Willingdon Church Annual Report 2018/2019

Letter From the Elders

We are reminded that God builds His church and we get to be part of that amazing work. It may seem like a daunting and impossible task but we read in Ephesians 3:20, 21 "Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen." Our goal is to glorify Christ in our church, declaring Him as our Lord and Saviour. Week by week we see the nations come to Willingdon Church to praise and worship Him. What a joy to be part of this body of believers.

As elders, we are entrusted with shepherding the church. At our annual retreat we reflect on how we are doing, discuss what is currently happening and plan for the future. This year two things stood out: we have a large number of first-time visitors that we need to connect with every week and the phenomenal growth in our neighborhood, in the Metrotown, Lougheed, and Brentwood Mall areas. Two key initiatives we are supporting include: being a Sending Church, with an outward mindset for Burnaby and surrounding areas, and raising up new leaders. We hope to come alongside these new leaders, bringing encouragement and giving them opportunities to lead in their areas of gifting.

God put Willingdon Church into Burnaby so we could influence our city for Christ on a daily basis. Our presence in schools, communities, and neighbourhoods is essential to bringing the Good News to those who live in our area. This past Spring it was a joy to have our first Love Our City event which is example of how we want to reach out to Burnaby. Our influence starts with our relationships with those we know personally.

It was very encouraging to see the results from the 2019 church survey. We have a strong volunteer base and we hope to grow that even more. Most notable in the survey was that 18% of those who responded have led someone to Christ in the past year. There is no greater joy than to see someone give their life over to Christ and start their life long faith journey.

An answer to prayer has been the replenishment of staff for various positions. You will see younger faces on staff and we are excited that God has brought them to Willingdon. One of the bigger transitions is in the worship ministry as Ron Clark, after faithfully serving as our Worship Pastor for 25 years, has handed the torch over to his team. Elders are working together with these young leaders and it is encouraging to see how dedicated they are to lead the church in glorifying God every week. Music ministry is an important part of our church and we aim to build on what God has given us over the past years. We are encouraged in Colossians 3:17 and 1 Corinthians 10:31 that whatever we do, to do it all in the name of Jesus to the glory of God. Continue to pray that God guides us in working out the leadership roles in our worship ministry.

Over the past year, we added elders and currently have 18 elders, 14 lay elders and 4 pastor elders. With the congregation's affirmation we hope to complete our goal of having 20 elders. This year we will implement a rotation of elders serving to be able to add new faces and provide needed rest for the longest serving elders.

Please continue to pray for unity our church as we work together to bring a clear message of hope into a broken world that desperately needs Christ. It is a pleasure to serve the body of Christ at Willingdon Church and, on behalf of the Elders, I thank you for your support and encouragement this past year. Please continue to pray for us, that we will lead well to the honour and glory of Jesus Christ and for the spiritual well-being of our church that we dearly love.

Ed Thiessen
Moderator of the Elders

Letter from the Lead Pastor

Making All Things New

When I survey the historical landscape of Willingdon Church, I discover deep roots in the areas of worship, prayer, evangelism, discipleship, pastoral care, biblical preaching, community life, leadership equipping, and kingdom generosity. God has woven us into a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual family in a strategic Metro Vancouver location.

In the Old Testament, God often reminded the people of Israel of their spiritual foundations and then called them to enter a new season. The prophet Isaiah writes to the Israelites in exile, "Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert" (Isaiah 43:19). The new thing for the exiles was a renewal of what had been received in the past.

In what ways is God doing a new thing at Willingdon? Over the past year, First Impression Ministries equipped us to warmly welcome newcomers and those with special needs to weekend services. God led us through a peaceful transition in music worship ministry and raised up a new team of worship leaders. Prayer ministry was integrated into the ebb and flow of more and more ministry areas. We are grateful for God's goodness.

Through an intentional focus on evangelism, God worked through our church family to lead 730 individuals to first commitments to Jesus in 2018. The Global Mission team sent a record number of participants on short-term mission assignments. The Local Mission Outreach team facilitated a "Love Our City" weekend designed to serve the city of Burnaby. ILM fellowships continued to reach out to their language communities through a plethora of outreach initiatives.

