Inspired by the prophet Nehemiah’s very desire
Following this heart of God’s servant, we desire to see each city in the world revived through the rebuilding of ministry and churches that have been neglected.
Forstering relationships that encourage and empower architecture students & practitioners to manifest the truth of christ in their vocations.
Everyone is in search of a place to belong, and we are designed by God to seek community. As an organization, we actively foster the natural community of architects by elevating the common purpose of glorifying God in our studies and in our workplaces.
The difference between a architect and a great architect is the wisdom imparted along the way. Through the sharing of experiences and serving side-by-side, we are knitting together relationships that will yield amazing results.
ACA provides a unique network where firms can advertise job and internship opportunities to a very specific cross-section of the candidate pool who are motivated to make an impact for the Kingdom through their career.
These chapters are student-led organizations that minister to both Christian and non-Christian students who are studying any of the architectural disciplines. Through regular meetings and service opportunities, students will have the opportunity to connect with Christian Architects in their area for mentoring and discipleship.
Nehemiah Project’s Construction Program provides church/school/home repair and reconstruction services to participants on a year-round basis, providing safe, warm, and dry housing for families and individuals who otherwise could not afford adequate living conditions.
A number of permanent crews, consisting of an experienced industry-trained crew leader and several long-term volunteers, perform all types of home repair and reconstruction.
Projects often include:
- Roof repair or replacement
- Interior and exterior handicapped accessibility
- Siding repair or replacement
- Window and door replacement
- Heating upgrades
In addition to the ongoing home repair program, the Housing Program conducts an intensive, volunteer-supported home repair project each spring called WorkFest. Offering a mission based alternative to the traditional spring break, college and high school students travel to Eastern Kentucky to repair substandard housing and build new homes for families and seniors in need in Appalachia. College students are more likely to perform major repairs while high school students are placed with elderly participants for smaller repairs and house cleaning.
Students are encouraged to get to know the homeowners, who often work alongside the students, if physically able.
During WorkFest, students spend long hours working on housing projects, but also spend time in prayer daily. These students lead one another in devotional sessions each morning and evening, which help to build community, connection, and the long-term impact of the experience, for the volunteers.
Evening programming introduces students to Appalachian music, art, and culture. WorkFest has the potential to transform not only the lives of the families and individuals served, but also the student volunteers.
If you have questions or would like to attend WorkFest, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.