2022 Quarter 4 Financials
2022 Quarter 4 Financials

RESPONDING TO NEEDS WITH A WARM HEART

We can so often take for granted our warm winter coats and the abundance of foods we enjoy. At Christ Church we try to see the needs of others and respond with a heart like Jesus’.

The winter season magnifies the giving and serving hearts of our congregation. We helped fill cabinets and dinner tables for 155 families who came to the December food pantry as well as provided toys, books and 350 shoeboxes to spread the joy of Christmas. Thanks to the many gifts and donations we were able to distribute 204 winter coats to those in need.

Missions and serving others are the heartbeat of our congregation. Our hope is that people stepping through our doors see a place of radical generosity. When we give to Christ Church we are on mission. We trust that the Lord will multiply the gifts we give as they are used to benefit His kingdom purposes. This includes providing the opportunity for people to experience worship, to connect with others and build relationships, to grow in faith through groups and classes, to reach into our communities and across the world to spread the news of the Gospel and to continue to meet the needs of others.

Take a look at the video below of our vision for the future. 


Financial Statement

Thank you for your support of Christ Church ministry and mission. Our 2022 giving was 7% behind plan and expenses were 9.4% better than plan. Your financial support provided for a wonderful Advent and Christmas season as well as prepared us to launch our LIFT Initiative!

*Please note: The Church maintains a balanced budget that is approved by the congregation at the Annual Meeting. The YTD numbers include a temporary planned deficit given the seasonality of our revenue stream, which is more heavily weighted toward year-end giving.


 

Where Does Your Giving Go?


* Ministry includes supporting worship and programs that help adults and children draw closer to God.
** Mission Partners supports more than 65 local and global ministries.
*** Property Expenses supports the funding of our mortgage and building improvements.

For further information, contact Jay Schommer at 630.321.3902 or jschommer@ChristChurch.us


 

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    2022 Quarter 3 Financials

    HOPE AND HELP IN TIMES OF CRISIS

    Helena lived in Eastern Kentucky with her Aunt Helen. Their home was built in 1974 by her grandparents and was the family gathering place for all holidays.

    In July their home was devastated by the floods. The water rose 40 feet in some places. When the water receded, mud was everywhere and the whole house had to be gutted. Helen is living temporarily at the dog groomers where she works.

    But the story doesn’t end there. Hope has been replacing despair.

    Christ Church sent twelve volunteers in late August to partner with Samaritan’s Purse. They shoveled mud, tore through insulation, dry wall and flooring, and hauled everything out in order to prepare the home for restoration.

    In addition to physical help, Christ Church has sent $30,000 in the past few months to Florida, Kentucky, Puerto Rico and Pakistan in response to natural disasters.

    We are grateful for those who faithfully give to Christ Church allowing us to respond quickly in times of crisis.

    Check out the video below from one of our younger volunteers. 


    Financial Statement

    Thank you for your continued support of Christ Church ministry and mission. As of September 30, giving is 6% behind plan and expenses are 12% better than plan. Your financial support provided for the middle school Coweoke gather event, the For Chicagoland serve day and sent urgent financial support to multiple partners that assisted many impacted by Hurricane Ian.

    *Please note: The Church maintains a balanced budget that is approved by the congregation at the Annual Meeting. The YTD numbers include a temporary planned deficit given the seasonality of our revenue stream, which is more heavily weighted toward year-end giving.


     

    Where Does Your Giving Go?


    * Ministry includes supporting worship and programs that help adults and children draw closer to God.
    ** Mission Partners supports more than 70 local and global ministries.
    *** Property Expenses supports the funding of our mortgage and building improvements.

    For further information, contact Jay Schommer at 630.321.3902 or jschommer@ChristChurch.us


     

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    2022 Quarter 2 Financials

    CONTINUING GOD’S STORY OF HOPE AND HEALING

    One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts. – Psalm 145:4

    This year we celebrate 25 years of God’s grace through the leadership of our Lead Pastor Dan Meyer. Recently he took time to reflect on some of the ways God has moved through moments of fruitfulness and celebration as well as struggles and challenges. It has been a meaningful opportunity to reflect and remember all the ways God has been faithful and look ahead with hope and anticipation at what He will do in the future.

