Ecumenical Christian Ministry

The work of Casa Draga Casa is driven by the desire to give tangible expression to the love of God through the work of eliminating poverty housing. Much of our mission and methods are derived from a few key theological concepts: the necessity of putting faith into action, the economics of Jesus, and the theology of the hammer.

Putting Faith Into Action

Our ministry is based on the conviction that Christian discipleship necessarily involves acting in ways that manifest the love of Jesus Christ; Christ’s love for us must be reflected in our own lives by the ways we love and care for one another. In the Bible, 1 John 3:18 tells us that “Our love must not be just words; it must be true love which shows itself in action.” Putting faith into action, Casa Draga Casa brings people from all walks of life together to make affordable housing and better communities a reality for everyone.

The Economics of Jesus

When people act in response to human need, giving what they have without seeking profit or interest, God multiplies the small effects of our efforts to accomplish the gigantic. We refer to this perspective as “the Economics of Jesus.” Jesus gave us a striking example of this when he fed thousands of people with a few pieces of bread and fish (Mark 8:1-9). Our “no profit, no interest” policy is drawn from Exodus 22:25, “If you lend money to any of my people who are poor, do not act like a moneylender and require him to pay interest.” When we operate according to the economics of Jesus, human need, not profit, is the motive for action, and God magnifies the results of our endeavors.

The Theology of the Hammer

The theology of the hammer refers to the our work as a partnership founded on common ground that bridges theological differences — everyone can use the hammer as an instrument to manifest God’s love.

“We may disagree on all sorts of other things – baptism, communion, what night to have prayer meeting, and how the preacher should dress – but we can agree on the imperative of the gospel to serve others in the name of the Lord. We can agree on the idea of building homes with God’s people in need, and in doing so using biblical economics: no profit and no interest.”

Millard Fuller