Transforming lives and communities together...

LinC National integrates local church and community support for thousands of people in neighbourhoods across Australia

Marylin Leermakers
Message from LinC National President: Marylin Leermakers

Welcome to our LinC National Church Services Network website. We trust it answers your questions and helps clarify your understanding of LinC National’s unique, longstanding and successful community engagement model for churches.

The challenge faced by Australian churches to meet local neighbour and community needs is enormous and increasing. In areas where churches are not yet networking together, LinC National provides an integrated local church and community support model for enabling the transformation of lives and communities. LinC collaborates with community welfare agencies to ensure there are no gaps or duplication in services. LinC helps churches to help people.

Watch how LinC helps churches to help people...

What we do

LinC National enables local churches to unite and build capacity for helping people in their neighbourhoods across Australia.

How we do it

LinC National provides pathways to support vulnerable people through strong community connections and collaboration.

LinC operates under the principles of inclusion, building community capacity and social cohesion through effective and sustainable practices.

One of LinC's Core Values is to be responsive to unmet needs and trends identified in current research.

Why we do it

LinC National recognises...


There are many people of all ages and backgrounds in local neighbourhoods across Australia who are lonely, socially isolated, need a friend, support and social connection.


There are many people in local Christian churches who would like to help people experience positive social connection, supportive relationships, sense of belonging and the joy of neighbourhood life.


There are many churches wanting to connect more with each other and their communities. Our values, expertise and successful model for integrating church and community support can help them achieve this.

Let’s make a difference together...

If you would like to learn more about establishing a LinC Affiliate in your area or would like to support the work of LinC National, contact us today.

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