Territorial growth in 2007
Attendance and participation rates climb in the West.
by Donald Bell, Lt. Colonel –
As the year 2007 comes to an end and we look forward to 2008, there is much good news to share. The Lord has blessed his Army during the last year with strong financial resources and numerical growth. The following statistics display the percentage of increase in various areas of involvement in the territory over the past year.
Sunday morning attendance – up 3 percent
Women’s ministries attendance – up 5 percent
Men’s ministries attendance – up 11 percent
Older adult group attendance – up 27 percent
Cradle roll/pre-school attendance – up 12 percent
Troop attendance – up 31 percent
Youth music involvement – up 14 percent
Junior community care membership – up 26 percent
Corps members participating in community service – up 39 percent
Junior soldier attendance – up 2 percent
Social service cases served – up 27 percent
People in the territory served – up 19 percent
During the next year, seven outposts will open, four new service centers will open, and a corps will expand ministry into a neighboring community. We look forward to what the Lord has for us in this New Year.