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.
Benevolence 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.