We are halfway through our fiscal year at City Church, and I'd like to update you on the church’s finances. As of June 30, City Church has collected $528,653. We hoped to collect $625,000 by that point, so that leaves us with a deficit of $96,347. That means we are about 15% behind where we would like to be.
This past Sunday night marked a milestone for City Church. We officially graduated from being a church plant to being a chartered church with our own lay leaders ordained and installed into offices of service.
This past Sunday marked a monumental moment in the life of City Church. At our first congregational meeting we voted to become a chartered church. Since our launch as a church plant in August 2015, we have been recognized as a mission church rather than a self-governing congregation.
Our partnership with IJM sent the organization's Mumbai team into some of the darkest corners of the modern-day sex trade—where girls and young women are deceived, humiliated and sold for a profit over and over. Whether in a dirty brothel or hidden in a private apartment, victims of sex trafficking face unspeakable violence and abuse, and they are taught they cannot trust the world around them.