July 5, 2017

Blueprints and capital campaign move progress forward

Since purchasing the building at 450 North Prince Street in September 2015, EMM staff members have continued to pray, discern, and seek counsel as we prepare to move forward in the best possible way.

EMM is blessed to be working with Cornerstone Design Architects, a local architectural firm which has created blueprints to transform the empty building at 450 North Prince Street into a welcoming, God-honoring space to mobilize mission locally and around the world.  

Plans are in place to renovate the building’s first floor into a “hospitality hub” where EMM staff, local organizations, and diverse community members can work together in sharing the gospel. This missional hub will include a café, along with spaces to train, teach, gather, and collaborate for missions.

The EMM offices will be housed on the building’s second floor. The EMM staff, currently separated into several buildings on EMM’s Salunga property, will finally be able to work together under one roof to support global missionary work.

A capital campaign to renovate 450 North Prince Street is being developed with the help of Lindsley Development Consulting, a local fundraising consulting firm that has worked alongside Landis Communities and other community organizations. A feasibility study is currently being conducted to ensure the success of the campaign.

EMM is committed to approaching this city move with thoroughness, quality, and care. Although we had originally planned to move into the city by spring of 2017, our focus is currently on launching the capital campaign and proceeding with fundraising before beginning renovations. As we’ve moved forward with plans for 450 North Prince Street, our commitment to financial stewardship and mission have guided each step of the process.

As EMM prepares to enter an urban context, we see this move as an opportunity to grow and adapt while fulfilling our commitment to “cross cultures, engage the world, and make disciples of Jesus,” as expressed in our mission statement. We invite your involvement and support — move in mission with us!

Last modified on July 5, 2017