Monthly Financial Update

May 2017

May was an encouraging month at Riverside!

We wrapped up the series, I Want to Believe, But…, and saw God use it in a variety of ways in people’s lives. We also started the series #Amen on learning how to pray challenging prayers, and have received tremendous feedback from people about the impact these truths are having in their lives as God does His work.

Every Sunday there are guests coming to our services and we celebrate each time someone says “Yes” to Jesus as Lord.

Giving for May was again good. All our budgeted needs for our Big Lake campus continue on track, and our cash flow is healthy right now, for which we thank the Lord.

Digital giving makes such a huge difference in so many people’s lives here. It helps people develop the consistent practice of the grace of giving and putting God first in their finances. Why not give it a try this summer?

Please keep praying for the Lord to open a door for a new 2nd campus location for us, for wisdom as we navigate Judge Frank’s ruling that affirmed our 1st Amendment rights had been violated and what God wants us to do for our next steps. And pray for our church family to practice the grace of giving and generosity being just a “normal” response for our church so we can reach more people for Jesus.

Remember that our Annual Meeting is June 25th (only 8:45am. and 10:30am. services that day, followed by a light lunch for those attending the Annual Meeting, and then the Annual Meeting). We are counting on our members being there that day.

Thanks to all of you who give to the Lord’s work through Riverside Church. It matters in so many ways and in many people’s lives.

Both the opportunities and obstacles we face are very real, as they are for any of God’s churches seeking to partner with Him in making a kingdom impact. Keep praying that God will clearly lead us and show us His ways.

God is at work in and through Riverside, touching the lives of thousands of people in significant ways. Your gifts help make that happen, both now and for eternity.

God bless you all!

Pastor Tom

Weekly Averages for May 2017
  • Sunday Attendance: 1,582
  • Fuel for Ministry Fund (formerly the General Fund): $39,619.48 (new approved united/multi-campus weekly budget is $52,651.34)
  • Great Commission Fund: $4,057.66
  • Approximate cash able to set aside for multisite:  $700,000


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Weekly Averages for May 2017
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Financial Figures for May 2017
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Actual Giving vs. Actual Expenses
>> Year to Date Approved Budget $2,920,996
>> Year to Date Giving $2,222,840
>> YTD Difference $698,156

>> Year to Date Approved Budget $2,920,996
>> Year to Date Expenses $1,733,591
>> YTD Difference $1,187,405

Actual Giving vs. Actual Spending
>> Giving To Date $2,222,840
>> Expenses To Date $1,733,591
>> Difference $489,249