One FAMILY, Far-Reaching IMPACT

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BIGS consists of teams of men that permanently adopt the widowed, single parents, and others with long-term needs in their church and community.

Teams are normally comprised of three or four men. Each man is asked to donate 3 hours of time, one Saturday morning a month, from 7 to 10 a.m. On a typical service day, all of the teams meet at the church for prayer and Bible study from 7 to 8 a.m. Afterwards, the men break up into their pre-assigned teams and go out to work in the home of their care receiver from 8 to 10 a.m. The men do basic chores around the home, such as fixing leaky faucets, cleaning windows, hauling trash, etc. At the end of their time, the men gather around their care receiver and pray with him or her.

Each month, the team returns to the same care receiver, so their ministry to him or her extends over months and years. The men are asked to pray for the street they are working on and to make their services available to other widowed or single parents on the street. In this way, their ministry often extends into the community.

To get involved with BIGS, please see Paul Lingard or email him at or talk to anyone from Men’s Ministry.