In 2017, our City Ministries team became burdened about how we could step in and help to provide a place where anyone in the community could learn life skills and job skills in a fun and engaging format.
We wanted to expose children and adults to things they hadn’t experienced before, giving them the opportunity to dream, to develop skills, and to cultivate life goals. Some team members quickly thought of a makerspace, unfamiliar to many of the rest of us.
By using both low- and high-tech equipment, we would be able to teach geared toward job training and hobbies. We knew that we could only teach what our congregation could teach.
As the idea was unveiled to the church family, individuals immediately began offering ideas of classes or skills they could teach, and, in time, God brought the reality of a makerspace (The Maker’s Center) to life.