ALL PEOPLES CHURCH & WORLD OUTREACH

2016 Year In Review

 

AVERAGE CHURCH ATTENDANCE 2017

 

Average

ENGLISH 2017

ENGLISH 2016

Adults

Children

Adults

Children

Central

432

71

420

80

North

46

4

46

4

South

118

23

116

20

East

103

26

70

14

West

17

3

15

4

Total

716

127

667

122

 

During 2017 we had about 324 First Time Visitors attend our English services. We saw about 79 people make a first time decision to follow Jesus during our English services (information based on decision cards). There has been a slight increase in average church attendance at our English services in 2017 (843 average attendance) over 2016 (789 average). Given that APC has a congregation of upwardly mobile professionals, we do see several individuals and families relocate out of Bangalore periodically.
 
The English congregation saw 67 water baptisms (53 baptisms in 2016) and welcomed 40 individuals as new members (59 new members in 2016). 
 
The English congregation has 29 Life Groups (26 Life Groups in 2016) with an average attendance of 263 people at Life Groups (31.2% of congregation) in total. 
 
Unless indicated otherwise, all financial data is as of Dec 26, 2017 for the current calendar year.
 
SECRET PLACE, FIVE DAYS OF PRAYER & 21 DAYS OF PRAYER

The Secret Place was held thrice in 2017 and the five days of prayer twice, in May and December. These are extended times of prayer, worship and intercession in God's presence which fuel us personally and as a local church body. In addition we continue to have 30 minutes of pre-service prayer on Sundays at all locations.
 
CHILDREN’S CHURCH

Children's Church has been growing in strength. Our goal here is to impart and train our children in the Word and the Spirit, as well as provide them with Life Skills. A highlight of this year was that our children were taught to flow in the supernatural through their talents and gifts. Another highlight was the children leading the entire service at APC central and part of our services in our other APC locations on 10 December.  This year, topics that were covered in children’s church include Local church, Doctrine of God, Biblical Covenants, Old and New Testament. Teen Talk are special sessions for Teens, on Sundays. In January and February the topics covered for grade 7 to 10 were on "A Biblical perspective on Yoga" and "Decision making". In the second half of 2017, Children's Church saw the launching of Kingdom Builders Clubs, which include Singing, Dance & Choreography, Art, Oratory & Scripture memorization, Healing & Deliverance, and Evangelism. This was a big step forward, in getting children actively engaged, learning and growing in specific areas f interest. In 2017, we had a total of 52 volunteers who served as Children's Church ministers, serving our children.
 

KID'S CONFERENCE

APC's annual Kid's Conference is a great time for high energy impact on the lives of little children during the Summer holidays. This year's Kid's Conference was on the theme "Mission Possible", and had 96 kids in attendance. We had 38 volunteers serving the children. The total expenses for kids camp was Rs. 55,084/-.
 
YOUTH/PITSTOP

Serving our youth is exciting and in 2017 we saw God touching many young lives. We continued to focus on raising up a generation who are passionate for the Lord, full of the Word and the Spirit, faith and power, ready to impact and influence their world for Jesus Christ. The frequency of  PITSTOP youth services was reduced to once in three months and we focused on monthly youth meetings at each location. These youth meetings helped to build the youth and youth leaders at each location. The topics for these meetings were focused on application of God’s word in everyday life. There are about 10 strong youth leaders and few other upcoming leaders across locations.  
 
 YOUTH CAMP

The annual Summer Youth Camp is an exciting time for young people to connect, have fun and also grow together spiritually. This year we had our youth camp in Bangalore, about 130 APC young people attended. The theme for this year was focused on DISCOVERING – God’s purpose for our life. We had teaching and practical sessions to help young people to identify God’s purpose for their lives. We received some life changing testimonies. This was a powerful time spiritually and a great time to bond and fellowship. The total expenses were Rs. 1,22,607/- for Youth Camp 2017.
 
