Churches Helping Neighbors in Need

What if all the churches in our community united in purpose as One Church to share the love of Christ by serving and caring for our neighbors?

Churches would demonstrate unity in the Body of Christ as they work together proactively to help their neighbors in need. They could go beyond benevolence to building life changing relationships with those who do not know Christ. Churches could also avoid creating dependencies, addressing problems at their root and helping individuals move beyond their current circumstances. Unchurched people in their neighborhoods would encounter the Love of Christ as they are served by Christians who care.

We are here to help churches help people. Our mission is to equip churches with training and resources to better reach their community and build relationships with local families. We use the Apostle’s Creed as our unifying statement of faith. Love INC is designed as a network of pastors and churches that work together to meet legitimate needs in order to alleviate the strain on any one church. Resources are shared and volunteers have the opportunity to serve the lost and broken by using their gifts and talents. Pastors can refer people to us within their congregation or community and then we assist them in finding resources to help meet their needs. It is like having extra staff dedicated to reaching the community. We also identify gaps in services and resources within the community and inform churches of those ministry opportunities.

We are so grateful for all of our Church Partners! Without our partner churches, the ministry of Love INC could not exist. We rely on them for spiritual support through prayers for our staff and volunteers and their financial support for our operations. If you would like to become a Church Partner, please contact us for more information about getting involved.

Cities in North Oakland County

Auburn Hills Christian Center
2592 E. Walton Blvd.
Auburn Hills, MI 4832

Immanuel Congregational Church
1 Hovey Street
Oxford, MI 48371

Oxford Free Methodist Church
790 S. Lapeer Rd.
Oxford, MI 48371

Christ The Redeemer
2700 Waldon Road
Lake Orion, MI 48360

Journey Lutheran Church
136 S. Washington St.
Oxford, MI 48371

Oxford United Methodist Church
21 E. Burdick Street
Oxford, MI 48371

Community of Christ Church
531 E. Flint Street
Lake Orion, MI 48362

King of Kings Lutheran Church
1715 S. Lapeer Rd.
Lake Orion, MI 48360

Paint Creek United Methodist Church
4420 Collins Rd.
Oakland Township, MI 48306

Echo Christian Fellowship
2840 W. Clarkston Rd.
Lake Orion, MI 48362

Lake Orion Church of Christ
1080 Hemingway Road
Lake Orion, MI 48361-0083

The River Church
3920 S. Baldwin Rd.
Lake Orion, MI 48359

Firmly Rooted Ministries
925 N. Lapeer Rd., Suite 123
Oxford, MI 48371

Lake Orion United Methodist Church
140 E. Flint Street
Lake Orion, MI 48362

St. Joseph Catholic Church
715 N. Lapeer Road
Lake Orion, MI 48362

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
1950 S. Baldwin Road
Lake Orion, MI 48360

LakePoint Community Church
1550 W. Drahner Road
Oxford, MI 48371

St. Mary’s in the Hills
2512 Joslyn Court
Lake Orion, MI 48360

Heart of the Hills Christian Church
5085 Orion Rd.
Rochester, MI 48306

Living Water Church at Seymour Lake
3050 Sashabaw Road
Oxford, MI 48371

5482 Winell St.
Clarkston, MI 48346

Howarth United Methodist Church
550 E. Silverbell
Lake Orion, MI 48360

Oakwood Community Church
5791 Oakwood Rd.
Ortonville, MI 48462

Woodside Bible Church
Lake Orion Campus

2500 Joslyn Rd.
Lake Orion, MI 48360

Become a Church Partner

Church partnerships are essential to Love INC. Without church partners, there is no Love INC. Each Love INC partner church commits to joining with other churches to provide volunteer and financial support for the operation of Love INC. Most often, in a comprehensive partnership, a church will demonstrate their commitment by:

  1. Introducing Love INC to the congregation.
  2. Referring requests for help to the Love INC Connection Center.
  3. Encouraging church members to participate in the ministry of Love INC.
  4. Organizing church members to serve by using their gifts and abilities.
  5. Accepting referrals for help from the Love INC Connection Center to existing ministries.
  6. Providing Connection Center volunteers from your church each year.
  7. Participating in the financial support of Love INC.
  8. Praying for Love INC, clients, other partner churches, and for unity in the Body of Christ.

In addition, a church may also:

  • Appoint one or more Church Ministry Coordinator(s)(CMC)/Love INC Ministry Coordinator to be the liaison(s) between the Connection Center and the congregation.
  • Create a church or joint church ministry to fill a gap in community services.
  • Follow-up with a visit to people who have received help through the Love INC Connection Center.