Hope South Campus Update

The Mission and Vision of Hope Lutheran Church is “To Know Christ and to Make Christ Known”.


We are carrying out Christ’s Great Commission by reaching out to all people to bring them to faith in Christ.


In recent years, the expansive growth of the southern portion of The Villages has placed Hope Lutheran in a position to embrace this growth and spread the Word of God and the message of Jesus Christ. We, as members of Hope Lutheran, are messengers of our Mission and Vision to others in sharing our faith.

Brief History

of the South Campus Building Project

  • In June 2020, the Church Council approved the formation of the Building Committee to execute the Mission and Vision of Hope Lutheran for the South Campus.
  • In November 2020, Dickerson Architects from Leesburg, Florida was selected as the firm for this preliminary design phase.
  • In May 2021, Dickerson Architects provided two preliminary design schemes which were the same approximate size and cost. The total project square footage was approximately 37,000 sf, a sanctuary seating capacity of 600, a building construction cost of $7.5-8 million and a total building cost of approximately $12 million. The Church Council reviewed the preliminary design and determined that the proposed design schemes were not realistic from both a size and cost perspective.
  • In September 2021, the newly formed Design and Construction Committee presented a revised conceptual preliminary plan for the South Campus Building Project which involves 2 initial building phases.

The Strategic Planning Committee 

Anticipating increased project activity, complexity and involvement, in August 2021 the Church Council approved a new committee structure to supervise the South Campus Building Project.

5 primary committees:

1)Publicity Committee

2)Finance Committee

3)Growth/Program Committee

4)Fundraising Committee

5)Design/Construction Committee


The Chair of each of these five committees comprise the Steering Committee which reports to the Executive Team. The Executive Team reports to Church Council.  All the committees in this new structure are now actively operating.

In addition, four subcommittees were formed to provide subject matter expertise. These subcommittees report to the Executive Team.





What's Next?

• Presentation of the proposed South Campus Building Program to the Hope Congregation - March  20, 2022

click here to read presentation


click here to view the powerpoint show with narration explaining the details of the preliminary designs of phase 1 & phase 2


• Hope Congregation Review Period - March 2022


• Feasibility Study of Hope Congregation -  April 3 - 6, 2022
click here to learn more about Feasibility Study


click here to view the Feasibility Study Prospectus