Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Psalm 127:1
Builders For Christ IS in MANKATO, MN this Summer.
LOCATION: Mankato, MN - Peace Lutheran Church
DATES: June 6 - End of August, 2017
NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 14-16 each week
(There are 16 RV sites available)
DEADLINE TO APPLY: EXTENDED (help still needed first two weeks of August)
PROJECT MANAGER: Martin Leyrer :: Read the project letter from Martin [HERE]
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.
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 fill out the volunteer application. If you served on a KW project and filled out an application in 2015, there is an option to fill out the Alumni Application, which is considerably shorter. You must complete the Alumni Application prior to the Project Sign Up form.
PROJECT OVERVIEW: Builders For Christ is assisting Peace Lutheran Church in Mankato, MN, construct an addition to their existing facility. This 6,700 sq. ft. addition will provide much needed space to their growing congregation.
Peace was established about 15 years ago and membership has grown to over 500 souls. They have been operating a very successful pre-school since 2003. As of last fall, enrollment ranged from 40 to 50 students. The addition is planned to accommodate up to 90 students.
The project will consist of a vestibule, multi-purpose area, lobby, three offices, several pre-school rooms, restroom facilities, mechanical room, and storage areas. When our work is complete, much of the existing church area will be remodeled by the congregation’s general contractor to increase the needed sanctuary seating.
The three main phases of work and estimated time frames are:
Phase 1 - Framing, trusses, interior framing, door & windows (June 6 - July 1)
Phase 2 - Exterior finish, interior finish, insulation, drywall (July 5 - July 29)
Phase 3 - Interior, finish interior doors, painting (Aug. 1 - end of project)
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: Accommodations have been made for an onsite campground with 16 camp sites available. A BFC camper is available to rent at $75/week (first-time volunteers have preference). There is also housing available with some of the members as well as a few hotels in the area. If housing is required, please inform the project manager prior to arrival. Volunteers should not arrive at a site unless housing is arranged with the project manager at least two weeks in advance. Failure to make proper arrangements may result in space being unavailable.
FOOD: The church will furnish a noon meal and two breaks. 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 church members with the meals and break snacks as needed.
COSTS TO CONSIDER:
Transportation: Airfare or mileage
Housing: RV, hotel, homestay
Food: Volunteers cover any meal not provided by the church
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