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Dear Westminster Family,

Our annual report gives us the chance to celebrate the ways in which God has been at work in our church. The paper version of the report contains a cover letter, highlights, and a detailed financial picture of our budgetary priorities and our plans for 2020. You may download that piece of the report here. In our online report, we chose to highlight the ministries of the church which have been revamped into a team structure.

In 2019 we initiated a vision of hospitality and outreach that we are seeking to expand in the years to come. As you read the online report, you will see those threads of hospitality and outreach coming together in the embroidery that is the life of our church.

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. /// I Peter 4: 8-10

T E A M S

Westminster ministry has been revamped by moving to a team structure. Our teams are action oriented and serve as the hands and feet of our vision of hospitality and outreach. Meet the leaders of each team and find out more about their projects and goals!

YOUTH

Team Leader: Tree Triolo

Teaching students to embrace a gospel worldview, equipping them to be gospel influences, cultivating growth in gospel community in them, and developing a personal love for the gospel in their hearts

Activities: Youth Group meetings twice a week, camps, service projects

LOCAL SERVE

Team Leader: Rachael Thomas + Larry Branagin

Providing us with training, resources and opportunities to pray, invest in, and serve in our community

Activities: partnering with area ministries, local missions projects, working with the diaconate to look for areas that we can provide mercy ministry, prayer

Larry introduces Hope Pregnancy Center Director Carol Dodds at a women's event. WPC has supported Hope Pregnancy Center for over 30 years.

GLOBAL SERVE

Team Leader: Darrell Stanley

Providing us with resources and opportunities to pray, give, invest in, and serve regionally and internationally

Activities: Missions Conference and support of the Pledge of Faith, short-term mission trips, partnership with missionaries, and prayer

Pastor Rodgers Atwebembeire from New City Church in Kampala, Uganda, was our 2019 missions conference speaker

CONNECTIONS

Team Leaders: Carolyn Carroll , Larry Watson + Emily Tilsen

Enfolding and assimilating visitors and new members into the life, fellowship, and ministry of the church; encouraging them to develop and maintain an active membership

Activities: Greeting and coordinating greeters, Foundations class, follow-up with new members

WORSHIP LOGISTICS

Team Leader: Charles Ackerman + Jay Rudinger

Assisting us in exalting God in worship and growing in love for God and our neighbors, providing logistical assistance and structures for the celebration of God in His worship, and supporting the ministry of praise, prayer, preaching and sacraments for the edification and encouragement of the body of Christ

Activities: Soundbooth, Worship Kidz, Music Team, Communion prep

WOMENS MINISTRY

Team Leader: Ann Marie Franklin

Building a Biblical picture of womanhood as we love and serve and study together

Activities: Bible studies, women’s events, mentoring, extended care and bereavement support

WEDNESDAYS @ WESTMINISTER

Team Leader: Brad Coffman

Sharing our lives together in the middle of the week, promoting God’s promises to one another through sharing a meal together, training our children, praying for one another, and opening God’s Word in a small group setting

Activities: Prep and meal, Covenant Kids classes, prayer meeting, rec time

EQUIP

Team Leaders: Chris and Debbie Peterson

Coming alongside the members of WPC in the process of spiritual formation and growth in the use of our spiritual gifts for the glory of God and the good of the church; equipping our laborers and leaders

Activities: Lay leadership development and training; identification and training of church leaders

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Team Leader: Linda Madden

Supporting teachers of 2-year olds through senior high in teaching God’s word with a gospel-centered curriculum

Activities: Teacher recruitment and training, curriculum and materials, teacher appreciation

SPECIAL EVENTS

Team Leader: Mike McDonald

Providing avenues for seeing and entering the WPC community; drawing outsiders into our fellowship

Activities: Fall Festival, supporting the outreach of other teams, follow-up strategies

Even grapes enjoyed the Fall Festival at Tanglewood Park this year

SENIOR SAINTS

Team Leaders: Glenn Dowling + Paul McDonald

Encouraging and exhorting, connecting to one another, drawing out spiritual gifts for the maturity and ministry of all of us who are senior in years

Activities: Fellowship, informational events, outreach to those of similar age

MENS MINISTRY

Team Leader: Scott Gready

Encouraging and exhorting, and connecting men to one another, drawing out spiritual gifts for the maturity and ministry of all WPC men

Activities: Retreats, fellowship opportunities, Bible studies

Westminster Iron Chefs catered for the presbytery meetings that we hosted this year.

FELLOWSHIP

Team Leader: Randy Wipke

Developing and facilitating events in which we can experience the warmth, fellowship and closeness of the Body of Christ, and providing opportunities for us to grow deeper in relationship to Christ Jesus and with one another

Activities: Fellowship meals, Thanksgiving meal, spring picnic

Number of adult believers baptized:

Number of covenant children baptized:

Number of Community Groups:

...including women's + men's Bible studies, neighborhood groups, Sunday School classes, etc.

Average seekers attending RUF - I Bible study on Proverbs:

Number of new members in 2019:

Number of children served in VBS:

Our fearless VBS leaders! Look out for VBS 2020 announcements + plan ahead to volunteer.

Number of attendees at our Fall Festival:

Westminster's 40 year + 1 year celebration! One year in College Station and forty in Bryan.

Average attendance across two congregations:

GROWTH IN GIVING:

(over the past five years)

WPC 2020 General Fund Proposed Budget:

Click above to download the PDF version of the annual report and read the summary letter, highlights, and financial breakdown of the 2020 budget.

Some favorite lyrics of both congregations from the song His Mercy Is More by Matt Papa.

Credits:

Created with images by ZACHARY STAINES - "Woven Baskets" • David Pisnoy - "untitled image" • Paweł Czerwiński - "I visited the botanical garden again. I was hoping to go to the restaurant with those numerous palms in front of blank walls. Unfortunately, It was closed :) So as a consolation, I shot the building from outside." • Paweł Czerwiński - "That’s a location somewhere near the Zoo. I couldn’t live with one of the edges askew. Correcting the perspective made the gutter askew. So I played a bit in Photoshop to make it right ;)" • Jason Dent - "untitled image" • Robert Anasch - "untitled image" • Madison Ralg - "White Brick Background"