Celebrating the Porch in 2016–Annual Report!
As I hope you’ll see from our annual report, The Front Porch has grown by leaps and bounds and has made a measurable impact on the Austin community in 2016!
Our service to the community as bridge-builders has really blossomed this year, and we have emerged as Austin’s distinctive “Public House Church” with a unique model for engaging people from all walks and beliefs through our signature events.
In a divided and individualistic culture, the need for public spaces to talk and connect with our neighbors is skyrocketing. The Front Porch has been blessed to address this need for many years—the work of bringing together differing voices to build spiritual community in public spaces in the real world.
As we look towards 2017, we see unprecedented opportunities. To this end, we are now exploring social enterprise models to enable the growth and expansion of The Front Porch brand and message to communities all over the country.
But, the question remains: what can we do to support this continued growth over time? How do we make the Front Porch a sustainable mainstay of the broader faith community?
We are pursuing these questions with all we’ve got! Your support will give us the confidence and power to move ahead faithfully to address the pressing public need for compassionate communities outside the church walls.
We are so grateful for our Front Porch partners! Please encourage us in the work we strive to do by making a year-end, tax-deductible donation to The Front Porch…thank you!
Blessings and Peace,
Rev. Stephen W. Kinney, PhD