“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

-2 Corinthians 9:7

We are excited that you have partnered with us in our mission to help people discover life with God.

Each year we set a budget in line with our  vision to fuel a movement that reaches people and renews communities.

Generosity is a lifelong journey whereby we give of the resources God has given to us as stewards. No matter where you are on your generosity journey we encourage you to pray that God would direct you how much to give and where to give.

Other Ways to Give


You can drop your gift in the offering boxes at the back of the sanctuary.

Use the app

Download the Christ Church app- search Christ Church IL in the app store.

Mail a Check

100 N. Waukegan Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Text to Give

You can use our text to give service by texting CHRISTCHURCH to 77977.

ACH Giving

Download this ACH form and return completed form to Christ Church.

Planned Giving

Give via retirement planning, legacy, trusts, etc. as part of your overall financial strategy.

Did you know The Cares Act 2020 offers benefits to donors to Christ Church?

The window for taking advantage of these changes closes on December 31, 2020.  Christ Church is a registered 501c3 public charity.   Please consult with your tax advisor. Thank you for your generosity!

Contact our Finance Department at for more information

No longer itemizing your charitable giving? 

The CARES Act Universal Deduction will allow individual taxpayers to deduct cash donations to charity of up to $300 on their 2020 federal tax return, even though they take the standard deduction.  Married-filing-jointly taxpayers will get an above-the-line deduction of up to $600.

If you are still able to itemize…

The Cares Act increases the current deduction cap of 60% of adjusted gross income (AGI) to 100% of AGI for cash donations. This could theoretically mean zero taxable income for you this year!

Giving Steps


A First Gift is just that – it marks the first time you make a contribution to the church. This is generally done in response to understanding God’s love and being instructed about giving from his Word. 2 Corinthians 8:7-15


A Consistent Giver is someone who decides to make giving a consistent part of their life. 2 Corinthians 9:6-8


An Intentional Giver is someone who relates their giving to other things. Rather than giving out of what is left after they spend on other matters, they give first. Often this is done by establishing the percentage of household income that will go to the cause of Christ. Luke 14:28-35


A person who tithes gives the first ten percent of their income to the Lord. This practice, which is taught in the Bible, is rooted in the belief that everything belongs to God and that the first-fruits (first portion) of that provision is to be given back to Him in recognition of His ownership and in thanksgiving for providing for us. Malachi 3 


A Legacy Giver is someone who thinks about the long-term effects of generosity. They choose to live below their means in order to give more than ten percent of their income away. 1 Timothy 6:6-19