In Millersburg, Ohio, the pastor of one of our church partners was about to drive past his local Love INC when the thought, “If you’re going to do it, then just do it” came into his mind. He had been considering becoming a financial mentor for a while, so he pulled into the driveway and walked inside. It turned out that someone had just asked for a budget coach. Someone whom he could never have known would become a dear friend. Here’s their story…
When Maggie, a mom who had recently moved to Gallatin County from the south, was starting over with very little possessions, she contacted our Clearinghouse for help. Over the course of a few weeks, several of our church volunteers entered her life to provide relief, share hope, and shine the light of Christ.
We’re so grateful for new affiliates like Heart of Montana Love INC who so passionately pursue God’s heart for unity within the body of Christ and are digging deep to build a foundation for transformation in their communities.
Every year, Love INC National hosts dozens of trainings designed to help local Love INC leaders develop new skills, hone their strategies, foster collaboration, and increase their capacity for transformational community care. In addition to meeting important basic material needs, a primary focus of this type of care is partnering people in need with skills training, mentoring, goal setting, and spiritual, emotional, and social support.
Want to know more about other learning opportunities? Here’s a peek at a few other trainings we offer.
Volunteers are the heartbeat of every local Love INC. Every week, hundreds of gifted servants across the country give thousands of hours to help transform lives and communities In the Name of Christ.
Yet while there’s no way we could capture even a fraction of the great volunteer stories available to share, here’s one example of a beloved volunteer at the Love INC of Greater Lapeer in Michigan:
John has enjoyed the transformative process of furniture rehab most of his life. To take a piece that’s ragged or worn down and to get it to its best potential gives him great joy. That’s why he’s still on staff at Love INC of Brevard in Florida after six...
Love INC National’s purpose is to equip, encourage, and elevate our affiliates so that together we can mobilize churches to transform lives and communities In the Name of Christ. That’s why it’s been so exciting to see God continue to raise up new leaders. When experienced National staff and talented local Love INC leaders come together around the incredible mission we share—transformation happens.
Love INC looks a bit different in Nairobi, Kenya. Yet, our Kenyan clients, like those in the United States, are not exempt from the old African proverb, “It takes a village.” Most often, the needs met by our seven Love INCs on the ground in Kenya include food, school tuition, post-trauma counseling, and helping people start small businesses in order to make a sustainable wage. Sometimes, they look like this…
Founded in 1985, Love INC of Tanana Valley has grown to mobilize 66 churches, putting over 900 volunteers into service in the Fairbanks area. Coordinated ministry opportunities include a Transportation Program, Quality of Life Education & Mentoring, an Adopt-A-Family program, and other ministries to fill the gaps including Personal Needs Closets, Cleaning Supplies, Kitchen Items, Bedding, a Diaper Bin, Firewood Projects, a Furniture Bank, and much more.