Apostle Build

The Apostle Build is a special annual project and fundraiser bringing together churches from all over Northeast Indiana. This build represents our faith and love for God and his children.

Congregations of all sizes can partner with Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Indiana in a variety of ways. That partnership works best when we can help your church carry out its goals for ministry.

In an Apostle Build project, 12 churches come together to build a Habitat 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.

Building a house gives people a concrete way to put their faith into action. An Apostle Build projects 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.

Many churches report that when they become Habitat for Humanity partners, they experience revitalization throughout the congregation. Some note that membership grows and that giving increases because people want to be part of a vibrant church that reaches beyond itself.

Apostle Build takes place every September, please contact us with your church's interest in participating. Many congregations plan mission work in September and we are happy to accommodate yours. Send us an email or call, let us know what days or weeks you are interested in participating. We are also available to speak to your congregation and provide donation goal items to help initiate participating in the Apostle Build.


What is God Calling Your Church To Do?

Pray 
- 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 of Northeast Indiana in its mission work. 
- 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 Habitat projects. The tithe funds can be used to build Habitat houses in your own community. 
- Make an online donation to Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Indiana.

Volunteer 
- 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. 
- Join volunteer teams who are working builds. 
- Serve on one of Habitat Northeast Indiana’s committees. 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 contacting our office) to raise awareness of the need for decent housing. 
- Make the commitment to become advocates for housing. Write letters to the editor and speak out about positive experiences your church has had building houses. Communicate with legislators and other community services groups.