Sometimes called the "Annual Fund," the Lincoln Leadership Gift is the unrestricted, sustaining, repeatable gift that makes up the difference between all other sources of income and the true cost of educating Lincoln Leaders at Lincoln Christian University (LCU). This gift benefits every leader preparing at LCU. Currently, that amounts to $1,500,000 annually (June 1-May 31). Thank you for joining us in making sure there will be future generations of Lincoln Leaders answering the call.



Current and future Lincoln Leaders depend on generous and faithful gifts from individuals and families who believe in - and benefit from - the mission and ministry of Lincoln Christian University.

A Lincoln Leader is someone who has spent part or all of his or her higher education experience in one of Lincoln Christian University’s (LCU) three schools. Over the years, Lincoln Leaders have made a difference in all 50 states and more than 160 countries around the world.

Today, Lincoln Leaders are making a difference in churches, global missions, counseling centers, businesses, finance, medicine, law, government, and education. Your Lincoln Leadership Gift makes it possible for future Lincoln Leaders (like the ones listed below) to continue to make a difference.

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Todd Hancock

Todd Hancock

CMF Missionary
Mexico

"I’ve had so many ‘learned it at Lincoln’ moments throughout my ministry in Mexico—times when I have said, ‘Oh yeah, that’s what my prof said in college,’ or ‘I remember hearing that in class.’ I feel like I was pretty well equipped for ministry. In other words, I was practically prepared for ministry."

Paul and Becky Rumbuc

Paul and Becky Rumbuc

Business Owners - Rumbuc Services, LP
Oakland, MI

"We gained a greater knowledge of the world around us and made lifelong friendships while we were students at LCU. Our education experience prepared us to be successful leaders in both business and ministry. We are thankful that we attended a school that honors God and provides an incredible education for its students."

Melissa Sandel

Melissa Sandel

Director of Ministries - West Side Christian Church
Springfield, IL

"My time at Lincoln Christian University inspired and poised me to love and lead in the local church. I came to LCU with a passion for growing the kingdom of God. I left with the Biblical foundation and tools to do so. The collaboration fostered among faculty and students at LCU has far outlasted my time on campus. LCU has grafted me into a network of kingdom leaders who continue to partner in the work of Jesus around the world. As a woman in leadership ministry, LCU reminded me that God makes no mistakes when assigning gifts to His people and trained me to leverage mine for His glory."

Danny Schaffner, Jr.

Danny Schaffner, Jr.

Senior Pastor - First Christian Church
Champaign, IL

"LCU taught me ‘how to think’ and not ‘what to think.’ It is where servant leadership became rooted in my life. I am deeply indebted to my relationships through LCU."