|The TCPC 2009 Annual Report
As we quickly approach the end of 2009, we are filled with
gratitude for your support and everyone that has been involved in the
progressive Christian movement. It is a
movement that is centered on compassion, inclusion, and justice. It is a movement that focuses on the life and
teachings of Jesus rather than a dogmatic approach to the Bible. It is a movement that applauds an
educated and aware approach to our beliefs. And it is a movement based on community- in which we can share a spiritual path
based on the Oneness of all, with the goals of world peace and the release from
suffering for all people.
Where have we been?
Looking back...2009 was a big year for TCPC.
With your help we were able to:
significant changes to our website, making it more modern and user
friendly and adding to the resources we offer.
over 12 eBulletins, a free newsletter that includes the latest progressive Christian articles, books, news, events, and resources that go out to over 10,000 people each month.
online access to all the latest progressive Christian resources- articles, book
review, videos, news, events, liturgy, sermons, books and music.
support, and speak at over 10 events across the states, including the TCPC
West Coast Regional event.
- Increase the variety and inventory of books
and study guides in our store at discounts for all of our registered Affiliates.
with the leading organizations in the field, including: Westar, Living the
Questions, PSR, Evolutionary Christianity, and Common Dreams.
up to date reviews of the latest progressive books and other publications.
an opportunity for over 400 people to debate, challenge, and find support
on the TCPC message board.
the making of the TCPC Liturgy Project in which we have drawn together
dozens of progressive Christian liturgies to be able to offer to our
contacts in 2010.
most importantly, with the help of a grant and many generous donations
from churches and individuals, we were able to get the TCPC Children's Curriculum Project up and running at full speed.
|Where Are We Going?
Looking forward...2010 is going to be one of the most exciting and important years of
our organization. With your continued
support we aim to:
the TCPC Children's Curriculum Project
by Spring of 2010 for use in the Fall, in churches, homes, and small
groups across the world. We are very proud of the way the curriculum is
turning out- it has brilliant stories, spiritual affirmations, amazing
artwork, fun activities, online training and downloads, and an abundance
of additional resources. We can't
wait for you to see it and begin using it.
our name to ProgressiveChristianity.org and rebrand our website. Many
exciting changes and additions will be made to our website during this
time- so keep checking it out.
the Progressive Christian Liturgy Project which we hope to offer on CD, book, and online in Fall of
sponsor a Progressive Christian National
Conference with some of the most innovative progressive thinkers
Did you know that approximately 10% of
the visitors that go on the site go
immediately to the Directory
to look for an affiliate church in their
That is somewhere between 5,000 and 6,000 people every month that are
for a progressive church that aligns itself with the TCPC 8 Point principles
and the Phoenix Affirmations
. Several of our church Affiliates have reported
that between 20 and 40%
of their visitors come through
the TCPC website
directory connection. Is your church
missing this opportunity
to reach others who are searching for a church
your compassionate, rational and inclusive message?
|How Can You Help Support TCPC?
- Affiliate. Definition of affiliation:
"the act of becoming formally connected or joined; to bring into ones
family." We encourage you to raise your voice and formally support
the movement. You can affiliate
online at www.tcpc.org, by mail or
email- firstname.lastname@example.org. Affiliates receive 10% off in our store and events!
- Donate. Our president is a 100% volunteer-
working full time to help this organization. Our staff, now growing with
the many exciting projects we are working on, is entirely supported by our
donations and affiliations. You can
donate on-line or send in a check at any time.
- Volunteer. We need your help! We can always use
volunteers to review books, help with events, distribute brochures, or to
call organizations in your area.
Contact email@example.com to
With over 60,000 people visiting our website each month, there are incredible opportunities for networking
, creating local groups
, sharing ideas
, and growing
the progressive Christian movement. If each of you could share just $10 this year
, TCPC will be able to continue providing these opportunities for you.
We are proud of what we have created in the past and we are excited about our current undertakings. We hope that you will join us in being part of the TCPC future. May you have a meaningful
Christmas and an extraordinary New Year.
and the TEAM
at The Center for Progressive Christianity