Discipleship Ministries launched Alpha, the Discipleship Pathway, and strengthened leadership training through seminars and WSB classes. Kids and Student Ministries intentionally reached out to children, students and their families. Care Ministries took significant steps to strengthen visitation, phone, and benevolence ministries. The 11:45am Connection service gained a new focus on young adults with additional preaching opportunities for our young pastors and interns. We celebrate what God is doing!

The apostle Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 2:14-16:, "But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life". The Willingdon Church family is called to proclaim the gospel in Metro Vancouver and beyond; that is, to "bring the Gentiles to obedience - by word and deed, by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God" (Romans 15:18-19). May we walk into this new season of ministry with the faith of Abraham, who grew stronger and stronger in his faith as he gave glory to God (Romans 4:17-21). May we be the sweet aroma of Christ wherever God leads us!

Ray Harms-Wiebe
Lead Pastor

Ministry Philosophy

Sally is one of the 730 people at Willingdon Church who committed to following Jesus this past year.

Sally did not know Jesus. She and her family moved to Burnaby this year and were hoping to get to know their neighbours and the community around them. They longed to find a place where they could meet people, enjoy life, and build meaningful friendships.

Everyone has a unique story - whether one is seeking or even avoiding the Lord; God, in His grace, calls us to Himself. Often times, God uses His people to help guide others and to speak into their lives. We praise God and give Him the glory that 18% of the congregation at Willingdon led someone to faith in 2018.

Perhaps some of them spoke to Sally and her family along the way.


Husband 'SAM' (Samson)

Son 'SAM' (Samuel)

Daughter 'SAM' (Samantha)

Father 'GRAMPS'

Our 'Willingdon Church Ministry Philosophy' provides the framework for His ministry at Willingdon, to bring clarity to body life, and to empower members for service. At the heart of our church, is the desire for everyone to know Jesus and to encourage them in a life-long journey of becoming a disciple who makes disciples.

As disciples of Jesus, we desire to lift high the name of Jesus, share the Good News of salvation in Jesus gather in authentic community around Jesus, pass on what we have received from Jesus and encourage every disciple to follow Jesus' calling on their lives.


Mission Statement

To know Jesus Christ personally and to carry on His ministry


Central Ministry Focus

To Make Disciples of Jesus


Willingdon Church Ministry Model

Exalt Evangelize Engage Equip Empower

EXALT— Encountering God as we lift high the name of Jesus

EVANGELIZE — Reaching people with the Good News of Jesus in word and deed

ENGAGE — Connecting with the family of Jesus for authentic relationship

EQUIP — Growing gifted disciples of Jesus to be Kingdom servants

EMPOWER— Sending equipped servants to follow their calling, both locally and globally

Throughout this report, we pray you will be inspired by the story of Sally and her family as God led them to Him through the ministries and people of His church called Willingdon. To Him we give all the glory!

penny

Our Church

Willingdon Church is a community of believers whose purpose is to "know Jesus Christ personally and to carry on His ministry". We are a multicultural, multi-generational church which reflects the diversity of our city.

Average weekly Attendance 18+ actively registered in our database Men and Women Single Married

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A Multicultural Family

As we seek to reach our multi-ethnic city with the Gospel message, our language ministries are motivated by Acts 2:6, "... each heard them speaking in his own language." We have commitment to reflect the multi-ethnic community in which we live and actively try to ensure everyone can worship together as one family.

10 Lanuagues translated 12% prefer services in other languages 11 Language Groups meet weekly 545 attend a ILM fellowship group weekly ILM fellowship groups available

First Impressions Ministries

This year the new “First Impressions Ministries” was launched in September with the opening of a new Welcome Center, the restructuring of our parking ministry and the introduction of a more visible presence for visitors to be able to identify those who serve in this ministry. The creation of a new Connect Card helps us to ensure we are connecting with visitors. How exciting that every weekend approximately 10% of those who are attending a service is a first time visitor!

Our Ministry Philosophy is to

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Creating a warm, welcoming, and hospitable climate in our church begins in the parking lot and continues into the heart of the congregation. This ministry is the responsibility of the entire church family, not just the volunteers who serve in the ministries. To ensure people are experiencing the love of Christ, love needs to be manifest in practical ways.

