MDS welcomes active, constituent pastors and their spouses to a hands-on MDS experience at an MDS project site in the U.S. or Canada. To encourage pastor participation, the Pastors to Projects program offers travel reimbursement.
Pastors or pastor couples are encouraged to sign up during our season of greatest need for volunteers – April to December – although you are welcome throughout the year. Feel free to sign up your construction friends to help out the same week as well (at their own cost.) MDS believes that when the leadership of our Anabaptist/Mennonite constituency churches can take the opportunity to serve (work on a project site) for a week or more, the person volunteering, we at MDS, and the persons they are assisting at the project site will all be blessed. Pastors and/or pastor couples will also interact with the community in which the MDS project site is located – this includes the local culture, the families we assist, and the variety of volunteers you will work along side during the week(s). In these relationships Christ’s love is expressed and hope is renewed.
We encourage the pastor or pastor couple to share about their MDS service experience with their congregation. Sharing stories of hope continues to build the community of faith.
Visit our online calendar to view volunteer opportunities and indicate your interest. We will be in contact with you! MDS service gives pastors a place to do hands-on ministry and return to their congregations with faith-in-action stories to share, and excitement that will surely inspire others to go and serve as well.View Pastors to Projects Calendar