Be a Part of Our Next Chapter!
Since Westwood’s unlikely beginnings in the Chanhassen Dinner Theater, God has written a remarkable story! Now meeting in three physical locations and online, Westwood has had chapters of blessing, vision and growth. Today, our congregation has the opportunity to contribute to the next chapter of God’s Kingdom story through Westwood. Let’s be “next chapter” people as we seek to reach the next generation and make a real difference in our communities, region, and world. We’re embarking on “Love Builds,” a new-chapter season in our church unlike any other – one where we invite God to work deeply in us and through us, in new levels of faith and generosity.
Love Builds is a two-year generosity opportunity that will accelerate the tremendous momentum we already have in our 10-year vision, Here, Near and Far. Watch this video to learn more!
Love Builds Gatherings!
We’re gathering together at all our campuses in February and March to celebrate what God has done through the first 5 years of our Here, Near, Far vision, and to share about our exciting future! Westwood staff, Leadership Board and congregation members will visit together, hear stories of God’s faithfulness, and enjoy a great dessert. Pastor Joel will share his heart for Westwood reaching the next generation, planting churches among the ethnic and immigrant communities in the Twin Cities, and exponentially increasing our goal of planting churches overseas in the least-reached areas of the world. You’ll be inspired!
So far, we have seen amazing engagement at all of our campus gatherings! If you haven’t had the opportunity to attend a Love Builds event, we have one more event with the Online Campus and all are invited to attend. RSVP to let us know you are coming.
Online Campus Event
March 23, 7:00-8:00pm
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Love Builds Booklet
Explore our next chapter! Page through this booklet to experience the Westwood story– past, present and exciting future! Learn about how investing in Love Builds now strengthens communities, changes lives and brings the hope of Jesus to people for years to come.
Love Builds FAQ
Who is Love Builds for?
Everyone! Whether you have been at Westwood for our entire 28-year history or you are brand new, we encourage your participation in Love Builds. It is all about loving the Next Generation, making our campuses accommodating for all who want to come, and blessing people Here, Near and Far—all things close to the heart of God.
What are you asking me to do?
We are asking you to pray and seek God for how He wants you to respond to the Love Builds initiative. Talk with your family about what it means for you to engage in Jesus’ mission more fully with your time, talent and treasure. Come to one of the Love Builds events at your campus or the one that best fits your schedule. Prepare to be amazed at what God will do in your life and through the ministry of Westwood! Plan to attend our Gift Intention Sunday on March 26 and Celebration Sunday on April 16.
Can I designate my gift to my campus?
Westwood has one General Fund that supports the ministry at all three of our physical campuses as well as our online campus. We are one church with one mission! Love Builds, which includes priority projects at all of our campuses, will be a part of the General Fund. If you have a desire for a specific designation for your Love Builds gift, contact the Accounting Office for additional information
How long is my gift intention? Can I
Love Builds is a two-year period of expanded giving from April, 2023, through March, 2025. If unforeseen circumstances arise, you may modify your gift intention up or down at any time during the 24-month period by calling our Accounting Office at 952-224-7300.
Are there additional ways to give to Love
Builds besides cash?
Be creative! Don’t overlook stored assets you own. Gifts of appreciated property (stocks, real estate, mutual funds, jewelry, artwork, collectibles, etc.) often make great gifts with significant tax advantages. Please first consult with a financial advisor for advice in your particular situation, then contact Ashlee Lemons, our Accounting Manager, for help making a non-cash gift to Love Builds.
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Commit to Love Builds
We invite everyone at Westwood to take their next step in discipleship and generosity by participating in the two-year Love Builds generosity opportunity. Together, as God enables, we’ll write the next chapter in Westwood’s story of bringing the love of Jesus to people Here, Near and Far!
Please submit your financial commitment by Sunday, March 26.
Love Builds Podcasts – A Look Behind the Vision
We’re releasing six brief podcasts to give you a behind the scenes look at some leaders that are a part of our Here, Near and Far strategy. You’ll hear from staff, congregation members and ministry partners. You’ll get to know them, sense their passion, and be inspired by their stories! Take a look!