Benevolence Application

Bible-Based Fellowship Church has established a Benevolence Fund to be used to assist church members who are in dire financial need.  For the Bible Based Fellowship family, we affirm that our charge is to provide a holistic ministry, which from time to time may involve using church funds to help a member in need.  In an attempt to remove any favoritism from the process of determining a “valid” need, we have prepared the following guidelines.  Please review the following guidelines and feel free to contact the church’s Administrative Office should you have any questions.

Purpose
The purpose of this endeavor is to enable the church to provide financial assistance to individuals who are in need on an urgent basis.  Funds may not be applicable to all urgent cases, especially for those who have “other” financial options.  The church has the right to disapprove the request and may consider providing help other than monetary support.  The fund will assist with the necessities of life including but not limited to rent, mortgage, utilities, etc.

Eligibility
All applicants must be a member of the Bible Based Fellowship Church for at least one year prior to submitting an application, attend worship services on a regular basis, support the church financially through regular giving-tithes and offering.

Application Process
A member may apply for assistance no more than once in a twelve month period.  The maximum financial award is five hundred dollars ($500.00) per year.  Once an application has been submitted, the application will be given to the Benevolence Committee and they will review and decide upon that application within a maximum period of five business days.  It is possible that the panel may require additional information in order to make a fair decision.  In ALL cases, the applicant will be required to submit proof of need (e.g., eviction notice, turn off notice, etc.)  Once the committee has made a decision, the applicant will be notified by e-mail.

Should the request be approved, the Bible-Based Fellowship Church will prepare a check payable to the third party agency to which the payee is not to be a third party (e.g., utility company, landlord, or government agency)  In ALL cases, the Bible Based Fellowship Church reserves the right to award an amount less than the amount requested.

All applicants are considered on a first come, first serve basis and as funds are available.

Bible Based Fellowship, Inc., it's Pastor, Officers, Agents, Employees and Members are hereby released, forever discharged, and held harmless from any and all liability, claims, or demands for personal injury, sickness or death, as well as property damage and expenses of any nature whatsoever which may be incurred while the applicant's request is being reviewed, approved, and/or denied.  Furthermore, requester hereby agrees to hold harmless and indemnify said Bible Based Fellowship Inc., it's Pastor, Officers, Agents, Employees and Members for any financial liability sustained by said acts of the aforementioned Bible Based Fellowship Inc. parties.

 

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