What is the benevolence fund?
The Benevolence Committee of New Life Community Church is charged with determining who is needy and defining what constitutes an emergency need according to Biblical standards. These benevolence funds come from the blessings that the Lord has given us and we are charged with being good stewards of it. Our decisions are made in accordance with the mandates of Scripture and the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Who does it serve?
The primary objective of the Benevolence Committee of New Life Community Church is to assist our members that are in need of emergency financial assistance. The benevolence fund serves those who have been members of New Life Community Church for six months or more, and are in emergency need of assistance due to unforeseen and/or unusual hardship. Other requests for assistance will be reviewed based upon the availability of funds.No benevolence is ever administered to relieve the consequence of sin. All benevolence is given to assist the recipient to help himself/herself work through their financial hardship with reasonable effort on their part. New Life Community Church will assist those in need in accordance to the Lord's will and therefore benevolence awards cannot be dictated by the urgency of circumstances.
Will it be a confidential process?
Every case is CONFIDENTIAL. The applicant must not discuss with others the specific amounts (if any) and the specific expenses (if any) that may have been awarded. Violating confidentiality may result in disqualification of any request submitted, now or in the future. New Life Community Church is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of each case. In that regard, we will attempt to only discuss the case between the Benevolence Committee members in order to reach a decision on our request. However, the applicant must understand, that in order to review, verify, and process the request, the committee may have to and is entitled to contact people outside of the team including but not limited to references, relatives, employers, ex-spouses, creditors, and pastors.
What qualifies for benevolence assistance?
The benevolence fund supports the following living necessities: Utilities (electricity, gas, water etc.) Rent Mortgage
When should I submit my application for assistance?
All requests should be made at least 10-14 days before invoice is due. After your application is received, it will be reviewed for eligibility. If eligible, your application will be processed by the benevolence committee for approval or denial of assistance.
Please note: The application process may take up to 7-10 business days to complete.Written documentation of all invoices must be attached to this application. Documentation must include date of invoice and current amount due/past due. If you are granted benevolence assistance, all checks will be made payable to the invoiced company and mailed directly to the business/company address provided. No exceptions. Cash requests will not be honored. All information provided will be verified prior to a committee decision being made. Amounts granted are based on the total amount requested and fiscal year constraints.
Proof of income may be requested as a part of the application process. Copies of all bills requesting to be paid MUST accompany the application submission