DIVERSE NEEDS IN CHICAGO
Chicago is home to 2.8 million people with over 100 nations represented in our 77 neighborhoods. The nations are not just a plane ride away, they are right here, ready for someone to walk alongside them. With over 7,000 different restaurants, 600 parks, and more than 100 higher education institutions, it’s clear that our communities and leaders are more diverse than ever, as are the needs of both. The opportunity to make a Gospel-impact in our communities in Chicago is immeasurable. LINC Chicago exists to raise up leaders in EVERY community, coming alongside leaders in all 77 of our Chicago communities to empower those local leaders to make a difference neighborhood to neighborhood, block to block, and person to person. We believe God’s vision for Chicago is the WHOLE Church loving the WHOLE city with the WHOLE Gospel!
Leaders paired with
a one-on-one navigator
people committed to
daily praying for our leaders
by a local linc leader
"LINC has been such an unexpected blessing for me. The mission of 'no leader walks alone' has really been a huge encouragement because at times it feels like I'm the only one carrying this, and LINC reminds me that I'm not. There is power in carrying the mission together and without LINC I may have just said, 'It's too much. I can't do it. Maybe later,' but because of LINC we are able to make The Tapestry Network possible."
“LINC esta creado para que ningun pastor se sienta solo, nos probee todas las herramientas y entrenamiento necesario. El programa LINC ha impactado nuestro ministerio de manera positiva. La Guia de Nuevos Comienzos tiene todo lo que necesita para iniciar una iglesia.”
“LINC has been paramount in advancing the Kingdom by helping me do what I believe God is calling me to do. They have connected me to churches, pastors, friends in my community, prayer groups and fundraising platforms to make our work possible.”
“As the leader of an emerging nonprofit, LINC has restored the hope that I had when I first started the mission. As an overwhelmed, working mother, LINC has spiritually strategized structure back into my life and has helped me to tap into the power of praying, planning, and presenting. I am always filled with joy and excitement the day before my scheduled coaching sessions because I know that our God is a God of order, and Lexi is helping me create the blueprint that will gain divine approval to be successful.”
"When I first started considering church planting, LINC connected me with other church planters who encouraged me in that calling. Thanks to support from LINC and fellow church planters I feel prepared and excited to begin my church planting adventure this year!"
"Jireenya koo keessatti tumsa LINC qabdu xiqqooshee yoon ibse malee jechoota muraasaan ibsuun hin danda'amu. Leexiin Yeroo kadhannaa fi jajjabinni na barbaachisu mara na waliin jirti, isheen hooggantuu fakkeenyummaa gaarii qabduufi dandeettii kootti amantaa guutuu qabduudha. Yeroon hamilee jabaa hin qabnellee isheen akka gaariitti amantaa narratti akka qabdu nan hubadha."
“Working with LINC has expanded my vision and purpose for my ministry. Because of their kindness and generosity, many young lives are being touched and their voices empowered.”
PO Box 25676
Chicago, IL 60625