Dear Canvas Family,
I can’t thank you enough for your generous support of Canvas Church and its ever-increasing ministries. We want to offer sincere appreciation to you for investing in our church and honoring God with your finances.
This past year was a monumental year for our church in many ways. Because of your generosity, we were able to accomplish the following in 2016:
-We were able to move to two services and hire Pastor Nick on full-time.
-We were able to grow spiritually and numerically as we saw record numbers in baptisms, Life Group attendance, volunteer involvement, giving, and service attendance.
-We were able to continue operating with minimal overhead and no debt as we seek to be an example of stewardship and fiscal responsibility.
-We showed God’s love in a practical way as we invested in many benevolence projects in Lenoir City and surrounding areas.
-We demonstrated a servant’s heart and contributed thousands to local, national, and world missions.
-We helped fulfill The Great Commission by faithfully contributing to the Association of Vineyard Churches, which focuses on planting and building churches and working to educate and equip the next generation of pastors.
-We were able help the ministry of Young Life by providing office space free of charge.
As we begin 2017, we encourage you to remember that your commitment to faithful giving is an important part of your spiritual growth. Jesus once said, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21). Canvas Church is a member-supported church and we are able to say “yes” to ministry opportunities because of your faithful giving.
We are excited about 2017 and are looking forward to making Jesus famous in our city! We have many plans and are praying BIG prayers for this year! Thank you in advance for your continued support of Canvas Church.
In His Grip,
Pastor Nick Rains