Since 2004, Love In the Name of Christ (INC) of the Newberg Area has worked with local churches and Christians to serve thousands of families and individuals in need here in the Newberg area.



The Clearinghouse is the main hub and office space for Love INC. Through the Clearinghouse we:

  • Receive requests for help

  • Screen the requests for extent of need and legitimacy

  • Refer the requests to a local church ministry or community agency

Love INC is the body of Christ working together to empower and transform lives!

gap ministries

Love INC strives to fill gaps in services and resources in the community by helping local churches develop ministries that meet tangible needs in our area without duplication.

This is the foundation of Love INC and the best way to introduce people in need to your church and the love of Christ!


  • Bus Passes

  • Three Clothes Closets

  • Community dinners five nights each week

  • Diapers

  • H.U.G.S.S. – Hats, Umbrellas, Gloves, Scarves, Socks

  • Kitchen Set-up

  • Linen Closet

  • Non-Food Pantry

  • Over the Counter Meds

  • Shear Joy Haircuts

  • Wood Ministry

Relational Ministry

The Love INC Relational Ministry program is a place where participants attend a 45 minute class on money management or life skills, then spend 45 minutes in one-on-one or group discussion/mentoring with a volunteer mentor.

Incentives are given for attendance such as gas cards, bus passes and utility gift cards. If a participant has fulfilled all requirements of each term, they are eligible to receive $1 for $1 matching on a debt repayment or savings goal.

The classes offered usually range from Money Management (required), Nutrition, Building Healthy Relationships, Alpha and Job Skills.

These classes happen every Thursday night between 6:30PM and 8:00PM at Newberg Christian Church.


  • Shoulders to lean on for spiritual support and encouragement

  • Gain valuable knowledge in many topics

  • Build relationships with members of your community

  • Childcare provided

I want to thank you for providing the funds for this program to help me get ahead on my debt. It brings me so much closer to my goal of paying this debt off and I appreciate all your help. Thank you!
— Maria, Relational Ministry participant

Newberg Community Shelter

The mission of the Newberg Community Shelter is to provide women with a safe home and opportunities to achieve stability.

Studies show that lasting life transformation happens when people engage in new relationships that model health and mutual respect. The consistent presence of a varied pool of Christ followers in the lives of the women we serve is powerful when combined with the positive case management Love INC staff provides.

The Newberg Community Shelter provides opportunities for Christians to put feet to their faith and use their God-given gifts, talents and resources to make a difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our community.


If you or someone you know could benefit from joining our community of shelter guests, please call (503) 537-3999 to find out if there is an opening.