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciple, if you love one another.” - John 13:35

As we follow our mission statement "to know Jesus Christ personally and to carry on His ministry" and commit to our central ministry focus "to make disciples of Jesus" we (volunteers, members and leaders) as the body of Christ will move towards a better understanding of the importance of welcoming guests and creating an environment of acceptance and love for one another as Christ loved us. Revealing the love of Christ in practical ways will increase the quality and quantity of transformational fellowship in our church.

“Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” - Romans 15:7

Through God’s grace and guidance, we pray will be able to honour Him by welcoming those that do not know Him and those that do know Him and are longing to transform their lives, grow in their faith, and disciple others.

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Prayer Requests

  1. Pray that everyone who comes to Willingdon will be warmly welcomed and encouraged “to know Him personally and carry on His ministry”.
  2. Pray for those who faithfully serve, that their hearts would be filled with the joy of knowing that they are serving for His glory!
  3. Pray that God would continue to raise more “workers for the harvest”.

Administration & Operations

Team Leader: Executive Director Penny Fuchihara

The Administration and Operations team provides support services to all the ministries. This includes finance office, human resources, communications, information technology, events, food services, and building maintenance. As a team, we feel privileged and blessed to serve in the roles that we do “behind the scenes” and praise God for the opportunity to serve Him, His people, and His Church.

Finance

Total General Fund Budget $641800 Total Giving $6350388 $2453 Average annual donation $2453 Average annual donation

Event & Food Services

192 annual events 2300 came to Wed Night Café 8000 ate at the Café on Saturday

Maintenance and Facilities

Safety - To ensure our staff and volunteers are prepared for emergencies, evacuation training sessions and fire drills are conducted each year and a dedicated team of volunteers and staff are trained in Emergency First Aid every year.

7000 use the building no includin special events 1500,000square feet, 187 rooms

Information Technology

1.2 Mil emails went through server 5800 unique devices connecting our network

Communications

62,000 info cards pritned in 2018

The Communications team is committed to ensure Jesus is glorified in all the work we create. We provided design, graphic, and print support for all ministry areas.

New Initiatives This Year

657 people downlaoded the app
  1. The Willingdon Church App officially launched in 2018. It is a great way for people to keep up to date, to receive notifications and reminders on events and weekend services, resources, and more
  2. Willingdon’s Instagram launched in 2018 to provide a method of engagement for the community and a platform to share all the exciting things God is doing at Willingdon.

Prayer Requests

  1. Pray for God’s provision to meet and exceed our budget for 2019 for His glory and for discernment to use His resources wisely.
  2. Pray that we would effectively serve, communicate, and celebrate what Christ is doing through the church.
  3. Pray for the hundreds of volunteers who serve faithfully each week behind the scenes who we have the privilege of serving with in Administration and Operations team.

Worship & Communications

MAC Ministry represents all areas having to do with worship in the seven weekend services as well as special events and seasonal celebrations. This includes choir, orchestra, junior orchestra, worship bands, worship interns, video production, sound, lighting, screen presentation for all services, translation services, the website (willingdon.org), and the order of services.

Celebrating 25 years

This year we celebrated Pastor Ron Clark’s 25 years of faithful service in the Worship Ministries here at Willingdon Church. We are so grateful for the lives that have been impacted by Pastor Ron and his ministry, including the raising up of worship leaders through the internship program. His heart to empower and give opportunity to the leaders of the future has provided us with leaders who are passionate to continue our legacy of worship through music. We wish Pastor Ron all the best as he passes the torch and look forward this next chapter in our history.

Christmas production

The Christmas Musical Presentation is always a highlight for our team and requires months of preparation. This past Christmas we presented ’Christmas at Willingdon’, an evening of music with the choir, orchestra, choreography, and special musical guests Tenoré.

Willingdon.org

Our website offers information about Willingdon Church, its ministries, events, an archive of our weekend services for people to view, and many other resources.

70130 Website users 2313 average weekly video plays 1389 average weekly audio plays 151 User Countries 35418 visits on mobile devices

Prayer Requests

  1. For the teams and leaders in place during this time of transition
  2. For volunteers with a passion for the arts to join the tech team
  3. That God would touch the hearts of young people with a passion for worship and inspire them to get involved

Children's Ministries

Team Leader: Pastor Jonathan Caramay

At Children‘s Ministries, we have the joy of serving kids and their families by providing opportunities for worship, prayer, open-Bible teaching, fellowship, and discipleship during weekly programs and special events.

