But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with HEALING in his wings.
Malachi 4:2 (NLT)

1. Emergency Help for the Poor of Our Community

While no church can solve every problem, every year we are presented with opportunities to help people on the very edges. The Hand of Healing Offering will help us to provide practical, tangible help with gas, food, and the love of Jesus to people in our own backyard.

Goal: $4,000

2. Anchor Church Plant, Champaign/Urbana

The kingdom of God is big, and we have a responsibility to help future churches plant well. Anchor Church is a Converge church set to launch in September of 2020 in Champaign/Urbana. A strong start can dramatically impact the success of a church plant and we want to play our part in seeing this church succeed.

Goal: $4,000

3. Protect kids of sex trafficked moms

God’s heart breaks for trafficked moms and their kids. We can support the children’s practical and developmental needs, childcare, and specialized medical and emotional support required to help the children heal.

Goal: $3,000

4. Teens Growing in Passion and Knowledge for Jesus Summer Conference

To expand the gospel & empower students through a week-long summer water-park conference. The greatest impact a generation can have is by reaching out to the next generation. We want to remove every barrier for our students and guests that would keep them from attending a life-transforming week of fun, connection and the Gospel of Jesus!

Goal: $10,000

5. Children’s Environment Improvements

Nothing is more important than our children encountering the love and person of Jesus Christ. Our Children’s ministry environments are in need of urgent technological and practical upgrades to DO church. More improvements translates to better ministry, happier volunteers, and more lives changed.

Goal: $4,000

Catch up if you’re behind

Of course, if you’ve pledged to For Those To Come campaign and fallen behind, why not use this opportunity to catch up or make some headway on your commitment?

What Have We Done Though Previous Offerings?

We have seen God use this holiday offering powerfully in the past. Here are some snapshots of what we’ve seen God do as a church:

Globally, we’ve:

    • Given over $4,000 to the help build a school in Afghanistan.
    • Given over $17,000 to meet the needs of displaced refugees through Samaritan’s Purse.
    • Contributed over $15,000 toward rescuing victims of human trafficking through A21!
    • Given $7,700 to meet urgent needs of the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma.
    • Restored two wells in Africa which give fresh clean water to villages that did not have clean water.
    • Assisted missionaries in Spain to establish a beachhead of hope to pilgrims (Terra Nova Pilgrim House).
    • Sent food and hygiene parcels to help people who lost everything as a result of the Typhoon in the Philippines.
    • Sent thousands of dollars to disciple-making missionaries connected to our church.

Locally, we’ve:

    • Donated over $3,500 to help trafficked moms and kids of Chicagoland find safe housing.
    • Given Jesus-centered hope and help to pregnant moms considering abortion.
    • Provided start-up money for a local church plant, Casa de Oracion!
    • Supported local ministry to former gang members as they are discipled.
    • Provided tens of thousands of dollars worth of groceries for hungry families in Lake County.

And within the walls of our church, we’ve

Given to expand the impact of our environments including lobby floors, equipment and updates to expand the impact of youth and children’s ministries, an online presence, and essential upgrades to the Sunday Morning Worship Experience.

In addition, your generosity has made it possible for hundreds of people to give their lives to Christ.

frequently-asked questions

What’s the Difference Between the Regular Offering and This Special Offering?

The regular Fierce Church offering is the proportional amount (the full tithe of 10%) that we set apart on a systematic basis and give throughout the year. From time to time, there are opportunities to give in a sacrificial way. This Special Offering is one of those sacrificial occasions that stretch us to grow in our faith. The special offering should be over and above what you regularly give.

When Should I Give?

This offering continues through January 31, 2020. Please use the “The Hand of Healing Offering” area on the Hand of Healing offering envelopes or include a note designating that your gift is for the Special Offering. Remember, consistent gifts over time add up – a person giving $50 per week over a ten-week period will give $500 to this Special Offering.

How Will I Know If We Reach Our Goal?

Please pray for God’s guidance as we all give sacrificially. You will be updated on our giving progress during the Sunday Morning Worship Experience, email, and social media. Reaching this goal will be a celebration of what we can do together as we stretch our faith under God’s leadership.

Why a Holiday Offering?

As part of God’s plan to grow the faith of the people in His church, He calls us to sacrificial giving from time to time. This Special Offering is an opportunity for us to grow in our faith and to prepare us for what God wants to do through our church in 2020. This offering is not because we are behind on budget, but rather is to position us to make a greater impact in our city and this generation in the coming year.

How Much Should I Give?

Since the goal is $25,000, this Special Offering will involve everyone. Please prayerfully consider a sacrificial gift that will stretch your faith. The precise amount you give is between you and God. Many in our church can give a $1,000, $2,500, or even a $5,000 gift. Others will be able to give between $100 and $500. The issue is not equal giving, but equal sacrifice. What amount can you give that will stretch your faith?

Why is the Goal So Large?

The Hand of Healing Offering goal of $25,000 is a large goal, and it is not loose change. Since Fierce Church (previously Torch of Faith) came together as one family, we have been a church that has dared to dream big dreams for God. Big dreams require big faith and big funding. The accomplishment of these big dreams will be determined by your gifts to this Special Offering. Each of these focus areas represent both a Biblical challenge and a “win” for Fierce Church and the Kingdom of God.

Are My Gifts Tax-Deductible?

All gifts to Fierce Church, whether via the regular offering or this Special Offering, are completely tax-deductible. Your gift will be deductible in the tax year given (i.e., gifts given in 2020 will be deductible on your 2020 taxes). Please be sure to include your name and address when you give so that a receipt can be sent to you for your tax preparations. You are not required to utilize a tax-deduction for your gift, but it is available for all gifts.

But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with HEALING in his wings.
Malachi 4:2 (NLT)

TIMES & LOCATION

Sundays  |  9:30 & 11:00am

954 W. Brae Loch Road, Grayslake IL 60030