Dear Bridgetown Church,

2017 was good year for Bridgetown Church. Even though our country and our city have experienced heartbreak and social disorder, the people of Jesus have responded. We have seen Bridgetown Church grow in new, important ways. Every baptism, healing, work of justice, and move of the Holy Spirit in our midst, has been incredible. We are so thankful to lead and serve each one of you.

This has been a landmark year for Bridgetown financially. Your continued generosity, and God’s continued grace, is evidence of the spiritual formation and maturity that we have all experienced. Thank you for your commitment. Bridgetown happens because week after week you contribute to the work of God. Your generosity allows Bridgetown to practice the way of Jesus, together, in Portland.

Thank you
Staff & Elders

 


Practicing the way of Jesus, together, in Portland


59 
Current Communities
115 
Baptisms
120+ 
Alpha Guests

707 
People in Community
6 
Teaching Series
4 
Practices

 


Financial Summary

2017 fiscal year for Bridgetown Church extended from Oct 2016 to Sept 2017.


$2,246,609
Total Giving
This figure represents 100% of giving before 10% transferred to Hear The Cry and a portion to Church Planting & Evangelism.
 
-$224,661
Hear The Cry: Compassion & Justice
10% of every dollar given to the church goes directly to justice work and those in need both globally and locally.
 
-$44,932
Church Planting
Gifts toward Church Planting & Evangelism directly benefit the work of spreading the gospel of Jesus both globally and locally. In 2017, all of this fund was given to Van City Church, in Vancouver, WA.
 


$1,977,016
Net General Giving
 
 
-$110,005
Ministry Expenses
Ministry Expenses include but are not limited to: Kids, Youth, Young Adults, Men, Women, Benevolence, House of Learning, and Bridgetown Communities.
 
-$950,949
Wages & Salaries
Wages & Salaries include but are not limited to: Wages and salaries for all staff and benefits for full-time staff.
 
-$412,955
Operating Expenses
Operating Expenses include but are not limited to: Facilities, Building Leases, Maintenance, Utilities, Office Supplies, and Insurances.
 


$503,107
Net Surplus Added
By your generosity and God’s grace, we have ended the year with a surplus. Our total reserve is now $848,012. Our hope is to use this money to buy an older church in the city center. We’re currently on the hunt so please stay with us in prayer.

 

 


Hear The Cry:
Compassion & Justice

As apprentices of Jesus, we have a responsibility to hear the cry of those in need. 10% of every dollar given to Bridgetown Church goes directly to Hear The Cry, a non-profit organization that exists to bring compassion and justice into areas of brokenness around the world. Hear The Cry operates through gifts and volunteers from churches and individuals across the United States. Through Hear The Cry we were able to partner with these organizations and more in 2017.

hearthecry.org


Embrace Oregon
Oregon, USA
 

Compassion Clinics
Oregon, USA
 

Villa Esperanza
Nicaragua
 

Door To Grace
Oregon, USA

Restore Haiti
Haiti
 

The Rapino Foundation
Oregon, USA
 

Remember Nhu
Southeast Asia
 

Fly Fishing Collaborative
Oregon, USA


 


Hear The Cry:
Justice Initiatives

11 
Nations Visited
18 
Teams Traveled
192 
People Traveled
40 
Royal Family Kids
Campers

52 
Average Kids at Bridgetown’s Foster Parent’s Night Out
161 
Global Child Sponsorships