This past weekend I took a little field trip to a small church about 20 minutes north of our Knoxville Campus. The experience made me grateful for the style and mindset behind the worship at Richwoods. Every weekend we take a few hours to remember what we Believe. The seventy minutes provide ample opportunity for those who believe in the person and work of Jesus Christ to express thankful worship, to rejoice in the love of the Father, and to submit ourselves to the work of the Holy Spirit.
Our worship together is an important part of our individual and corporate discipleship, as we sing, listen, and take communion. Within each service we recall the message of the gospel, we proclaim Christ and the salvation we have secured in his death, burial, and resurrection. We provide opportunity for those who have never put their faith in Christ to do so, and for those of us who have, we reaffirm our faith.
Within our personal discipleship we must never forget this first love, to Believe and express it together.
On average Richwoods needs to receive $39.1K in gifts to meet its 2016 operating expenses, 10% of which goes immediately to Missions and helping people in our community who are experiencing financial troubles.
2016 Cash Balance
As a policy we must have at least 2 weeks of average weekly income in our cash balance at all times, currently that figure is $75K.
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.
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.