Christus Victor
Lutheran Church

Apple Valley, MN

Opening Our Arms Wider Campaign

The Opening Our Arms Wider campaign seeks to secure funds to better meet our ministry needs and serve our community by making Christus Victor a more welcoming environment, refresh our entire facility, and strengthen our church identity.  We invite you to join us in prayerfully considering how God might be calling you to support this campaign to ensure that the mission of Christus Victor of changing lives with Faith, Love, and Open Arms continues for the next 50 years and beyond.


Progress continues! Key updates include the following:

  • The Facilities Planning Team continues to work diligently with Vanman to prepare construction documents.
  • We now have a complete list of the city and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance requirements that will ensure we have a safe and welcoming church home.
  • Fifty percent of the total pledged amount for the campaign has been received and 20 families have completely fulfilled their pledges!
  • We give thanks for the hope we have in Christ and for the ability to share that with open arms and welcoming hearts. Please plan to participate in the Holy Week prayer vigil on Saturday, April 20 anytime between 12-8 p.m. Simply sign up for a few minutes during a time that works for you and experience the peace and joy that comes from this special time in prayer.

CORE TEAM MEMBERS: Pastor Kent Claussen Gubrud, Brenda Fischer, Claudia Glinski, John Perendy, Jennie Rice, Jason Sprenger, Alana Thureen

As we continue through the Capital Campaign and Building Improvements/ Addition process, please continue fulfilling your pledge.  Below are payment options:

Offering Envelopes

The new envelopes have two lines: 1) General Fund and 2) Capital Campaign. Please indicate the amount for each on the envelope. It will be helpful for our volunteer counters if separate checks are used for the General Fund and Capital Campaign contributions. If a single check is used for both, please indicate the amount for each – General Fund and Capital Campaign – on the memo line of the check. If you would like offering envelopes but did not receive them, please contact the CV office.

Simply Giving (Electronic Deduction)

Complete and sign an Authorization Form and attach a voided check to the form. Return the completed form to the CV office for processing.

Other Electronic Giving (Electronic Bill Pay)

If you already use electronic giving to fulfill your General Fund pledge, you will need to set up an additional payment for your Capital Campaign giving.  Please be sure you indicate in the notes/memo that the contribution is for the Capital Campaign.

If you would like to begin using electronic giving, please work with your bank to set up this recurring payment and make sure the memo/note designates General Fund or Capital Campaign.  This will result in a check being issued from your bank and mailed to the church.

Gifts of Stock or Other Assets

If you plan on fulfilling your Capital Campaign pledge through a gift of stock, please read below.

First, initiate a gift of shares by completing a Charitable Donation Form obtained from (& submitted back to) your broker / financial institution.  Information needed to complete the form regarding the CV brokerage account at Thrivent is as follows:
Receiving Firm Name: National Financial Services
Receiving Firm DTC #: 0226
Beneficiary Account Number: TY9134447
Beneficiary Name: Christus Victor Lutheran Church

Then, alert Deanna Luke in the Christus Victor office when a gift is being transferred, as stocks arrive in our account without identification and we want to make a timely sale of the donated shares. Include your name, mailing address and name/number of shares being gifted for tax receipt and purpose of gift, including if it is a payment on a pledge.

Donations from your IRA – For gifts from your IRA, please do not send us shares from your IRA, but instead, request a cash distribution to be sent to Christus Victor.


Christus Victor
Lutheran Church

7510 Palomino Drive
Apple Valley, MN 55124