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What Is Love INC?

RedPointLove in the Name of Christ (Love INC) is a strategy to help Christian churches help their neighbors in need.

RedPointLove INC is a network of churches that links church ministries and volunteers to people in need.

RedPointLove INC is a cooperative effort between churches and community agencies to provide effective help for the disadvantaged.

RedPointLove INC is a vehicle that helps churches, collectively and individually fulfill their Biblical mandate to reach out to the poor and needy.

Why do communities need Love INC?

RedPointExisting resources operating independently are not adequate to meet current and growing levels of need.

RedPointOne 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,

RedPointLove INC shows the love of Jesus Christ and brings hope to the poor and needy of our communities.

How Does Love INC Work?

The Love INC model has three levels. Each level goes deeper in fulfilling Love INC's mission to transform lives and communities in the Name of Christ.

RedPointLevel One: Clearinghouse Model. The Clearinghouse is the foundation of Love INC. Love INC receives requests for help, screens the requests for extent of need and legitimacy and refers the requests to a local church ministry, church volunteers, or community agency. Love INC follows up to ensure the need was met and to offer spiritual support.

RedPointLevel Two: Relational Ministry Model. Church members are trained and linked by Love INC with individuals and families in need on a long-term basis to provide mentoring, goal setting and spiritual and emotional support, along with the full array of services and resource s available in the Love INC network.

RedPointLevel Three: Community Development Model. Love INC goes even further to meet the needs of communities by addressing the deeper issues that contribute to poverty and hopelessness.

Why does Love INC work?

RedPointThere are unlimited resources in the Body of Christ that Love INC mobilizes on behalf of those in need.

RedPointLove INC gives Christians specific faith and love to work in the service of people in need.

RedPointBecause Scripture tells us love never fails (I Corinthians 13:8).

Who benefits from Love INC?

RedPointThe local Church Love INC works for the church by:

RedPointHelping congregations organize to serve people in need.

RedPointGiving congregations specific manageable opportunities to serve.

RedPointPeople in need, Love INC mobilizes and connects resources to transform lives.

RedPointCommunity agencies, Working cooperatively with agencies, Love INC mobilizes human and program resources to supplement agency efforts.

How is Love INC developed in a community?

RedPointUpon request, the Love INC National Headquarters provides an information packet and materials, then a development kit that includes all of the step-by-step instructions needed to develop a Love INC.

RedPointA local development committee of Christians is formed. The committee implements the development steps assisted by the Love INC National Headquarters.

RedPointThe National Headquarters provides a series of ongoing trainings on how to put the Love INC model into action in the community.

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