Covenant Congregations

A covenant is a commitment that brings about a serious promise between two parties. So the word “covenant” appropriately describes the relationships that Community Lifeline Center has with spiritual and secular organizations to meet the needs of the community.

The Center began operations as McKinney United Way Service Center in 1989 when community leaders and local congregations recognized a need and decided that it would be better to work together to address the economic challenges being faced by local citizens. With funds and support from the Collin County United Way and area congregations, the Center was established to provide information and referral services to the residents of McKinney. After its first year of operation, the service delivery area was expanded beyond McKinney. It now includes the cities of Altoga, Anna, Blue Ridge, Celina, Copeville, Farmersville, Josephine, Lavon, Lowry Crossing, Melissa, Nevada, New Hope, Princeton, Prosper, Westminster, and Weston – the entire northern portion of Collin County. In 1990 the Center began offering emergency financial aid and in 1995 its name changed to Community Lifeline Center (CLC). It has continued to evolve and grow over the years, adding its LifeSteps education program in 2010 and its Lifeline Market client-choice food pantry in 2013, but its core mission has remained – to guide individuals and families back to self-sufficiency. Today, CLC prides itself in being North Collin County’s premier agency for crisis assistance, life skills and education programming, as well as information and referral services, and continues to be supported by an extensive network of multi-denominational congregations and community-oriented groups.


Our Covenant Congregations are:

Christ Fellowship
Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church
Covenant Church
Crosspoint Church
First Baptist Church
First Christian Church
First United Methodist Church
High Pointe Church of Christ
Hillcrest Christian Church
Hope Fellowship
Milestone Church
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church 
Stonebridge United Methodist Church
Trinity Presbyterian Church
Waddill Street Baptist Church



CLC’s Covenant Congregations receive the following benefits:

  • Access to Community, powered by Seeladora, a web-based networking tool for the Covenant Congregations of CLC
  • Time and cost-savings with real-time referrals to CLC
  • Peace of mind that comes with CLC’s expertise in providing appropriate services without duplicating efforts
  • Increased community visibility and outreach opportunities
  • Making a difference for those who truly need assistance and desire to regain independence

CLC asks for the following commitments from a Covenant Congregation:

  • To remember CLC in mission projects, service referrals and charitable efforts
  • To support CLC financially
  • To share the good work of CLC with the community through speaking engagements and promoting awareness


Community Lifeline Center encourages covenant partnerships among all congregations and spiritual organizations regardless of denomination.