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Northshore Community Church

2020

Annual Report


2020 Baptisms

45


2020 Total Giving

$3,092,435

2020 Budget

$3,066,500

Budget and Revenue

As Covid-19 swept the globe, left many communities in need of resources and hope, our Northshore family responded with exponential impact by giving away over $1M to support local families, nonprofits and global ministry partners. We did all of this because we truly believe that Jesus can change everything for anyone.

Vision House

Our region has always faced a housing crisis, and COVID-19 has only made it worse on families struggling to get by. Those needs in our community are exactly why we are so excited to continue partnering with Vision House, an organization that has helped those facing housing insecurity get back their feet. Recently, because of the generosity of our Northshore family, we were able to give Vision House $60,000 to help build 10 new apartments, which they hope to move families into over the next few months.

$60,000

raised to help build 10 apartment units

Life Care Center

Since the COVID-19 outbreak first reached the Seattle area, we've been finding opportunities to continue being a church that is together for our neighbors. It all started with our partnership with the Life Care Center of Kirkland, where many of the first cases were confirmed in our state. As a church family, we've been able to provide over 2,000 meals for their staff over the last month, all so that they could continue doing their amazing work of taking care of others.

2,000

meals provided for the Life Care Center staff

Woodinville Storehouse

Thanks to your generosity, we were able to surpass our goal of 1,500 bags and collect 2,100 bags of groceries for families in need, all in one day! We are so encouraged that especially in a time of heightened stress, tension and need, we can count on our church family to come through to care for those around them.

2100

bags of groceries and $11,682 raised

Toy Shop

Every year, we invite families from our community to join us for an event called Toy Shop. This year, we were able to collect 3,000 toys to bless over 300 local families. After Toy Shop, families are invited back to attend a Sunday morning breakfast with their host, many of whom go on to become active at Northshore.

3,000

toys given to 300 families


Who We Are

We are a church that loves Jesus and loves people. Here at Northshore, everybody’s welcome and nobody’s perfect, which means you can come as you and be loved as you are. And we want to do everything we can do to help you become all that God has created you to be. No matter your background, you are welcome here. We believe in a God full of love, grace, power and forgiveness.

Our Mission:

To lead people into life-changing relationships with Jesus, because Jesus can change everything for anyone.

Our Vision:

To be a church that is together for our neighbors, the next generation and those in need, so the Puget Sound and beyond can flourish.


Our Mission:
Our Mission:

We dream big and pray bigger.

Northshore Online

200,000

livestream views

4,580

social media followers

When we launched Northshore online in September, we had no idea how immensely God would use that platform in its first year. Over 200,000 messages have been viewed by people throughout the eastside, across the country and around the world.

Northshore Online

Kids

300

Families partnered with

This year, we were able to partner with 300 families with kids in leading the next generation into life-changing relationships with Jesus. From baby dedication, to Kids Summer Adventure, and everything in between, we are honored to come alongside both parents and kids, equipping them with the resources to grow in relationships with God and each other!

“While participating in KSA BOLT, my three kids made the life-changing decision to give their lives to Jesus and be baptized. Their baptisms at Northshore were truly special and will be remembered forever.” - Tamryn, Parent

Kids

Students

234

Families partnered with

While transitioning to operate online, our Student Ministry came up with new and creative ways to engage with middle and high school students. This year, we were able to partner with 234 families with students to help young people find and follow Jesus.

“The Student Ministry has been able to bring on new, fun and creative ideas for how I can grow in the relationships that have been incredibly influential in my life; with my peers, leaders and God” - Student

Students



We are ministry contributors, not ministry consumers.

700We are ministry contributors, not ministry consumers.

people serving & over 15,000 volunteer hours for the year

“I love serving because it connects me to others and gives me a sense of community. It is through serving others that I have found Jesus and His profound love for me.” - Amber, Guest Services Team

120We are ministry contributors, not ministry consumers.

attended Starting Point

Starting Point helps people in our Northshore family, both new and old, grasp our mission and vision, and discover life-giving ways to be an active part of our church community. Whether in person or over Zoom, this year, our Starting Point experience helped 120 people learn more about Northshore, get connected in Life Groups and start serving.

“I wanted to learn more about Northshore and to get to know the community! Since we moved to Kirkland right as churches went virtual, we were not able to visit any churches, so this was our way of visiting.” - Kate, Starting Point Online

We are ministry contributors, not ministry consumers.


We love people unconditionally.

LIFE GROUPS

708

ADULTS IN LIFE GROUPS

Life groups provide people from all walks of life the opportunity to connect and have spiritual conversations with one another. In a season where many are feeling more isolated, Life Groups are more important than ever. Through the pandemic, all of our Life Groups have shifted to virtual meetings and are welcoming new people into their communities, some of whom have never stepped foot on our physical campus.

Be the Bridge

As we continue talking about racial reconciliation as a church community, we’re encouraging our Northshore family to do some learning in this area. In the past year, we had 22 people participate in Be the Bridge groups and have 127 involved in our Bridge Builders ministry. Pastor Scotty also participated in a roundtable discussion with three other local pastors: Pastor Anthony Ballard, Pastor Harvey Drake and Dr. Scott Dudley. They discussed injustice, racism, lament and what our response as Christians should look like.



We keep Jesus at the center.

Alpha

125

Even with restrictions in place, we were able to see over 100 people through Alpha, where they could explore their faith and ask questions in a safe space. Jesus is still changing lives here in the Puget Sound and beyond, and we are thrilled to be part of that mission.

PEOPLE PARTICIPATED IN ALPHA

“For me, it was a nice transition back into the Church. It felt like a much safer space than the previous times I've made the attempt and provided some encouragement that church can be a supportive environment. I have been attending online services, and it is my current plan to attend Northshore once I've moved up there.“ - Alpha Participant

Alpha

Support & Recovery

50%

Northshore offers both group and one-to-one support for those who need a safe and confidential space to navigate relationships, find comfort and grow. Whether it's help walking through a particularly difficult season, or just exploring wholeness, everyone has the opportunity to seek care.

OF ATTENDEES ARE FROM THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

“When my friend heard about my care experience here at Northshore, she was astounded that a church was out there providing such resources.” -Support & Recovery Participant

55

PEOPLE SERVED THROUGH ONE TO ONE CARE

Support & Recovery



We are here for those who aren't here.

Global Outreach

21 mission partners in 20 countries around the world

$700k

GIVEN TO MISSIONS

78

CHURCH-PLANTING PASTORS

5

SHORT-TERM TEAMS SENT OUT

A team from Northshore travelled to India in February to continue our partnership with YWAM and train local pastors and lay leaders at the Living Waters Training Center in Patalpani. They also ministered to the children in the slum schools and visited the site where land has been set aside for a permanent school.

“We visited the school at the Ambamoliya slum. It serves children from the slum as well as children from the surrounding community. Notably, a Hindu came to inspect the school and observed to the principal that ‘[she] must be Christian, because only Christians do this work.’” - Mission Trip Participant

Global Outreach


We lead the way with irrational generosity.

Compassion Fund

$298,595

Given to date

The Compassion Fund is set aside to provide help to those in our Northshore family and those within our local community who are facing financial hardships. The assistance we give can be in the form of food cards, bill payments or other types of resources.