Plan To Stay

We’ve arrived at the halfway mark of our generosity initiative, Plan To Stay. And while this is a time to rest and celebrate our wins so far, it’s also a time for us to resume giving generously toward our church-wide effort to reach people from Pelham to Peekskill.

Our scoreboard glows with great game-changing events like our recent partnership with the Alamo Drafthouse to host our new campus, a generous 100K matching donation and the recent hire of our Yonkers Campus Pastor, Jon Bagwell and Worship Director Crystal Colon. While we rest to celebrate these wins we charge forward resuming our focus on not only launching our new campus successfully but giving robustly.

Our mission is for people to find real life in Jesus so that they can follow him completely and we move at the pace of our generosity.. We want to thank you in advance for accelerating the pace of us accomplishing this mission.

Live for real.

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This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says to all the captives he has exiled to Babylon from Jerusalem: “Build homes, and plan to stay. Plant gardens, and eat the food they produce. Marry and have children. Then find spouses for them so that you may have many grandchildren. Multiply! Do not dwindle away! And work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, for its welfare will determine your welfare.”

– JEREMIAH 29:4-7 –

Our Story So Far

Authentic launched monthly preview gatherings with 85 people in attendance.

2014

Authentic launched weekly gatherings at Post Road School in White Plains with 20 people in an auditorium that seated 300.

2011

Due to only being approved to lease the Post Road School for one year, Ac* moved to the BowTie Cinemas in Mamaroneck for weekly gatherings growing to over 100 people in weekly attendance.

2014

Authentic returns back to White Plains meeting at the PlayGroup Theater in downtown White Plains and adds two gatherings to accommodate rapid growth. Gatherings are still currently hosted here.

2014

Authentic hosts preview gathering of Yonkers Campus with a record non holiday attendance. The debut was a successful snapshot of what it looks like to be one church in many locations from Pelham to Peekskill.

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A look back at what God has done through the Authentic Church Family.

  • Over 288 decisions for Christ.
  • Largest contribution of diapers to Westchester County Diaper Bank since it’s opening in 2015.
  • Nearly 10K hot meals served to underserved community in White Plains through the ‘Breakfast on Ferris’ initiative.
  • $5,000.00 given to Ima’s Home for Children an orphanage in the Philippines.
  • $16,000 given to Village of Life in Ghana, West Africa to assist in rescuing children from human trafficking.
  • Over 800 hours of community serve projects throughout Westchester.
  • Repainted the interior of the Mount Vernon Youth Shelter, an organization that provides early intervention and a homelike alternative to jail for young men awaiting disposition.
  • More than 75 water baptisms.
  • $12,000.00 given to the White Plains Youth Bureau serving over 2K underserved youth in White Plains.
  • $12,000.00 given to Young Life to reach unchurched youth in Westchester County.
  • Sponsorship of 39 Honduran children through the partnership with One Child Matters.
  • $37,000 given to church planting throughout North America.
  • 5 years and counting for our Thanksgiving Dinner at the Samaritan’s House Women’s Shelter in White Plains where they provide refuge and comprehensive services to homeless and abused women transitioning to more stable lives.

A Place for Life Change...

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Yonkers Campus

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Crystal Colon

A place to worship. A place to feel fulfilled. A place to serve. A place for gathering with friends. A place for families to flourish. A place to grow spiritually. A place for children to grow. A place to be rooted. A place to stay.

A PLACE TO CALL HOME.

The Plan Ahead

What Portable to Permanent Looks Like

Launching our Yonkers Campus in February, 2019

Acquiring Office Space - a venue for weekly staff, trustee and team leader meetings.

Accelerating focus and planning on planting more churches in Westchester County.

Launch a Hope Center - a faith-based charitable organization that finds and fills the needs of struggling people in Westchester’s poorest communities.


The Goal:

$500,000

The Part You Play

Step 1

Embark on the 7 Day Plan to Stay Spiritual Journey


During this journey we ask you to listen to how God is calling you to participate in Plan to Stay.

Step 2

Participate in Plan To Stay Sunday on December 2nd


Bring the largest offering possible to our Plan to Stay Sunday on December 2, 2018.

Step 3

Make a 12-month Financial Commitment to Plan to Stay


Make a financial pledge to give to Plan to Stay for the next 12 months.