WHAT IS LOVE INC?
Founded in 1977, Love In the Name of Christ is a proven outreach model that helps churches help the hopeless, not the helpless. Love INC is a 501 (c) 3 Christian organization. It is a proven outreach model with effective management, mobilization, and networking tools available to churches today. Using the Love INC model, local churches come together as a network. It is a cooperative effort that makes lasting relationships and impacts individuals, families, children and volunteers.
WHY DO CHURCHES NEED LOVE INC?
Jesus gave us the great commission to love one another. Love INC helps mobilize the church and turn the love into action.
Many people have difficulty finding an appropriate place to serve within their church. Love INC uses all the skills and talents a congregation has to offer. Time and again, Love INC volunteers tell how this type of service to others enriches and changes their life.
Love INC screens requests for help as to extent and legitimacy.
Love INC helps prevent church duplication of existing services already available in the community.
Love INC discovers if those requesting assistance are already receiving help from other churches or agencies. The Love INC validation and verification screening process ensures legitimate needs are met.
Love INC enables churches to assist those outside of their own congregation and be stewards of church resources.
Love INC helps prevent churches from building dependency in those they assist by encouraging a transformation to self-sufficiency.
Love INC helps provide specific, manageable opportunities for churches to reach out with God’s love to people in need.
Love INC offers a unified witness of God’s love to the community as Christian churches work together in the name of Christ.
WHY DO COMMUNITIES NEED LOVE INC?
Existing resources operating independently are not adequate to meet current and growing levels of need. In addition, one church alone cannot deal with all of the complex issues of poverty. It takes churches working together, across denominational lines, to meet these multifaceted needs. Love INC shows the love of Jesus Christ and brings help and hope to the poor and needy of our communities.
Board of Directors 2019
Terri Moehring - President - Westminster Presbyterian Church
Joe Dodson - Vice President - Mosaic Church
Sue Johnson - Secretary - Westminster Presbyterian Church
Brigid Pitts - Treasurer - Oak Grove Baptist Church
George Barham IV - Grace Bible Church
John Denby - Harvest Point Church
David Fears - North Street Church of Christ
Robert Goodroe - First Baptist Church
Linda Green - First Christian Church
Marianne Keller - Christ Episcopal Church
Randy Legler - North Street Church of Christ
Don Mills - Little Zion Baptist Church
Marilyn McFarland - Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Gary Robinson - First United Methodist Church
Stephanie Van Dyke - Holly Springs Baptist Church
Our mission is to mobilize the Church to transform lives and communities In the Name of Christ.
We are Christian.
Everything we think, say, and do is in the name of Christ.
Prayer is an integral part of who we are.
We follow Christ's example of valuing the poor and needy.
We value unity of the Body of Christ.
We value transformation in the lives of people and communities.
We value churches living out the two great commandments to love God and love their neighbors.
We value building Christ-like relationships.
We value the connectedness of the Love INC movement.
We model excellence.
We value continually maturing in our capacity to meet people's needs.