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3 Things You Need to Start a Home Repair Ministry (and 8 More to Grow)

A home repair team, in the most rudimentary form, needs very few things:

    1) A couple of people who want to use their knowledge and skills in construction-related ministry
    2) A project or several projects requiring volunteers
    3) 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:

    Building a Ramp1) Identify a team leader
    2) Determine a method of distributing information to the volunteer team (meeting, email, website, etc.)
    3) Develop a plan to distribute information to supporters and let potential "clients" know about the ministry
    4) Create a database or tracking mechanism for projects and volunteers
    5) Build a volunteer pool over time and a plan to manage and develop your volunteers
    6) Establish guidelines for carrying out the ministry need, including safety, types of projects the team can/cannot handle, scope, financial need of clients, etc.
    7) Foster communication between the team and church leadership so that all are kept abreast of the ministry development and progress
    8) 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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  1. Mark McIntyre
    July 1st, 2014 at 03:48 | #1

    Hey Guys - awesome article! Love it! Just an FYI, there is an issue with your link (last line of article):
    "Register on our site today" goes to:
    http://homerepairs.org/partner-benefits-and-resources-correct-contact/
    Which gives an "404 error page."
    Thanks for all you are doing for His Kingdom!
    Blessings,
    Mark

    • Home Repairs Volunteer
      July 2nd, 2014 at 17:20 | #2

      Mark, thanks so much for the heads-up! I fixed the link, so you can try it now. We appreciate your visiting the site!

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