Faith Sponsorship

Put your faith into action…

Faith Organizations

Recognizing the need for adequate shelter locally, in 1993 the Rev. Dr. Arthur Preisinger, Paul Bonner and Gene Schmidt joined forces to establish the Guadalupe Valley Habitat for Humanity affiliate, and also agreed to become HVHFH’s Board of Directors. Since then, GVHFH has partnered with more than 30 homeowners to build better lives for themselves and their children by providing decent, affordable housing.

Born out of a commitment to shared principles, partnerships with local churches and faith organizations play an important part in our goal to eliminate substandard housing. Faith organizations provide us with much-needed volunteer, spiritual, and financial contributions. Congregations that partner with us find new ways to express their faith and experience a stronger sense of community through their service to God.

Though we are committed to our Christian identity, Guadalupe Valley Habitat for Humanity warmly welcomes those of all faiths and no faiths to participate in all aspects of our ministry.

Benefits of partnership
Habitat projects can help people see God at work outside the four walls of the church.
Building together allows people to put their faith into action. Habitat becomes a living expression of Christian concern.

  • Habitat projects help a congregation fulfill its mission to minister to persons in need.
  • The opportunity to work on a Habitat home can bring energy to a congregation – it brings members together and provides a great way to attract new members.
  • All age groups can be brought together.
  • Everyone involved experiences spiritual growth through their service to others.

Ways to get involved

Provide funding
Contact Madeline Zwicke, Executive Director at to create a plan for your church to raise funds to help with our home building program. All levels of funding are welcome.

Pray for us. Pray specifically for the lives and communities touched by Habitat.

Customize a Habitat project to fit your church and help meet your congregation’s ministry goals. Projects can be designed for students, singles, small groups or the entire church.
To learn more please contact Madeline Zwicke, Executive Director at



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