At Love INC of Greater Hancock County (#loveincghc), we envision a community transformed by faith – where Christian churches are united in purpose and fully engaged in actively living out their faith by lovingly serving people in need in Greater Hancock County.
One of our core principles is UNITY. As we use that term we do not intend for it to mean ” the state of being in full agreement” (Merriam-Webster) but rather “continuity without deviation or change (as in purpose or action)” (Merriam-Webster). As to purpose, all Christians are one under the authority of God with the single purpose of bringing Him glory and furthering His kingdom. Likewise we can all act in accord as we fulfill the second greatest command: loving our neighbors as ourselves.
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity. — Psalms 133:1 Make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. — Philippians 4:2
Ephesians 6:12 “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Those powers of this dark world, our secular society, would love to divide the body of Christ. As we allow our ranks to be categorized and labelled we enable those false rulers to weaken our message. Terms such as conservative vs. liberal, fundamentalist, evangelical, etc. are dividers and serve to dilute the one message we all share – the Lordship of Christ.
Leadership means seeking out common ground and unifying actions that can transform communities – one heart and one mind at a time.