2018 Year In Review

Unless indicated otherwise, all data is as of Nov 30, 2019 for the current calendar year. Total cost given for an event is all expenses minus amounts received from participants fees.

AVERAGE CHURCH ATTENDANCE 2019 (3 Jan 2019 to 24 Nov 2019)

Average

ENGLISH 2019

ENGLISH 2018

Adults

Children

Adults

Children

Central

493

56

476

71

North

38

5

42

6

South

101

21

107

20

East

121

33

121

32

West

20

2

20

1

Mangalore

46

3

26

1

Live Stream

66

 

65

 

Total

885

120

857

131

*Actual congregants is higher than the average reported.

During 2019 we had about 1096 First Time Visitors attend our English services. We saw at least 51 people make first-time decisions to follow Jesus during our English services (based on decision cards). At APC Bangalore we saw 25 water baptisms and welcomed 48 individuals as new members at APC in 2019.

The English congregation has 27 Life Groups (22 Life Groups in 2018) with about 184 people attending Life Groups (this is about 7 people at each Life Group, 20% of congregation).


STAFF, CONSULTANTS AND VOLUNTEERS
As of December 2019 APC has 24 people as full-time paid staff and 6 people as paid consultants. Across all APC Bangalore locations we had over 375 people serve as volunteers during 2019.

FIVE DAYS OF PRAYER & WORSHIP NIGHTS
The five days of prayer in June and November. Worship nights were held once a month, 7pm-9pm.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH
Children's Church has been growing in strength. Our goal here is to impart and train our children in the Word and the Spirit, as well as provide them with Life Skills. Once children graduate from Children's church we want them to be ready to minister and serve the Lord powerfully. This year, topics that were covered included “Biblical Doctrines”, “Prayer” and “Baptism of the Holy Spirit.” In Teen Talk which are special sessions for Teens, on Sundays, we covered several important topics. For 7th and 8th graders “Principles to live by” “Self-esteem” “Peer pressure” and “Values and choices.” For 9th and 10th graders “Healthy relationships” “Love and dating” and “How to be a witness as a teen.” This year we had 65 volunteers serve as Children's Church Ministers across all our 5 locations.

KID'S CONFERENCE
APC's annual Kid's Conference is a great time for high energy impact on the lives of little children during the summer holidays. This year's Kid's Conference was on the theme “Inside Out”, and had 60 children in attendance. We had 25 volunteers serving the children. The total cost towards Kids conference was ₹ 78,110/-.

WORSHIP MINISTRY
APC Bangalore's worship ministry had 2 auditions this year and currently has a team of 54 people serving across our 5 Bangalore locations. The Worship Team had a 2-day worship retreat which was a refreshing time with revelatory teaching, activation and practical inputs. Six new songs were birthed during the retreat which will be brought to completion in the coming months.

YOUTH MINISTRY
Serving our youth is exciting and in 2019, we saw God touching many young lives! Our core focus is to raise up a generation who are passionate for the Lord, full of the Word and the Spirit, faith and power, ready to impact and influence their world for Jesus Christ. In 2019 we specifically focused on building community and getting deeper in the word of God. Topics covered during our monthly youth meetings were “Why the Word”, “Word in action”, “Power of words” etc. We had 5 PITSTOPS this year and covered topics such as “Building community,” “Furious Love of God,” “Encounter Once again,” and “Praise (Atmosphere of heaven).”

YOUTH CAMP
This year the theme for the youth camp was “Encounter” in the context of missions, winning souls and advancing the Kingdom. There were about 125 young people including a few young people from outside Bangalore. We had three days of powerful sessions in the Word of God and impactful testimonies that taught us how we could be witnesses for Christ and share the Gospel in simple ways at our workplaces, schools and colleges. The total cost for Youth Camp 2019 was ₹ 2,70,240/-

WEEKEND SCHOOLS AND WORKSHOPS
Weekend Schools and Workshops provide an additional avenue to equip people from APC as well as from other local churches. We ran our weekend schools on Inner Wholeness, Prayer & Intercession, Gifts of the Spirit, Lifestyle Evangelism, Ministering Healing and Deliverance and Prophetic Ministry. Overall we had about 319 people being trained through the Weekend Schools in 2019 with several of them attending more than one weekend school. We also held two workshops on Personal Financial Planning (trained 58 people), as well as a workshop for youth on Preparing for Marriage & Special counseling workshop on Understanding suicide and depression.

