At Richwoods we talk a good deal about the “Redemptive Potential” of the church. Speaking to a reality that each church—each collection of Christ-followers—has a specific role in the ongoing plan God is working out in our day redeeming his creation. (Colossians 1 &2 are a good read on this.) God is actively working out the restoration of his creation in our days and expects us to join him in the work as we depend on the Holy Spirit for guidance and wisdom.
Each of us has a God given role to work out within the local church as we work together on the task set before us. As individuals we have a responsibility to join God in his redemptive plan, not just a responsibility, but a potential that God sees in us to help another soul experience redemption.
At Richwoods we have been rethinking and reworking some of our staffing and volunteer structures to give the people of Richwoods greater ability to use their gifts, abilities, and passions—both inside and outside of the church—so together we can realize and enjoy the redemptive potential God sees in us.
Kevin Peck, has a great two minute video that describes the redemptive potential of systems, policies, and even procedures within the church.
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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.
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.