Operations Manual: Church relations

Every house that a Covenant Partner builds, renovates or repairs is a sermon of God’s love and an example of the teachings of Jesus Christ. It is natural, then, that Fuller Center Partners reach out to the churches in their communities to create partnerships that serve to bless both parties. Churches can provide a wide range of services to the Covenant Partner, from lending their facilities for meetings and events to sponsoring and helping build houses. In turn, the Covenant Partner can provide a vehicle for the church to come together around a common cause and strengthen its fellowship and sense of ministry.

How to build a church partnership program, step by step:

  • Pray
  • Organize your Church Relations Committee/team
  • Identify and set up profiles of church/faith communities
  • Identify church/faith communities where you already have contacts
  • Establish a database (Sample database)
  • Develop an engagement plan:
    — Temple talks
    — House build/repair sponsorship
    — Volunteer engagement
    — U.S. Builders or Global Builders trip
    — Children’s Sunday School project
  • Build church partnerships. Click here to see some examples and success stories of church engagement in action.
  • PUT YOUR PLAN INTO ACTION!

RESOURCE MATERIALS

Fuller Center Brochure: (pdf)

Church Informational Sheet: (pdf)

Customizable Church Informational Sheet (edit to suit your needs): (Word)

Vacation Bible School/Sunday School project: (6-page pdf)

U.S. Builders rack card (pdf)

Global Builders webpage

A FEW VIDEOS YOU MAY FIND HELPFUL

Ryan Iafigliola: Staying true to our Christian roots

David Snell: Rejuvenating faith of an individual/energizing a congregation

Chris Johnson on Family Life Radio’s “Vantage Points” (2017)

Every house we build is a sermon

Millard Fuller on “The Harvest Show” (2007)

Fuller Center history and principles

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