BUILT BY FAITH

Living His Mission. Every day.

What will the Built by Faith campaign help fund?

This campaign will positively impact all ministries of Messiah and help us to continue to thrive. It will help us be good stewards with our existing debt and allow us to continue to grow as we see God leading us.

Built by Faith is a 3-year campaign. Our goal is to raise $2,500,000.

Donors have already pledged to give $1,050,000 toward our goal.

Donors have already given $621,957 toward their pledges.

When you partner with and give to Messiah Lutheran Ministries you are helping us to :

Thrive

Continue to thrive today and sustain our current ministry plan.

Steward

Reduce debt now, so we can follow God’s vision for our future ministries.

grow

Reach more people than we ever thought possible through growing ministries.

Because of your generosity and God's timing, we now have...

12 new classrooms for school and children’s ministry

4 new meeting rooms for large and small groups

New school entrance with fellowship space

New café and gathering space

New children’s ministry center

New church and school music room

New school library media center

New maintenance building

Relocated playground with fencing for safety

Renovated kitchens to serve more people

Repurposed portable for music Ministries

Repurposed portable for Common Threads Ministries

...which also created opportunities for...

Continued structural repairs in and around our worship center

Comprehensive renovation of our worship center lighting, sound system and pews

Creation of multi-use gathering space for up to 100 people

Lower-level renovation to expand our preschool ministry

The development of an Early Childhood Development Center

Upper-level renovation to expand our childcare ministry

We count each act of worshipful generosity as a blessing to help sustain and grow Messiah Lutheran Ministries.

God's Perfect Timing

In the last 5 years, 719 new members have joined our family: nearly half of them are connected to our school, 172 were received by baptism, and the two years since we opened our new school building, we’ve added 40 new elementary students.

Our House

In 2017, our family was growing and our house was full. Together, the Messiah family decided to expand our building and relocate ministries so we could continue to invite, include, and serve more people than we ever thought possible. We embarked on the Forward in Faith building campaign to make that vision possible.

Financial

Because we stepped Forward in Faith, we were able to build before the recent rise in building costs. We were also able to negotiate historically low interest rates, saving over $1.3 million dollars in interest over the life of the loan.  

Today, we are experiencing the blessings of our new addition and God continues to bring us children to add to our new classrooms and families to join our family.

Ministry Spaces

Because we had 12 new, larger classrooms in 2020, we were able to open in-person education for preschool and elementary school when many other schools continued with remote learning. 

Our new meeting and outreach spaces allowed us to continue gathering around God’s Word and reaching out into the community to share Christ.

Our vision for the coming months and years:

continue sustainable excellence in all of our ministries

cultivate support through estate, planned giving, and endowments.

Finish and open self-sustaining early childhood development center

consider opportunities to enhance our middle school and high school ministries

begin worship center updates by improving our sound and lighting controls.

explore a future partnership in ministry with a senior living facilitator.

More Details

  • You may give a one-time, lump sum gift at any time during the campaign.
  • You may also give recurring Gifts – weekly, monthly or yearly.
  • Click here to give a one-time gift, or set up recurring gifts online.
  • The short answer is, no. The new center will generate enough income to pay all loan payments, expenses, and salaries related to the program.
  • Here’s a graphic that shows the three outstanding loans we currently hold and what they were used for.

Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love. Ephesians 4: 15-16 NLT