First Baptist Church Ludlow (FBCL) is in the final restoration stage of their 1890’s building that is intended for multiple uses: SEND Cincinnati church plants, FBCL inner-city youth ministry, Addiction Recovery classes, ESL (Hispanic outreach) classes, Mothering classes, & Hispanic (children) Music lessons.
#1: Relocating two HVAC units. The first unit regulates the 1890 Sanctuary. We need the HVAC unit moved to the large open space beneath the Sanctuary. There is easy & open access for duct work instillation. The second unit will control the upper youth wing & housing area for future SEND Cincy mission teams. The duct work is already installed but needs re-wrapped. This duct work has easy & open access. Materials are on hand.
#2: Tuck-pointing & sealing of the outer brick of the older section of the church building. Materials & ladders are on hand.
#3: Restoration of the Future Community Wing which will house the following classes: Addiction, ESL, Mothering & Hispanic Music. This would entail minor wall repair (non load-bearing), installing 3 interior doors & 1 exterior door, drywall & plaster patching, skim coating walls & a final painting. Materials are on hand.
Consequently, with each project there is ample opportunity for non-tradesmen to assist FBCL with prayer walking, passing out flyers, block parties, city park clean-ups, Library outreach, ESL classes, etc…
FBCL is a very evangelistic/missional church. Our city consists of a transient inner-city population. However, our outreach is also to several of the surrounding inner-city areas (often referred to as Greater Cincinnati). We are positioned in the shadow of downtown Cincinnati along the Ohio River. FBCL is a revitalization church that seeks to use her facility for advancing the Gospel by sharing our walls.
Size of Team Needed:
We have the space & ministry opportunity to house & effectively use 100 persons. At the same time, we can effectively house & use a smaller group of 10 persons.
Housing & Food Preparation:
Mission teams can be housed in the church facility for free but we encourage teams to help with the added utility expense. We have 2 on-site showers (teams would need to provide their own toiletries, shower shoes, & towels).
We have a large kitchen area with plenty of room for storing & serving food. 3 electric stoves, 2 outdoor grills, 3 industrial size refrigerators, & 2 small deep freezers. Our fellowship hall/Gym has the capacity & ability to seat 150 persons. Teams would need to provide their own coolers & ice (ice can be purchased 2 blocks away).
Materials for Project:
All the building/repair materials are on hand. Should a need arise for more materials; there is a hardware store two blocks from FBCL. Mission teams would need to bring appropriate finishing & painting tools, saws, drills, extension cords, work gloves.
Are Background Checks of Volunteers Required for this Project? No
First Baptist Church Ludlow sits in the shadow of downtown Cincinnati. We are a river city that is exactly 2 miles from Interstates 71 & 75. We are 5 minutes from the Reds Stadium, 10 minutes from Newport Aquarium, 15 minutes from the Creation Museum, and 20 minutes from Kings Island Amusement Park.
God is at work at FBCL. We long to network and together advance the name of Jesus!