Lincoln launched their Blue Bet Square Premier Division campaign with a 1-0 home win over Kidderminster thanks to Jamie Taylor's first-half winner.
Taylor finished in style from the edge of the penalty area in the 39th minute, but the Imps were indebted to goalkeeper Paul Farman, who pulled off several outstanding saves to deny Kidderminster a point.
Imps striker Rob Duffy fired spectacularly over the crossbar and Taylor was wide with an earlier effort before firing his side ahead.
Midfielder Danny Gray found Taylor with a raking pass on the edge of the area and the home forward dispatched a right-footed shot into the bottom corner.
Kidderminster midfielder Keith Briggs headed over before the interval and the visitors created several chances in the second half.
Visiting defender Ryan Austin's thunderbolt was brilliantly saved by Farman, who also denied Kidderminster substitute Marvin Johnson in the 79th minute.