Love INC affiliates serve their local community’s churches, helping the church mobilize their congregants to serve as Christ’s hands and feet in the community.
Love INC affiliates serve the church – the church serves those with needs.
Love INC affiliates, through the church volunteers, serve anyone with a manageable need in their service area. A manageable need means that the people and resources identified and available from the local churches (or community agencies, charities or ministries) exist to address the need. Not all requests for help are manageable for a variety of reasons. (Approximately 6.5% of requests received by Love INC cannot be addressed in a timely manner.)
Love INC affiliates serve local churches in their community by:
- Providing church leadership with tools to involve and mobilize their congregants more deeply in serving others.
- Identifying new ministry opportunities for churches to address.
- Helping churches start new ministries by providing support, coordination, and training.
- Educating church leadership and congregations on the issues and needs of the poor and disadvantaged in their community.
- Helping them go deeper into the lives of disadvantaged people in their communities by working with them to establish transformational ministries.
- Advocating on behalf of the Christian churches in the community with local governments, agencies and charities to ensure that they are an integral part in solving community wide issues such as homelessness, medical access, or transportation with a Christian perspective of valuing each individual as a creation of God and one that bears his image.
- Providing church members with opportunities to use their unique gifts and talents to serve others.
Love INC serves agencies and charities by taking referrals for assistance from them to fill gaps in their services, and giving referrals to them that are verified needs and are appropriate to the services they provide.
Love INC National serves:
- Communities wishing to start a Love INC affiliate by providing information about what Love INC is, what it does, how it works, and how to start an affiliate.
- Developing Affiliates with training, support, and mentoring to assist the churches in the community start a Love INC affiliate.
- Existing Affiliates with training, support, systems, networking opportunities to help affiliates grow and mature in their ability to mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities in the Name of Christ.