PERFORMING ARTS
In 2019 the performing arts teams at APC brought together some outstanding productions for Big Easter Sunday ("Ransomed") and Big Christmas Sunday ("The Other Wise Man").

CONFERENCES

Christian Leaders Conference
This year, APC's annual Christian Leaders Conference in Bangalore on the theme: “Leading” was attended by around 100 people, including pastors, Christian leaders, Bible College students etc. The total cost was ₹ 1,48,023/-.

Women's Conference
In 2019, the Women’s conference “Aglow” had a good participation of 270 women. The total cost was ₹ 55,855/-.

Men's Conference
In 2019, the Men’s conference “LIVING DANGEROUSLY” had about 150 men in attendance. The total cost was ₹ 98,107/-.

Marriage & Family Conference
In 2019, the Marriage & Family conference on the theme ROOTS, had 54 couples in attendance. The total cost was ₹ 1,09,979/-.

Flow - Christian Arts Conference
In 2019, we hosted our first ever Christian arts conference: FLOW. We had 93 participants. The total cost was ₹ 1,62,772/-.

Christian Professionals Conference
In 2019, the Christian Professionals conference theme was: EDGE. We had about 126 professionals participating. The total cost was ₹ 1,20,925/-.

BUILD TO IMPACT PROJECT
The Build To Impact project for the establishing of APC's WORLD OUTREACH AND EQUIPPING CENTER, commenced in July 2018. For our phase-1 target of 20 Crores, we have received ₹ 11.2 Crores in contributions, ₹ 64 lacs has been pledged. For updates please visit: apcwo.org/buildtoimpact

PUBLICATIONS
Our publications are a major way for us to sow and invest into the lives of people not only within APC, but across our nation in many languages. Approximately 1,26,471 copies of APC books were printed in 2019. This year we printed 3 new English titles; 3 titles were translated into Hindi and printed; 1 title printed in Kannada; Our total expense, in our publications ministry in 2019 was ₹ 55,78,121/- (₹ 38,80,788/- in 2018) which includes cost of printing/reprinting our books in English and other languages, translation, packing and distribution costs. There is an increasing demand for APC's publications, in India as well as from churches in several other countries.

Apart from the print version our publications are available online and on our App. Total PDF downloads of APC publications in 2019, language wise:

 

Total Downloads

in 2019

in 2018

English (55 titles)

45,211

23,837

Hindi (40 titles)

12,455

5,944

Kannada (21 titles)

2,849

1,683

Telugu(6 titles)

1,773

775

Malayalam (12 titles)

2,590

925

Marathi (2 titles)

349

217

Nepali (1 title)

187

124 

Odiya (2 titles)

255

61

Bengali (1 title)

148

26

TELEVISION PROGRAMS
APC's English program "LivingStrong!" is telecast on GodTV (Asia) every Monday evening at 9pm. In 2018 we spent a total of ₹ 25,24,732/- for production and telecast of our "LivingStrong!" programs. "LivingStrong!" is also carried on RakshanaTV covering the state of Andhra Pradesh. This is fully sponsored at no expense to APC. From December 2019, APC will be discontinuing its telecasts on TV channels and focus on releasing its live Sunday service recordings and other content on online digital platforms.

INTERNET/MEDIA MINISTRY/LIVE STREAMING
Websites (apcwo.org, chrysalislife.org, apcmusic.org)
Resources made available through our church website are actively used by increasing number of people from about 141 different countries. apcmusic.org has seen over 775 downloads in 2019.

Live Streaming
Our Live Stream is available on YouTube and Facebook, apart from our website and live stream platform with about 65 regular viewers from India and abroad. Testimonies of the stream being a channel of blessing are encouraging.

Social Media
Vimeo - explicit views from 108 countries (149 countries, impressions recorded).
YouTube -

  • AllPeoplesChurchBangalore Channel: 3,79,100 Views with around 1,200 new subscribers this year, we now have around 3,000 subscribers on YouTube.
  • APCMusic Channel : Around 62,000 views and 394 new subscribers adding to a total of 1,535 subscribers.

