More Than Just a New Building
The Vision for a New House
Everything Campus House does stems from and feeds into our mission of reaching, equipping, and mobilizing college students with the whole Gospel in their whole life for the whole world. From our vantage point in the literal center of campus, we pray to be an “outpost of the Kingdom,” reflecting the light of Jesus and engaging Purdue’s campus with His truth and grace. This is our calling, our prayer, and our motivation.
The last few years, we’ve explored the possibility of a new home for Campus House: a place that would bless future generations of Boilermakers, as well as the Purdue community and the city. Through months of prayer, discussion, and exploration, we felt God kept bringing us back to this: building a new facility–on the same footprint– is our best option to effectively minister to students for years to come.
We are out of space and consistently set up “overflow seating” for Sunday morning services. Even if 25% of our regular attendees brought a friend, we would have no place for them. A new space would allow more students to participate in our worship gatherings.
The culture around us is rapidly changing, and Campus House has become an equipping base for students to know Jesus and live out the Gospel in every square inch of their lives. A new building would provide additional meeting spaces for one-on-one discipleship and pastoral counseling and would serve as a ministry hub as we make disciple makers.
Being in the center of campus gives us a unique vantage point to help students navigate the cultural landscape with the Gospel. A new home would give us some permanence on an ever-changing campus as we mobilize graduates to live and work from a Kingdom perspective.
God’s Faithfulness Through the Process
We have worked with the University, City of West Lafayette, and Tippecanoe County to overcome a plethora of hurdles and gain necessary approvals to move forward to rebuild on our current property. God has stirred the hearts of His people, enabling us to surpass every benchmark and bring us to this point in the campaign.
Campus House researches and connects with building and architectural partners who share our passion for making Christ known at Purdue.
County Area Zoning Board unanimously approves all eight variances (ranging from setbacks, building heights, and parking spaces), allowing us to rebuild with our planned building design on our current lot.
Quiet phase of the capital campaign exceeds every benchmark moving us a full year ahead of our original timeline.
Campus House launches public phase of the capital campaign at the Annual Thank You Dinner.
Planned demolition of current building
Open doors of new building
Your Role in a New House
Pray. Support. Connect.
At each major decision point in our history, God has faithfully provided what is needed through our supporters. In the same way, we believe God will build students a new house through the generosity and prayers of His people.