Lincoln Christian University is pleased to announce that it has entered into a long-term lease with Open Arms Christian Fellowship.
This ten-year agreement will allow Open Arms to relocate to LCU’s campus and utilize the Hargrove Chapel, Laughlin Center, Field House, athletic fields, and residence halls, for its ministries. The agreement also includes an option for Open Arms to purchase the property during the first year of the lease.
“I’m really pleased to reach this point,” says LCU’s President, Dr. Silas McCormick. “When we initially made our reorganization announcement back in February, one of the most pressing matters before us was figuring out how to deal with a campus that had become too large for us. Whether as a lease or if they exercise the option to buy, this arrangement allows one of our partner churches to expand their ministry while also meeting the two goals we stated early in this process: that we wanted whatever we did with our campus to grow the Kingdom and be good for the Lincoln community.” The lease begins immediately – though it will take some time to fully implement. By the start of the fall semester, LCU will have relocated most employees and operations to the Mills Administration Building and Restoration Hall, with residential students moved to the adjacent 56-unit apartment complex.