Monthly Financial Update

March 2017

March was a really good month in many ways at Riverside.

We wrapped up the series, Mountain-Top Sundays and Rock Bottom Mondays: Developing a Rock Solid Faith on March 5th, and we have started the New Every Day series on God’s mercy since then. God has been working in many of our lives this past month, for which we praise His Name! Keep sharing in your small groups what God is teaching, challenging, and encouraging you to take as next steps.

We also celebrated the graduation of 50 No Limits children March 26th, and rejoiced as 38 of them took the next step of water baptism!

Every Sunday there are guests coming to our services and we are always excited when people tell us that they said YES to Jesus as Lord of their lives, as there were throughout the month! What a mighty God we serve!

We are excited for Easter weekend April 14-16! Now is the time to be inviting family, friends, neighbors, and people from our workplaces to come with you to one of 7 identical services that weekend. Also, we want everyone at Riverside to engage this weekend by practicing a “come for one, serve for one” approach to special events (or even a regular Sunday). Sign up to serve. And most importantly, pray for God to move powerfully in the hearts and lives of people all around our region. Only the Lord can change a person’s life, so let’s trust Him to do this amazing work here.

Giving for March was solid. 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 (online giving)?

Please keep praying for the Lord to open a door for a new 2nd campus location for us, for our ongoing legal situation that is now in the hands (humanly speaking) of Judge Frank as he considers what final ruling to make, and 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.

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 March 2017
  • Sunday Attendance: 1,725
  • Fuel for Ministry Fund (formerly the General Fund): $40,294.45 (new approved united/multi-campus weekly budget is $52,651.34)
  • Great Commission Fund: $3,886.33
  • Approximate cash able to set aside for multisite:  $700,000

Weekly Averages for March 2017

Financial Figures for March 2017

Actual Giving vs. Actual Expenses
>> Year to Date Approved Budget $2,361,657
>> Year to Date Giving $1,825,310
>> YTD Difference $536,347

>> Year to Date Approved Budget $2,361,657
>> Year to Date Expenses $1,449,809
>> YTD Difference $911,848

Actual Giving vs. Actual Spending
>> Giving To Date $1,825,310
>> Expenses To Date $1,449,809
>> Difference $375,501