Church Partnership Opportunities
Congregations of all sizes can partner with Habitat for Humanity in a variety of ways. That partnership works best when we can help your church carry out its goals for ministry. Volunteering on the job site and on committees is one way to help. Another way is to raise awareness of the need for adequate housing.
What is God calling your church to do?
Consider these possibilities:
- Without the continuing prayers of millions of people, Habitat's work could not continue.
Support Habitat financially
- Encourage your congregation to include Habitat for Humanity in its mission work
- Make regular donations to Habitat for Humanity-Spokane or collect special Habitat for Humanity offerings.
- Provide in-kind goods and services. (For example, a plumber in your congregation might volunteer to do the plumbing work on a Habitat house.)
- Raise funds to build all or part of a house. A congregation may sponsor a house individually or join with another congregation to raise the money and build a house together.
- Tithe. Set aside one-tenth of regular donations for local Habitat projects. The tithe funds can be used to build Habitat houses in other countries, where construction costs are often much lower.
- Make an online donation to Habitat for Humanity-Spokane
- Build strength and unity within your congregation as you work toward the common goal of helping others.
- Organize volunteers for a house that your congregation funds or helps fund.
- Serve on a committee. Individuals are always needed to help with acquiring land, finding and selecting qualified homeowner applicants, nurturing family partners, recruiting church support and more.
Engage Your Community
- Continue to be a voice for those in need even after construction is complete.
- Host speakers on housing issues (such as a representative from your local Habitat affiliate) to raise awareness of the need for decent housing.
- Make the commitment to become advocates for housing. Write letters to editors and speak out about positive experiences your church has had building houses. Communicate with legislators and other community services groups
For more information, please contact Michelle Girardot, Neighborhood Revitalization Director, Michelle@habitat-spokane.org