UNLESS THE LORD BUILDS THE HOUSE, ITS BUILDERS LABOR IN VAIN.
- PSALM 127:1
BUILDERS FOR CHRIST IS IN Bell Gardens, CA THIS FALL.
LOCATION: Cristo Rey Lutheran Church, Los Angeles, CA
DATES: September 11 - October 16, 2017
NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 6 each week
DEADLINE TO APPLY: EXTENDED
PROJECT MANAGER: Randy Baker :: Read the project letter from Randy [HERE]
Builders For Christ will help remodel Cristo Rey (Christ the King) Lutheran Church, an Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) mission congregation in Bell Gardens (Los Angeles), CA. It is located in the heart of an area with the second largest Hispanic population in North America.
The building has not had any updates since the 1970s. Help is needed with demo of existing chapel ceiling and chancel/altar area, building a new altar and chancel area, installing ceiling drywall, taping and texturing in a “mission” style plaster finish, installing new bathroom fixtures, installing new wood flooring in chapel and narthex, installing new carpet in class rooms and office, and painting the interior and exterior as needed.
"Thank you again for this incredible opportunity... We are truly grateful and looking forward to this exciting blessing to our mission." (Pastor Behmer, Cristo Rey)
Step 1) Complete the Kingdom Workers Volunteer Application.
This form is required of all volunteers.*
Step 2) Complete the BFC Project Form with more specific details.
Step 3) Sign the Kingdom Workers Volunteer Agreement.
This is required of all volunteers.
NOTE: Completion of these forms does not necessarily mean that you will be placed on this project. You will receive further information from the Project Manager and/or the Volunteer Management team.
* In an effort to maintain current records, we ask that all volunteers complete the Kingdom Workers Volunteer Application. If you served on a BFC project and completed an application in 2017, there is an option to complete the Alumni Application, which is considerably shorter. You must complete the Alumni Application prior to the BFC Project Sign Up Form.
What should I bring? Volunteers use their own personal tools, such as a hammer, nail belt, 1”x25’ tape measure, speed square, utility knife with blades, pry bar, and chalk line. All other tools are provided by BFC.
HOUSING: An RV park is just a few miles from the church. For volunteers who do not have RVs, hotel rooms or an Air BnB will be made available. There are also several houses for rent close to the church.
FOOD: A noon meal and two snacks will be provided each day. Volunteers are responsible for their own meals in the morning, evening, and on non-working days. Anyone not involved with the day-to-day building process are encouraged to assist the congregation with the meals and break snacks as needed.
COSTS TO CONSIDER:
Transportation: Airfare or mileage
Housing: RV, hotel
Food: Volunteers cover any meal not provided
Support Builders For Christ
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Other Important BFC Info
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