A home repair team, in the most rudimentary form, needs very few things:
A couple of people who want to use their knowledge and skills in construction-related ministry
A project or several projects requiring volunteers
A method of funding materials
Anything larger than "a couple of guys" requires some level of organization or things can get chaotic quickly. At that point, you will need to:
Identify a team leader
Determine a method of distributing information to the volunteer team (meeting, email, website, etc.)
Develop a plan to distribute information to supporters and let potential "clients" know about the ministry
Create a database or tracking mechanism for projects and volunteers
Build a volunteer pool over time and a plan to manage and develop your volunteers
Establish guidelines for carrying out the ministry need, including safety, types of projects the team can/cannot handle, scope, financial need of clients, etc.
Foster communication between the team and church leadership so that all are kept abreast of the ministry development and progress
Develop an accountability system to ensure that the spiritual aspect of serving on a home repairs team is being included, and so that there is proper follow up and quality control for completing projects.
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