MCC Stewardship Lists – December 2010

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Metropolitan Community Churches
Tearing Down Walls.  Building Up Hope.

Leadership in Stewardship Listings for December 2010

Dear MCC Friend:

In these listings we recognize and congratulate MCC congregations for their achievements and leadership in the areas of generous giving and attendance.

Below you will find 4 lists, each of which spotlights a particular aspect of Leadership in Stewardship for the month of December 2010.

  • Participation in Early Contributions — featuring churches who have discharged their tithe obligations by participating in “pay as you go” contributions and/or whose tithe remittances are verifiably deposited into MCC denominational accounts prior to the stated due date;
  • Total Tithe Amount — based on the total Base Tithe and Generous in Faith contributions of local churches within broad attendance groupings;
  • Per Capita Giving — based on the ratio of reporting churches’ tithable (after exemptions) income and total attendance for the month; and
  • Gains in Attendance — listing churches across the denomination whose average weekly attendance in December 2010 increased by 10% or more as compared to December of 2009.
These lists are prepared from deposit records and data supplied by churches in the monthly reports they have submitted to the administrative offices in Abilene, Texas (USA). For your church to be eligible for inclusion in these lists, your report and payment(s) must be dated on or before the 10th of the month and received on or before the 20th of the month, as part of our covenant of ministry.

I am pleased to share these “Leadership in Stewardship” lists and to include the website addresses of listed churches.

Grace and peace,

Rev. Nancy L. Wilson
Moderator
Metropolitan Community Churches

DECEMBER 2010

LEADERSHIP in EARLY CONTRIBUTIONS
Forty-three churches participated in early payment by sending intentional pre-pay installments on tithes not yet due, by remitting tithes on their income as it was received, and/or by ensuring that their contribtuions were verifiably deposited in MCC denominational accounts on/before 9 January. Those churches, in no particular order, are:

FirstCoast MCC – St. Augustine, Florida  (Intentional Pre-Pay)

www.firstcoastmcc.org

Healing Spirit MCC — Rochester, Minnesota (Now Closed)

www.hsmcc.org

All God’s Children MCC – Minneapolis, Minnesota

www.agcmcc.org

MCC of the Coachella Valley – Cathedral City, California

www.mcccv.org

Sunshine Cathedral MCC – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida  (Intentional Pre-Pay)

www.sunshinecathedral.org

Peninsula MCC – San Mateo, California

www.peninsulamcc.org

Heartland MCC – Springfield, Illinois  (Intentional Pre-Pay)

www.heartlandcommunitymcc.org

New Spirit Community Church MCC/UCC/DOC – Berkeley, California

www.newspiritchurch.org

Gentle Shepherd MCC – Tallahassee, Florida

www.gentleshepherdmcc.com

MCC Ocala – Ocala, Florida

no website

New Creation MCC – Columbus, Ohio  (Intentional Pre-Pay)

www.newcreationmcc.org

Harvest MCC – Denton, Texas

www.harvestmcc.org

Milwaukee MCC – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

www.milmcc.org

New Life MCC – Charlotte, North Carolina

www.newlifemccnc.org

MCC Elizabethtown – Elizabethtown, Kentucky

www.mccetown.com

MCC Washington D.C. – Washington, District of Columbia  (Intentional Pre-Pay)

www.mccdc.com

MCC Albuquerque – Albuquerque, New Mexico

www.mccabq.com

Exodus MCC – Abilene, Texas

www.exodusmcc.org

Redeemer MCC – Flint, Michigan

www.redeemermcc.org

St. Jude’s MCC – Wilmington, North Carolina

www.stjudesmcc.org

LifeJourney MCC – Indianapolis, Indiana

www.jesusmcc.org

King of Peace MCC – St. Petersburg, Florida  (Intentional Pre-Pay)

www.kingofpeace.com

Agape MCC – Ft. Worth, Texas

www.agap.stlgo.com

MCC of the Quad Cities – Davenport, Iowa

www.mccqc.org

Central Texas MCC – Waco, Texas

www.centexmcc.com

MCC Sacred Journey – Hendersonville, North Carolina

no website

Gentle Shepherd MCC – Phoenix, Arizona  (Intentional Pre-Pay)

www.gsmcc.org

First MCC of Kansas – Wichita, Kansas

www.mccwichita.com

MCC Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada

www.mcclv.com

MCC of Topeka – Topeka, Kansas

www.mcctopeka.org

Cornerstone MCC – Mobile, Alabama

www.cornerstonemccchurch.com

Treasure Valley MCC – Boise, Idaho

https://groups.yahoo.com/group/mccboise/

Brightwaves MCC – Brighton, England  (Intentional Pre-Pay)

