Churches are normally started in someone's home, in a tent, in a community center, or in a classroom. Once a congregation begins to experience growth, the next area of need becomes the acquisition of a property. In most of the villages and towns, land is virtually free. Help is primarily needed with the construction of a worship building. And when it comes to labor, members are always available and willing to mold their own bricks and even gather some of the needed wood/timber.
Churches with skilled men usually have those men volunteering to lay foundation and handle the technical aspects of construction. So for the most part, outside help is most needed with metal zinc for roofing, cement for laying of foundation bricks, and steel for pillars. An amount of $5,000 can help to put up a decent church building.
Over several years, Serve Africa has provided resources (zinc, cement, and steel) for the construction of a dozen churches. Our goal is to build at least five churches each year.
It will be a profound blessing should you, your church or organization come alongside us and adopt one of our village churches, a new church plant project, or a pastor's family.