CHURCH CAMP

Our annual Church Camp is a great time of friendship, fellowship and growing together in the things of God. This year the theme was "Spirit-Led Culture, Community and Creativity". We had a total of 235 people attend one or more days of the church camp. The total expenses were Rs. 4,05,418/- for Church Camp 2017.
 
WEEKEND SCHOOLS AND WORKSHOPS

Weekend Schools and Workshops provide an additional avenue to equip people - those from APC as well as from other congregations. We ran our weekend schools on Prophetic Ministry (WSPM) twice, twice on Ministering Healing and Deliverance (WSHD), twice on Activating the Gifts of the Spirit (WSAGS), once on Marketplace Principles (WSMP) and once on Prayer and Intercession (WSP&I). Overall we had about 235 people trained through the Weekend Schools. We also held workshops on Personal Financial Planning twice & several youth oriented workshops (trained a little over 100 people totally)
 
PUBLICATIONS

Our publications are a major way for us to sow and invest into the lives of people not only within APC, but across our nation in many languages. Approximately 36,750 copies of APC books were printed in 2017. In 2017, 7 titles were translated in Kannada.  Our total expense, till end December 2017, in our publications ministry was Rs 17,03,989/- ­(Rs. 43,99,875/- in 2016) which includes cost of printing/re-printing our books in English and other languages, translation cost, packing and distribution costs. There is an increasing demand for APC's publications, in India as well as from churches in several other countries. We are also moving towards making our publications available in digital formats and via digital platforms.
 
TELEVISION PROGRAMS

APC's English program "LivingStrong!" is telecast on GodTV (Asia) every Monday evening at 9pm. In 2017 we spent a total of Rs 27,90,736/-  ­­­­­­­­­­­(Rs. 25,58,593/- in 2016) for production and telecast of our "LivingStrong!" programs. "LivingStrong!" is also carried on RakshanaTV covering the state of Andhra Pradesh. This is fully sponsored at no expense to APC.
 
INTERNET/MEDIA MINISTRY/LIVE STREAMING

In 2017 we launched our new website and our mobile app. These are actively being used by increasing number of people around the world.  We continue to strive to improve our live streaming. On an average, we have about 50 people join us via Live Stream on Sundays.
 
In 2017 people accessed our online resources from over 160+ countries.
Unique hits on Website in 2017: 1,82,685
Total PDF Publications downloaded in 2017:  58,399 (English);  5,810 (Hindi); 979 (Telugu); 878 (Kannada); 276 (Marathi); 154 (Nepali).
Total video plays in 2017: 96,163 (78,216 on YouTube and 17,947 on Vimeo).
APC Mobile app downloads as of December 2017: 4,840. An average of 300 users watch the daily devotional " LivingSupernaturally".
 
CHRYSALIS COUNSELING

Chrysalis Counseling is a way to bring strength, support and healing into individual lives both in the church and those outside. Over the course of this year, Chrysalis counseling served 26 Individuals, 9 Couples, and 6 families.  Chrysalis Counseling was also involved in premarital counseling.
 
CATALYST

Catalyst is an outreach into schools around Bangalore. Through the academic year in 2017 our Catalyst team of 7 people ministered in 6 schools, teaching Scripture and value education to students from grade 4 to grade 10, to a total of approximately 3000 students. Several of them committed their lives to Christ. We believe these seeds being sown today, will bear much fruit for the Kingdom in the days to come.
 
CAMPUS ELEVATES

Campus Elevates is our outreach into colleges & schools in Bangalore. During 2017 we hosted 35 Campus Elevates on 10 institution campuses, speaking several times to approximately 3040 individual students. We covered topics such as Power Habits, Positive Mental Attitudes, Timeless Principles for the Workplace, Fulfilling God's Purpose for your life, Work Smart, Foundations (APC Publication) etc.  APC publications/handouts were distributed at most Elevates. 
 
