New Life, Eagle Brook, Crossroads, Woodbury Lutheran: Church Growth in the News
Several Woodbury churches are planning to expand in the coming months.
The proliferation of Woodbury churches has made headlines of late.
Long in the works have been plans for Eagle Brook Church’s new campus in Woodbury. The Woodbury City Council on Wednesday will likely approve measure to move the project forward.
The Star Tribune reported Monday Eagle Brooke’s plans for a new $25 million complex, and it was one of several recent news items related to Woodbury churches.
New Life Church has eyes on a 22,00-square-foot expansion of its family ministry center, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal reported Tuesday.
Eagle Brook currently holds services at East Ridge High School. The church has plans for a 75,000-square-foot structure at the intersection of Settlers Ridge Parkway and Brookview Road and hopes to break ground this spring, according to the Star Tribune.
Woodbury is attractive to large churches because of its access to freeways, growth and affluence, the Rev. John Mayer, president of City Vision, a nonprofit that tracks church demographics, told the Star Tribune.
Scott Anderson, executive pastor for Eagle Brook Church, told Patch in November that that the church was “champing at the bit to start construction.”
“The sooner we get started, the sooner we can move in,” he said.
Eagle Brook has completed a $20 million fundraising campaign, the Woodbury Bulletin reported, and draws 1,500 and 2,000 worshipers on weekends.
The Woodbury Planning Commission, meanwhile, is set to review items on Five Oaks and New Life at its March 18 meeting, according to the city administrator’s upcoming report to the city council.