Anna Uranday

Clearinghouse Coordinator

clearinghouse@loveincbakersfield.org

OUR STAFF

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to mobilize local churches to

transform lives and communities

In the Name of Christ.


OUR VISION


To see Christian churches united in purpose

and fully engaged in actively living out their faith

by lovingly serving people in need in their communities.


OUR CORE VALUES

· We are Christian. Everything we think, say, and do is in the name of Christ.

· Prayer is an integral part of who we are.

· We follow Christ’s example of valuing people in need.

· We value unity of the Body of Christ.

· We value transformation in the lives of people and communities.

· We value churches living out the two great commandments to love God and love their neighbors.

· We value building Christ-like relationships. · We value the connectedness of the Love INC movement.

· We model excellence.

· We value continually maturing in our capacity to meet people’s needs.



WHAT DOES LOVE INC DO?

Love INC’s primary purpose is serving churches. While we could share countless stories of families we have been able to help, those families are generally not helped specifically by Love INC, rather we coordinate help for them. The vision and mission of Love INC is to help unite the body of Christ in our community by being a clearinghouse that connects people in need with churches and Christian non-profits who have a passion to fill that need. One place may have a food pantry, another may have a baby pantry, while another may have individuals who would be willing to work for families that need home or auto repairs, etc. No one church, or organization can take care of all the needs of a community, but together, the Body of Christ is well equipped! That said, these same churches don’t have the time or resources needed to check into every stated need and verify that it is legitimate. Because my husband and I have been pastors for quite some time, I understand firsthand the need to protect the church and its resources. I can’t tell you how many times individuals have called, emailed, or dropped by our church looking for help. As a minister, the heart’s leaning is to always give to people in need. As a good steward, wisdom requires that we protect the resources God has provided. How is a church staff supposed to know if someone’s story is legitimate? That’s where Love INC steps in! Churches ask individuals to call us. In turn, we do the work of asking the hard questions of what, why, when, how, and who? Oftentimes, we make phone calls, and request documentation, to verify a story and a stated need. Why? Because, the fact is, resources are always limited. We want to assist the church in distributing its resources responsibly and lovingly. In every scenario possible, we make sure that families receiving  a resource or service understands that the need is being met by the church – not Love INC. It is hugely important to us that we point families to a church, or Christian organization, every single time. Our hope is to create connections between families and churches at every opportunity. We might be able to coordinate food for a family that will feed their body, but ultimately, we want to facilitate a connection that with feed their spirit with the Living Hope that is Christ! Of course, there are times that a need goes beyond what a church, or Christian organization, might offer. In those times, we work with other non-profits, who might have different resources available. Our desire is to show love to families, while protecting, and lifting up the ministry of the Body of Christ! We do the hard part so they can do the heart part! It’s a beautiful partnership and I am beyond proud to be a part of something so impacting!

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Love In the Name of Christ, Bakersfield CA

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