Apostles Build 2017:
The concept of the Apostles Build is a simple one—12 churches coming together to build or fully rehab a Habitat for Humanity house. Each church provides a portion of the prayer power, a portion of the funds and a portion of the labor to build a house in partnership with a local family. The idea of going out into the community to serve others, in the way that Jesus’ apostles served, has attracted individuals in many churches all over the world. With Habitat for Humanity, churches can share God’s love by building or fully rehabbing houses for families.
The Apostles Build program in 2017 will fully rehab one abandoned house and connect that house with a hardworking family. The program will also work with existing residents on same street as the Apostles Build house and offer a two day Spruce-Up Program. This program offers assistance with needed modest exterior repairs such as porches, fences, steps, landscaping and debris removal.
Benefits for Churches:
Rehabbing a house gives people a tangible way to put their faith into action. Working on this project allows people of faith to be the body of Christ in the world.
The project has a definite beginning and a definite end. Busy people can schedule the time that they can give to this project and churches can work the project into their calendars.
Many churches report that when they become Habitat partners, they experience revitalization throughout the congregation. Some note that membership grows and that giving increases because people want to be a part of a vibrant church that
reaches beyond itself.
The project also has the potential to build communities among and within churches that have never worked together. Volunteers can meet new people and develop friendships with individuals from their own churches.
Join the 2017 Apostles Build Today:
- 2017 Apostles Build Sign Up Information
- 2017 Apostles Build Letter of Intent (LOI)
- Volunteer Scheduling Information
- Church Engagement
- General Volunteer Day Information