GOOD SOIL – Christ South Building Update

Pastor Scott

So, where are we?

I hear that question often in terms of our building plans on the beautiful 13 acres of land we bought for our Christ South campus.  When are we going to build?  What will it look like?  How much will it cost?

While not completely nailed down, we now have some clearer answers:

  • We have a design team working with the builder and architect to come up with a worship space that will also be used for the community. Don’t think stained glass, organ and pews.Think of a pavilion with large side openings spilling outside into a grassy yard.
  • We have a logistics team working with civil engineers to figure out grading, parking, sewers and permitting.
  • In terms of rough dates, we are tracking along these lines:
    • April—completion of the conceptual drawings and civil engineering
    • May—congregational meeting to approve the project
    • June—sermon series sharing the vision with the congregation
    • July—capital campaign completion
    • August—final pricing and permitting
    • September—Guaranteed Maximum Price set
    • October—Breaking Ground
    • Easter 2022—first worship

While so many other churches are struggling with finances and looking at uncertain futures, we are extraordinarily blessed to have members with a strong vision about doing ministry in a world that needs to hear the Gospel more now than ever before.

Therefore, the theme for this vision is Good Soil.  There is rocky soil, clay soil, acid soil, sandy soil, thorny soil, but for most of us, it just looks like dirt. Our job is not to figure out the worthiness of the dirt, but to do what Jesus taught – to be generous and lavishly scatter the seed letting God bring forth the fruit.  As we live out our mission at Christ Lutheran to Find Community, Build Faith and Reach Beyond, we scatter the seed abundantly, lavishly and widely trusting that God will produce the growth in the Good Soil.

To be sure, this is not something that Christ South is doing.  This is not what Pastor Matt and his folks are cooking up down south.  This is not another campus’ project.  Christ South is Christ Lutheran.  Together, we envisioned this campus, together we called a pastor for this campus, together we bought land for this campus and together we are the Good Soil that will plant a Christ Lutheran worship center on our campus called Christ South.

We have always been in this together.

Come Grow With Us!

Pastor Scott