Formation of a Community

Our faith is shaped and formed throughout our lifetime as we experience the warmth of relationships, power of stories, and growth of community. As a part of this campaign, funds will be invested in providing spaces both on our campus and in our community that nurture our “life cycle of faith” across all generations through the study of the Word, care for our loved ones, and cultivation of relationships

Youth & Young Adults

Here at the Kirk, we recognize the importance of prioritizing the formation of our youth and young adults. In partnership with Princeton Theological Seminary, the Kirk will serve as one of five "hubs" around the country to foster innovative and sustainable youth ministries. In addition, funds will be dedicated to building our relationship with Alma College by supporting their ongoing initiatives to grow the faith of our young adults.

Terrace Repair & Outdoor Worship Center

At present, the Refectory terrace is roped off and unsafe to use. We want to make sure our spaces are safe and secure for worship and other community-building experiences. To do so, we will be fully repairing the terrace as well as considering our options on how to provide a dedicated outdoor space to host weddings, outdoor summer worship services, Vacation Bible School, church picnics, youth group gatherings, and more.

Prayer Path

The prayer path will offer a space for individuals and families to walk, run, and push their strollers. Along the way, the path will incorporate intentional points of spiritual reflection, rest, and recreation. As the first phase of a multi-part project, this walkway is anticipated to stretch a mile long around the outermost edge of the Kirk campus.

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your 

mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—

his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2