Benevolence Ministry

"Bear one another burdens and so fulfill the Law of Christ"   - Galatians 6:2

PURPOSE of the Benevolence Ministry

The purpose of the Benevolence Ministry is to assist members and friends of the Batesville Christian Church with unexpected short-term financial needs that cannot otherwise be met. Other members of the community will be directed to the Batesville Ministry Association (BAMA) per BAMA's request. Examples of needs may include, but are not limited to:

  • mortgage/rent payments
  • utilities
  • food
  • medical
  • and other short-term living expenses

Assistance provided as benevolence is intended to be a one-time gift. The funding of this Ministry is through the annual church budget and designated gifts to Benevolence.

PROCESS of the Benevolence Ministry

  1. Download and complete a Benevolence Request Form.

  2. Email, mail, or drop off the completed Benevolence Request Form to the church office.

  3. The completed form will be forwarded to the Benevolence Ministry Team for review. The Ministry may consider recommendations from anyone, but in no event is the Ministry bound to honor the recommendation.

  4. After an amount of time appropriate to conduct research into the request, the request must be approved by a simple majority vote of the Benevolence Ministry Team members .

  5. A designated member of the Benevolence Ministry Team will notify the applicant of its decision.