www.brightwavesmcc.org

Sunrise MCC – Lancaster, California (to become Antelope Valley MCC)

www.sunrisemcc.com

Reconciliation MCC – Grand Rapids, Michigan

www.reconciliationmcc.org

a church 4 me? MCC – Chicago, Illinois

www.achurch4me.org

Appalachian MCC – Charleston, West Virginia

www.appalachianmcc.org

MCC Boston – Boston, Massachusetts  (Intentional Pre-Pay)

www.mccboston.org

Open Arms MCC – Pahoa, Hawaii

www.openarmspuna.com

New Spirit MCC – Cincinnati, Ohio

www.newspiritmcc.com

MCC New Haven – New Haven, Connecticut

www.mccnh.org

SunCoast Cathedral MCC – Venice, Florida

www.suncoastmcc.org

MCC San Diego – San Diego, California

www.themetchurch.org

DECEMBER 2010
LEADERSHIP in TOTAL CONTRIBUTION AMOUNTS
(Payment made on/before 10 January and received on/before 20 January)

Many of our churches have participated in one of the size summits that have been conducted over the past year and are now aware of the church size theory approach which categorizes churches into four different groupings based on average weekly attendance:  fewer than 50, 51 to 150, 151 to 350, and more than 350.  In keeping with an increased focus on size considerations, these leadership in contributions listings are subdivided accordingly.  In that MCC comprises more smaller than larger churches, there are more churches listed in the “under 150” categories than in the “over 150” categories.

2010 AVERAGE WEEKLY ATTENDANCE OF MORE THAN 350

LifeJourney MCC – Indianapolis, IN                                               $3,847.71

AWA = 397          www.jesusmcc.org

Sunshine Cathedral MCC – Ft. Lauderdale, FL                       $2,998.92

AWA = 597         www.sunshinecathedral.org

2010 AVERAGE WEEKLY ATTENDANCE OF 151 to 350

MCC San Diego – San Diego, CA                                         $5,691.09

AWA = 308          www.themetchurch.org

MCC Washington D.C. – Washington, DC                             $5,123.41

AWA = 242           www.mccdc.com

All God’s Children MCC – Minneapolis, MN                           $4,354.13

AWA = 239         www.agcmcc.org

King of Peace MCC – St. Petersburg, FL                               $3,469.49

AWA = 242          www.kingofpeacemcc.com

2010 AVERAGE WEEKLY ATTENDANCE OF 51 to 150

St. John’s MCC – Raleigh, NC                                               $4,108.60

AWA = 136          www.stjohnsmcc.org

MCC of Northern Virginia – Fairfax, VA                                   $3,404.51

AWA = 74            www.mccnova.com

MCC of the Lehigh Valley – Alentown, PA                              $2,980.57

AWA = 116           www.mcclv.org

FirstCoast MCC – St. Augustine, FL                                     $2,206.50

AWA = 71            www.firstcoastmcc.org

MCC Knoxville – Knoxville, TN                                              $1,907.32

AWA = 102           www.mccknoxville.org

MCC of Greater Dallas – Dallas, TX                                       $1,787.04

AWA = 63            www.mccgd.org

MCC Lubbock – Lubbock, TX                                                $1,725.39

AWA = 76            www.mcclubbock.org

2010 AVERAGE WEEKLY ATTENDANCE OF FEWER THAN 51

Gentle Shepherd MCC – Tallahassee, FL                               $1,121.58

AWA = 39            www.gentleshepherdmcc.com

Peninsula MCC – San Mateo, CA                                          $1,112.45

AWA = 45            www.peninsulamcc.org

MCC New Haven – New Haven, CT                                         $  900.62

AWA = 41            www.mccnh.org

New Creation MCC – Columbus, OH                                       $  848.90

AWA = 35           www.newcreationmcc.org

MCC in El Paso – El Paso, TX                                               $  742.56

AWA = 46          www.mccelpaso.com

MCC Ocala – Ocala, FL                                                        $  712.01

AWA = 20          no website

Imago Dei MCC – Gradyville, PA                                            $  586.03

AWA = 28          www.imagodeimcc.org

Open Arms MCC – Pahoa, HI                                                $  579.68

AWA = 30          www.openarmspuna.com

Emerald City MCC – Seattle, WA                                          $  558.94

AWA = 30          www.mccseattle.org

MCC Sacred Journey – Hendersonville, NC                             $  510.10

AWA = 30          no website

NON-NORTH AMERICAN CHURCHES (approx USD amts)

$1.00 AUD ≈ $1.02 USD;  £1.00 ≈ $1.55 USD

Brightwaves MCC – Brighton, ENG                                        $  386.78

AWA = 37           www.brightwavesmcc.org

MCC Good Shepherd – Granville, NSW                                  $  298.46

AWA = 36           www.mccgoodshepherd.com

MCC Brisbane – Brisbane, QLD                                            $  295.29

AWA = 20           www.mccbris.asn.au

DECEMBER 2010
LEADERSHIP in ATTENDANCE GAINS
Eighteen churches reported increases of 10% or more in average weekly attendance for December 2010 (as compared to December 2009.)

