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  • Faith Builds
    • Partnership Resources
      Item Description Type
      2019 Thrivent Faith Builds Affiliate Requirements, Terms and Conditions (Oct. 2018) (PDF) For Habitat affiliates with approved 2019 Thrivent Faith Builds projects, review this document. It includes basic requirements to be considered for the program. Note: Thrivent programs are by invitation only. Administration
      2019 Thrivent Faith Builds Congregational Commitment Summary Form (Excel) Habitat affiliates use the 2019 Faith Builds Congregational Commitment form to report partner churches and committed Faith Builds Generosity Challenge dollars. Submission of form is part of Milestone Two of the 2019 Faith Builds Affiliate Requirements, Terms and Conditions. Tip: Use Firefox to download. Administration
      Affiliate Guide to Monthly Project Status Report (PDF) Habitat Affiliates follow these step-by-step directions to submit monthly project status reports. Reporting
      Affiliate Monthly Project Status Report (App) Habitat affiliates use this form to report updates related to milestones, fundraising and volunteer data, congregations involved and build progress.  Submit by the 20th of each month. Your Organizational Development Consultant-Thrivent Builds, other appropriate Thrivent Builds staff and the Habitat affiliate contact person will automatically receive the updates.  The form acts as the official request for milestone payments. Click on the Help links for data-entry tips.  Questions or technical issues can be emailed to BOX Thrivent Builds Homes. Reporting
      Faith Builds Church Partnership Agreement (PDF) A partnership agreement that lists responsibilities of each partner to successfully complete a Faith Build in the local community. This is an optional piece to use if it fits within the local church/ Habitat for Humanity/ Thrivent relationship. Administration
      Milestones & Accessing Funds Quick Reference Guide - 2019 Faith Builds version (November 2018) (PDF) Follow these requirements for each 2019 Faith Builds milestone in order to receive funding. Reporting
    • Church Engagement Guides
      Item Description Type
      1. Faith Builds Guide (PDF) A guide for local Habitat and Thrivent teams. This resource provides an overview of a Faith Build, coaching and considerations for planning the Faith Build, and engagement of the local Christian community and Thrivent members. Reference Guide
      2. Faith Builds Church Introduction (PDF) A piece designed to introduce a Faith Build and the Habitat and Thrivent partnership to church leadership. Presentations
      3. FieldNet Church Engagement Page (Link) Resources designed for Thrivent Community Engagement Team and Financial Professionals to help build mutually beneficial relationships between Thrivent and churches. Reference Guide
      4. Habitat for Humanity Affiliate Guide to Church Relations (PDF) A comprehensive guide to help affiliates establish a strong foundation to support church partnerships and develop and nurture authentic relationships. Reference Guide
      5. Habitat for Humanity Apostles Build Project – A Guide for Affiliates and Church Partners (PDF) This guide to Apostles Build Projects provides valuable information on developing the plan, recruiting church partners and implementing the project. An Apostles Build is very similar in spirit to a Thrivent Faith Build. Reference Guide
      6. Habitat for Humanity Faith Engagement Talking Points (PDF) How to talk about Habitat for Humanity with your congregation. Reference Guide
      7. Habitat for Humanity Faith Engagement Bible Readings (PDF) Scripture passages that guide the work of the Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Financial partnership. Reference Guide
    • Marketing & Communications
      Item Description Type
      1. Church Communication Tool for Engaging Congregations (Word) Developed to help churches talk about their Faith Build with their congregations, this tool provides cut-and-paste content and visuals that can be used a variety of ways, from church bulletins to social media. Faith Build partners can share this link or download a copy to share with churches. Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      2. Church Faith Builds Bulletin Insert (PDF) Customizable bulletin insert for churches to promote involvement in the Faith Build and share details of planned events with the congregation. Administration
      3. Church Faith Builds Flyer (PDF) Customizable flyer for distribution by churches to the congregation to inform them about the Faith Build and involvement opportunities. Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      4. Church Faith Builds Fundraising Ideas (PDF) Help congregations come up with fundraising ideas and events with this sheet of examples. Fundraising
