Financial Update

a letter from our LEADERSHIP:

Dear family and friends of Downtown Church,
Many of you have seen or heard the recent financial updates from our church. Our leadership would like to clarify and assure you that we are not in debt or in a financial crisis. The financial communication was a mid-year update and only in relation to the current monthly operating deficit, not the overall finances of the church. The leadership intended to encourage our congregation to reduce the monthly operating deficit by way of increased giving. Additionally, while there is a very generous, anonymous donor who has offered to make a donation to help reduce our deficit, we have asked them to not make their donation amount dependent on a match from our congregation because we want to ensure that each of us may “give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion” (2 Corinthians 9:7). Your leadership, administration, and finance committee has done an incredible job at stewarding the resources of a growing church, for which we are grateful for their diligence and transparency. If you have any questions, please contact one of our elders (Jed Hale, Cedric Calhoun, Rob Ward, or Josh Shelley). Again, the church is healthy from a financial standpoint; this mid-year message is addressing our 2018 mid-year deficit and is intended to encourage increased giving to drive that deficit down. We are trusting that the Lord will continue to faithfully provide for all our needs through the generosity of his people, as he has always done in the past.

DC is Making it Easier for you to GIVE:

  • For Online Giving - go to: log in, select the Giving tab on the left side bar and follow the instructions. Make your contribution to the “General Fund.”
  • For one-time Text Giving, text the keyword "downtownchurch" to 73256 and follow the instructions. Make your contribution to the “General Fund.”
  • Or mail your check to Downtown Church, PO Box 3923, Memphis, TN 38173.

If you would like to know more ways to give please contact our business administrator Kathleen Nobbman at

In His Service,
Downtown Church Leadership