Monthly Financial Update

May 2019

How we thank and praise the Lord for His amazing work among us and through us in May:

• We had the highest ever monthly average attendance for the month of May in Riverside’s history.
• Mother’s Day was the largest single regular Sunday schedule attendance ever in Riverside’s history (2,423)!
• Every week people said YES to Jesus as Lord!
• God has been using the Ducks in a Row? series from Proverbs 6 in very significant ways in many people’s lives (you can watch the series on our website).

Growth in attendance between our two campuses continues at a strong pace and giving for May was healthy in both our major funds.

Every week is an opportunity to invite someone to “come and see” at Riverside. Thank you for being outward-focused as a church.

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. Between 50% - 75% of all our giving happens digitally. You can always give it a try (“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. We are in the final two months of the last quarter of our fiscal year and have a budget goal to reach that will require an increase in our giving. But as we have seen, God is faithful!

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 2019

  • Sunday Attendance: 1,942 (this is the highest ever May average attendance in Riverside's 88 year history).
  • Fuel for Ministry Fund: $51,995.28 (Our new approved united/multi-campus weekly budget is $66,466.71 (53 weeks)).
  • Fuel for Global Missions Fund: $5,449.65
  • Approximate cash able to set aside for multisite: $2,894,388

Weekly Averages for May 2019

Financial Figures for May 2019

Actual Giving vs. Actual Expenses
>> Year to Date Approved Budget $3,113,529
>> Year to Date Giving $2,670,052
>> YTD Difference $443,477

>> Year to Date Approved Budget $3,113,529
>> Year to Date Expenses $2,286,935
>> YTD Difference $826,594

Actual Giving vs. Actual Spending
>> Giving to Date $2,670,052
>> Expenses to Date $2,286,935
>> Difference $383,117