Building on Faith

Partnering with Communities of Faith

The Theology of the Hammer, developed by Habitat founder Millard Fuller, is the understanding that our Christian faith mandates we do more than just talk about faith; we must put faith and love into action.

At Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity, we call that action Building on Faith and celebrate this partnership with a season of building each year. We invite churches of all denominations to join us in practicing the Theology of the Hammer – by volunteering, pledging support, and/or participating in Wall of Hope.

We are so grateful for the churches that support our work with gifts from their benevolence funds, special offerings, and/or direct grants from their operating budgets. Please contact us to find out how your congregation can support Building on Faith.

Building on Faith 2020 sponsored by the Pierce County Deanery

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Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity designates one home each year as the Building on Faith house. Groups from all faith backgrounds build side by side across 3-4 months, working to complete the home. The 2020 home is sponsored by the Pierce County Deanery.

Jessica and her ten year old son (left) have been matched with the 2020 Building on Faith home. Jessica feels it’s fitting that her home is the Building on Faith home as, “these last three years I’ve had blessing upon blessing.” Read more about Jessica’s journey on our blog. You can also watch Jessica and members from local Catholic parishes raise the first walls of her home by clicking here.

Wall of Hope

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The first wall raised in every Building on Faith home is the Wall of Hope. The Wall of Hope is long-standing Habitat for Humanity tradition that involves writing well wishes and blessings on the 2×6 studs that frame a home. Churches and organizations that contribute an annual gift $750 or more will receive a 2×6 wall of hope stud for members to write messages and/or prayers. Learn more about getting involved.

 

Building on Faith History

Read about past Building on Faith seasons on our blog: 20192018 | 2017201620152014

Watch Wall of Hope videos: 20202019 | 2017

Why I Build

"Our Lord came to serve and not to be served. Working with Habitat for Humanity through Building on Faith is one way we walk in the way of our Lord, seeking Him and serving one another. "

Jim Goertz

volunteer, University Place Presbyterian Church