GREENFIELD — LoveINC of Greater Hancock County has heard the call, and it’s being called to grow.
The group, which acts as a clearinghouse and connector for the county’s large number of church outreach programs and ministries and area residents in need, has begun its search for a new home and will begin a new capital fundraising campaign to finance the move.
“Our organization has begun to feel the leading of the Holy Spirit to move on and get our own independent site,” said LoveINC board chairman Tom Ferguson.
Since 2005, the group has occupied modest office space in Greenfield, but it is now beginning to consider a subtle role shift to expand its impact.
“Everyone knows us as a clearinghouse organization,” said Brenda Rodgers, LoveINC executive director. “But the focus for me is to become more a church resource center, leaning more toward program help for each church.”
With more than 100 churches in the county, each with varying ministries and outreach services assisting those in need with most everything from shoes to furniture and appliances, there’s a real need to provide space and resources to support those ministries, Rodgers said.