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Giving Update

 


General Fund Giving

Jan 1, 2019 to Nov 10, 2019

Giving to 11.10.19:

$3,052K

Goal to 11.10.19:

$3,034K

Ahead by:

18K


In May of 2017, Redeemer officially became three smaller, neighborhood-based churches on the East Side, the West Side and Downtown and as God provides, we plan to add more local worship sites in new neighborhoods. On Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, the West Side launched Redeemer Lincoln Square. In 2018 Redeemer Downtown launched a new site—meeting on Wednesday nights—Downtown LAB, and in fall 2019 Redeemer East Side plans to launch a new East Harlem worship site. Please consider giving generously to the Redeemer family of churches and ministries so that we can continue to support the growing needs of ministering and serving the gospel movement God is growing in neighborhoods across New York City.


Q3 Giving and Expenses

Redeemer Downtown's giving goal for 2019 is $3.9MM. With a giving goal of $3.9MM, we would need a total of $325K in monthly giving to reach our giving goal.

Below, take a look at our giving and expenses through Q3.

You can see in the graphic below that we have given $2.64M toward our 2019 giving goal of $3.9M. As of September 30, our giving trailed expenses by $450K. The gold box shows our expenses through Q3 by category. "Office & Sunday Rent" is the rent we pay both for our office space on 46th street and our Sunday worship services at The Salvation Army”. "Central Services & Central Ministries" includes HR, Finance, IT, Design, Video, CFW and Redeemer Counseling Services. As we close the year in Q4 it is important to note that during the month of December, historically we receive over 25% of our annual giving, which for 2019 will be ~$975,000. This summer we made some difficult but necessary cuts to the budget to bring our spending in line with our giving. In response, many of our regular givers increased their financial commitment. With the cuts made this summer and the support of our givers, we are on target with our projections and for expenses to be lower in the second half of the year.

Please consider setting up your online recurring giving today — downtown.redeemer.com/recurring.


What does holistic generosity look like?

The first community of Christians in the book of Acts were radically generous with their possessions — because of their newly found boldness and fearlessness that came out of an assurance in Christ’s love. It was the quality of their generous community that demonstrated and proved the reality that the gospel changes lives.

At Redeemer we want to model a community of Christians who live sacrificial lives of generosity across many fronts. From opening our homes to others to forgiving those who hurt us, generosity takes many forms. Of course, this includes sacrificial giving — stewardship of your finances. Paul was talking about money when he wrote, “Remember this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously” (2 Corinthians 9:6).

Nevertheless, as you see, financial giving is not the only kind of generosity we need poured out at Redeemer. In fact, for many of us living and working in this busy city, the giving of time to foster new relationships or to serve in a ministry routinely may even be the more challenging form of generosity. Whatever your sacrifices would be in living a more generous life for God and for others, we invite you to consider a holistic approach that includes being generous through service to ministries, through relationships, through hospitality, through the privileges and power we hold, and lastly, through our wealth.


I need help making a gift

If you need help making a gift online, via check, stock or donor-advised fund please contact Priscilla Dewing at: (917) 206-1427 or [email protected].


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