Archive for January 25, 2014

Jan 25

Ministry Fair Preview – Love INC. (In the Name of Christ)

2014 | by Clint | Category: Local,Love INC,Mission Opportunity

The annual DSC Ministry Fair is this coming Sunday.  Look for opportunities after both services in the youth room to “Serve the Church,” “Serve the City,” and “Serve the World.”  We’d like to encourage each member of DSC to head into the youth room on Sunday, talk to a few ministries, and pick one to really invest in for 2014.  Where will you serve in 2014?

Read below for a preview of Love INC. (In the Name of Christ), one of our Local Mission strategic partnerships.

Associate Pastor Adam Kane of one of our Gospel Coalition sister churches says the following of their growing partnership with Love INC.:

“Our church has been working with Love INC for several years now and we have found that our service with them is responsible, Christ centered and truly helpful to those in need. We also really appreciate their desire to mobilize God’s chosen vessel, the Church as apposed to being content as para-church organization serving. We as a church are more effectively reaching our city due in part to our partnership with Love INC.”  – Pastor Adam Kane, Hope E.V. Free Church

We want our partnership with Love INC to grow.  They do a great job of helping those in real material need, including helping churches across the city assess and validate the real needs out there.

One way you can immediately help us grow this partnership is by helping with our upcoming “Money and Me” basics budgeting course that we are offering to folks that attended the Christmas store last month.  Sixty folks who attended the Christmas store signed up for this two session workshop on basic budgeting to help stretch those last few dollars.

Our prayer is that as folks take this course, they will feel loved by us, and ultimately by our Savior Jesus Christ, who first loved us, and calls us to love all people.  And what we need are folks to help us execute the course in February (20th at 6:30PM and 22nd at 9AM) and by signing up to be a mentor to one of the course participants.  Mentors meet with the class participant once per month for six months in order to encourage them to stick to the budget they will develop during the workshop.  All the while our hope is that a real friendship develops so that further service and ministry might develop as well.

Check out this video to get an idea of how Love INC is using stewardship and budgeting courses to help folks change their circumstances, all in the Name of Christ (INC).