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It has been an amazing year here at the Table. We continue to be so honored to serve the Church and be part of God's movement in this world.
Of course we wrote tons of code and got to talk shop with a lot of amazing churches. But we also gave out cool swag in exchange for your amazing stories, showed up a bit in the press (Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, Outreach Magazine), ranted about a new model of ministry and got to sit in the director's chair to capture the power of a real-time prayer community. In our freetime we went all Sherlock in our data to find out that reading is Church members' favorite pastime and that Jeremiah 29:11 is their favorite bible verse. And in the midst of all that, also connected with amazing church consultants to build out our Carpenter program. 2012 was an amazing year and it's only the beginning!
We grew more in 2012 than ever before, serving over 3800 churches in over 40 countries. We owe you, our fans and customers, a huge thank you for this. With virtually no marketing, we continue to grow as word spreads about our mission and product. Cheers to you for being a partner in ministry with us.
Adding new churches everyday is one thing, but what we really get excited about is daily ministry engagement. In just over 20 months since launch, we have reached and surpassed 580,000 prayers on the platform! That is something to celebrate because it means our churches are more engaged with each other through prayer than ever. And it doesn't end with prayer. Thousands of people have also found volunteer opportunities that match their giftedness, shared their possessions, debated topics and found new friends at church. That sounds like the Acts 2 church if you ask me!
2012 was also one of our most productive years from a feature perspective. Here are some highlights:
Jan - Added new notification system
Feb - Push notification system for iOS devices
March - Table goes global - completes internationalization features
April - Calendar upgrade allows integration with Google calendar and iCal with subscribe feature
June - Discussion board released for iOS app
July - Daily and weekly email digest features
August - What's New app released, giving users a real-time feed of Table content
Sept - Table Pro is launched, delivering a premium Table account for greater customization
We are really looking forward to the 2013 development roadmap as well. Very cool projects are in the hopper, and we will be announcing them as they are released. Is there one feature you HAVE to see in 2013? Give us some feedback.
The stories we hear from all of you are what fuel us. It is truly a blessing to see how God uses the Church to move. Here is just a taste of the things we are hearing. Have a story? Submit it here, we would love to hear it.
"We are bound together through prayer..." - Stonebridge Church
"We have struggled for many years in finding a consistent way to "disciple" our members throughout the week." - New Life Community Church
"The Serve App has exploded!" - Bethel Church
"Server delivered within hours." - Zion Lutheran Church
"Prayer within minutes." - Collin Creek Community Church
"Not feeling alone." - Park Community Church
"Putting a name to a face." - Suzanne Rios
"Connecting rural congregations." - Giddings First Assembly
Thank you again for helping make 2012 an amazing year at the Table Project.
We have struggled for many years in finding a consistent way to "disciple" our members throughout the week.
Do you have your own story about using the Table at your church? Post it here
Check out their welcome video! This church really gets what we are all about!
The most creative entry in our recent Birthday Video Contest came from Imad. Rather than film himself, he used the wacky video animation from Xtranormal to talk about the Table. He shares how he found a substitute for nursery duty, gave away some dirt and prayed for missionaries.
Watch Imad's video:
It's cool to see these kinds of numbers and celebrate with Granger Community Church:
more stories about how the Table is being used and share your own.
That's why we created the Prayer Video. Check it out if you haven't seen it yet.
Do you have your own story about prayer on the Table? Share it.
Bob is the family pastor at Kenosha First Assembly. He oversees the serving ministries and was meeting with his leaders when someone asked, "How do we get the word out and communicate to our people about the needs here in our church and in our community?"
Bob had already done some research and showed them the Table Project. Heads were nodding and faces smiling. Their first question was, "How fast can we get this thing going?"
What's your story?
It's not just big churches that get a lot out of the Table. Pat Herlitz is the senior pastor of Giddings First Assembly of God in Giddings, Texas, a rural church of about 130 people. He has people who drive up to 40 miles to attend his church, and the Table helps Pat stay connected throughout the week.
How has the Table helped Melissa? "It has forced me to take the hypocrisy out of my life." As a pastor's wife, she often finds herself saying she'll pray for someone and then forgetting to follow through. But the 'Pray Now' button forces her to stop and pray.
Watch as she shares her story: (you may need to crank up the volume, it's kind of quiet)