BIBLE COLLEGE (TWO YEAR DIPLOMA)

We graduated 11 students in 2017. We currently have 17 students in the first year batch, and 14 students in the second year. Currently enrolled students are from Andhra Pradesh, Bangalore, Bhutan, Nagaland, Assam, Nepal, Jharkhand, Shimoga, Darjeeling, Gadag, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Nagpur, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telangana and UK. In 2017 our expense toward the operations of Bible College was Rs 14,18,747.69 (Rs. 16,65,756.57 in 2016).
 
SHORT TERM BIBLE COLLEGES (STBC) : DIMAPUR & VARANASI (10 WEEKS PROGRAM)

In 2017, we had two Short Term Bible College at Dimapur (Nagaland) & Varanasi (UP) where 20 subjects were covered at each location. At Dimapur, Nagaland we graduated 25  students (Rs. 1,91,724/-was spent to host this STBC). At Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh we graduated  55 students  enrolled from  different states of North India (Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Uttarkhand & Chhattisgarh).  Our expense towards the STBC in Varanasi was Rs. 5,82,847/-.
 
MISSIONS

In 2017 APC hosted and ministered at Christian Leaders Conferences for pastors and leaders, and FOUNDATIONS for young people, as part of its missions work across India. Our 2017 missions trips took our teams to Mangalore, Mysore, Hassan (Karnataka), Chandigarh (Punjab), Kolkata (West Bengal), Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) Chikaldara (Maharashtra), Nabrangpur (Orissa). We ministered to about 1,355 Christian Leaders and 250 young people through these missions. We had a total of 11 individuals from APC travel on various mission teams in 2017.  The total expenses for missions work in 2017 was Rs. 10,19,925/- (Rs. 26,69,051/- in 2016)
 
APC OUTREACH CHURCHES

APC has 7 outreach churches in Mangalore, Karnataka (26 people), Raichur, Karnataka, (149 people in Raichur city, Sankanur village & Mansalapura), Kalyan, Maharashtra (136 people), Nashik, Maharashtra (47 people), Berhampur, Orissa (99 people), Baloda Bazar, Chhattisgarh (90 people), Kohima, Nagaland (52 people), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (57 people). We financially support these outreach churches as well as two travelling evangelists associated with APC.  In 2017 APC spent Rs. 20,15,967/-  (Rs 17,64,243/-  in 2016) in total for support of its outreach churches and its associated travelling ministers. This does not include the construction cost of the church buildings being constructed.
 
KARUNALAYA

Karunalaya is APC's ministry to help under-privileged children. APC currently has 3 girls being taken care as part of Karunalaya covering their education and hostel fees at Goodwill Girls high school & Gateway Ministries, in addition to personal care, nurture and oversight. In 2017 we spent Rs. 1,41,293/- (Rs. 1,71,008/- in 2016).
 
BANGALORE CHRISTIAN LEADERS MONTHLY MEETINGS

As a way to serve Pastors and Christian Leaders in Bangalore we jointly host a monthly inter-denominational Pastors and Christian leaders meeting on the second Wednesday of each month at Chancery Hotel.  On an average we had about 40 pastors attend. APC spent Rs 2,32,027/- (Rs 1,20,417/- in 2016) towards hosting these meetings in 2016 in Bangalore.
 
CONTRIBUTIONS TO OTHER MINISTRIES

We contributed a total of Rs 2,61,950/- to other churches/Ministries in India via contributions and purchase of equipment.
 

OUTREACH CHURCH CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Church Building Sankanur Village, Raichur, Karnataka: We spent Rs. 2 Lacs this year toward the completion of the interior work for the church building at Sankanur Village (near Raichur), Karnataka. The land was donated by the village panchayat.
Church Building, Baloda Bazar, Chhattisgarh: In Baloda Bazar we purchased land ( 1450 SFT) for Rs. 8.12 Lacs. We have spent a total of Rs. 10.71 Lacs on the construction of the church building so far. The interior work is currently in progress and should be completed by February 2018.

