What is LINC?

LINC is an association of churches and ministries that have joined together to relate, grow and expand. As a relational-based network, we build strong relationships while encouraging, equipping, and engaging pastors and leaders for success.

Our Values

Vision

Build an expanding community of life-giving related churches.

Mission

Intentionally relate together to encourage, equip, and engage people to become strong, healthy pastors and leaders.

Why LINC?

This is a community that will help you be better at what God has called YOU to do.  We bring value to your churches by linking like-minded leaders together in relationship and providing training from top-tier leadership communicators.

LINC is committed to our partners by encouraging, equipping, and engaging them for success.  Additionally, we will connect them to other church support organizations who are uniquely designed and positioned to help in areas that LINC does not specialize.

History

LINC was birthed out of Resurrection Life Church, a vibrant, full-gospel church pastored by Duane Vander Klok in Grandville, Michigan. In the late 1980’s, visionary leaders from Resurrection Life Church began to branch out and plant churches in other parts of Michigan.

The need to relate and grow together as leaders and churches inspired the birth of LINC in 1993. Throughout the years, other churches, both regionally and beyond, have joined LINC with this common desire. To date, the LINC church association has grown into an influential association of churches and organizations that come together to build relationships and grow for impact in this generation.

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Core Values

Honoring the Word of God

The Word is inspired and relevant for today, which is the foundation for building God’s Kingdom through strong and healthy churches.

Growing Authentic Relationships

This is an essential ingredient for growth, health and longevity in ministry and life.

Developing Leadership

in a local church context that enables us to grow great leaders who, in turn, will plant and grow great churches.

Building Unity

Doing this among our churches and leadership to create an atmosphere in which God’s blessing is present.

Partnering

We partner with other associations and movements with whom we share a common vision to create synergy for expansion and growth of the church.

Our Leadership

JOHN VEREECKEN

President

DUANE VANDER KLOK

Founder

CLINT SPRAGUE

LINC Board Member

JAMES SUNNOCK

LINC Board Member

DAVID GARGANO

Visionary Advisory Team Member

DAN SEABORN

Visionary Advisory Team Member

DOUG BERGSMA

Visionary Advisory Team Member

BOBBY BOGARD

Director of Operations

KEN REYNOLDS

Mentoring Team Member

STEVE SCHEER

Mentoring Team Member

TIM FORSTHOFF

Mentoring Team Member

DAR BLANSHAN

Mentoring Team Member

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