When I started at Richwoods back in 2008, the church had moved away from the classic pictorial church directory and would print out a 40 plus page contact list for staff to use. It was efficient, but it was hard to connect a name with a face.
Every year I have a conversation with people expressing how helpful a pictorial directory would be. Honestly, I just don’t have the stomach for that kind of organizational nightmare. But there is hope.
Last year we transitioned our church database to an online format with Church Community Builder. Not only have we found a software to help us stay connected with the people of Richwoods, we’ve also discovered a great online church directory.
That’s right, you asked for it, and it’s here! We’ve called it “rCircle.” It’s Richwoods’ Online Community.
Each individual has the ability to create a profile, add a photo, keep contact information up to date, and it has plenty of privacy settings to make you comfortable. In addition, you can keep up with your giving statements, make a payment to an event or activity, send a note to your small group or ministry team, and set up automatic giving.
You can do all this and a lot more by logging into rCircle, our online community. When you log in, check out the helpful orientation video on the home screen to get started!
Knoxville Weekend Attendance
Parkway Weekend Attendance
Total Weekend Attendance
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.
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.