building on faith

Building on Faith is a campaign to bring together Kenosha’s faith community to assert its belief in God by taking action to affirm the dignity and worth of the humanity that God loves.

As an extension of Habitat for Humanity’s ministry, Building on Faith seeks to engage and utilize church partners in order to share the love of Christ with our neighbors.

how to get involved

  • Pray. Before you do anything else, pray for your neighbors in need and pray to know what you can do on their behalf. Pray for Habitat for Humanity and its partners as they work on behalf of those in need.
  • Adopt-a-Day. This program is designed for congregations who fully support our mission.  Each group sponsors a specific day (Monday-Saturday) on-site by making a financial contribution of $500 and providing volunteers for that day of work. Adopt-a-Day offers a unique team building experience. No previous construction skills necessary. Habitat will provide the tools and construction assistance you need for success.
  • Get Involved.  Home construction is only one way to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. You may choose to organize a group fundraising and volunteer effort at your congregation. You may choose to feed our volunteers. You may serve on our board or one of our event committee. You may become a mentor to one of our homeowners. Whatever you find in your heart to do with your hands, we can find a need for you to fill.
  • Donate. Our ministry requires a lot of material and money to do it right. Faith partners remain perhaps the most important source of funds for our mission.

reasons for participating:

  • Habitat’s Mission and Goals are based off the teachings of Christ. In an effort to eliminate homelessness and sub-standard housing, Habitat partners with local families in need to provide them with an affordable home. This is an opportunity for your church to experience outreach in the community, serve as a body, and follow biblical principles.
  • “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”   Matthew 25:40
  • This is a one-of-a-kind experience that allows you to physically see and remember the time and money that was invested into these homes by your act of service. A partnership that promotes both family and community; a sacrifice that is taken seriously, handled appropriately, and blessed abundantly!
  • Prayer for the Habitat ministry
  • Just as Paul shared this prayer with the church at Ephesus, let us share the same prayer for the ministry of Habitat. “Now unto him who is able to do immeasurable more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.”  Ephesians 3:20-21