About Love INC Heartland

Love In the Name of Christ Heartland is a partnership of nearly 30 churches in parts of Wright County Minnesota. Established in 2005, we are committed to coming alongside our neighbors in need and helping them live their God-given potential.

What Is Love In the Name of Christ?

Love In the Name of Christ is a proven model that networks local churches, church volunteers, and community organizations together to help people in need. Through Love INC, churches are mobilized to work together, across denominational lines, to provide coordinated help to struggling neighbors. All Love INCs provide basic needs such as food and clothing through generous donations, while more established Love INC ministries also provide services such as mentoring, life skills training, and/or transitional housing programs.

Communities We Serve

At Love INC-Heartland, we serve the communities of Cokato, Corcoran, Dassel, Delano, Greenfield, Howard Lake, Independence, Loretto, Lyndale, Maple Plain, Mayer, Montrose, Rockford, Watertown, Waverly, and Winsted.

We are one of many affiliates under the umbrella of Love INC National.

Without Love INC

Love INC Heartland

Churches serve their communities in different ways. One church may have a food pantry program while another helps with personal care items. When care is not coordinated, needs can be overlooked or duplicated, and people are not served in a holistic matter.

With Love INC

Love INC Heartland

Love INC fosters collaboration and organizes holistic care to help churches serve their neighbors through resources and relationships. By networking churches together, each church is able to lean into their strengths, knowing that their neighbors will be cared for by the body of Christ within their community.

Statement of Faith: The Apostles’ Creed

Love INC is a partnership of diverse local churches. We use the Apostles’ Creed as our unifying statement of faith.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended to the dead.

On the third day He rose again.

He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Statement On Scripture

Love In the Name of Christ has adopted the following Statement on Scripture:

Love In the Name of Christ identifies only the Old Testament* and the New Testament, commonly known as the Bible, as Holy Scripture. Love INC acknowledges, as do Christian churches of all traditions, that the canon is closed, thereby excluding any additional writings from the past or present.

*Love INC recognizes that the Old Testament canon is defined differently among Protestants, Catholics, and Orthodox. Nevertheless, all three traditions hold that Scripture consists of the Old and New Testaments, and the canon is closed.

Our Mission

To mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities In the Name of Christ.

Our Vision

To see Christian churches united in purpose and fully engaged in actively living out their faith by lovingly serving people in need in their communities.

Leadership & Board of Directors

  • Dennis Gilbertson – Chair
  • Angie Green – Secretary
  • Jill Belland
  • Pastor Chad Koppes
  • Brian Marketon – Vice Chair
  • Mary Neff – Treasurer 

Executive Director

  • Jim Holmlund – Phone: (763) 999-7630