Our Mission

 

Project Connect Inc. exists to alleviate poverty by demonstrating the love of Christ through the healing of broken relationships and connecting people with community, educational, and vocational resources.

 

Our Core Values

Helping Without Hurting

We believe that all people are created in God’s image. Honoring this reality, we always seek to alleviate material poverty without hindering and we encourage people to recognize and use the gifts God gave them.

Fostering Community

We believe that people thrive in Christ-centered fellowship. We always seek to cultivate an environment where those who gather will experience connection, encouragement, and accountability.

 

Restoring Relationships

We believe that poverty is a result of broken relationships, and we believe broken relationships can be restored. We always seek to point people toward healing through Jesus Christ who is making all things new, including relationships with God, ourselves, others, and the rest of creation.

Engaging the Church

We believe in the local church’s call to respond to poverty. We always seek to provide opportunities to the church to fulfill its mission through giving tangible resources and by forming meaningful relationships with our clients.

Equipping through Education

We believe that for people to flourish at work, at home, and in the community, they benefit from a Biblical foundation. We seek through our programming to always provide educational resources based upon God’s Word.

History

Project Connect Nashville’s beginnings can be traced back to the Nashville flood of 2010. Seeing the devastating impacts on their community of East Nashville, Alan and Michelle Murdock responded by organizing volunteers from the community and from churches to bring help and healing to those affected by the rising waters. Inviting people into their home for meals and holding classes at various churches, little did they know this would be the birth of PCN in 2013. Through prayer, discernment, and input from the community, PCN opened its doors and began reaching out to the vulnerable in Madison to offer hope and healing through relationship, education and resources.

As always, God was in the details and soon brought to PCN financial and volunteer resources through area churches. A grant from First Baptist Church Nashville allowed PCN to establish our Madison location and hire staff so we could begin offering our 4 day a week Work Life class. Our Woodbine campus was opened and continues to operate as a result of a grant from Brentwood Baptist Church. Other churches have been instrumental in PCN’s growth through funding and volunteering. We have seen first-hand the value in developing partnerships with other compassionate and like-minded faith-based organizations to serve our clients.

Today, the ministry includes locations in Madison and Woodbine. Each location ministers in a unique way to the community they serve through relationship, education, and resources, providing a real and unified connection between families in poverty and the Body of Christ.

 

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