The Benevolence Committee is responsible for allocating and distributing funds for the greatest benefit to benevolent and missionary causes: to give assistance to the needy: and for promotion of the Christian faith.

The Church at Horseshoe Bay does not have an annual stewardship drive. The congregation generously supports the church and its ministries on an individual voluntary basis.
Currently the church budget allows 29% of undesignated contributions to be used for benevolence programs.

Applicant Qualifications

benevolenceBenevolence or agencies who have been suggested or requested to be considered for support will be asked to submit details of their goals or objectives, their beneficiaries and their Christian associations, endeavors or intentions. A written outline of this information in addition to financial statements should be provided to the Benevolence Committee at an agreed upon time.


The Committee will review the information submitted and will ask for additional information or notify the applicant of acceptance or rejection in a timely manner.


If a request is approved, a member of the Benevolence Committee will be assigned to monitor the organization and to maintain a close liaison to determine if the support should be modified, increased or discontinued. A review of the applicant’s information will be done annually.

Organizations and Programs Supported by the Benevolence Committee

Alpha Home– A treatment center providing services to chemically dependent women

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary– educates individuals for Christian ministry, service and leadership

Baptist University of the Americas– a university dedicated to the study of ministry from a Hispanic prospective

Boys and Girls Club– a youth development program for disadvantaged youth

Burnet County Meals on Wheels– delivers nutritious meals 5 days a week to qualified shut-ins

Burnet County MHR-MSC Camperships- sends special needs children to camp

Burnet County Pride- provides resources for infant developmental enrichment

C.A.S.A.– works with state protective services, attorneys and counselors in service to child victims

Camp Agape– a camp for children who have experienced the death of a parent or loved one

Camp John Marc– a camp to serve children with chronic illnesses and major physical disabilities

Camp of the Hills– a camp dedicated to sharing the love of Jesus Christ with inner city youth

Camp Peniel– a camp that serves both young people and adults in Christ-centered activities

Cherokee Home for Children– a home for children 2-17 years of age, providing guidance and introducing God’s word

Children’s Advocacy Center– provides services to physically and sexually abused children

Christmas for Others- provides Christmas gifts to needy children who live in this area

Christian Veterinary Mission– an organization that teaches a better way of life to people in third world countries.

Christian Women’s Job Corps– offers courses that teach job skills, parenting and budgeting to help women be productive members of society

Compassion International– a Christian ministry helping children in need around the world

Faith in Practice– a ministry improving the physical, spiritual and economic conditions of people through health-related programs

Family Crisis Center– provides shelter and support to victims of domestic violence

Haiti Share– a ministry designed to lead Haitians “from dependency to leadership.”

Hearts and Hands Student Mission

Habitat for Humanity– a ministry to help economically disadvantaged people create a better habitat in which to live and work

Helping Center– a program providing food and financial assistance to local citizens in need

Helping Hands Crisis Center– and organization that meets the short-term needs of food, financial and home repairs in crisis situations

Hill Country Community Action-Llano County Meals on Wheels– provides meals to shut ins

Joseph’s Food Pantry- provides food and clothing to local citizens in need

Kids Alive International– a ministry meeting physical and educational needs of children

Literacy Highland Lakes– a support system providing education to illiterate adults

O.A.R.S.– OARS, Older Adult Rural Services, helps impoverished seniors in rural
areas of Burnet and Llano Counties by providing food, funds for
utilities and medical and dental bills and any other justifiable needs.

Seton Care-a-Van– addresses the unmet health needs of children from low income families

Share the Joy Ministries– an evangelizing and medical mission in Mongolia providing health, therapy and educational materials for children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities

Sharing the Harvest– assists low-income families with food, rent, utilities, prescriptions and fuel in the Highland Lakes area

St. Frederick’s Baptist Church– provides lunches to supplement the 5-day Meals on Wheels program and serves a free Thanksgiving meal

St. Vincent DePaul– offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis

Volunteer in Mission– a ministry of the Church of Horseshoe Bay that builds casitas and ministers to physical and spiritual needs in villages in Mexico

Young Life Texas– an organization introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and faith

Youth Cue– develops youth choirs bringing young people together in world service