The churches of the EastLake Church Network have a long tradition of working for positive change in our communities and throughout the world. That’s because people like you – who have generously sacrificed both time and money – have a heart for those in crisis and those in need. Over the past decade, your collective generosity has amounted to $5,270,417.26 in donations to the Christmas Offering, proving that we really are STRONGER TOGETHER!
This has been a year unlike any in recent memory, and this Christmas gives us the opportunity to come together as a family to help change the lives of thousands of people, most of whom you will never meet or know. This year has demonstrated need in dramatic ways, and we have the opportunity to love and care for others in a way that reflects the way Jesus has loved us. Over the coming weeks, you’ll hear stories of our partner organizations who bless us with their work and we, in turn, have the chance to bless with our generosity.
PROVERBS 25:22 (MSG)
“Your generosity will surprise him with goodness, and God will look after you.”
Our God-sized goal this year is $1,000,000
This amount is big, but it’s achievable if each and every family in our network joins in this year’s offering. Where does this money go?
For Our City
In 2021, we hope to take the project formerly known as “I Heart” to a new level with community service projects and outreach that make a difference in the neighborhoods where we live, work, and play.
San Diego Rescue Mission, Power House Ministries And Community Through Hope
These are only a few of the local organizations throughout our network that are blessed by your generosity.
Continue to fully fund the San Diego-area safe house for women rescued from human trafficking.
COVID Return Plan
Install enhanced cleanliness and hygiene systems, develop and upgrade outdoor and socially distanced seating options, and improve online streaming capabilities to provide safe and comfortable service experiences for indoor, outdoor, and online attenders.
Interrupted by COVID-19, we plan to return in an even more impactful way to bring hope, training, and direction to inmates of Donovan Correctional Facility and the Otay Mesa Detention Center.
Our ongoing partnership with Homes of Hope was impacted by COVID-19, and our plan is to return strong in 2021 to build new homes for families in dire need in Baja California.
Offering transitional services and a safe place to stay, the Center provides help for those who have been deported from the U.S., and resources for their families.
Post-shutdown, we believe there is a unique opportunity to support new churches that will reach new communities. Your generosity allows us to provide training, support, equipment and resources for these churches.
Each year, we set aside funds to assist with response and relief when disaster strikes in our communities, our nation, and our world.
Our long-standing partnership with the school and orphanage remains a top priority, as we help to improve facilities and give assistance for hundreds of children.
How We Can Reach Our Goal
As you pray and discern how God would ask you to give during this time, use this chart as a discipleship tool — let it be something that inspires and challenges you towards greater generosity for Christ’s Kingdom as we seek to give it all for Him.
|Gifts Needed||Gift Amount||Gift Level Total|
|Total Gift Goal||$1,065,000|
How to Get Involved
Get informed and pray about what God is calling you to do.
Commit to generosity and act on what God is asking you to do.
See the impact of your generosity and enjoy the stories of hope and help.