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10 church challenge

Habitat for Humanity was founded as a Christian organization, and has sought to operate with Christian principles. When Habitat for Humanity International began work on its strategic plan for 2014-2018, it was with a commitment to deliberatively seek God’s guidance throughout the process. Faithfulness to that goal resulted in many experiencing God’s spirit moving in powerful ways. As the plan was adopted, the concept of “Keeping God at the Center” grew and began to spread throughout Habitat.

This resulted in HFHI leadership adopting the stated goal of Habitat for Humanity reaching its 50th anniversary (2026) — and beyond—as a vibrant, effective, global Christian organization committed to demonstrating the love and teachings of Jesus. Essential to following this example is to welcome to our work people of all faiths and no faiths—a practice Habitat has followed since its founding.

So, how can you and your faith congregation keep faith in action alive in our community? Habitat Lehigh Valley is pleased to announce the 10 X 5 Church Challenge. With a generous donation from Thrivent Financial of $60,000, Habitat is looking for a minimum of 10 churches to make a $5,000 financial commitment to match this gift for 2016 Faithbuilders House in Bethlehem. Each church that participates will be mentioned in all marketing materials and will have opportunities to volunteer on site.

Collectively, we can build a home with Rafael, Cindylyn and their family demonstrating that with God’s love, dreams are possible.

If you would like to get involved, email Holly Edinger at holly@habitatlv.org.