Need Help? Call the Love INC Help Line (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm) Text us at +1 (833) 926-0395 or call at (559) 224-9599 loveinc@esali.org

Helping churches help people for more than 40 years.

 

 

Our “Why”!

With every interaction, we build relationships, that lead people to Jesus through the local church.

Our Vision

 

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this… Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

~ Mark  12:29-31 (NIV)

Our Purpose: Love in Action

With 400+ “branch offices”,  and more than 100,000 people, the church is the largest company in our city. It is the only organization equipped with everything it needs to make a positive, lasting change in our community.

ESA/Love INC is a ministry hub—We help facilitate cooperation between local churches and ministries, agencies, and schools, to connect them to needy people in our community.

A Problem Solved

Churches have always helped people in need. Some help with food, some with clothing, some with recovery programs, home repairs, etc.  But before ESA/Love INC was founded, no one knew which churches helped with what, making much of this help inaccessible to those who need it most.

The Lord raised up ESA to help churches work together and organize their resources, so they’re more available and  better able to bless those in need.

 

The Love INC Help Line

Every two years, ESA/Love INC volunteers call every church in the Fresno area to find out what ministries they have to help people in need. We keep a database of these ministries, so when people fall on hard times, we know where to send them for help.

The Love INC Help Line works like a clearinghouse. People call asking for help (many are referred by churches) and we lovingly screen those requests to make sure they’re legitimate; then connect them with the closest church or ministry resource.

Our model of operations makes it possible to identify, validate, and connect people with genuine needs to those who are best suited to help. We envision a community of people who know that churches are full of caring and helpful neighbors they can turn to in times of need. 

Our methods help create connections between families and churches at every opportunity. Mobilizing congregations to serve others helps fulfill God’s two greatest commandments—loving Him and loving our neighbors.

The ESA/Love INC Story

How We Got Started

The ministry of ESA began in 1982, with a mission to mobilize Christian churches to serve the poor. In the early 1980’s, most churches were not directly involved in helping the poor. At best, they were paying para-church ministries to do this work. Back then, it was an exception to see a church directly involved with the poor.

Where We Are Now

Thanks to God, things have changed! Now it’s “normal” and expected that Christian churches be involved with people in need. Evangelical churches are now by far the most involved churches in our community, combining evangelism and social action. It is our passionate belief that Christians should reach out to people in need, like Jesus did. We are His followers and must follow Him in service to others.

Volunteer with ESA/Love INC

Do you have free time during the day? Would you like to do something to serve others? We are in need of volunteers to serve 3 hours per week answering phones for the Love INC Help Hotline. We also need volunteer receptionists to serve 3 hours per week in our ESA business office. Training and supervision are provided.

Ask About Volunteering

Mobilizing churches to transform lives…

Partner Churches

Volunteers Placed

Needs Met

We’ve helped…

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Get in Touch. Get Involved.

 Are you interested in volunteering with ESA/Love INC, or do you want to find out how to get your congregation involved with a Loving Our Neighbors program?  We would love to hear from you!

1300 E. Shaw Ave., #136 Fresno, CA 93710

Call Us: (559) 244-0105

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