FCH International

 

The Fuller Center for Housing was founded in the spring of 2005 at Koinonia Farm in rural southwest Georgia. After 29 years of tireless service to the poor with Habitat for Humanity, Millard Fuller, the founder and president of Habitat, was motivated to expand his vision of eliminating substandard housing worldwide. The Fuller Center for Housing, faith-driven and Christ centered, promotes collaborative and innovative partnerships with individuals and organizations in an unrelenting quest to provide adequate shelter for all people in need worldwide. TFCH has programs in 64 U.S. cities and in 14 countries around the world.

The founding principles of The Fuller Center for Housing are:

  • We are part of a God movement, and movements don’t just stop
  • We have been called to this housing ministry; we didn’t just stumble into it
  • We are unashamedly Christian, and enthusiastically ecumenical
  • We aren’t a church but we are a servant of the Church
  • We are faith-driven, knowing that after we’ve done all we can do the Lord will help finish the job–something that requires us to stretch beyond our rational reach
  • We are a grassroots ministry, recognizing that the real work happens on the ground in communities around the world through our covenant partners, so a large, overseeing bureaucracy isn’t needed
  • We try to follow the teachings of the Bible and believe that it says that we shouldn’t charge interest of the poor, so we don’t
  • Government has a role in our work in helping set the stage, but we shouldn’t look to it as a means to fund the building of homes

http://fullercenter.org

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