FAITHFUL STEPS TO REDEEMER'S MASTER PLAN
Wireframe Image of Redeemer generated from architectural scan of existing main building.
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is engaged in an exciting and comprehensive master planning process for the future of our entire campus. It is the next Faithful Step in a process that began with the development of our Strategic Plan in 2020, which calls us to “Growing Faithfully, Serving Boldly.” These words call each of us to evaluate our spiritual growth and our role at Redeemer and call us to evaluate how we use the resources of our campus to pursue our vision and mission to create a community that, in word and deed, reflects the love of Christ.
Our congregation, with the engagement of the community around us, will vision Redeemer into the next century and define how Redeemer can leverage and develop our God-given resources to support, sustain and expand our mission. This vision is grounded in the five goals of our Strategic Plan:
- Align, Communicate and Live the Vision and Mission of the Church;
- Service and Outreach;
- Deepen Relationships and Participation;
- Center of Community Life and Faith;
- Design our Financial Future.
Key to this undertaking will be to seek our Lord’s constant guidance, significant congregational engagement, thoughtful consideration of how we shape our future ministries, enlisting outside expertise, and many discussions and decisions over several months or years.
Please join us here for updates and information as we take these Faithful Steps together! And join us in person at Redeemer for visioning and planning sessions as we take Faithful Steps to Grow.
NEW: MASTER PLANNING – VISIONING SUMMARY
As part of our Strategic Plan, adopted in January of 2020, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Atlanta, engaged Lord Aeck Sargent, working in collaboration with Ennead Architects, to develop a campus master plan and conceptual design.
The first phases of this project consisted of Visioning and Site Analysis. To facilitate the Visioning Phase, the Project Management Team, comprised of members of the congregation and the Senior Pastor, organized nine Subject Area Groups: Worship, Music, Education, Young People, Hospitality, Member Care, Community Engagement, Finance, and Technology.
After first meeting with representatives of each of these groups to establish a baseline understanding of the current use of facilities, Lord Aeck Sargent (LAS) conducted a series of visioning sessions in which participants were invited to imagine how the enhancement or expansion of existing facilities might allow the congregation more fully to realize its vision and mission.
Below is the outcome of these sessions, available to all congregation members to view.
MASTER PLANNING MANAGEMENT TEAM
Jay Puckhaber – Co-Chair • Janet Preston – Co-Chair • Nikki Chunn – Coordinator
|Carol Bell||Charles Bridgers||Emily Cooper|
|Doug Dumont||Billy Fuller||Cindy Holler|
|Paul Isaacson||Cheryl Iverson||Claire Puckhaber|
|Sally Rosser||Paul Rosser||Jana Thomas|
|Richard Spady - President||Erin Hull - Council Liaison||Lew Engle - Council Liaison|
|Pastor Mark Larson||Pastor Ron Bonner|
SUBJECT AREA GROUPS
Volunteers representing the following groups are participating in the planning process
|Community Outreach||Member Care||Worship||Hospitality|
|Community Engagement||Congregational Care||Altar Guild||Lutheran Church Food Ministry|
|Diversity and Justice||Stephen Ministry||Tellers and Ushers||Community hospitality|
|Faithful Connections||Wellness||Worship Assistants||Congregant hospitality|
|Community Access||Visitation||Rejoicing Spirits||Greeters|
|Special Needs Ministry||Keystone||Worship Committee||Quilters|
|Strategic Partnership||Young Adult|
|Education and Young People||Music||Technology||Financial Development|
|Faith Formation||Friends of Music||Digital Media||Fund Development|
|Adult Education||Choir (adult and children)||Communications||Stewardship|
|Small Groups||Instrumentalists||Broadcasting||Legacy Giving|
|Children and Family||Organ Scholar||Website||Finance|