Facility Master Planning


Redeemer is taking Faithful Steps to envision and plan our future in Midtown Atlanta. Stay up to date here as we walk and plan together.

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.

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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:

  1. Align, Communicate and Live the Vision and Mission of the Church;
  2. Service and Outreach;
  3. Deepen Relationships and Participation;
  4. Center of Community Life and Faith;
  5. Design our Financial Future.
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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.

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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.


As we move past the Visioning and Space Categorization phases we are nearing the end of the Concept and Master Planning phase. Thank you to all of those members who joined us during this crucial stage in the Master Planning process. We gathered together with over 100 members on August 6th to share and discuss two conceptual design options. Your thoughtful questions and comments were wonderful input for our Management Team and consultants Lord Aeck Sargent/Ennead Architects, to consider. The August 6th presentation below reviews the process and illustrates the two options from different street views and floor levels. For those unable to join us, please take this opportunity to review the options and ask Management Team or Council members any questions you may have. This is our collective vision for Redeemer and we want all voices heard.

We continue to work toward the final phase of our campus master plan, Congregational Review and Action, and look forward to additional congregation input at a Temple Talk and Listening Post on Sunday, September 17th as we share the culmination of our hopes and dreams for Redeemer. With your input, we will create and celebrate a final report of the Facilities Master Plan for Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.

Below is the Conceptual Design Presentation available to all congregation members to view.


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 Update – July/August 2023
Join us on SUNDAY, September 17th after both services in Rudisill Hall for a Master Planning Listening Post and update
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Master Planning Presentation
Join us on SUNDAY, AUGUST 6th at 12:30PM in Rudisill Hall OR via ZOOM for a Master Planning presentation.
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October 2023


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Jay Puckhaber – Co-Chair • Janet Preston – Co-Chair • Nikki Chunn – Coordinator

Carol BellCharles BridgersEmily Cooper
Doug DumontBilly FullerCindy Holler
Paul IsaacsonCheryl IversonClaire Puckhaber
Sally RosserPaul RosserJana Thomas
Richard Spady - PresidentErin Hull - Council LiaisonLew Engle - Council Liaison
Pastor Mark LarsonPastor Ron Bonner
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Volunteers representing the following groups are participating in the planning process

Community OutreachMember CareWorshipHospitality
Community EngagementCongregational CareAltar GuildLutheran Church Food Ministry
Diversity and JusticeStephen MinistryTellers and UshersCommunity hospitality
Faithful ConnectionsWellnessWorship AssistantsCongregant hospitality
Community AccessVisitationRejoicing SpiritsGreeters
Special Needs MinistryKeystoneWorship CommitteeQuilters
Membership DevelopmentVineyardsProperty
Strategic PartnershipYoung Adult
Education and Young PeopleMusicTechnologyFinancial Development
Faith FormationFriends of MusicDigital MediaFund Development
Adult EducationChoir (adult and children)CommunicationsStewardship
Small GroupsInstrumentalistsBroadcastingLegacy Giving
Children and FamilyOrgan ScholarWebsiteFinance
NurseryWorship Tech
YouthElectronic Security
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