Connections are important

We believe that God created us for community. At Immanuel that plays out in different ways. We want to help you connect with God and with each other. We want to provide opportunities to use the gifts and talents God gave you in service to the church and the community. We want to support and encourage you (and for you to do the same with others) throughout all aspects of your life. 

We'd be happy to talk with you about getting connected at Immanuel. Come and visit us this weekend!

 

Our God is Real and Present Here!

We want to do all we can today to Prepare Kids for Tomorrow! We are pleased to offer quality PreK - 8th education in a loving and caring environment. Our teachers and staff place a high value on learning, but an even greater emphasis on your children. We believe that in order to truly prepare them for tomorrow we not only need to teach them the fundamentals, but provide them with opportunities to be a good neighbor. 

We'd love to show you what we do! Schedule an onsite visit today!

 

Building stronger family & faith foundations through sports.

Upward is a nationwide program that provides opportunities for all kids to Play with Purpose. 

To Play With Purpose means you make smart decisions, improve in your physical development, discover your life's purpose, and put others needs before your own.

It's more than just the game. It's every practice, every drill, every pivot, every pass and shot. Become more than just an athlete.

We'd love to have you join the team! Learn more about Upward at Immanuel here!

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Connections are important

We believe that God created us for community. At Immanuel that plays out in different ways. We want to help you connect with God and with each other. We want to provide opportunities to use the gifts and talents God gave you in service to the church and the community. We want to support and encourage you (and for you to do the same with others) throughout all aspects of your life. 

We'd be happy to talk with you about getting connected at Immanuel. Come and visit us this weekend!

 

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Our God is Real and Present Here!

We want to do all we can today to Prepare Kids for Tomorrow! We are pleased to offer quality PreK - 8th education in a loving and caring environment. Our teachers and staff place a high value on learning, but an even greater emphasis on your children. We believe that in order to truly prepare them for tomorrow we not only need to teach them the fundamentals, but provide them with opportunities to be a good neighbor. 

We'd love to show you what we do! Schedule an onsite visit today!

 

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Building stronger family & faith foundations through sports.

Upward is a nationwide program that provides opportunities for all kids to Play with Purpose. 

To Play With Purpose means you make smart decisions, improve in your physical development, discover your life's purpose, and put others needs before your own.

It's more than just the game. It's every practice, every drill, every pivot, every pass and shot. Become more than just an athlete.

We'd love to have you join the team! Learn more about Upward at Immanuel here!

What We Believe

Our Mission

For nearly 145 years, Immanuel Lutheran Church and School have been part of the Crystal Lake community. From our beginning to the present, our mission has been to share God’s love through His Word and our actions. In fact, the sole reason that Immanuel exists is for the purpose of “touching hearts and transforming lives with the light of Jesus Christ.”  The Great Commandment—touching hearts (Matthew 22:37-39)  The Great Commission—transforming lives. (Matthew 28:29-20)

Our Vision

Our vision then is to become the “City on a Hill” that Jesus describes in Matthew 5:14.

We believe that God will transform the campus of 300 S. Pathway Court into a “city on a hill”, a central hub in Crystal Lake that will appeal to the spiritual, educational, and recreational needs of families in our community. 

Our Values

We value Lutheran Doctrine. 

  • Christ Alone: Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, and the heart and center of all that we do.
  • Faith Alone: We are saved solely by faith, not by our works.
  • Grace Alone: We are saved through the gift given to us by God, when He sent His Son to die on the cross on our behalf.
  • Scripture Alone: We accurately follow the Bible as the complete and infallible Word of God. 

We value People.

  • Compassion for the Lost: We reach out to those “who aren’t here yet” so they might become connected with Christ. The lost are always our first priority.  The Parable of the  Lost Sheep reminds us,
  • Care for our Members: We strive to connect our members to Christ through Word and Sacrament and to healthy relationships with each other through small groups and service. 

We value Excellence.

  • We value Hospitality.    We create a welcoming and connecting culture.

  •  In Christian education: Immanuel Lutheran School promotes a Christ-centered environment that encourages children to develop their God-given academic, physical and spiritual gifts as they grow into responsible young Christians.

  • In Worship: First, we honor God by appropriately responding to His gifts with our own best gifts of music, praise, worship, and prayers and the faithful use of His Word and Sacraments. Then, we strive to connect our guests and members with God’s Spirit through music, message, and welcoming culture knowing that this is a mystery and the ultimate outcome is through God’s power alone.

  • In Stewardship: God is a generous God, having given everything to us.  We respond by being generous in return with our time, talents, and treasure.