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
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
“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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
City of Alabaster
City of Columbiana
Alabaster City Schools
The Safe House
Hope for Haiti
Soles 4 Souls
Plant with Purpose
Books for Africa
Local First Responders
Alabaster For Tomorrow
Shelby County Schools
“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 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.
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.
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.
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.
If you have any questions we would love to hear from you.