What is Love INC?
A: Love In the Name of Christ is a proven outreach model that helps churches help people in need. It is one of the most effective management, mobilization, and networking tools available to churches today.
Using the Love INC model, local churches come together as a network. It's a cooperative effort that makes a lasting impact on individuals, families, and children in need.
Why do communities need Love INC?
A: Private and government agencies provide many services, but they by no means meet today's growing demand of needs. Love INC's network of resources, skills, and volunteers helps close the gaps. More disadvantaged individuals are rebuilding their lives while costing communities less, thanks to Love INC.
Why do churches need Love INC?
A: Jesus gave us the great commandment to love one another. Love INC helps churches turn that love into action. Many people never find 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.
Why does Love INC work?
A: There is an untapped army of volunteers in local churches who are ready, willing, and able to build relationships with those in need. Love INC gives volunteers safe, manageable, and specific opportunities to put their Christian faith and love to work.
How does Love INC work?
A: Love INC takes a "clearinghouse" approach. All resources and calls for help are funneled through the local Clearinghouse. Here requests are screened and matched with the most appropriate source for help.
Who benefits from Love INC?
A: People in need are provided with supportive relationships and sources for help. Local churches organize to more fully minister to their congregations and neighborhoods.
Can a single church start a Love INC network?
A: A local Love INC network is just that?a network. After nearly 30 years of use by churches across the country, this feature continues to be Love INC's key to success. We know a network (local, regional, and national) of resources and collaboration works best. To form a Love INC in your community, a minimum of six churches of six different denominations must agree to work together. Contact the Love INC National Office to discuss ways of involving other churches in your area.
Do churches with differing doctrines participate in the same network?
A: Yes. As a matter of fact, Love INC currently has over 60 Christian denominations participating nationwide. Do you believe God calls your church to minister to the poor in your community? Are there individuals in your congregation who want to be involved in ministry? Churches that answer yes to these basic questions are on common ground. And that's enough to begin a successful collaboration.
What does it cost to start a local Love INC?
A: There are two types of fees: a one-time affiliate fee, and annual affiliate dues (first year included in affiliate fee).