Traction Ministry

Traction is a CSC ministry that mobilizes, trains and supports Christians to share their lives, resources, and networks beyond socially prescribed boundaries.

It is a network of individuals of Christian faith offering men and women an experience in supportive and enriching environments where they are mentored and challenged to pursue individual and shared goals.

The Traction Story

  • Traction started over 10 years ago in Boston as Leslie Moore chose a particular way to live out the values of her church, Central Square Church, by sharing her multi-family home with a group of young women (aged 18-25) who she lived alongside and mentored.
  • In the months and years to come, other Christians partnered with Leslie to mentor men and women, share life, & sometimes their homes
  • Individuals who have been involved in the network are called “The Traction Family.” No matter the capacity to share resources with others, each person commits themselves to disciplines of work and learning meant to empower them to transition into healthy interdependent living situations. 
  • Today, the Traction network includes individuals in Boston, MA and Central Falls, RI who support the discipleship and self-actualization journeys of others who have become part of the Traction Family.

How Traction Works

  • Traction is a model of resource sharing. Traction network members share their lives, social networks and/or homes with individuals in need. They often absorb the costs of mortgages, utilities, home repairs, internet access, furniture, and food in their particular homes. Other members of the Traction Network also join in to share resources to support Traction family.
  • The hope of a Traction network is to equip individuals to live interdependently by boldly and healthily sharing resources (food, security, time and networks) so that everyone in the community has the opportunity to focus on their goals, hopes and dreams.
  • Traction Network members find joy in
    • witnessing the miracle of resources multiplying when in faith they offer to share them with their neighbors
    • seeing how just how far individuals can go once they stop spinning their wheels and get a little “Traction.”