About Love INC

Our Mission: To mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities in the name of Christ.

Our Vision: To see every unmet need of the disadvantaged in our community met by Christ-honoring churches working in partnership.

Love INC (Love in the Name of Christ) is a network of over 165 Lancaster County churches from 24 different denominations that allows individual congregations to come together to meet the needs of those in our community, one need at a time, by connecting caring church volunteers with people in need of their unique gifts.

We receive referrals from local social service agencies, medical facilities, churches and individuals, assess the referred needs, and, if no existing services are available, connect them with individuals in partner congregations who respond with help and hope. The needs represent gaps in current available resources, and give the Church an opportunity to reach out and provide support to those in the community who are isolated and in need.

Among other things, we connect individuals in need of budget guidance, transportation, shopping assistance, lawn and minor home care, mentoring, moving assistance, tutoring, respite care, and companionship. Love INC also sponsors church-based ministries that provide community meals in Solanco (Flowing Oil Café), home repairs and yard work (Compassion Project), and transitional housing for those facing homelessness (Homes of Hope).

Core Values

We are Christian. 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 of valuing the poor and needy.

We value unity of the Body of Christ.

We value transformation in the lives of people and communities.

We value churches living out the two great commandments to love God and love their neighbors.

We value building Christ-like relationships.

We value the connectedness of the Love INC movement.

We model excellence.

We value continually maturing in our capacity to meet people’s needs.

 

Statement of Faith

The Apostles’ Creed 

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
And born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day He rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
And is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.

Amen.