Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Stewardship Report: God's Generous Provision

March is a significant month at Greenville Seminary for a variety of reasons. We host our Spring Theology Conference, professors administer Spring semester midterms, seniors sit for Presbytery and Classis exams, and other students begin exploring options for Summer internships. This year, we are also celebrating our 30th Anniversary with a banquet at the Westin Poinsett Hotel on March 16th. This is an exciting time to be at Greenville Seminary!

The support of many churches and individuals makes these activities (and many more) possible, and we are pleased to present the following financial report. So far this fiscal year, we have nearly twice as much in Net Income as last year ($146,034 vs. $79,969).


We thank God for His generous provision for our every need. We are deeply encouraged by the faithful and sacrificial giving of many churches and individuals who are partnering with us in our mission of equipping the next generation of Reformed preachers, pastors, and churchmen.

Financial Report for February 2017


The tables below indicate our monthly general operating fund financial situation as of the end of February and thus far in 2016-17 fiscal year.

Actual Income and Expenses:

GENERAL OPERATING FUND – FEBRUARY 2017
Donation Income (Unrestricted)

Churches
$46,498 

Individuals
$27,537 

Total Donations (unrestricted)
$74,035
Other Income
 $20,819
Total Income
$94,854
Expenses
$110,845
Net Income
–$15,991
GENERAL OPERATING FUND – FISCAL YEAR 2016-17
Donation Income (Unrestricted)
$784,876
Other Income
$176,325
Total Income
$961,201
Expenses
$815,167
Net Income
$146,034

Income and Expenses at a Glance:





 CAPITAL FUND
 Capital Campaign Goal
$3,500,000 
 Received
$3,477,884 
 Long-term Pledges Outstanding
$228,738 
 Total Received and Pledged
$3,706,623 
 Outstanding Obligations
$0 
 Monthly Payment (Interest Only)
$1,809.78 
 Remaining Mortgage
$547,495 

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Most of all, be fervent in prayer that God would provide all that is needed for us to do what He has called us to do in this ministry.

Thank you for your continued support for Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary