“So often when someone in need comes to the church, it is difficult to determine how to best truly help them. Love INC’s trained volunteers are invaluable as they know how to interview and guide us as a church how to best come alongside willing candidates to help them improve their situation while being shown and introduced to the love of Jesus.”
– Claudia J. Lang Children’s Minister First Baptist Tampa
Church pastors know the needs of their members. Love INC knows the communities’ needs. Together, in solidarity, our service is a witness of His love.
Love INC High Impact Outcomes Help Tampa Flourish
Love INC is one of the most effective networking, outreach, and mobilization tools available to churches today.
15 Tampa Churches Partner with Love INC because we:
- Serve beyond the food and clothing commands of Matthew 25
- Verify that each request for assistance is legitimate to prevent dependency
- Invest relationally with those we serve
- Identify unmet needs or gaps
- Reduce duplication of local services
- Lessen the strain on any one church to do it all
- Provide a more cost-effective approach to ministry
- Demonstrate unity in the Body of Christ
- Connect people to churches
- Allow churches to deliver core mission
What you can expect as a Love INC Member Church:
Refer People for Help
Refer People for Help: All church partners can refer guests to receive support from Love INC. These life-changing opportunities start with the assessment of needs, listening to our guests’ vision for their future and their areas of concern and prioritized needs, and praying with our guests. Partner churches also receive our Resource Guide, which provides the most concise, validated listing of emergency resources available in Tampa for them to use. To make a referral to Help Center, click here.
Connect & Equip Volunteers
Connect & Equip Volunteers: Love INC has multiple opportunities for volunteers interested in connecting, training and serving. Volunteers can plug-in and serve daily, weekly or monthly to make a difference helping local individuals and families. Part of staying connected with our volunteers is a monthly email publication and our regular Prayer email describing prayer requests, updates on guests and encouragement of how God is using Love INC to further His kingdom. Do you want to be connected as a volunteer? Click HERE. Would you like to receive monthly Love INC newsletter emails? Click HERE
Love Opportunities – Service Projects
Love Opportunities – Service Projects: Love INC empowers Christian churches by planning and coordinating transformational one-day and recurring, family friendly, service projects with a range of opportunities from fixing a roof, repairing a house, to yardwork at a group home. The mission field is right here in the City of Tampa and together we make an impact! Want to serve or have a project in mind? Click HERE
Launching Joint Outreach Ministries
Launching Joint Outreach Ministries: Love INC provides the expertise, volunteers, and resources to join with a team from a Partner church to launch a Love INC ministry with the church. Together with various partners we are interested in launching programs including budget mentoring, life skills, career mentoring, personal care pantry, home maintenance, classes, etc. and the possibilities for future growth are endless. If you’re feeling called to expand ministry, we can provide the support, structure and partnership. To talk about creating a ministry schedule a meeting with Ann by clicking HERE.
Referral Alert Email
Referral Alert Email: Because we verify those who are referred to us by our partners, we keep each other informed. Love INC notifies local churches when we discover guests who are receiving assistance from multiple locations/churches.
Get the Word Out
Get the Word Out: Love INC joins your Church gathering to celebrate the partnership with a Love INC day. We also provide videos to share, posters, announcements and inserts for promoting a Love INC event or training. To schedule a Love INC visit click HERE.
Maximize Investment: Your investment in Love INC matters! Every $1 given to Love INC produces $4 of impact in the community. 93 % of every $1 given delivers services to our churches. Maximize your investment in local families through our partnership. Empower the church to give through a Love Offering or by hosting a Gift of Dignity Tree during Christmas. Be a sponsor of a Love INC event or give on a regular monthly basis. No amount is too small when we work together.
“Thank you for helping birth this new expression of the body of Christ in our community, and bringing together a diversity of congregations and individuals to share our unique gifts to build up the whole.
Now more than ever, we are so grateful this network is in place and there are trained resource navigators ready to help the many folks impacted by the current health and economic crises. Tampa will be eternally grateful, and I know that I am a better person because of Love INC of Metro Tampa.”
– Vicki Walker / Hyde Park United Methodist / Minister of Missions and Outreach
Are you ready to be a part of the Love INC Network?
We welcome you to the Love INC Network and look forward to being in partnership doing ministry together! We are available to provide a Love INC overview to your church leadership. If you have further questions before entering into the Covenant, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 813 541 7366.