Texas District, LCMS broke ground on a mission support center in Round Rock, Texas. The 14,949 square foot mission center will feature 21 offices, large chapel/meeting area for approximately 150 people, and feature a stained-glass artwork, “Christ the Light of the World,” by Dennis Roberts at IHS Studios, Inc. located in Fredericksburg, Texas. Blueline Architecture is the architect and Paradigm Construction will be constructing the center.

“We’re very excited about how the new Texas District Mission Support Center will strengthen congregations and workers for sharing the Good News of Jesus,” Rev. Michael Newman, president of the Texas District, LCMS said. “Along with providing attractive and accessible space for Texas District constituents, the new building will feature an expandable conference area that will be used for equipping and sending the district’s servant-leaders to bless many people.”

The mission center will be shared with the Texas District Church Extension Fund (Texas CEF). For more than 130 years individuals and congregations have invested in Texas CEF which then provides loans to congregations to expand their ministries.

“We are so excited about operating in the new, modern and functional Texas District Mission Support Center. This new building represents good stewardship—using His gifts for His purposes,” said Becca Jones, Texas CEF’s executive director.

The mission center, scheduled to open in summer of next year, will operate in the University Village area of Round Rock.

(Pictured left to right: Ray Walther; James Runzheimer; David Baldner; Rev. Allan Eckert; Linda Hagge; Rev. Dr. Brian Hesse; President Michael Newman; Rev. Larry Krueger; Charessa Koontz; and Katari McDonald