The Lake Forest Church Benevolence fund is reserved for the Ministry Partners and regular attenders of our church communities; helping them with basic needs and a hand up in their time of unexpected financial crisis. Assistance will be approved and a plan for action put in place when the request is in accordance with our Benevolence Fund Guidelines (Part 2 below) and agreed upon by the Benevolence Team. Pastoral recommendations will be considered when approving or denying requests. Any approved funds are granted as a gift, and repayment is not expected. The Benevolence Team will treat all Benevolence matters with sensitivity and confidentiality.
In an effort to care for those outside of our fellowship, we lovingly refer them to the coalition of ministries that serve our communities. We already partner with and provide financial support to these local non-profit ministries.