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Shepherding the Next Generation of Believers

Through our events and weekend programs, we have the opportunity to share God‘s Word to children in fun and engaging ways. We are also blessed with opportunities to reach the families of the children through our ministries.

480 Kids attend Summer Daycamp 1200 people came to Under the Big Top 300 people came to Breakfast in Bethlehem 62 + 60 Kids joined Kids Choir (Winter + Spring)
200+ Cards made by HQ for the Philippines 30 Kids, 15 families participated in 'love our City' 10 Kids are currently active volunteers

New Initiatives This Year

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PlaySpace is a drop-in early childhood program that welcomes about 30 preschool-age children each week, accompanied by a parent or guardian, some of whom are visiting Willingdon for the very first time.


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Mom's Connect gives moms the opportunity to study the Bible, pray, encourage, and build community in a welcoming, kid- and baby- friendly setting.

Prayer Requests

  1. Continued perseverance for staff, volunteers, and parents as they labour that their little ones come to a saving faith.
  2. More volunteers to ensure we teach the children in safe, effective, and engaging ways.
  3. Children would come to know the Lord and commit to living a life of joyful submission to His will.

Student Ministries

Team Leader:Elder Mark Loewen

The Student Ministries department is a dynamic ministry made up of Jr. High Students (Grades 6-9), Sr. High Students (Grades 10-12) and Young Adults (Ages 18-30).

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A Biblical Foundation For Life

It is such a joy for Student Ministries to see the passion our students have for Jesus. As children transition into our ministries, and as our youth transition into adults; we hope to lay a firm biblical foundation in each of their hearts.

24 Students & Young Adults Baptized 160 Attended the Student Min Easter Service 190 Students attended New Year's Bash 50+ students in worship leadership 38 Students involved in missions trips
200+ Attended Summer Daycamp 60 Young Audlts Attended Spring Retreat 250+ Attended the Fall Retreat 150+ Attended Young Adults SPring Worship 160+ Attended Year End BBQ

New Initiatives This Year

150 Young Adults Attend 11:45am Service 30+ Volunteers serve during 11:45am service 54 Participated in 'Love our City' at UGM
  1. The Sunday 11:45am Connection service is being led by the Student Ministries pastors with the goal of creating community and an opportunity for young adults to engage in fellowship.
  2. Students participated in the Love Our City service day. Students went to the Union Gospel Mission in New Westminster, where they learned about what UGM is doing in the community, and their heart to reach the poor and homeless. Students made sandwiches and assembled care packs to distribute around the neighborhood.
  3. In September we started doing workshops once a month for the Worship Team to give them an opportunity to grow as musicians off the platform. We also took 7 core leadership students to the Worship Central Conference in March where they learned more from Worship Leaders from churches like Hillsong and Bethel.

Prayer Requests

  1. Pray the leaders will be strengthened by the Gospel for themselves as they follow Jesus.
  2. Pray for discernment and wisdom for our team as we seek the leading of the Lord in all of our planning and programming for the coming year.
  3. Pray the students respond to the Gospel - either to receive Christ, or to be transformed through relationship with Him everyday.

Discipleship Ministries

Team Leader: Pastor Willy Reimer

Discovery and Alpha are led by a very dedicated and passionate group of leaders. It is a joy to see how these leaders engage with participants who want to discover who Jesus is and what it means to follow Him. These ministries continue to be an effective way of introducing people to Christ and helping them integrate into the larger life of the church. It was very exciting to see 4 Alpha attendees choose to follow Jesus. Some of the groups will continue to meet in Discovering Jesus and other study groups. Deep relationships have been developed that people want to continue.

Alpha

96 Completed Alpha, 4 decision to follow Jesus 40 completed alpha in winter 2019, 7 made decision to follow Jesus

Discovery

663 completed discovery in 2018 142 classes completed 151 Joined willingdon as members, 53 people were baptized

Life Groups

We consider Life Groups the hub of our ministry. They are the place where we can encourage, support, and challenge one another. God doesn't want any of us to walk alone - we need each other. We want to be a church community, not a crowd!

