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Churches building

Bay Area Habitat for Humanity was founded by the love and united mission of Bay Area churches to serve God’s families suffering from poor housing, living in deprived communities. The need is great! Every year churches like yours answer the call to join in the “Building on Faith” project. Church congregations provide the funding, volunteer labor, and prayers needed to construct a home for a family in need.

One of the most appealing aspects of working with Habitat for Humanity is that building a house provides an opportunity to live out your faith and see the tangible fruit of that labor.

Strong feelings of community develop as people work together to plan and build a Habitat house. New friendships are created within the congregation and within the community. When the house is finished, volunteers and homeowners feel a great sense of pride and a connection with one another.

Many congregations experience great spiritual renewal when they build a house. Lives are changed. Often new families join the church and the congregation as a whole sees new purpose. Making the commitment to help sponsor a Habitat for Humanity house means praying about the project, raising the money and recruiting the volunteers for construction. It is a big step of faith. However, those who take that step realize incredible blessings when the church obeys the call of Christ to help our neighbors in need.

Apostles Build

The Bay Area Habitat Apostles Build is an initiative to partner with twelve churches stretching from the Bay Area into the La Porte community to build a Habitat home for a family in need. The vision is twelve churches serving and reaching out to their community mirroring the ministry of the twelve apostles of Christ.

If you would like to schedule a presentation in your church for Bay Area Habitat, or participate in the Apostles Build, please contact Richard Zalesak at (281) 337-3590.

“…But most of all our lives will change just because we continue to praise God for all of His blessings, and with that comes a sense of peace that we will not have to worry about moving from place to place anymore. What we will receive will be ours, and there is a big sense of pride in wanting to take care of our new home.”

-Angela Marshall, single mother of two