Construction Mission Team
Each year our construction team helps a church complete a new building, an addition to an existing building, or a renovation of an older building. Our team started in 1994 when Builders For Christ (BFC) provided the labor to add the classroom wing on Valley’s building. After the last BFC team left, we found that Valley had people with the skills to finish the project, and we worked Friday nights and Saturdays from August to January on the completion. Since then, we have done a project each year in a spirit of giving back what we had been given.
The team has expanded to include workers from other churches; our largest efforts have engaged about 50 volunteers. Tasks we engage include installing suspended ceilings, doors, trim, cabinets, vinyl siding, and ceramic tile, as well as interior painting. We have a kitchen team who have collected favorite menus and provide great lunch and dinner meals. We arrange for lodging with discounted rates in local motels who provide breakfasts. We usually arrive at the work site for a walk-through Sunday evening, and then work Monday through Friday. Some volunteers are not able to work the whole week, and they come for a few days. Sometimes we take on “spring practice” projects in which we work Friday and Saturday on smaller projects that allow new people to find out how the team operates.
Some of our “regulars” started with no construction experience and have learned many new skills over the years. We always make sure we have skilled people for each task to be done. They lead small task groups and teach the skills for new people.
Anyone interested in learning more about the team is encouraged to call or email one of the following:
Charles Dunning 920 858 6338 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Warren 920 716 3754 email@example.com
John Wolf 920 915 2526 firstname.lastname@example.org
2023 Building Mission Trip!
This year our Construction Mission Team travels to Hanover Baptist Church in Hanover, Indiana. The Church has sold their existing facility and purchased a 15-acre site, which has two existing buildings. They will be building a 330-seat worship center and renovating an adjacent 4,000-square-foot building for classrooms. Check out their progress: https://www.hanoverbaptist.com/bff/