Stewardship Listings: November 2010

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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 November 2010.

  • Participation in Early Contributions — featuring churches who have discharged their tithe obligations by participating in “pay as you go” contributions and/or churches who timed their tithe remittances to allow deposit into MCC accounts prior to the stated due date;
  • Total Tithe Amount — based on the total 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 — highlighting churches, both large and small and from across the denomination, whose average weekly attendance increased by 10% or more as compared to the previous month.
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

NOVEMBER 2010

LEADERSHIP in EARLY CONTRIBUTIONS


Forty-five 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 deposited in MCC denominational accounts on/before 9 December. Those churches, in no particular order, are:

MCC Baltimore – Baltimore, Maryland

www.mccbaltimore.org

Open Door MCC – Boyds, Maryland

www.opendoormcc.com

Central Texas MCC – Waco, Texas

www.centexmcc.com

MCC Boston – Boston, Massachusetts

www.mccboston.org

MCC of Baton Rouge – Baton Rouge, Louisana

www.mccbr.org

MCC Brisbane – Brisbane, Queensland

www.mccbris.asn.au

MCC Portland – Portland, Oregon

www.mccportland.com

MCC of the Quad Cities – Davenport, Iowa

www.mccqc.org

MCC of the Palm Beaches – West Palm Beach, Florida

www.mccpalmbeach.org

King of Peace MCC – Saint Petersburg, Florida

www.kingofpeacemcc.com

Sunshine Cathedral MCC – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

www.sunshinecathedral.org

St. John the Apostle MCC – Fort Myers, Florida

www.sjamcc.com

MCC Good Shepherd – Granville, New South Wales

www.mccgoodshepherd.com

Victory Garden MCC – Clovis, New Mexico

www.victorygardenmcc.com

New Spirit MCC – Cincinnati, Ohio

www.newspiritmcc.com

MCC Washington D.C. – Washington, District of Columbia

www.mccdc.com

Sunrise MCC – Lancaster, California

www.sunrisemcc.com

MCC Ocala – Ocala, Florida

www.mccocala.com

MCC Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada

www.mcclv.com

MCC of Greater Dallas – Dallas, Texas

www.mccgd.org

Healing Spirit MCC – Rochester, Minnesota

www.hsmcc.org

MCC South London – London, England

www.mccsouthlondon.co.uk

MCC Elizabethtown – Elizabethtown, Kentucky

www.mccetown.com

Cornerstone MCC – Mobile, Alabama

www.cornerstonemccchurch.com

Exodus MCC – Abilene, Texas

www.exodusmcc.org

Milwaukee MCC – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

www.milmcc.org

Reconciliation MCC – Grand Rapids, Michigan

www.reconciliationmcc.org

Harvest MCC – Denton, Texas

www.harvestmcc.org

New Creation MCC – Columbus, Ohio

www.newcreationmcc.org

MCC Montana – Great Falls, Montana

www.mccmontanagf.org

Promise MCC – Dallas, Texas

www.promisemcc.org

Living Springs MCC – Bath, England

www.mccbath.org.uk

Appalachian MCC – charleston, West Virginia

www.appalachianmcc.org

MCC of Topeka – Topeka, Kansas

www.mcctopeka.org

MCC Omaha – Omaha, Nebraska

www.mccomaha.org

Heartland MCC – Springfield, Illinois

www.heartlandcommunitymcc.org

LifeJourney MCC – Indianapolis, Indiana

www.jesus mcc.org

Spirit of Life MCC – New Port Richey, Flroida

www.spiritoflifemcc.org

a church 4 me? MCC – Chicago, Illinois

www.achurch4me.org

First MCC of Kansas – Wichita, Kansas

www.mccwichita.com

Spirit of Hope MCC – Kansas City, Missouri

www.spiritofhopemcckc.org

River of Life MCC – Tri-Citites, Washington

www.riveroflifemcc.org

Gentle Shepherd MCC – Phoenix, Arizona

www.gsmcc.org

FirstCoast MCC – Saint Augustine, Florida

www.firstcoastmcc.org

MCC Sacred Journey – Hendersonville, North Carolina

no website

NOVEMBER 2010
LEADERSHIP in TOTAL CONTRIBUTION AMOUNTS
(Payment made on/before 10 Decemberand received on/before 20 December)

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, we have revised these stewardship listings and are now reporting leadership in contributions within each size category.  In that MCC comprises more smaller than larger churches, there will be more churches listed in the “under 150” categories than in the “over 150” categories.

