Families in Transition

Incarnation is a place where families are nurtured as they grow in faith and recognize the importance of serving others in a way that connects them to each other and to those they serve.

Families in Transition is Incarnation’s umbrella for local mission activities. These partners in mission focus on serving families who may be experiencing difficult circumstances in the times of transition that take place in the life of every family. Wherever possible, the partnerships in this ministry area have a relational component.

These local ministry opportunities provide a wide variety of ways that people at Incarnation can serve in ongoing commitments or one-time activities that will be transformational for those being served as well as for those who are serving.

Incarnation’s formal Ministry Partners include:

LifeHaven
Solid Ground

Holy Hammers

About Habitat for Humanity

Incarnation also partners informally with Habitat for Humanity through the Holy Hammers. Although Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is not a formal ministry partner of Incarnation, each year many people from Incarnation work together with a coalition of churches in the metro area to build or rehab homes each spring. Questions about Habitat for Humanity? Contact Jim Fruehling.

Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1976 with the mission of eliminating poverty housing and homelessness. That is an ambitious goal and Incarnation has been supporting this dream since 1991 when we built our first Habitat home. In 1999 Incarnation joined several area churches to firm the Holy Hammers. This coalition now includes 14 churches and has built 19 single-family houses, parts of 8 others, provided housing for more than 111 people, and donated almost one million dollars to sponsor the construction projects.

The Holy Hammers construction project usually takes place from April to July with project information and sign-up opportunities after Sunday church services in March. There are many opportunities to available to serve this ministry. The minimum age for construction workers is 16 and there is no upper age limit. You don’t even need a particular skill because you will be working with someone who will teach you everything you need to know, so most days you will acquire a new skill. And best of all, working on a Habitat project promotes good health because of the physical and mental exercise and social interaction.

Other than construction workers , volunteers are also needed to provide lunches and morning snacks. Also, you can support this ministry with a financial contribution. Incarnation includes Habitat for Humanity as mission support in our annual budget, but contributions by individuals are also needed.

 

Questions about Families in Transition? Contact Becky Benson.

 

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