Building to his glory

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers” (Galatians 6:10). 

Builders For Christ, a ministry of Kingdom Workers, helps WELS congregations organize and provide skilled workers who will build facilities at a reduced cost. Local congregations provide help where possible – general labor, cleanup, and serving meals. Kingdom Workers provides the experience and people committed to faith and service. Carpenters, electricians, plumbers, painters, and general handy types come together and work in fellowship with other Christians to provide a community with a needed facility.

John and Barb Bubolz have volunteered with Builders For Christ for eight years. When John, an experienced Builders For Christ project manager, retired about 20 years ago, he got bored quickly.  Once he heard about Builders For Christ, he knew God had a plan for him there. He is used to and enjoys a hard day’s work.  John grew up on a farm in Fox Lake, Wis. He and his wife still reside there today. John is a plumber by trade, but also has experience in all areas of the building business.

John and Barb believe and know through experience that volunteering with Builders For Christ is an extremely gratifying experience. Working on a project allows you to get to know the area in which you are serving.  John says his favorite part of volunteering with Builders For Christ is the fellowship between the builders and the congregation. He says that the Builders For Christ volunteers become part of the congregational family they serve and that they become part of a very special fellowship. John says that volunteering at a site revitalizes one’s faith. He also adds that the faith of congregational volunteers also becomes strengthened and reenergized.

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing” (1 Thessalonians 5:10-12).

Want to volunteer with Builders For Christ? Do you have experience as a construction project manager? Contact Dale Mueller, Builders For Christ director at 414-771-6848 or at

Builders For Christ is looking for projects for the winter of 2014. Does your congregation need Builders For Christ? Contact Dale Mueller for more information.  Please note, winter projects take place in southern sections of the United States.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support for the Builders For Christ program. Visit to learn more.

“For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything” (Hebrews 3:4).