NOVEMBER AVERAGE WEEKLY ATTENDANCE OF MORE THAN 350

LifeJourney MCC – Indianapolis, IN                                               $3,657.03

AWA = 379          www.jesusmcc.org

NOVEMBER AVERAGE WEEKLY ATTENDANCE OF 151 to 350

King of Peace MCC – St. Petersburg, FL                               $4,671.92

AWA = 236           www.kingofpeacemcc.com

MCC Washington D.C. – Washington, DC                             $3,590.07

AWA = 251           www.mccdc.com

MCC San Diego – San Diego, CA                                         $3,214.32

AWA = 297          www.themetchurch.org

All God’s Children MCC – Minneapolis, MN                           $2,837.71

AWA = 199           www.agcmcc.org

MCC Austin at Freedom Oaks – Austin, TX                            $2,097.72

AWA = 249           www.mccaustin.com

MCC of Tampa – Tampa, FL                                                  $2,063.14

AWA = 164           www.mcctampa.com

NOVEMBER AVERAGE WEEKLY ATTENDANCE OF 51 to 150

MCC of Northern Virginia – Fairfax, VA                                   $2,880.83

AWA = 69             www.mccnova.com

MCC of Baton Rouge – Baton Rouge, LA                               $1,650.32

AWA = 66            www.mccbr.org

MCC of the Lehigh Valley – Alentown, PA                              $1,481.73

AWA = 113           www.mcclv.org

MCC of Greater Dallas – Dallas, TX                                       $1,433.92

AWA = 66            www.mccgd.org

SunCoast Cathedral MCC – Venice, FL                                 $1,335.69

AWA = 102          www.suncoastmcc.org

MCC Charlotte – Charlotte, NC                                             $1,316.80

AWA = 104          www.mcccharlotte.org

MCC Detroit – Ferndale, MI                                                  $1,291.97

AWA = 124          www.mccdetroit.org

MCC of the Palm Beaches – West Palm Beach, FL               $1,272.86

AWA = 92            www.mccpalmbeach.org

MCC Knoxville – Knoxville, TN                                              $1,260.86

AWA = 115           www.mccknoxville.org

NOVEMBER AVERAGE WEEKLY ATTENDANCE OF FEWER THAN 51

Peninsula MCC – San Mateo, CA                                          $1,004.31

AWA = 42            www.peninsulamcc.org

Valley Minsitries MCC – Stockton, CA                                   $  843.62

AWA = 45           www.valleyministries.com

Open Door MCC – Boyds, MD                                              $  822.77

AWA = 46           www.opendoormcc.com

Gentle Shepherd MCC – Phoenix, AZ                                   $   634.99

AWA = 41            www.gsmcc.org

Promise MCC – Dallas, TX                                                   $  596.71

AWA = 45           www.promisemcc.org

Imani MCC – Durham, NC                                                   $  573.30

AWA = 30          www.imanimcc.org

Open Arms MCC – Pahoa, HI                                               $  567.47

AWA = 27          www.openarmspuna.com

New Creation MCC – Columbus, OH                                     $  515.51

AWA = 30           www.newcreationmcc.org

NON-NORTH AMERICAN CHURCHES (approx USD amts)

$1.00 AUD ≈ $0.96 USD;  £1.00 ≈ $1.56 USD

MCC Good Shepherd – Granville, NSW                               $  349.99

AWA = 35           www.mccgoodshepherd.com

MCC Brisbane – Brisbane, QLD                                         $  245.10

AWA = 19          www.mccbrisbane.org

MCC South London – London, ENG                                   $  177.55

AWA = 22           www.mccsouthlondon.co.uk

Living Springs MCC – Bath, ENG                                       $  164.80

AWA = 17           www.mccbath.org.uk

NOVEMBER 2010
LEADERSHIP in ATTENDANCE GAINS


Twenty churches reported increases of 10% or more in average weekly attendance for November (as compared to October).

