Monthly Financial Update

April 2017

April was another “Only God” kind of month at Riverside!

We wrapped up the series, New Every Day on God’s mercy leading into Easter weekend. And Easter weekend was an amazing celebration as over 3,600 people came to our services, over 400 Riversiders volunteered (including a number of “first serves”), and we saw 304 people say “YES” to Jesus as Lord over those 3 days!

What was also amazing to experience was every week in April, there were children, students, and adults who said “YES” to Jesus as Lord! Praise the Lord for His amazing grace and mercy!

Every Sunday there are guests coming to our services and, as we saw over Easter weekend, just over 51% of our guests said “YES” to Jesus Christ! Your inviting people matters so much and God is using it in powerful ways in people’s lives.

We started our new series, I Want to Believe, But… the Sunday after Easter and we are receiving great feedback from people about how the Lord is using it in their lives and in the lives of people they know.

Giving for April was 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?

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 April 2017
  • Sunday Attendance: 2,046
  • Fuel for Ministry Fund (formerly the General Fund): $47,159.22 (new approved united/multi-campus weekly budget is $52,651.34)
  • Great Commission Fund: $4,235.31
  • Approximate cash able to set aside for multisite:  $700,000

Weekly Averages for April 2017

Financial Figures for April 2017

Actual Giving vs. Actual Expenses
>> Year to Date Approved Budget $2,672,401
>> Year to Date Giving $2,048,265
>> YTD Difference $624,136

>> Year to Date Approved Budget $2,672,401
>> Year to Date Expenses $1,569,291
>> YTD Difference $1,103,110

Actual Giving vs. Actual Spending
>> Giving To Date $2,048,265
>> Expenses To Date $1,569,291
>> Difference $478,974