116 Life Groups 1312 registrated members in a Life Group 33% attendees are in a life group, 5% are in a Discipleship Group

Willingdon School of the Bible

This year, WSB offered new courses in the Gospel of John and the Book of Genesis. Some classes, such as 130 Intro to Biblical Studies and 304 Romans, were also offered in Mandarin and Spanish.

18 Wsb Courses offered for Fall to Spring 118 students per semester

Discipleship Ministries Continued

Team Leader: Pastor Willy Reimer

2018 was a year of new beginnings for Discipleship Ministries. We launched the Ascent Leaders Conference and Base Camp Church-wide conference to equip people to be disciples who make disciples as Jesus has called us to do. It has been exciting to see "Willingdoners" embrace the Discipleship Pathway and increasingly participate in discipleship growth opportunities such as the Bible Journaling Plan, Discipleship Groups, and Life Groups.

This fall we look forward to launching Community Groups.

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Men. Women, Disciples of Christ

Our goal as a church and at Discipleship Ministries is for followers of Christ to be firmly rooted in the Word of God, and to make disciples who can make more disciples. We encourage all believers to strengthen their walk with Christ and analyze their own hearts through the lens of Scripture. May we as disciples of Christ continue to grow in faith!

16% adults are in discipling relationship 49% Adults read the Bible daily 29 Men attended sexual purity 'Conquer Series' 730 women attended christmas tea, 50 women dedicated to follow Jesus

New Initiatives This Year

150 Attended the Ascent Conference 355 Attended the BaseCamp Conference 600 Bible Readign Journals were taken this Christmas'
  1. This year we launched Ascent Leadership Conference.
  2. This year we launched Base Camp disciple-making conference.
  3. This year we launched Discipleship Groups using the Bible as curriculum and Bible Reading Journal as the guide.

Prayer Requests

  1. Praise God for the great ministry the pastoral interns have done this past year. Pray for the new interns arriving this fall.
  2. Pray for Willingdon to intentionally follow Jesus as his disciples and follow Jesus in obedience by discipling others.
  3. Pray for "workers for the harvest" as many, many people in greater Vancouver are in need of a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.

Care Ministries

Team Leader: Pastor Norm Schmidt

In John 21:15-17, after His crucifixion and resurrection, Jesus asks Simon Peter to share the love both He and Peter have for each other by caring for the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of Jesus’ sheep. Each and every day the women and men who faithfully serve in the 10 ministry areas that encompass Care Ministries demonstrate love for all people through the love they experience from Jesus.

By prayerful petition to God the Father and the empowering of the Holy Spirit, our purpose is to meet the needs of people in the areas of practical support, functional independence, spiritual wholeness, and wellness.

As an integral part of a community that cares for all people the Care Ministries mandate is to be a witness of Willingdon’s mission statement, “To know Jesus Christ personally and to carry on His ministry.” Care Ministries exist to offer help and hope to others and provide missional opportunities in response to people’s need for Christ-like love.

Ministries Included in Care:

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  • Visitation
  • Pastoral Counselling
  • Funerals & Memorials
  • New Horizons (Seniors)
  • Divorce Care
  • Naomi’s Circle
  • Alongside
  • Benevolence
  • Phone Ministry
  • GriefShare

New Initiatives This Year

  1. This year we began a new vision for Care Ministries. Care Ministries has undertaken an encouraged examination of the needs within our community with a view to determine how ministry under the Care Ministries umbrella will meet the needs of the community. Care Ministries has embarked on a campaign to be intentional in our mandate to train and equip the saints for the work of care. Our goal is for Willingdon to become a house of care.
  2. Care Ministries is in the process of implementing a Visitation Ministry. We have a vision that there are capable members at Willingdon who have the spiritual gifting and passion for hospital, senior facilities, and home care ministry. What a blessing it will be to have a well-trained core of lay care givers who would regularly visit, pray with, counsel, and provide practical assistance to those with needs within the church family.
  3. Care Ministries has launched a reimagined Phone Ministry. This ministry will continue to be a vital link connecting people with the Willingdon Church body. Through our prayer, birthday, and visitor follow-up calls, we endeavor to share the love of Jesus, encouraging people to seek a closer walk with God through involvement in Willingdon Church ministries and our mission.
86 Christmas hampers distributed 40-60 People regulary attend New Horizons 17 people signed up for visitation training

