How Does It All Fit Together?

The number of “social services” available to people today are dizzying. It won’t take long Googling to find a hundred financial literacy classes, parenting seminars, and scholarship funds here in North Texas. LINC North Texas may be unusual in offering all of these at once, but are we just throwing darts at a wall full of enormous needs here in our community?

ThreeSsBy no means! LINC NT has a specific strategy of reaching and transforming families in communities, and at its core are two values:

  1. Transforming families is key to transforming communities, and
  2. It’s better to have a deep impact on a few families than a shallow impact on a lot.

We evaluate everything we do by a metric of three ‘S’s – is it strategic, significant, and sustainable? If it’s not strategic, it might be meaningful but it’s not wise. If it’s not significant, we are wasting resources. If it’s not sustainable, the impact won’t last. To this end, we have built a road of ministries that have already proven capable of transforming lives.

We start by meeting people in the community. We aren’t about reaching people that are already being served or ministering to people who are already part of other churches or holistic organizations. This is where programs like SALI (Student Advancement and Leadership Initiative) come in, as we get to meet people from the community and build a relationship with them while empowering them with hope and vital training.

Next we deepen that relationship with families and talk with them about God and His care for their lives. Our Faith & Finances program offers practical training and empowers families to be whole and healthy. Our parenting classes help us rebuild families and let the Bible work on people’s lives. Pastoral care for struggling families provides intensive help to families in a time of need.

Finally, we invite them into a new faith community. We have community Bible studies meeting in homes where people learn more about a life of faith. It’s core to our mission to launch new worshiping churches where families grow into their God-given purpose and glorify God with their lives.

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This path that we are blazing is innovative and unique. Like Paul, we lay a new foundation where Christ has not yet been preached. This process takes time and diligence, but is rewarding. In south Carrollton, it is working, and we can’t wait to multiply the process in more communities!

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