Instagram (1725 followers) and Facebook (5424 followers)

Church App
We had about 2970 app downloads this year, and a total of about 6500 downloads since our launch in July 2017. This year we had 3000 users of our Church App. The daily devotional videos were accessed about 22,857 times this year, and continues to bless people, based on feedback we receive. We also regularly receive prayer requests through the Church App. These requests are faithfully prayed for.

CHRYSALIS COUNSELING
Chrysalis Counseling is a way to bring strength, support and healing into individual lives both in the church and those outside. Over the course of this year, Chrysalis counseling served 62 Individuals, 5 Couples and 2 families. Chrysalis Counseling was also involved in taking 11 couples through our Marriage Preparation Course in 2019.

AWAKEN
Awaken is our outreach into colleges and schools in Bangalore. During 2019, we hosted 52 Campus Elevates on 9 institution campuses, speaking to approximately 1800 individual students. We covered topics such as “Change”, “Preparing for the workplace”, “What is love?” “Identity”, “Suffering” and the “Hope we have in Christ.” APC publications and hand-outs were distributed at the Elevates. We also have 4 Campus Groups functioning.

BIBLE COLLEGE
In 2019 we launched our third year classes leading to a Bachelors degree (B.Th.). We also took a step forward and moved to a larger facility to house our Bible college and residential students. In 2019 we graduated 9 students (7 C.Th., 2 Dip.Th.). We currently have 60 students, 31 in the first year and 16 in the second year and 13 in the third year. Currently, we have students from Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Nagaland, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, West Bengal, Nepal and Uganda (Africa). In 2019 our expense toward the operations of Bible College was ₹ 33,27,677/- (₹ 12,50,084/- in 2018). We received at total of ₹ 9,55,900/- (₹ 3,78,700/- in 2018) via designated contributions and student payments of tuition and hostel fees.

SHORT TERM BIBLE COURSE (STBC): VARANASI (12 WEEKS PROGRAM)
We held our 8th STBC batch at Varanasi, UP. We had 21 faculty including 2 Pastors from Varanasi, teach 24 subjects. We graduated 58 students who came from 10 different states in India: Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Bihar, Assam, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Our total cost towards the STBC in Varanasi was ₹ 8,40,866/- (₹ 7,68,451/- in 2018).

MISSIONS
In 2019 APC teams ministered at various APC outreach churches and youth conferences and youth outreaches, as part of its missions work. Our 2019 missions trips took our teams to Baloda Bazar (Chattisgarh), Banswara (Rajasthan), Berhampur (Odhisha), Bhilai (Chattisgarh), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Delhi, Goa, Kalyan (Maharashtra), Nashik (Maharashtra), Kohima (Nagaland), Mangalore (Karnataka), Santrampur (Gujarat) and Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh). A total of 42 individuals from APC travelled on various missions teams in 2019. Out of these 24 were APC young people, below 30 years of age. Total expense on missions this year was ₹ 3,26,668/- (₹ 10,62,392 in 2018).

APC OUTREACH CHURCHES
APC has 11 outreach churches in Mangalore, Karnataka (51 people), Kalyan, Maharashtra (163 people), Nashik, Maharashtra (52 people), Berhampur, Orissa (152 people), Baloda Bazar, Chattisgarh (134 people), Kohima, Nagaland (68 people), three churches in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (Shahanshapur 108 people, Gaura Kalan 114 people & Benipur 144 people), Santrampur, Gujarat (16 people) & Banswara, Rajasthan (29 people). APC Supports 13 people as Outreach pastors, and 2 people as itinerant ministers. In 2019 APC spent ₹ 23,14,485/- (₹ 21,29,173 in 2018) in total for support of its outreach churches and its associated travelling ministers.

BANGALORE CHRISTIAN LEADERS MONTHLY MEETINGS
As a way to serve Pastors and Christian Leaders in Bangalore, we jointly host a monthly inter-denominational Pastors and Christian leaders meeting on the second Wednesday of each month at Chancery Hotel. On an average we had about 45 pastors & Christian leaders attend. The total expenses were ₹ 1,63,025/- towards hosting these meetings in 2019 in Bangalore.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO OTHER MINISTRIES
All Peoples church contributed a total of ₹ 6,00,000/- to other churches/Ministries in India.