Over the past four years, God has exceeded our expectations in every way. We can’t believe we get to be part of such a beautiful, vibrant community of faith. VOUS is special, and it wouldn’t be what it is without the service and sacrifice of people like you!
We've compiled this annual report to provide some visibility into the impact that you are having as a partner of the vision and mission of VOUS Church.
As you browse this report, we hope you are reminded of the many lives around the world that have been impacted because of your generosity, your prayers, and your support for VOUS.
Look at what we can accomplish together!
Total decisions for Jesus in 2019
Total decisions for Jesus since launch
Outward expression of an inward decision
As you come to Him, the living stone, rejected by men but chosen and precious in God’s sight, you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
Servant Leadership is our identity.
It's not babysitting, it's leadership development.
The front door of our church.
Someone said, “You should serve.” So I signed up for the Load In / Load Out team.
It’s just been an amazing experience. VOUS makes it very easy for people to get plugged in and get connected right away. I can’t imagine life without my team. When we leave at the end of the night we know that people have given their lives to God, and when the semi truck pulls out we know that God’s work has been done and that God is pleased with our mission and what we’ve done.
How do you change a city? You serve it. We believe that as we serve our city, God will change it.
This year VOUS has served more organizations through I Love My City than ever before.
We've partnered with foster care organizations, sent hurricane relief and supplies to the Bahamas, and made financial donations to dozens of local churches and organizations on your behalf.
This past November our team hit the streets to visit some of the incredible community organizations and local church plants that we have partnered with to support.
As soon as Hurricane Dorian cleared the Bahamas, VOUS had a team on the ground. Now just months later we have sent a team to follow up bringing hope and help.
Your generosity has made it possible for us to give to organizations in a meaningful way. Look at how your giving is working to benefit the Foster Care initiatives at VOUS.
Every person matters. Each moment counts. This video tells the story of every person who has stepped into VOUS. This film is about you.
Since VOUS launched, your giving has reached far and wide. In total you have given to local organizations:
Hours served at I Love My City in 2019
2019 I Love My City Projects
2019 Total Servant Leaders
These are some of the service projects we are honored to have partnered to serve.
Last years offering was hard for us. We weren’t in the best place financially — but we were committed to giving.
After praying, the amount we felt we had to give meant we didn’t know how we were gonna make the next months rent. We just knew that was what we had to give. We gave it in obedience and trusted that God was going to cover the rest. And he did. He covered that rent and every other rent in 2019, in abundance.
I’m grateful we get to give and be part of what God is doing in the capital “C” church, at VOUS, and in our personal lives. As we play our part, God does the rest.
Freedom is found in the context of community.
Crews meet in public places like restaurants and cafés.
Crews are the small groups of VOUS. The following neighborhoods are represented.
There were many years that I had struggled to find friends that would pour into me, pray for me, and keep me accountable.
That changed the moment I decided to be a part of the VOUS family. I was able to connect with people for the first time in a long time. Attending crew, completing the Growth Track, and getting plugged in on team have helped me tremendously on my faith journey. I look forward to each and every Sunday where we as believers have the opportunity to gather, be engaged, and pull our resources together to bless others. To share the love of Jesus. To point people towards the cross
Our 10 year anniversary was fittingly our biggest year yet
Thank you for being a part of helping us to accomplish the vision God has given us for 2019.
As we serve together, we get to be a part of something so much bigger than ourselves. God is doing more if we’ll awaken to it. He wants to continue doing more if we keep trusting him together.
We’re not just building for the here and now, we’re building for next generation. We stand on the shoulders of so many generations before us to blaze a trail that the world has never seen before.
These numbers mean a lot to us because they each represent a life that has been impacted and has had an encounter with God in some shape or form.
We're humbled and honored to have the opportunity to lead this community both locally and globally online via VOUS Friends & Family.
Thank you for partnering with us. We look forward to what God will do when we just allow him to use us.
Rich and DawnCheré Wilkerson
Lead Pastors, VOUS Church