How Will it Work?
Each “apostle” will decide upon
a number of sponsor units to fund. The cost per unit is flexible but
typically in the range of $600. Multiple units are encouraged since
we have a sizeable goal.
Each “apostle” provides at least one person to serve as liaison on the
project Steering Team. It is the strength of the steering team that keeps
communication open and the project moving forward.
Each “apostle” promotes the build within their congregation via
bulletins, displays, fundraising, etc.
Each “apostle” encourages members to attend ceremonies held at the
worksite. (Groundbreaking, blessing, and dedication of the home.)
Each “apostle” secures volunteers to serve on work days by helping to
provide lunches and work teams. Skilled and unskilled workers are
Each “apostle” continues to emphasize the importance of prayer for the
duration of our project.
What Will Habitat Provide?
Habitat provides the
building site, house plan, and an approved partner family to work
along side you, who will buy the home. Habitat will order all
materials, have them on site, and will schedule all sub-contractors and
inspections. We will provide construction expertise and leadership to
support the leadership that emerges from the partner apostles.
How Do I Become an
Approach the persons or groups within
your congregation who have a heart for mission and outreach. Inform them of
this unique opportunity to be involved on this specific Habitat Build. You
may decide to ask another congregation to work together with you as one of
the apostle partners. This further helps you share the cost and the
excitement of Habitat ministry. To line up a presentation or have questions
answered in more detail, call the Habitat Office at 301-791-9009. Indicate
you wish to speak to someone regarding the Apostles Build. A member of the
Habitat Faith in Action Committee will contact you.