    Our generosity today is shaping the story for the next 25 years and beyond. Our generosity is continuing God’s story of bringing hope and healing to the lives of so many in our church community and surrounding neighborhoods.


    Financial Statement

    Thank you for your continued support of Christ Church ministry and mission. As of June 30, giving is on track and expenses are less than planned. Your financial support provided for Vacation Bible School, the high school Roca Y Agua trip and helped launch our new Gospel Justice Center ministry.  

    *Please note: The Church maintains a balanced budget that is approved by the congregation at the Annual Meeting. The YTD numbers include a temporary planned deficit given the seasonality of our revenue stream, which is more heavily weighted toward year-end giving.


     

    Where Does Your Giving Go?


    * Ministry includes supporting worship and programs that help adults and children draw closer to God.
    ** Mission Partners supports more than 70 local and global ministries.
    *** Property Expenses supports the funding of our mortgage and building improvements.

    For further information, contact Jay Schommer at 630.321.3902 or jschommer@ChristChurch.us


     

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    2022 Quarter 1 Financials

    BUILDING ON FAITH AND RELATIONSHIPS

    And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the day approaching. – Hebrews 10:24–25

    We believe there is a God who brings hope, lifting us up so that we might thrive and share His goodness, beauty and truth with others. In this first quarter we have seen a resurgence of people returning to Sunday worship and grateful for a place where they are welcome, known and loved.

    Our prayer is that we will continue to welcome more people into our community and to experience His life-changing love.


    Financial Statement

    We are grateful for God‘s provision through your giving. At the end of our first quarter, our year-to-date net deficit* is more than planned. Your generosity this quarter provided needed support for Ukraine relief efforts through World Vision, cru and Missio Link International and supported our returning and growing children's programs for kids of all ages.
    *Please note: The Church maintains a balanced budget that is approved by the congregation at the Annual Meeting. The YTD numbers include a temporary planned deficit given the seasonality of our revenue stream, which is more heavily weighted toward year-end giving.

     


     

    Where Does Your Giving Go?


    * Ministry includes supporting worship and programs that help adults and children draw closer to God.
    ** Mission Partners supports more than 70 local and global ministries.
    *** Property Expenses supports the funding of our mortgage and building improvements.

    For further information, contact Jay Schommer at 630.321.3902 or jschommer@ChristChurch.us


     

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    2021 Quarter 4 Financials

    POURING INTO THE LIVES OF OTHERS

    Though it has been another year of struggle and uncertainty the people of Christ Church continue to put their faith and trust in Jesus and live into the six key values that transform our lives and catalyze change in our world. Just this January we revisited these values in the series This Changes Everything.

    • Authentic Worship
    • Intentional Growth
    • Generous Service
    • Attractive Witness
    • Genuine Community
    • Life–Changing Love

    Theodore Jones, a substance abuse counselor at Chicago’s Pacific Garden Mission is just one example of how the members and friends of Christ Church are partnering with what God is doing to create a place of refuge and transformation for the homeless and hurting in Chicago. Theo’s life has inspired many, as he’s gone on to lift others toward the abundant life God intended.

    Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like the shifting shadows. – James 1:17

    We pray that we continue to live in a way that is an overflow of God’s love, grace and goodness, lifting others to their greatest potential.


    Financial Statement

    We are grateful for God‘s provision through your giving. At the end of our budget year, donations and other income exceeded expenses by $890,957; thanks be to God! Your generosity provided for a wonderful Advent and Christmas season, the launch and celebration of the first Rooted cohort and continued support of more than 75 Christ Church mission partners like Pacific Garden Mission.

     


     

    Where Does Your Giving Go?


    * Ministry includes supporting worship and programs that help adults and children draw closer to God.
    ** Mission Partners supports more than 75 local and global ministries.
    *** Property Expenses supports the funding of our mortgage and building improvements.

    For further information, contact Jay Schommer at 630.321.3902 or jschommer@ChristChurch.us


     

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    2021 Quarter 3 Financials

    KEEP YOUR EYES UP

    Each day we see God at work in our church, community and world. We hear stories about how Jesus is redeeming and re-storying the lives of men, women and children.  We experience the transformation in our own lives as we submit to His love and direction.

