What is a Relational Ministry?
Everything we do at Love INC is relational. Working with churches, individuals, families, businesses, other ministries, and agencies, we believe our focus should be on the relationships built with everyone we meet.
Relational ministries at Ozark Mountain Country Love INC utilize five modes of outreach.
The foundation of our existence, the clearinghouse serves partner churches by:
- Receiving calls for assistance
- Accessing the authenticity of requests received
- Referring to existing resources, including the church
- Following up
“It was so nice to find a caring voice on the other end of the phone.”
“People often say they are praying for my family, but no one has ever prayed with me before.”
Gap Ministries help mobilize churches to work together to meet unmet needs in the community not currently being addressed by agencies, government, or other churches.
“The groceries we received helped us be able to pay our rent this month.”
“The gas cards couldn’t have come at a better time. I ran out of gas across the streeet from the station. God has perfect timing.”
Through local churches, Love INC seeks to transform the lives of people in chronic need through caring relationships, classes, and training opportunities. This goal is met by organizing and equipping church members to assist individuals and families desiring to move toward self-sufficiency. Classes typically last 1-3 months and include budgeting, goal-setting, and a level of accountability.
“This class was all the stuff we never learned in school or at home about budgeting.”
“We paid our bills; we just never had a budget or a savings and couldn’t have explained where our money went. Now we can!”
Comprehensive Transformational Ministry
This program expands the Transformational Ministry to provide training and support for an extended period of time (usually a year or more) to help families fully understand and overcome financial stress. CTM offers skills training, mentoring, goal-setting, and spiritual and emotional support. Resources are available through the Clearinghouse and Gap Ministries.
“The weekly mentoring didn’t just help with our finances. It saved our marriage.”
“We not only paid off our debts, we were able to buy a house!”
Community Transformational Ministry
This ministry organizes and coordinates efforts within the community to address existing issues and needs, and is an effective wy for Christians to become engaged with people in need. Currently OMC Love INC coordinates:
- The Stone County School Readiness Fair
- Stone and Taney County Holiday Assistance including: Shop with a Hero, Holiday Adoptions, Toys for Tots Toy Store
Thy Will Be Done
To mobilize the Church in Stone and Taney County to transform lives and communities In the Name of Christ.