Hosanna Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report

“The story of a church that is becoming more like Jesus and multiplying Jesus.” —Pastor Ryan Alexander

Dear Hosanna Family,

As a valued part of our church community, I want to thank you for taking the time to read our Annual Report. Within these pages you will find the story of a church that is becoming more like Jesus and multiplying Jesus through a focus on living UP, IN, and OUT.

When I look back on this past year, I see a truly extraordinary group of people who are passionately and sacrificially multiplying the presence of Jesus where they live, work, study and play. I see people who are ready to pursue and experience more healing, more transformation, more community and more impact than ever before in their lives. I see people who are looking more and more like Jesus, in a world that needs his love, humility, compassion, unity and peace more than ever. And as I look ahead, I see...even more. 

That said, this annual report is about looking back and celebrating all the ways that God has been moving and proved faithful over this past year. It's good to stop and celebrate every once in a while!

At a recent staff meeting, we took some time to celebrate the progress we've been making as a team and ministry. I asked our production staff to play the song Celebration by Kool and the Gang after each highlight was shared. (Don't tell anyone, but I even showed off some of my dance moves!) 

You are going to read about many of these highlights in the pages that follow. Take some time to celebrate--maybe even dust off some of your dance moves! This church has never been more generous, unified, diverse or focused on our vision to multiply the hope and heartbeat of Jesus. 

I am inspired and proud of the work that God is doing through you, Hosanna. Your faith is irresistible. I love this church--and I love being your pastor!

Humbly and boldly,

Ryan Alexander

Campus Updates

Hosanna Impact 

1,500 pastors and 1,500

house church leaders in India supported. Hosanna's support to India allowed the Bordes and Hands of Freedom to work towards expanding their discipleship training program in multiple new districts, equipping pastors to disciple their churches and raising up new leaders to plant new churches; Shankar and the Global Banjara Trust Foundation provide these disciple making programs


Ethiopian students. Hosanna's support to Ethiopia allowed Leadstar, Dr Gemechis Buba's ministry to start the foundation of their new ministry training center where more students will be equipped and trained in career skills through Leadstar College. It will have classrooms, a dining hall and a small farm attached to it to feed students.


Women rehabilitated. Hosanna’s gift through Easter offering enabled Ellilta Women At Risk to rehabilitate 15 women and their kids who have been in very difficult circumstances due to the lifestyle they have been following which is full of exploitation and abuse.


people given critical medical care, over 200,000 meals served and 589,000 gallons of clean water distributed. In the midst of chaos, our gifts to partners Haiti Teen Challenge and Healing Haiti have allowed them to do the important work of raising up leaders in Haiti, career training, discipleship, food and water to vulnerable kids and the elderly, school programming, job creation, and seeing many people surrender their life to Jesus.


Give generously to the poor, not grudgingly, for the Lord your God will bless you in everything you do. 

Deuteronomy 15:10 (NLT)

Children's Ministries

There are so many wonderful things to celebrate in Children’s Ministry! We had an Easter Adventure with over 700 kids joining us live to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior! Our Hosanna kids and families also demonstrated incredible love and compassion by collecting over 675 boxes for Operation Christmas Child and the generosity didn't stop there! Our kids also showed what a powerful impact we can make when we work together by collecting over 830 backpacks to donate to Breakthrough Ministries! We are so proud of our kids and their dedication to learning how to be the hands and feet of Jesus, none of which could be possible without our amazing volunteers.


On average 810 kids are attending Hosanna Kids, Kid’s Church and Midweek

First Communion

We had 192 kids participate in first communion classes and ceremonies this year.


In FY2022, Hosanna baptized 179 infants and children across our four campuses.

Then [Jesus] said to them, “Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me also welcomes my Father who sent me. Whoever is the least among you is the greatest.”

Luke 9:48 (NLT)


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Student Ministries

Embracing and Living the Faith

What a year for our students! Weekly, we gathered for worship, learned from God’s Word, and grew in faith. Our 6th through 12th graders embraced and lived their faith in ways we pray will have long-lasting effects and help them to grow deep roots in Christ!

Wednesday Nights

1,100 students registered.

Impact Trips

106 students attended Impact Trips this summer.


195 middle school students registered. 270 high school students registered.


167 students confirmed their faith in confirmation.


Thank you to our 273 adult volunteers and small group leaders who joined us each week!

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Adult Ministries

As we continue to focus on a Disciple Making Model and growing UP, IN and OUT in Community Groups, we relaunched a new Adult Ministry Model with a focus on coaching and leadership development. We celebrated the addition of four new staff members with a heart to make disciples. We also had a great opportunity to participate in key life events with people inside and outside of our church. We were able to be a part of 102 immersion baptisms across all of our campuses.


It was a great year as we more than doubled our Community Groups! Over 700 people are currently participating in 76 Community Groups.

