[my standard line about this is "My daughter will periodically say to me "dad, you are such a tool" which I have only recently come to understand may not be the compliment I thought it was.]
The King's Tools is a small group ministry within our church that offers help to people when they need it. It may be with home repairs or yard work or cleaning and organizing but it is help they might not be able to get elsewhere. We are available to anyone, church member or not. We offer help and hope to those in need.
A recent project was for a family in Neenah. Never met them before and are not church members but they were referred to us by another organization who was unable to help them The husband/father had died in November after being under the care of his wife for the past 7 years. She is now suffering from a significant medical event of her own which limits her mobility. We replaced both front and back exterior steps to correct structural issues that made it unsafe for her to enter or exit her home.
We exist as a resource for our pastors to turn to when they receive calls from people in need. . If we are notified of a situation that might benefit from our attention, we assess the scope of work, put together a schedule and budget and then send out an email call for help to the members on the Tool's list. If someone is able to help, they reply as such. If they can't help, they do nothing and wait for the next email with notice of work to come out.
Two things about that. We are at a dangerously small number of willing Tools members. Please contact the church office if you are interested in hearing more about this ministry. Also, we don't charge for work done and often provide materials as well. As such we need a level of financial support to allow this work to go forward. If so moved, you may donate to the Tools designated funds account at church.
To serve is this way doesn't always take a lot of effort by any one person but it often makes an enormous difference in the lives of those being served. This is a very hands on way to show Christ's love to others.