August Financial Update

August was an amazing month at ALIVE. We had our highest monthly average attendance ever of 1,732 attenders! We hosted the Clemson football team and staff, provided a back to school breakfast for teachers at Central Academy of the Arts, displayed an amazing presence at Southern Wesleyan University, Clemson University, and Anderson University college fairs, as well as hosted Kids Weeks at Central and Pleasant View Campuses. Your time, energy and financial generosity are turning these ministry opportunities into reality as we continue to reach spiritually hungry people across the Upstate.


At ALIVE, one of our core values is Authentic Community. We believe this applies to both how we interact personally but also how we operate as an organization. When it comes to finances, ALIVE’s leadership is committed to being transparent as well as celebrating your generosity and sacrifice. The purpose of this monthly email is to provide month-to-month updates on tithes and offerings as wells as our Hope Grows Here campaign.

In regards to the chart above: 

  • Vertical axis represents dollars
  • Horizontal axis represents our fiscal year
  • Dotted black line indicates general operating budget
  • Solid black line indicates tithes and offerings actually received to date

As you can see, we are currently tracking behind budget. Our fiscal year starts on May 1st which traditionally means the first quarter of the financial year is often behind budget due to less routine summer giving. We believe that with God’s blessing, the support of many faithful givers like you, and the 113 new givers that have given to ALIVE this year we will see this variance shrink and meet the budget needs of this year.