Faith Based Community
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
The tangible experiences that Habitat for Humanity Capital Region provides offers partners a unique opportunity to engage those around us and live our faith. Join as a faith partner to pursue a common goal and to strengthen and empower our communities. We are deepening our ties to each other and those in most need by providing strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter in the community we all share.
Some ways you can get involved:
- Partner on a repair or build project
- Prepare on-site meals for Habitat Capital Region volunteer crews
- Serve on Habitat Capital Region boards and committees
- Advocate for safe, affordable housing accessible for all
- Host speakers who will communicate to your faith community about the need for safe, affordable housing
- Donate one time or regularly, fundraise through bake sales, dinners, tithe to Habitat for Humanity Capital Region and help through long-term faith partnerships
- Pray for the lives of the vulnerable populations in our communities; the children, elderly, disabled and socially marginalized
Together, we all have the power to build a better world.
To learn more about becoming a faith partner, contact Carmen at 517-374-1313 ext 106.
Habitat Capital Region Mission Principles:
Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ - We undertake our work to demonstrate the love and teachings of Jesus, acting in all ways in accord with the belief that God’s love and grace abound for all, and that we must be “hands and feet” of that love and grace in our world. We believe that, through faith, the miniscule can be multiplied to accomplish the magnificent, and that, in faith, respectful relationships can grow among all people.
Focus on shelter - We have chosen, as our means of manifesting God’s love, to create opportunities for all people to live in decent, durable shelter. We put faith into action by helping to build, renovate or preserve homes, and by partnering with others to accelerate and broaden access to affordable housing as a foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty.
Advocate for affordable housing - In response to the prophet Micah’s call to do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God, we promote decent, affordable housing for all, and we support the global community’s commitment to housing as a basic human right. We will advocate for just and fair housing policy to eliminate the constraints that contribute to poverty housing. And, in all of our work, we will seek to put shelter on hearts and minds in such powerful ways that poverty housing becomes socially, politically and religiously unacceptable.
Promote dignity and hope - We believe that no one lives in dignity until everyone can live in dignity. We believe that every person has something to contribute and something to gain from creating communities in which all people have decent, affordable places to live. We believe that dignity and hope are best achieved through equitable, accountable partnerships.
Support sustainable and transformational development - We view our work as successful when it transforms lives and promotes positive and lasting social, economic and spiritual change within a community; when it is based on mutual trust and fully shared accomplishment; and when it demonstrates responsible stewardship of all resources entrusted to us.
Habitat for Humanity Capital Region has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.