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.

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Building on Faith House

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.

Yelena and Yuriy’s family were matched with the 2019 Building on Faith home. Click here to read their story. Information about the 2020 Building on Faith house, including the family match and build schedule, will be announced soon.


Wall of Hope

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.

Watch Wall of Hope videos: 2019 | 2017

Our thanks to the 2020 Wall of Hope sponsors:

BRC Family LLC | Print NW | Second Use | TPCAR


Building on Faith History

Read about past Building on Faith seasons on our blog:

2018 | 2017201620152014

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