Founded as an ecumenical Christian organization in 1976, Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio is driven by a desire to put faith into action. We believe each home built by Habitat serves as a vehicle for witnessing God’s love.
Born out of a commitment to shared principles, partnerships with local churches and faith organizations play an important part in our goal to eliminate substandard housing. Faith organizations provide us with much-needed volunteer, spiritual, and financial contributions. Congregations that partner with us find new ways to express their faith and experience a stronger sense of community through their service to God.
Though we are committed to our Christian identity, Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio warmly welcomes those of all faiths and no faiths to participate in all aspects of our ministry.
Benefits of partnership
Habitat projects can help people see God at work outside the four walls of the church.
Building together allows people to put their faith into action. Habitat becomes a living expression of Christian concern.
- Habitat projects help a congregation fulfill its mission to minister to persons in need.
- The opportunity to work on a Habitat home can bring energy to a congregation – it brings members together and provides a great way to attract new members.
- All age groups can be brought together.
- Everyone involved experiences spiritual growth through their service to others.
Ways to get involved
Contact our Assistant VP of Development and Communications, Taylor Judkin, at Taylorj@HabitatSA.org to create a plan for your church to raise funds to help with our home-building program. All levels of funding are welcome.
Build walls at your church…host a Joshua Build
This program brings the worksite to you, transporting all tools, materials, and staff supervision to your site then directing the assembly of wall panels for a complete Habitat home. An outreach event has never been easier – we do all of the planning, supervision, and clean-up – you just provide the workspace and volunteers.
This is a perfect team-building activity for small groups, and works well over summer vacation or even a Sunday morning! Age restrictions differ from that of our construction site, so this is a wonderful way for parents to work alongside little ones.
Each project can accommodate about 40 people working at any given time and takes roughly 4 hours to complete. With flexible hours, Joshua Builds can be customized to meet the needs of your Sunday morning service, church festival, or corporate event.
Organize a group of volunteers to provide on-site meals to hungry volunteers.
Attend a Faith In Action Team Meeting.
Our Faith in Action Team (FIAT) meetings bring together members of the San Antonio faith community to discuss various aspects of Habitat’s ministry while gaining valuable information and inspiration. FIAT meetings are open to anyone interested in learning how Habitat can help meet their congregation’s ministry goals. Topics range from round table brainstorming to construction and family partner updates. Lunch is complimentary for first-time guests.
Pray for us. Pray specifically for the lives and communities touched by Habitat.
Customize a Habitat project to fit your church and help meet your congregation’s ministry goals. Projects can be designed for students, singles, small groups, or the entire church.
To learn more please contact our Assistant VP of Development and Communications, Taylor Judkin, at 210-223-5203 x148 or Taylorj@HabitatSA.org
The Lenten season is an opportunity to fast, resist temptation, grow in spiritual strength, and grow closer to God. Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio has put together a challenging yet attainable series of daily goals fulfilling both Spiritual-Disciplines and Giving-Challenges in our “40 Days of Purpose”. We encourage you to bring this resource to your congregation and family to complete together in a journey to unite with God, become closer to others, and also help fund the mission field here in San Antonio. 100% of all monetary donations will go directly to building affordable housing for families in need here in San Antonio.
|40 Days Of Purpose