WHEN WE READ THROUGH THE PAGES OF THIS ANNUAL REPORT, TWO WORDS CAME TO MIND: celebration and inspiration. What you have in your hands is a celebration of what we have accomplished across our ministries and campuses over the past year. Inside these pages you will find letters from our Campus Pastors, stories of life change from our ministries, updates to our Imagine campaign, and much more. We even got excited reading over the financial summary, because it is a powerful testimony to your generosity. We love seeing what God has done in our campuses, our communities, and around the world – we can’t wait for you to find out everything that’s happened over the past year.
This report is also about inspiration, because we know the best is still ahead. In 2018, Seacoast Church will celebrate its 30th anniversary. And we don’t just want to take this opportunity to look back, though we’ll certainly do that as well. We want Seacoast always to be a church that looks ahead so that we can see where God is leading us.
When we think about the future of Seacoast Church, we think about King David and the Temple he didn’t get to build. God had put a dream into David’s heart, but Solomon would be the one to live out that dream. In our 30 years, we have seen God do amazing things – but the best is yet to come. Seacoast began with a dream, and we believe the next generation will be the ones to see our dream come fully to life.
In 2018 Seacoast Church will continue to be a place where people find God, grow their faith, discover their purpose, and make a difference. We are committed to living out this mission ourselves, every day. We are going to get to know God better and pursue him with all our heart. We are going to grow in our love for each other as we serve one another. Seacoast has come a long way, and we are just getting started. Let’s get to work!
We love being your pastors,