The Garage Shop Ministry

Specializing in VBS & Woodworking for People of Faith!

25 March 2014

It is with a heavy heart that, as of today, at the insistence of the Godly Play Foundation, I will no longer be able to help faith communities in doing the technical woodworking for their Godly Play stories.

I am committed, however, to using the stewardship of this shop and the gifts God has loaned me to take trees and give them new life in a new creation; and I will endeavor to help faith communities with VBS woodworking materials and other woodworking for the Church and all communities of faith.

I will continue to do woodworking at the cost of materials only. It has been suggested that I am "selling" woodworking materials. This is not, and has never been true. Even though I pass on to the requestor the cost of materials for each request of a commission, the fact is,
every single woodworking commission that has been produced in this shop was done at a personal loss of income to me. I have never been reimbursed for the tools, sharpening, electricity, and certainly the enormous amount of time.

So why do we do this? The Garageshop woodworking ministry is a stewardship of my soul, and the gospel of Matthew (6.21) reminds me "For where your treasure is, there your heart will lie also." It has been a joy to be able to share this treasure with the children of the world.

We are still leasing this home, so everything in the shop needs to be easily removed, including the electricity!

If you have questions or thoughts about the shop, feel free to contact us.

Thanks for stopping by. Work safe.  
Blessings,
--Mark