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2014 Annual Report

In 2014, God literally blew our minds by all he did! We started a campus just for college students that meets at Texas Tech and hundreds of students are already coming. We started a campus in the Lubbock County Jail and 410 inmates indicated they were committing their lives to Christ! We launched the Thai Vision and hundreds of people stood & committed to help us tell many people in Thailand about Jesus. If all of this happened just in 2014, can you imagine what 2015 will hold? I hope you’ll join me in praying, serving & giving like never before in 2015!

–Chris Galanos


Year in Review




Weekly Attendance

Average Weekly Attendance

3,719

= 100 People

Record Weekend Attendance

7,155

April 19-20

= 100 People

Commitments to Christ

1 1 2 17 36 56 78 100

  • End of 2014 8,882
  • End of 2013 6,952
  • End of 2012 4,996
  • End of 2011 3,161
  • End of 2010 1,525
  • End of 2009 651
  • End of 2008 56

200820092010201120122013 2014

Total Thru 2014

8,882

‘“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 NLT)

Baptisms

1 2 6 17 38 59 86 100

  • End of 2014 4,899
  • End of 2013 4,196
  • End of 2012 2,908
  • End of 2011 1,843
  • End of 2010 857
  • End of 2009 316
  • End of 2008 80

200820092010201120122013 2014

Total Thru 2014

4,899

First Time Guests

1 3 15 27 36 50 75 100

  • End of 2014 34,139
  • End of 2013 25,611
  • End of 2012 17,188
  • End of 2011 12,359
  • End of 2010 9,202
  • End of 2009 5,073
  • End of 2008 1,035

200820092010201120122013 2014

Total Thru 2014

34,139

Life Transformation Groups

Groups/Leaders

133

People Involved in LTGs

  • 20141,239
  • 20131,100

Prayer

Average Weekly Prayer Gathering Attendance

382

People Prayed For

6,557

Prayer is central to all we do. This year we had the honor of praying for a record number of people.

People Prayed For By Campus

27 41 1 7 13 11

  • Southwest Campus 1,747
  • Downtown Campus 2,702
  • Amarillo Campus 51
  • Raider Campus 487
  • Freedom Campus 841
  • Corporate Prayer 729

For The Nations

Missions Partners

  • Harvest Evangelistic Association
  • Asian Partners International
  • Mike and Terri McCombs with New Life Advance
  • Jonathan and Nicole Hollen with Antioch International
  • New Life Children’s Home in Guatemala City
  • Back to Jerusalem

Where We Went

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181 eLifers went on 10 trips in 2014, including: Mexico, India (x2), Guatemala (x2), Thailand (x2), Dream Center in Los Angeles, and Arlington, TX.

For The City

Volunteers

2,825

Hours Served

6,322

ar-project-one4 weekends in August consisting of 43 projects serving 27 organizations; 2,166 Volunteers; 5,076 Hours

ProjectONE

ar-shoesCollected over 800 pairs of Shoes

Shoes for Orphan Souls

ar-christmas250 Christmas Wishes filled, over 1,000 toys collected, and LTGs served various Partners serving over 350 hours

Christmas for the City


eLife partnered with 32 organizations to help impact the community in 2014.

eKids

eKids is our weekly children’s ministry for children six weeks old through fifth grade. Every weekend we have the privilege of loving, caring for, and teaching eLife children. We are passionate about teaching children biblical truths and helping parents establish a foundation for a life of discipleship. We want the next generation to experience all God has for them in this life!

Average Weekly Attendance

547

Average Volunteers Weekly

133

Kids that went through Kid Faith in 2014

42

Youth

We exist to help students experience all God has for them in this life. We do this through small groups, youth gatherings, camps, mission trips, and much more.

Commitments to Christ

346

Baptisms

159

First Time Guests

1,113

Average Youth Gathering Attendance

  • 2014259
  • 2013160
  • 2012117

Students Involved in LTGs

238

Contributions

Contributions

$4,698,000

Includes Designated Funds

Money Given Away

$870,000

  • 2014$870,000
  • 2013$766,000

Where The Money Goes


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23
52
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  • Giving 17%
  • Campus Development 23%
  • Campus Ministries 52%
  • Central Services 8%

Giving

ecfa_accreditedThe eLife financial records are audited annually by an outside CPA firm. In addition, Experience Life is certified by the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability, the premier accreditation agency for Non-Profit entities. We are one of ten churches in the state of Texas with this certification.

Giving Units

2,160

First Time Givers

719

3-Month Tithe Challenge

250

People/Families

eLife On TV

Total Household Reach

160,000+

Commitments to Christ

35

Prayer Requests

117

132 new viewers responded from 38 different cities.
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Raider Campus

Commitments to Christ

136

Baptisms

92

Largest Attendance

830

During the Revival Fire series, we opened up a mic for students to confess sin and recommit their lives to Christ. We had so many students share the first night that the meeting lasted over 2 hours. We did it again the next week and we had tons of students line up to share again!

Freedom Campus

The Freedom Campus is a campus of Experience Life Church that meets at the Lubbock County Detention Center. The reason we call it the Freedom Campus is because we believe that true spiritual freedom comes through a relationship with Jesus. We are all about helping people begin a relationship with Jesus if they don’t have one, or helping them grow in their relationship with Jesus if they have one already. We accomplish this by gathering large on the weekend for our Sunday Gathering and by gathering small during the week in Life Transformation Groups.

Commitments to Christ

407

First Time Guests

501

Men Meeting Weekly in LTGs

50+