The Benevolence Ministry at Faith & Grace Christian Fellowship exists to help the community in which we live and serve. Regular church attendees of FGCF may contact Pastor Nate or another member of the Board of Directors directly to obtain a copy of the member benevolence form. The non-member form is below.
Please note the following about our benevolence fund:
● Able-bodied men and women should be willing to pay back any financial assistance rendered. You may repay assistance with service or money. ● The primary objective of the Benevolence Ministry is to assist with the basic needs of food and shelter. ● Requests for Benevolence aid of $300.00 or more require review by the pastor and Board of Directors, which may take up to 14 days. ● No Benevolence assistance is ever administered to relieve the consequence of sin. (Luke 15:16-17) ● All Benevolence is given to assist the recipient to work through the problem. Benevolence is not intended to bail someone out of a situation. Those seeking assistance must also put forth an effort to resolve the situation. (Leviticus 19:9-10) ● All Benevolence checks will be made payable to the creditor (utility company, landlord, etc.) only, never to the recipient of the financial aid. ● The Benevolence Ministry at Faith & Grace Christian Fellowship is in place for the furthering the Kingdom of God. Galatians 2:10 tells us to help the needy. 1 Timothy 5 tells us we must discern who is truly in need. 2 Thessalonians 3:10 says, “If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.” ● Faith & Grace Christian Fellowship will assist people in need only in obedience to the Lord’s will and will not be influenced by the urgency of the circumstances. ● A follow-up is the responsibility of the person seeking Benevolence aid. ● Every case is confidential. Violating confidentiality may result in disqualification of any request submitted currently or in the future. ● Dishonesty may disqualify the request.
The form must be turned in in person to the pastor or a member of the Board.