How and Why does Love INC work?


Please call Love INC at 740-382-3340 or email mail@loveincmarion.org if you have further questions.


 

Frequently Asked Questions…


How does Love INC work?

Love INC takes a “clearinghouse” approach. All resources and calls for help are funneled through our local clearinghouse. Here requests are screened and matched with the most appropriate sources for help.

 

Why does Love INC work?

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 safe, manageable, and specific opportunities to put their Christian faith and love to work.

 

 


 

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“…making Marion a better place to live, work, and learn.”

Wouldn’t it be nice if all the organizations in Marion would just work together? This is a phrase I’ve heard a number of times and even uttered myself in the past couple of years that I’ve served as executive director at Love INC. As we’ve met with leaders of other organizations, agencies, ministries, and other grassroots efforts in Marion, the thought has been echoed throughout our conversations. 
We are happy to announce that the Marion community IS working toward solving that concern! Love INC is now co-hosting monthly meetings for a newly formed group called the CommUNITY Collaborative. This group is open to the public for anyone that is interested in working with others to improve communication, educate one another on details of our organizations’ services and upcoming events, and to collaborate on addressing concerns within our community. We will work together on community-wide projects. One of our early projects included establishing a single Marion County resource directory instead of each organization creating their own and expending their own manhours to keep them updated. We also helped to coordinate county-wide family adoptions for holiday meals and gifts to avoid duplication and abuse of the programs. 
Our meetings are currently held at the Lee Street Presbyterian Church (455 Lee Street in Marion) on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. We invite you to join us at 11:45am for prayer for our community and the CommUNITY Collaborative meeting will follow from 12:00-1:00pm. These are informal meetings and we realize lunch is an important part of the day. Feel free to bring your lunch with you and prepare to meet some new faces as we network together to make Marion even better!

We share community resources and flyers online. Connect with us over on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/MarionCommUNITYCollaborative/

We hope to see you soon!

Our Core Values

 

    • Christian
    • Prayer
    • People in Need
    • Unity
    • Transformation
    • Churches
    • Relationships
    • Connectedness
    • Excellence
    • Maturing

What We Value Speaks Volumes


Love INC Core Values

We believe that people are transformed from the inside out and our Core Values guide us. The Love INC ministry provides holistic help, respect for each person served, involvement of churches, connection, and prayer; all while striving for excellence! Our #1 core value is to be true to who we claim to be: Christian.

  • We are a Christian ministry. Everything we think, say, and do is In the Name of Christ.
  • Prayer is an integral part of who we are.
  • We follow Christ’s example in valuing people in need.
  • We value unity in the Body of Christ (a unity of purpose in serving our neighbors in need.)
  • We value transformation in the lives of people and our community.
  • We value churches living out the two Great Commandments, to love  God and love their neighbors.
  • We value building Christ-like relationships.
  • We value connectedness in the Love INC Movement.
  • We model excellence.
  • We value continually maturing in capacity to meet people’s needs.

At Love INC Marion, our core values drive every aspect of our ministry. Before we create new partnerships, ministries, or processes, we pause and ask a few critical questions. First, do they line up with our mission? And, secondly, do they align with our values? 

 

 

Love In the Name of Christ

Serving Marion County Since 1991


Our History

 

In 1990, several ministers were concerned about the many people stopping at their churches asking for aid. This began a search for information about a program called Love In the Name of Christ sponsored by World Vision. It took about a year to gather together interested people from at least 6 denominations to make the program a reality in Marion.

On February 10, 1991, the dedication service was held at Salem UCC. When Love INC was organized, each member church had a lay person involved to take care of needs when the Love INC office contacted them. After several moves, many attempts at various ministries, and much help from the Love INC National headquarters, the Love INC office moved to its present location at 196 South Main Street in 2009. Despite hard economic times, it has continued to grow and meet the requirements of people in need in our community.

God continues to bless us as we look forward to becoming more involved in relational/transformational ministry – ministry characterized not only by hand-outs but by hand-ups as volunteers build trusting relationships with people in need, encourage and include them in the solution to their need, and allow the Holy Spirit to work to bring about physical and spiritual transformation.