Redeemer Lutheran is enabled by God's grace to witness clearly to Christ and His Word through caring service.
Update - August 2015
As of the end of July 2015, the Building Fund has raised $501.400 which is the target set before additional work on the project can begin. The Building Committee will give a report at the next Voters Assembly.
Why a Building Campaign?
We are moving Forward in Faith:
To extend the ministry, mission, and outreach of Redeemer Lutheran Church and School.
To provide facilities that meet the needs of our church and school, both now and for generations to come.
To prayerfully seek God's guidance and direction - confident that by God's grace we will be given the resources necessary to carry out our calling as a congregation of faith.
To provide an enduring witness as members and friends of the congregation reach out to our community with the forgiveness and grace of Christ, being clear witnesses and caring servants of Christ.
April 2009: Special Voters Meeting received results of the Campaign Readiness Program.
August 2009: Hired an architect (LPA Associates) to complete our building plans, apply for city permits, and coordinate with a construction company. Hired PETRA Geotechnical to do a soils analysis.
January 2010: LPA presented to the congregation a four-phase building program aimed at meeting our long-term goals.
April 2010: LPA provided an update and the building committee recommended proceeding with fund raising toward a new sanctuary. This can be built under an existing Conditional Use Permit (CUP) and allows us to proceed sooner than we originally anticipated. CLICK HERE for a copy of the presentation (requires login). CLICK HERE to see the artist renderings that supplement the presentation.
Informational meetings were held April 18-23. At these meetings more details of plans and directions were presented in moving ministry forward by making significant improvements to church and school facilities. CLICK HERE for a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that were developed in response to these meetings.
June and July 2010: Preschool repairs and refurbishments completed.
The building committee still wants to hear your questions and concerns and give you the opportunity to clarify where we are going and how we, under God's Word and Spirit, are going to get there in a God-pleasing and responsible way. If you missed one of these meetings, please call the church office for more information.
Forward in Faith
CLICK HERE to download a PDF brochure about the capital campaign program.
The goal of the first building phase - build a new sanctuary for approximately $3,000,000 under a three year capital campaign. On Commitment Sunday, September 19, 2010 pledges were gathered from the congregation in preparation for the first phase.
Our goal is to have $500,000 in the building fund before additional work on the project begins. The new sanctuary will free up space for outreach events, fellowship activities, our music program and preschool activities. Special building fund offering envelopes are available in the pews and in the church office.
Progress reports and updates are regularly communicated and posted on the website. Once sufficient funds are raised, we will begin planning the design and construction phase and bringing those plans to the voters.
Please keep Redeemer’s future in your prayers as we move forward in faith – together. Thank you for your continued support.
As the building campaign fundraising progresses and we get closer to the design phase of our project, architectural surveys will be offered to the congregation to assist the building committee.
Architectural Survey # 1 for the New Sanctuary – Baptismal Font
Offered April 10, 2011. Results were announced May 1, 2011 and posted in the June edition of the Redeemer Reflections (monthly newsletter).
Architectural Survey # 2 for the Sanctuary – Courtyard
Offered June 26, 2011. Results were announced July 10 and posted in the August edition of Redeemer Reflections.
Architectural Survey # 3 for the Sanctuary – Narthex
Offered 28, 2011. Results were announced September 11 and posted in the October edition of Redeemer Reflections.