Monthly Financial Update

August 2017

August was a wonderful month at Riverside in a variety of ways!

We wrapped up the God’s Blueprint series and saw God work in specific ways in many people’s lives. We celebrated as 83 people took their next step of water baptism at our summer picnic and baptism event! And we saw God at work during our Every. Single. Minute. series, too.

Most every Sunday there are guests coming to our services and we celebrate each time someone says “Yes” to Jesus as Lord, as we saw at other times, as well in August.

Giving for August was okay for early in our new fiscal year. We thank the Lord that all our budgeted needs for our Big Lake campus continue on track, and our cash flow is healthy right now. Giving for our Fuel for Missions Fund was terrific!

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 as Fall begins.

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.

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 August 2017
  • Sunday Attendance: 1,338
  • Fuel for Ministry Fund (formerly the General Fund): $41,881.28 (new approved united/multi-campus weekly budget is $56,054.64)
  • Great Commission Fund: $5,116.93
  • Approximate cash able to set aside for multisite:  $700,000


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Weekly Averages for August 2017
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Financial Figures for August 2017
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Actual Giving vs. Actual Expenses
>> Year to Date Approved Budget $539,287
>> Year to Date Giving $417,994
>> YTD Difference $121,293

>> Year to Date Approved Budget $539,287
>> Year to Date Expenses $368,701
>> YTD Difference $170,586

Actual Giving vs. Actual Spending
>> Giving To Date $417,994
>> Expenses To Date $368,701
>> Difference $49,293