sown. Not only did the church continue to grow numerically, we sensed incredible growth in our spiritual maturity as a church. We witnessed this through our worship, our serving, and our outreach.

The information contained in this report isn’t just numbers on a page. It is a celebration of all God did in us and through us. May He get all the credit as we celebrate His goodness.

Life On Purpose

Brandon Doss & Brandon Matthews, Lead Team Pastors

ABOUT US

OUR VISION

It is our vision to be a place where:
The unknowing become fully devoted followers of Christ.
People are equipped for purpose.
Life giving churches are planted.
Churches connect for resource and relationship.

“Our vision has always been to provide a place where life change was the norm. We are focused on making Heaven a bigger place.”

Brandon DossLead Team Pastor

OUR MISSION

It is our mission to cultivate:
A passion for God.
A passion for people.
A passion for purpose.

“We believe when you fall in love with God you fall in love with His people. When
those two things come together you become hungry for your purpose in order
to make a difference in the lives of others. This is the process of a life on
purpose.”

Brandon MatthewsLead Team Pastor

What’s Being Said

“It's awesome! Comfortable, loving environment, friendly faces, and multiple worship times! It's just an awesome place to worship and experience God together with others!”

Daniel

“We’ve never felt more at home in a church and that feeling plus the community of people that love on you each and every Sunday makes me love it even more!”

Brittany

“We love our church because we have rock solid preaching, excellent leadership, anointed music, compassion for outreach to the lost, a dedication to prayer, worship and the word, great fellowship, and encouragement for spiritual growth.”

Nichole

“Everyone should come at least once try it out. If you come once you’ll come again.”

Donna

A PICTURE IS WORTH
A THOUSAND WORDS

There are so many incredible people that make incredible moments at Cultivate. Church is a not a building, address, logo, or personality. We are a family working to make a difference today to impact the eternity of tomorrow. We are a family living #lifeonpurpose.

BY THE NUMBERS

152

Decisions For Christ

Life change is the reason we do what we do. Our goal is to make Heaven a bigger place. Regardless of the content discussed during a Sunday message, a chance to commit your life to Christ is always offered. Decisions are counted by connect card responses.

54

Joined the cTeam

The cTeam are the heroes of Cultivate Church. They work hard to provide an atmosphere for life change. Serving on the cTeam is easy and fun. All teams
schedule a campus, times, and team from an app. Many people even serve at both campuses. If you would like to serve, click HERE.

26

Went Public in Baptism

Baptism is important to us so we put it on the calendar. Baptism is available at both campuses during each experience on the first Sunday of the month. If you would like to be baptized, click HERE.

66

Completed Roots

Roots is your way to discover all about Cultivate, your spiritual gifts, personality profile, and a place to serve. Roots can now be completed online anytime. Click HERE to get started.

115

Small Groups Offered

Small groups are how we grow closer to God and others. Small groups happen 30 weeks per year and are broken into three semesters. Groups can be based on any interest. There are hundreds who meet in small groups at Cultivate. We believe this is where real life change happens.

FINANCIALS

MISSIONS

$61,816.53

WEEKEND EXPERIENCE

$54,287.99

GENERAL OPERATIONS

$341,149.80

SAVINGS

$61,816.53

TOTAL INCOME

$537,453.05

Did You Know?

Cultivate Church operates on 90% of the previous years income. In 2019 all financials were outsourced to a third party accounting firm for extra accountability and oversight.

GIVING BACK

GROUPS WE
SUPPORTED

Generosity is a value at Cultivate Church. We want those around us to know that we want something for them and nothing from them. We are proud to partner with local, national, and global organizations.

Association of Related Churches

Brother Bryan Mission

Compassion

Hunger House Ministries

City of Alabaster

City of Columbiana

Alabaster City Schools

The Safe House

Kings Ranch

Hope for Haiti

Feed One

Vitamin Angels

Soles 4 Souls

Plant with Purpose

H2Open Doors

Build On

Haiti Partners

Books for Africa

Local First Responders

Alabaster For Tomorrow

Shelby County Schools

#CheckInAndDoGood

“It only takes a check-in to be generous.”

Did you know that by simply checking-in to Cultivate on Facebook each week you are being generous? With every check-in Cultivate gives financially to support a
cause. In 2019 you provided clothes, drinking water, child care, education, and more!

KIDS FEST 2019

Kids Fest is a blast each and every year. The entire cTeam comes together to support Cultivate Kids in hosting hundreds of kids for three nights of fun for the whole family. Kids Fest is 100% free and is another simple way we love on our county. There are tons of prizes, candy, and games given away. On the final night there is an after party with free food and inflatables.

HELICOPTER EGG DROP

The Sky is Falling Helicopter Egg Drop has become a family favorite in Shelby County. This year we served around 12,000 people who gathered for 40,000 candy filled eggs dropped from a helicopter. 2019 was bigger than ever with 6 total drops and a sensory area for kids with special needs.

As always, the event is 100% free providing food, water, inflatables, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and of course the helicopter egg drop.

ASSOCIATION OF RELATED CHURCHES

By partnering with the Association of Related Churches (ARC) not only are we able to build Cultivate Church, but we are able to help build churches all over the world. Our desire is for the local church to thrive, whoever and wherever that may be.

65 Churches planted in 2019
799 Launch day decisions for Christ
18,587 Launch day attendance

ALABASTER
POLICE DINNER

Alabaster residents Dena and Russell Bedsole began a police officer appreciation dinner a few years ago to honor our officers. This year Cultivate purchased every meal served to our officers and their family.

THANKSGIVING DINNER

For Thanksgiving Cultivate provided free Thanksgiving dinner for anyone in Shelby County at Fat Johnny's in Columbiana, AL. The menu included turkey, dressing, and all of the trimmings. The cTeam served and waited tables.

FREE CUPCAKES

For an entire day anyone could stop by K&J's in Alabaster and get any cupcake for free! Over 500 people received a free cupcake causing K&J's to totally run out.

BROTHER BRYAN MISSION

We serve our Brother Bryan Mission family every month with five Sundays. We love serving a hot meal and providing a worship experience.

VARIOUS SERVES

In addition to some of the highlights above, Cultivate serves through many community events. There are parades, community days, festivals, and more. Thousands of hotdogs, cups of hot chocolate, bottles of water, and bags of pop corn were given away.

Our mission team served hundreds of kids in Juarez, Mexico for Christmas. Kids returned to school with school supplies provided. Men are picked up on the church van for church weekly. There isn't enough room to list all of the amazing things accomplished through #lifeonpurpose.

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