Loving Houston inspires and equips churches to build long-term relationships with local schools so that every child, parent, and teacher can experience Jesus’ love in a tangible way.
We were founded on the idea that Christians should be out in the community beyond the four walls of the church, loving our neighbors as God first loved us. Thanks to advice from Dr. Stephen Klineberg of the Rice University Kinder Institute, we decided to invest in children because this has the greatest potential for long-term transformation in our communities. Every community challenge is present in our local schools: from hunger to homelessness, human trafficking, refugees, mental health challenges, and more. Each challenge is too big for any one church to address, but if each church would care for the needs and challenges facing the children in their specific neighborhood school, every need of every family in every district could be personally, systematically, and systemically addressed in Jesus’ name.
Partnering with schools allows churches to link arms with an infrastructure that is already in place to address these challenges strategically and in the context of meaningful relationships. Each church doesn’t have to address every challenge, but every church can do something to help. By partnering with local schools, the body of Christ can transform our city for good together!