The purpose of the Benevolence Ministry is to demonstrate God’s love through meeting the needs of people who are facing financial difficulties. The SBC Benevolence committee does not discriminate based on color, race, religion, sex, ethnic, national origin or disability. The Benevolence committee may provide short-term (emergency) assistance to ensure that applicants have basic necessities (such as; food, clothing, housing, transportation, and medical assistance). Please note that this is based upon available church resources. The preferred method of providing any financial assistance to applicants will be directly to pertinent business providers. Please fill out the benevolence request form to provide the Benevolence committee and church administrators with current and accurate information about the subjects covered. The document is neither a substitute for independent legal consultation nor IRS instructions.