I Believe-$5,276,732.32


Posted on September 23rd, by LJ Harry in Sheaves for Christ. 1 Comment

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Historic and unprecedented support for the General Youth Division and UPCI youth ministry continues. Tuesday, September 20 was our annual “SFC Call-In Day” for all of our district youth presidents and marked the conclusion of our 2016 SFC offering campaign. It was truly a remarkable day for the cause of missions and ministry. This year’s offering would not have been possible without the great effort and teamwork of the entire General Youth Committee who inspired sectional leaders, pastors, teenagers, young adults, and entire churches to express their faith through incredibly generous and sacrificial giving to #SFC16.

From beginning to end, this has been a life-changing, gospel-moving, ministry-enabling campaign. At our Mid-Winter meeting in January, Oklahoma Youth President Justin Reinking inspired us to believe that a $5 million offering was possible and Pastor Barron Longstreth declared that sacrificial investment opens the door for supernatural demonstration. You sacrificed and God responded with miraculous provision.

I am thrilled to announce the goal-surpassing, record-smashing 2016 North American SFC offering total:

$5,276,732.32!

The journey continues into uncharted territory. We have not gone this way before, but I know that He goes before us, and He is with us. While we will discuss various district and church contributions in greater detail during our meetings at General Conference next week, here are some of the amazing highlights from this year’s historic effort:

  • Represents the largest offering in SFC’s 64-year history!
  • Represents an astounding $882,726.28 total dollar increase
  • It is a 20.09% increase over 2015
  • Represents a combined total dollar increase over the past five years of $2,235,326.65!
  • Twenty-four districts set an all-time giving record! Congratulations to Alaska-Yukon (Geoff Glover); Atlantic (Paul Thornton); Canadian Plains (Joel Shilling); Connecticut (Dan Dibble); Georgia (Michael Patterson); Kentucky (Jerry West); Maine (Jonny Channell); Michigan (Austin Hopper); Mississippi (Damon Tipton); Missouri (Aaron Batchelor); New York Metro (Mario Santana); North Central Jersey (Tim Ball); North Texas (Darren Gilbert); Nova Scotia (Dan MacLeod); Ohio (L.J. Harry); Ontario (Adam Shaw); Pennsylvania (Mike Wright); Quebec (Jeremie Bosse); SoCal (Amado Huizar); South Carolina (Russell Drake); South Dakota (Mark Brown); South Texas (Charlie Moore); Texas (Jordan Grindle); and Texico (David Hamilton).
  • Significant total dollar increases: $122,542.78 (Texico / David Hamilton); 105,000.01 (Georgia / Michael Patterson); $81,500.00 (Ohio / L.J. Harry); $55,000.00 (Florida / Phil Locke); $52,131.61 (Illinois / David Brown); $46,653.45 (Missouri / Aaron Batchelor); $36,216.16 (Mississippi / Damon Tipton); $35,000.00 (Michigan / Austin Hopper); $30,949.75 (Western / Tyler Sullivan); $25,684.37 (Atlantic / Paul Thornton); $22,813.30 (Alaska-Yukon / Geoff Glover); $20,000 (Canadian Plains / Joel Shilling); and 8 other districts that increased by $10,000+!
  • 48 out of 56 districts reported an increase!
  • Significant percentage of increase: 287% (North Central Jersey / Tim Ball); 131% (Texico / David Hamilton); 122% (Alaska-Yukon / Geoff Glover); 87% (Georgia / Michael Patterson); 66% (Canadian Plains / Joel Shilling); 65% (Nova Scotia / Dan MacLeod); 61% (New Jersey-Delaware / Joel Andrus); 60% (Ohio / L.J. Harry); 60% (Rocky Mountain / Jerry Fitzner); and 16 other districts that increased by 20%+.
  • At least 40 districts have a Real McCoy winner.
  • The Louisiana District led the way with an offering of $351,020.16! We had three additional districts surpass the $300k mark: $320,000.00 – Texas (Jordan Grindle); $304,369.05 – Missouri (Aaron Batchelor); and $302,920.00 – Illinois (David Brown).
  • Christ Point Apostolic Church in Millidgeville, GA (Pastor Jason McGarr) had the highest per capita – $1,000 per person.
  • For the third year in a row Living Way Church in Conroe, TX (Pastor Randy Ensey) surpassed the $100k barrier by giving a new all-time SFC record offering of $170,000.00 with a per capita of $899.47! We also had two other churches surpass the $100k barrier: Life Challenge in Odessa, TX (Pastor Dan Smelser) with an offering of $140,051.00; and Atlanta West Pentecostal Church in Atlanta, GA (Pastor Darrell Johns) with an offering of $135,020.16.
  • On behalf of the General Youth Division, our allocation ministry partners, and those whose lives will be eternally impacted by the funds raised in this year’s campaign: THANK YOU! We sincerely appreciate your passion for youth, your vision for youth ministry, and your sacrificial investment into the kingdom of God through Sheaves for Christ.
    #IBelieve #SFC16

    Visit www.sheavesforchrist.com and www.northamericanyouthcongress.com for more details.

    Ensey, Michael

    Michael Ensey joined the General Youth Division team in January of 2010 and was elected General Youth President in 2013. He is from the great state of Texas where he served as youth pastor and assistant pastor at Living Way Church in Conroe, TX, and as Texas District Youth President for seven years. He is married to the gorgeous and talented Rebecca Ensey (she’s from the very cool city of Seattle, WA), and is the proud father of two awesome boys, Lincoln Michael and Grant Mason, and one beautiful princess, Avery McKay.

    Michael is passionate about student ministry and considers it an amazing privilege to serve the teenagers and young adults of the UPCI. He believes this generation of Apostolic Pentecostal youth are committed to loving Jesus Christ and living the truth of the Word of God, as well as being anointed and positioned to dynamically fulfill their mission to reach their world with the gospel. He spends his free time enjoying his family, reading, playing golf, interacting on Twitter, and running marathons.

     





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