      5. Faith Builds Church Introduction (PDF) A piece designed to introduce a Faith Build and the Thrivent / Habitat partnership to churches invited to participate. Presentations
      6. Faith Builds Certificate of Appreciation (PDF) An appreciation certificate for the Thrivent and Habitat for Humanity team to present to a local church as a thank you for partnering in a Faith Build. Administration
      7. Faith Builds Clergy Breakfast Invite (PDF) Kick off your Faith Build with a Clergy Breakfast and use this customizable piece to promote it. Share with clergy and other church leaders to get them to your event. Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      8. Faith Builds Video (5:00) (Link) This 5-minute video for church leaders provides a great introduction to the program and demonstrates how churches can engage in making an impact in their community. Ideal for your church leader breakfast or other meetings with church leadership. Presentations
      9. Faith Builds Volunteer Video (1:00) (Link) This 1-minute video can be shared with churches to generate excitement within the congregation. It could easily be shown during the church service or at a ministry team meeting. Presentations
      Affiliate Media and Communications Kit (Link) This zip file includes resources and tools including: press releases, media advisory, talking points, social media ideas, and logos. Media Relations
      Faith Builds Awareness Member Postcard (Storefront*) (Link) Use this customizable postcard to let Thrivent members know about a Faith Build in their community. (*Storefront link accessible only by Thrivent staff. Login required. Search Topic, Thrivent Builds, Item 29714D) Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      Faith Builds Event Member Email Invitation (Link) Use this customizable email template to invite members to participate in an event to support a Faith Build in their community. Thrivent staff who do not already have access to Email Playground may request access by sending an email to BOXFieldEmailMarketing@Thrivent.com Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      Faith Builds Event Member Email Notification (Link) Use this customizable email template to let Thrivent members know about a Faith Build in their community. Thrivent staff who do not already have access to Email Playground may request access by sending an email to BOXFieldEmailMarketing@Thrivent.com Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      Faith Builds Event Member Invite Postcard (Storefront*) (Link) Use this customizable postcard to invite members to participate in an event to support a Faith Build in their community. (*Storefront link accessible only by Thrivent staff. Login required. Search Topic Thrivent Builds, Item 29714J) Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      Faith Builds Partnership Sign Template and Color Guide (PDF) Habitat affiliates use this fillable PDF Faith Build sign template as final printer-ready art for a 30” X 48” outdoor sign. The template has three areas to be completed by the affiliate: Affiliate name, family name and partner churches/Christian organizations. Email the template to a local printer or to Custom Signs Today at homeoffice@customsignstoday.com. This PDF includes the sign color guide to provide to the printer to ensure the correct branded colors are used. Signage
      Faith Builds Partnership Sign Template and Color Guide-Secondary Sign for Additional Church Names (PDF) Habitat affiliates use this fillable PDF Secondary Sign template as final printer-ready art for a 30” X 48” sign. Use this to list additional partner churches on your Faith Build if not all church names fit on the primary Faith Build Partnership Sign. Signage
      Faith Builds Presentation (Powerpoint) Customizable Power Point Presentation for sharing information about Faith Builds with church leaders and church attendees. Basic program content is included along with fillable areas to tailor your presentation to your community and audience. Presentations
      Habitat and Thrivent Logo Lock-up (JPG) Use the attached logo lock-up in your custom communication pieces as needed. Review the existing resources on this page to find a pre-approved piece that will meet your needs before creating your own. When the logo opens, right-click the page and select Save Picture As to save the JPG file on your local computer. Logos/Images
      Habitat and Thrivent Partnership Fact Sheet (PDF) Everything a reporter needs to cover the Habitat and Thrivent Partnership including program facts and figures. Media Relations
      Habitat and Thrivent Promotional Merchandise (Link) Build awareness with Habitat and Thrivent branded merchandise, including giveaway items, gifts, banners, and apparel. Merchandise
    • Volunteer Management
      Item Description Type
      Affiliate Guide to Submitting Names (PDF) Habitat Affiliates follow these step-by-step directions on how to securely submit volunteer names and addresses for Thrivent and Habitat home projects. Reporting
