Collecting for New Hope

BY IN Love INC Needs, Ministries, New Hope Minstry, Relational Ministry, Transformational Ministry , , , ,

Your toddler knocks over a glass of milk. You grab a roll of paper towels to clean it up. Easy answer, right? For some neighbors served by our partner churches, it isn’t that easy. Paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and other household essentials are not covered by food stamp benefits. They are often not


How Many Churches Do You See?

BY IN Bed Ministry, Furniture Ministry, Household Starter Kit, Love INC Needs, Love Stories , , , , , ,

  Fourteen churches. Do you see them in this picture? The mission of Love INC is to mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities, In the Name of Christ (get it?! I-N-C…). Each day, we offer meaningful opportunities for servants from our partner churches to share the talents and time God has granted them.


New Hope, In the Name of Christ

BY IN Love INC Needs, Love Stories, Prayer, Transformational Ministry , , , , , ,

What does it mean to see yourself as created in God’s image? To break through the strongholds that the enemy has placed on you for so long? To know you are called by a loving Savior to make positive changes in your life? Each of these realizations can lead to transformation. Each of these realizations


Be Anxious for Nothing

BY IN Furniture Ministry, Help Center, Love INC Needs, Love Stories, Ministries , , , , ,

  The neighbors calling into the Love INC Clearinghouse have so many needs. Moms are calling looking for help with clothing for their children. Veterans are seeking help getting a comfy bed. Some people call simply looking for prayer or to get connected to a church home. As volunteers from our churches learn more about


Relationships That Transform

BY IN Help Center, Love Stories, Relational Ministry, Transformational Ministry , , , , ,

“What brought you to this place of need?” This is one of the questions our volunteers ask our neighbors during their initial phone call. As we hear about their physical needs, we also are privileged to hear their life stories. Many times, these stories include a lack of supportive relationships and positive role models in their


Celebrate with our Graduates!

BY IN Love Stories, Relational Ministry, Transformational Ministry , , , , , , , ,

  Our latest round of Transformational Ministry classes culminated in graduation ceremonies this spring. Twenty eight students and mentors spent weeks together studying Affirming Potential (learning who God created them to be), Faith & Finances (learning money management skills), and Boundaries (learning when to say yes and how to say no).     The Body of


The Fruits of Seeds Planted

BY IN Furniture Ministry, Love Stories, Prayer , , , , ,

Many times, we don’t get to see full-circle what happens with a neighbor in need’s situation, but every once in a while God gives us a glimpse. Our Clearinghouse Coordinator, Karin, shared this story from last week:   “A neighbor recently served by Libertyville Covenant Church‘s furniture team stopped by today to donate several items and