WHO WE ARE

MISSION

To manifest the love of God by educating, equipping, and mobilizing volunteers to transform the city and the world.

VALUES

PROXIMITY
We believe that to create lasting change in Chicago and the world, it is necessary to get close to the people and places where there is suffering, inequality, injustice, and neglect. Jesus did not practice an arm’s length love, so neither do we.
LIVING JUSTLY > DOING JUSTICE
Doing Justice can quickly devolve into a one-off experience that often is more about us than those we seek to serve. It is seeing those in need as people we are called to fix. But Living Justly is personal, it’s long-term, it’s partnership. Living Justly is knowing that, server or served, we are all equally broken and crying out to God to fix us both.
MUTUAL BROKENNESS
We believe that just because someone’s struggles may be more visible than our own, does not mean they are more broken than we are. We serve all people – regardless of their status, identity, or circumstance – with humility and compassion.
INTEGRITY
We steward our resources wisely, we vet our partners, and we measure our impact. It is an honor to serve our brothers and sisters in Christ, so we create programs and invest in strategic partnerships that lead to sustainable solutions.

JOIN OUR TEAM

The Love Works planning team is made up of a diverse range of people who give of their time and talents to move our mission forward.

Share your gifts with us and become part of the Love Works team!