2019 Wins Recap
GOD IS USING HEIGHTS IN A BIG WAY!
The heartbeat of our church has always been this, “We exist to lead people to experience the God who can change their life.” Everything we do focuses on people experiencing God, experiencing freedom, experiencing purpose, so we can experience making a difference. This year we’ve seen more people do just that than ever before and we couldn’t have done it without your faithfulness and generosity.
592 people told us they made a decision for Christ. AMAZING! We saw 139 people experience life-change through water baptism. Through your generosity, we were able to pull off another spectacular At the Movies series where we saw 187 people say yes to Jesus and averaged 1,472 people each weekend in December.
We believe real life change happens in the context of real relationships. Our spiritual growth happens not just on Sundays but during the week – which is why we encourage every person to drop the mask, get in a small group and develop real relationships outside of our physical building. In support of that, we offered 111 different groups this past year. We also held our inaugural Foundations course – a deep dive into Scripture and doctrine over the course of 11 weeks. It was life-changing – just ask one of our 150 graduates!
Nothing miraculous would’ve happened this year if ordinary people had not connected to their extraordinary purpose. Last year we saw 320 people take Next Steps, discover their purpose and start making a difference. In Heights Kids, 255 children on average experience God through worship and object lessons each week. Seeing little hands raised in praise to the LORD is so special!
Experience Making a Difference:
This is how we live out what God has called us for. Locally, we saw our church step up like never before when it comes to serving our community. We had over 450 people participate in RVA Week – and were able to complete 41 individual projects serving multiple local non-profits. Nationally through our partnership with ARC, Association of Related Churches, we helped plant 65 new churches in 2019 alone. Globally, our footprint spanned the globe! We sent two full-time missionaries to Peru in addition to sending a short-term missions team that loved on the people there and helped assemble dozens of wheelchairs that were given to those in need. We also reached our lofty goal of sponsoring 300 children in Kenya and The Philippines through our partnership with One Child. It was the biggest sponsorship percentage in their history for a church our size!
We are so grateful for you and your commitment to the vision of Heights Church. Thank you for being a part of this family. We know God is going to continue to use this church to bless the fire out of this city, this state, this country and this world!
Until Jesus runs this town,
Josh & Crystal Whitlow
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How the Money Was Spent
12440 Gayton Rd, Richmond, VA 23238
PO Box 5304
Glen Allen, VA 23058