Sunrise MCC – Lancaster, CA                                               44.3%

www.sunrisemcc.com

Milwaukee MCC – Milwaukee, WI                                          39.8%

www.milmcc.org

Imani MCC – Durham, NC                                                     36.5%

www.imanimcc.org

MCC Baltimore – Baltimore, MD                                            30.2%

www.mccbaltimore.org

Living Springs MCC – Bath, ENG                                           28.8%

www.mccbath.org.uk

St. John’s MCC – Raleigh, NC                                               25.2%

www.stjohnsmcc.org

MCC of the Rockies – Denver, CO                                         23.7%

www.mccrockies.org

Victory Garden MCC – Clovis, NM                                         23.7%

www.victorygardehmcc.com

Reconciliation MCC – Grand Rapids, MI                                19.0%

www.reconciliationmcc.org

Heartland MCC – Springfield, IL                                            17.4%

www.heartlandcommunitymcc.org

MCC Omaha – Omaha, NE                                                  16.7%

www.mccomaha.org

First MCC of Kansas – Wichita, KS                                       16.1%

www.mccwichita.com

MCC Knoxville – Knoxville, TN                                               15.5%

www.mccknoxville.org

King of Peace MCC – St. Petersburg, FL                                15.5%

www.kingofpeacemcc.com

St. John the Apostle MCC – Ft. Myers, FL                              14.8%

www.sjamcc.com

MCC Washington D.C. – Washington, DC                               14.1%

www.mccdc.com

Cornerstone MCC – Mobile, AL                                               13.5%

www.cornerstonemccchurch.com

SunCoast Cathedral MCC – Venice, FL                                   12.3%

www.suncoastmcc.org

Open Door MCC – Boyds, MD                                                12.2%

www.opendoormcc.com

MCC of the Lehigh Valley – Allentown, PA                               11.6%

www.mcclv.org

NOVEMBER 2010
LEADERSHIP in PER CAPITA GIVING
(Payment made on/before 10 December and received on/before 20 December)


NORTH AMERICAN CHURCHES

MCC of Northern Virginia – Fairfax, VA                               $73.69

www.mccnova.com

MCC of Baton Rouge – Baton Rouge, LA                            $48.45

www.mccbr.org

Imani MCC – Durham, NC                                                  $48.18

www.imanimcc.org

Peninsula MCC – San Mateo, CA                                      $45.71

www.peninsulamcc.org

MCC of Greater Dallas – Dallas, TX                                   $41.94

www.mccgd.org

Open Arms MCC – Pahoa, HI                                            $41.18

www.openarmspuna.com

King of Peace MCC – St. Petersburg, FL                            $38.07

www.kingofpeacemcc.com

MCC San Jose – San Jose, CA                                         $36.60

www.mccsj.org

Valley Ministries – Stockton, CA                                       $36.46

www.valleyministries.com

New Spirit Community Church MCC/UCC                          $36.28

www.newspiritchurch.org

Open Door MCC – Boyds, MD                                          $34.40

www.opendoormcc.com

Exodus MCC – Abilene, TX                                              $34.11

www.exodusmcc.org

New Creation MCC – Columbus, OH                                 $33.61

www.newcreationmcc.org

SunCoast Cathedral MCC – Venice, FL                             $32.82

www.suncoastmcc.org

MCC of Topeka – Topeka, KS                                           $31.50

www.mcctopeka.org

MCC Portland – Portland, OR                                           $39.98

www.mccportland.com

FirstCoast MCC – St. Augustine, FL                                 $30.86

www.firstcoastmcc.org

Heartland MCC – Springfield, IL                                        $30.65

www.heartlandcommunitymcc.org

New Spirit MCC – Cincinnati, OH                                     $30.02

www.newspiritmcc.com

Gentle Shepherd MCC – Phoenix, AZ                               $29.78

www.gsmcc.org

NON-NORTH AMERICAN CHURCHES             (approx. USD amounts)

$1.00 NZD ≈ $0.75 USD; $1.00 AUD ≈ $0.96 USD; £1.00 ≈ $1.56 USD

MCC Brisbane – Brisbane, QLD                                       $24.81

www.mccbrisbane.org

Living Springs MCC – Bath, ENG                                     $18.64

www.mccbath.org.uk

MCC Good Shepherd – Granville, NSW                            $16.90

www.mccgoodshepherd.com

MCC Auckland – Auckland, NZ                                        $15.84

no website

MCC South London – London, ENG                                $13.45

www.mccsouthlondon.co.uk