      Name Collection Frequently Asked Questions (Word) Review common questions that may come up during the name submission process at a Thrivent and Habitat home site. Helpful for affiliates and others who are involved in collecting and submitting volunteer names. Reference Guide
      Name Submission Webpage (App) Open the secure Thrivent webpage and submit each volunteer name within 14 days of the activity.  Select your affiliate's state and name from the drop-downs. When a home project is approved for your affiliate, it appears in the House Master ID drop-down. Reporting
      Volunteer Sign-in Form (Word) Use this sign-in/photo release form at the project site. Have all volunteers sign in and complete the appropriate fields. Note: Volunteers may opt out of having their photo used by checking the corresponding box. Administration
  • Homes
    • Partnership Resources
      Item Description Type
      Affiliate Guide to Monthly Project Status Report (PDF) Habitat Affiliates follow these step-by-step directions to submit monthly project status reports. Reporting
      Affiliate Monthly Project Status Report (App) Habitat affiliates use this form to report updates related to milestones, fundraising and volunteer data, congregations involved and build progress.  Submit by the 20th of each month. Your Organizational Development Consultant-Thrivent Builds, other appropriate Thrivent Builds staff and the Habitat affiliate contact person will automatically receive the updates.  The form acts as the official request for milestone payments. Click on the Help links for data-entry tips.  Questions or technical issues can be emailed to BOX Thrivent Builds Homes. Reporting
    • Marketing & Communications
      Item Description Type
      Habitat and Thrivent Banner (Link) Display this banner to brand Habitat and Thrivent public events and project sites. The 2' x 4' vinyl banner can be ordered online via The Store or by calling 800-468-4332. Cost: $39.20. Signage
      Habitat and Thrivent Home Site Sign (PDF) Habitat affiliates use this fillable PDF build site sign template as final printer ready art for a 48”X30” outdoor sign. The template has three spaces to be completed by the affiliate: 1. Affiliate name. 2. Partner family name. 3. Sponsor name(s) (e.g. church, Thrivent Financial Representative or Thrivent member network name). The build site sign template should be emailed to a local printer, or to Custom Signs Today at homeoffice@customsignstoday.com. Be sure to also email or provide the printer with the color guide to insure that the correct, branded colors are used. Signage
      Habitat and Thrivent Partnership Bulletin Insert (PDF) Use this customizable 5 ½" x 8 ½" insert in church bulletins and mailers. Bulletin Insert
      Habitat and Thrivent Partnership Fact Sheet (PDF) Everything a reporter needs to cover the Habitat and Thrivent Partnership including program facts and figures. Media Relations
      Volunteer Recruitment and Sign-up Poster - Item 26336C (PDF) Use this 11" x 17" customizable poster to describe your project and attract volunteers. Utilize the second sheet to have interested people sign-up to volunteer or obtain additional information. Order item 26336C on TOS or download to customize and print with contact information. Signage
    • Volunteer Management
      Item Description Type
      Affiliate Guide to Submitting Names (PDF) Habitat Affiliates follow these step-by-step directions on how to securely submit volunteer names and addresses for Thrivent and Habitat home projects. Reporting
      Name Collection Frequently Asked Questions (Word) Review common questions that may come up during the name submission process at a Thrivent and Habitat home site. Helpful for affiliates and others who are involved in collecting and submitting volunteer names. Reference Guide
      Name Submission Webpage (App) Open the secure Thrivent webpage and submit each volunteer name within 14 days of the activity.  Select your affiliate's state and name from the drop-downs. When a home project is approved for your affiliate, it appears in the House Master ID drop-down. Reporting
      Volunteer Sign-in Form (Word) Use this sign-in/photo release form at the project site. Have all volunteers sign in and complete the appropriate fields. Note: Volunteers may opt out of having their photo used by checking the corresponding box. Administration
      Youth Involvement Quick Reference Guide (Word) Use these ideas to get youth of all ages involved in a Habitat and Thrivent project. Reference Guide
  • Worldwide
  • Building on Faith
    • Partnership Resources
      Item Description Type
      1. Building on Faith 2019 Playbook (PDF) Habitat Affiliates & CET – This resource provides an overview of the Habitat and Thrivent Partnership, Building on Faith, event planning, and volunteer engagement. Reference Guide