During 2017 we had about 324 First Time Visitors attend our English services. We saw about 79 people make a first time decision to follow Jesus during our English services (information based on decision cards). There has been a slight increase in average church attendance at our English services in 2017 (843 average attendance) over 2016 (789 average). Given that APC has a congregation of upwardly mobile professionals, we do see several individuals and families relocate out of Bangalore periodically.
 
 
 
The English congregation saw 67 water baptisms (53 baptisms in 2016) and welcomed 40 individuals as new members (59 new members in 2016). 
 
 
 
The English congregation has 29 Life Groups (26 Life Groups in 2016) with an average attendance of 263 people at Life Groups (31.2% of congregation) in total. 
 
 
 
Unless indicated otherwise, all financial data is as of Dec 26, 2017 for the current calendar year.
 
 
 
SECRET PLACE, FIVE DAYS OF PRAYER & 21 DAYS OF PRAYER
 
The Secret Place was held thrice in 2017 and the five days of prayer twice, in May and December. These are extended times of prayer, worship and intercession in God's presence which fuel us personally and as a local church body. In addition we continue to have 30 minutes of pre-service prayer on Sundays at all locations.
 
 
 
CHILDREN’S CHURCH
 
Children's Church has been growing in strength. Our goal here is to impart and train our children in the Word and the Spirit, as well as provide them with Life Skills. A highlight of this year was that our children were taught to flow in the supernatural through their talents and gifts. Another highlight was the children leading the entire service at APC central and part of our services in our other APC locations on 10 December.  This year, topics that were covered in children’s church include Local church, Doctrine of God, Biblical Covenants, Old and New Testament. Teen Talk are special sessions for Teens, on Sundays. In January and February the topics covered for grade 7 to 10 were on "A Biblical perspective on Yoga" and "Decision making". In the second half of 2017, Children's Church saw the launching of Kingdom Builders Clubs, which include Singing, Dance & Choreography, Art, Oratory & Scripture memorization, Healing & Deliverance, and Evangelism. This was a big step forward, in getting children actively engaged, learning and growing in specific areas f interest. In 2017, we had a total of 52 volunteers who serve as Children's Church ministers, serving our children.
 
 
 
KID'S CONFERENCE
 
APC's annual Kid's Conference is a great time for high energy impact on the lives of little children during the Summer holidays. This year's Kid's Conference was on the theme "Mission Possible", and had 96 kids in attendance. We had 38 volunteers serving the children. The total expenses for kids camp was Rs. 55,084/-.
 
 
 
YOUTH/PITSTOP
 
Serving our youth is exciting and in 2017 we saw God touching many young lives. We continued to focus on raising up a generation who are passionate for the Lord, full of the Word and the Spirit, faith and power, ready to impact and influence their world for Jesus Christ. The frequency of  PITSTOP youth services was reduced to once in three months and we focused on monthly youth meetings at each location. These youth meetings helped to build the youth and youth leaders at each location. The topics for these meetings were focused on application of God’s word in everyday life. There are about 10 strong youth leaders and few other upcoming leaders across locations.  
 
 
 
 YOUTH CAMP
 
The annual Summer Youth Camp is an exciting time for young people to connect, have fun and also grow together spiritually. This year we had our youth camp in Bangalore, about 130 APC young people attended. The theme for this year was focused on DISCOVERING – God’s purpose for our life. We had teaching and practical sessions to help young people to identify God’s purpose for their lives. We received some life changing testimonies. This was a powerful time spiritually and a great time to bond and fellowship. The total expenses were Rs. 1,22,607/- for Youth Camp 2017.
 
 
 
CHURCH CAMP
 
Our annual Church Camp is a great time of friendship, fellowship and growing together in the things of God. This year the theme was "Spirit-Led Culture, Community and Creativity". We had a total of 235 people attend one or more days of the church camp. The total expenses were Rs. 4,05,418/- for Church Camp 2017.
 
