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Apostles Build!

It is amazing how an idea can connect with something deep in our hearts to excite and motivate us. In many communities, churches have responded to a simple idea called an Apostles Build project to construct houses in partnership with families in need.

In an Apostles Build project, 12 churches, or coalitions of churches, come together to build a Habitat for Humanity house. They raise the money and provide the labor and prayer support 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. With Habitat for Humanity, churches can share God’s love by building houses.

An apostle is someone who is sent on a mission.

Apostles Build Churches

In a Habitat for Humanity Apostles Build project, 12 apostle churches or coalitions of churches

are charged with assisting in Habitat’s mission to provide decent shelter in partnership with families in need. They are called out into the community to serve.

Coalition—In terms of a Habitat for Humanity project, a coalition of churches is simply a group of churches that works together to fund and build a house.

An Apostles Build project might involve two levels of coalitions:

The Benefits of an Apostles Build Project

In a successful partnership, both parties benefit from their common work. An Apostles Build project has the potential to help both the Habitat affiliate and the church partners.

Benefits for Affiliates

An Apostles Build project can be the idea that gets churches excited and convinces them to become housing partners. If you think your church may be interested in participating in an Apostles Build or you think your congregation would like to know more about Habitat for Humanity, please call the Habitat Office - 706-379-2484.

Benefits for Churches

The benefits of working with Habitat for Humanity are numerous—especially for the faith community. Building a house gives people a concrete way to put their faith into action. An Apostles Build project calls people to leave the halls of the church and to serve in the way that the original apostles served. Working on this project allows people of faith to be the body of Christ in the world.

Another positive feature of an Apostles Build project is that it 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. Volunteers can meet new people and develop friendships with individuals from their own church and other local churches.