The following August 2014 financial update was sent to members of the Mars Hill Church in Albuquerque, NM. Discussion to follow:
This particular letter is specific to the Albuquerque church but gives information about the church as a whole. August giving was under budget:
During the month of August, we received $1,552, 817 and expenses were $2,222,274, so our net over expenses (loss) after depreciation and capitalizing assets was ($647,768). Our income target was $1,842,414 and we missed this target by almost 16%. The average giving per adult attendee per week dropped in August to $39.08 from $44.16 in July.
LOCAL UPDATE – MARS HILL ALBUQUERQUE
– Tithes were $104,120 which was 141% of the $73,757 budget for August.
This appears to be a more candid approach for Mars Hill and I suspect leaders at each campus received one regarding their location.