The Love INC Church Advantage

Love INC connects people in need with resources in churches. Through Love INC, churches are more effective at fulfilling their mission to reach out to the poor and needy with the love of Christ

Churches benefit as Love INC:

  • Assists churches in going beyond benevolence or simply handing out resources to connecting with people in need and developing relationships
  • Verifies that each request for assistance is legitimate so that churches can be good stewards of their resources
  • Helps churches prevent creating dependency in those they assist by discovering and solving problems at the root level
  • Identifies unmet needs or gaps in community services and informs churches of new opportunities for ministry
  • Lessens the strain on any one church as the network of churches work together to meet needs
  • Provides a more cost effective approach to ministry by sharing resources and utilizing volunteers to meet needs.
  • Helps churches assist those in need both inside and outside of the congregation
  • Demonstrates unity in the body of Christ as churches come together to fulfill God's command to love their neighbors --offering powerful witness to the community.
  • Connects unchurched people to churches, helping churches grow as they reach out to the community with the Love of Christ
"Love INC has helped to transform our church from being ingrown to being a church of outreach. Love INC bridges the gap between our church and the many people in need who will not call the church for help but will receive help from us when it is offered. Without Love INC we would be less effective in ministry" --Pastor Scott Dyer

We are a small church with limited resources. However, our investment in Love INC seems to multiply like loaves and fishes. Because of Love INC, we are part of something much bigger that is making a huge difference in our community. It's a place where all the churches come together and serve as one. --Pastor Richard Flynn

Church Members Benefit As Love INC:

  • Helps Christians live out the two great commandments to love God and love their neighbors
  • Provides church members with specific, manageable opportunities to use their gifts and talents to reach out with God's love to people in need
  • Helps church members develop their faith and put it into action as they serve the poor
  • Provides opportunities for Christians to share the reason why they are serving and invite people in need into the church community.
  • Gives Christians a sense of belonging to the Body of Christ beyond their own congregation
"Love INC has helped church members think outside themselves and understand that there are people in need all around them--maybe even right next to them. Love INC helps our church remain outwardly focused." -- Pastor Matthew Sipe

Pastors Benefit as Love INC:

  • Provides a resource to which pastors can refer people in need when they ask for help
  • Saves pastors time and resources while multiplying ministry efficiency and impact. Love INC is like having extra staff dedicated to reaching out to the community.
  • Provides tools pastors need to equip their congregation for works of service and to move the church outside it's walls.
  • Provides pastors with networking opportunities with other ministers in the community.
"Love INC enables us to expand our ministry. Whenever someone comes to our church with a need, we ask them to connect with Love INC. This coordination makes it possible for us to meet more needs and lessens the liklihood of using resources for need s that are not legitimate. I would say to any pastor who has a chance to work with Love INC--run, don't walk into that partnership." --Pastor Mark Andresen