What is The Linc
Love LINC is about building relationships with those in need so that we can better understand who they are, and how to best help them. We believe that everyone was created with potential however, we recognize that it is often difficult for some to realize they were created with purpose. Through a network of volunteers, Love INC of Otero County seeks to walk along side those individuals and provide them with encouragement, and the practical tools they need to reach that potential. Here is how our program works…
Love INC of Otero County, through local churches, seeks to transform the lives of people in chronic need through caring relationships and classes/training opportunities.
Love INC seeks to organize and equip church members from across many denominations to lead courses and/or walk alongside (mentor) people in need for a set time period. Transformational Ministry helps people acquire one or more skills and move toward self-sufficiency.
The Transformational Ministry courses are accompanied by material support, special access to Love INC Gap Ministry resources and services that are donated by our local business community. These “incentives” are offered to those that demonstrate faithful participation and a willingness to seek to transform their lives.
In addition, Transformational Ministry Courses include goal setting and accountability. This is essential to the continued success of our clients and the Transformational Ministry program.
Affirming Potential is a 12-week group class evaluating the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual areas of life. It builds on the foundation that God has created us with intrinsic worth and unique potential.
Participants learn how to use the AP Dream Tool, which helps individuals set and achieve goals and steps to live out their God-given potential.
Look for more classes in the future…
Boundries—When to say YES, When to say NO; to take control of your life.
Boundaries, by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend, addresses specific issues that confront today’s Christians. Issues such as:
- Living a life out of control
– Having people take advantage of us
– Having trouble saying no
– Being disappointed with God because of unanswered prayers…and many more vital issues.
Financial Wellness—We are currently working on a curriculum to offer financial basics, including :
- Balancing a household budget
- Healthy spending habits
- What is a NEED vs a WANT
- How to be content with what you have
- Biblical principles of financial giving
Parenting—Healthy communication, positive reinforcement, stress management, discipline out of love not anger, being a parent not a friend.
Marriage– a biblical perspective on marriage, “investing” in your relationship, communication, overcoming the power struggle, setting goals for the future.
Cooking/Shopping —Learn how to shop wisely and cook healthy low cost meals.
Sewing/Crafts—Starting with the basics and then the sky is the limit. Make your own clothes, curtains, bedding and get the looks you want for a fraction of the cost, and created designs that can be sold at craft fairs.
Gardening—Grow your own produce for a fraction of the cost of the grocery store. This is a great way to use your God given potential!
The possibilities are endless and all classes are free to the community.