 
 
WEEKEND SCHOOLS AND WORKSHOPS
 
Weekend Schools and Workshops provide an additional avenue to equip people - those from APC as well as from other congregations. We ran our weekend schools on Prophetic Ministry (WSPM) twice, twice on Ministering Healing and Deliverance (WSHD), twice on Activating the Gifts of the Spirit (WSAGS), once on Marketplace Principles (WSMP) and once on Prayer and Intercession (WSP&I). Overall we had about 235 people trained through the Weekend Schools. We also held workshops on Personal Financial Planning twice & several youth oriented workshops (trained a little over 100 people totally)
 
 
 
PUBLICATIONS
 
Our publications are a major way for us to sow and invest into the lives of people not only within APC, but across our nation in many languages. Approximately 36,750 copies of APC books were printed in 2017. In 2017, 7 titles were translated in Kannada.  Our total expense, till end December 2017, in our publications ministry was Rs 17,03,989/- ­(Rs. 43,99,875/- in 2016) which includes cost of printing/re-printing our books in English and other languages, translation cost, packing and distribution costs. There is an increasing demand for APC's publications, in India as well as from churches in several other countries. We are also moving towards making our publications available in digital formats and via digital platforms.
 
 
 
TELEVISION PROGRAMS
 
APC's English program "LivingStrong!" is telecast on GodTV (Asia) every Monday evening at 9pm. In 2017 we spent a total of Rs 27,90,736/-  ­­­­­­­­­­­(Rs. 25,58,593/- in 2016) for production and telecast of our "LivingStrong!" programs. "LivingStrong!" is also carried on RakshanaTV covering the state of Andhra Pradesh. This is fully sponsored at no expense to APC.
 
 
 
INTERNET/MEDIA MINISTRY/LIVE STREAMING
 
In 2017 we launched our new website and our mobile app. These are actively being used by increasing number of people around the world.  We continue to strive to improve our live streaming. On an average, we have about 50 people join us via Live Stream on Sundays.
 
 
 
In 2017 people accessed our online resources from over 160+ countries.
 
Unique hits on Website in 2017: 1,82,685
 
Total PDF Publications downloaded in 2017:  58,399 (English);  5,810 (Hindi); 979 (Telugu); 878 (Kannada); 276 (Marathi); 154 (Nepali).
 
Total video plays in 2017: 96,163 (78,216 on YouTube and 17,947 on Vimeo).
 
APC Mobile app downloads as of December 2017: 4,840. An average of 300 users watch the daily devotional " LivingSupernaturally".
 
 
 
CHRYSALIS COUNSELING
 
Chrysalis Counseling is a way to bring strength, support and healing into individual lives both in the church and those outside. Over the course of this year, Chrysalis counseling served 26 Individuals, 9 Couples, and 6 families.  Chrysalis Counseling was also involved in premarital counseling.
 
 
 
CATALYST
 
Catalyst is an outreach into schools around Bangalore. Through the academic year in 2017 our Catalyst team of 7 people ministered in 6 schools, teaching Scripture and value education to students from grade 4 to grade 10, to a total of approximately 3000 students. Several of them committed their lives to Christ. We believe these seeds being sown today, will bear much fruit for the Kingdom in the days to come.
 
 
 
CAMPUS ELEVATES
 
Campus Elevates is our outreach into colleges & schools in Bangalore. During 2017 we hosted 35 Campus Elevates on 10 institution campuses, speaking several times to approximately 3040 individual students. We covered topics such as Power Habits, Positive Mental Attitudes, Timeless Principles for the Workplace, Fulfilling God's Purpose for your life, Work Smart, Foundations (APC Publication) etc.  APC publications/handouts were distributed at most Elevates. 
 
