Networking Churches

Currently, there are over 70 churches in the Love INC network:

Aldersgate United Methodist Church
All Saints Anglican Church
Antioch Baptist Church
Belmont Baptist Church
Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church 
Buck Mountain Episcopal Church
Calvary Baptist Church
Calvary Chapel of Charlottesville
Cedar Grove Church of the Brethren
Charlottesville Church of Brethren
Charlottesville First Church of the Nazarene
Charlottesville Mennonite Church
Cherry Avenue Christian Church
Chestnut Grove Baptist Church
Chestnut Grove Rt. 33
Christ Community Church
Christ Episcopal Church
Church of the Incarnation
City Church
Connect Church
Covenant Church of God
CrossLife Community Church
Crozet Baptist Church
Crozet United Methodist Church
Effort Baptist Church
Emmanuel Episcopal
Faith & Grace Christian Fellowship
First Baptist Church (Park Street)
First Christian Church
First United Methodist Church
Gordonsville Church of the Brethren
Grace Community Church
Ground Zero Church
Hillsboro Baptist Church
Holy Comforter Catholic Church
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Ivy Creek United Methodist Church
Knights Chapel Church of the Brethren
Laurel Hill Baptist Church
Lebanon Evangelical Presbyterian Church
Light House Worship Center
Maple Grove Christian Church
Mount View Baptist Church
Mount Zion First African Baptist Church
Mountain Plain Baptist Church
New Beginnings Christian Community
Northside Baptist Church
Olivet Presbyterian Church
Our Lady of the Rosary
Pantops Community Church
Park Street Christian Church
Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church
Piedmont Baptist Church
Piedmont Christian Church
Preddy’s Creek Baptist Church
Rivanna Community Church
Rockfish Valley Baptist Church
Scottsville United Methodist Church
Southside Church of God
Springhill Baptist Church
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
St. Mark Lutheran Church
St. Nicholas Orthodox
St. Paul’s Episcopal Ivy
St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish
Tabor Presbyterian Church
The Point Church
Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Presbyterian Church
University Baptist Church
Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church

Without local CHURCHES, there is no Love In the Name of Christ

Partnering with LOVE INC of Charlottesville / Albemarle

We work with large, medium, and small churches and the level of support varies with each church. Love INC offers churches the opportunity for Christian service and outreach in our community. Obviously, the more elements of support a church offers, the more of our “neighbors in need” will be reached.

Levels of support vary between churches and size is not the distinguishing factor, ONLY the desire to minister to our neighbors. The more a church is involved, the more lives can be changed for Christ. We encourage churches to move to a deeper Partnership in which each church commits to joining other churches to provide volunteer and financial support for the operation of Love INC. We ask a church to:

  1. Introduce Love INC to the congregation
  2. Refer requests for help to the Love INC Clearinghouse
  3. Encourage church members to participate in the ministry of Love INC
  4. Organize church members to serve by using their gifts and abilities
  5. Accept referrals for help from the Love INC Clearinghouse to existing ministries
  6. Participate in the financial support of Love INC 
  7. Pray for Love INC, clients (neighbors in need), other partner churches, and for the unity in the body of Christ
  8. Appoint one or more Church Ministry Coordinator(s) (CMCs) to be the liaison(s) between the Clearinghouse and the congregation

The church may also want to:

  • Create a church or joint ministry to fill a gap of need in the community
  • Do follow-up visits to people who have received help through the Love INC Clearinghouse

How Love INC Serves Churches

Love INC Commits to:

  • Verify the legitimacy of needs through the Love INC screening process, 
  • Discover if those receiving assistance are already receiving help from other churches or agencies, 
  • Lessen the burden of any one church by rotating assistance requests among partner churches,
  • Help churches steward resources, and 
  • Coordinate volunteer efforts; thereby 
  • Decreasing mercy ministry administrative burdens on the Church.
  • Decide how to best help a person in need by discovering issues at a root level. 
  • Provide long-term, self-help solutions to those with chronic need. 
  • Provide specific, manageable opportunities for Churches to reach out with God’s love to people in need. 
  • Enable Churches to assist those outside of their own congregation. 
  • Offer a unified witness of God’s love to the community as Christian Churches work together. 

NOTE: Most ministries and agencies focus on the requested need of the individual. Love INC does not. Love INC focuses on the person!

Interested in joining our network of churches?