Monthly Financial Update

October 2017

October was a wonderful month at Riverside in so many ways!

We wrapped up our all-church spiritual journey, Transformed, and are continuing to hear the ways God has been using this in many people’s lives. The 10th Annual Great Pumpkin Party, despite cold and snowy weather, still attracted nearly 1,700 people…and 331 of those who filled out a registration card we had no record of ever being at Riverside before come that night!

Please make sure to set aside November 12th on your calendars to make sure you are here personally for one of our services! We will be having a very special worship experience that day where we will be celebrating God’s power and grace through the “Stretch Us” chapter of our multisite journey, while at the same time, celebrating the “This is Why” chapter of our multisite journey that the Lord has been miraculously opening up for us. You will be so glad you made the effort to be here that day!

Most every Sunday we continue to welcome guests who are coming to our services and we celebrate each time someone says “Yes” to Jesus as Lord, as we saw a number of people do in October! Praise the Lord for His amazing grace!

Giving for October was good once again. 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 also good.

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 month.

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 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 October 2017
  • Sunday Attendance: 1,600
  • Fuel for Ministry Fund (formerly the General Fund): $46,809.44 (new approved united/multi-campus weekly budget is $56,054.64)
  • Great Commission Fund: $5,002.54
  • Approximate cash able to set aside for multisite:  $700,000

Weekly Averages for October 2017

Financial Figures for October 2017

Actual Giving vs. Actual Expenses
>> Year to Date Approved Budget $1,078,574
>> Year to Date Giving $823,265
>> YTD Difference $255,309

>> Year to Date Approved Budget $1,078,574
>> Year to Date Expenses $699,064
>> YTD Difference $379,510

Actual Giving vs. Actual Spending
>> Giving To Date $823,265
>> Expenses To Date $699,064
>> Difference $124,201