Transforming lives and communities together…

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

Message from LinC National President: Marylin Leermakers

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

The challenges of Covid19 have highlighted another hidden pandemic – Loneliness. In response to this clearly identified need we are pleased to announce a new project to be launched early in 2021 – NeighbourLinC. The first stage of the NeighbourLinC Project is LinC CALL, where friendships are developed via weekly phone calls between caring volunteers and isolated neighbours. LinC National has developed a comprehensive training and support package for Affiliates to implement LinC CALL.

Stage Two of the NeighbourLinC Project involves ‘LinC UPS’ whereby telephone friends are engaged in regular social catch-ups and activities. This stage will be introduced later this year.

We look forward to seeing our LinC Affiliates actively respond to the Loneliness Pandemic by building strong connections between isolated neighbours and local caring volunteers, through our NeighbourLinC Project.

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…

All people

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.

Volunteering benefits

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.

We are one

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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