Love In the Name of Christ of Boone County
is a unique network of churches and agencies that respond to needs of ordinary people who need HOPE in the midst of a difficult time in life. As Christians, we believe that genuine hope comes from a relationship with Jesus Christ. (I Peter 1:3-4) Unexpected events like the loss of a job, a serious health diagnosis, a failed relationship, or a major home repair can sometimes cause major disruptions to normal life. Hundreds of volunteers are mobilized to care for and walk with people through these challenging times.
Our Mission: To mobilize the Church to transform lives and communities In the Name of Christ.
The first Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) was founded in 1977 by a Christian social worker in Holland, Michigan. Love INC now has 134 affiliates in 29 states.
In February 2005, Pastor Dean DeVries made a presentation to the Boone County Ministerial Association to consider starting a Love In the Name of Christ affiliate in Boone County. A Steering Committee was formed and in March 2007 the first Board of Directors meeting was held.
The Boone County Clearinghouse officially opened in September 2008 to accept calls for assistance. Today more than 40 churches throughout Boone County partner with Love INC to reach out to assist people with needs and to do so In the Name of Christ.