Many faiths are called to help the less fortunate, serve others and make the world a better place. Building a Habitat home is a clear expression of faith for people of many diverse beliefs.
What is an Interfaith Build? Habitat for Humanity is Bringing People Together for the Common Goal of Building a Home for a Neighbor in Need! Creating Unity - Most often, when people of different faiths come together to build a Habitat house, individuals find a new respect and understanding for one another. Breaking down barriers and cooperation can lead to new friendships and builds better unity among all people. Habitat for Humanity Provides Professional Staff - Our volunteer coordinator will help you schedule and manage volunteers. A Habitat construction professional will be on-site to give step-by-step instructions and provide all that is needed on that build day. No construction experience is necessary! Homeowner - All Habitat Homeowners have completed a 1-2 year program that includescompleting 300 service “sweat equity” hours and 13 workshops in homeowner preparation. Habitat houses are not given away-homeowners have an affordable, monthly mortgage with a zero interest loan. Habitat is a Hand-Up not a Hand-Out Other Benefits Publicity – there are many opportunities for congregations to receive media exposure from Habitat’s media partners as well as opportunities to network in the community. Celebration & Revitalization – the opportunity for the entire congregation to get excited and become involved in missions opportunities and make the world a better place.
Other Ways To Get Involved
Volunteering- Volunteering is a great way for congregants to help build their community, fellowship with others and learn a new skill. No prior construction experience is needed.
Prayer- It’s very much appreciated when congregations bathe all aspects of a Habitat build in prayer.
Providing Lunch- Organize a group to assemble and deliver lunch for a Saturday worksite (typically 15 people).