Redemptive Compassion Training in February

  • Redemptive Compassion Training Seminar 
  • Saturday, February 23rd 2019, from 9AM to 4PM
  • Cost $20 *Includes Lunch
  • Hosted at Sunrise Baptist Church (Fellowship Hall)
  • Speaker: Shannon Williamson, Executive Director of Love INC
  • To Register please email

What to expect:  training on how the Church is called to holistically help people in need.  This training will use Redemptive Compassion Training content in an interactive seminar style class. You will learn core principles and concepts necessary for holistic transformation; grapple with real case studies in a round-table setting with guided discussions. Redemptive Compassion Training escorts you on a journey into the humility and wisdom of loving others well.

Redemptive Compassion® study guide book offers a biblical perspective on how the Church is called to holistically help people in need. This training content was developed from fifteen years of working daily with people who are struggling with needs; it includes real case studies and applies effective principles for helping. The book is authored by Lois Tupyi and is accompanied by free online training video clips of Lois speaking into these issues.

If you find the following questions unsettling, Redemptive Compassion is for you. Why do so many of the commonly-used methods seem so ineffective in reducing ongoing need and bringing transformation? Many people are trapped in a crippling lifestyle of poverty and crisis and dependency; what causes this and why are our responses not working? How do we help the right way?

Redemptive Compassion employs 6 core principles:

  • Everyone has value
  • We are called to invest relationally in each other
  • Everyone has capacity and potential
  • Mutual participation is important
  • We must use wisdom and discernment
  • Serve in ways that transform

Thank You Fall Fundraiser 2018 Sponsors and Donors!

Thank you to our business sponsors, partner churches,
and all those who participated in our annual fundraiser, Mercy Triumphs!

You supported Love INC with your prayers, your donations, your volunteer work, and by your presence and enthusiasm at the event, and we are very grateful to you and to our Lord Jesus Christ. We enjoyed an evening of fellowship, music, food and fun with many of our favorite people. It was a successful evening that moves us forward into the new year. You made it possible for Love INC to continue its ministry of mobilizing churches to help our neighbors in need in 2019.

May God richly bless you,

Whatcom Love INC Staff, Board and Volunteers

Volunteer Orientation For Women’s Cold Weather Shelter


Samish Way Coalition and Fountain Community Church are partnering with the Lighthouse Mission Drop-in Center to provide extended shelter for women who are homeless. The Lighthouse Mission is functioning at max capacity and numbers of those in need have increased significantly. Beginning December 1, Fountain Community Church and The Samish Way Coalition will be opening the cold weather shelter for women, and they’re looking for volunteers to help. There are a number of volunteer spots…including driving, greeting, serving meals, overnight, and cleaning. More details are covered at the required orientation/training. Volunteers will all have background checks performed.

 Anyone interested in learning more about volunteering to help during the winter months is asked to attend one of the three following orientation and training times listed below. Orientation / Training is located at Fountain Community Church** For more information you can email Rick at

 Orientation / Training Times:

·       November 8th, 7PM orientation with Mayor Kelli (fellowship hall or auditorium)

·       November 10th, 10am orientation (fellowship hall)

·       November 27th, 7pm orientation (fellowship hall or auditorium)


Employment Opening at Love INC

Dear Friends, Love INC is now hiring and accepting applications for the following staff position:

Call Center Coordinator
  • 20 hours, Mon-Thur 8:30-1:30 pm, $12-14 DOE.
  • Applications accepted through June 22, 2018.
  • Please submit both application and resume either in person, by mail or email; but if by mail then post date no later than June 20th.
  • Position description and employment application are posted on our website at

Thank you for joining us at Poverty Reconsidered Event

Thank you for joining us last Saturday morning for Poverty Reconsidered: Christ, Charity, and the Effective Helper. We were delighted you could attend! We hope you found the content helpful in better understanding how to view poverty and how to interact with those in poverty so that transformation happens mutually. Our thanks also to those of you who gave us helpful feedback. I pray that the training was insightful, informative, enjoyable and equipping! We had a great turnout of more than 150 people. I’m very grateful to the seven different nonprofits who joined us who weekly serve struggling community members. Thanks for coming out to be a part of this training event!
If you would like to learn more about the culture of poverty and how to interact with people living in a poverty culture, I recommend the upcoming training called “Poverty IQ” put on by Trudy Shuravloff of the Whatcom Dream coming up Saturday, July 8th from 9 am-Noon. Event will be held at Roosevelt Community Church 1710 Kentucky st Bellingham. Call Trudy to register. 360 319 3759. $40.00 suggested donation. Go to for more information.

Nonprofit Prayer Gathering

On March 15, 2017, we are inviting all nonprofit boards and all staff to join us at The Firs Conference Center, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for a time of united worship and prayer, followed by a lunch catered by The Firs. This is a hosted lunch sponsored by a Christian businessman who is delighted to bless you in this way. Asking nonprofit workers to RSVP to or call Love INC for more information at 715-1175.

We value prayer, unity, transformation, and following Christ’s examples of loving others and especially caring for those in need. This will be a time for Christians working in local nonprofits to unite in prayer and exalt Jesus Christ as Lord and seek His face to shine on our city.

Let us lift our hearts and hands to God in heaven. Lamentations 3:41



Meet our new Executive Director

With thanksgiving, the Love INC board has announced the appointment of Shannon Williamson to serve as Executive Director. Shannon comes to us most recently as a ministry team member and intern supervisor for the Light of the World Prayer Center for the past seven years.  Other duties at the Prayer Center have included teaching, vision setting and communication to supporters.

In making its nomination, the Board recognized Shannon as a person with deep faith, excellent communication skills, understanding of poverty, and experience in non-profit ministry leadership.   She is committed to a firm grounding in prayer and is keen to engage “hands-on” to achieve Love INC goals.