"In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' " -Acts 20:35

Joash Offering 2017


In 1962, the leaders of the church suggested a special offering to fund unusual expenses and special projects. Immanuel responded by bringing a tremendous love offering to Christ to meet those needs. It was a great success, and a new tradition was begun. Since that time, Immanuel has received a Joash Chest Offering in June of each year. This offering is used to make needed  repairs and updates to our physical plant and operations.

Our 2017 Offering Goal is $200,000 to be designated as follows:

Preschool/Children’s Department and Technology Upgrades
Our fastest growing demographic at Immanuel continues to be growing families. We are seeing more families than ever utilize our preschool and  children’s ministries. The environment and technology upgrades will help guests and members alike with a quick, easy, and secure check-in process as well as release barriers to future growth in our family ministries. Preschool Area $30,000  ||  Children’s Worship Area $24,300  ||  iKIDS Welcome Area $9,300

Church Wayfinding
We have been blessed with the opportunity to grow and expand our physical campus. Because of this, our building has become difficult to navigate, especially for guests and community members visiting our campus for the first time. For continued growth to occur and to assist our guests, visitors, and members to Gather, Grow, and Serve at Immanuel, a professional map of our facilities and grounds will be created. Professional Maps with Aerial and 3D Imaging $12,000

Our physical campus is one of our largest and most important assets. With an again building, technological advances in energy, and church growth come many projects. Each of the following facility improvements will ensure Immanuel remains good stewards of the resources entrusted as well as maintain our influence in Lexington and Central Kentucky. Worship Area Outside Lighting $9,000  ||  Replace 10 HVAC Heat Exchangers $15,400  ||  Paving Lots for Additional Parking $100,000


2016 Annual Report


Click here to view the 2016 Annual Report.

Cash Giving


SecureGive is digital giving made simple allowing you three ways to give:

1. Online – It’s one-click giving from the convenience of your home or office.

2. Mobile – The power of giving using your smart phone with the SecureGive app.

3. Giving Kiosk – Just drop by Connection Point and use the SecureGive iPad to quickly make your financial transaction.


Non-Cash Giving


Just what is a non-cash gift?  Anything that is not cash– items like stocks, real estate, business interests, retirement plans, estate gifts, gift cards, vehicles, boats, cell phones, laptops, game consoles, electronics, gems, precious metals, commodities, business inventory, business equity/income, a charitable gift annuities, etc.

Advantages of non-cash giving – There are many, but the most significant advantages are:

1. Bigger Tax Deduction with full contribution credit of your gift to the donor.

2. Eliminate or significantly lesson your capital gains tax

Made easy – Immanuel has always been able to receive such gifts, but they were a bit complicated for the donor and recipient to process.  Well, believe it or not, non-cash giving to your church has become a lot easier for you and the recipient.

To help you understand the idea of a non-cash gift, please take a moment to watch this short video entitled “The Power of Asset-Based Giving and how this can easily work for you and Immanuel or read over this short 2-page document.

Types of non-cash giving include:

  1. Appreciable Assets – This can include appreciated securities, real estate, business interests, personal property, restricted securities, loan notes, estate gifts, retirement plans, and life insurance.  For a complete information, click here to review information on appreciable assets.
  2. Charitable Gift Annuities – For more information on how you can make a charitable gift annuity that also pays you an income stream, please click here.
  3. Non-Appreciable Assets – These can be donated through a company that Immanuel has partnered with called iDonate.  Non-appreciable assets include gift cards, automobiles, boats, cell phones, laptops, tablets, game consoles, bulk electronics, jewelry, precious metals, commodities, inventory, and other bulk donations.  You will receive contribution credit through our iDonate partner and you can remain completely anonymous if you desire.  Click here to be walked through the process on our iDonate website.

For more information or to get started, contact David Bourne, Church Administrator, at or (859) 685-3338.

Financial Coaching


Immanuel offers free, one-on-one financial coaching to the community. You do not need to be a member or attender to meet with one of our trained financial coaches. We are here to help you learn how to gain control of your personal finances.

How Can This Help Me?
In Financial Coaching, you will learn biblically-based money management principles and techniques in a one-on-one environment designed to give you practical assistance in the following areas:

  • Creating a budget that works
  • Calculating your debt free date
  • Learning how to save money
  • Learning how to invest money
  • Learning how to reduce spending
  • Learning how to budget with your spouse

If you have specific questions about Financial Coaching before scheduling an appointment, please email or call us at 859.685.3200. We are here to help!

Step 1
Free Financial Coaching is available at Immanuel by appointment only.

Step 2
Once you have signed up for a Financial Coaching appointment, you will need to download, complete, and submit the pre-appointment forms below. We will be unable to schedule your appointment without this completed paperwork.

Step 3
Once you’ve completed the forms, please send them to us “Attn: Financial Coaching.”
By email at
By fax at 859.269.4035
By mail at 3100 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, KY, 40502
Your appointment will be scheduled upon receipt of your forms. (Sending them via email will get the quickest response.)

Amazon Smile


You shop. Amazon gives.

  • Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Immanuel Baptist Church whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Follow this link to support Immanuel when you shop at 

Audited Financial Statements


Anyone who gives a gift to Immanuel is making a personal investment in the mission and vision of the church. It’s a Kingdom investment trust relationship, and we take that trust very seriously.

We want donors to know that the dollars they give get directly to the mission of Immanuel, which is to lead people to Jesus and nurture them in their faith. Our strategy to do that is to gather, grow, and serve. Because of this, every year Immanuel purposely budgets for a full audit of its books.

Our auditor tells us that 75% to programs and 25% to administration is what non-profits should strive to attain. We think you will be happy to know that in 2015, program dollars accounted for 88.14% of dollars given, while only 11.86% went to administration. In 2014, program dollars accounted for 87.31% while 12.69% went to administration. In 2013, it was 83.86% and 16.14% respectively. As you can see, we continue to improve on how dollars donated get to our core mission. We work hard to make sure this happens each and every day.

Our financial statements “present fairly” (an accounting term which means things are presented accurately) the financial position of Immanuel. In other words, we have another “clean” audit opinion again this  year. You can read this from our auditors on page 3 of our audited statements.

If you are looking for a church that is truly putting your dollars to its mission, you will find no better place than Immanuel. Your investment is in good hands here thanks to a dedicated staff, healthy finance committee oversight, and a commitment to our mission.

If you should have any questions about our audit or would like to talk to someone about giving to Immanuel in any way (cash, stocks or other non-cash items), please feel free to contact David Bourne, Church Administrator.



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