      2. Building on Faith Affiliate Terms and Conditions (Word) Habitat Affiliates - Review this document. It includes basic requirements to be eligible for the program and expectations for successful completion. Note: Thrivent programs are by invitation only. Administration
      3. Building on Faith Event Planning Tool (Word) Habitat Affiliates & CET – Use this tool to help you plan your Building on Faith event. The tool will help you coordinate your event together and keep all relevant details top of mind. Administration
      4. Building on Faith Event Day Tip Sheet (Word) Habitat Affiliates & CET – This tool provides tips and suggestions on executing a great event for Building on Faith. Reference Guide
      Volunteer Sign-in Sheet (Word) Habitat Affiliates - Use this sign-in/photo release form at the event site. Have all volunteers sign-in and complete the appropriate fields. Note: Volunteers may opt out of having their photo used by checking the corresponding box. Administration
    • Marketing & Communications
      Item Description Type
      1. Building on Faith Affiliate Toolkit (Word) Habitat Affiliates - Use this toolkit which includes logos, photos, social media, email, press releases, and media advisory for promoting Building on Faith. Media Relations
      2. TMN Specialist Involvement in Building on Faith (PDF) TMN Specialists – Review this one-page document to see your role in promoting Building on Faith and increasing member attendance and involvement. Reference Guide
      3. TMN Toolkit for Building on Faith (Word) TMN Specialists – This toolkit provides logos, photos, text, and suggestions on promoting Building on Faith to the members in your TMN. Utilize this toolkit along with your existing communication channels. Also provides text and suggested use for Thank You communication after events. Note: TMN distributed communication should direct members to www.LiveGenerously.com/BuildingonFaith Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      4. Member Invite Postcard (PDF) TMN Specialists & CET- Customizable postcard for inviting Thrivent members to participate in Building on Faith. Download and print with a local printer or utilize the Thrivent PAIS system for mailing. PAIS available to Thrivent staff only. Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      5. Church Leader Invite Postcard (PDF) CET - Customizable postcard for inviting church leaders to learn more and get involved in Building on Faith. Download and print with a local printer or utilize the Thrivent PAIS system for mailing. PAIS available to Thrivent staff only. Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      6. Church Leader Thank You Postcard (PDF) CET - Customizable postcard for thanking church leaders for supporting Building on Faith. Download and print with a local printer or utilize the Thrivent PAIS system for mailing. PAIS available to Thrivent staff only. Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      7. Church Leader Invite and Thank You email copy (Word) Habitat Affiliates & CET - Use these email copy templates to invite church leaders to learn more about Building on Faith and to get involved in their local event. After churches participate, send the Thank You email to recognize the involvement of their church. Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      Habitat and Thrivent Promotional Merchandise (Link) Build awareness with Habitat and Thrivent branded merchandise, including giveaway items, gifts, banners, and apparel. Merchandise
    • Church Engagement
      Item Description Type
      1. Church Communications Toolkit (Word) For Churches - This toolkit gives churches what they need to communicate about Building on Faith with their church members. This tool provides cut-and-paste content and visuals that can be used a variety of ways, from newsletters, email, social media, and website. Note: To distribute this toolkit to churches, share this specific link or download a copy to send. Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      2. Event Flyer (PDF) For Churches - Customizable flyer for churches to distribute to their members for promoting Building on Faith. Note: To distribute this flyer to churches, share this specific link or download a copy to send. Newsletters/Web Text/Direct Mail
      3. Bulletin Insert - Color (PDF) For Churches - Customizable bulletin insert for churches to promote Building on Faith. Note: To distribute this bulletin insert to churches, share this specific link or download a copy to send. Bulletin Insert
      4. Bulletin Insert - Black and White (PDF) For Churches - Customizable bulletin insert for churches to promote Building on Faith. Note: To distribute this bulletin insert to churches, share this specific link or download a copy to send. Bulletin Insert
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