Life Events

We were part of 56 weddings where over 9,100 heard the good news of Jesus. We are blessed with 19 marriage mentors to walk with people preparing for their marriage and helped 53 couples strengthen their marriages. We also got to share the good news promise of Jesus to over 9,600 people during 86 funeral and graveside services.

Immersion Baptisms

We were able to be a part of 102 immersion baptisms across all of our campuses.

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Worship Arts

750 worship services were led this year.

Music Academy has now been established at all 4 campuses and online.

Hosanna worship teams led the Minnesota Teen Challenge Spiritual Emphasis week and the women’s conference.

We are very excited to invite the community back this year for the Christmas Concert where we will have our largest choir ever.

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We had some big highlights in the area of serving this past year.  As of this fall, all of our kid’s spaces at all four campuses are now being led by volunteers. We also sent dozens of high level volunteers to the Global Leadership Summit in August where they were able to grow as leaders in their own life, at home, work and at church. 

We created a new serving structure in Children’s Ministry that allows us to utilize high level volunteers in a more impactful way. Similar new serving structures were put in place in Hospitality and in Student Ministry. 

We began a shift this past year to move weekend volunteer roles to a more streamlined and consistent structure across all our campuses that includes pre-serving huddles in our ministry areas. We also did a three week serving push in August that included video messages during Sunday services coupled with personal and relational encouragement at each campus from which we saw a positive influx of volunteers.

Looking ahead, we will begin laying groundwork to have a volunteer central experience at each campus that will include a podcast created just for our volunteers.  We will also work to improve our volunteer recruitment, onboarding, deployment, development, celebration and multiplication.

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Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

Philippians 4:6 (NLT)

HEART Ministry

We relaunched a new focus to have a significant HEART presence at each campus and an increase of community transformation partnerships and transformation. Through this, we have seen amazing things happen.

$1.4 million

in materials was given away to those in need.


was donated to help people and ministries locally, nationally and internationally.


in Heartland Outlet profits for the year. All funds will be reinvested into ministry efforts.

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Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lordand he will reward them for what they have done.

Proverbs 19:17 (NIV)


Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report

September 1, 2021 - August 31, 2022

Overall, FY22 was the largest giving year in our history with General Fund tithes and offerings totaling $12,906,645. We, as a collective faith community, reflected God’s image by giving. 

“He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16, NLT.   

As we turned our hearts to Him, we acknowledged that all good gifts come from Him. With this heart posture, our financial generosity grew by 9.55% over FY21 and put us within 2.5% of our giving budget. Additionally, 651 families made their first gift to Hosanna; a 27% increase over FY21

In FY22, our expenses exceeded our FY22 revenue. The primary reasons for this were the projects and payments that were approved in FY21 using contributions received in FY21, but completed and expensed in FY22:

  • $775,000:  Capital expenses approved in FY21 and expensed in FY22        
  • $245,000:  Extra mortgage payments                                            
  • $145,000:  Special capital project      


The Hosanna tithe: The amount we as a body of believers sent outside the walls of the church  was our largest ever at $2.48 million. The Hosanna Impact Team and campus leaders oversee the distribution of these dollars. Local and national partners include churches, non-profits, ministries, affiliations, missionaries and public entities that extend the mission and vision of Hosanna. Our global partners include missionaries as well as organizations primarily operating in our three country partners: Ethiopia, Haiti and India. In FY22, we also supported humanitarian relief for the people of Ukraine through SONetwork. 

Capital Improvements

Important investments in capital repairs and improvements totaled $2 million, which included $775,000 approved in FY21 and expensed in FY22. The following are examples of improvements across all campuses: enhanced lighting at Lakeville, steeple repair in Northfield, remodel of bookstore at Rosemount, video suite equipment, exterior repairs at Shakopee, new signage at HEART.

Best Practices

We adhere to financial best practices by maintaining a 3 month minimum of cash reserves as required by our lender. We also have an additional 1.5 months of designated funds to carry into FY23 for future growth and capital needs. We also have an annual audit/review conducted by an independent accounting firm. 

Estoria in Lakeville

We accepted an offer from Ebenezer to purchase 3.97 acres of the southwest corner of the Lakeville Campus for $475,000 to build senior co-op, Estoria. The City of Lakeville has approved this project with minor adjustments. We anticipate closing on this sale in spring of 2023. 

Looking ahead to Fiscal Year 2023

As we prepare for FY23, our Vision Board approved a budget of $14.340 million, which is 11% more than our FY22 contributions, to accomplish the mission God has placed on our hearts. Thank you Hosanna faith community, for being part of this movement to humbly and boldly multiply the hope and heartbeat of Jesus!

Additional financial information is available upon request. To request, email Jennifer Ford, Executive Director of Ministry Services at .