It’s like popcorn

popcornThe Kingdom of Heaven is like making popcorn – it takes the right environment to transform a hard kernel of corn into a fluffy white delight.

Helping people find and follow Christ is what we do at Richwoods.  Actually, the helping is what we do by creating an environment where people can respond to the goodness of God and the life he offers us in Jesus Christ.

For example, we have a couple who began attending Parkway Campus as the merger between Richwoods and Parkway Christian Church began.  They live right up the road in an apartment complex and one of their neighbors is a single mom with two kids.  She noticed the transforming life of Christ in the couple and began to attend Richwoods about three months ago.  She and her children are now regular attenders!

The Kingdom of Heaven is like popcorn – once the right environment is present, one kernel popping often bumps into another causing it to pop as well.

One of the elements of creating this kind of helping environment comes through the ongoing financial generosity of people like you. Each and every gift helps create the environment at Richwoods where people are finding and following Christ in new ways.

We are currently $95.5K behind in the giving we anticipated for the year so we tightened our belts back in July adjusting to the local financial climate.  We need to start out the year with a cash balance in our operating funds of $35K and as of today, we have $5K.

As you prayerfully consider your year-end giving, please understand your giving to Richwoods is making a significant impact for the Kingdom of Heaven.  Thank you for helping us create an environment that helps people find and follow Christ



Weekend Attendance

Knoxville Weekend Attendance

Parkway Weekend Attendance

Total Weekend Attendance

Weekend Giving

On average Richwoods needs to receive $48.3K in gifts to meet its operating expenses, 10% of which goes immediately to Missions and helping people in our community who are experiencing financial troubles.

Knoxville Campus: $38.6K
Parkway Campus: $1.3K
Total $40.4K
Needed Weekly: $48.3

YTD Giving

Our budgets are set on a calendar year, submitted by staff and approved by the Elders of Richwoods.  Our ability to meet the needs of the people, provide programs, offer ministry opportunities, and so on, are all contingent on the faithful and generous giving of the people who call Richwoods their church home.  As a church we do not take annual pledges to set a budget but we work off of our historical giving and attendance patterns to project a conservative budget.

Giving Year To Date: $2.088M
Budgeted Giving Year To Date: $2.184M

If you have questions about the information shared in this fyi, you can contact our Executive Pastor, Joel Dryden by email.  You can also leave a comment below.


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