At County Line, we look to six themes found throughout Scripture to guide our local outreach ministry. As we partner with new and existing ministries and organizations, we ensure that they are passionate about these biblical themes.

  • Freedom for the Oppressed - We will do everything in our power to fight for the oppressed and vulnerable around our community.  This includes, but is not limited to: trafficking victims, homeless, vulnerable children, widows, those imprisoned and those in poverty.  
  • Evangelism - In order to grow the Church, evangelism is vital.  This may take many forms but we will do everything in our power to reach those far from God.
  • Church Planting - We want to be involved in planting churches and helping others plant churches because we believe that God uses the local church to reach people.
  • Service - We will be a people who run to serve others because we know Jesus called us to that.  At County Line we do this through initiatives like Faith in Action, local impact trips and irregular serving opportunities
  • Community - At County Line, it is important for us to partner with local ministries (Allen, Dekalb, Noble and Stuben Counties) who are doing work that we cannot do on our own because of location, demographics and culture.
  • Prayer - Without prayer none of this is possible.  We commit to being a prayer focused congregation.  We will pray for people within our own communities




In 2007 we began Faith in Action (FIA) as a way to get outside the walls of our church building once a year and serve the community around us. In 2019, we moved this to a quarterly event and made it more community based. Each quarter we serve people in Auburn, Butler, Fort Wayne, Garrett, Leo, New Haven, St. Joe, and Spencerville. These projects include things from building a new deck to sending encouragement baggies to teachers.
The County Line Food Pantry serves residents of DeKalb County. This is an emergency food pantry which means families are eligible to receive five days worth of food once a month. Currently, the food pantry is open on the third Friday of each month and are located at our Auburn Campus. We opened our food pantry in 2012, and currently serve over 2,500 people a year.



The Euell A. Wilson Center is a Christian organization designed to enrich the hearts and lives of children and strengthen the family through the love of Christ. County Line has partnered with Euell Wilson Center since the last 1990’s. We support them through our youth ministry, sending volunteers, monthly financial support, and FIA projects.
Smith Academy for Excellence is an urban school that strategically develops elite scholars who exhibit responsibility, dignity, character, and an instinct of service that will revolutionize Fort Wayne’s southeast community. County Line has partnered with Smith Academy since 2016. We support them through FIA projects, Pack the Gym nights, and various encouragement to the staff.



Hearten House is a shelter providing restorative care for women experiencing a homeless crisis. Some women are fleeing domestic abuse; others are pregnant with no support network; many just need a safe place to stay and encouragement as they rebuild their lives. Their mission is that “Together, we can help women find hope, healing, and the love of Christ.” County Line has partnered with Hearten House since 2017. We support them through monthly ministry highlights, various collection drives, and monthly financial support.
Shared Hope leads a worldwide effort to eradicate sex trafficking. They do this by prevention (through advocacy), restoration (through programs, and partners) and bringing justice (where they focus on changing laws in the US that protects children trapped in sex trafficking). At County Line, we began a partnership with Shared Hope International in 2021.



Women's Care Center provides free, confidential counseling, support and education for pregnant women. Free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds help determine viability and dates (prenatal medical care and abortions not provided). They serve 30,000 women annually from 33 centers in 11 states, including Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania & Wisconsin. County Line has partnered with Women's Care Center since 2018. We support them through monthly ministry highlights, and various collection drives.
Motivated by the love of Christ, A Hope Center heals hearts and saves lives by providing free pregnancy services, resources, and education to nurture sexual, emotional, and spiritual health. Founded in 1984, A Hope Center is a faith-based 501(c)3 non-profit reaching out with the love of Christ. All services at A Hope Center are free and confidential. People of all races, nationalities, religions, and economic classes are welcome. You matter. We care.



New Mercies is a gospel-centered organization providing supportive connections, safe housing and restorative services for women and families, empowering them to gain stability and ultimately live independently. They exist to mobilize the church, build relationships and empower families. 
Bridge of Grace is part of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries. They seek to live and act compassionately in a world following Christ's own life and ministry. They seek to be incarnations of the same gospel that Christ lived and preached and to be witnesses to the same love and compassion God has for our world. The Church of Nazarene expressly has affirmed the need for the church to embrace those society has ignored. This charge is not just institutional; it is a personal call on the life of every Christian.


Four:10 Ministries equips women with the care, tools and love needed to live a healthy and thriving life free from sexual exploitation. They serve women who are currently experiencing sexual exploitation and those who have been exploited or trafficked in the past. It is their desire to walk alongside and love them while building healthy relationships and a supportive community. They offer holistic services that address their mind, body and spirit. Though they are a faith-based organization, there are no faith requirements to receive services. They only share our faith with those who ask. They simply offer Christ-like love in action.