building a home

In the spring of 2017 we purchased 20 acres of land off County Road 30 and Davidson in Delano. Since then, we have been paying off the land and preparing for a building campaign to get us into our own building. 


We broke ground on our new building on May 2, 2021. We hope to be in our new building in the beginning of 2022.

WATCH THE PROGRESS

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Watch and see the progress of the construction of our new home ANY time from ANY where! There are 2 easy ways to watch: 

  • Click on the picture circlerightarrow
  • Click on the link below circledownarrow

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BUILD + FILL

HELP FILL OUR NEW HOME

The Build + Fill Campaign is a way to fill our home with items that are considered "soft costs"; costs that aren't included in the construction of our building. 


Click on the "Build + Fill" image to see the items we are asking you to prayerfully consider helping to fund. Or click on the button below: 


Highlands_Build_Fill_Digital.pdf


The home campaign

In the spring of 2017 we purchased 20 acres of land off County Road 30 and Davidson in Delano. Since then, we have been paying off the land and preparing for a building campaign to get us into our own building. 


In January of 2020 we officially launched the Home Campaign. Our vision is not to just build a church building but a home. A place where people can belong, find God and community. 


The Home Campaign's goal is to raise $800,000 which would pay off the land and secure a loan to break ground on a building. 


If you want to join the Home Campaign, you can read more about how below.

join us in building our home

Click below to fill out a form to join our church building campaign. We couldn't build without the generosity of everyone in our community. Every bit matters! Please pray about how much and how often to give. 


Commit to helping build

How do I give to the home campaign?

Because the HOME Campaign money is a separate investment, above and beyond the General Fund and normal donations people give to make our church run, there are 3 ways you can give to the HOME Campaign:

  • 1) Go to www.thehighlandsmn.com

    2) Click on Give

    3) Under "Giving Type" select "Building Fund & Home Campaign"

    4) Select if you want to give a 1-time or a recurring gift

  • 1) Login to the Push Pay App (download in your App Store)

    2) Clock on Give

    3) Under "Giving Type" select "Building Fund & Home Campaign"

    4) Select if you want to give a 1-time or a recurring gift

  • 1) Fill out a check to "The Highlands Church" and write "Home Campaign" in the memo (Note: These checks must be separate form checks going towards the General Church Budget)

    2) Drop your check in an offering box on a Sunday or mail it to:


    The Highlands Church

    Attn: Home Campaign

    1500 County Road 24

    Long Lake, MN 55356

  • If you are interested in giving a non-traditional gift (i.e. Stocks, retirement distributions, etc...) please email our Aspen Grove Finance Director Greta Menozzi.

FAQ

  • Why add one more church building to the Delano area? We believe a building expands our ministry impact. Not only now but for generations to come. Delano needs a church like ours now and 100 years from now. A building sets roots that we hope will see the gospel of Jesus Christ spread for generations to come.
  • When are we building? We broke ground in May 2021 and construction is underway! We hope to be in our new home in early 2022.  
  • Why $800,000? $800,000, plus the equity in the land gets us enough money for a downpayment on a mortgage of an initial build.
  • What are some of the biggest reasons why a building sooner than later would be a good thing? We love meeting at the school and have a great relationship with the school. However, there are no guarantees that the school will be a place we can meet at forever. A building creates stability. We also are limited in the scope of ministry we want to do because we don't have our own space. A building opens the doors to us doing the ministry we dream to do.
  • Will all my money giving to the Home Campaign go directly to the building? Yes. Every dollar designated to the building MUST go to the building. It cannot be used elsewhere. 
  • Where can I see how much money we have raised? In our weekly program that you can get every Sunday.
  • Who will design and build the building? We have hired Station19 Architects to design our building. DJ Kranz will be our builder. 
  • How many people will the building accommodate? We are planning on an initial build that accommodates a 400 person auditorium and the necessary space for childcare. 
  • Will there be another fundraising campaign? We hope to do just one.
  • Who will know how much I have given to the campaign? Only our network finance people. No Highlands staff person will ever know how much you have given.
  • Should I move my general fund giving to the Home Campaign? No. You should start by giving the general fund. The Home Campaign is an ask above your giving to the ministry of the church. If people cease giving to the general fund, there will not be enough money to pay our expenses and do the ministry we need to do.
  • How do I keep track of my how much I have given to the campaign? Your giving towards the HOME Campaign will be tracked by our Finance Director and reported as a separate line item on your quarterly giving statements. If at any time you’d like to know how much you’ve given towards the campaign, you can email Jana Haugen. We won’t be following up with people to ensure they fulfill their pledge. Our hope and prayer is that it will be a pledge of faith that is so life giving that it will sustain and encourage or people to stay committed through the 2 years of the campaign.
  • How do I asked questions about the campaign and/or the building? You can email the building team at connect@thehighlandsmn.com.