Who We Are
OUR VISION is to see all people living out, in words and actions, the life transforming love of Jesus Christ.
OUR MISSION is to mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities In the Name of Christ.
OUR 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 those in need.
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.
History of Love In the Name of Christ of Newaygo County
Love In the Name of Christ of Newaygo County (Love INC) was founded in 1987 by seven local area churches. Their desire was to share the love of Christ by responding to unmet community needs (physical, spiritual, and emotional) without duplicating efforts.
Today, over 300 Love INC community and partner church volunteers are working together to share the love of God with our neighbors in need. We are one of 135 Love INC affiliates serving throughout the United States and in Kenya, Africa.
“We LOVE, We SERVE. We LISTEN, We MENTOR… Love INC + The Church… WE”
This Heart Represents Why We Are Different
The HEART represents the love of God for all. Its unfinished edges remind us of Love INC’s grassroots, relational approach to ministry that engenders transformation in us and the people we serve.
The CROSS represents the foundation of the Christian Church and the unifying force of the Love INC Movement; the heartbeat of God’s love for us.
The CROSS is our hope for both the present and the future. The colors remind us of God’s redemptive and transforming love. Purple is a color symbolic of redemption. Red represents the blood of Jesus, and the love of Christ – the supreme sacrifice He made for all of us. The entire Love INC image signifies the love we have for God, His Church, each other, and people in need.
This love identifies us, determines how we serve others, and makes us who we are.