- Millard Fuller, Habitat founder
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry. It is a partnership founded on common ground: bridging theological differences by putting love and faith into action.
Our mission and methods are derived from a few key theological concepts:
1. Put Faith Into Action — Habitat provides an opportunity for people to put their faith and love into action.
2. The Economics of Jesus – When we act in response to human need, giving what we have without seeking a profit, we believe God magnifies the effects of our efforts. Habitat’s homes are made possible through volunteers, support and sweat equity from homeowners.
3. The Theology of the Hammer – Everyone can use a hammer as an instrument to manifest God’s love. Habitat’s founder, the late Millard Fuller, believed that even if people disagree on certain things, everyone can come together to build a home with God’s people in need and use biblical economics of no profit and no interest.
All are welcome.
Lawrence Habitat for Humanity and Habitat for Humanity International have an open-door policy. All who desire to be a part of this work are welcome. We have a history and policy of building with people in need, regardless of their religious beliefs. We welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.