On October 10th, we held an Open Forum for the Congregation to provide any additional input as well as ask questions about the proposed Master Site Plan for the Resurrection Campus. Attached is the handout from this meeting which outlined some of the comments received over the past three week, as well as questions that various members had.
In addition to the discussion on the Master Site Plan, there were questions on the overall plans for both campus, school, and potentially a third site. There were very good questions brought up by members. The discussion of the Master Site Plan has lead to a lot of good discussion on our various Ministries at Resurrection & Life Lutheran, plus the need to have an outline of our 10-year plan. The general feeling from feedback received is that there is still a priority to improve our entry and fellowship area at the Resurrection campus. Also, there is a need for expansion at the Life campus for Early Childhood education purposes (related to Monkey Junction during the week and additional space for Sunday morning education space). The Third Site discussion will be part of the RAMPART (Rochester Area Mission Planting Action Response Team) that is currently being focused on as a collaboration effort across all the area WELS congregations. There is also a strong desire to expand the Preschool, however, more planning will need to be done before formal plans are put into place for any school expansion.
After the Open Forum, the Church Council met to discuss next steps on the Master Site Plan. We agreed that a small committee would be assembled to outline our current Ministry Plans which we can associate to our 10-year plan for facilities improvements. This plan and options will be reviewed with our Leadership teams over the next month, and then will be shared with the congregation.
One final request, members are encouraged to keep this planning in their prayers. We ask God for his continued blessing on our congregation as we focus on “To win and nurture souls for Christ!”
In Christ Alone,
Daryl Schultz, Resurrection & Life Lutheran President