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923 families have committed $6,854,937 | Updated September 4, 2018
Since 1963, our history at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church has been full of bold risks we have taken in order to meet the needs of the community around us.
Our community has changed dramatically and once again it’s time for bold steps forward.
To continue to impact the community for the sake of the Gospel, our vision calls us to take new risks, collaboratively providing hope and wholeness to all people south of the river, with specific focus on children, seniors, and people in poverty. Our facilities need to adapt to propel us forward into our vision.
We’re not writing a new story; we’re writing a new chapter into the amazing story of God’s work at Prince of Peace.
It is, and always has been, the privilege of God’s people to pave the way for future generations of disciples. As stewards of the riches of God we trust that all we invest today will richly bless the generations of tomorrow, leaving a legacy of faith, hope, and love.
You are invited to partner in this capital campaign.
One Church. One Vision. Under One Roof.
The Prince of Peace story began in 1963. From the start we weren’t a typical church. We launched an outdoor worship service in the old Lucky Twin Drive-In Theater and integrated music and art in innovative ways. We designed our ministry to meet the needs of the growing community around us, taking risks in order to connect new generations with God’s love revealed in Jesus. We began building our first facility on the Ridges campus in 1974, with an addition in 1982. A few years later we purchased the medical clinic we now call the Christian Life Center. Our cross tower symbolizes our privilege to be a beacon of hope and wholeness to the community.
Our history is full of bold risks we have taken in order to meet the needs of the community around us. It is plain to see that the community has changed dramatically in the past several decades. In order to continue to impact the community for the sake of the Gospel, God’s vision for Prince of Peace challenges us to take new risks, collaboratively providing hope and wholeness to all people south of the river with specific focus on children, seniors, and people in poverty.
There are many great years behind us, but our best years are still ahead. It took courageous faithfulness and hope-filled generosity to build on this ground in 1974. Through that bold step, God has blessed thousands. It will require that same courageous faithfulness and hope-filled generosity to take our next bold step, and bless thousands more. We’re not writing a new story; we’re writing a new chapter into the amazing story of God’s work at Prince of Peace.
Prince of Peace is called to connect. We are called to connect with God in a vibrant relationship that brings us to greater aliveness. We are called to connect in our relationships with others who nurture, support, and challenge us. We are called to connect with the South Metro area to bring hope and wholeness to all, with specific focus on children, seniors, and people in poverty. We are called to connect and work collaboratively with schools, churches, local government, campus partners, and the business community to be the heart, hands, and feet of Jesus in the world.
As we look to the challenges and opportunities ahead it has become increasingly apparent that our facilities need to adapt in order to propel us forward into our vision. We need to be far more energy efficient, flexible, collaborative, and creative with our space. Significant capital upgrades are needed over the next several years, providing a perfect opportunity to evaluate how those upgrades could be incorporated into a more significant, effective project. To continue utilizing our two current buildings would require $4-5 million in renovations, including roof and window replacement, stucco repair, and HVAC equipment. More importantly, we’ve come to believe that investing that level of resources into our current facilities is not wise stewardship.
Based on input from our architectural/design firm, The Cuningham Group, and overwhelming support from the congregation we have decided to transform our current Worship Center through remodeling and the addition of nearly 25,000 square feet of new space.
Key priorities for the Transformation Plan:
What is the purpose and goal of the One Church campaign?
The goal of the One Church campaign is to raise funds to move the Transformation Building Option from vision to reality. How much of this project we can accomplish in this first phase depends upon the generosity of the congregation. Ideally the entire project would be completed in a single phase, to save inflationary costs for construction and to transition more quickly into our new space.
God has more than enough to enable us to complete the entire project in one phase, but it will flow through the generosity of disciples just like you. No matter how much we raise in the One Church campaign, our Board of Directors has the fiscal responsibility to ensure that we make wise and sustainable financial decisions with the long-term financial health of the congregation in mind.
When does the One Church campaign begin and when does it end? What is the time line for contributions?
This is a three-year campaign with commitments beginning in May 2017 and contributions on a schedule that works best for you. Some may choose to make a one time gift, others on a regular monthly basis or annually.
How do I learn more about the building project?
To get information on the construction, visit our website at popmn.org/land-building-blog.
How will the One Church campaign and construction affect our regular operating budget?
Gifts to the One Church campaign should be above and beyond your regular offering. Your mission and ministry offering supports our ongoing ministry and regular operating budget. The capital campaign dollars will be used to support the construction.
Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes! Your gifts are tax deductible if you itemize your contributions when filing your tax return. If you have questions, please contact your tax advisor. The giving chart below may be helpful in planning your gift as it demonstrates how a weekly gift can grow over a one or three year period.
May I give electronically? Are there other giving options?
You may complete the electronic giving section on your commitment card, or enroll in electronic giving here. Besides cash, you may contribute gifts of stock and other securities. Charitable IRA Distributions for those over 70-½ provide several tax advantages. Consult your tax or financial advisor.
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