Redemption Compassion Training

Redemptive Compassion

Sunday evenings, September 23, 30, Oct 7, at 6pm-7:30pm

Hosted at Northwest Baptist Church

Facilitated by Shannon Williamson, Executive Director of Love INC

What to expect: 3 weeks of 90-minute training sessions 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® study guide book offers a biblical perspective on how the Church is called to holistically help people in need. The book is authored by Lois Tupyi and is accompanied by free online training video clips of Lois speaking into these issues. This is a great educational resource for churches to use as they work through how to live out Christ’s holistic love for the needy with wisdom.

Redemptive Compassion® training content, based on the book, is a biblical philosophy covering how we can offer holistic help to those we serve. This training content developed from over fifteen years of working daily with people who find themselves struggling with needs in their life; it includes real case studies and applies effective principles for helping.

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?
  • Many people are trapped in a crippling lifestyle of poverty and crisis and dependency; what causes this and why is poverty so complex? Is this God’s desire for them? If not, how do we help the right way?
  • We are facing critical times in America, and the Church has an unprecedented opportunity to step to the forefront of addressing need. Will we be ready when the time comes? And more importantly, will we understand what God has biblically called us to do when the opportunity arises?
  • To learn more about Redemptive Compassion Study Guide, go to: http://redemptivecompassion.org/wp/study/

City Service Event – Graffiti Clean-up

Graffiti Cleanup 2018

We have an opportunity to serve the city of Bellingham on August 19th. We have a morning group at 9-11 am and an afternoon group at 3-4:30 pm (the afternoon group has been canceled). Graffiti Street clean up and sometimes helping with yard work if it’s a problem spot. This is a great way to bless our city code officers. Do you want to join us for this City Service Event? Do you have a church group, small group, youth group or family group who would like to get out this summer and serve the city through this graffiti clean-up project?

Registration required for this event so we can be prepared for your participation. Email shannon@whatcomloveinc.org with questions. Hope to see you there!

Register Now for City Service Event – Graffiti Clean-up

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 https://www.whatcomloveinc.org/home/employment-opportunities

Poverty Reconsidered 2018: Christ, Charity, and the Effective Helper

Saturday, June 2nd, 9AM to Noon, Free
at CTK Bellingham

“An interactive seminar for people wanting to address the multifaceted aspects of poverty from a Biblical perspective. It will highlight the toxic effects some charity can have on the people it’s meant to benefit, deepen your understanding of the root causes of poverty here in Whatcom County, and then grapple with the solutions.”

Better Together Breakfast, Tomorrow Morning

Celebrating One Year!

Better Together Breakfast will gather again tomorrow morning, Wednesday September 20, 2017, 7-8 AM hosted at Over Easy restaurant (next to Trader Joe’s) at 2430 James Street. This month’s meeting marks one full year of this wonderful prayer and networking breakfast for Christian leaders of local nonprofits. This event has been a great source of encouragement for nonprofit workers as it creates opportunity for unity, corroboration, information sharing, friendship and support.

If you are a leading staff person at a local nonprofit and would like to gather for networking and prayer with others, please join us tomorrow morning Better Together Breakfasts this Wednesday morning 7 AM at Over Easy.  To RSVP, please email melissa@whatcomloveinc.org to let us know how many are coming from your organization. Thank you!

 

Invite: Breakfast is hosted by A Future and A Hope Foundation. Invitation is extended to the leadership staff of non-profits and welcomes 2 people per organization. 

Love INC 7th Annual Fall Fundraiser: Uniting Hearts in Harvest 

Announcing Whatcom Love INC 7th Annual Fall Fundraiser: Uniting Hearts in Harvest 

Please mark your calendars for this special event! Friday evening, October 13, 2017, from 6-8 pm at Bellingham Covenant Church.

Join us for delicious appetizers & desserts, live auction, paddle raise & entertainment in support of this local nonprofit and ministry of serving community members in need.

Ticket Cost: $35    Please purchase your tickets by Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

Have any questions, wish to sponsor or host a table? Contact Shannon Williamson by email: Shannon@whatcomloveinc.org or call 360-715-1175

Love INC bridges the gap, connecting those in need to the local resources available. For the past 28 years we have had the joy of partnering with area Christian churches and volunteers, bringing holistic help to the needy. Love INC provides opportunities for individuals to help others, offering their resources in service in ways that are legitimate, meaningful and manageable. When calling Love INC, discouraged people of all faiths and lifestyles are welcomed warmly and treated with dignity; those feeling helpless are empowered to be part of their own solutions. Our clients may receive transportation assistance, financial coaching, household repairs, assistance with work-related needs, and referrals to many kinds of resources.

The goal of this auction is to raise sufficient funds to continue in our vision of uniting Christian churches in living out their faith by serving people in need in their communities. The theme this year is “Uniting Hearts in Harvest.” When you partner with Love INC you are joining together with other community members to serve our neighbors in need. We each can make a difference in the lives of others, but we can make a greater impact united rather than divided. We need your help! Come be a part of the harvest!

Please join us Friday evening, October 13, 2017, from 6-8 pm at Bellingham Covenant Church. Contact Shannon Williamson with interest in reserving a spot. Contact by email: Shannon@whatcomloveinc.org or call 360-715-1175.