The Power of Generosity

Forest City Church is a place where we give generously so that more and more people in our church, our community and around the world can hear and experience the life-transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ. You won’t sit on the sidelines here.

So bring your talent. Share your life and time. And know that you are making a difference in someone’s life.

Here’s what Generosity looks like

One of our values at Forest City Church is generosity. Just as God was so generous in sending His Son to die for us, so we want to be generous with what we have in return.  

Paul puts it this way in 2 Corinthians 9:6-8. Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”  

At Forest City Church, giving is a way of life: Funding ministry so others will hear the good news; caring for the poor and marginalized around the world, partnering with like minded ministries in our communities, and blessing those who need our help. We are generous because God commands us to be and gives us the example of His generosity of grace toward us.- Our conviction is that you cannot outgive God!

We practice transparency and “clean hands” in the use of the financial resources God provides. Along with generosity to other ministries locally and globally. Below you will find ways to give. Join us in the pursuit of building God’s kingdom through our resources!

Ways to Give


Give online with link to giving page to choose Rockford or Elgin


Give, listen to sermons and get updates via our church app.


You can give your donations by mailing them  to the following address:
1280 S. Alpine Rd.,
Rockford, IL 61108.

Non-Cash Donations

Many people find creative ways to make contributions to Forest City Church’s ministries through non-cash gifts. Here are a few options to consider:

Stocks and mutual funds:

You will receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of your securities at the time of donation, and you will pay no capital gains tax on the difference between your cost and the fair market value. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact us at or call 815-316-6784.

Donor Advised Funds:

If you would like to donate from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF), please ask your DAF representative to mail your donation to  Forest City Church, 1280 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL  61108. Also, have your DAF representative include your name and campus designation with the donation.


Other giving options include life insurance, bequests, etc. For additional information, contact or call 815-316-6784.

Giving FAQ

What is a Tithe?

The Bible teaches that we worship the Lord by bringing Him our tithe, which is typically 10% of our income. When we give above and beyond our tithe, it’s called an offering