The ELCA Mission Builders provide project management concept-design services, and construction services for congregations and camps that are building new structures or additions to existing buildings. In the past 30 years Mission Builders has constructed over 230 structures, including many for other Lutheran camps across the country. Because Mission Builders is a mission-minded organization, they provide these services at a greatly reduced cost. The builders are retired contractors, builders, carpenters, and others from across the country that will travel to Lutherdale and live in their personal trailers and RVs on-site for the summer.
The more Lutherdale volunteers that work alongside Mission Builders on our projects, the greater our cost savings will be. Volunteers of all skill levels and abilities are needed, from experienced builders to jobsite rookies-there is a meaningful job for you. Come alone or bring a group. Come once or come weekly. The more volunteers we have, the sooner we open new ministry.
Don't want to volunteer on the jobsite? Consider volunteering to host a snack or meal for the Mission Builders or to host them at your congregation for Sunday worship.
Mission Builders will be leading construction efforts for our new 20,000 square foot lodge. This 20-room, hotel-style building with large-group meeting space will serve as our new primary adult facility. Excavation and foundation work was completed in the fall of 2018/spring of 2019. Modular building will be used for the bedroom wings of the lodge. The bedrooms will be custom built in Wisconsin, trucked to camp, and placed on the foundation. When they arrive, the electric will already be installed, rooms painted, and plumbing roughed in. This method offers both a large cost and time savings, thanks to the efficiency of the process.
During the summer of 2019, volunteers are needed to work with Mission Builders as they install the siding, room, and construct the center Lobby/Meeting room section. Work will take place throughout the summer and into the fall. The more volunteers we have to work alongside Mission Builders, the sooner Lutherdale Lodge will be ready for guests.