Benevolence Ministry at Grace
Grace Bible Church financially supports those members of our community who meet our requirements for financial assistance. For years, our church has annually conducted a special (and sacrificial) offering to help fund this ministry. We are thankful for this opportunity to love and serve Christ and you through your coming to see us for assistance. While we cannot promise to help you in exactly the ways you believe you need help, we do promise to listen to what you have to say, to pray with and for you, and to do our best to help in the ways we believe are most helpful.
The foundation for the benevolence ministry at Grace Bible Church is the mercy God has extended through the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 8:9). Having received mercy from Christ by grace, we have become vessels of that mercy to others. The recipients of benevolence ministry at Grace Bible Church are any persons who come to us with needs, whether a part of our church body or not. However, in an effort to prove our commitment to those committed to us, we especially support the needs of our members. The reach of benevolence ministry extends to spiritual, physical, and practical needs.
We take walk-in benevolence meetings at the Grace Bible Church office, located at 1722 University Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655.
Walk-in meetings are held on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to noon; they are first come, first served. Those who come during other time frames will be asked to return on the next available Tuesday morning. Applications for financial assistance can be picked up from our offices during regular office hours if you would like to fill one out beforehand.
What About Members?
Members are encouraged to reach out to their shepherding elder if a benevolence need arises. His or her elder, in conjunction with at least one other elder, will then take the lead in determining the best next steps for assistance.