    We lift our eyes to the Father in gratitude and praise as we reflect on the launch of a new ministry season. Thousands of people have already come through our doors in person and online to explore faith, find Jesus and grow in their love for God and their neighbors near and far. Despite the challenges of this season Christ Church friends and members have demonstrated their belief and trust that He is good and worthy of our whole lives.

    For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. – Matthew 6:21

    In early September Lead Pastor Dan Meyer shared what we believe God is calling us to do in this next season.  And you, the people of Christ Church, have responded with generosity and intentionality. You know the Savior’s love and want others to know it too. Together we watch expectantly for His Spirit to move. 


    Financial Statement

    We are grateful for God‘s provision through your giving. At the end of our third quarter, donations and other income were behind budget but expenses were prudently managed. The $6.5M in donations and other revenue allowed us to provide our Summer Lights worship experiences, fall programming for all ages, for continued opportunities to LIFT others up on this discipleship journey and meet needs in our communities and around the world.

     

     

    Please note: The Church maintains a balanced budget that is approved by the congregation at the Annual Meeting. The YTD numbers include a temporary planned deficit given the seasonality of our revenue stream, which is more heavily weighted toward year end giving.


     

    Where Does Your Giving Go?


    * Ministry includes supporting worship and programs that help adults and children draw closer to God.
    ** Mission Partners supports more than 75 local and global ministries.
    *** Property Expenses supports the funding of our mortgage and building improvements.

     


    For further information, contact Jay Schommer at 630.321.3902 or jschommer@ChristChurch.us


     

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    2021 Quarter 2 Financials

    AS IT IS IN HEAVEN

    At Christ Church, we believe that God the Father is the giver of all good things and that He invites us to join Him in bringing heaven to this earth. One of the ways we partner with God is through our giving. When we surrender our lives–time, talents and treasure–God uses them to reach others with His love, grace and goodness. Our tithes and gifts bring hope to others and turn their attention to Jesus.

    This past quarter we have seen God use your faithful gifts to welcome back people who have not worshipped in person for 15 months or longer. We’ve met new families online and in person, as well as welcomed new members to Christ Church! More than 500 kids and students have come together for Vacation Bible School and camps, taking the first or next steps in their faith journey. Your generosity has also made it possible for us to be the hands and feet of Jesus through this current economic downturn and the devastation of the most recent tornado.

    It is a privilege to minister alongside you. It is good to be His Church.


    Financial Statement

    We are grateful to God for your generosity. At this mid-year point, donations and other income were behind budget but expenses were prudently managed. The $4.2M of donations and other income provided meaningful connections for members’ and attenders’ worship experience, kids and teens at VBS and COW camps and for continued community building as we welcome everyone back to campus.

     


     

    Where Does Your Giving Go?


    * Ministry includes supporting worship and programs that help adults and children draw closer to God.
    ** Mission Partners supports more than 75 local and global ministries.
    *** Property Expenses supports the funding of our mortgage and building improvements.

     


    For further information, contact Jay Schommer at 630.321.3902 or jschommer@ChristChurch.us


     

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    2021 Quarter 1 Financials

    HELP AND HOPE FOR THOSE NEAR AND FAR

    One of the most beautiful things about the spirit of Christ Church is that we are grateful for God’s grace in the past and hopeful for what He will yet do in the future. This year, inspired by the call of Christ, we plan to dramatically expand our network of life-giving relationships and resources that will help thousands of people move to a wonderful new level of personal thriving and Christian influence.

    We look forward to walking into that exciting new future with you and all who make up this exceptional church. May God be pleased and glorified by all we together do in His Name.

     


     

    Financial Statement

    We are grateful to God for your generosity this first quarter. While donations were behind budget, expenses were prudently managed. The $1.81M of donations provided meaningful connections for members and attenders during Holy Week, at small and large group gatherings like COW for middle schoolers and the IF:Gathering for women. We also continued to support our mission partners around the world. 

     

     


    Where Does Your Giving Go?