8,000 Volunteer Hours for Light of Life
Light of Life has amassed 4,000 volunteer hours over the past month to build their first permanent church building in Greenwood. The 7,000 square foot facility was deigned by ArcDesign Architects of Indianapolis. To accomplish this unique build, Robin Campbell of Robin Campbell Builders came on board as general contractor to work in partnership with Builders for Christ, a volunteer group of builders associated with Light of Life’s denomination. The project will be completed with 8,000 volunteer hours.
Remarking on the construction of the building, Robin Campbell reflects, “Working with Light of Life and the Builders for Christ has been a real privilege. The Builders have a wonderful daily demeanor as they truly want to be here serving with their talents. They will not only do the framing, they plan to do the dry wall, acoustical ceilings, hang doors, and build the cabinetry including the Altar.”
Builders for Christ, primarily retired people from around the country, have created a campground of RV’s at 2234 Sheek Road in Greenwood, the site of Life of Life’s new home. Tuesday through Saturday, from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., you will see them outside in all the elements, diligently constructing the building. Light of Life’s church members have also contributed hundreds of hours in volunteer labor to build their church.
“This is an exciting time for our congregation and the ministries we are doing here in Greenwood,” Pastor John Stelljes remarks. “Not only are we constructing our first permanent building, but we are also being built up together as Christians through this process of constructing the church together. We are eager to use this building to God’s glory and the sharing of His saving message through Jesus.”
Light of Life, a Lutheran church that is part of the WELS (www.wels.net), has been gathering together in Greenwood since 2010. They originally met at the Greenwood Community Center. For the past 2 years, their storefront ministry center has been at 350 S. Madison Avenue. Members are from all over Central Indiana including Bloomington, Columbus, Shelbyville, Greenwood, and Indianapolis.
To view photos of the progress on the building, visit: http://lolgreenwood.