Dear Love INC Community,

2016-09-06With the ending of summer and a new school year just beginning, mixed emotions of excitement and anxiety are settling in for many of us.

Whether you’re a teacher, student or a proud parent, one thing is for sure: everyone is hoping this upcoming year becomes one marked by incredible growth and transformation.

In many ways, Love INC is experiencing the same feelings and rhythms associated with a changing over of the seasons. With our recent relocation and leadership transition underway, we are getting acquainted with new “classrooms” and a new “teacher”! It has been both challenging and rewarding. We can’t help but believe that God is on the move, turning over a new chapter in His plan to transform our lives and this community In the Name of Christ.

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As we yearn for transformation this year, I am reminded of the simple truth that the only agent of lasting transformation is the gospel. You never “graduate” from the knowledge that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins and rose from the dead. The apostle Paul understood this best and we would do well to approach this changing season with the same mindset:

“When I first came to you, dear brothers and sisters, I didn’t use lofty words and impressive wisdom to tell you God’s secret plan. For I decided that while I was with you I would forget everything except Jesus Christ, the one who was crucified.  I came to you in weakness—timid and trembling. And my message and my preaching were very plain. Rather than using clever and persuasive speeches, I relied only on the power of the Holy Spirit.  I did this so you would trust not in human wisdom but in the power of God.”- 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

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Love INC’s mission is to mobilize the Church to transform lives and our communities In the Name of Christ. While we accomplish so many good works in our ministry, it helps to remember that only Jesus can truly make that transformation happen.

As we enter into another year of unchartered territory together, eager to learn and grow as much as we can, let us remember that without Jesus our work is in vain. Join Love INC as we remember to rely on the power of God to transform our hearts and minds to serve our amazing community.

Serving together,

Heath Placek

Interim Executive Director