We've talked quite a bit in the blog about the need for home repairs for our primary service constituencies inside and outside the church - widows, single mothers, the elderly and disabled - but aside from the primary blessings of serving Jesus and our brothers, sisters and neighbors, there is also a practical reasons for your church to consider a home repair team.
In almost every church there is a group of handy people that are called upon for their skills. Some help maintain the church building, some go on construction-related mission trips, and some help with the occasional odd job presented by a needy congregation member. Most of the time these previously mentioned groups serve when called upon, but they are not actively looking for projects. Did some faces and names come to mind?
Men (and women) on the periphery of the ministry are found in many churches but cannot figure out how to serve in the church if they don’t sing, teach, direct traffic, or participate in childcare. But, they can use their hands! When these people are engaged, there is an army of handymen ready to jump in and “get it done”.
So, what might move a church like yours toward starting a home repair ministry team?
- An existing handyman group needs organizing or refining for effectiveness
- There are interested men in the church
- There is someone in the church with a need
- The pastor or staff have the idea of starting a team for outreach purposes
- To build a Men’s Ministry
- There are needs in the community close to the church
So, one of the best ways to form a home repairs team is to identify these handy people and get them behind, and committed to, an effort to launch your home repairs ministry. Or, put another way, encourage them to do what they were already doing, only in a more organized and effective manner.
We can help you get started with a library of resources to help you start and run a team.
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