Reconciliation MCC – Grand Rapids, MI                              148.8%

www.reconciliationmcc.org

MCC San Diego – San Diego, CA                                         85.4%

www.themetchurch.org

MCC Baltimore – Baltimore, MD                                            60.1%

www.mccbaltimore.org

MCC Montana – Great Falls, MT                                            42.5%

www.mccmontanagf.org

Gentle Shepherd MCC – Phoenix, AZ                                     36.8%

www.gsmcc.org

Sunrise MCC – Lancaster, CA                                               36.1%

www.sunrisemcc.com (to become Antelope Valley MCC)

MCC of the Blue Ridge – Roanoke, VA                                   32.7%

www.mccblueridge.com

New Light MCC – Hagerstown, MD                                        32.2%

www.newlightmcc.com

MCC Omaha – Omaha, NE                                                   29.8%

www.mccomaha.org

MCC Knoxville – Knoxville, TN                                               28.5%

www.mccknoxville.org

Treasure Valley MCC – Boise, ID                                          28.1%

https://groups.yahoo.com/group.mccboise/

Christ Chapel MCC – Santa Ana, CA                                     25.9%

www.christchapelmcc.org

SunCoast Cathedral MCC – Venice, FL                                  24.8%

www.suncoastmcc.org

MCC Auckland – Auckland, NZ                                              20.0%

no website

Emerald City MCC – Seattle, WA                                          18.8%

www.mccseattle.org

MCC of the Lehigh Valley – Allentown, PA                              14.8%

www.mcclv.org

Cornerstone MCC – Mobile, AL                                              12.7%

www.cornerstonemccchurch.com

MCC Washington D.C. – Washington, DC                               11.2%

www.mccdc.com

DECEMBER 2010
LEADERSHIP in PER CAPITA GIVING
(Payment made on/before 10 January and received on/before 20 January)
NORTH AMERICAN CHURCHES

MCC of Northern Virginia – Fairfax, VA                               $89.75

www.mccnova.com

St. John’s MCC – Raleigh, NC                                           $81.68

www.stjohnsmcc.org

Imani MCC – Durham, NC                                                 $78.86

www.imanimcc.org

Gentle Shepherd MCC – Tallahassee, FL                           $59.09

www.gentleshepherdmcc.com

New Creation MCC – Columbus, OH                                  $52.66

www.newcreationmcc.org

Imago Dei MCC – Gradyville, PA                                       $51.10

www.imagodeimcc.org

MCC Ocala – Ocala, FL                                                    $50.71

no website

MCC Sacred Journey – Hendersonville, NC                         $47.28

no website

MCC of Greater Dallas – Dallas, TX                                    $47.24

www.mccgd.org

MCC New Haven – New Haven, CT                                     $46.96

www.mccnh.org

Open Door MCC – Boyds, MD                                           $46.46

www.opendoormcc.com

MCC of the Blue Ridge – Roanoke, VA                               $46.32

www.mccblueridge.com

MCC of Baton Rouge – Baton Rouge, LA                            $43.48

www.mccbr.org

FirstCoast MCC – St. Augustine, FL                                   $43.04

www.firstcoastmcc.org

Open Arms MCC – Pahoa, HI                                            $42.47

www.openarmspuna.com

All God’s Children MCC – Minneapolis, MN                         $41.81

www.agcmcc.org

MCC Washington D.C. – Washington, DC                           $41.79

www.mccdc.com

MCC of the Lehigh Valley – Allentown, PA                           $41.31

www.mcclv.org

MCC of Topeka – Topeka, KS                                             $38.49

www.mcctopeka.org

Emerald City MCC – Seattle, WA                                        $37.71

www.mccseattle.org

NON-NORTH AMERICAN CHURCHES             (approx. USD amounts)

$1.00 AUD ≈ $1.02 USD; £1.00 ≈ $1.55 USD

MCC in East London – London, ENG                                   $33.80

www.mcceastlondon.org.uk

Living Springs MCC – Bath, ENG                                        $30.64

www.mccbath.org.uk

MCC Brisbane – Brisbane, QLD                                          $24.16

www.mccbrisbane.org