Unemployment, an ageing population, increasing numbers of single parents and disadvantaged families combined with a greater demand on state and federal funding in the human services areas underline the need for increased involvement of churches in their local communities. The church, Christ’s body on earth, has, via its members, all the resources and gifts needed to make a difference in local communities.
The Bible is very clear about helping one’s neighbour and people in need. For example “My children, our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action.” 1 John 3:18.
LinC provides an effective networking system to meet the challenge, in a way that does not duplicate existing programs and services.
LinC provides a non-threatening way for individual Christians to use their possibly untapped skills, gifts and resources to offer practical help in their community. This response to unmet needs, offered with “no strings attached”, gives church members the opportunity to put their faith and love to work in concrete ways.