2018 Faith Build
About Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity
Thrivent is much more than financial services. It’s a not-for-profit membership organization that helps Christians be wise with money and live generously. Thrivent also provides opportunities for its members to demonstrate their generosity where they live, work and worship. Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity is one example of this.
Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in nearly 1,400 communities across the United States and in approximately 70 countries around the world. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward that vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with people and families in need of a decent and affordable home.
Why Building Partnerships with Churches Is Essential
Habitat for Humanity is a Christian ministry answering the call of the gospel to respond to our neighbors in need. What better partners could we have than local churches? Actively pursuing and nurturing partnerships with churches helps us fulfill our mission of demonstrating the love and teachings of Jesus Christ. Approaching churches to be in ministry together is a powerful way to build partnerships. Many churches have birthed Habitat affiliates in their communities, and countless churches house Habitat offices. The challenge of the present is to build on the legacy of Habitat’s work over the past generation. Find where the spirit of Christ is alive in churches and find partners in your work.