Wow. 2020. What an unprecedented year. No one could have predicted the events that would unfold throughout the year. With so much tragedy, division, uncertainty, and fear, the church was needed like never before.
Even through social distance, isolation, and uncertainty, Cultivate continued to push forward living life on purpose and being the hands and feet of Jesus to others. Many lives were impacted because of the continued generosity and determination of this house.
As you read over our past year, be encouraged that in the midst of a difficult season God has been faithful. We celebrate each victory and every life touched through Cultivate Church.
Life On Purpose
Brandon Doss & Brandon Matthews, Lead Team Pastors
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
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. WhenBrandon MatthewsLead Team Pastor
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
What’s Being Said
“We felt welcomed from the moment we walked in and instantly felt like family.”Mark
“Truly Jesus-loving pastors. They're legit, they're genuinely in love with Jesus and committed to sharing that love with others. I believe in this church because of that.”Dan
“The pastors and all of the church family are very welcoming and loving to all who enter the doors. Blessed to call it my home church!”Daniel
“It is the warmest church environment ever!”Donna
“Amazing place with wonderful people. I love and enjoy coming to this Church!!”Karla
“They are very welcoming and friendly. I felt very comfortable and me and my wife plan on going back with our kids!”Sherman
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
Decisions For Christ
The pandemic made it difficult to engage with those who made decisions for Jesus as much of our year was spent online. However, we were still able to confirm 94 people who said yes to Jesus through their response through a connect card. This is why we do what we do.
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.
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.
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.
BUILDING A BIGGER TABLE
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.
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
Hunger House Ministries
Senior Citizens Center, Alabaster
Alabaster City Schools
Shelby County Schools
Alabaster For Tomorrow
Local First Responders
Convoy of Hope
Plant with Purpose
Front Lines Ministries
Alabama Foster Families
Hope Valley Church
5 Stones Church
Books for Africa
Hope for Haiti
Soles 4 Souls
Shelby Medical Center
“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 2020 you provided clothes, drinking water, child care, education, and more!
Come Together - A Night of Unity
In the middle of division and discord we came together with local churches to host a night of prayer for peace. In the middle of social distancing hundreds came together to pray, worship, and unite. The event was covered by every local news outlet and over 100,000 people watched live through the NBC 13 live stream.
Back to School Serve
We partnered with other local churches to serve hundreds of families across Shelby Country providing all of the back to school supplies needed for kids to return to school. This event was another way we worked to unify our churches and community in a time of division.
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.
35 Churches planted in person in 2020
22 Churches planted online in 2020
522 Launch day decisions for Christ
Nearly 12,000 people attended a launch day
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.
Due to the pandemic pictures with Santa were cancelled in most places. If they were open, no contact with Santa was allowed. Cultivate provided a safe alternative hosting pictures with Santa at both campus locations.
Through our partnership with Hunger House Ministries we were able to serve over 80,000 warm meals, we celebrated 58 children’s birthdays, hand delivered over 200 Christmas gifts, created 3 full-time jobs to Juarez locals, financially aided in the construction of three churches in Juarez, financially covered a successful eye surgery for one of our volunteers that was legally blind, provided an oven and new bunk beds for our orphanage, gave out 91 backpacks with school supplies included, fully covered tuition and uniforms for over 70 children, and took the gospel into the homes of hundreds of families across the city of Juarez.
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.
BUILDING A BIGGER TABLE
Building a Bigger Table is a three year capital campaign with a goal to raise $700,000 to provide new facilities for Alabaster and Columbiana. Phase 1 is the buildout of nearly 14,000 sq ft in the old Food Land building for our Alabaster Campus and is to be complete early 2021. Phase 2 is purchasing land and building a new Columbiana facility. We concluded 2021 with $49,633.77 toward the project.
Join us For
Cultivate Church streams every hour every day beginning at 8:00 AM. You can catch Sunday’s message streaming with live options for prayer, conversation, giving, and more.
If you have any questions we would love to hear from you.