Join the vision for Legacy 2019!
Join the ongoing journey to impact generations and make an eternal difference!

Extravagant Goals Require Extravagant Faith

We have been prayerfully seeking God as to what role this church is to play in having a heaven-impact here on earth. The Bible shows us that Jesus gave all He had to reach the lost, and that there is no greater love than this. He asks us not to hold back in our own sacrifice, as we leave a legacy for the next generation.


View the full report of what we’ve accomplished together in the last two years and where God is leading us!

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Legacy

The Legacy vision enables us to take a giant leap forward in fulfilling the big opportunities God has placed before us as a church. Together, we get to be a part of something greater than ourselves – investing into generations – so that many more people may experience the life-changing hope of Jesus.

“Because I have set my heart on the house of my God, I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house…Who among you is ready and willing to join in the giving?”
– 1 Chronicles 29:3-6

Legacy Giving Opportunities

Click each opportunity to view how we get to make an eternal impact!

Prisons

“I was hungry and you fed Me, I was in prison and you came to Me….. whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was Me—you did it to Me.”
– Matthew 25 (Jesus speaking)

Partner with God Behind Bars to provide a spiritually dynamic weekly
service at two Correctional Institutions: Hardee and Dixon. In 2019, we
desire to begin Life Groups, an exit ministry for inmates, and provide
ongoing curriculum so they may grow deeper in their relationship with
Jesus.


Project list – $75,000

The City

“When right-living people bless the city, it flourishes!”
– Proverbs 11:11

Care for the homeless and under-resourced

Partner with local ministries to share hope and help in Jesus’ name to move people from homelessness and despair toward personal and spiritual wholeness.

Eradicate Hunger

Partner with local food banks in Winnebago County, IL and Lee County, FL in order to help feed the hungry and provide nourishment to those in need.

Invest in the Next Generation

Continue to maintain and establish ongoing relationships with Rockford 205 District and Lee County school districts so that we may be a present support in both practical and spiritual ways. This happens through providing consistent mentorship, youth programs, backpack giveaways, Christmas initiatives for under-resourced students, and much more.

Community Engagement

City First Church will continue to be a light in our communities! We will serve our cities through community events, city enhancement projects, and more. We are called to love where we live!


Project list – $125,000

Missions

“Go out into the world and share the Good News with all of creation.”
– Mark 16:15

ZOE

As an organization, ZOE International seeks to bring life to others by offering them the hope of Jesus Christ and providing children who have been victimized by human trafficking true healing and restoration in the name of Jesus.

Convoy of Hope, Europe

Convoy of Hope has reached over 100 million individuals, caring for both their practical and spiritual needs. The European branch continually provides resources in Europe and worldwide through feeding programs, community building, and disaster relief for the socially weak and underprivileged, all in the name of Jesus.

City First Missionary Housing

We want to provide a furnished home for missionary families to live in while raising funding and developing ministry partners for their missionary call. Beyond the cost of providing housing for these heroes, we would like to provide some updates to this space in order to maintain a quality place for them to live.

Anti-human trafficking efforts

Partner with world-renowned organizations: She Rescue Home and SakSaum ministries who care for children and teens who have been rescued from human trafficking, and show them the life-changing love of Jesus.

Missions efforts around the world

We support multiple missionaries and organizations who are spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ all around the globe. In addition to providing financial backing for missions efforts, we continue to provide opportunities for our City First Church family to participate in short terms missions trips.

Mercy Multiplied

Partner with Mercy Multiplied, an
organization dedicated to helping young women break free from life-controlling behaviors and severe situations. Mercy helps women experience God’s unconditional love, forgiveness, and life-transforming power, with no cost to those being helped.

Empower House

In 2012, City First Church opened a home devoted to empowering single moms. Its residents are provided housing, free of charge, and are on a development path towards holistic success. Not only is this opportunity designed to meet their spiritual needs – but also to empower them in their practical and physical needs. We partner together to journey towards health and independence in all the major areas of life: finances, family, health, and employment. We are seeing God do amazing things through this ministry!


Project list – $150,000

City First Church Enhancement

“God is building a home. He’s using us all in what He is building. He’s using you, fitting you in brick by brick, stone by stone, with Christ Jesus as the Cornerstone”
– Ephesians 2:19-20

City First Kids Spaces

Our heart has always been to point the lost to Jesus, and provide a church home that builds strength for future generations.

In line with this desire, our spaces see a lot of “wear and tear” in the best way possible! Our kids space is in need of refurbishing so we can create a safe and fun environment where kids can be introduced to Jesus, and learn how to follow Him (while having a blast)!


Project list – $175,000

Growth and Expansion

“Clear lots of ground for your tents! Make your tents large. Spread out! Think big! Use plenty of rope, drive the tent pegs deep. You’re going to need lots of elbow room for your growing family.”
– Isaiah 54:2-3

It takes ongoing funds to continue our expansion efforts – expansion is not limited to the brick and mortar of a building – but also the tech,
infrastructure, communications, and equipment to run all of the logistics that make ministry happen!

In 2019, we will be launching a new location at Hononegah High School and expanding our Church Online presence so more people can be a part of City First Church from anywhere in the world. Also, we will be prayerfully open to what God wants to do next so more people may spend eternity in heaven with their Creator!


Project list – $225,000

Legacy 2019 Goal
$750,000 by November 30, 2019

“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” – Proverbs 11:25

Join us in reaching the world with the love of Jesus!

Your generosity each month makes a big difference!

We ask that you prayerfully consider making a monthly commitment to the Legacy vision!


Monthly Gift
$
x 12 Months
One Year Giving Total
$
Monthly Gift Annual Gift
8,333 100,000
6,250 75,000
4,167 50,000
3,125 37,500
2,083 25,000
1,458 17,500
1,042 12,500
625 7,500
417 5,000
313 3,750
208 2,500
104 1,250
42 500
Make a Commitment

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Pray & Invite
The Legacy vision is about seeing lives changed for eternity.

In addition to giving toward the Legacy vision, we’re calling our church to commit to prayer and being “bringers.”

Prayer

As a church, we are committing to 21 days of prayer and fasting between January 13 – February 2. More details coming soon.

Inviting

One way you can partner with the vision is to invite family, friends, neighbors, and loved ones to experience the life-changing power of Jesus. Your invitation may be all they need to say “yes” to Jesus!