Our mission is to mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities in the name of Christ.
For over 30 years, Love in the Name of Christ of SE Ottawa County serving the Hudsonville, Jenison and Grandville area has been mobilizing area churches with the intent of supporting the church in its Biblical mandate to care for the poor in our midst. Through our partnership with local churches and their dedicated volunteers, we are able to provide many of the basic necessities to those coming to us for assistance. We coordinate over 50 different ministries and offer a Life Skills Program that empowers individuals toward authentic life transformation.
Volunteer: Training and equipping volunteers to be mentors, teachers, and support through our 50+ ministries Church Partnerships: Many area churches have set a budget amount that they provide to support the ministries of Love INC. Engage with Love INC in seasonal projects: Such as food drives, back to school, adopt a family for the Holidays, and many many more other engagement opportunities.
We believe that each individual should be recognized with dignity and respect. We believe in empowering each person to discover their core skills and unique ability which contributes to the Kingdom. Our desire is for each person to grow closer to Christ and become a part of His Body the Church.
Love INC’s Life Skills Program offers a weekly mentoring opportunity that provides education and mentoring in a variety of areas including budgeting, nutrition, parenting and more. Through the key component of relationship, both volunteers and participants are transformed as they learn and apply core skills, discover their gifts to contribute to God’s kingdom, become connected to a local church and ultimately, get the opportunity to experience the love of Jesus Christ!
Christian – Everything we think, say and do is in the name of Christ.
Prayer – Prayer is an integral part of who we are.
People in Need – We follow Christ’s example in valuing people in need.
Unity – We value unity in the Body of Christ (a unity of purpose in serving our neighbors in need)
Transformation – We value transformation in the lives of people and communities.
Churches – We value churches living out the two Great Commandments, to love God and love their neighbors.
Relationships – We value building Christlike relationships.
Connectedness – We value connectedness in the Love INC Movement.
Excellence – We model excellence.
Maturing – We value continually maturing in capacity to meet people’s needs.