Since 1994, under God's guidance and the leadership of the Holy Spirit, CBMI has made nearly 200 trips and has assisted over 100 Christian organizations with their building needs. CBMI has worked in 24 states and two foreign countries.
CBMI accomplishes its mission through ﬁve to ten day mission trips, depending on the distance from headquarters. We travel in a motor coach which will seat forty people and carry luggage, bedding, groceries and tools. Usually the men work on the building and the ladies do the cooking.
CBMI oﬀers a place of service to everyone, men and women, from youth to senior adults.
Church Building Ministries, Inc. (CBMI} is a charitable, non-profit organization chartered by the state of Mississippi and approved for tax exempt status by the IRS (501C3 rule.) CBMI was organized in April, 1994,and was the result of much prayer and dedication of its founder, Joe Brewer.
The purpose of CBMI is to provide volunteer labor to construct, renovate or enlarge church and church related buildings. This service is offered to churches and other Christian organizations which would be unable, without volunteer assistance, to obtain the buildings needed to carry on their ministry. We seek God's guidance in directing us to the churches that need our assistance.
CBMI offers a place of service to everyone, men and women, from youth to senior adults. Most of our volunteers are retired or semi-retired and participate in several projects annually. However, a lot of working folks spend some of their vacation time as CBMI volunteers. The majority of our volunteers are not skilled in construction. While some of our people have considerable knowledge and experience in construction others find that they can be very useful as helpers.
CBMI accomplishes its mission through five to ten day mission trips, depending on the distance from our headquarters. We travel in a motor coach which will seat forty people and carry luggage, bedding, groceries and tools.
On a typical 10 day trip to a location like Minnesota or Colorado we would provide transportation, food and housing for the participants. In order to keep expenses to a minimum we ask the host to furnish housing, kitchen and eating facilities. We may sleep in classrooms, member's houses, camps or schools.
We will often need to carry air mattresses or cots. Usually the men work on the building and the ladies do the cooking.
A trip like the one described above will cost about $3,000, or $100 per participant (based on 30 people.)
CBMI is funded by donations, mostly from churches and individuals. We do not ask the volunteers or the host churches to cover any expenses. However, we humbly accept all donations. Many people who are not able to volunteer their time support CMBI financially and/or through their prayers.
We are funded by donations and all labor is volunteered. To make a tax deductible, charitable contribution,