Our Year-end Financial Update
During this Advent season, we’ve encouraged all who attend our worship services to lift their gaze and gain a Christ-like perspective on our lives. As Northland’s finance director, it probably won’t be a surprise, but I apply this concept to our giving. When we lift our gaze to God, we learn about what our financial giving means for the church and for the kingdom of God.
You see, God stoops to use the things of this world to do His kingdom work. This includes money and this includes you.
As we approach the end of this year, we are significantly behind in our giving. We have only reached 75% of our budget. This means we need $982,406 to reach 100% of our budget by December 31, 2021. This is a staggering amount, as you can see.
But, what happens in our hearts when we lift our gaze to God? First, we can be confident that God knows our financial needs. This is no surprise for Him. Second, we can lay our concerns before Him. Know that your church leadership is doing this very thing. Third, you are the people who make up the Body of Christ at Northland Church. We must depend upon you to support the work we do financially. And so, we’re asking. Will you help?
The giving budget for December 2021 is $1,000,443. Just to give you a bit of perspective, last December, we received $1,176,386, an amazing demonstration of support for Northland. December is when we typically receive about $400,000 to $500,000 over our normal average.
If we took the remaining amount of $982,406 that we need to receive by December 31st, divided it equally and matched it with the number of donors, which is 1,462 people, each donor would need to give approximately $670 between now and the end of the year for us to meet our budget.
Here is the heavenly perspective: when you give to Northland, you are making an eternal investment. Your financial contributions produce eternal benefits for people as they hear the Gospel message and grow in their faith. This is the job that God has called us to do, and it takes financial support. Please consider how you might be part of providing the funding for Northland Church as we proclaim the good news that Jesus has come and will come again.
If you would like any additional information or have questions, please drop me an email.