Renaissance Church is not a building. It has always been and will always be the people who are working together to build the kingdom of God.
The Summit Opera House allowed our church to meet and form relationships for years, but it is a space we outgrew.
We are preparing our new space, which will be a tool to help us accomplish our mission of building disciples who invite and inspire others to love and serve Jesus together.
In July, we closed on our purchase of 639 Mountain Ave. in Springfield, a building formerly owned by Holy Cross Lutheran Church. It will take time and financial gifts to make it a space ready for gathering.
Initially, we’d planned to share this news while launching a capital campaign to help raise the funds to purchase and renovate this new building. But since everyone’s circumstances have changed, we are adjusting our expectations to match our reality.
We know this is a financially challenging time for many of you. We also want to use our resources in the best way to help care for those in our church community, so we are scaling back our initial plans to renovate the entire building for now.
If you are in a position to join us financially in the purchase of the new building, we’ve created a designated giving option for the Building Fund. You can give online or by text. If you need assistance, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Building
The building is less than four miles away from the Summit Opera House, and there is more than 30,000 square feet of space to meet. Worship can happen on the ground floor, and there is an elevator to reach other floors. There is also plenty of room for groups, programs, and connections.