Jesus is the ultimate difference maker and Christ Church wants to join him in the call to change lives in our community and world. We invite you to consider how you, too, can be a difference maker as part of this movement. We believe God is calling us to embark on these initiatives over the next two years to advance our impact in His Great Commission (Matthew 28:19–20).
- We will embrace those with disabilities by developing a full-scale ministry that reaches over 50 families in our community who have children with special needs.
Investment over 2 years: $132,000
- We will reach young adults by creating a ministry that helps over 100 people develop their faith and live it out in the world.
Investment over 2 years: $85,000
- We will serve internationally by providing the funds necessary to complete the construction of our school for nearly 300 children in Sakwa, Kenya.
Investment over 2 years: $62,000
- We will provide life-changing experiences for children and youth in our community by creating Christ-centered summer camp experiences for over 2,000 and developing enriching after-school programs for over 50 students.
Investment over 2 years: $100,000
The key components include these intentional causes and more, totaling over $1,000,000. Please prayerfully consider providing support to our general fund as we seek to join Jesus in changing lives!
Archived Sermons from Difference Maker Series
Part 1: The Power Of A Difference-Making Church
Part 2: The Essentials Of A Difference-Making Church
Part 3: What On Earth Is God Doing?
Part 4: Benefits Of A Church With Vision
Part 5: What Am I Doing Here?
Frequently Asked Questions
How were the initiatives determined?The church leadership comprised of our pastors, church council and senior level staff spent a great deal of time looking at the ways we can live out the vision of the church in bold, new ways. After much prayer, research and discernment, they came to the agreement that these initiatives are where God is calling us for 2017 and 2018. The initiatives tie directly into the vision of the church.
Can I designate my donation to a specific initiative?
We appreciate your generosity and will certainly honor your intentions, but we prefer that you give to support all of the initiatives so the church has the flexibility to implement the plan.
How will we be informed of the progress?
We will regularly update the church community on how the initiatives are developing and where they are impacting lives. Updates will be through our electronic newsletter, testimonies and announcements on Sunday morning as well as periodic updates from senior leadership.
How will new people get a chance to get involved in the initiatives?
Starting in January 2017, Christ Church is initiating the Next Steps class where newcomers to the church are given an opportunity to become partners in the Difference Maker campaign.
What happens if we don't raise enough funds to pay for all of the initiatives?
These initiatives are our goals for all of 2017 and 2018; as such, Pastor John and the church leadership will determine the priority in which we will implement them. We will encourage new people who become part of the Christ Church family to become Difference Maker partners.
What if we raise more funds than needed for the initiatives?
First, praise God! If surplus funds are received, Pastor John and the church leadership will determine how they will be used based on the overall vision of the church. New initiatives may be determined based on available funds.
How can I get involved beyond giving money?
We encourage everyone to get involved as much as possible in contributing their time and talent to helping these initiatives become reality. If you are interested in a specific initiative, simply contact Director of Connections Pam Charbonneau at to find out more. As with all things, we encourage you to pray for God's will to be done.
Can I give financially beyond a cash gift?
Absolutely! Please contact Executive Director Jeff Kimmel at 703.425.3580 for assistance.