 
 
BIBLE COLLEGE (TWO YEAR DIPLOMA)
 
We graduated 11 students in 2017. We currently have 17 students in the first year batch, and 14 students in the second year. Currently enrolled students are from Andhra Pradesh, Bangalore, Bhutan, Nagaland, Assam, Nepal, Jharkhand, Shimoga, Darjeeling, Gadag, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Nagpur, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telangana and UK. In 2017 our expense toward the operations of Bible College was Rs 14,18,747.69 (Rs. 16,65,756.57 in 2016).
 
 
 
SHORT TERM BIBLE COLLEGES (STBC) : DIMAPUR & VARANASI (10 WEEKS PROGRAM)
 
In 2017, we had two Short Term Bible College at Dimapur (Nagaland) & Varanasi (UP) where 20 subjects were covered at each location. At Dimapur, Nagaland we graduated 25  students (Rs. 1,91,724/-was spent to host this STBC). At Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh we graduated  55 students  enrolled from  different states of North India (Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Uttarkhand & Chhattisgarh).  Our expense towards the STBC in Varanasi was Rs. 5,82,847/-.
 
 
 
MISSIONS
 
In 2017 APC hosted and ministered at Christian Leaders Conferences for pastors and leaders, and FOUNDATIONS for young people, as part of its missions work across India. Our 2017 missions trips took our teams to Mangalore, Mysore, Hassan (Karnataka), Chandigarh (Punjab), Kolkata (West Bengal), Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) Chikaldara (Maharashtra), Nabrangpur (Orissa). We ministered to about 1,355 Christian Leaders and 250 young people through these missions. We had a total of 11 individuals from APC travel on various mission teams in 2017.  The total expenses for missions work in 2017 was Rs. 10,19,925/- (Rs. 26,69,051/- in 2016)
 
 
 
APC OUTREACH CHURCHES
 
APC has 7 outreach churches in Mangalore, Karnataka (26 people), Raichur, Karnataka, (149 people in Raichur city, Sankanur village & Mansalapura), Kalyan, Maharashtra (136 people), Nashik, Maharashtra (47 people), Berhampur, Orissa (99 people), Baloda Bazar, Chhattisgarh (90 people), Kohima, Nagaland (52 people), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (57 people). We financially support these outreach churches as well as two travelling evangelists associated with APC.  In 2017 APC spent Rs. 20,15,967/-  (Rs 17,64,243/-  in 2016) in total for support of its outreach churches and its associated travelling ministers. This does not include the construction cost of the church buildings being constructed.
 
 
 
KARUNALAYA
 
Karunalaya is APC's ministry to help under-privileged children. APC currently has 3 girls being taken care as part of Karunalaya covering their education and hostel fees at Goodwill Girls high school & Gateway Ministries, in addition to personal care, nurture and oversight. In 2017 we spent Rs. 1,41,293/- (Rs. 1,71,008/- in 2016).
 
 
 
BANGALORE CHRISTIAN LEADERS MONTHLY MEETINGS
 
As a way to serve Pastors and Christian Leaders in Bangalore we jointly host a monthly inter-denominational Pastors and Christian leaders meeting on the second Wednesday of each month at Chancery Hotel.  On an average we had about 40 pastors attend. APC spent Rs 2,32,027/- (Rs 1,20,417/- in 2016) towards hosting these meetings in 2016 in Bangalore.
 
 
 
CONTRIBUTIONS TO OTHER MINISTRIES
 
We contributed a total of Rs 2,61,950/- to other churches/Ministries in India via contributions and purchase of equipment.
 
 
 
OUTREACH CHURCH CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
 
Church Building Sankanur Village, Raichur, Karnataka: We spent Rs. 2 Lacs this year toward the completion of the interior work for the church building at Sankanur Village (near Raichur), Karnataka. The land was donated by the village panchayat.
 
Church Building, Baloda Bazar, Chhattisgarh: In Baloda Bazar we purchased land ( 1450 SFT) for Rs. 8.12 Lacs. We have spent a total of Rs. 10.71 Lacs on the construction of the church building so far. The interior work is currently in progress and should be completed by February 2018.

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