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Founded in 1977, Love in the Name of Christ is a proven outreach model that helps Christian Churches come together to help people in need. It is one of the most effective management, mobilization and networking tools available to churches today.

Each Love INC affiliate is part of a nationwide network of 140 affiliates in 30 states. Through local churches, agencies and volunteers, Love INC coordinates service - a relational response to callers that brings together volunteers and resources.

Love INC is committed to providing a holistic response through active faith - a hands-on service that offers material, emotional, relational and spiritual assistance appropriate for each person's needs and requests. 

Love in the Name of Christ is...

  • strategy to help churches come together to help their neighbors in need.
  • partnership of local churches that links Christian volunteers and ministries to people in need.
  • movement of Christian churches working together to show God's Love to those in need.
  • model for implementing Christ-like relational ministries that transform lives - both the people being served and the Christians who serve them.
  • method for mobilizing local church congregations to live out the two great commandments of loving God and loving their neighbor.
  • network of affiliates supporting and encouraging each other.
  • collaboration between local churches and their community (agencies, ministries, governments, schools) to provide effective help for the disadvantaged.
  • vehicle that helps churches, collectively and individually, fulfill their biblical mandate to reach out to their community. 

Why we're different: 

Existing resources operating independently are inadequate to meet current and growing levels of need. In addition, one church alone cannot deal with all the complex issues of real people who are struggling with all types of hurt, brokenness, dysfunction or poverty. It takes churches working together, across denominational lines, to meet these multi-faceted needs.

Love INC can do what others cannot. Agencies, charities and government programs can provide a safety net to help those in need, but they do not offer the Christ-like love that brings lasting transformation like Love in the Name of Christ does. 

Offering a Hand Up to People in Need