The purpose of the Benevolence Fund is to provide financial aid for the necessities of life to an individual when needed. Legacy Chapel church members and those in close relationship to our church family are eligible to apply.
The Benevolence Fund is based upon scripture that says:
Acts 4:32-35: “Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all. Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, and laid them at the apostles’ feet; and they distributed to each as anyone had need.”
Galatians 6:2: “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
John 13:34-35: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
James 2:14-16: “What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and bulled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?”
**Not all who apply may receive financial aid or you may not receive the whole amount requested. Applicants are only eligible to apply and receive a gift once every three (3) months.**
What is the Benevolence Fund For?
Benevolence Fund gifts can only be used to meet primary and basic short-term needs which include, but are not limited to:
-Housing & Utility Expenses
-Loss of job (unable to collect unemployment)
-Small business owners who’ve lost income
What does the Benevolence Fund exclude?
Exclusions include, but not limited to:
-Education tuition fees
-Legal fees arising from criminal behavior
-Penalties from late payments or irresponsible actions
-Medical expenses for pets
-Phone and Internet Bills
Click below to apply for consideration to receive a financial gift from our Benevolence Fund
Please know, not all who apply are eligible to receive a gift. (Please read the inclusions and exclusions above) Once you apply, you will be contacted within three days with the next steps.