Love In the Name of Christ – Love INC of the Black Hills

Life INC FAQ

Life INC FAQ & Promo Material

Where does Life INC meet?


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We meet on three separate weeknights in three different locations in Rapid City, and on Thursday nights in Sturgis.  

Class Schedule for 2017

  • Winter, Spring and Fall Quarters:  Mondays in Rapid Valley, Tuesdays in South Rapid, and Thursdays in West Rapid.
  • Summer Quarter: Tuesdays, June 13 to August 15.  Both the Summer Speaker Series and Life INC Classes are offered.

Who can attend?

Anyone who wants to apply themselves and make some changes in their life is welcome to attend. Your religious beliefs do not matter. Please know that the volunteers and staff who work in the program believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior and we are forthcoming about our beliefs.

Who does the teaching?

Volunteers from area churches are the instructors for each class. Many have received extra levels of training in the area in which they provide instruction. Most have experienced the pains and strains of making their own lives better, and want to pass along the ideas that worked for them.

What is offered for kids?

Child care is offered each week on site while adults are in their classes. There is a short presentation about God and His love for us for those in the elementary and middle school groups, followed by activity time. Infants and toddlers get supervised play time. The child care team of Christian volunteers is coordinated by a paid staff person. All volunteers are screened with a criminal background check before being allowed to serve.

What about bad weather on class night?

We make a decision by 3pm on the day of class if the weather is poor. We will call all participants to let them know we are canceling. You can also call our office after 3pm on the day of class to inquire (718-5683 press 2).

History/Philosophy

Sometimes life can spiral out of control. No-one should have to walk through the changes alone. Life INC uses a philosophy of providing a safe, nurturing environment for people who want to improve their circumstances. Christian volunteers act out their faith by donating time to serve meals, provide child care, teach classes, donate groceries and diapers for the food pantry, be a mentor, and be prayer warriors.

We do not provide a hand out to our participants. Instead, we work to encourage the dignity of all people by allowing participants to graciously accept a hand up. This means that all class participants are expected to:

1) Do any homework assigned to them by their instructor or mentor,

2) Arrive on time, and

3) Fully participate in class.

Life INC began in late 2005 with one class, Financial Freedom. Organizers quickly realized that peoples’ issues with debt were just the tip of the iceberg. Everyone has changes that need to be made in their lives. So, additional classes were created. Today we have a full suite of 8 class choices for people. Depending on what is most troublesome in your life, you may find it more helpful to begin in one area, and transition to others as you grow and change.

What if I can’t make it this week?

Please call the Love INC office (718-5683) by 3:30pm on the day of class. Leave a message for the Life INC Coordinator press 2 if no-one answers the phone.

What does it take to graduate from a class?

  • You are only allowed to miss 1 session if your class runs for 9 weeks.
  • With the 7 weeks Common Sense Parenting class, you may only miss 1 week and you must go to Catholic Social Services to make it up.

How do I get to work with a mentor?

Financial mentors are offered after you graduate from Financial Freedom or Money 101. You are also required to take another class while you work with your mentor. You will indicate your interest in the mentoring program on the 8th week of class.

Why is there no charge for the classes?

As Christians, we strongly believe that we are to help others who are in need. We volunteer our time and our services because it is the right thing to do, and because Christ gave so much for us. We want the Life INC classes to be available to anyone who wants to put forth the energy to change their life for the better.

Which agencies partner with Life INC?

You can find us here

Love INC of the Black Hills
Mail: PO Box 3255, Rapid City, SD 57709
Office: 140 North St, Rapid City, SD 57701
Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Mon-Fri
Phone: (605) 718-5683
Fax: (605) 716-4963

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