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Apostles Build

The ecumenical Apostles Build (formerly Thrivent Faith Build) brings local churches from around El Paso County together to raise walls, funds and prayers, building a house in partnership with a family in our community in need of affordable housing. Through this build, and as an affiliate as a whole, we seek to display the love of Christ by our work in our local community. The Apostles Build program is an opportunity to live out your church’s local outreach ministry, fellowship with other church congregations from around El Paso County, and see the miracle that occurs when God touches the hearts of future homeowners and the volunteers who work alongside them.

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Meet the 2024 Apostles Build Partner Family

Bernadette and her three children
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Bernadette and her children by a lake

Bernadette grew up in Fountain, where she still lives with her three children – but as a single mom employed in the childcare field, she’s found buying a home in El Paso County to be impossible.

And the apartment where she and her children live is “not the best part of Fountain. There’s been a lot of crime,” she says, including guns tossed into nearby bushes and fentanyl busts at a neighborhood park.

Safety for herself, her children, and visitors is just one of the things she looks forward to when she moves into her Pikes Peak Habitat home.

Meet Bernadette's family!

Ways to Get Your Church Involved

There are a wide variety of ways that local churches can use their gifts and talents to support the Apostles Build and help Pikes Peak Habitat succeed in our mission to build homes, community and hope. Check out some options for engagement below:

  1. Volunteer

Local churches can sign up to bring teams of volunteers to our construction site to put their faith into action and spend a day physically building this home for our partner family. You can sign up for either a half-day or a full-day shift. No experience is necessary, and anyone 16 years or older can volunteer on our construction site. This is a great way to engage Bible studies, prayer teams, youth groups, young adult ministries or the congregation at large. If you are interested in bringing out a group, email Chloe@pikespeakhabitat.org.

  1. Pray for Our Partner Family

Join us in praying throughout the year for our Apostles Build partner family and for those in El Paso County in need of safe, affordable housing. As a starting point, check out this prayer for shelter, and consider sharing it with your church’s congregation.

  1. Donate

Help us cover the cost of the Apostles Build by donating online or reach out to Chloe@pikespeakhabitat.org for more information.

  1. Other Ways to Engage

Outside of these opportunities, there are a wide variety of ways that church congregations can partner with Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity and help us to build homes, community, and hope here in El Paso County. Check out our 2024 Apostles Build Church Involvement Form (PDF) to see additional opportunities.

“So long as the Word remains a theory to us, and is not incarnated by our actions and translated by our deeds into a living experience, it is not faith. It may be theology, but it is not faith. Faith is a combination of both convictions and action. It cannot be either by itself ….”

-Clarence Jordan, biblical scholar and founder of Koinonia Farm

Thank You to Our 2022 Partners

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about how your church congregation can get involved with the Apostles Build or engage with Habitat through our various Faith in Action Programs, please reach out with your questions:

Chloe Henry

Faith in Action Program Advisor


View our previous Apostles and Thrivent Faith Builds

A Note about the Land

We acknowledge that the land on which we build is the traditional territory of the Ute, Cheyenne and Arapaho Peoples. We also recognize the 48 contemporary tribal nations that are historically tied to the lands that make up this region.