Board of Directors 2021
Linda Green - President - First Christian Church
George Barham - Vice President - Grace Bible Church
Cindy Hancock - Secretary - First United Methodist Church
Brigid Pitts - Treasurer - Oak Grove Baptist Church]
Carolyn Davis - Bonita Methodist Church
David Fears - North Street Church of Christ
Bill Gandy - First Baptist Church
Scott Hoey - Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Terry Kline-Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jonathan Landrum - Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church
Randy Legler - North Street Church of Christ
Mike Liebrum - First Baptist Church
Stephanie Van Dyke - Holly Springs Baptist Church
Patty Welborn - Christ Episcopal Church
OUR CORE VALUES
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.
Our mission is to mobilize the Church to transform lives and communities 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.
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.
VALIDATE AND VERIFY
Love INC wants to journey with individuals in need and share the gospel of Jesus Christ with them. We represent churches who want to serve families while they work toward self-sufficiency. We want to show Love through building relationships, and furthering Christ's kingdom.
One call to Love INC’s Clearinghouse will direct individuals to Our Application process - a place where appropriate help awaits, whether that is through Love INC or a local church. Our applications are available online from our Home Page.
VALIDATE AND VERIFY
People who call into Love INC complete an application for assistance. Love INC staff and Volunteers go through an extensive verification process to validate the needs and identify other areas where we might help prior to meeting the need. It is an honor to serve those in need as the hands and feet of Jesus. It is also a responsibility to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. At Love INC we take both tasks prayerfully.
If you know of someone who could benefit from Love INC Ministries, call our Clearinghouse 936 (569-8555).