Monthly Financial Update

September 2018

We have had a great start to the fall season at Riverside! We have much to thank God for as we look at what God did during September.

Our all-church spiritual journey Divine Direction has had a great impact in many lives so far. We’ve seen the largest ever engagement in small groups in one month ever in our history; and we have seen children, students, and adults say “yes” to Jesus Christ as Lord throughout the entire month! This is why Riverside Church exists.

We welcomed a significant number of guests every Sunday at both campuses.

Our Sauk Rapids campus had a great month of September in a number of ways.

Growth in attendance between our two campuses is happening and giving for September was positive in the Fuel for Ministry fund, and solid for the Fuel for Missions fund.

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. 61% 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 now one quarter into our new 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 September 2018

  • Sunday Attendance: 1,782
  • Fuel for Ministry Fund (formerly the General Fund): $58,725.42 (Our new approved united/multi-campus weekly budget is $66,466.71 (53 weeks)).
  • Fuel for Global Missions Fund: $5,201.96
  • Approximate cash able to set aside for multisite: $2,894,388

Weekly Averages for September 2018

Financial Figures for September 2018

Actual Giving vs. Actual Expenses
>> Year to Date Approved Budget $908,113
>> Year to Date Giving $729,106
>> YTD Difference $179,007

>> Year to Date Approved Budget $908,113
>> Year to Date Expenses $592,800
>> YTD Difference $315,313

Actual Giving vs. Actual Spending
>> Giving To Date $729,106
>> Expenses To Date $592,800
>> Difference $136,306