What is LOVE INC
LOVE INC's Concept
Become a part of
the LOVE INC Network
Where Do We Start?
Angelina County Area Churches
Requests by Month
LOVE INC Offices
Where Are You Going?
You Can Make A Difference
LOVE INC helps us know who among us is hurting and how our own church can respond directly to such needs as:
Running a Household
Proper Medical Care
Church Members Are Gifted People
The beauty of any congregation is that each individual is gifted
by God in a special way. Every one has a talent, skill, or time
that is worthy of sharing. Some of us are best suited to work
within the church, while others can make a more meaningful
contributionoutside of the church. The key, though, is finding
the best way to represent Christs love through your own church.
In Church and Out-of-Church Opportunities
|20% of us have in-churchskills
||80% of us do best outside the church
Sunday School Teachers
Pioneer Club Leaders
Youth Group Leaders
Grounds & Maintenance
Large Group Cooking
Mentors to Mothers
Helping Teach Life Skills
Mechanics, Plumbers, Electricians
Helping Kids With Homework
Cooking Homemade Food
Low-Cost, Healthy Shopping
Calling A Latch-Key Child
Bringing Cheer to the Elderly
LOVE In the Name of Christ
Focuses on Needs Outside the Church
The strength of LOVE INC is in matching your skills and level
of desire to a specific and legitimate need in your community.
Even if you have only one hour to give...there is someone or
some way you can help!
How LOVE INC Matches Needs to Volunteers
Step 1Verifying Specific and Legitimate Needs
People in need are referred to the LOVE INC clearinghouse by local churches, individuals, and organizations.
Needs such as alcoholism or spouse abuse are referred to the appropriate agency.
Needs that are proven to be legitimate and manageable such as calls for food, transportation, or mentoring are referred to a LOVE INC church in the clients neighborhood.
Step 2Tapping Resources in the Church
A LOVE INC contact person in the church searches their talent tithes and links a volunteer who has the necessary skills to the individual or family in need.
This volunteer meets the need, then reports ministry outcome to the church contact person.
Step 3Follow-Up With the Giver and Receiver
Church contact person reports to the LOVE INC clearinghouse, which follows up with the family in need to make certain that both parties were fully satisfied with their experience.
Volunteers can continue to support the families they help through visits or phone calls. The goal is always to help people move from chronic dependency to self-sufficiency.