Monthly Financial Update

May 2018

May was a wonderful month at Riverside! All month we saw people (kids, students, and adults) say “yes” to Jesus as Lord in our services and at special events! This is why Riverside Church exists! Praise the Lord for letting us be a part of His greatest plan in people’s lives!

We also saw many people continue to take next steps in their relationship with Jesus and we celebrate each one as it means growth and transformation is happening every week through all the ministries here.

The Is This Us series has continued and we have seen the Lord use these messages in many ways in people’s lives and families already. The series concludes June 10th.

Our Sauk Rapids campus is functioning well. Continue to pray for many guests to “come and see” about Jesus Christ in this strategic region God has placed us in.

Giving has been strong in May. We thank the Lord that all our budgeted needs for our Big Lake campus continue on track, and our cash flow is positive right now. Giving for our Fuel for Missions Fund was very good.

We have an ongoing need to see the funds we are spending on the massive remodeling project at the Sauk Rapids campus to be replenished so we are in a position to pursue any new doors the Lord might open for us for future campuses. Your giving to the Fuel for Ministry Fund is so very critical for us now. Thanks for your special generosity!

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. You can give it a try this summer (“Automate the Important”).

Pray for everyone who considers Riverside Church their spiritual home to practice the grace of giving and generosity being just a “normal” response for our church so we can reach more people for Jesus.

Thanks to all of you who give to the Lord’s work through Riverside Church. It makes a difference in real people’s lives here and around the world every week.

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, empower us by His Spirit, 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 2018
  • Sunday Attendance: 1,621
  • Fuel for Ministry Fund (formerly the General Fund): $59,546.03 (new approved united/multi-campus weekly budget is $56,054.64)
  • Great Commission Fund: $4,644.71

Weekly Averages for May 2018

Financial Figures for May 2018

Actual Giving vs. Actual Expenses
>> Year to Date Approved Budget $2,876,197
>> Year to Date Giving $2,633,944
>> YTD Difference $242,253

>> Year to Date Approved Budget $2,876,197
>> Year to Date Expenses $2,693,076
>> YTD Difference $183,121

Actual Giving vs. Actual Spending
>> Giving To Date $2,633,944
>> Expenses To Date $2,693,076
>> Difference $-59,132