Prayer Requests

  1. That God would raise up an army of Care Ministry volunteers and leaders committed to using their spiritual gifts in caring for people and the mission of God.
  2. As a new team, our prayer is that God would provide additional gifted members to our Care Ministries team.
  3. That God would use the Care Ministries at Willingdon to cultivate awareness that we be a Community on mission to those who need care and to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Global Ministries & Local Outreach

Team Leader: Pastor John Best

Willingdon is a local church with a global reach. We are eager to provide opportunities for each person in our church family to engage in God's mission, here and around the globe. From local ministry opportunities, long-term missionary assignments to short-term teams around the world, from prayer opportunities to opportunities to invest financially -- there is a way that you can engage. Our goal is this: that every believer at Willingdon Church will be inspired, equipped, and positioned to engage passionately and effectively in God's mission.

Willingdon on Missions


275 served in 'Love Our City' 4539lbs Food Drive
1623 lbs Clothing Drive

Local Outreach

We want to be a church that loves and serves our city, to be great neighbours, and have opportunities to introduce people to Jesus. On April 6, 2019, we had our first ‘Love Our City’ Serve Day, where we spent the day serving and loving our neighbours and city.



935 School kits' 58 Infant Kits
580 Hygiene Kits 87 Quilts

Mission Circle

A group of faithful volunteers meet regularly to pray for missionaries, sew quilts, and to assemble kits to be distributed around the world. Thousands of people have been blessed through this ministry.

Prayer Requests

  1. That Willingdon Church will be able to love our city in effective, transformational ways.
  2. Pray for our long-term missionaries serving around the world: for joy, favor, faithfulness, health, and effectiveness.
  3. That God will continue to raise up workers for the harvest, and that we will each be attentive to His call on our lives.

Baptisms




Like Sally, we celebrate the 730 who committed their lives to Jesus and the 53 people who were baptized in 2018. Here are a few of their stories.




Edgar Gomez Video

Kaveh Heidari

Taisa Shesterova Video




Appu Thomas Video

Nicholas Etches Video

Gabrielle Hiebert Video




Ian Mah Video

Jonathan Peters Video

Thank You

As we followed Sally and her family through her journey here at Willingdon Church, we are humbled and reminded of God's grace towards all of us. Each one of us are brought together into the family of God by the death and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour - Jesus Christ.

As each of us are called into His family, and as we serve the Church body, we are given the opportunity to speak to new visitors like Sally, and are priviledged to be taking part in God's Great Commission.

We thank everyone who serves with faithfulness and love here at Willingdon, who make it possible for people like Sally to feel welcomed into God's family.

Volunteers

Without the tireless efforts of our faithful volunteers we would not be able to serve the ministries at Willingdon Church. They are a vital part of our ministries and we are grateful for our partnership with them in serving our Lord and Saviour at Willingdon Church. On behalf of Pastor Ray and the Team Leaders, we praise God for our volunteers in every ministry and thank them for their faithful service!

"For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks to you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him." - Ephesians 1:15-17

1319 Unitque Voluteers 90- Volunteer Areas 33% attendees are currently serving 94 age of oldest volunteer 12 the youngest 5 Volunteers servign in 6 or more areas
25%  Discipleship ministries 20.7% First impressions Ministires 11% other 9.3% Children's Ministries 8.6% Volunteer in International Language Ministries 7.3% Events & Food Services
6.2% Music and Communications 5.1% Student Ministires 2.7% Care Ministries 2.1% Prayer Ministires 1.9% Global Ministries

Pastors & Staff

Our pastoral and staff team is comprised of gifted men and women who faithfully serve at Willingdon Church. On behalf of Pastor Ray and the Team Leaders we are grateful for their dedication, commitment, and the pure joy of serving alongside each other as a team and brothers and sisters in Christ. Please continue to pray for all of our teams, their families, and their ministries as we serve for God’s glory.


Congregation

To our congregation, on behalf of our pastors and staff we thank you for your ongoing love, support, affirmation, and prayers. We feel blessed for the privilege of serving you and our Lord and Saviour at Willingdon Church. To God be the glory!!!

Penny Fuchihara
Executive Director