LifeLine Ministries of Northern Kentucky was launched in December 2004 by two local business guys with a knack for finance and a heart for outreach. Their wives, both passionate educators, we're extremely supportive and came along for "the ride". They found themselves discontent and somewhat disillusioned by the lack of tangible impact most local churches displayed in meeting the physical needs of people hurting and under resourced in the Northern Kentucky Community. Firmly believing "LOVE" to be an action word, Its founders sought to live out the unconditional love, acceptance, and peace of Jesus Christ to those in need through simple, genuine acts of service. An additional facet to this vision was to highly encourage people in their path to serve others and pursue servant hood as a lifestyle, not an act in itself. Chartered as a non-denominational 501 c (3) organization, our goal was to attract Christ followers from all Christian denominations to unite without boundaries as an obstacle and serve together side by side with seekers and former clients possessing a heart to serve.Vision
To be living, breathing examples of Jesus' love, grace and mercy to as many people as possible throughout Northern Kentucky and beyond by meeting the tangible, physical needs of our clients.Mission
To do our dead level best to meet the physical and spirtual needs of every client coming through our door by exhausting every means and resource at our disposal. We will work to be the most effective, impactful social service organization in town and our actions will mirror this with life change being our #1 goal.Goals & Objectives
- LifeLine Ministries operates a ministry center in Elsmere, Ky where individuals and families in need of basic resources of groceries, clothing, furniture & bedding, baby related items, household items and fresh produce can have these needs met and many times exceeded. The ministry provides these items free of charge and is completely operated by a core of volunteers.
- LifeLine Ministries also partners with the Faith Christian Center In Park Hills to lead the Isaiah House Outreach in the parking lot of John G. Carlisle School in Covington, Ky. This outreach takes place on the last Saturday of each month rain or shine at 10:15 am and is one big outdoor give away of colossal proportion. Each month upwards of 200 people, many homeless living on the river bank and the urban poor, brave the elements to receive many of the same items that we offer at the ministry center, only on a mobile basis. (We take the ministry center to them!)
We are an independent, non-denominational ministry as we are not governed by an individual spiritual denomination. We are quite simply Christ followers. We select our own local leadership personnel and they direct the path of the ministry through their faith and collective Christian beliefs. We believe the following:
There is only one God, Creator, and Lord of everything, infinitely perfect, all powerful, all-knowing, and eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (The Trinity). —Isaiah 43:10-11, Matthew 3:16-17, John 14:16, II Corinthians 13:14, Galatians 4:4
The Bible is the inspired Word of God and is without error. The Bible is the full and final authority on all matters of Christian faith and practice; there are no other writings similarly inspired by God. —Luke 21:13, Romans 15:4, Hebrews 4:12, II Timothy 3:15-17, I Peter 1:25
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He came to earth fully God and fully man through a miraculous conception and virgin birth. He lived a sinless life and voluntarily died on the cross in our place as full payment for the sins of all people. He arose from the dead on the third day to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended into heaven to the right hand of the Father where he is the only One who is able to provide access and reconciliation between God and people. He will return personally and visibly to earth and those who have believed in Him will be united with God eternally in Heaven. —Matthew 1: 18-23, Luke 24: 1-8, John 14:16, Romans 5:8-11, I Corinthians 15: 3-6, II Corinthians 5:17-21, Hebrews, 4:14-16, Revelation 19:20
We should give the love and redemption of Jesus Christ away to those who've yet to meet Him through tangible acts of outward focused service. —Acts 4:32, Ephesians 5:2, Matthew 10:42, 1 Samuel 12:20, Romans 12:6-8
Humbly serving side by side with Christ followers and Christ seekers of many different denominations to further the Kingdom of God. —Acts 20:19, Colossians 3:15, Ephesians 4:3, Psalm 133:1, Romans 15:5
God gave his only Son, Jesus, to pay a debt we could never pay on our own. As a result of this ultimate gift of sacrifice, we are moved to give as generously as we can of ourselves and our resources. Our possessions are all God's anyway. He simply allows us to manage those resources while we're here.—John 3:16, Matthew 25:35, Proverbs 18:16, Proverbs 21:26, Romans 12:13
We are all broken people and hopeless without Christ in our lives. God provides opportunities for ministry through life's unexpected trials, enabling reconciliation to occur for His purposes. —2 Corinthians 5:18, Romans 5:15, 2 Corinthians 5:20Core Values
- The love and power of Christ can be demonstrated in simple and authentic ways.
- All believers are called to serve others to further the body of Christ.
- God created all of us with unique skills and capabilities meant for ministry.
- Outreach can greatly impact and benefit the local community.
- The community can witness the love and acceptance of Christ through outreach.
- The local body of Christ is more powerful when united.
- The depth and breadth of our faith can increase through ministry and outreach.
- Ministry and Outreach activities are most effective when conducted in teams.
- Ministry honors God and inspires people.
- Ministry is a lifestyle, not an event.