Ideas that Work

Home School Band


With the rise of home schooling in our area, First Assembly began a home-school band. Rehearsals are held on Thursday afternoons, with tutoring by our church-music director and another qualified teacher from our church. The band performs every Sunday night during the school term and on special holidays.

Through the band, the church has added new members, gained a stronger music program, and provided support for home-schooling parents.

Car Repair Ministry


For some single women, particularly single moms, car problems can be nearly debilitating. To meet this need, our church started ARM—Automobile Repair Ministry—for single women from our church and community.

The church constructed a three-bay garage eqipped to do evaluation and minor repair work. With volunteer labor, discounted parts, and donated equipment, arm gives oil and filter changes and other minor repair work for the cost of parts. One woman's car broke down a half hour's drive from her house. She ...

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