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Mission, Core Values & Beliefs

We at Love in Action enjoy being part of helping churches and local businesses meet the basic needs of families in our community. Even more than that, we are grateful to have the opportunity to connect people with Christians who can in turn introduce them to Jesus Christ – who is the greatest gift of all.

​We hope and pray that the ministry of Love in Action will give people a little glimpse of Jesus’ love so that they will truly want to know Him, and will ultimately choose to receive Him as their Lord and Savior. We feel very blessed to join with our community in this effort.

​Love in Action is not a “handout”. Our primary objective is always to assist people to move towards self-sufficiency. We want to educate our clients about all they can do for themselves and all they can do with their lives in service to others as well. We take this position for a number of reasons.

​First, we believe it supports the dignity of the person seeking help. Secondly, we believe it is irresponsible to perpetuate a cycle of helplessness. Thirdly, we believe it to be good stewardship. We want to “teach people to fish rather than give them the fish”. We want to be the bridge for people into both a better spiritual life and one of economic self-sufficiency.

Mission Statement

A Christ-Centered ministry transforming lives by empowering people to thrive.

“We want to teach people to fish rather than give them the fish.” – Love in Action

Core Values

WE value:

  • Living out the two great commandments of loving God and loving our neighbors.
  • Continually maturing in our capacity to empower people to thrive.
  • Collaboration with churches, organizations and agencies as partners in our ministry.
  • Prayer as an integral part of who we are.
  • Following Christ’s example of respecting the dignity of all people.
  • Transformation in the lives of people.

WE believe in/that:

  • Modelling excellence in all we do.
  • Showing compassion in all situations without doing harm.
  • Creating a way out of the cycle of poverty.
  • Every person struggles with some form of poverty.

Statement of Faith

We, the entire leadership of Love in Action, commit ourselves without reservation to the statement of belief as herein set forth:

  • We believe Holy Scripture to be the Word of God inspired by the Holy Spirit
  • We believe in the Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
  • We believe in the Virgin Birth and the Deity of Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, who is also Son of Man, with two distinct natures in one Person forever
  • We believe the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ on the cross made atonement for the sin of the world, sufficient for all who repent and believe
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ
  • We believe that man was originally created in the image of God and fell into sin through the first Adam
  • We believe that we are saved through Christ. Our actions, our works, flow from our redemption in Christ and the presence of the Holy Spirit within us
  • We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells all who receive Jesus Christ as both Savior and Lord and guides our journey of faith
  • We believe that the church is the body of Christ
  • We believe Christians are called to witness for Christ and to preach the Gospel to all nations