Certified Company Category: Impact or Sustainable Investment
LifePointe Christian Faith Center, a Dagda Certified Social Impact Organization
“It is easier to build strong children than to rebuild broken men” – Frederick Douglas
“We exist to introduce people to Jesus Christ with genuine love and compassion for all.” -LCFC
LifePointe Christian Faith Center (LCFC) is a 501c3 non-profit Christian based organization. Our largest asset is our local church body located in Coralville, Iowa. Our purpose is to empower, positively impact and assist all classes of people with spiritual guidance, social insights and tangible goods to create and nurture socioeconomic strength in communities around the world.
Our current location is in the heart of the I-380 Corridor situated in Johnson County, which is also the home of the University of Iowa and includes the cities of: Iowa City, population (75,798 as of 2017), Coralville, population (20,881 as of 2017), and Tiffin, population (3,361 as of 2017)
Given that this facility is situated in Tiffin & Johnson Counties, with the proper step by step planning and utilization of our current facilities we can accomplish our proposed mandates in the very near future. We believe that with proper preparation, strategic planning, focused execution and market penetration we will become an organization that is known for excellence in facilitation and service around the world.
LCFC’s philosophy of life is “outward” focused more than “inward.” We believe we are called to reach NATIONS not just a local group of people. We are implementing training classes to assist and enable everyday people to make an impact in anyone’s life. We are a growing body that is not “attached” to any other parent organization. We believe that this gives us the autonomy and the freedom to follow God’s desires and not those of men.
The current national economy despite Wall Street’s gains has hit Iowa hard with a lack of educational, employment and economic opportunities for advancement. There are very few programs for most people; from middle class working families to folks living near the poverty line. Those seeking youth and adult education, pre-school and after school programs and living assistance from organizations outside the government have little or no chance of success. Families with pre-school aged children or adults who are under or unemployed, there is a lack of government or charitable programs to provide a path to becoming a happy productive member of society. Many of these problems are caused by mass incarceration, corporate and government cutbacks and a general lack of economic growth in lesser populated areas.
We intend to provide the following services to people in need throughout the I-380 corridor and beyond:
Affordable 24hr Daycare & Community Facility – Our goal is to provide educational assistance, food and clothing assistance (including meals), after school programs for “latch key” and other children and youth programs as necessary. Tiffin has no recreation center, as such, we will offer this as an outlet for the youth of our community to provide safe, clean living alternatives to drug experimentation and or criminal activities.
We believe that an environment free from “bullying” is imperative. Our projected service demographic is based on information from the 2010 census regarding this area.
Transitional Housing for Reintegrated Offenders – We believe that it is vital that those individuals who have been incarcerated within the penal institutions of our region and beyond be allowed to reintegrate into society in a “safe” place and within a “healthy” environment. They will be provided various skills and life classes to make the necessary transition to once again becoming a productive member of our society.
This transitional facility will be available to persons meeting the established criteria for non-violent offenders as determined by local ordinance.
Community Garden – We will be creating a “Community Garden,” where we grow various types of food. We welcome people from the community to share in this project in order that they too can come and participate in growing and harvesting free food. We desire to have a pantry in the Community Garden for the distribution of canned and non-perishable food, as well as clothing, furniture and assorted household items, all for free. The objective of which is to help transitioning families and to let them know they are not alone. Currently there are little to no “for free” or nominal cost locations within Johnson County for these services. Most are For-Profit agencies that tend to overlook the obvious needs of many.
How We Do It
The daycare, “KidzPointe Learning Academy” and a full scale “Community Place” for an after-school program is one of the first projects that we will start in our community. Tiffin has no recreation center for their community or any active place for the young people to meet.
We will offer this to the youth of our community and give them good, clean alternatives to being on the streets or joining gangs and getting into trouble.
Community Place will have a full-size basketball court and a game room, along with a snack area and a place to sit and talk and meet. We will have a book center and several classroom areas for homework and classes for tutoring in math and reading.
We will ask outside agencies to come in for addiction counseling, support groups, GED classes, ESL classes, and other opportunities for adults in the evenings.
We will have concerts and events at this center to create an environment of family togetherness and promote the idea of building strong people individually.
The food grown in the “Community Garden” will be provided to those in our community who are in need. We will have a pantry in this center for food, clothing, and furniture, all at no charge to those in need to help transitioning families and to let them know they are not alone.
We have many other programs that we intend to start once our first project is off the ground, such as: a Prison Rehabilitation Program to help men and women who have been incarcerated to get back into society with love and support and with a sense of direction.
We intend to build affordable housing for those transitioning in life that may need help getting to the next level on the “road to success.” We plan to establish a six month to one year program to help people to get “on their feet.” Two and three bedroom units for families and some handicapped units on the bottom level for elderly and handicapped. We intend to build a homeless shelter for men, women and children to help those that are on the streets to have shelter for the night and a meal during the day. Our potential clients can and will come from ALL demographics.
We are convinced that God has called on us and given us a mandate to come to the aid of our fellow man regardless of color, creed, gender, socioeconomic status or any other divisive category.
Poverty, lack, prejudice, bigotry, hatred, government welfare programs, greed, slavery, human trafficking, darkness and Satanic influences of ALL types. We are not in competition with other faith based agencies but rather we are in union with them to help in any way that we can.
Community Impact Opportunity
We believe that we have been divinely and strategically graced by God to build a community corporate organization, LifePointe Christian Faith Center to be headquartered in Tiffin, Iowa.
Tiffin is currently a community of less than 4000 residents but with projected growth estimates to reach double digits in the very near future. According to 2013 statistics from the US Census Bureau, it is the fastest growing community out of Iowa’s 99 counties.
With the government and other local non-profits and charities coming up short in providing our community with educational and economic opportunities for advancement, we believe it is our responsibility under God to do all in our power to answer His call.
“We are convinced that we are in the right place!” Given our vision and desired goals for LCFC, we believe that our vision has the capability to reach both individuals and families of all races, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds for God and His Kingdom.
We believe we are uniquely qualified to institute and manage these programs given our focus is on the individual. We wish to see each person from a “Faith Based” position in a real time application.
Our motive is to cultivate the values and principles as determined by Our Faith in Jesus Christ. We will never mandate or discriminate against persons of other faiths or religious beliefs as pertains to goods or services rendered. There will never be anyone who does not qualify for assistance or use of our programs. We do reserve certain rights as it pertains to our current established Articles of Incorporation and our By-Laws that are currently established.
Our aim is to fight hunger, homelessness, recidivism, and any other disadvantage presented by the reality of our current economic state. As it appears that our government nor other religious organizations and or social programs are incapable of assisting either through indifference, obliviousness or political bureaucracy (red tape) we will make it “easy” and “affordable” to get help to people that need and require assistance. The advantage that we have as an organization is we are comprised as a group of individuals from a variety of backgrounds, socioeconomic levels and capabilities and we relate to a wide swath of people without the political limitations to assist those in need.
Our LifePointe CFC group is comprised of both professionals and laborers, all with the same motive, Love for Humanity!
Dagda Whitepaper: LifePointeDAGDAWhitepaper091819v2.pdf
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