Faith in Action
Serving together in ministry, Faith in Action seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope.
Faith in Action Committee
The Faith in Action Committee is made up of representatives from local churches and faith groups that work together to promote the mission of Habitat. They raise money to sponsor a home and also provide volunteer labor and lunches for construction crews. All churches and faith groups are welcome to participate in this committee. The committee meets every third Tuesday at 5:30pm in B/CS Habitat’s Education Building at 119 Lake. St. in Bryan.
Read more in the Faith in Action Committee Manual.
What can my church do?
Most importantly, every church can pray for the work of Habitat for Humanity around the world. Churches support the ministry of Habitat in a number of other ways and at a variety of levels. Find out more about church partnership opportunities, including volunteering, fund raising and serving on committees. Contact Carl A. Orozco, B/CS Habitat Development Director, at (979) 823-7200 ext. 114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Interfaith Build is a home build that is sponsored and built by people of all faith traditions. Interfaith Build is hosted and organized by Faith in Action.
B/CS Habitat’s first Interfaith Build was completed in 2013. The beneficiaries of this collaboration are the Alvarados, a Mormon family. The new homeowners, Luis and Alicia Alvarado, along with their two young children, had been living in a crowded one bedroom apartment, but now are thriving in their own decent home.
Connie Flickinger, a member of Peace Lutheran Church and co-chair of the Faith in Action Committee, first promoted the idea of an Interfaith build. “Helping others is a strong tenet of all of our faiths and this project allowed us to come together and share some of our many similarities instead of worrying about our differences,” she explained.
If your congregation or faith-based organization would like to participate in a future Interfaith Build, please contact Carl A. Orozco at (979) 823-7200 or email him at email@example.com
How can your congregation or faith-based organization participate:
1. Advocate – Get your congregation excited about this opportunity.
2. Sponsor – Interfaith Build participants need to raise $55,000 to support the “hard costs” of construction. Sponsors are able to reserve volunteer spots as a benefit of their financial involvement.
3. Volunteer – Help build the house!
“The Interfaith build was a great idea and it clearly showed that people of different backgrounds and beliefs can indeed come together and move the community forward. I don’t think we only helped the Alvarados; I think we helped ourselves. We learned and taught that we are all friends and neighbors, and when we work together we can accomplish more than we can imagine.”
– Yunus Zeytuncu, a member of Raindrop Turkish House and participant of Interfaith Build ’13