Moving in Mission Capital Campaign

Help us reach our goal of $4.2 million!
Pledges and cash received 48%

 

With more than 100 years of experience, we’ve learned that moving — changing someone’s location — adds to understanding and perspective.

In 2020, we're planning to do just that, but we need your help.

Space

On September 17, 2015, EMM prayerfully took a step of faith and purchased a 23,000-square-foot building at 450 North Prince Street, Lancaster, Pa. This purchase was the result of an 18-month discernment process with EMM staff, the EMM Board, church leaders, other EMM partners, and former EMM workers. 

Community support

"Having a presence in Lancaster City brings an organization into direct contact with a wide variety of folks who would never see you in more rural settings. In addition, the specific building at 450 North Prince Street will serve as a 24/7 ‘ad’ for the worldwide work EMM is doing to all who pass by on this very busy street. I fully support EMM relocating its offices into Lancaster City.”
Larry Zook
president and CEO of Landis Communities
"The Stroopie Co. is thrilled to have EMM move into Lancaster City. I think the city will be a natural place for EMM to connect with the nations that live here. The community center for language and cross-cultural training will be a blessing and a resource for our company and the refugees that we hire. Welcome, EMM."
Jonathan Groff
co-owner of The Stroopie Co.
"We commend EMM’s vision for establishing a welcoming cross-cultural learning environment in the heart of Lancaster City. This project has the potential to bring many refugees into a community of warm friendship and practical help as they establish life in a new culture.”
Church World Service
Lancaster
"We are encouraged by EMM’s ability to mobilize community members for befriending and serving refugees, to provide training and awareness, and to facilitate positive interactions between American-born and foreign-born youth. We are eager for EMM to have a more visible presence in Lancaster City and continue its work in collaboration with us."
Lancaster County Refugee Coalition
"With EMM’s broad experience in both local and global mission, the opportunities for equipping individuals and congregations to be engaged in God’s mission are endless. I am pleased at how EMM’s posture has been one of ‘listening’ as they plan for this transition. They have been meeting with Lancaster leaders to understand the needs of the community. It appears that they are taking seriously the call of Jeremiah 29:7 to ‘seek the welfare of the city’ where God is sending them."
Stan Shantz
lead pastor at James Street Mennonite church
"EMM’s presence in downtown Lancaster City is a beautiful reinforcement of LMC’s vision for congregations to incarnate the ministry of Jesus in the neighborhood. This move aligns with God’s heart for the church to seek the well-being of the world God so loves."
Keith Weaver
moderator of LMC: a fellowship of Anabaptist churches


Get involved

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